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Today we will be discussing Chanting Monks. What is Chanting?
I am Mr. Michael Adams
I am a depression and PTSD survivor
Former Addict of narcotics and alcohol
Found God through a spiritual awakening
Here to serve humanity
There are so many possibilities within chanting, where do I even begin?
Depending on the path you take, depends on the possibilities. Let me help by giving some vague examples of what I have learned along my journey.
I too have pondered this for many years. I have always noticed monks and their calm demeanor. It has always intrigued me, as to why they are so calm. So I built up the courage to explore different paths, in order to seek some sort of truth in my life. Monks always seem to be talking about basic truths.
What does that even mean?
There has got to be something to this chanting. I see just about all monks partaking in it. Ok, let's give this a try (I told myself).
What I got from Chanting.
Yogananda chants seem to be designed to the Divine in singing form. As it tends to open us up to love and unifies us to God.
Buddhism chants seem to be designed through Sanskrit words to help bring us in alignment to Love and Compassion towards the world.
Sadhguru seems to take many forms. But also seems to trace back to Shiva.
Shiva is nothingness (from my understanding).
What does chanting do exactly?
Well, I cannot speak for anyone else. But the result that I was able to achieve, was being able to feel the vibrations within. These vibrations travel from the base of the spine, all the way up into and throughout the mind. It helps steady the mind within its focus of awareness, purifying thoughts and bringing us back into the present moment.
How does chanting affect me?
Again, I cannot speak for anyone else (as results may vary).
From my experience, it opens up the chakras and freeing up stuck energy. When feeling the vibrations, it then is felt traveling throughout the body's nadis. Over time, it opens us up to pleasant feelings of awareness.