Faith helps, but one can still derive benefit from number chanting even if one does not have faith in it. This is akin to the fact that one does not need faith in an aspirin to derive the benefit of the aspirin. So also, number chanting is a spiritual med"
The Madhyama mode refers to chanting which occurs automatically. It is so named as it is the intermediate stage between the Vaikhari and Pashyanti modes.
Nowadays meditation is widely advised as a practice that helps quieten the mind, relieve it from stress, achieve higher levels of concentration or relaxation, etc. In this article we explain the differences between meditation and chanting, why meditation is difficult to achieve in todayâ€™s times and why chanting is of greater value to those seeking spiritual growth
Just as sugar has sweetness as its quality, so also the nature of the mind is to think continuously or to harbour a certain emotion arising from some thought. In the beginning when chanting, everyone gets various thoughts due to the impressions from previous births.
As long as chanting is going on it prevents the development of new impressions about other things on the subconscious mind.
Explains the difference between meditation and chanting. Also defines what is meditation and what is chanting.
The energy of any mantra lies in its bija. The chanting of a mantra is efficacious only if an appropriate bija is selected. The bijas activate the deity of the mantra.
The simplest spiritual practice in Kaliyug is chanting (namj?pa). Our four main Vedas, Upanishad, Shreemad Bhagwat Geeta, Shreemad Bhagwatpuran etc clearly explain the importance of naam sadhana
The japamala (rosary) usually consists of 108 beads in addition to the merubead. The four parts (charans) of each of the twenty-seven lunar asterisms (nakshatras) that is 27 x 4 equals one hundred and eight. These are represented by 108 beads in the mala.
Meditation [superconscious state (samadhi)] is not continuous but chanting can occur continuously. In order to blend with The Infinite Principle continuous spiritual practice is essential.
The form is associated with the tej (absolute fire) element while the Name (that is its sound) with the akash (absolute ether) element.
All mantras originate from Om. It is a symbol of Brahman, God and the Vedas. Hence, the mantra â€˜Omâ€™ can bestow the Final Liberation (Moksha). This itself is the bija or the gist of the Vedas.
When chanting the Name of oneâ€™s favourite deity (ishtadevata) out of all the Names one should select the Name matching oneâ€™s constitution. A seeker finds it easier to chant such a Name.
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