Vipassana Meditation – The Technique


Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of  India’s most ancient techniques of meditation.  It was rediscovered  by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as  a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.

This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of  mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full  liberation.  Healing, not merely the curing of diseases, but the  essential healing of human suffering, is its purpose.

Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation.  It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which  can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the  physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that  continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.  It  is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common  root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in  a balanced mind full of love and compassion.

The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings,  judgements and sensations become clear.  Through direct experience,  the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces  suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood.  Life  becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion,  self-control and peace.

 

Courtesy – www.dhamma.org

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