Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
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"If a group of happy, easy-going, joyous people come
together, even a person with a morose mind in that group
feels happy. That means that, when the majority of minds
gathered together in one place have the same idea, it
creates a powerful thought vibration in that atmosphere.
When people get together in the name of meditation, they
come for a purpose, so that thought is predominant in
every mind. Even if there are a few people who are able
to do the meditation well, they create a proper atmosphere,
a conducive atmosphere for others to be benefited. Even the
mind that is restless, that finds it difficult to meditate,
can have the benefit of that atmosphere. It was for this
reason that places of prayer, worship and meditation were
created. Otherwise, the divine can be found anywhere and everywhere.
"God bless you. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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The best way to clean your system is to use sound. Simply choose any holy name you like, and keep repeating it. Let your body vibrate with that frequency. In the beginning you have to concentrate on that vibration within you. But, as you continue, every cell in your body will begin to repeat your mantram or your prayer; then the whole system, the whole personality, body, mind, everything will vibrate on that wavelength. The holy word is like a radio wave.
When a mantram is given to you, you tune your personality to a particular frequency. It's just like tuning a radio. The cosmic music that comes from God is always being transmitted. God never stops transmitting all the beautiful things. Some simply don't tune their heart radios to the proper frequency. Instead, they tune it to the wrong frequency and get atmospheric disturbance.
With practice, you'll be able to tune your heart radio. You will become a good receiver. Only then is the proper communication possible. Communication brings communion. Real communion is possible only when you tune your entire personality to God's frequency.
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi