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Meditation was first introduced by the Buddha

  1. Thriller profile image60
    Thrillerposted 6 years ago

    Yes meditation as is popular today in the sense of concentrating one's mind on breathing while sitting in a particular posture was first taught by the Buddha and its variations later developed in Hinduism and other religions. Remember Yoga is NOT meditation in its purest form, only later was meditation introduced in it.

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      meditation is part of yoga...yoga is more than meditation...i think you are not aware about yoga...it doesnot start with meditation...coming to buddha...well i am big fan of buddha but giving buddha credit for something which was part of subcontinent culture since days of indus vallery civilization is not what buddha taught...

      ...meditation was part of subcontinent culture since long...remains of indus valley civilization have had meditative postures...so it is wrong to say buddha taught that...buddha did take that forward...that is right...

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Meditation or praying is part of every revealed religion; Buddha also did it. It is not necessary that one should be an ascetic to practice it; though Buddhists present it like this.

        1. Rishy Rich profile image80
          Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Meditation & praying is not the same thing. Both are different & designed for different purpose.

          1. pisean282311 profile image59
            pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            exactly...

    2. oldrick profile image79
      oldrickposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry but this is just not accurate. The Buddha may well have developed a particular approach to meditation (mindfulness) but also drew on existing meditation teaching in India, ie the jhanic model.
      Regards,
      Richard

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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Please quote from Buddha that he started the meditation; it has always been with the religion and as such Buddha also did it. The scource of all enlightened persons called prophets messengers is ONE-TRUE-GOD; hence the similarities.

      In this sense Zoroaster,Buddha, Krishna, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad and Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908 are all borthers in one faith; they all meditated in praying.

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        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this
    4. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh please the Buddha had a few masters who taught him various meditation techniques. Meditation has been talked about for thousands of year before the Buddha.

      He was also introduced to Hatha Yoga under a master.

      The Buddha was a Hindu , Hinduism is a much older way of life , the Buddha reiterated this eternal  truth.

      Later he left all those practices and gained enlightened and so said the middle path. Even Guru Nana was against this practice of such ardous yoga for enlightenment.


      Yoga mean union or yolk- oneness with god ,same as meditation.

  2. Rishy Rich profile image80
    Rishy Richposted 6 years ago

    I have to disagree that meditation was first introduced by Buddha. Dont forget that he was a disciple to many other Gurus of that time who actually taught Gautama the ways of enlightenment.


    Meditation is much older than Buddhism, you need to research more.

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      agreed..even remains of indus valley shows meditative postures..vipassana can be said as buddha's product but not meditation as stream...

 
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