Chanting to Calm the mind
Question of the day;How to live in this world and not be off this world?
Answer; Through the daily practice of mantra meditation one can navigate through life's ups and downs with an ease of grace. No the problems don't disappear they will still be there, we still have to go to work and our car will still break down in the rain- but it is how we respond to these challenges of life that changes.
A Mantra To Meditate On:
Gopala Govinda Rama Madana Mohana
Meditation is widely accepted as highly beneficial for both the physical body and the mind. According to scientific research mantra meditation technique is a great calming meditation method. Scientifically speaking the repetition of the mantra replaces all busy thoughts and helps you shut out the outside world, thus calming your mind and body. However according to ancient yoga texts a mantra holds much more weight than simply a means of repetition to calm the minds chatter. The eternal wisdom contained in the yoga texts explain that these mantras are transcendental sounds endowed with unlimited spiritual potency. They purify one’s consciousness and bring deep spiritual insight and inner happiness. A mantra is a spiritual sound vibration that is unique to the common names forms and sounds of the material world. The ancient yogic practice of mantra meditation was traditionally a journey of self discovery. And is now is adopted by the common practitioner and practiced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world as a simple means to un-wind calm the mind and relax from a busy days work.
There are two main ways to practice mantra meditation one is kirtan; singing the mantra's accompanied by music and the other Japa meditation is another specific calming meditation technique that can be effectively used to relax and calm the mind, and bring a sense of peace into ones life.
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