So I was online in a community forum of sorts the other day trying to be helpful and someone asked the question of ‘what is the goal of ____ and Vipassana meditation’ I thought I’d share with you one of the best sources on the topic…this is for those of you out there that, like myself, have found a love of a daily meditation practice:
“”Liberation can be gained only by practice, never by mere discussion,” S. N. Goenka has said. A course in Vipassana meditation is an opportunity to take concrete steps towards liberation. In such a course the participant learns how to free the mind of the tensions and prejudices that disturb the flow of daily life. By doing so one begins to discover how to live each moment peacefully, productively, happily. At the same time one starts progressing towards the highest goal to which mankind can aspire: purity of mind, freedom from all suffering, full enlightenment.”
What I find cool about Vipassana is it is open to everyone and doesn’t require you to be Buddhist or any other religion…just come as you are and try it out. Pretty cool and open if you ask me.
Now if all the terminology and depth of the Vipassana stuff is too much for you or you’re not into any ‘brand’ of meditation techniques… another one I really dig is this book that a friend turned me onto called “Mindfulness in Plain English”
The title is wonderfully direct and is exactly what the book is about. It’s probably one of the best explanations on ‘mindful mediation’ that I’ve come across.
Ok, that’s my share for the day. I hope you all are having an awesome day.
And Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I hope you’re enjoying the spirit of the season and spending some quality time with friends and family.