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on chanting mantras

Kali yuga keval namah adhara.

The saying above translates to something like, "In the Kali Yuga (age) the holy name will help you across." In Satya Yuga, meditation was the focus. In Treta Yuga, sacrifice was the focus. In Dvapara Yuga, worship was the focus. We are living in the Kali Yuga, the last of the ages. Mantra Yoga is said to fit in for the development of the individual in our age. Mantra Yoga is a part of Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound. Sound is vibration. Nada Yoga is a theory and understanding of sound, vibration, and music.

Mantras were passed on to us by the rishis, seers of the past. Mantras are carefully created for their subtle vibrational quality, and the unbroken oral tradition of such sound has been studied in detail for centuries by Indians. Anyone who has had any experience with purposeful chanting is well aware of the power of mantras in opening the chakras, and also of their healing and awakening qualities. Mantras as sounds have rhythms, patterns, sacred words and melody.

From the uttering of the primal sound, Vach or Shabd, the universe itself was created. (In the beginning was the Word...)

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 27th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
Same Pashmina, or different?
Just wondering - is this the same Pashmina who is the contact person for I-Wet in SF, or a different Pashmina?

Don't worry, I don't need anything - I just keep up a list of integral blogs, and then I noticed that the contact for SF I-Wet had the same name as the this blog. And I thought - "hmm, located in Colorado, interested in Integral, and with the name Pashmina - could they be one and the same person?"

If not - my apologies.

But in either case - I like your blog!

Located here - http://integralpractice.blogharbor.com/blog


pashmina
Jul. 27th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Same Pashmina, or different?
thanks! yep same, one and only Pashmina. :)
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