Why meditation is important?
Here you will get to know the answer to your question, What is the purpose of meditation?. but before that, have you ever think off what is the meaning of our lives? We have defined goals and ambitions to be fulfilled, and we are working on them. When we achieve such goals, we will be happy. But until we fulfil our goal, we have to work hard with suffering and pains . some times it can be years or decades. At the point of achieving such goals, we become happy, and it’s only for a moment. After that, we are setting up new goals and continue to work on them.
Sadness and happiness
In our lives, we have suffered a lot more than being happy. you may agree with my argument, and don’t you need to come out of this suffering? The one and the only way is meditation. Think about why we suffer? The answer is, We are finding our happiness from outside (inside is ourselves). If it further explains, even we try to find happiness from travelling, its a materialistic happiness. It is not inner happiness and needs to have a lot of suffering to get small happiness. You are not born to suffer. So, that’s what the purpose of meditation, at least today as beginners.
What is inner happiness?
Inner happiness or inner peace means being happy with no connection to this materialistic world. Usually, happiness is coming to our mind when we achieve something or when we think about something we like. This inner peace is something different than that. If you haven’t tried out correct meditation yet, you may not know what is inner peace, and it is impossible to explain to someone who didn’t experience meditation. But it is the greatest happiness that a human can experience. It is very difficult to give a single answer to the question of how to meditate for beginners because the starting point depends on the person’s concentration ability.
Where can you find the correct meditation?
You can find correct meditation if you follow lord buddhas teachings about meditation. There we can find a guide to start doing meditate as beginners, how to keep growing our mind and benchmarks to analyse the progress. So, you should have an independent screening mechanism to analyse the progress and to check whether your path is right or not. You may think that it is unnecessary because when you do meditation, you can feel some good things and a fresh mind than previous. But meditation is more than that, and returns are uncountable. Therefore always find the correct path. With the right meditation, you will be able to understand nature. You will be able to get solved all of your problems, and for sure, “you will be able to find the next step of your meditation journey on your own“.
How to start doing meditate as beginners?
First of all, you should know why you should do meditation and what you can gain from meditation. I’m sure you have the correct idea about it. If we have a delicate mind, we will be able to understand the nature of everything and will be able to address any complex problem in our lives. The delicate mind starts with good concentrating ability. “Samadhi meditation” is the best tool to improve the concentrating ability and it is the path for a delicate mind. According to the lord buddhas teachings, meditation can start with “Anapanasathi” meditation (breathing meditation) which belongs to “Samadhi meditation”.
If you are a beginner for meditation, you may not be aware of proper meditation postures. Before we start doing meditation, we need to relax our body; that’s why posture is essential. It is almost impossible to meditate with having physical pains. So choose a posture you are comfortable with. But it is better to use the following posture.
Now let’s assume you are in the right posture, then close your eyes, and keep your body straight. Now try to concentrate on your body part by part. Observe whether you have pains in the head area? If yes, focus on the pain, and you can get relaxed your head by concentrating on the head; if you need, you can slightly open the mouth and check whether it helps to get out of the pain. Within the first few minutes, you will be able to get out of pain.
A way to start Breathing Meditation for Beginners
Now you are going to focus on breathing in and breathing out. Try to focus on the nose tip and see whether you can feel your breathing at the nose tip. Now keep only concentrate on breathing in and breathing out. The only thing you to do is, you should know, now I’m inhaling, and now I am exhaling. It’s just a sensation and doesn’t try to think or visualize. again, don’t try to think “now I am inhaling”, and now “I am exhaling”. If it further explains, you need to watch what is happening. But don’t try to think.
Initially, this may difficult for you, and your mind tends to go out, but it is natural. That’s natural, and the only thing you need to do is find some time for meditation every day. Some times this will take months, and when you continue to do this, at one point onward, you will not be able to sense your breathing anymore. It is a good sign of your concentration. And try to stay a little bit more after you experience this, and this way, you can start your meditation. When you experience these things, you will be able to find the next step on your own.
A destination for meditators
No one will stop doing meditation when experiences this situation. And happiness and everything you gain from meditation will last long, and if you wish to understand who you are, that understanding is the best thing that human can gain. If you are interested in this, find lord buddhas teachings. If you can visit Sri Lanka, you will be able to dig to the deep, and if you are going there to know those things, Sri Lankans will give all the stuff free. Accommodations, foods, and everything. Also, there are enough explanations you can find on youtube.
Few advantages of meditation for beginners
Good for physical and mental health
Pleasant to everyone
Better inter-personal skills
Easy healing for diseases
Ability get accurate decisions
Ability to “Think big.”
Meditation is not effective if you follow the wrong technique and also if you are not practising regularly. If we can start today doing meditate as beginners it is sure that our future will be bright. You can follow Wikipedia to acquire in-depth knowledge about meditation.