Buddha Shakyamuni is a great physician, outstanding in body and mind. Not only did he find out the origin and cause of illness of body and mind, but he also taught those methods to all so that they could be free from suffering.
Currently, the world is experiencing confusion, ignorance, controversy about mental illness, meditation, and the relationship between these two topics. Mental and physical health professionals also don’t fully understand the scope of their profession. They also don’t understand what meditation is. So for ordinary people they will be very confused.
The words ‘mental’ and ‘meditation’ also carry mystical auras.In short, mental illness is a very new science, less than a hundred years old, while countless ways of meditation have originated. However, it is sometimes claimed that meditation is not scientific. Actually, meditation is a science, a method practiced and perfected centuries ago by the sciences. mind and body, by the Rishis, Munis and Buddhas. After all, what is science?Science is the objective observation of the analysis of facts and applications. Science seeks to know the truth We shall see in this editorial that, by both modern standards, Vipassana meditation (Vipassana) is really a science.
People often think of mental illness as the science that deals with mental abnormalities. But it is more accurate to use the word behavior instead of the two words psychiatric in the definition, because mental illness is defined as “The subject of abnormal behavior”. Now, to define normality is a difficult task. Normally speaking they mean “average”. Behavior refers to actions of words or deeds, such as speech acts, behavior behavior. In the subject of mental illness and psychology, the way of thinking is studied only by the conclusion after the actions of words and deeds are demonstrated. The purpose of these sciences is to help correct a person’s behavior back to normal (usually meaning average).
We can also use modern definitions for mental illness such as: How to apply neuroscience to the treatment of mental illness of a group of psychiatric patients. In fact, from the very beginning, the scope of mental occupation was not properly defined. As a result, psychiatrists often only treat minor mental illnesses. During the 1960s and 1970s, psychiatrists in the West practiced psychoanalysis. Their patients often do not have serious symptoms or problems; Very few patients are deranged. During this time period, in psychiatry there was the impression that mental illness could cure all human problems. But in reality, psychiatry has not contributed anything important, in the harmony of society in general, except to help a few patients.
Rational psychiatrists have come to understand the frontiers of mental illness that are not universally parallel to the mental functioning of people. This understanding is of great significance, because it helps psychiatrists and ordinary people define the scope of mental illness. An ordinary person’s ignorance of this creates various problems. For example, sometimes a psychiatrist is invited to examine a disease, when the illness is non-psychiatric, rooted in a belief, an unreasonable claim, that the psychiatrist must know all the problems involved. regarding spirituality. Contrary to the psychiatrist’s all-knowing notion, the other side of the coin is the total ignorance of this particular discipline, including some of the health professionals with the result… Even when necessary and beneficial, people refuse to seek help from a psychiatrist.
In recent times, mental illness has entered a branch of medicine, with a focus on treating serious mental illnesses. This has redefined the role of psychiatry as a biological discipline, and psychiatrists have now taken on a more appropriate role as therapists in biological, and psychosocial disorders. physical. This is not to say that the psychiatrist’s role is limited to writing prescriptions; Psychiatrists also use different therapeutic modalities. But increasingly, psychiatrists are beginning to narrow their specialty: Treatment of severe neurological disorders. The conditions to help the treatment of psychiatrists are adequate equipment, and high skill. Psychiatrists are trained to deal with abnormal behaviors. In cases where the illness is close to normal (or moderate) behavior, the effectiveness of psychotherapy varies widely between therapy and treatment.
WHO – World Health Organi-zation (World Health Association) continuously strives to improve diagnostic criteria for mental illnesses. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) is an important step forward. People are trying to systematically demarcate the field of mental illness. This makes it possible for psychiatrists to focus on a particular subset of the population, to help researchers find cures for mental disorders, and possibly to protect the population. from being labeled a mental patient. However, the boundaries are still vague. Even a good psychiatrist sometimes finds it difficult to decide whether to treat a particular patient, or to assume that he or she does not need therapy.
Everyone suffers from different misfortunes. When faced with commercial problems, one person may be prone to anger, while another is inclined to sadness. During these times, an individual can be said to be free of mental illness. They may benefit from advice, support from you or a loved one, or a psychiatrist. Even so, in life, every person is always caught up in trials, and suffering keeps happening.
What should a person do when facing difficulties in life? Each individual feels distressed when encountering undesirable things still happening, and wanting things do not happen; When a person gains something they don’t like, or loses something they like. Looking for a solution here?
Consciousness is the main cause. We need to explore, probe to its depths in order to be able to manipulate it – to solve our problems. This is precisely the science of meditation. Meditation is the scientific study of mental and physical phenomena. Psychiatry only deals with the mind indirectly and only to the extent that it can be examined through acts of words and deeds. In the science of meditation, the mind is investigated directly. This science has been practiced throughout India since time immemorial.
The truth is that all actions originate in the mind. But not everything that appears in the mind manifests itself through words or gestures. Actions that appear to be proportionate may be rooted in other secret desires. For example, a person standing dumbfounded at the sight of a snake might have two reasons for this action. Perhaps he was too scared; Or he may be very calm and still so as not to frighten the snake, or to observe the snake. Similarly, a person can give a silver coin to the poor, with compassion, to let them go out of sight, or so that others do not see him as a miser.
Therefore, the first problem is that it is very difficult to explain psychiatry in terms of the results of consciousness arising from speech and action. Consciousness needs to be investigated directly. Another problem is the results of what is known as “Des Cartesian dualism,” the arbitrary division of mind and body. For a long time, the medical professions, which specialize in the body, neglected to study the mind. And when psychiatrists began to study the mind, in any way they rejected the human body. Today, the importance of a holy problem-solving approach is accepted. However, no method of inquiry is complete, there is no adequate understanding of the interaction between mind and matter, with the result that there are many theories, but little data. The mind-body phenomenon is not properly understood.
These problems are solved through the correct understanding of meditation. Letter meditation very diverse in many definitions. In English, this word is used loosely to refer to thinking about something. Dictionaries define contemplation: Training the mind in contemplation, focusing on a subject of contemplation to think, reflect, and ponder. When we talk about meditation here, we don’t use the word in that boring sense.
The enlightened being, Buddha Gotama, used the word bhavana to describe the practices of mental development. This word is translated roughly as meditation. Meditation is about special practices for the mind, the correct ways to focus and purify the mind. When we use the word “meditation” here, we use it in this technical sense. In most of the Indian languages, there are very special words for different types of meditation practice, because India has a rich tradition of meditation. Words like dhyana, japa, traa.taka, saadhandaa, vipassanaa, (vidarshanaa), bhaavanaa…, talk about…