Man and Reasoning1001048 Buddhist Mediation: Samatha and Vipassana Meditation
Outline Introduction to Samatha and Vipassana meditation Mind development concept of both Samatha and Vipassana meditation Benefits of Samatha and Vipassana meditation both individually and socially An example applying for the concepts
Introduction to Samatha Samatha meditation: calms the mind and develops one pointed concentration and positive emotions. Samatha meditation is practiced to attain higher concentration of the mind, peaceful and blissful living and the cessation of suffering.
Introduction to vipassana Vipassana mediation: builds on the calmness, focus, and positive emotion generated in Samatha meditation. Helps to develop an awareness of the impermanence, interconnectedness, and the contingent nature of our experience. The vipassana meditations include contemplation on impermanence, the six element practices, and contemplation on conditionally.
Changes in self-conceptfollowing Vipassana meditation Encouraged to engage in what he called the “deconstruction of self ” by paying close attention to the transitory nature of their self-representations. It is believed the sustained awareness of cognitive and sensory phenomena will lead to realization that unnecessary suffering results when attempts are made to attach to any thing within the impermanent flux of human experience.
Changes in self-conceptfollowing Vipassana meditation Other terms for Vipassana practice include “insight meditation” or simply “mindfulness” this form of meditation is gaining increased recognition, and several studies have shown positive outcome following the application of interventions based on insight meditation procedure
Changes in self-conceptfollowing Vipassana meditation Vipssana is often based upon first establishing a degree of „ collectedness‟ from Samatha practice and then allowing thoughts and sensation to arise. We notice the thought, feeling or sensation, perhaps name it. For example, „ anger‟ or „ boredom‟ and then allow whatever has arisen to pass a way. We gradually realize that all thoughts are impermanent, linked with dissatisfaction, and impersonal.
Benefits for both individual andsocially The way to help meditation practitioners to have calm and a peaceful mind. The source of serenity and a real happiness.
Benefits for both individual andsocially Good for all human being for their mental and mind development. The way to train our minds to develop insight and wisdom. The way to clear and to purify our mind form impurities.
Benefits for both individual andsocially The way to train our minds to be free from all kinds of mental defilement, such as hatred, selfish desire, greed, and ignorance.
Samatha and VipassanaMeditation Similarities: A form of mental concentration that leads ultimately to enlightenment and spiritual freedom. It occupies a central place in all forms of Buddhism, but has developed characteristic variations in different Buddhist traditions
Samatha and VipassanaMeditation Difference: When the mind goes out in samatha meditation it must be brought back to primary object, focusting the mind on the respiration. The Samatha mediation must not observe the wandering thought or thinking mind. He does not need realize any mentality or physicality.
Samatha and VipassanaMeditation Differences: But the vipassana mediator needs to realize impermanence, unsatisfactory end the impersonal nature of the wandering, thinking mind. He must observe the wandering thoughts, the thinking mind as it really occurs, noting „wandering, wandering‟, „thinking, thinking‟, „imagining, imagining‟.
Samatha and VipassanaMeditation Differences: Samatha Meditation (Bhavana, Kamatthana) in Buddhism. Each type has a different goal and requires a different technique of practice. Vipassana Meditation (Insight Meditation, Satipatthana)-The goal is to observe our Body and Mind (Rupa and Nama)- as they truly are until the Wisdom arises. It will realize that the Body and Mind are not we nor belong to us.
Conclusion Samatha and Vipassana meditation encourage people calm and deconstruction. Training your mind to be wisdom and mind development. Free from selfish desire and ignorance. Concentrate on mind and peaceful.