Äänimaljat juontavat juurensa Intiaan ja Nepaliin. Saksalainen Peter Hess on luonut tämän vanhan perinteen pohjalta metodin, jonka avulla voidaan helposti ja luonnollisesti rentouttaa, auttaa luonnollisia paranemisprosesseja ja lisätä kokonaisvaltaista hyvinvointia.
Sitaatti Thich Nhat Hanh:in kirjasta: Peace Is Every Step
Bells of Mindfulness
In my tradition, we use the temple bells to remind us to come back to the present moment. Every time we hear the bell, we stop talking, stop our thinking and return to ourselves, breathing in and out and smiling. Whatever we are doing, we pause for a moment and just enjoy our breathing.
When we breath in, we say: “Listen, listen”, and when we breath out, we say: “This wonderful sound brings me back to my true self”.
Since I have come to the West, I have not heard many Buddhist temple bells. But fortunately, there are church bells all over Europe. There do not seem to be as many in the United States; I think that is a pity. Whenever I give a lecture in Switzerland, I always make use of the church bells to practice mindfulness. When the bell rings, I stop talking and all of us listen to the full sound of the bell. We enjoy it so much! (I think it is better than the lecture!) … We can get in touch with the wonders of life that are around us – the flowers, the children, the beautiful sounds. Every time that we get back in touch of ourselves, the conditions become favourable for us to encounter life in the present moment.