Mantra meditation Mantra Meditation is a specific and wonderful technique that has been in use for over thousands of years.
The mantras are : AING, SHEAREENG, HEAREENG or KEAREENG
Correct Pronuniciation :
The "EA" is pronounced as the "EA" in "HEAR" or "EAR" the "EE"is pronounced as the "EE" in "SEE"
The "AI" in AING s pronounced as the "I" in " I'm "
Method of using the mantras :
Age group between 16 and 24 years : AING is used Pronounce as "eye"+EENG with the "EE" as in "see"
Age group between 24 and 34 years : SHEAREENG is used Pronounce as the "EA" in "Shear" and the "EE" in "see"
Age group between 35 and 44 years : HEAREENG is used Pronounce as "EA" in "Hear" and "EE" in "see"
Age group between 45 and 55 years : KEAREENG is used Pronounce as "EA" in "dear" and "EE" in "see"
Age group of 55 years and above : you can choose between SHEAREENG, HEAREENG or KEAREENG, dependant of what feels the best for you.
The main principle during Mantra Meditation is thinking the mantra effortlessly :
In this meditation, we do not concentrate, we do not try to think the mantra clearly. Mental repetition is not a clear pronunciation, rather it is a faint idea. We don't try to make a rhythm of the mantra. We don't try to control thoughts. We do not wish that thoughts should not come. If a thought comes, we do not try to push it out. We don't feel sorry about it. When a thought comes, the mind is completely absorbed in the thought. And if at any time you seem to be forgetting the mantra, don't try to hold on. Whenever we forget the mantra, we come back to to it very quietly. It is a very simple and natural process. "When we become aware that we are not thinking the mantra, then we quietly come back to the mantra. Very easily we think the mantra and if at any moment we feel that we are forgetting it, we should not try to persist in repeating it. Only very easily we start and take it as it comes and do not hold the mantra if it tends to slip away. "The mantra may change in different ways. It can get faster or slower, louder or softer, clearer or fainter. Its pronunciation may change, lengthen or shorten or even may appear to be distorted or it may not appear to change at all. In every case, we take it as it comes, neither anticipating nor resisting change, just simple innocence." "There is no need to try to stop thinking because thoughts are a part of meditation. Even if the mind is filled with other thoughts while the mantra is going on, there is no conflict. Our concern is with the mantra, and if other thoughts are there along with it, we do not mind them and we don't try to remove them. We are not concerned with them, we innocently favor the mantra." "Noise is no barrier to meditation. Even in a noisy market, it is possible to be thinking thoughts and whenever we can think, we can meditate. So one can think the mantra comfortably even though aware of outside noises. We just innocently favor the mantra and do not try to resist noise in any way." "Even with some discomfort we should be able to meditate, for anyone who can think can meditate, and even with some bodily discomfort, it's our experience that we do not lose the natural ability to have thoughts." "One thing is very important, that we do not try to meditate. We do not try to keep the tempo of the mantra the same, nor do we try to change the tempo. And, we do not concentrate against thoughts we might have, or against noises we might hear. We do not r esist thoughts, we do not resist noise, we do not resist the mantra changing or disappearing, we do not resist anything. We take it as it comes. It is a very simple, natural, innocent process. When we meditate at home, we start with half a minute sitting e asily. That means, close the eyes about half a minute and then start the mantra easily. And when we want to end meditation then we stop thinking the mantra inside, but do not open the eyes for about 2 minutes. This is very important that we start with half a minute of silence and end with 2 minutes of silence.
Below here I offer you some questions which may aid you in thinking the mantra effortlessly :
1. " When we close our eyes, naturally we feel some quietness, some silence, yes ?"
2. "Did you feel some quietness, some silence ?"
3. "Did you have any thoughts in that silence ?"
4. "Did you notice how spontaneously, how effortlessly these thoughts come?"
5. " Did you notice that a thought comes naturally, effortlessly and spontaneously?"
6. " Did you notice that thoughts come without any effort?"
7. This is how we should think the mantra effortlessly. We close our eyes and sit easily. After about half a minute, we begin to think the mantra in that same effortless way as we think other thoughts.
Aum Shree VishvadevtAya namah