February 6, 2023
Ask Deepak

So-Hum Meditation.


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


Dearest Deepak Thank you so much for your amazing book The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire. I learnt so much from it. I have a few questions. If you would find the time to answer me it would mean so much to me. Firstly in terms of the meditation: When I say the So-Hum Mantra is it correct that one is to say this mentally to one’s self with the exhale and inhale. And to focus simultaneously on the breathing and the mantra? I notice that while I am saying So-Hum to myself other thoughts arise. So the so-hum becomes automatic what I am saying mentally, but other thoughts arise and sometimes even though I am still saying SO Hum mentally, I am thinking about other things? Furthermore I wanted to ask you – during the meditation while I am saying SO-Hum, I find myself searching for the witness inside of me or some altered stare or experience – is this ok or is the goal to stay solely focused on my breathing and the mantra? And will the altered state just blossom and appear one day when I am/ it is ready? Thank you so much Deepak. May you be blessed.


Easily allow the mantra to go with the natural rhythm of the breath. You don’t need to make a strong focus to associate them. If you notice you have other thoughts while you are thinking the mantra, that’s fine. Let your attention easily favor the mantra over the thoughts.

You don’t need to search for the silent witness within, following the meditation practice will automatically bring you to that experience of the self. In time, that state of awareness becomes stronger and more persistent in and out of meditation, until eventually, it is there permanently, whether you are awake, asleep, or dreaming. 



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