How To Meditate With A Mantra

These days whenever a politician repeats a promise over and over again commentators say that this promise has become a mantra for that politician.  For the journalists, the word mantra means a meaningless phrase that is repeated endlessly. For yogis however, a mantra is a word or collection of words, which has the power of liberating a human being from all limitations.

How can the repetition of a word or a few words have the capacity to bring about such miraculous results? It is all based on a simple psychological principle, as you think, so you become.

If you someone tells you You're stupid, that's of course a bad insult and will hurt you. However if you start to think I am stupid, and keep repeating this phrase over and over, then that is far worse. When someone tells you that you are stupid, then this is a negative outer-suggestion. When you start to think about it, then you are giving yourself, a negative auto-suggestion. If you keep thinking in a negative way, then your personal development will be harmed. [Read more...]

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