“Life is painful, suffering is optional.”
― Sylvia Boorstein
The Benefits of Meditation
Seven Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
1. Purification of the mind
2. Overcoming sorrow and worry
3. Overcoming lamentation
4. Overcoming grief
5. Overcoming physical suffering
7. Nibbana (sometimes referred to as "Nirvana")
Nibbana means the cessation of all kinds of suffering.
The Buddha said Nibbana is in you. The place where you attain to Nibbana is your body and mind. Unless you have realized your body-mind processes you cannot attain Nibbana.
The are multiple benefits of meditation on various levels - from stress reduction, to whole-person well-being, happiness, and the alleviation of suffering and liberation of the heart and mind.
When we meditate, we can achieve: