Meditation is an attitude of mind

Nama Article 14th July 2013

 

Swami Papa Ramdas

 

Meditation is an attitude of mind. If we cultivate the right attitude, then the mind will not wander, but will only remember God within. For remembrance, mental repetition of the Name is essential. Continued remembrance leads to self-surrender or elimination of the ego-sense. Those who sit for so-called meditation, without remembering Him, are playing with the mind, and the mind in its turn makes them tools, and distraction is the result. It is not that the body alone should be still, but also the mind.

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Namakirtan is Mediation

 

What is real meditation?

 

If you develop love it is meditation. If you chant you shall develop love. So chanting is nothing but meditation.

 

‘Similarly, my friend,’ the master says, ‘you can sit like that forever, but you’ll never be meditating or understanding truth.’

 

Chanting continuously in the mind, without a gap of even a microsecond – that is meditation

 

‘Rama! Rama! Rama!’ – saying this within the mind constantly is also dhyana

 

Repetition of the Lord’s name is really a meditation on Him

 

How Meditation is made simpler and enjoyable?

 

By repeatedly reading about Mahatmas one gets motivated to do Japa, Meditation

 

Thus shielded by the Omnipotent Name, he remains safe and his meditation proceeds unhampered

 

When japa is the predominating tendency, vocal japa becomes eventually mental. Meditation is your true nature now. You call it meditation, because there are other thoughts distracting you

 

Chanting (japa) will lead to dhyana (meditation) and it is the means for realising the Self.

 

The utterance and then remembrance and later meditation are the successive stages finally ending in involuntary and eternal japa

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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