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Samādhi as a method of psychotherapy

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Under the Samādhi concerntration as a method of psychotherapy, there are three statements: (1) Vitakka and Vicara to (Paññā), (2) Pīti and Sukha to (Karunā) and (3) Ekaggatā. Of them, Vitakka and Vicāra can be development of intellectual aspect. Pīti and Sukha can develop emotional aspect. Than Ekaggatā can be the effect of these developments.  Here also Samādhi mean mental therapy how (samādhi) concentration aspect can be used as remedies method for many problems.

According to Theravada traditional method, these are six characters Lobha, Dosa, Moha, Saddā, Buddhi, and Vitakka than there are forty subjects of meditation. Some are suitable for lust character but some are suitable for faith etc. When we develop Samādhi firstly which kinds of character we belong it. The method of meditation is called Samātha. Than these three charaters: Sīla, Samādhi and Paññā. These aspects are classified to reduce the defilements for the short time. Sīla by mean of morality we reduce the defilements for the prior of time but for Samādhi long prior of time through wisdom of insight meditation completely.

Moreover, we are talking second step for the short time, for certain prior of time and completely. Than you can understand Samādhi developed through Samatha meditation not to eliminate completely but to operate for the long prior of time. Lust character develops Samādhi through mental attitude and also this lust character reduces into Samādhi balancing of mentality here. Support, if hate character develops compassion meditation, hate character reduces into balancing of mentality. There is called Samātha. And delusive character develops reflecting as the above following called Samātha. These are essential mentality but not completely eliminated balancing.

Likewise, through Vitakka we develop that anyway here we are talking about Vitakka. We have to be reflected one all the time. Then, we are always active but not lazy and also second state is Vicāra. If you have Vicāra, it means Vicikiccha that can be eliminated. These two Vitakka and Vicāra go together. If you have some particular object to be thought, we are active. And doubts are eliminated through Vicāra we can eliminate doubt.

Then, through Pīti we can eliminate Vyāpāda but mind is always happy at lease the concept and we can eliminate also Vyāpāda. And through Sukha, we can eliminate Uddacca and Kukkucca and through Ekaggatā, we can eliminate Kāmacchanda. Now, you see that more mental problem arises due to the five hindrances as follow: Kāmacchanda, Vyāpāda, Thina Middha, Uddacca Kukkucca and Vicikiccha. These can be eliminated five factors: Vitakka, Vicāra, Pīti, Sukha and Ekaggatā are researches with development of intellectual, emotional aspect and effect as Samātha.

In conclusion, it is a good method of pure mental aspect of concentration. Especially, there are five hindrances in some way and if you recommend dependent on this theory of concentration, you will be development at the elimination these things or these material. And if you want to go ahead especially for something, you have given up them to some extent.  Anyhow, you practice Samādhi to eliminate five hindrances with five Jhāna to reach the realization of Nibbāna. (In conclusion, the five hindrances will be eliminated Samadhi a pure concentration.)




In: English Essay Posted By: Date: Sep 10, 2011

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