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From The River Of Heaven

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Books By David Frawley

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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The Use of Mantras 

Mantras are perhaps the most important tools for clearing and cleansing the mind. Mantra helps break up our unconscious and subconscious thought and desire patterns which keep us in bondage to past conditioning. If we observe ourselves we see that all day long there is a background chatter in the mind. It may be the repetition of some song we have heard on the radio, it may be a rehashing of some experience we have just had, an insult or argument for example, or a consideration of what we are about to do, but all the time this background noise is going on. It forms the field of our thoughts and serves to drain away our energy of attention. 

It is usually not possible for us to directly silence the mind. Our mind is too divided and we have too many unresolved conflicts. It is, however, always within our power to chant a mantra. If we do this regularly, above all, if it becomes our primary mental activity, it gradually replaces this background noise of the mind. Instead of hearing a by gone song or childhood experience reverberating behind our surface mind we hear the mantra; Om, Ram, Hari Krishna or whatever it may be. Our subconscious is restructured by the energy of the mantra and ceases to resist the intentions of our conscious mind to meditate. This is the use of the mantra.


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