DISSOLVING KARMA

Posted in THE ANCIENT POWER OF CHANTING


LET THE SOUND OF THE CHANT STRIKE YOU LIKE LIGHTNING.

LET IT FLOW THROUGH YOUR BODY.

THEN YOU WILL BE THE CHANT.

GRATITUDE WILL ARISE SPONTANEOUSLY

AND YOU WILL SWIM

IN THE OCEAN OF NECTAR...

(Swami Muktananda)

Our true nature is that of perfection. In Buddhism it is called Buddha Nature – the primordial basis for everything. But as human beings most of us suffer from dualistic views of our experiences. Our ego twists and warps the energy of our life until it is a barely recognizable form of the reality of things.

Our job on the spiritual path is to dismantle all this debris. These outmoded thought concepts, the faulty thinking, these facades that shroud our true nature – the masks we wear. But how do we go about it? How can we dismantle something we can’t even see? How do we uncover what we don’t understand or even acknowledge is there?

We practice. We practice meditation to cultivate attention – so we can notice what is happening in the moment. We practice compassion and selflessness – so we can pick away at the ropes that bind us to our ego. We practice Sanskrit Mantra – to dissolve and purify our energy so we can reveal our true nature.