BUDDHIST CONCEPT OF BARE ATTENTION
It is a well-known fact that Buddhism is uniquely different from other religions, relying on the fact that the former is enriched with various techniques of meditation. Meditation plays an important role in Buddhism for it is widely considered as a highly important factor for liberation. In general, there are two kinds of Buddhist meditation, namely samathabhavanā and vipassanabhavanā. The first type of meditation refers to meditation which brings the calmness of mind, while the second is known as insight meditation which when practiced produces proper insight into the nature of things. It is this latter type of meditation which is reckoned by Buddhists as being genuine Buddhist meditation, for besides directly leading to liberation, it has been discovered by the Buddha only.
- Buddhist, Bare Attention
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