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How to Meditate – By Swami Venkatesananda – Part-2

Dear all,

Good evening to all of u and have a divine blessed day ahead…..

Meditation tips Contd....

2. Chant a few hymns or offer your own prayer (audibly) to the lord: this
is like switching the radio on and tuning it. Raise the mind to a
higher level. Imagine you are in the presence of god. This may appear
to be self-hypnotism, but the results are astounding.

3. Become aware that you are seated in your room or wherever it is. You are now
aware of even your body’s contact with the seat. The knowledge ‘I am
sitting here’ ensures that the mind is also here and does not wander
away. If the attention tends to wander, gently but firmly bring it
back: ‘I am sitting here.’ Become aware of the sensation of the hands
resting on your knees or in your lap. Immediately the attention is
brought within the body and once the attention is narrowed down, the
whole inside seems to be illuminated. You realise that just one thing
is happening—breathing. You are breathing.

4. Chant ‘OM’ deeply, concentrating on the solar plexus, feeling that the
sound vibrations arise from there. Feel that these sound vibrations
travel upwards towards the crown of the head, through the vagus nerve.
They actually will. When they reach the throat-region close your lips
and continue ommmmmmm and let the sound fade out at the crown of the
head. Do this three or six times.

5. It is one of those ironies of life that we seem to be interested in so many wonderful things in
this world without paying the least attention to the greatest wonder
which is breathing. It is because we are breathing that we are alive,
that we are able to enjoy life. It is a supreme wonder. Ask yourself:
"What makes you breathe out and having exhaled—what makes you inhale
again?" What makes one take the next breath, or in other words, how
does the breathing go on? When you pay attention to this you have
forgotten where you are sitting. That is, the attention has gone still
deeper within yourself and is now ready to go even deeper down. Breathe
normally, effortlessly. At the same time, close the glottis a little
bit, so that the breath itself produces some sound. (It is not the
vocal cords but the glottis that helps to produce this sound.) Let this
sound also fade away and not stop abruptly. You will find that your
mind follows this sound and "goes inwards."

!!! Will continue !!!
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Chanting the Mahamantra :
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

1. US - Namadwaar Inaugural Ceremony

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2. Namadwaar message read out by Hon. Mayor, Manvel, Texas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83XrVFGXUYE
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