Benefits of Meditation ~ How to Reduce Your Personal Suffering by Awakening to Buddha’s “Four Noble Truths”
Luke 12:24 ~ consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Here is one misunderstood scripture. Jesus is suggesting that to experience the Kingdom of God, one needs to be fully present. This is where the ideas of Jesus and Buddha merge.
Awaking to the "Four Noble Truths: is similar to what Jesus taught in Judea. In fact, many Christians glide right past that scripture offering no idea on what it means, In fact, being always present is what Jesus as well as Buddha taught. In this way, there messages were similar.
The "Four Noble Truth" came to Buddha when he was sitting under the Bodhi tree. It was Buddha that was walking all over Asia, both in India and China trying to discover the meaning of life. It took sitting under the Bodhi tree quietly, before the whole meaning of life, to Buddha and the world, emanated.
In this topic, we will discuss Buddha's findings. Also, it is claimed by some that Buddhism is not really a religion but a philosophy, but more important it is a human skill if adopted will change your life forever.
That is where mindfulness entered, which science today is finding is one's best way to be happy. Let me explain why in our next rendition.
The whole idea of the “Four Noble Truths” discovered by Buddha as he sat meditating under the Bodhi tree is that all people suffer.
The reason we suffer is because of attachment to things that give us pleasure. It is as if we humans set ourselves up to suffer as we push for good things to happen rather than letting life happen on its own. So when things don’t go our way, we suffer emotionally.
Buddha suggests that there is a solution to end suffering. It is the cessation of suffering that Buddha suggests is removed if we stop trying to force good outcomes.
Living from intention is slightly different way to approach life and allows us to set goals, but allow for their appearance on its own. Instead, a person will hope a good thing may happen to her, but not force results. Therefore if one hopes, and it doesn’t happen, there is no emotional downer one experiences.
Also, cessation also occurs as one’s meditative practice gets better and one is able to fine tune her mindfulness practice whenever she experiences any emotional attachment set up in her mind.
That is how meditation can act as a solution to one’s daily suffering, and through breath, let go of any feelings of attachment and eliminate suffering and for one to become happy again.
To further the cessation of suffering, this is where meditation and practice daily overtime can reduce one’s need towards attachment and create less and less suffering until the need of mental attachment and suffering finally STOPS.
However, in the case of most human beings attachments usually never stop, but one now has a skill set by using meditation through mindfulness towards its reduction. That is what mindfulness is all about is discovering the skill of its cessation of suffering whenever any attachment need arises.