Buddhism and Meditation
Meditation allows the mind to focus on the present moment and achieve an inner state of calmness. Meditation is an essential practice to most Buddhists as they seek within for the truth and understanding of Buddha’s teachings. Moreover, they seek enlightenment, or Nirvana which is freedom from ceaseless suffering and being fully alive and present in one’s life.
Use the Buddha Crystal Figurine to sit in stillness and peace while meditating and pausing for a few moments of introspection. Additionally, light a candle and cleanse your space with Sage to clear out negative energy and bring harmony.
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How did Buddhism begin?
We often wonder where did Buddhism originate from. Buddhism began about 2500 years ago when a prince named Siddhartha Gautama began to question his sheltered and luxurious life in the palace. He left the palace and saw four sights: a sick man, an old man, a dead man and a monk. These sights are said to have shown him that even a prince cannot escape illness, suffering and death.
The sight of the monk told Siddhartha to leave his life as a prince and become a wandering holy man. Thereafter, he began to seek answers to profound questions. Some questions included “Why must people suffer?” and “What is the cause of suffering?”
Moreover, Siddartha spent many years doing many religious practices such as praying, meditating, and fasting until he finally understood the basic truths of life. This realization occurred after sitting under a Poplar-fig tree in Bodh Gaya, India for many days, in deep meditation. He gained enlightenment, or Nirvana, and was given the title of Buddha, which means Enlightened One.
Three Universal Truths of Buddha
Consequently, when you meditate with your Buddha Crystal Figurine, you can repeat the three universal truths of Buddha to amplify your desired intentions:
- Everything in life is impermanent and always changing.
- Because nothing is permanent, a life based on possessing things or persons doesn’t make you happy.
- There is no eternal, unchanging soul and “self” is just a collection of changing characteristics or attributes.