with Bob Swanson
"Om Namah Shivaya" is
a salutation, a salute to the inner self, Shiva. Om is the primordial sound.
(Go to "OM" Page.)
Sometimes Om can be heard in meditation.
(Om, I honor Shiva)
"Salutations to Shiva
our own true Inner Self".
We exist in two worlds.
When we are alive in this outer world we are Jiva, Identified with the
world of the body, the world of matter, the physical Universe. When
we turn our gaze inward we realize we are Shiva. We identify with the peace
of oneness, absolute stillness, and become the observer all, the true self.
The mind is the link that is used by the inner Self to interact in the
outer world. When the mind is absolutely still the two worlds merge
and become one. The Universal Truth becomes known.
resoundingly, chant softly, and Chant morning to night. Song is uplifting,
it massages the body and mind with soothing harmonic vibration. It
harmonizes the breath. We need not chant to please others.
We chant to please the self. Chanting is mind cleansing. It
drives chaotic thought from our being. There are slow chants, there
are fast chants many can be danced to. Depression and stress are
melted away. A smile appears on the face and joy arises in the heart.
I chant "Om
Namah Shivaya" for 10 minutes before beginning the "Hamsa" mantra for Meditation.
Chanting is meditation too.
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