18 January 2554
Meditation for Beginners
Source of Willpower
By Luang Phaw DhammajayoWe are born as human beings and it is natural that we have to confront both positive and negative changes throughout our lives. No matter what economic or social situation we come from, there are equal chances that we will experience a crisis in our lives. Suffering is the constant for all humankind; everyone has to deal with one problem or another regardless of whether it is big or small. These problems could range from thwarted desires to being separated from people or things w e love. These unfortunate events occur throughout our lives, causing distress and discouragement.Some people turn to drugs, alcohol, gambling or other distractions to temporarily forget their unhappiness. Resorting to these things is not the correct way to resolve one’s problems. If we have to face misfortune over and over again, we would have to face misfortune over and over again, we would have to go through the same distress because our minds lack the proper fortitude. Since we cannot keep adversity from finding us, we can strengthen the mind against despair and depression.Meditation is a great way to help us develop the iron willpower to confront emotions and thoughts that make us weak. As soon as we attain inner happiness from meditation, the mind will be strong. Its fortitude comes from a wisdom derived from our pure inner selves. As we continue keeping our minds calm and focused at the centre of the body, we will experience an internal awakening. We will be able to understand the truth of life thoroughly and consequently change our behavior in a positive way. We will resolve to lead a life that is pure in action, speech, thought, devoid of grief, sadness, resentment and regrets.Therefore, when we focus our minds in the centre of our bodies, we will feel more joy compared to if we focused on our worries. When our minds are clouded with worry, we cannot free ourselves from distress. We attach our minds to those things and bring them back to us. However, when our minds focus on the inner crystal sphere, we will feel contentment and leave all other things behind.
Source of Willpower
We are born as human beings and it is natural that we have to confront both positive and negative changes throughout our lives.Dhamma Articles > Meditation Articles and Techniques > Meditation for Beginners
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