What is a Mantra ?
In Sanskrit, a mantra is described as, “Manana trayate iti mantra.”. Iti Mantra is that which saves you from repetitiveness. A repetitive thought is a worry. Mantras help to free you from worries.
What is meditation ?
Everyone has experienced a meditative state in moments of deep joy, or when completely engrossed in an activity, when just for a moment the mind becomes so light and at ease. While we have such moments, we are unable to repeat them at will. The meditation program at an Ashram teaches you how. This meditation technique almost instantly alleviates the practitioner from stress-related problems, deeply relaxes the mind and rejuvenates the system.
Why Mantra Meditation is Important ?
Regular practise of the technique can totally transform the quality of one’s life, by culturing the system to maintain the peace, energy and expanded awareness throughout the day. The meditation techniques combined with yogic practises can ensure good health and a calm mind.
- Meditation allows the conscious mind to settle deeply in the Self, giving it rest
- When the mind settles down, it lets go of all tension, making one healthy and focused. A student is taught by his Guru to use a simple sound mentally which allows the mind to settle down and go within. When the mind and nervous system are allowed to repose a few moments in the profound silence, the blocks that clog the system and our progress gradually dissolve. When a river is calm, its reflection is clearer. When the mind is calm, there is greater clarity in the field of expression. Our powers of observation, perception and expression improve. As a result we are able to communicate effectively and clearly.
For attaining nirvana , Its recommended in our Vedic scriptures to chant hare Krishna Mahamantra i.e.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna , Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Raama Hare Raama , Raama Raama Hare Hare