How can Zen help you in your life? By Forum July 19, 2010 0 - Advertisement - I know that Zen Meditation is detachment etc.. But If you become good at Zen Meditation can you actually become successful in life, with money , marriage etc..? Can Zen help? I know Buddhism is against any of that.Thanks - Advertisement - Tagsmeditation Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt Tumblr Mix Digg LINE Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Name* Email* Website Name* Email* Website 4 Comments Most Voted Newest Oldest Inline Feedbacks View all comments PC User 10 years ago Buddhism isn’t against it, just against *wanting* any of it so if its a tertiary objective on the lower part of your list it should be fine Meditation can help with logic, thinking and stress 0 Reply Herodotus 10 years ago When you meditate you are letting go of expectations and the constant chatter of your mind. You have a chance to sit quiet, and feel yourself in the moment, aware and alive. You must find your own way. Prescribed paths lead you to follow instruction rather than find awareness. Zen instruction is a matter of questions with little to do with detections. What is the usefulness of being more clearly aware? I will leave that to you to find out, if you wish. 0 Reply Mawkish 10 years ago Two points: what does ‘being good’ at meditation mean? How do you measure success? 0 Reply Something Smells Fishy 10 years ago For me zen meditation reduces my stress level and my anger. It allows me to focus more at work and avoid procrastinating. That alone helps me in relationships and at my job. But zen won’t magically get you a wife or a better job, etc. 0 Reply Related The Trappist monk Thomas Merton saw the connections between Christianity and Zen, do you? does anybody know any interesting facts about the Buddha Siddhartha Gautama? Does anyone know how to play Eye of the Tiger on the accordion? Do you believe in or see auras? How confident are you about Obama and his effect on the economy? LaVeyan Satanists, is it true that Anton LaVey named his religion specifically to tweak Christians?