Originally posted by hoonsince89
Originally posted by Kokatsi
After the Gong, I usually do nine sutras from the TM Sidhi collection. If you are interested I can copy a description of the technique here. Also you
may try common Hindu mantras like Mahamrityunjaya with shivashaktiyaikya rupinam.
I think the sidhis are the most calming and you can get the technique in one sitting - they are in your native language. Shaivite mantras are good as
are Buddhist mantras like those used with Kuji In.
Kokatsi, i am interested in this if you could be ever so kind to post
The TM sidhi sutra tehcnique is simple an effective. I found the original sutras too many for everyday practice.
From www.minet.org (a skeptical organization):
"The TM-Sidhi program is nothing other than a set of sutras (words or phrases), mentally repeated every fifteen seconds after doing a twenty minute
session of TM. Each sutra is repeated twice, with a 15 second pause in between each repetition."
I have to add two more important points. One watches how one's breathing changes after each repetition
. Images, words, feelings may come up.
They are all OK. Including the same phrase - if it is not time for it yet, you disregard it.
The other is that you do not think of the word(s) straight, although that works in the beginning with one syllable sutras (like Sun, Moon). You are
supposed to "touch the intention of saying the word or phrase" which is really useful. In a more complex sutra, such as "Difference between
rational mind and transcendence" it is really important. There is ONE TOUCH there too. You know what it is, and you could bring it up to your
conscious mind if you really wanted to, but that is at a different level. Maharishi aimed at the borderline between waking consciousness and
"transcendence". If you are more nervous, just thinking of the words will be a gesture. Sort of like saying one two three four five and bending each
finger out: you do it twice and after that you already know which is No. 4 or 5 without having to say it all the way through.
I use the following nine (all of them are listed in the minet website as they were taught:
Navel (you can use Dan Tien or Hara too)
Difference between the intellect and Purusha
These all worked for me. In this meditative state I cannot even recall more easily - these are regrouped by threes - three celestial bodies, three
body parts, and three philosophical patterns.
If you are uncertain whether it is exactly 15 seconds, don't be. You hit it when you have to - like in martial arts. When I translated Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi from Video, he said 15 seconds then he went on to repeat after about eight. The point is nominal discipline in meditation, though
initially you may want a subtly ticking clock. It is not worth while to open your eyes to look for in this type of practice that spoils the fun. Also,
you might sway slightly, mostly left and right, and sometimes bob your head spontaneously. Sometimes you feel like falling asleep for a second or two.
That is OK too.