Re: [Meditation Society of America] Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
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Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012, 6:43 PMMantra is a Mystic Word
"The mind should dwell on a mantra and its vibrations
so that it will not divert its attention to anything
else. The more you repeat the mantra, the more you
produce that sound vibration within you. After some
time, even without your conscious repeating, you will
be able to feel the vibration within. In other words,
you can hear the sound of the mantra within you and
that will be a sort of hold for you to get into the
higher vibrations. That is why a mantra is a mystic
word, which has its own special vibration and, by
developing that vibration in you, you are developing
a certain kind of wavelength and you will be able to
attract that kind of wavelength from the cosmos.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
Hear monthly messages from Sri Swami Satchidananda
on the Inspiration Line (434-WOW-GURU).
- Watch your mind. Watch your breath. Become an observer, which is the key to Jnana Yoga. Don’t worry about particular techniques. Just sit back and observe the breath, mind, and thoughts. Just see what’s happening within you. Become a witness, which is a wonderful form of meditation. Be still and watch what is happening in your mind and in your body. Maybe you have been repeating a mantra or focusing on one object for a time. You may then relax and sit calmly and watch the mind; observe the peaceful vibrations that come. Listen to the silence completely. Observe your own brain. See how peaceful you are. The mind seems to be totally at rest. You might think the mind is almost asleep, yet you are still conscious of the whole thing. The body is resting. The breath has very much slowed. The mind is almost sleeping but you are aware of everything.
Ask yourself, “Who is aware of them? What is this awareness? Who knows all these things? That is You, the Knower. You are totally different from your body, from your mind. You are the witness—what you call the Self, the pure Self—the witness of the body and mind. If you could maintain this witnessing constantly, still knowing you are the witness all the time, you would reach Self-awareness or
Self-realization. Keep up this awareness, even in your day-to-day activities. When you are eating, when you are walking, and especially when you are distressed, you can still witness. You will constantly enjoy supreme peace. Through this practice you become the master of your own body and mind. You’ll walk through life like an undisturbed sage.