Ever since I was conscious of myself, I always repeated “I am what I am – no more no less” in any situation that was not adequate or too challenging for the mind not to shake. How interesting it was to find out that Sau Hum Mantra means exactly that! Withing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKNzaWGm0o8 , I marveled: “Oh! What a master he must be if he can chant EVENLY during inhale and exhale!” I began to chant with the voice before I read a statement: “chanting during inhalation doesn’t work” SO 🙂 Not knowing that it “doesn’t work”, I was chanting while inhaling (Sau) and exhaling (Hum) and… after about 20 inhales with somewhat rusty sounding vocal cords, the power of concentration readjusted them through mind and purely sound of Sau began! As clean on inhale as on exhale! Hummmmm… YES! It is possible to sing and chant while inhaling! It is possible because the mind doesn’t know it is impossible! Of course it takes some caution and practice (I remembered advise of ParamahaNsa Yogaananda to moist throat with oil before beginning practicing kriya:) Sau! As the flute of Krishna is open on both ends, so is our throat – the sound is within no matter which way the air blows! HMmmmm… This spontaneously led to a revelation of the mystery that long puzzled me: “what IS the right direction: Sau-HM or HM-Sau?)” The answer (as lightning of awareness) appeared quite amuzing: breath of prajna IZ exactly opposite to the direction of physical breath! As the physical body inhales, Kundalini exhales raising up (in my experience through the crown and out.) As the physical body exhales, Prajna inhales and desends (in my experience through the crown) into the channel and fills all the nadis. Co-incident of physical with spiritual leads to UNIFIED BREATH (six-petaled flower of life also known as Star of David – seed symbol of air in Anahata Chakra, where ascending and descending air meet :). Soon after this discovery my body-mind attempted to imitate the direction of spiritual breathing (what a quick chitta:) This enlightenment was followed by a third one: when ParamaHaMSa within is awakened HM-Sau and Sau-HM must be alternated in order to harmonize the question and the answer: ParamaHaMSa questions and KNOWS Itself as SauHam – the question IS an answer 🙂
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (maha-mrityun-jaya) is one of the more potent of the ancient Sanskrit mantras. Maha mrityunjaya is a call for enlightenment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClxgIS-_X_g&feature=related enchanting chanting by Shri Ashwinkumar Pathak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0f2Pn_n8ks&feature=related contains handwritten mantra and translation of all words as the mantra is chanted by Swami Nardanand.
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat
We Meditate on the Three-eyed reality
Which permeates and nourishes all like a fragrance.
May we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality,
Even as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buYFPZuiZHc&feature=related video is of pulsating bindu of blue and gold with beautiful melody
Maha Gayatri Mantra
Om Namah Shiva Ya
Babaji and Mantra OM Namah Shivaya
Yet, even in forgetfullness of a dream The SEED remains unaltered (or else it would not be able to remember Itself 🙂
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTgU4l0dnGU&feature=relatedin this video contains some of the inspirations Babaji shared with the world.
40 day practice (for any mantra) is given at www.Swamiji.com (for Mahamrityunjaya mantra)
The period of 40 days has been widely recognized as an auspicious period both in the East and the West since ancient times
These examples are to share simple truth: EACH practitioner can find most sacred relation in order to engage in practice wholeheartedly
The Agni of inspiration is tended to as the ancient priestesses tended to sacred altar fire… Each of us is the priest or priestess of our most sacred altar within… If practice is sacred, then each of 40 days reveals 1 lightning KNOWING within through sound of vibration of the chosen man-tra. Each day the cosmic energy is aligned differently and so is the angular relation between star rays. Because of that the 40 angles of revelation ARE unique (lustre of a spinning diamond changes gradually revealing all its splendor) Mantra is a sound code.
In rapture that the ultimate goal of practice is to cause the Supreme Self to transcend Its own light of mind and to dissolve in Its True Nature of Absolute Bliss, EYE pass step-stones of Its attributes (accessed through mantra) swiftly… unattached… longing for The Ultimate communion with The Beloved… , Oh! Even the words Pure Love urge EYE to chant with such degree of trust and openness… inspired by awareness of discovery EYE seek 🙂
Let Love and Light be with you!