Dhammakaya Meditation method was discovered by the Most Venerable Phramongkolthepmuni (1884 - 1959) or Luang Por Wat Paknam (The Venerable Father of Wat Paknam Temple), a Thai Theravada Buddhist monk who sacrificed his life in meditation practice and meditative research until he made an achievement in meditation by attaining the ‘Dhammakaya,’ a pure transcendental body which exists within everyone regardless of age, race, gender, and religion. According to Phramongkolthepmuni, the Dhammakaya resembles a Buddha statue whose body is crystal clear, seated in cross-legged meditation posture, and topped with a tiny lotus bud. Dhammakaya is claimed to be the ‘true self’ or ‘Buddhahood’ of every living being.
Levels of Meditation Attainment:
Before attaining Dhammakaya, meditation practitioners normally progress step by step by attaining the refined human body (astral body), unrefined celestial body, refined celestial body, unrefined Rupa-Brahma body, refined Rupa-Brahma body, unrefined Arupa-brahma body, and refined Arupa-Brahma body respectively. These are the inner bodies within everyone which differ in levels of refinement.
Following the attainment of refined Arupa-Brahma body, one attains Dhammakaya. However, there are different levels of Dhammakaya which vary according to their purity and refinement, ranging from unrefined Gotrabhu Dhammakaya, refined Gotrabhu Dhammakaya, unrefined Sotapanna Dhammakaya, refined Sotapanna Dhammakaya, unrefined Sakadagami Dhammakaya, refined Sakadagami Dhammakaya, unrefined Anagami Dhammakaya, refined Anagami Dhammakaya, unrefined Arahat Dhammakaya, and refined Arahat Dhammakaya.
After attaining the Dhammakaya, practitioners are eligible to practice the superknowledge of Dhammakaya Meditation or Vijja Dhammakaya which allows one to exercise various supernatural powers such as recalling past and future lifetimes, reading others’ mind, acquiring divine eye and ear, understanding animals' languages, traveling to the Nirvana, heaven and hell, meeting & conversing with celestial beings and those who already passed away, investigating others’ afterlife, investigating the universe and various realms, and meeting & conversing with the Creator of the Existence.
Most of all, the Dhammakaya Meditation allows practitioners to gain inner peace, bliss, purity, deep relaxation, happiness, mental refreshment, and pure energy according to the level of meditation they achieve.
How to Meditate:
Primarily, Dhammakaya Meditation mainly applies two techniques which are meditation object visualization and mantra repetition. According to the Most Venerable Phramongkolthepmuni, there are seven bases of mind where practitioners have to focus their mind by visualizing a meditation object such as a crystal ball (since it resembles the original shape of one's mind) and repeat the mantra ‘Samma Arahang.’ Practitioners are required to focus their mind from the first base to the sixth base temporarily, then, rest their mind permanently at the seventh base which is in the middle of their body, two fingers’ breadth above the navel level.
To meditate, simply visualize a crystal ball at the seventh base and repeat mantra Samma Arahang over and over until the mind calms down and progresses in meditation until attaining the inner transcendental spheres and bodies.
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