I love thinking really deep and getting to the bottom of whatever I may be thinking about. It’s sometimes hard to get to the deeper states and i was wondering if meditation would help me to get to those states of mind. Or would it do the opposite because it will help you to stay simple and not to think at a depth?

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  • There are two main types of Buddhist meditation – shamatha and vipashyana. Shamatha means to be in peace, and all the methods of shamatha meditation help to pacify our minds to reach a state of complete calm and peace. Vipashyana means insight or clear seeing. It means to have a clear vision of the nature of the universe and of the beings in it, to have a clear and correct perception of who we are, and of the true nature of things.

    Normally shamatha meditation comes first because it is considered that in order to be able to develop that clear vision of things one needs to have a stable and tranquil state of mind. This implies that shamatha meditation is just a means to lead the mind to vipashyana. A calm mind is not the goal in itself; the goal is vipashyana. Just to practise shamatha, no matter how fantastic the experience, is not the final solution because it is impermanent.

    It is important to practice some form of vipashyana. It is important to investigate the nature of reality, to question things. It is a way to discover the truth; and for that we have to analyse. In order to practice any method of vipashyana we have to have this attitude of questioning things. When we have this attitude, we are beginning to awake. The whole purpose of Buddhism is to wake up. To reach enlightenment means to fully wake up from the conditioning that is samsara. In order to wake up we have to want to wake up, and this is what bodhicitta means, a mind that aspires to be awake.

  • Hi Jinx,

    I believe so, hypnosis is faster.

    Anything that helps focus will help

    problem solving and thinking clearly.

    Best Wishes.

    Mars Mission.

  • yeah,i guess it works,mind excercises help u feel free, and throw away thought which bothers u.it really help make mind empty of needless thought and help u go to details.

  • If you are meditating that means you are slowing/stopping thought. So technically you won’t be thinking complicated/deep thoughts. But meditation CAN and does help you clear your mind so after meditating you may find your answers more easily.

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