Chino Hills Buddhist Monk Teaches How Meditation Enlightens Sadness

The Thai Buddhist Monk, Udomsin Phromsan, said that meditation is an important Part of life, and should be practiced by many people, if not all, to attain peace, compassion and self-awareness, the elements needed but lacking in the world today.

“People became very busy and they no longer have time to relax,” said Phromsan.

Phromsan referred to the relaxation of the body and mind, and not just the relaxation based on sleep.

Phromsan suggested that people should learn to meditate for at least three minutes daily. He added that to control the mind could be difficult in the beginning, but it should get better as the practice perpetuates. The gradual increase of time should follow thereafter. The longer the meditation, the stronger the mind’s potential gets.

Phromsan explained that meditation makes one aware of his body, his thoughts, and his actions. The process makes one detach from the world and understands his life experiences better.

Simple Meditation heals many troubles and inner sadness. The benefits also include: peace of mind, strength of body, and self-control. It also affects human interpersonal relationship positively by being more accepting and compassionate.

Phromsan said that sadness comes and goes. The fact that it comes, by it’s very nature, it should also go away. Meditation helps you release that sadness, by knowing the cause and the situation where it came from.

The practice of Buddhist Meditation, which began some 2500 years ago, is as alive now as it was then. It is an integral part of the philosophy of Buddhism.

Udomsin Phromsan is a resident missionary monk at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep USA, 2948 Chino Hills Parkway, Chino Hill, CA 91709.

To learn more about meditation, visit www.watdoisuthepusa.org or call (909) 606-9502.

The temple is open everyday to the public, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., especially to those seeking to better their lives.

© 2014 Joe Quintana

Author: Joe Quintana, M.A. | Multimedia Journalist
Editor-in-Chief at Journalism for the Soul
Master of Arts - Multimedia Journalism.

One Comment

  1. GRADE A+
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    This assignment concludes your work in DNP. I hope you had as much fun learning in this course as I have had teaching you! As always, please contact me any time throughout the program if you have any questions.



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