Meditation is something that is practiced by millions of people all over the world. And you don’t have to be a particular religion to meditate; absolutely anyone can reap the wonderful benefits that meditation has to offer. In general, most people meditate for one or more of the following reasons: to achieve inner peace and tranquility, to increase their concentration, to rid themselves of a disease that is difficult to treat, or to improve a particular area of their life, such as their career or love life. As you can see, meditation can afford you numerous benefits, and as a result, more and more people are giving it a try.
Another benefit of meditation, which is a bit controversial, is the attainment of supernatural powers. In order for this to happen, however, you have to meditate in a very systematic way. Successful instances of this occurring are evidenced in ancient Buddhist texts. Ancient meditation practitioners were highly devoted to their craft, but it is still possible to achieve these results even today as long as you practice meditation in the same way that the ancient Buddhists did.
First of all, you have to strongly believe in mediation and that the attainment of supernatural powers is possible. Next, you have to plan out your meditation routine. For optimal success, you should start doing your meditation two times a day for 10-15 minutes in the morning and 10-15 minutes in the evening. Then, after a couple weeks of doing this, you should increase your meditation time to 20 minutes per sitting. Then, increase your time again after another couple of weeks have passed until you are able to comfortably meditate for four hours per sitting. This process may take many months or even years to complete, but in order to attain supernatural powers, your meditation has to be your top priority, and you must be willing to sacrifice everything for it.
When you are meditating, it is very important that you are in the proper surroundings. You need to be in a place where you will not be disturbed by any external things. Therefore, you should avoid meditating in places where there are lots of people or noises that will be distracting to you.
It is also to your advantage to make sure that you are well-groomed while you are meditating. You want to get your mind to the purest state possible. Therefore, it helps for your body to also be very clean and pure. Before sitting down to meditate, try to do things like wash up, trim your nails, comb your hair, and put on clean clothes. Moreover, the location where you are meditating should be as clean as possible as well. So if you are meditating in your home, try to tidy up a bit beforehand.
When you practice the art of meditation, you want to retain a meditative state of mind even when you are not actively meditating. This means that you ought to live a simple and peaceful lifestyle. Do not kill or harm any creature; this means small insects too. Do not carry any kind of weapon. Rid your brain of hateful or jealous thoughts. Do not steal, lie, or gossip behind people’s backs. Free yourself from materialistic wants and desires and try to eat as a vegetarian or vegan as often as you can.
In order to get to the point where you could attain supernatural powers, you have to reach the fourth level of meditation, but you should be aware that not all types of meditation will lead to this fourth level. During your meditations, you should try to focus on breathing and equanimity.
Source by Rachel J Rofe