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  • Hi.
    As you know, there are many different ways.
    but I want to share the way I do.
    I am a Buddhist and I chant everyday.It’s like a spiritual work out.
    The core of the teaching is that everyone has unlimited
    wisdom, courage and compassion and strong vitality by nature.
    so focusing unlocking and bringing out these qualities rather than
    focusing on eliminating some negative aspect our lives.
    It helps me so much . Because it affects my attitude and my perspective.
    for more info ,check this website.
    http://www.sgi.org
    http://www.sgi-usa.org

  • First of all – there are many different types of buddhist meditation. Vipassana, Zen, Mindfulness, etc…

    The term “meditation” means exercise of the mind. There are many exercises of the body aren’t there? So of course there are many exercises of the mind too!

    Talking purely of mindfulness of the breath, which is a simple meditation most people begin with, yes there are many many many benefits. Including:

    1) Training mental focus
    2) Emotional mastery/freedom (anger management etc)
    3) Pain tolerance
    4) Reaching enlightenment (freedom from all suffering forever)
    5) Training awareness
    6) Relaxation
    7) Training willpower
    8) Scientifically measurable increase in the left pre-frontal cortex in the brain which is typically associated with emotions such as happiness and compassion (google the studies – “mindfulness happiness science study”)

    Good luck, practice well! 🙂

    Rich
    http://www.therealmind.com

  • Eastern Meditation seeks to appease the body while enhancing the psychic dimension of (wo)man ; in such a state, the person experiences relaxation, peace and harmony ; the danger of this quest is the possibility of reawakening preternatural abilities through Trance and the opening of what some call “the third eye” ; Seeking an altered state of consciousness (Trance) is at best imprudent and at worst, a way to become demonically possessed or oppressed. The reason Trance can result in possession is because of the way it weakens the body while enhancing psychic consciousness and preternatural abilities, opening a pathway between the realm of spirits and the defenseless victim. When the “third eye” is “open” it exposes the psyche of the victim to the whims of demons who wreck havoc with ones health, emotional and psychological well-being, spiritual life, relationship and work… Causing such things as physical pains, mental confusion, psychological illnesses, depression, horrifying hallucinations and visions, diabolical nightmare and auditory taunting voices from nowhere…
    In contrast, the Christian understanding of the human person as designed by God is that it includes both body and soul and that both need to remain together in the process of healing and sanctification ; to enhance the spiritual at the expense of due respect for the body is a form of heresy (gnosticism) that was condemned very early on by the Church, that perpetuates or worsen the fragmentation of the person introduced during the Fall and which ultimately denies the material reality of both the Incarnation and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • Buddhism is about peace and love, but they usually don’t know God, our Creator. Christianity is about peace, love, and knowing God. Know that God can help you live a better life if you want Him to help you. You can have a personal relationship with God by saying the prayer below. God is our Creator, all-knowing, all-powerful, eternal, holy, love. God loves us and sent us His Son, Jesus Christ, so we can go to heaven if we know and follow Him. Forever means without end — time on and on without death. Forever is what happens after we die. Either we go to heaven and be with God forever, or we go to hell which is very bad and painful forever. The good people who are saved believers in Jesus Christ go to heaven. The bad people go to hell. We need to know and follow God in this world to get to heaven in the next world. We follow God by loving and obeying Him and loving others for Him. Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is our bridge to God. Jesus died on the cross to cancel our sins. We need to accept Jesus into our life as our Lord and Savior forever to receive God’s blessing and forgiveness plus go to heaven to be with God forever after we die. This is about being a born-again Christian. Faith in God is a gift from God. You can pray for faith in God. Just speak out and ask God for the faith to believe in Him and to follow Him. Some people find faith in God when they realize the beauty in the world is made by God. Evolution can’t explain the world’s natural beauty, for example, the parks in the world, animals, flowers, peacocks, sunsets, butterflies, rainbows, etc. After you have your faith on, you can pray a sinner’s prayer to be a born-again Christian. This prayer is very important and should be said with a sincere heart and faith in God. This is the prayer: “Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and that Jesus Christ is the sacrifice for our sins. I have done the following sins (state these out) and I pray to discontinue these sins. I pray to receive Jesus Christ into my life as my Lord and Savior forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.” I’m Lutheran and I like the Baptist churches too. You could check out a Christian church and also see about their weekly Bible study group as a good way to learn about God’s will for your life. You can pray to God about your daily life and have a Christian church pray for you.

  • Some people report they do have temporary help from buddhist meditation, but rarely they have peace that comes from Jesus. It’s not the kind of peace the world gives us.

  • Yes

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    Oh, you want details?
    A fixity of attention that brings calm and peace of mind. The ability to concentrate better, and eventually Satori

  • yes it does. Buddhist meditation is originates from yoga and when done right can be extremely effective. and by that i mean if you know where to concentrate….

  • it really helps. hard to explain but clearing your mind is the way to understanding. and to the catholic who said no, catholics are very into guided meditation. did it at catholic school.

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