Our personal dissatisfaction remain limited to ourselves and yet we keep sharing our suffering with others. The atmosphere around each unhappy person becomes charged with agitation. In this way, individual tensions combine to create the tensions of society. The basic problem of life is its unsatisfactory nature. Things that we do not want, happen, and things that we want, do not happen.
Buddha did not teach any religion or philosophy or system of belief. He called his teaching “Dharma”, that is “Law”, the law of nature, experienced and verified by oneself. Therefore, in his teaching Buddha always gave highest importance to the direct experience of truth. What he had experienced, he explained as clearly as possible so that the others might have guidelines with which to work towards their own realization of truth. The only way to experience truth directly is to look within, to observe oneself. All our lives we have been accustomed to look outward. We have always been interested in what is happening outside, what others are doing. We never try to examine ourselves, our own mental and physical structure, our own actions, our own reality. Therefore we remain unknown to ourselves. We do not realize how harmful this ignorance is. Meditation makes one feel relax and calm. Meditation gives peace of mind. Meditation is the key to healthy life.