Buddhism is a concept of the religion founded by Gautam Buddha. It is not only a religious belief but also a spiritual practice and spiritual tradition. 7 percent of the people of the world are Buddhist. Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, 563 BC. He got enlightened and started to spread the message of peace to the most of the Asian countries so he is called as the ambassador of peace of Asia.
The main philosophy of Buddhism can be categorized into three parts. They are four noble truths, eightfold paths, and Pancasila. The Buddhist philosophy is written in three Tripitakas. Three Tripitakas are:
- Binaya Pitak: This is the scripture of Buddhism which includes the rules for the monks and nuns.
- Shukti Pitak: This part of Tripitaka has the sermons of the Buddha.
- Abhidhamma Pitak: This is the book of the collection of the philosophies of Buddhism.
Here are the four noble truths of Buddha:
- There is suffering in life
- There is the reason for suffering
- There is the way to be free from the suffering
- The way of being free from suffering is eightfold paths
- There is suffering in life: Suffering is the part of our life which is inseparable for everyone who is born in this world. We are born here with the suffering. We have to be in suffering in our life until and unless we don’t get enlightened. Buddha focused on the fact that life can’t be imagined without suffering. Suffering is as true as our life is. It is said that who is enlightened, he or she should not be born in this world. If we have some Karmic debt, we have to born here in this world.
- There is the reason behind suffering: Buddha’s teaching always clarifies the reason for everything and the solution of every reason. The main cause of the suffering is the desire. How much we get in our life, we want more and more. The chain of gaining will not over. There are unlimited desires in human mind. The human can’t be satisfied with the worldly affairs, world’s achievement. There are limited resources to fulfill our desires but we have unlimited desires so the available resources can’t fulfill our desires. The nature of desire is like a pot where we can’t put anything because it doesn’t have the lower part so from where everything can fall.
- There is the way to be free from the suffering: There is the way to be free from the suffering. Buddha’s teaching is very scientific because he raised the hypothesis that there is suffering in this world and at the end, he gave the exact solution of the hypothesis. Now, we have the hope that we can be free from all the sufferings of the world. It is in our hand to be free from all the sufferings. If we want, we can be free from all the pains and discomforts.
- The way of the freedom of the suffering is eightfold path: If we practice the eightfold path, we can be free and get the liberation from the suffering of the world. They are the real solutions to our life’s suffering. They are the Real Techniques to be totally free from the desires of our life.
Right View: View means the attitude. We have to see anything that that thing is real. In a simple way, we see what we want to see. We don’t have to judge anything by our perspective. We think that death is the end of our life, which is the main cause of the fear in our life. Fear creates suffering. We have to know everything in their real existence.
Right Resolution: This is the second step of the eightfold path. In this step, we take the right resolution of our mental development. We take firm determination to love all the being of the world. We focus on being polite to others and to be sincere when we behave with others.
Right Speech: We have to speak the truth all the time. Speaking truth can lead us to the higher level in the path of liberation. If there is something harmful matter to others, we don’t have to speak. We don’t have to speak the false because false is not the way of liberation. False is not the part of the higher source.
Right Action: We don’t have to perform the action that is not right. We have to analyze whether it is right or not before we do anything. We don’t have to harm to others by our action. We don’t have to suffer others by our action.
Right Livelihood: We have to live with the minimal things that we need to live. We don’t have to collect more than we need. We don’t have to do the profession, which is the harm to others.
Right effort: We have to try to change our habits or we have to try to be better and better. We have to be able to change our overall factors of life from negative to positive. We have to be bold to be better.
Right Mindfulness: We have to try to be aware every moment. We don’t have to lose the awareness because the awareness can lead us to the higher source. We have to be guided by the real knowledge rather than the false knowledge. We have to develop our mind to accept the higher source of knowledge.
Right concentration or Meditation: We have to practice the meditation of four types. To unite our self to the higher source, we have to practice the meditation. In this state, we are free from the ego. We are able to understand the natural state of our life. The flow of life can be seen in this state.
- Not killing
- Not stealing
- To be away from sensual (including sexual) misconduct
- Not lying
- Not to be in the state of intoxication
Five moral virtues are the very important part of the eightfold path. These five virtues are the common people. There are eight or ten virtues for the monks and nuns.
Different branches of Buddhism are as follows:
Mahayana: It believes that the scripture should be changed by the time. It focuses that we all have the possibility to be enlightened in our life.
Theravada: Theravada Buddhism is the branch of traditional Buddhism. It is the oldest form of Buddhism. It believes that the original Buddhism is the pure Buddhism. It focuses on the learning the teachings of Buddha and doing the meditation. It is a very powerful concept that we have to search the wisdom.
