Mantra’s are a great way to mediate. And in this post I am going to introduce you to my favorite mantra:Aham Brahmasmi. But first, here is a verse by Rumi to inspire your meditation practice:
Soul receives from the soul that knowledge, therefore not by book nor tongue.
If knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, this is illumination of heart.
Aham Brahmasmi mantra
Aham Brahmasmi, in Sandskirt literally means “I am Brahman.” Or “The core of my being is the ultimate reality.” Or “I am Ness.” It expresses the tenets of Universal Oneness –that we are all connected to all there is and none of us are separate..
I have enjoyed my study into non duality (Universal Oneness). The greatest pains in our lives come when we feel separate, alone and unworthy. (Basically, ‘unloved’). When I was young, I used to think loneliness was the worst thing and now that I am older I understand why. We are only a self in relationship. Isolation extends our worse fears and digs in our greatest guilt. It is hard to see the good in ourselves when we are isolated. When we are alone and feel disconnected, we feel anxious. Of course,it is hard to be happy.
Understanding Oneness can heal this isolation. It starts with finding our connection with other people who love us, with animals and plants, with the earth and with the Spirit within us. Once we connect to the love in these things, we start to feel less alone. Then, we can begin to understand how we are all the same since that same divinity is within all of us. This can lift us out of guilt and fear and into feeling loved, lovable and loving. How can a mantra help with this?
Did you try the Aham Brahmasmi mantra? What do you do to feel connected?
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