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Emotional Resonance with Meditation Object | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Emotional Resonance with Meditation Object | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Update: 2022-05-27
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Ajahn Dhammasiha explains that we need to build up an emotional response to our meditation object.


For example, if we practise Buddhānussati (Recollection of the Buddha), by repeating the Mantra "Bhagavā Arahaṃ Buddho", our meditation will progress more smoothly if we have a feeling-response each time we repeat the Matnra.



  • The more we know about the Buddha and his unique qualities, the stronger our emotional response

  • The more devotional practices we do, like Buddha Pūjā, the more faith we're developing, the stronger our emotional response

  • If we go on pilgrimage, or study the Dhamma the Buddha has taught us, the stronger our emotional response


Ajahn gives the simile of a huge, heavy bell: If the bell is massive, it will sound very loud and for a long time with each single stroke. On the other hand, a tiny, tinny bell will produce only a weak sound, that fades away fast.


Similarly, if we have built up strong faith and devotion to the Buddha, and know a lot about his qualities, each time we repeat the Mantra "Bhagavā Arahaṃ Buddho" we will have a strong and long lasting emotional resonance in our mind.


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Emotional Resonance with Meditation Object | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Emotional Resonance with Meditation Object | Ajahn Dhammasiha

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