The History of Meditation
Meditation has been used for millennia primarily:
- The spiritual practice of silencing the mind and introducing the focus
- which closes the worry of the world and
- enters into a essentially relaxing, trance-like unity with God and / or everything .
It is self-evident that self-management discipline is at all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Meditation develops self-management by focusing the mind on
- a mantra or prayer,
- voice, or
- consistently aligns the mind into focus when he wanders or returns to his usual chatter.
The mind may replace the mind and negativity with calm, peace, happiness and purity.
Where did meditation come from?
Meditation has long been humanity's "civilized" – if ever staring at a campfire and the changed state of hypnotic dance was thought to understand the flames, you can understand that the early man came to these changed states of religion practice.
Even today, many meditators sang the rhythmic, repetitive mantras in order to enter into a lower brain activity state of meditation or a changed state of consciousness – a practice that originated from prehistoric times.
Archaeological evidence suggests that there are yogic practices in Indus Valley in India since 5000 years.
Written evidence that meditation was definitely a spiritual practice of the Indian Vedas. For 500 years BC, meditative traditions were held in China and the Zen tradition evolved. Both Hindu and Buddhist meditative traditions are widespread throughout the world. Meditation and Religion
Meditation is central to any major religion (Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity). But as a religious practice, he called another name – prayer. Many of these traditions include breathing techniques such as Indian yogic traditions, as well as songs, special positions, and scripts.
Western Christian traditions are different from others because they do not require an audible repetition of a sentence.
In the 12th century, Benedictine monks developed formal steps for meditation – "read, think, pray, and contemplate" which, if we look at the boundaries through all meditative traditions, is the same everywhere. Man learns, thinks, asks for guidance, and listens to intuitive guidance when he enters. At the same time, in Japan, Zazen or sitting meditation, he became one of the Japanese Buddhist monks.
Meditation and the West
Yoga and Meditation in the 1960s reached the great Western period. Secularized versions of ancient traditions appeared outside the formal religions. Today, yoga and meditation also serve to relieve stress as a means of personal growth and relaxation.
Perhaps the most well-known meditation icon is the Buddha, which decorates rooms in homes and temples around the world – almost always in the position of the individual lotus, with eyes closed, the image of tranquility and enlightenment.
Meditation is becoming more and more popular as more and more people are getting rid of the stress and negativity prevalent in modern life – it seems very good and natural to return to the earliest practice of mankind. beginning.