Ahhh the moment of chanting. In the path of Bhakti, chanting has a great role. Bhakti is devotion. Like you could say Maa is a Bhakta. I am a total Bhakta, beyond thousand percent, beyond zillion percent. I’m totally bhakti. When we chant, the mind is resting. The mind cannot compete with the devotion, with the love, and the chanting. Why [do] we evolve when we chant, why do we evolve so fast when we chant?
Why Do We Chant Mantras?
First, when we chant the mind cannot play tricks with us. We play tricks with the mind. Meaning that we can exist fully. Our heart is free to exist. Our soul is so deeply with us. You are devoted, very devoted. I am devoted, very devoted. When we chant, we can chant mantras, we can chant the name, the name of someone who has existed as a guru or the name of [an]enlightened being, or the name of our own Atma. Why do we feel so good when we chant? Why? It’s because we’re chanting to ourself. We don’t think so. Let’s say when we chant Jai Jai Maa, we think we’re chanting to Maa. Actually, we’re chanting to ourself. And Maa is Mother, Mother Divine.
Chanting is About Devotion
So each one of us, whether we’re a gent, or whether we’re a lady, we carry the mother divine inside. So when you chant, it’s not about your voice. At least you are chanting in your own house. You remember when we used to chant in the hall, and you do not even want to chant because on your right there was somebody, on your left there was somebody. It’s not about your voice. It’s about your devotion. It’s about your heart. It’s about your love. That’s what we care for. Your love. The rest doesn’t matter. The rest is the construct of the human duality systems. So don’t buy into that. Be in that place of devotion. And I chant to you, I love chanting to you. I love chanting to you.
Devotion Changes Your Life
~H.H. Sai Maa
So OM is you. You are eternal. Hari! Jai! Hail! Narayan, Narayan. Any name is the name of the Divine. Any name. Your name is the name of the Divine. So how are you? Are you ready to chant with me?
July 1, 12:45-1:15pm
August 1, 3:00-3:45pm (includes Aarti)
(times listed are EDT)
December 16-19, 2021
JW Marriott at Marco Island, FL and online