While you are extremely health conscious and pay a lot of attention to what goes inside your body, your mind may be full of clutter. Throughout the day and even when we sleep our mind is full of thoughts that keep running to and fro.
Stressful work at office as well as at home and mental tensions can leave you drained out. Problems in concentrating on work and losing temper for the smallest of things can be dangerous for your health and life. If you are finding it difficult to maintain a healthy mental balance then practicing Vipassana meditation can be helpful.
What does Vipassana mean?
The word Vipassana is composed of two parts—‘Vi’ which means in various ways and ‘passana’ which means seeing. So Vipassana means seeing in various ways.
What can Vipassana meditation do for me?
The ultimate purpose of Vipassana is to eradicate mental impurities from your mind altogether. Before that stage, there are benefits of tranquility, peace of mind and the ability to accept things as they come. Vipassana helps you to see things as they truly are, not as they appear to be. Things appear to be permanent, desirable and substantial, but actually they are not. Some of the real benefits of Vipassana
- Helpful for stress management and anger management
- Helps self transformation and self observation.
- Takes you through the common spot shared by your mind and body.
- Removes impurities of your mind
- Enables concentration on interrelations between your mind and body
- Helps understand the mental process
- Helps you to go deep within your self and discover yourself
- Helps you heal your sufferings
- Practice of Vipassana regularly helps control greed
- Helps face tensions and problems
- Increases awareness and helps make peace with yourself
- Helps attain self-control
- Helps control or stop day dreaming
- Helps face fear
Who needs Vipassana meditation?
Vipassana meditation is for the cure of diseases of the mind in the form of mental defilements like greed, hatred, delusion, etc. We all have these mental diseases almost all the time. In order to at least control them we need Vipassana meditation. So Vipassana is for all people.
When Vipassana is needed?
Since mental impurities are almost always with us, we need Vipassana meditation almost all of the time. There is no fixed time for the practice of Vipassana. Morning, during the day, before bed…anytime is the time for Vipassana. And Vipassana may be practiced at any age.
Do I have to be a Buddhist to practice Vipassana?
There is nothing which can be called particularly Buddhist in Vipassana meditation. There is no element of religion. It is a scientific investigation and examination of yourself. You just observe closely every thing that comes to you and is happening to you in your body and mind at the present moment.
Govt. Itself Wants You to Attend Vipassana Course?
A government resolution (GR) issued in connection to this order states that any government employee who produces the admission fee receipt of the Vipassana course and submits the certificate on completing the course, then he/she is entitled for 14 days’ commuted leave (medical leave taken on full pay). You can check multiple state Govt. dept & PSUs on the Global Pagoda website where you can download the form & submit to your department.
Vipassana Meditation Courses in India
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I just want to know about your opinion on Vipassana meditation. Have you heard about this technique before? Have you attended this course before?