Meditation - the process of healthy and successful life


Concentration is necessary to achieve all goals or to accomplish any feats and so it is advised before starting any new task that one should do it with meditatively meaning controlling all mental diversions and keeping it focused at one point could lead to any or all accomplishments in life.

It is not necessary to have a silent zone or a forest to meditate but one does needs to be devoid of projections. A noiseless environment minus any projections directed on to you is considered as an ideal place for meditation.
Devotion is considered as useful in every field, when the devotion in a group is also considered harmless. As are the trends in temples, churches and mosques of devotees attending in groups for prayers and in such an environment one is neither perturbed by the public around them nor is there any lack in concentration. Contemplation in one direction or towards one goal helps in concentrating even in large gatherings. Extreme solitude is required for scientific and materialistic research and analysis but for concentration and devotion solitude is not required. The solution to the versatility of mind and to raise concentration the best possible way is meditation. Even failures are not due to lack of resources or objective situations but due to the versatility of mind. Apathy towards physical capabilities is laziness and not putting the mental capabilities to challenge is negligence. Both these enemies of human success are given birth by versatility of the mind. The main objective of meditation is to direct all capabilities of mind in one direction by retention of all mental versatilities.

Objectives of meditation:
1] To overcome and control unnecessary mental attributes.
2] To use reined mental capabilities for obtaining set goals.
3]  To increase mental capability and brilliance through concentratioin.
4]  To centralize will power at one point.
5]  To uncover the yet to be identified layers of consciousness through mental capabilities.
6] To take off unnecessary rituals.
7] To promote and progress moral virtues.
8] To maintain balance in turbulent situations.
9] To remain happy and in bliss in every situation.
10] Initiating meditation to keep control over thought process.

The glory of meditation in the 'Chandogya-Upanishad' - In the seventh section of seventh chapter the glory of meditative yoga is explained in detail. Meditation and realization of yoga is accepted as the higher class of devotion. Vocal attribute prevails over pronunciation, good senses prevail over vocal capabilities, resolution further prevails over good senses and above them all is mind. And only abstract over mind is meditation. Pronunciation, chanting, silence, prevailing over good senses and the initiation of resolution through mind retention are all successive steps of worship. Meditation tops them all.

Effect of meditation on limbic system - As per the research paper published by David Richardson from Wisconsin University in the General Science Library of Science on his study of an ascetic who has done meditation over 100000 hours and 32 people who have started meditation 2 weeks ago found that the ascetic has high limbic system which is directly responsible for memorizing feelings. He also shared that those who indulge in meditation are more sympathetic and have positive feelings and so Buddhist monks advise kids to love each other and should be sympathetic towards other kids.

Effect of meditation on physical and mental level Regular meditation helps in reducing lactic acid up to 50%. It presence creates fear, uneasiness, sadness and stress in the body and many other elements are also deranged and fatigued. Meditation reduces it and thus fills the body with enthusiasm, rapture, elation and consciousness and also positively affects the immune system of the body!

During meditation all physical processes are governed by mind in an organised way which reduces the pulse rate, blood pressure and breathing rate which slows down the metabolic process of the body and thus stress relieved body is obtained which in turn brings a calm and relaxation to the mind and body.

Dr. Wenson found that post meditation patients were recorded with normal blood pressure and by stopping meditation blood pressure levels back to usual one as per before starting meditation. He says this happens due to activation of integrated hypothalamic responses also known as relaxation responses. Dr. Wenson and  Ballace experimented over 1832 patients and found out that those who regularly practice meditation experience slow down of some biological processes which come to normal after hours of sleep. In meditation the oxygen consumption rate reduces by 16% within 3 minutes whereas during 5 hours of sleep could only bring it down by 8%. Theofen found in his study that people doing meditation experience a major difference in their philosophies, such people experience reduction in flurry, stimulation, mental stress, psychosomatic diseases and increment in satisfaction, stamina, valour, socializing skills, friendliness, liveliness, emotional balance, skills, sense of humour etc. are the visible goals of meditation.

Psychiatrist researching on parapsychology found that with meditation many a chemical changes could be brought in the mind and many brain functions could be controlled and thus increasing painkilling elements like rencalin, endorphine and endogenus in the mind as they are found in the brain fibers and are very useful. Specialists have reported that instead of using painkillers we could use meditation for obtaining senselessness.

Immunity is majorly affected with meditation, skin immunity also increases and all contaminating bacteria gets killed coming in contact with the skin. On concentrating mental capabilities any human with disability could achieve a super human persona.

Regular and perpetual practitioners of meditation underwent some experiments and it was found that stress could be reduced with meditation and mind remains calm and relaxed. Body temperature could also be varied and thus it saves mental and physical powers also. Extra energy is conserved and the breath rate also comes down from 16 in a minute to 5 or 6 breathes in a minute.

Meditation related research in the field of education:- Andre S. Joa after taking the students of a high school in Holland for a one year meditation course and practices found that intelligence have taken a surge in students regularly practicing meditation in comparison with other students and they came out on top with question leading to solved problems. Overall outcome was excellent for these students regularly practicing meditation. As per the Brain Scientist in deep meditation alpha rays gets activated to unimagined levels which helps in creating patience and deep relaxation. As per Dr. Chinna and Dr. Baldev from A.I.I.M.S. concluded on the effects of meditation on the physical activity science that contemplative concentrated meditative mind develops many a important characteristics. We could see the affects of meditation on a mind using E.E.G. (Electroencephalography) along with measuring the sensitive blood chemicals using instruments to gather data regarding changes in the body.

We can come on conclusion that through meditation we could conserve our energy and this energy then could be used in attaining self knowledge. Self powers could be raised using meditation along with achieving mental relaxation. Meditation positively affects the mind and thus required thoughts get space in the mind. And so by meditating for about 5-20 minutes on a regular basis we could positively influence our physical, mental and spiritual energy.