When we focus our minds on sensory input from the external world or on thoughts and feelings that arise within us, we are engaged in a type of meditation, in the broadest sense of that word. So you could say that all of us are already meditating at every moment.
The mind is always busy: It can’t be stopped. Meditation and yoga are for helping us rise above the mind’s chatter. What we meditate on now creates our future life.
A person in bodily consciousness constantly thinks of eating, sleeping, sex, and self-protection or of things related to these four basic activities.
Transcendental Maha Mantra meditation is what the Vedas prescribe for this day and age. The single most highly recommended mantra—with the greatest ability to uplift our consciousness.
"A mantra is mystical energy encased in a sound structure and each mantra contains within its vibrations a certain power. But of all mantras, the maha-mantra has been prescribed as the easiest and surest way for attaining God Realization in this present age." --George Harrison (1943-2001), in his autobiography :'I, me and Mine'
This mantra is known as the Maha-mantra of Kaliyuga (the supreme mantra of Kaliyuga - the present era of machine where truth and righteousness are at their lowest level. ) It has been said that by repeating this mantra with faith and devotion, one can attain salvation and peace of mind.
" harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasti eva nasti eva gatir anyatha"
- A Sanskrit verse from Brhan-naradiya Purana which means
"In this age of Kali, there is no alternative, there is no alternative, there is no alternative for spiritual progress other than the chanting of the holy name, the chanting of the holy name, the chanting of the holy name of the Lord."
Benefits of Transcendental Maha Mantra Meditation:
WHY SHOULD I INVEST MY TIME IN MEDITATION?
If the mind is not controlled, we will be end up in doing something nonsense or loose control on ourselves as mentioned in the above pictures. But the good news is that everyone can gain control over the mind from the transcendental maha mantra meditation, and you don't need to be an 'expert'. We can categorize transcendental maha mantra meditation benefits under physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits so that you can see how meditation has great advantages upon all levels of our being. But remember, to gain lasting benefits from Transcendental Maha Mantra Meditation, all you need to do is to practice it regularly, ideally every day. More the time you spent on meditation, the more quickly you reap the benefits.
There are so many benefits, one will be obtaining by doing Transcendental Maha Mantra Meditation. We can group them into 4 categories which are listed below: