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How to Meditate:

  • Sit at ease in any posture.

  • Close your eyes and gaze straight ahead in a relaxed and alert manner.

  • Watch whatever space you perceive after closing your eyes.

  • Silently repeat the words Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum, which means "I am immortal, I am blissful," as if the words are coming from the space towards your eyes. Put your attention on the space or gap between Amaram Hum and Madhuram Hum.

    The Shyam mantra Sounds like:
    Amaah - rhum hum (I am immortal)
    Madhhu-rhum hum (I am blissful)
    Gisele Singing the mantra .wav file 177 KB (digitized by Gisele, recorded on a Mac)
    Gisele Singing the mantra .wav file 198 KB (digitized by Gisele, recorded on a Mac)

  • This space is the source or ocean out of which all waves of existence and consciousness arise. (Space or Shyam means this blue-black image, or infinite space we see when our eyes are closed).

  • If any thoughts, feelings, emotions, or visions appear, or if any sounds are heard, just watch these waves without feeling interrupted or disturbed; every wave is a part of your meditation experience. And if no experiences arise, remain alert; this pure space is the ocean of consciousness, without any ripple on its surface.

  • Remain the unchanging Knower who watches all of these changes come and go. This Knower is infinite, immortal, and unchanging, the underlying essence of all states of existence, consciousness, and bliss. If you notice that your mind has wandered from the repetition of Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum, begin to repeat it once again without thinking that anything wrong has happened.

  • Remain sitting and repeating Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum
    with eyes closed for as long as you feel comfortable.

  • When this period of meditation is complete, take your time, rub your face with your hands, and open your eyes slowly. Be aware that the space which you were perceiving inside and the space which you are now perceiving outside are one and the same.

If you continue your practice of meditation your awareness will certainly mature into the Vision of Oneness, the totally free state of consciousness. So meditate for at least ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes in the evening and enjoy the results.

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