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WHAT IS MEDITATION?
PURPOSE OF MEDITATION
THREE MAIN KINDS OF MEDITATION
1. Single pointed meditation
2. Contemplative meditation
3. Visualization meditation
1. Single pointed meditation:
Precious human life "a golden chance"
Willingness to attain liberation
3. Visualization meditation:
There is nothing that Buddha does not know. Because he has
awakened from the sleep of ignorance and has removed all
obstructions from his mind, he knows everything of the past,
present, and future, directly and simultaneously. Moreover,
Buddha has great compassion which is completely impartial,
embracing all living beings without discrimination. He benefits
all living beings without exception by emanating various forms
throughout the universe, and by bestowing his blessings on their
Eventually, through meeting an emanation of Buddha in the form
of a Spiritual Guide, everyone will have the opportunity to
enter the path to liberation and enlightenment. Of all the ways
in which a Buddha helps living beings, the supreme way is by
appearing as a Spiritual Guide. Through his or her teachings and
immaculate example, an authentic Spiritual Guide leads his or
her disciples along the spiritual path to liberation and great
Shakyamuni is the Buddha specially assigned to help us the
beings of this era, so praying to him and reciting his mantra
"OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOHA" with pure motivation, strong
devotion and clear visualization helps us to find an authentic
and suitable Spiritual Guide.
Buddha taught that actually this world is pure, but as a result
of our own 'stained' mind, to us it appears impure and
unsatisfactory. Only if we manage to completely purify our mind,
even for an instant, the world will appear pure and complete as
it is. So, generally it is difficult to born in Pure land, coz
it requires complete purification of the mental stains.
But, Buddha Amitabha's Pure land is an exception. Because of the
special oath that he took and the power of his special prayers,
just recitation of his mantra "OM AMI DEWA HRI" with strong
devotion in him will result to born there. Once in the Buddha
Amitabha's Pure land Sukhawati (Land of happiness), one can
easily gain complete enlightenment. Buddha Amitabha's practice
is specially effective and appropriate for a person seeking to
go to the Sukhawati and become enlightened.
Other benefits of reciting the Avalokiteshvara mantra are;
easily find place conducive for spiritual practice, always be in
good circumstances, meet many virtuous friends, obtain a
complete human body suitable to study and practice Dharma,
always remain on the path of virtue, always lead morally correct
life, always come across many kind and harmonious people, earn
plenty of wealth and means of living, get protected and served
by others, never face the danger of theft and robbery, get
protected by powerful deities and wishes are fulfilled.
Meditation of Avalokiteshvara is specially effective and
appropriate for a person willing to be compassionate and kind to
By doing practice of Tara and reciting her mantra "OM TARE
TUTARE TURE SOHA" every day with pure motivation and strong
devotion; one collects unimaginably great amount of merit, never
falls in any painful circumstances, quickly attains the
Enlightenment, receives blessings from enumerable Buddhas, gets
the wishes related to health, wealth, business, job, having a
child, etc fulfilled, and get protected from all kinds of
danger. Meditation of Tara is specially effective and
appropriate for a person, who got great mission of virtue to
The eight brothers of the Medicine Buddha group are not only very powerful in healing disease, but also to purify negativities of both alive and dead. Meditation of Medicine Buddha is specially effective and appropriate for patients, doctors, therapists and the healers.
Vajrasattva is great deity of purification employed equally in
all levels of Tantric Buddhism. By doing practice of Vajrasattva
and reciting "OM VAJRA SATTAV HUM" with pure motive and strong
devotion, one can remove layers of impurities and clean the mind
stream, which will ultimately lead to freedom from cycles of
action, which cause the endless suffering and unhappiness.
Meditation of Vajrasattva is especially effective in removing
impurities and afflictions, so is the most suitable practice for
one who seeks to purify the mind.
Vajravidaran is famous deity of cleaning body and mind in the esoteric Buddhism. It is very powerful in cleaning body, speech and mind from all kinds of possible spiritual and material contaminants. For millenniums, great Tibetan yogis lived long, healthy and prosperous life by relying on the practice of Vajravidaran and recitation of his mantra "NAMO CHANDRA VAJRA KRODHAYA HULU HULU TISHTA TISHTA BENDA BENDA HANA HANA AMRITE HUM PHAT". Through the infinite power of Vajravidaran one can benefit self and others by cleaning body, speech and mind. Meditation of Vajravidaran is specially effective and appropriate for persons, who need to clean their body, mind or spirit from spiritual and physical contaminants. It is also helpful for the patients and healers in order to boost their physical and spiritual energy.
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