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Christian Meditation

Swami Jnaneshvara introduce us to a Christian Yoga Meditation Mantra - "Ma-Ra-Na-Tha". Teachings of Yoga Meditation are universal and non-sectarian.

This is the Mediation that former Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, said does to calm himself with 20 minutes of meditation every night. He recites the "Ma-Ra-Na-Tha" mantra. The phrase which is Aramaic, a language spoken by Jesus Christ, comes at the end The first epistle of Paul the apostle to the Corinthians (often referred to as First Corinthians, is the seventh book of the New Testament of the Bible). Mr. Lee said that he was told it means "Come to me, O Lord Jesus," and that although he is not a believer, he finds the sounds soothing.

While the mantra may be done completely in the mind field, it also coordinates nicely with the breath when remembered silently as Ma-Ra-Na-Tha, with each of the four parts remembered separately:

    "Ma" with inhalation
    "Ra" with exhalation
    "Na" with inhalation
    "Tha" with exhalation

When coordinating the mantra with the breath, let the breath be smooth, slow, and quiet, with no pauses between the breaths. Be sure that the syllables of the mantra are only in the mind, and not disturbing the flow of the breath in the lungs, throat, or nasal passages. Allow your attention to gently rest either on the diaphragm area, in a palm sized space just below the breast bone, at the upper abdomen, or on the feel of the air at the bridge of the nostrils, using the cognitive sense of touch.


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Updated On: 14.12.14

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