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Meditation

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Transcript of Meditation

Meditation
Samatha Meditation
Loving/Kindness Meditation
(Metta Bhavana)
Loving and kindness meditation is supposed to focus on loving others and caring for others wellbeing.
Metta Bhavana helps us mentally learn how to interact and forgive people around us

Vipassana Meditation
It's a technique to realize truths such as impermanence, suffering, and "no self".
Gives an understanding of how to see clearly into the nature of the mind.
Rid yourself from the worldly pleasures.

Was Vipassana Discorvered by the Buddha (Siddhartha)?" Meditation. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2014.
"Buddhist Meditation." - Religion Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2014.
Conclusion
Siddhartha’s journey through enlightenment is influenced greatly from the practice of meditation which is an important part of reaching enlightenment.
Transcendental Meditation
Is a technique to detach oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization through meditation
The focus is on the breath to change one's state of being.
This method leads to leaving the body, which is the aim of the practice.
Citations
Bair, Asatar. "8 Basic Kinds of Meditation (And Why You Should Meditate On Your Heart)." IAM University of the Heart RSS. N.p., 12 June 2010. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
"Buddhist Meditation." - Religion Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2014.
Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha. New York: New Direction, 1951. Print.
Fronsdal, Gil. "Mindfulness Meditation as a Buddhist Practice." Insight Meditation Center. Feb. 2006. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.
"Lovingkindness Meditation” | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation." Lovingkindness Meditation | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation. Wildmind. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.
"Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse About Siddhartha." About Siddhartha. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2014.
Was Vipassana Discorvered by the Buddha (Siddhartha)?" Meditation. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2014.
Practiced to attain a higher concentration of the mind
The main idea of the meditation is to focus on a single object or concept to achieve this goal
This type of mediation takes a good amount of practice because at first your mind way wander until you get full concentration

Fronsdal, Gil. "Mindfulness Meditation as a Buddhist Practice." Insight Meditation Center. Feb. 2006. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.
Connection to Siddhartha
Connection to
Siddhartha
Siddhartha uses transcendental meditation to change his state of being by becoming the heron and going through a life cycle. He also becomes the dust of the earth.
Background - Siddhartha
Siddhartha is a novel written by Hermann Hesse that is about the spiritual journey of self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment taken by Siddhartha. Meditation has helped along his journey to reach enlightenment.

Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha. New York: New Direction, 1951. Print.
Meditation
Connection to Siddhartha
Metta Bhavana is practiced in Siddhartha when Siddhartha is at the river and sees the faces of all the people he loves from his father’s painful expression to the beauty of Kamala
Meditation is believed to be a significant part of Buddhist religion. It is a way to help people “separate themselves from their thoughts and feelings.”
Siddhartha practices Samatha meditation to gain self-denial and practice, after he joins the Samanas.
Connection To Siddhartha
Siddhartha uses Vipassana meditation throughout his experience as a Samana. He suffered a lot of pain such as hunger. He gives up food, clothing, and possessions.
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