The Background:

Extended ahead of Hinduism and Buddhism, the intelligent masters of India practiced and transmitted highly effective mantras, of which the Hamsa meditation is stated to be the foremost. This timeless wisdom mantra belongs to the ancient Vedic religious tradition.

The Vedas are the oldest of man’s scriptures, historic holy texts passed down via the generations. The mantra alone is component of the oral custom that has continued by means of lots of centuries.

Even though this is not a Buddhist meditation, it belongs to the Indian yoga custom that the Buddha himself practiced.  

The Procedure:

The mantra by itself is deceptively uncomplicated. All we want to do is breath in and out by means of the nostrils. As we do this we repeat to ourselves the syllable HAM on the in-breath, and the syllable SO on the out-breath.

Repeat on the in-breath: HAM

On the out-breath: SO  

The Indicating:

The syllable HAM signifies and embodies the expansive masculine yang vitality the syllable SO represents the centripetal yin, female vitality. HAMSA usually means white swan. The swan is an ancient symbol of religious grace and purity.  

The Objective:

The Hamsa meditation assists us find the grace inside and carries us beyond our minimal principles. It can help us get rid of damaging emotions that we are ‘ugly ducklings’ and reminds us that we are all graceful and pure swans. It can assistance our spiritual existence acquire wings.

Ancient teachings say this mantra is a vibration of infinite consciousness, uniting us each with divine supply. It is explained that this mantra aids us erase duality and the sense that we are unique or different from every other.

We simply cannot obtain the enlightenment we find until we comprehend that we are all one there is no ‘other’. The Hamsa meditation aids us to hook up with the divine appreciate and profound vitality that flows through the universe and by means of each of us.  

Chant this mantra in the course of your meditation:

HAM on the inhalation

SO on the exhalation  

There is a joke in Buddhist circles: “You should not just do some thing, sit there.”  

(Influenced by Lama Surya Das: Permitting go of the particular person you made use of to be)