What does meditation give you?

As answered by Buddha

A young man curiously watched Buddha meditating, sitting serenely in his trance as if free from any pain in this world.

After a long wait, Buddha finally opened his eyes and looked at him.

The young man eagerly asked, “What does meditation give you?”

Buddha smiled, and then he gave the most unexpected response, “Nothing”.

The young man was puzzled.

“Meditation does not give me anything. But it takes away my negative thoughts, my guilt, my blame, my anger, my pain, my fears, and my suffering.”


It leaves me with positive emotions, peace and amusement.


2 responses to “What does meditation give you?”

  1. Yes! Buddha was right! Thanks for writing this reminder! Tomorrow I’m resuming my meditation routine!

    • Glad to be of service 🙂
      I personally love this story myself. Meditation is super powerful and yet so deep, personal and inert, that it’s easy to let it slip away. I myself have been guilty, especially when life is going well. But now I’ve been more than a year into meditation, and it’s a daily habit. It does me a lot of good.

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