Human being is seeker of happiness. Mind is caused in wrong perception, claims pleasure as happiness. Pleasure is short-lived. The search for happiness as pleasure continues in the world outside. Mind starts wandering and become impure. The impure mind results in suffering.
Master taught that there are three levels of suffering
The seeker can practice mindfulness for
Managing PAIN (physical, mental, emotional, social, and professional challenges and problems in life)
When mind complains, blames, reacts, wanders, takes wrong decision, dues to wrong perception, it leads to many illnesses. People in this category are known as lowest level of seeker for meditation. They need to learn the principles, contemplate followed by regular practice. They need many customizations until they move to second level.
The second category of the seeker aspires focus, relaxation, calm, physical, mental and emotional well-being at work, and at home. They understand and give importance to well-being and work on it intellectually. They need to inner orientation of mind by learning the principles, and regular practice with customization of the practices.
Awaken to our true nature
The masters and texts of eastern wisdom clearly says that this category of seekers is clear about right vs. wrong perception, impure vs. pure mind, distractions dispassion. They are ready and qualified to tread the path. Still every category needs regular practice with wisdom.
Mindfulness/meditation helps everyone
Many studies conducted by researchers have clearly understood that regular practice helps in diverse ways. Few of them are
Reduce the impact of illnesses and day to day challenges of life
Regular practice with wisdom helps minimize the impact of anxiety, stress, depression, anger, agitation, fatigue, distractions, passion, reactions etc.
The practice also helps in minimizing the impact or arresting the progression of muscular dystrophy, Parkinson, cancer, dug abuse, addiction, physical pain etc.
The studies show that mindfulness can work as an adjunct tool in above challenges.
The word well-being is defined in eastern wisdom as one who is settles in his true nature. This state helps in increasing immunity, positive emotions, changes the structure and functioning of the brain for higher memory, retention, focus, deep relaxation, calmness, compassion, right perception, inner harmony, tolerance, patience.
Awakens to our true nature
The final goal of any meditation is awakening. The awakened state is knowing our true nature. The true nature manifests in personal, social, professional, and family life as truth, pure awareness (purity of mind), bliss (continued happiness), love and wisdom.