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Remembering OM as a pulsing repetition

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    Remembering OM as a pulsing repetition http://swamij.com/om-mantra.htm#pulsing Here is one way to use the OM mantra: USE A SPEED THAT IS NATURAL AND
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      Remembering OM as a pulsing repetition
      http://swamij.com/om-mantra.htm#pulsing

      Here is one way to use the OM mantra:

      USE A SPEED THAT IS NATURAL AND COMFORTABLE: There are many rhythms in
      the body and mind, both gross and subtle. Imagine the sound of OM,
      rising and falling, at whatever speed is comfortable and natural. It
      may be very fast, several cycles per second. Or it may be slower,
      several seconds for each OM. Or it might become extremely slow, with
      the mmmmmm... sound continuing in the mind for much longer periods,
      but still pulsing at that slow rate.

      Imagine it somewhat like one of these speeds of vibration:
      * OMmmOMmmOMmm...
      * OMmmmmOMmmmmOMmmmm...
      * OMmmmmmmmOMmmmmmmmOMmmmmmmm...

      MEDITATION TIME and DAILY LIFE: This kind of awareness of the mantra
      can be used both at meditation time and during daily life. The mantra
      is allowed to be somewhat of a constant companion. It brings a
      centering, balancing quality to daily life. This does not mean being
      in a dull, lethargic state. Rather, done well, it brings clarity of
      mind and a greater ability to be in the world, and selflessly serving
      others.

      BREAKING HABIT PATTERNS: This is not intended as a blocking mechanism
      to prevent dealing with one's thought process or with the challenges
      of life. It is not a method of escapism. However, it definitely can
      have the effect of bringing focus to the mind, which can break a
      pattern of disturbing or distracting thoughts coming from the noisy or
      chattering mind. In this way, one has a greater openness to being
      aware of positive thoughts and spiritual realities that are always
      there.
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