The influence of mantra:
How it affects the meditator
mantra can completely transform our inner being. Our inner state is
created by the thoughts and feelings that continuously arise in us.
Outwardly we may appear to have fixed identities-one person may appear
to be a lawyer, another an engineer, another a doctor, another a
professor. But inside, we are a continually changing mass of
consciousness. When we project the beam of mantra into this fluctuating
mass, it stabilizes it and focuses it in one direction, the direction of
the self. It helps us to transcend our confusion, our fantasies, and the
constant changes of the mind.
of the name of God causes a kind of earthquake in our inner
consciousness. Whatever thoughts arise in our daily life,
they are recorded
within us and form impression that are difficult
to remove. But when
we repeat the name, all these thoughts and impressions are erased, and
the name of God is recorded. At every moment, what we think is what we
become. If the anger arises in the
mind and we identify ourselves with it, we become angry. In the same way, if we continually repeat the mantra with great
love and interest, we will become absorbed in God. By its very nature
the mantra has the ability to transform our awareness into an awareness of ourselves as
Self which is a part of supreme self God.
to repeat the mantra :
repeat the mantra silently or loudly but it should be at the same speed at which
you talk. You can also coordinate it with the breathing, repeating it
once with the inhalation and once with exhalation. Repeat it very
carefully, just as a miser looks after is wealth. Listen it as you
repeat it, and in that way your mind will become permeated with mantra.
If you repeat the mantra when you breathe in and breathe out, it will
circulate throughout your body, permeating every one of your blood
cells. then even the room in which you have been repeating become
saturated with it.
It is said,
"Mantra is that which protects the one who
repeats it." The power of mantra is beyond your imagination You can
understand the meaning of the mantra, but you can not measure its
strength. Mantra is the living force of
God. Therefore, repeat it with
If you devote even half hour or an
hour every day to repeating the mantra, you will function much more
effectively in your worldly life, and your heart will be filled with
joy. You will begin to experience the self very easily.
detailed clarification on mantra meditation