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Good Vibrations: A Five-Step Sound Practice to Quiet the Mind

In Ayurveda, simple daily practices, called dinacharya, attend to the five sense organs—eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin—the way we take in the world. Just as the foods we eat, the air we breathe,…

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Hello miracle workers! It has been such an amazing few weeks. Once again, thank you for your support in spreading the May Cause Miracles message. I’m proud to share that the book will be on the NY…

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Sound: Expression of the Infinite or Cosmic Mind

The word mantra has two components to it: Man, which is the root sound of the word mind, and tra, which is the root sound of the word instrument. So, the word mantra literally means an instrument of …

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The Value of a Mantra

The word mantra has two components to it: Man, which is the root sound of the word "mind," and tra, which is the root sound of the word "instrument." So the word mantra literally means "an instrument …

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A Gift of Insight from Sound

I recently had a small encounter with destiny so small that I could have ignored it entirely. A man came to visit me who had devoted his entire life to spirituality. He told me about his many visits t…

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Exercise with a Mantra

You can use a mantra (sound) to increase the benefit of exercise. Research with instruments such as the electroencephalograph or EEC, which measures electrical activity in the brain, has shown that c…

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Sound Leading to Pure Awareness

Repetition of a specific Sanskrit word, or mantra, results in sound vibrations that gradually lead the mind out of its normal thinking process and into the silence that underlies thought. Before th…

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Do Mantras Really Work?

Listen to CNN or any news channel or read the newspapers and you will hear many mantras. Whether it's "Socialism is bad!" from the tea-baggers, or "Yes we can!" from President Obama's campaign, stro…

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Arriving at Silence Through Meditation

Somehow the meditator’s attention has to penetrate the chaotic surface activity of the mind, pass through all the layers of subtle thought, and at last arrive at silence. Instead of subduing a drunke…

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Chant OM: 7 Ways It Can Help

The sound OM is considered to be the mantra of all mantras, the primeval sound from which all other sounds emerged, the mother sound, or even the origin of creation. How does chanting OM help? Here ar…

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