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ALERT: Sri Brahmananda Saraswari, who was the Shankaracharya of Northern India, does not find repetition of OM fit for all in the householder stage of life. In such cases, meditation on OM "does not give good effects, it will be responsible for decline and misfortune," he says. (Mason 2009, p. 323-24).

To the degree that meditation on the mantra OM takes one toward becoming a world-renouncer, it may be much unfit for others. The Transcendental Meditation movement evolved from what Sri Brahmananda taught Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. TM has many researched, ◦substantial effects to show for it too. Count that essential point in. Better check which meditation methods work best among those that actually work - and how. [More about "best in test"]

Primary outlines. Vatican-endorsed knowledge

Effected by Amritabindu Upanishad ☼

The source of the renderings is a book translated and edited by Swami Satyeswarananda (1992) below.

1. To tune in to OM; does it pay for others than world-forsakers?

By looking at the atom of the ultimate Self, the past, future and present and all who are in Brahma (God) can be known [v. 1].

Anger can be quite dangerous.] [cf. v. 27].

One is to renounce the fear of seeing something [cf. v. 27]. (2)

Within five months of sincere kriya practice, the practitioner willl become powerful like the gods. [Such powers could be so mysterious that others never detect them - And deep meditation practice in time rides above enticements.] [cf. v. 29].

2. Yoga states are rarely easy to relate to outsiders

Don't despair if by meditation practice you get powerful as a god.

3. The goddess of knowledge is of the Self also

The age-old Upanishadic teaching is that all is from God, and the Awakened Self is God too, and all others on the divine side as found in one's Self.


If you hear a sound that you like to think is OM, don't despair . . . If you should find you possess occult powers and start seeing subtle things and shapes or forms, still don't despair. . . . The way is to sit and improve by a good meditation method. And mystic states can also cause deepening knowledge to flow.


Shyama Lahiri study, Lahiri Mahasaya rendered teachings, Literature  

Aiyar, K Narayanasvami, tr. Thirty Minor Upanishads. Madras: K. N. Ayar, 1914. ⍽▢⍽ These translated selected texts are about yogic philosophy and practices. An Ambritabindu Upanishad translation is among them. There are recent reprint editions of Aiyar's book.

Deussen, Paul, tr. Sixty Upanishads of the Veda. Vols 1-2. Varanasi: Banarsidass, 1980. ⍽▢⍽ Here is an English translation of the Amritabindu Upanishad, and an introduction and notes. The author was a German Indologist and professor of Philosophy at University of Kiel, one of "immense, perceptive, and meticulous" scholarship (Wikipedia).

Mason, Paul. 108 Discourses of Guru Dev: The Life and Teachings of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (1941-53). Vol 1. Penzance, Cornwall: Premanand, 2009.

Satyeswarananda, Swami, tr. Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay Vol. III: The Upanisads: The Vedic Bibles. San Diego: The Sanskrit Classics, 1992.

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Symbols, brackets, signs and text icons explained: (1) Text markers(2) Digesting.

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