Recalling Buddha's image versus visualisation..

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Recalling Buddha's image versus visualisation..

Postby NGSigma » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:27 am

Hi guys,

I just want to share an experience from my limited years of recitation.

Recently, I have started 'added' something into my recitation method and found that it has greatly improved my concentration and ability to stop unwanted thoughts creeping into my mind. The addition is recalling/ remembering an image of Amitabha Buddha. (I used the image painted by the late Venerable Dao Zheng.)

I realised that each time I recite 'Amitabha' while at the same time recalling Buddha image, I was able to stop other thoughts from showing up. I 'experimented' doing recitation with and without image recollection. The former method was always effective at getting rid of mundane thoughts. As a result, I was able to recite for a long period of time without feeling tired or disappointed :twothumbsup: (sometimes I feel disappointed if I can't can concentrate as much as I like).

Is recollecting an image of a Buddha the same as visualisation? Will visualisation be even better? And how do you guys carry out visualisation? :?:

Cheers
Dan
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Re: Recalling Buddha's image versus visualisation..

Postby DGA » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:37 am

It seems to me that what you're describing as recalling an image sounds very much like visualization already.

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Re: Recalling Buddha's image versus visualisation..

Postby sinweiy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:06 am

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Amituofo!

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