Tips for Mindful Meditation

 

 

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Tips for Mindful Meditation

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Q. Lewis, what is a mantra and how can we use it in meditation?

A. Often, when I have stress, I will take a few minutes before I begin working to meditate.

When I meditate I usually choose a mantra to focus on. A mantra in most spiritual traditions is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words. In many different cultures, it is believed that these words have sacred, religious, magical, or spiritual powers.

The most basic mantra is Om, and this is the mantra used by many secular beginner students, especially secular hatha yoga classes. In Hinduism, from which the word originates, it is known as the “Pranava mantra,” the source of all mantras.

 

 

 

East Asia

In Buddhism in China and Vietnam, ten small mantras were finalized by the monk Yulin (玉琳國師), a teacher of the Shunzhi Emperor for monks, nuns, and laity to chant in the morning.

Along with the ten mantras, the Great Compassion Mantra, the Shurangama Mantra of the Shurangama, Heart Sutra, and various forms of nianfo is also chanted. The Shurangama Mantra may be the longest mantra. There are Thai Buddhist amulet katha: that is, mantras to be recited while holding an amulet.

Very often mantra practice is combined with breathing meditation so that an individual recites a mantra simultaneously with in-breath and out-breath. This helps to help develop concentration and tranquility. Mantra meditation is especially popular among westerners who take yoga classes as well as I fitness facilities. Like other basic concentration exercises, a mantra can be used as the basis for an insight practice where the mantra becomes the focus of observation of how life. It can also be used to simplify the mind, or as an aid in mindfulness and in surrendering and letting go.

When I do my morning meditation I use three different Mantras

  1. A Hebrew phrase to celebrate my roots
  2. The words “Love, kindness, compassion, empathy, wisdom, goods, beauty, and grace”. This I do from the concept of as you think so you are.
  3. A series of Punjabi words I was given by a Guru I had fifty years ago. He said they were sacred. I say them whether they are or aren’t!

The Takeaway

Mantra-based meditation can help your mind to become more focused and can reduce stress. It really has a unique effect.

The key thing is that saying mantras, in mindful meditation while taking long, slow, deep breaths is a powerful tool for mental health

About Lewis Harrison

Lewis is the creator of Harrison’s Applied Game Theory is a business futurist, author, speaker, seminar leader, and Results-Oriented Life Coach. He has a passion for helping individuals, and organizations, solve problems. He has a passion for personal growth, self-improvement, applied game theory, and Transmodern Zen.

Contact him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com (He will respond to you personally)

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