June 1, 2022
Ask Deepak

Mantra Balance.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Dear Deepak, Regarding the mantra in meditation: I am having trouble figuring out the balance between giving enough attention to the mantra and giving too much. Sometimes I feel like if I am too focused on the mantra, I am unable to slip into the “gap”. Other times, when I take some of that focus away, I find that I am just falling asleep, or slipping into a dream-like state, with weird visions similar to a dream. Several times I have stopped breathing during meditation, and/or felt like I slipped into the gap, but that hasn’t happened for a while now, and I can’t remember how I was treating the mantra when I did it. I know you say it is important NOT to try to slip into the gap during meditation, as that will hinder any chances of it actually happening. Could you explain this a little further?


There is no correct formula for how much attention should be given to the mantra in every meditation. That will be determined by what your mind and body needs at that particular time for your spiritual evolution. Your mind cannot determine what that is. That is why it is so important not to force the mind to be on the mantra and not to push against thoughts. That forcing interferes with the natural guidance of our inner intelligence which knows exactly where our attention needs to be at that particular time during meditation. 



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