Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- A Mantra's Benefits
"A mantra has two purposes. One purpose is to
make your mind strong, clear and collected.
The other purpose is, when you concentrate on
a mantra for a long time, it slowly dissolves
and you are no more repeating the mantra. Even
that goes away, and your mind becomes still.
That means that, through the mantra, your mind
is collected and focused on one point at the
cost of all other thoughts. Your final goal is
to make the mind 'thought-less,' or free of
disturbances. You start with a mantra and then
the mantra brings you the real benefit: It slowly
dissolves, leaving your mind completely still and free."
"God bless you. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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