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Meditation and medication…

As soon as I finished praying this morning in Ashram, there’s certain spirit whispered to me: “Meditation and medication come from the same fountain”. Meaning, they’re twin sisters who come here to bring super healing power. Those who can combine the two perfecty, no doubt they can have suffering free of life. Pain still comes certainly, but it is no longer create suffering. Problems also still appear, but it does not steal love. It heals love. Especially because problems bring spiritual nutrition and opportunity of growth.

As a person who have meditated for tens of years, and experiencing countless suffering, I should share to you, the battle field is the mind. Without being touched by meditation, mind is the source of poison. Consequently, the body needs more medication. As soon as you bring the beautiful light of meditation to the mind, mind is a fountain of healing. As a result, body needs less medication. As written in Ayur Veda (one of the old book on healing and longevity): “There’s a place in the body which is free from illness. The name of that place is perfect health. And perfect health is only possible when there’s perfect balance”.

The good news, meditioan does help you to rediscover the perfect balance. Not only the balance between physical, mental and spiritual life. But also the balance in the whole aspects of life. To facilitate fellow light seekers to understand more about this topic, now we’re going to contemplate together.

A couple of wings of the same bird…

Medication and meditation are two distinct approaches often used to manage physical, mental and spiritual health, yet they can complement each other effectively. Medication typically involves the use of pharmaceutical drugs to treat or manage symptoms of various health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, hypertension, and chronic pain. These drugs can alter brain chemistry, reduce symptoms, and improve quality of life. However, medications can sometimes have side effects and may not address the root causes of stress or illness.

Meditation, on the other hand, is a practice that involves focusing the mind and achieving a state of mental clarity and emotional calm. It has been used for centuries in various cultures and spiritual traditions. Modern research has shown that meditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve concentration, and enhance overall well-being. Techniques such as mindfulness meditation, transcendental meditation, and loving-kindness meditation promote relaxation and self-awareness. In short, meditation and medications are a couple of wings of the same bird of healing.

More sustainable health outcomes…

The connection between medication and meditation lies in their complementary effects on the body, mind and spirit. While medication can provide immediate relief from symptoms and stabilize health conditions, meditation can address underlying issues such as stress, anxiety, and negative thought patterns. Meditation encourages a holistic approach to health by fostering a sense of inner peace and resilience. This can enhance the effectiveness of medication by creating a more conducive environment for healing.

Moreover, integrating meditation into a treatment plan can potentially reduce the need for higher doses of medication, thereby minimizing side effects. For instance, mindfulness-based stress reduction programs have been shown to help individuals manage chronic pain and reduce the reliance on painkillers. Similarly, meditation can support mental health treatments by promoting emotional regulation and reducing the risk of relapse in conditions like depression. In short, their integration can offer a balanced approach to health, addressing both the physical and mental aspects of well-being. This synergy can lead to more sustainable health outcomes and an improved quality of life.

An invitation to practice…

  1. While medication tend to be expensive, meditation is far from expensive. Particularly because you’re both the healed and the healer. You’re both the poison and the medicine.
  2. The key word is to “rest” the mind. By seeing things (both outside and inside) as they are. Cosequently, you’ll experience less energy drain from the mind. The direct impact, the body has enough energy to heal itself.
  3. Suppose that you’re harmed by certain neighboor. As fire which is hot, the natural nature of neighboor who live in lower level will be full of jealous. The same thing happen with your mind and heart. If you’re hurted from childhood, you’ll be over self-protected. Again, see both the neighboor outside and the emotion inside as they are. That’s how to rest the mind.
  4. As soon as you’re able to see things as they are, the mind begin to rest. Anything can come and go, but you’re the witness. As simple as beach witnessing waves, space witnessing wind, sky witnessing clouds. That’s the innermost core of meditation.
  5. If you’re able to come to the last stage of attainment. Meditation is medication. You become the best healer to yourself.

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Shambala meditation center: bellofpeace.org, belkedamaian.org

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About the author

H.H. Guruji Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

more details on Gede Prama can be found on https://www.gedeprama.com

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