People today are turning to meditation for many reasons: to find relief from the stress and anxiety of their daily lives; to find some peace after some traumatic event they may have experienced; looking for a deeper understanding of the self and the purpose of life; to reconnect with their inner spiritual nature and source.
Actual meditation means to take our focus away from the material dimension and place it on the spiritual dimension. Being spiritual in essence, this spiritual connection is what most of us are missing in our lives. The easiest way to experience our spiritual connection in this day and age is to engage in Mantra meditation.
Mantra Meditation: ‘Man’ means mind and ‘tra’ to take away from. By focusing the mind on a Mantra or Transcendental sound, we can take our focus away from the material dimension and connect to the spiritual dimension.
True Mantras are not material sound, they are authorized by scripture and invested with all the potency of the spiritual energy. Mantras are made up of the names, qualities and activities of the Supreme Being.
There are no hard and fast rules for hearing and repeating these mantras. Mantra meditation can be practiced quietly alone, with a group of friends or family, or in a large congregation. It can be practiced any where at any time, while walking along the beach or through a nice park, driving in the car, waiting in the bus line, while at home, school or work.
It is non-sectarian, people of all denominations can get together and sing the names of the Supreme that they are comfortable with according to their faith or culture. It is a time old practice and is available to young and old alike. It is the recommended process for self-realisation in this day and age.