AUTOMATIC OM | ANANDAMAYI MA
OM must become so automatic that you cannot breathe without remembering it .
SPONTANEOUS JAPA | ANANDAMAYI MA
When japa happens spontaneously , regardless of your intentions , it swells up from within making you oblivious to the external world , and carries you irresistibly , as if on a wave , absorbed in its blissful flow .
OM | MATRIVANI | ANANDAMAYI MA
Through breath energy , Consciousness pervades Matter . Everything that is alive breathes .
When breath stops , you die . Physical life depends on breath . Through Prana , matter becomes alive .
Desires and wandering mind make the breath impure . Therefore , I advise the practice of concentration on breathing combined with taking any one of GOD's Names .
If the breath and the mind become one-pointed and steady , then the mind expands to infinity , and all phenomena are included in that one all-inclusive point .
If you think of GOD with the breath it will purify the prana , the physical sheath and the mind . If you breathe while thinking of GOD's Name , you will feel the call of GOD's grace .
The Self , or GOD is unknowable to the ordinary intelligence , but GOD is not unknown to us as the life-breath . If one uses the rhythm of one's breathing as a support in meditation , this increases one's power .
Therefore , one should daily sit in a meditative pose in a solitary place and turn the mind inward , and repeat the mantra in rhythm with one's breathing , without straining , in a natural way .
When through prolonged practice , the Name becomes inextricably linked with the breath , and the body is quite still ; one will come to realize that the individual is part of the One Great Life that pervades the Universe .
SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.ORG