108 Chanting Practice Pointers – 10 – The wise person should cross by the boat of Mantra…..

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Holding the body steady, with the three (upper parts, chest, neck, head) erect,
causing the senses and the mind to enter the heart,
the wise person should cross by the boat of Mantra,
all the fear bringing streams of the mind.
– Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad Chapter 2 verse 8

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108 Study Path Pointers – 16 – Defining our relationship with awareness is an inquiry……

na iti na iti

“na iti na iti – not this, not this”
Defining our relationship with awareness,
is an inquiry into re-defining our relationship with matter.
– Bṛhad Āraṇyaka Upaniṣat II.3.6

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108 Chanting Practice Pointers – 4 – Thus the meditator moving upward by the Mantra obtains Svatantra

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As the spider moving upward by the thread obtains free space,
thus assuredly the meditator,
moving upward by the Mantra obtains Svatantra (independence).
– Maitrī Upaniṣad Chapter Six verse 22

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The self looks out at the world rather than inwards……

upanisat

parāñci khāni vyatṛṇat svayambhūs
tasmāt parāṅ paśyati nāntarātman |

kaś cid dhīrah pratyagātmānam aikṣad
āvṛttacakṣur amṛtattvam icchan ||

The self born creator bored the sense openings outwards,
so the self looks out at the world rather than inwards.

A wise person, wanting to taste the state of immortality,
stops the senses from moving outwards and turns within to the essence.

 Kaṭha Upaniṣaṭ 2.1.1.

108 Study Path Pointers – 6 – What does reflecting on our relationship with Manomaya reveal?

manomaya

What does reflecting on our relationship with Manomaya reveal?
In other words what relationship do we have with our Saṃskāra or habitual patterns?
– Taittirīya Upaniṣad Chapter Three Bhṛguvallī verse 3

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108 Study Path Pointers – 5 – What does reflecting on our relationship with Prāṇamaya reveal?

pranamaya

What does reflecting on our relationship with Prāṇamaya reveal?
– Taittirīya Upaniṣad Chapter Three Bhṛguvallī verse 2

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108 Study Path Pointers – 4 – What does reflecting on our relationship with Annamaya reveal?

annamaya

What does reflecting on our relationship with Annamaya reveal?
– Taittirīya Upaniṣad Chapter Three Bhṛguvallī verse 1

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