The Benefits of Meditation

As expound by Vijja Dhammakaya group.


1. Personal Benefits for the Meditator
The mind: the mind feel at ease, calm and peaceful. Memory will also improve. Personality: self-confidence will be improved. The true nature of calm will be apparent. Anger will diminish, leaving only the feeling of kindness towards others. Daily life: will be increased in quality in the new-found absence of stress. The results of work or study will be much more successful. The meditator can enjoy health of both body and mind. Ethics & Decision-Making: a right understanding of that which is good and that which is bad, will be clearly seen for any given situation. Important decisions will cause less worry because the meditator understands the outcome of his actions. The meditator can refrain from harmful actions and decisions, instead being content and confident about choices he makes.


2. Benefits for the Meditator's Family
Peace and Success: Family life will be more peaceful, through the increased ability of each member to maintain self-discipline and respect towards each other. Parents will be better able to lead the family success fully. Problem-Solving: Family members will be more successful in worldly ways: learning to honor their duties. Whenever problems arise, everyone can calmly co-operate to towards solving them.


3. National Benefits
Peaceful Society: Most grave social problems originate from mind degeneration. If everybody learns to meditate and live peacefully, "endemic" problems like crime and drug abuse will be diminished. National benefits of self-discipline: The ability of individuals to be self-disciplined is improved simply through keeping to the routine of meditation and following moral precepts. Honesty will improve the atmosphere of trust and the life of the community will be of a better quality. Progress towards a caring society: As a result of meditation, the peacefulness of life can be more widely enjoyed and there will be a more widespread willingness to participate in social work for the benefit of others.


4. Spiritual Benefits
Understanding Eternity: All people, with or without their own faith can deepen the understanding of their own spirituality through meditation. Meditators of all faiths, through the practice of meditation, can explore their own faith in depth, particularly with reference to the understanding of eternity in their chosen faith. Inspiration: Inspiration in your own spiritual tradition is strengthened as the meditator comes to realize the profound happiness that can be found through meditation. Moral Support: The meditator's own spiritual tradition will be maintained as newcomers have a better under standing of moral conduct and self-discipline.