Mantra + music = kirtan
Kirtan is musical meditation – a call and response form of group chanting often accompanied by instruments which can be performed anywhere. Kirtan is becoming a popular form of spiritual music that engages everyone in singing and moving with the beat and the sound as it builds in intensity.
Sacred sound syllable – in ancient Sanskrit mantra refers to a word or phrase which helps to uplift or ‘free’ the mind. These days it’s become popular to call anything which is repeated over and over, a ‘mantra’, but an authentic mantra is passed from teacher to student over thousands of years, and through meditation and repetition, can unlock our deepest potential.
Singing the mantra along with musical instruments is a way to help focus and absorb ourselves in the sound. If the mantra is the remedy, the music is the capsule that makes it easy to take.
The Maha Mantra literally means “great chant,” or put in another way, “the transcendental vibration that surpasses the senses, mind, and intelligence and enables one to connect with the self (the soul).” Chanting the Maha Mantra can bring one to the spiritual platform, the platform of the spirit soul. As it is not sectarian and does not belong to a particular religion, the Maha Mantra can be chanted by anyone, and anyone can experience the pleasure of this unique spiritual process.
The Maha Mantra is these sixteen words: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
This mantra consists of three words: Hare (God’s energy), Krishna (God), and Rama (God, the source of all pleasure).
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