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Why some people cannot meditate?

by | Sep 27, 2023 | Buddha, Buddha, Commitment, Meditation, Purushartha, Samadhi, Self- Realization, Truth


Why some people cannot meditate?



Many people asked the Buddha why they couldn’t meditate? Here’s what Buddha said…

Many spiritual practitioners during Buddha’s time were following the Vedic techniques of meditation and Samadhi. They could still their minds only during meditation. But soon after, the mind would come back to its noisy state very quickly. Therefore, they did not experience much of a change in their nature. They still had anger, hatred, jealousy, competitiveness, etc. They were expecting that breath control, asanas, or mantras would take away all negativity which was a wrong understanding. They were not making any efforts from their side to dissolve these impurities of the mind. Thus Buddha laid down the path clearly.

Step 1: Sheel – Morality

Take vows to get over internal negativity and stick to the vow even at the cost of friendship, name, fame, money, etc. To help with keeping the vows, attending a weekly knowledge session of Buddha’s sutras was encouraged.

Step 2: Samadhi – Meditation leading to Samadhi

If the inner environment is free from negativism then only can meditation lead one to Samadhi. If the inner cleanliness is not attained, even if one might meditate 2-3 times a day, he will NOT reach Samadhi even in 100 years of practice. Therefore, one must practice Sheel extremely sincerely at any cost to progress to Samadhi.

Step 3: Panya – Self-realization 

Only the higher states of Samadhi can evoke Self-realization. Inner wisdom starts sprouting gradually for a Samadhistha and he soon attains the Supreme Truth.

So what are you waiting for? Adopt a New perspective to get rid of Inner Negativity. Let’s start with Step 1. Get a morality upgrade by joining the FREE ONLINE Buddha sutras weekly knowledge session with Ekta from Oct 6-8, 2023. Send an email to OPEN to ALL sincere spiritual seekers from all walks of life.

Buddham sharanam gacchami!

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  1. Ravi. Khanna

    Ekta ji
    Namaste. I thoroughly enjoy reading your knowledge sessions online and Q & A’s
    I want to send a small donation for your organization but couldn’t find the address where I can send a check.
    Please advise
    Thanks 🙏
    Ravi Khanna

  2. Sushil kumar

    JaiGurudev di

    The same thing is being reflected in Yama and Niyama of patanjali Sutra

    • Gnyana Sangha

      There are only 5 yamas and 5 niyamas dear. There are 300+ vows on the Buddha’s path 🙂


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