SMARATUNGGA SEKOLAH TINGGI ILMU AGAMA BUDDHA

POPULARIZING MEDITATION PRACTICE BY USING SIMPLE TECHNIQUES

  • Abstract

    • When we see the Buddhist laity community spread all over the country, it makes us realize that they too deserve the experience of the sweetness and beauty of the Buddha’s teachings . Monastics live their way of life in order to attain the highest achievement of practicing Buddha Dhamma, which is liberation (nibbana). But, how about the laity who sees this liberation as too far for them to reach, as compared to the sangha members who live as monastics? Therefore, it needs wisdom to deal with this matter, without changing the essence of the teaching. It should be compared to what the Buddha told his first sixty students as Dhamma teachers, “preach Dhamma for the happiness of all beings”; and we should therefore remember that dharma is a dynamic thing living in each person’s life. It is a gradual practice, based on each person’s ability, so that he or she can have a better understanding of the truth of dharma which leads to enlightenment. In the end, it will result in liberation itself. The Buddha suggested this gradual method to the people for them to learn, practice, and live their lives in the right path so that they can finally achieve liberation.

  • Keyword

    • Meditation, Simple Techniques
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