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The below diagram designed by veerasmay krishnaraj, explains the units of the letter OM or AUM - further moving on in this article, will explain some of the interesting aspects which we had lacked to know on things, which we should had known and to be carried on.
The below are some of the points which i felt like to be shared from the data collected from various sources; Hope this might be some informative to all off you folks out there reading it;
1. SUta Samhita says, Supreme Consciousness is Motionless Apada (Stirless word or Brahman), which becomes the four forms of Pada (word), which again can become Apada. That sound is called NADA by the Tantrics, which is the origin of beings and objects. When Bindu explodes, a sound is produced which is called SabdaBrahman (Sound Brahman = Sound Consciousness).
2. For the Hindus who believe in the following prayers : Utter the name of Rama in triplets (Rama, Rama, Rama) as many time as you can. The utterance of a triplet once is equal to chanting the Sahasranamam (Vishnu's 1000 names) once and deriving its full benefits.
The math is as follows:
The word Rāma, said three times, begets all the benefits derived from reciting the entire Vishnu Sahasranamam.
Rāma = Rā + ma. Rā is the second semivowel in the group-Ya, Ra, La, Va. Ma is the 5th labial among Pa, Pha, Ba, Bha, and Ma. Two multiplied by five is 10; Rāma said three times is 10^3 = 10x10x10 = 1000.
See how a Hindu manipulates numbers!. This might sound bit odd and foolish to lot of people; but do trust me Hindu is one of the most ancient and highly skilled religion, because of these assumptions and calculations, Hindus where able to play with numbers in such a way, that they where literally able to calculate the distance from earth to Brahma loka.
3. Breath control and meditation according to Bhagavan Krishna in The Uddhava Gita, Dialogue 9, Verses 32 to 46. The following is what Krishna says in answer to Uddhava's question on meditation and concentration of the mind.
9.32 Sit in a comfortable position on a level surface with head, neck, and back in one line; palms and hands facing upward on your lap; and gaze directed downward.
9.33 Submerge the senses; focus the mind on your breath; breath in slowly; hold the inhaled breath; exhale slowly; pay attention to the out-breath; hold the out-breath and then inhale slowly. In cold clinical words: Inspiration - Retention of breath - Expiration - Hold the residual breath - Inspiration. Concentration on an object may be difficult; if you choose one, choose a part of your body, the smallest possible anatomical part, like the finger tip, nasal tip, thumb. More easily, you can concentrate on your breath going in and out.
9.34 Let Prana (breath) go up the lighted path of Susumna Nadi, fine as the Lotus stalk. Upon arrival at the silent Anahata Chakra, peels of Pranava, Om fills the center; chant the Mantra Om on the out-breath. (Solar rays pass up the Susumna Nadi.)
9.35 Chant Pranava Mantra Om ten times at each sitting thrice daily; you will gradually gain control over your breath; you will be ready for meditation.
9.36 Deep in the cave of the heart there is an inverted eight petal lotus bud pointing down from its stalk. (note: heart here refers to spiritual heart, which is present on the right side of the anterior chest--No! it is not an anatomical organ.)
9.37 While meditating, visualize the lotus petals open revealing in its center, Sun, Moon, and Fire. See the Self (Krishna) in whatever native form one likes. (The three canals of Susumna Nadi are one within the other, a tube within a tube: outer tube is Rajasic Vajra Nadi which is the sun, the middle tube is Sattvic Chitra Nadi (Moon), and the innermost tube is Brahma Nadi signifying passage of Kundali and Kundalini consciousness. The inner tube is more subtle than the outer tube; the innermost is the subtlest.
9.38 Whatever form of Krishna or Self you choose, let it shine and smile upon you.
9.39 Krishna says, I will be in the center of the lotus as a dark nimbus cloud with eyes and face radiating grace and love and Lakshmi sitting on my chest.
9.40 Visualize me with scintillating jewels, ankle bells, bracelets, and shining lotus feet.
9.41 Let your mind build my image of my body in all its parts and see my complete self as an immanent being there.
9.42 Shut out the external world; withdraw from all sensory stimuli; fix your mind on me in the very center of the heart lotus; keep going towards the epicenter of the lotus (involution).
9.43 As your travel towards the center and concentrate your attention, your mind flows in a continuous stream; hold your attention on the benign face of My being.
9.44 Concentrate on My face for a while; later let My form vanish and what is left behind is the Self; hold on to it and become one with it; now the Self and you are one.
9.45 Remain in that state; it is like fire fusing with fire.
4. For successful meditation you need a fully functional "Inner Organ' made of Mind, Buddhi, Ego, Chitta and the soul. Find out what they mean. Mind is a mechanical meditator; Buddhi is a fickle meditator; Chitta is a serene meditator. Soul, the King presides over, directs, and benefits from Mind, Buddhi, Ego and Chitta. When they all go to battle for the king, they all die with Chitta merging with the Soul.
What it means is mind the mechanical meditator, Buddhi the fickle meditator and Ego the I-maker have to die for the Chittam to meditate and find oneness with the soul. Manas-Nasa = destruction of mind; Buddhi-Nasa = destruction of Buddhi; Ahamkara-Nasa = destruction of Ahankara. When there is destruction of ego, mind, and intellect, there is tranquility,