Vipassana is a Pali word derived from the Sanskrit word Vipashyana.
Vi means aversion, Pashyana means seeing. Vipanshyana is
translated by those averse to seeing the reality as “special seeing” or
the insight. The literal meaning of the aversion to seeing is the
“blindsight.” In Buddhism, Vipassana is a part of Jhana, the Pali word
for Dhyana. Dhyana means meditation. Meditation is the process of
realizing a dream state and use the dream to gain an insight into the
goal one should pursue for realizing nirvana. In Buddhism,
Vipassana’s complement is Samatha, meaning abiding. When one is
bound by the blindsight, Buddhism provides a way for one to use the
meditation as a tool to dream the goal that will lead to one’s nirvana,
i.e., temporary joy.
The joy of realizing the goal decided by someone else in the dream is
temporary because everyone in the universe is devoted to their
conscious well-being. When you pursue a goal somebody else
decides, you divide your conscious well-being into theirs and yours.
You never have 100% confidence that the guru who guides you in the
dream has your well-being in mind. In Hinduism, the guru teaches you
the technique of deciding the appropriate goals, instead of giving you
the right goal to pursue. The goal in Hinduism is not nirvana but
moksha, i.e., absolute joy. The joy of realizing the goal decided by
oneself while awake is permanent and present now because in the
present you realize that the goal you decided is only a path to the goal
Mother Nature decides for everyone. Mother Nature’s goal is to give
each of her child absolute freedom from the vagaries of the wheel of

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Categories: Questions / Published On: December 4th, 2021 /