Easy Mantra Meditation

 

  " Just by repeating the name,  
that which can not be understood
     Will be understood  
just by repeating the name 
that which can not be seen   
   Will be seen"  


Mantra repetition is an ancient meditation technique  extensively used in Tibet and India. Here is a simple explanation of Mantra Meditation:                   

What actually is a mantra  

Mantra repetition simply means  repeating a sentence or group of words that have a phonetic significance . just that's it.

Mantra  is intrinsically related to sound. Mantra is sound, and sound is reverberating in everything in this universe. When water flows, the gurgling sound it makes, is mantra. When wind blows through the trees, the  rustling sound it produces is mantra.  When we walk on the earth, our footsteps produce sound, and that too is mantra. Within  human beings  there is a self-born, indestructible sound which repeats itself constantly, along with our breathing and this sound is also a mantra. 

            Sound has enormous power, in fact it has the power to create an entire universe. It is written that God originally manifested as sound. 

(In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  New Testament, John1:1-2 )

According to ancient Indian belief  in the beginning there was sound, which  reverberated asOm and from that sound everything came into existence. 

Even modern scientist are beginning to recognize as our ancient sages did,  that there exists a vibration which reverberates ceaselessly throughout the cosmos.  

            When letters and syllables come together, they form words. Both our spiritual and our mundane life are possible only because of words; without language, we can not carry out any of our activities. Each word we use has its own power and produces it own reaction. A mantra is no ordinary combination of letters and syllables, but a living force. The name of God is not different from God. Mantra has been called the sound-body of God: It is God in the form of sound. 

In  Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says

         " Among rituals, I am the ritual of mantra repetition." 

By this he means that while other techniques are means of attaining Him, mantra is his very being. That is why it is so easy to experience God by repeating the mantra. Mantra meditation is the repetition of a group of words which create  sound vibrations that awake the love of God in our hearts and mind.  


  

 This is an easy way to do mantra to get you started . more pages will be created to explain in depth more traditional mantra and thier meanings

Mantra meditation is one of the simplest and easiest-to-learnmeditation techniques. Like other forms of meditation, it carries many wellness and stress relief benefits, but can be learned quickly and easily. With mantra meditation, you may feel less stressed after one session. With repeated practice, you may find yourself less reactive to future stress. Practicing mantra meditation is easy. Here's how:

Here's How:

  1. Set aside a few minutes and get into a comfortable position.
    At first, it's best to have a quiet room, free of distractions. With repeated practice, you may find yourself able to practice mantra meditation anywhere and under more chaotic circumstances.

  2. Choose a mantra for meditation.
    A mantra is a word or phrase that you repeat to yourself. It can be a non-sensical sound like 'Om,' or it can be a word or phrase like, 'Calm' or 'I'm at peace.' The words or sounds you choose aren't important as long as they are simple and comfortable for you to repeat.

  3. Close your eyes and repeat your mantra to yourself.
    As you do so, try to focus only on the sound and feel of your mantra and nothing else. If you find other thoughts creeping into your head, thank yourself for noticing, and gently redirect your attention to your mantra.

  4. Continue for several minutes.
    That's it. Just continue to repeat your mantra and focus on the sound and the way it feels to make the sound. Redirect your attention away from distractions, and back to your mantra. You can start with 5- or 10-minute sessions and work up to 20 or 30; with mantra meditation, any practice time is better than none.

Tips:

  1. Try to practice mantra meditation anywhere from several times per week to twice a day.

  2. You can repeat the sound silently in your head if you're more comfortable with that.

  3. You can also do mantra meditation while walking to combine exercise with meditation. Just use your mantra rhythmically as you step.

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