Recollection of Sangha 'Sanghanussati' | Guided Meditation | Ajahn Dhammasiha | Dhammagiri
In this guided Meditation, Ajahn Dhammasiha leads us to recollect the community of awakened disciples of the Buddha. This meditation object was one of the moast frequently taught by the Buddha, especially to the lay community.
'Sangha' in the context of this meditation does not refer only to the monastic sangha, as the object of contemplation is all those individuals who have realized one of 4 stages of enlightenment ('phala'/'fruit'), or have their faculties matured to such an extend that they will definitely realize the corresponding stage of enlightenment in this life ('magga'/'path').
These are the 'Four Pairs of Persons', the 'Eight Kind of Individuals', whether monks, nuns, male of female lay followers. They are also known as 'Sāvaka-Sangha' (+Community of Awakened Disciples), or 'Ariya-Puggala' (= Noble Persons).
The ultimate aim of Sanghānussati is not just repetition of words in our mind, but the emotion of confidence, faith, devotion, conviction in the Sāvaka-Sangha. This emotion is associated with a wholesome joyful feeling, that we deliberately develop in our meditation until it grows into rapture and bliss. Once the rapture and bliss become powerful enough, our mind can drop the words of the mantra, and can unify in samādhi.
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