Generally mantram meditation involves chanting out loud at first
until the body is calm and the atmosphere around oneself is serene and pleasant for
meditation. Then whisper meditation almost automatically occurs and the life force begins
to withdraw inward from "out-loud" chanting to whisper chanting. In whisper
chanting the prana, the life force in the body, is balanced and harmonized,
preparing the way for a deeper state of serenity and of the balance of mind and
Whisper chanting easily dissolves and the life force moves even deeper within as you enter
mental chanting. Mental chanting is practiced as long as thoughts are occurring to the
mind. Whenever the mind is distracted, the mantram is simply chanted in the same area of
the mind that the distraction is occurring. The mantram
always wins if given a chance.
mantram frees you from one thought, then another, and also helps to dissolve distractions,
the mantram then begins to reach the border of superconsciousness. Chanting becomes effortless. No effort, nor warding
off distractions, is needed. Chanting becomes a pleasure. Peace and gentle joy fill your
At this point of effortless mental chanting the mantram can...