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And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
The mantram is most effective when we say it silently, in the mind, with as much concentration as possible. Saying the mantram aloud a few times can help you get started, and it is so rhythmical that it can be sung aloud. But we need not dwell on the tune and rhythm. Anything which takes attention away from the mantram itself, such as counting, or worrying about intonation, or connecting the mantram with physiological processes, only weakens the mantram’s effect.
The mantram is a force, and in order for this force to work, it must be working from deep inside. At first, we will be repeating the mantram only at the surface level of the mind. But if we repeat it with regularity and sustained enthusiasm, it will take root deep in our consciousness.
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