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.