One of the foremost contributions to the spiritual world comes from Buddha, and this is Vipassana. This technique was rediscovered by the Buddha more than 2,500 years ago and was taught by him as a remedy for universal ills. The technique basically teaches us how to see things as they really are by being mindful about our breath.
Vipassana Meditation is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between the mind and the body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body. Through this practice, the life of the mind is conditioned. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of the mind and body that dissolves the mental impurities, resulting in a balanced mind, full of love and compassion.
The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings and judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees himself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion and self-control.
Vipassana is also called Anapansati Yoga, i.e. the science of watching the breath. You need patience and tolerance to do this. If you can, then start this with at least a ten-day retreat, observing non-violence, eating moderately, sleeping moderately and observing your breath. As it is not a yogic exercise, so you are not required to hold your breath or change the rhythm of your breathing. You just sit in silence and observe your breath. Soon, the inner secrets will come out. From the breath, you will move to your feelings, your sensations, your bhavanas and slowly you will peel the layers or your mind. Then a moment will come when you as an observer and what is observed will dissolve. It is a powerful method and the right technique for today’s man who is impatient. But you should live in a Buddhafield to practice this technique where the right conditions are available.