Relation of Fourth Noble Truth with Buddhist Meditation
Buddhism, through the fourth noble truth is then closely
linked to Buddhist meditation. It was transformed into a method
or discipline of releasing people from the bondage of negative
feelings and enhancing the nature of human life. This part
of the Dhamma is known as the Noble Eightfold Path, which
encompasses lessons that can influence the personal and social
aspect of one's life.
Buddhist Meditation for Psychological Problems
It may be understood therefore that the cause of everyone's
agony is psychological. Logic would tell us that the cure
would be psychological as well. Thus, Buddhism designed mind
exercises called the Buddhist meditation, aimed to cure these
psychological problems. However, the Buddhist meditation is
often confused with other practices that that claim to have
possessed powers after engaging in meditation, which is totally
in contrast to the Eightfold Path.
Peaceful Life with Buddhist Meditation
Some people view meditation, Buddhist meditation included,
as a higher state of the pious life. That meditation is a
step towards sainthood or being a holy person. Meditation
is not an act of converting a sinner to have a deeper commitment
to his religion. But it is just a good instrument to free
oneself from the clutter that fills the mind in order to have
a more serene life.
Goals of Buddhist Meditation
The goals of Buddhist meditation do not differ much from
the other methods of meditation. Specifically though, Buddhist
meditation aims to get rid of the dukkha and attain Nibbana.
According to many Buddhist meditation practitioners, Nibbana
is too difficult to put into words. But they describe it as
the highest point of moral and psychological maturation.
Since Buddhist meditation, like any other technique, is a
personal experience which brings about self-fulfillment, it
must be practiced according to one's conviction and faith
that enlightenment and bliss are attainable.