Did hinduism and buddhism believe in meditation?
Meditation is not something one "believes in" -- we can see people meditating, we can meditate ourselves, so we know it exists. If the question is, "Do Hindus meditate" and "Do Buddhists meditate" then the answer is yes, they do, some of us not as much as we ought to though. Meditation has been a part of Buddhism since its earliest days, and has been a part of the religion now known as Hinduism from its early history as well.MEDITATION IN HINDUISM AND BUDDHISMBefore trying to know the role of meditation played in Hinduism and Buddhism, we must know the relationship between Hinduism and Buddhism.Hinduism is the one and only absolutely holistic religion. It has explored all the options in the User Interface of life,making it the most complicated entity, let alone religion, known to mankind.It is for this reason that Siddhartha, a Hindu by birth, removed everything from Hinduism, just retaining its central part and founded Buddhism.Thus, Buddhism is like the trial version of Hinduism and its greatness lies in its simplicity.ROLE OF MEDITATION IN HINDUISMHinduism is based on Vedic meditation. Rig Vedic mantras, the foundation of Hinduism, are based on it.Vedic meditation is explorative meditation and by itself can get us Moksha.It enables a Hindu to know the facts of life that are independent of time, place and person. This knowledge is what we call Brahmajnana.ROLE OF MEDITATION IN BUDDHISMIn marked contrast to Hinduism, Buddhism focuses just on the central part of the User Interface of life. Thus, Buddhist meditation enables its followers to focus just on the central part of the User Interface of life and ignore the rest of the options available.Thus, while Vedic meditation enables a Hindu to have a bird's eye view of the entire life, Buddhist meditation enables a Buddhist to have a worm's eye view of the central part of life and enables him to believe that life is just its central part.
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