CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Buddhist meditation and depth psychology. 3. Purpose of Buddhist meditation. 4. Buddhist meditation techniques. 5. Prayer and meditation. 6. Living meditation living insight. 7. Reflections on meditation. 8. Creative living. 9. Self enlightenment. 10. Knowledge and meditation.
The Origin of Buddhist Meditation. The purpose of Buddhist meditation is to gain more than an intellectual understanding of this truth to liberate ourselves from the delusion and thereby put an end to both ignorance and craving. If the meditation does not produce results tending to this consummation results which are observable in the character and the whole attitude to life it is clear that there is something wrong either with the system or with the method of employing it. It is not enough to see lights, to have visions or to experience ecstasy. These phenomena are too common to be impressive to the Buddhist who really understands the purpose of Buddhist meditation. There are actual dangers in them which are apparent to one who also a students of psychopathology.