Vajrayana: Vajrayana is thebranch of Buddhism which believes in Tantra. Tibetan Buddhism is in this category. We have to start our spiritual practice with a much matured Guru.
Yoga is not the limited subject matter. It can cover all the aspects of our life. Yoga is beneficial not only for the youths and adults but also for the students and seniors. Students are the valuable gifts of the future that they can handle the future the world. So, they need to be healthy and happy in their life from their school life or childhood. For the students, yoga can be the best medium to be free from the stress and increase the mind power. Most of the students in this modern era are very confused by the present scenario of the world. They should be free from the stress that comes from the outside source. They are so vulnerable that they can learn what they see by their eyes in this world. In this situation, yoga can be the best way to make them clear about their goal.
The concept of yogic life should teach from our childhood because we can perceive everything effectively in our childhood. If we can learn something about yoga and positive thinking in our student life, our life can become easier in our childhood as well as in the future. There are a lot of benefits of doing yoga in the student life. The most important factor in the student life is memory power and yoga can increase and improve our memory power.
Why yoga in student life?
The children don’t have any life’s problems like adults but they need to do yoga for their academic improvement, stress management and healthy body and mind. All the students from class 1 to graduate need to do yoga in their life for their study as well as physical, mental and psychological development. Some of the students are under the stress of their family condition and other psychological problem. If they do yoga, they can be free from the stress from outside in the classroom and they can concentrate on their study.
Concentration plays a very important role in the study. If we cannot give any attention in the study, we never understand anything. Yoga can improve the power of concentration of the student. Concentration can improve the level of student’s academic position and overall extra activities. Children can distract very easily from their study so yoga is very useful to bring their attention to the study. Many types of research show that yoga can improve the concentration and memory power of the students.
The healthy body can receive everything easily in the classroom so yoga can be helpful to improve the health of the body of students. If students become healthy, they can give their full attention in their study. The fresh mind of student can focus on the study. Yoga should be playful to the students. Yoga can make a student, better student in the class. Yoga increases the positivity in the life of students. Yoga increases the level of confidence of the student so he or she can perform the better in the classroom or in the examination.
There are a lot of pressures in the life of students. They think exam and result are their hard times because they want to bring high grade to show in the family and among their friends. To cope with that pressure, all the students should start yoga and all the schools should give the environment for them to learn yoga. Yoga can teach them to take their exam and result easily. If the student is very good in the study, what is the reason to be in pressure? They are never in the pressure. They start to enjoy their exam and result after their yoga session. Yoga helps students to make more friends in their life. Students can be friendlier by the yoga. Students become more sociable in the society. Yoga can increase the power of decision making. Yoga can enable the students to make the commitment to their goal setting.
The problem of the today’s students is to copy their homework from their own previous homework or friend’s homework. This kind of habit is not good. In this situation, yoga can help them to be creative in doing their homework. They don’t have to worry about their homework. They can do their homework in a creative way.
Most of the students are restless in their childhood so they need to be calm for improving their study. Yoga can be helpful for their peace of mind. When their mind becomes calm, they can give their attention in their study. Relaxation is a most important factor in the life of a student. Yoga increases the good hormones in the mind of students and those good hormones can be very effective them to be relaxed. This kind of chemical can play the role of motivation in the life of a student.
There are much-restricted thinking in the society. The traditional way of thinking can lead the student to the narrow-minded. Yoga can help the student to develop the broader mind. Yoga inspires the students to be open-minded. Yoga can also help them to be positive in their life. Positivity leads them to the higher level of thinking capacity. Their conduct and behavior become very praiseworthy. They can take the problems of their life very easily. They can find out the reason behind the problem and the solution of the problem.
Students are emotionally weak in their age. Students are easily affected by the outside situation. Yoga can help them to be emotionally strong. Students become able to control their emotions and anger after the regular practice of yoga. Yoga is beneficial to increase the immune system of the body of students which can prevent the physical and mental diseases.
Most of the students take wrong decisions in their life and they regret after the result of their decision. But, yoga increases the decision making power and that can lead them towards the maturity of the mind. The most important factor is that yoga prevents the students to be away from the addiction because yoga can relax their body and lessen the stress of their mind. So, they never think about any addiction in their student life.
Some of the poses for the students are here:
- Cat-cow pose
- Staff Pose
- Child Pose
- Pigeon Pose
- Cobra Pose
- Tree Pose
- Chair Pose
- Lotus Pose
- Seated Twist Tose
- Garland Pose
Yoga for student life is essential to improve student’s study and health. There are a lot of benefits of yoga in student life. Students can develop a new broaden concept of their life by yoga which will be very helpful in their future. Students are the source of our future world so we have to give them the chance to do yoga from their student life.
