The Tibetan spiritual leader and the Nobel Peace laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is currently in Mumbai giving teachings to the devotees yesterday gave one of the simplest explanation on meditation. The spiritual leader is a well known public figure across for connecting with the modern people with relevant knowledge of the ancient Indian philosophy.
While speaking to the school children of Somaiya Vidyavihar in Mumbai before heading to the main teaching venue in the auditorium where around 350 young people awaited him, His Holiness said that meditation is about keeping the mind clear, thinking deeply about the reality.
“Good morning, how are all of you? How did you sleep last night? I slept nine hours before getting up at 3am to begin my meditation. Meditation is about keeping the mind clear; thinking deeply about reality. It’s about thinking about our emotions, asking ourselves ‘Why do I feel angry?’ and coming to understand the advantages and sound basis of positive emotions like warm-heartedness. I’ve faced difficulties in my life, but the peace of mind I’ve gained from mind-training has helped me cope. I’ve found that peace of mind supports both physical and mental health and that emotional hygiene contributes to it.” His Holiness explained about meditation in the simplest terms possible to the children.
His Holiness in addition to giving such a simple explanation, also pointed out that smiling reflects warm-heartednes and it is the smile that attracts more friends not money or political power.
Following the brief talk to the school children, His Holiness headed to the school auditorium where an audience size of 350 were waiting to seek his teaching. His Holiness told that he was very happy to be back to the Somaiya family again.
“One of the unique things about human beings is our brain. It’s given us language and the ability to analyse the reality behind appearances. This is something the Buddha taught about. Of course, he was the founder of Buddhism, but I also consider him to have been a great thinker and philosopher. Because he gave this unique advice, ‘O monks, just as the wise test gold by burning, cutting and rubbing, Examine my words thoroughly And accept them only after you have investigated them—not just out of respect for me’, I also consider him to be something of scientist too.” His Holiness began his talk about Buddhism.