Why is chanting The God's Name superior to meditation?
Meditation [superconscious state (samādhi)] is not continuous but chanting can occur continuously. In order to blend with The Infinite Principle continuous spiritual practice is essential. The seeker comes to the waking state from the state of meditation since there is an attraction to the gross dimension. On the contrary the one chanting is continuously in the ‘waking state’, that is in a way he is in a continuous state of meditation! Click here to read more.
- 1. Asans (postures), pranayam and chanting
- 2. Ritualistic worship (karmakand) and chanting
- 3. The sacrificial fire (yadnya) and the sacrificial fire of chanting The Lord’s Name (japayadnya)
- 4. Action (karma), chanting of The Lord’s Name and God
- 5. The results of action and chanting The Lord’s Name
- 6. Meditation and chanting
- 7. The thoughtless state and chanting
- 8. The method of stopping chanting of other Names
- 9. Path of Knowledge (Dnyanyoga), Path of Action (Karmayoga), Path of Devotion (Bhaktiyoga) and Path of Chanting The Lord’s Name (Namasankirtanyoga)
- 10. The spiritual level of a seeker, spiritual practice and some of its effects
- 11. Relative importance of various spiritual practices with and without chanting
- 12. The importance of various types of spiritual practice in seekers of 40% spiritual level with reference to generation of spiritual emotion
- 13. Path of Chanting The Lord’s Name (Namasankirtanyoga) and the Path of Guru’s Grace (Gurukrupayoga)
- 14. The stance of a spectator (sakshibhav) and chanting The Lord’s Name
- 15. Realising that ‘everything occurs due to God’s wish’ (Ishvarechcha) and chanting while working
- 16. The proportion of purification of various bodies with various paths of spiritual practice
- 17. A gross comparison of the stages of progress in the various paths of Yoga recommended by the Guru or followed with one’s own intellect
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