Yoga for Eye Diseases Patients
In this article, we are focusing on yoga for eye diseases (Myopia, hyperopia etfc) The eye is our central organ of the body. We see this beautiful world through our eyes. If we get any problem in our eyes, we have to face many problems in life. In yoga practice, there is the method to avoid all the problems of our eyes. Nowadays, many people wear spectacles on their eyes because of the eye problem. If they know the yoga for eye then you can eliminate the problem of eyes, most of them can throw their glasses from their eyes in three to six months.
There are certain poses or exercises or yoga for the eye problems. If we regularly do yoga at least for three months, yoga can heal the problems of eyes. Yoga for eye can improve our vision naturally. Eyes are the negligible part of our concern when we do yoga. Eyes are the sensible part of our body and we have to care our eyes more than any other parts of our body. There are very simple poses for eye problems.
Glaucoma, trachoma, and cataract are the common diseases of eyes. Simple yogic exercise can control the most of the eye problems. Yoga can heal eye problem in a slow motion. We don’t have to expect to be healed the problem very soon; we have to be patient with our effort. When time passes, our problem will disappear. Using powerful glasses on our eyes is not considered as a good practice for our eyes. Some of the people have to suffer more after wearing the glasses on the eyes. In this way, we have to improve our eye problem by yogic exercise.
First of all, we have to prepare for the eye exercise. Splash clean cold water (not from the freeze) on your eyes and sit on the floor being comfortable. Here is some yoga for eye:
Sit in a very calm place being comfortable. Rub your both palms until they become warm. Put your both palms on your both eyes. Feel the energy of the palm. The energy becomes the healing warmth. Realize the energy enters into the eyes by the palms. Slowly, take out your palms from the eyes. Do such type of activity for 4 times. It is very beneficial for the eye muscles. It can improve our eyesight. It can be the best practice for mental peace and mental stability.
Sit in a very calm place. Close your eyes slowly and relax as much as you can. And open your eyes. At last, take a deep breath and relax as much as you can. Realize that the energy of the universe enters into your eyes. Continue this activity for the 10 times. This yogic exercise is very useful to relax the muscles of the eye which is beneficial for all types of eye problems.
Sit in a very comfortable way. Bring your hand to both sides and raise your thumbs. Watch to the right thumb first without moving your head and neck and bring your eyes at a normal angle. Watch for the left thumb. At the end of this process, take a very deep breath and relax as much as you can. Continue this activity for 10 to 14 times. It is very effective for all types of eye problems and mental frustration.
Up and down viewing
Sit down in a comfortable position. Put your one thumb on your forehead and another just below your stomach in a parallel level. View upside first and downside next. In the last phase, take a deep breath and relax as much as you can. Continue this activity for the 10 times. This is very powerful exercise for the eye problem. It should be understood that all types of eye exercises can balance our brain and maintain mental peace.
Sit down in a comfortable pose. Keep your left hand on your knee and put your thumb pointing upside. Focus your eyes on the thumb and start to rotate your thumb clockwise direction. Do this activity with your right thumb in the same way to the anti-clockwise direction. At last, take deep and long breathe and relax as much as you can. Do this for five times in the clockwise direction and five times to the anti-clockwise direction. It can help us to be rid of any type of eye diseases and this activity can reduce the rate of the stress of our mind.
Nose tip gazing
Sit in a very comfortable position. Put your one thumb in front of your eyes. View to the thumb and bring your thumb slowly towards your eyes. While doing this focus your attention and eyes only on the tip of your thumb. Now, bring your thumb to the tip of your nose. Take a long breath and relax. Continue this exercise for five times.
Near and far viewing
Sit in a very comfortable position. The place should be outside and open. Put your hands on your knees. First, focus on the far to the horizon for 6 to 12 seconds. And focus on the tip of your nose for 6 to 12 seconds and relax as much as you can. Repeat this activity for 10 times.
Those are the some of the most popular eye exercises for the eye disease. They really are very effective for the diseases of the eyes. You should be careful that if you are new to yoga and you don’t know how to do yoga, you have to learn yoga with an experienced teacher first before starting these exercises.
We have to understand that natural way of healing is the best way of healing in the world. We have to use natural power to heal the diseases as possible as we can. Yoga plays the role of catalyst in the natural healing process. If we search, we can find many alternative ways to heal the disease, among them yoga is most common and most easy alternative way for any physical and mental diseases. The most beautiful part of yoga is that it hasn’t any side effects and we can get natural recovery from the disease by yoga.