Importance Of Meditation In Buddhism

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Meditation as Medication in Buddhism Meditation is the act of the individual being able to focus their mind for a certain time period by either chanting for their religion or spiritual reasons as a way of relaxation. Meditation dates back thousands of years, possibly as early as the ancient times. Siddhartha, better known as the Buddha, proclaimed that suffering is nothing more than just an abstract and it can be lessened through self-awareness. Meditation is very renown in Buddhism and it is a common practice still taught today. With meditation, there are many health benefits that may reduce or eliminate any conditions or diseases.
Meditation existed long before the Prince Siddhartha. Before Siddhartha reached nirvana, he set out a journey in search of the truth. He was able to study with the wisest teachers, which helped him on his journey. One day, he sat under the Bodhi tree and began to meditate. The Buddha stated, “I will not leave his spot until I find an end to suffering.” (Instilling Goodness School, Unit 1: Enlightenment). It was on this night when Mara, the demon of temptation, tried to tempt him from his path. Mara first sent his three beautiful daughters in attempt to seduce him. He later sent bolts of lightning along with heavy wind and rain. His last attempt into temptation was sending his demonic armies along with weapons. The
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Research shows it is able to train the mind to do things the way you want it to be done. It has also proven that meditation is able to balance the chemicals in the brain that controls the mood swings. They are claiming that it has been able to help reduce the effects of cancer that control the rapid growth at which the cancerous cells are able to multiply and harm the body. (Jack McCoy, Meditation Research). Stress is also very harmful and can lead to many conditions such as high blood pressure and other heart

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