Superconscious chanting is that in which internal chanting vibrations are converted into realization and are established in the superconscious, subconscious, and conscious minds. Chant first aloud, then whisperingly, then mentally. One who sings these spiritualized songs, Cosmic Chants, with true devotion will find God-communion and ecstatic joy, and through them the healing of body, mind, and soul.
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Listen to Chants
I have had many demonstrations of this truth during years of appearing before American audiences. The Lord does not answer such parrot prayers.
This was undertaken by a few devotees of the Boston Center vosmic Self-Realization Fellowship as a personal project. In the Preface to his book Cosmic Chantswritten in the s, he explains how "spiritualized" chants help to quiet and focus the mind in preparation for meditation: For one hour and twenty-five minutes, the thousands of voices of the entire audience chanted "O God Beautiful" in a divine atmosphere of joyous praise.
This booklet has only one purpose: The five states are: One of the Ten Commandments in the Bible is: Since that evening I have sung these chants thousands of times with Western and Eastern audiences and have seen divine benefits showered on devotees who chant with love the Lord's blessed Name.
You will find throughout this booklet many references to Cosmic Chants. Each of the Cosmic Chants in this book has been spiritualized; that is, at various gatherings each song has been sung aloud and mentally until the chanters found actual response from God.
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But a song born out of the depths of true devotion to God and continuously chanted, audibly or mentally, until response is consciously received from Him in the form of boundless joy, is a spiritualized song.
Each devotee should set aside a regular time for singing these songs.
Chanting for Deep Meditation. Offered with loving and grateful hearts at the lotus feet of our Guru by devotees of the Boston Center of Self Realization Fellowship with a prayer that all devotees may now be able to play his Cosmic Chants regardless of their musical training. Click to download — chants-booklet-from-srf-devotees-of-boston-center When this joy is felt it is proof that God has answered the singer, and that his devotion has been properly tuned; the broadcasting of his ardor in chanting has been true and deep.
We have been permitted to distribute this informally by the sole organization our Guru has established to carry on his work, Self-Realization Fellowship.
yoganandda The next day many men and women testified to the God-perception and the healing of body, mind, and soul that had taken place during the sacred chantd, and numerous requests came in to repeat the song at other services. Music that is saturated with soul force is the real universal music, understandable by all hearts.
One who sings these spiritualized songs, Cosmic Chants, with true devotion will find God-communion and ecstatic joy, and through them the healing of body, mind, and soul.
The Prelude written by Guruji on December 4, should be read by anyone aspiring to play and sing his chants. Each of these chants should be sung not once but many times, utilizing the cumulative power of repetition, until the singer feels great bliss wafting through the radio of his heart.
It has been hogananda for accuracy cosnic skilled musician devotees including a senior monastic at Mother Center who has professional music training…. Listen to kirtan chants.
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This experience at Yoganada Hall, the music temple of America and the scene of the triumphs of many great singers and musicians, was a spontaneous tribute to the universal nature of soul music and to the untutored understanding of Westerners regarding the Eastern chants. P opular songs are usually inspired through sentiment or passing interests. I protested that music is the universal language of the soul's devotion to God and that all soulful paraamahansa, whether familiar or not with Eastern or Western music, would understand the divine yearning of my heart during chanting.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Paramahansa Yogananda was a pioneer in introducing India's art of devotional chanting to the West.
In this way deep God-perception can be obtained. One evening I started to chant "O God Beautiful" and asked the audience, who had never before heard the song, to join me in chanting it. I was giving a series of lectures at Carnegie Hall in New York in April and at that time I suggested to some musical friends the idea of my singing one of these chants, asking the whole audience to join in, without previous rehearsal.
Superconscious chanting channts that in which internal chanting vibrations are converted into realization and are established in the superconscious, subconscious, and conscious minds. He who chants these songs with great devotion, in solitude or in congregational singing, will later discover that the chants are yoganandda themselves in the subconscious background of his mind, bringing an ineffable joy even while he is in the thick of the daily battle of activity.
A group, gathered together in the Name of God, should choose one of these chants and sing it with piano or organ accompaniment, then more slowly, then in paramaahansa whisper without any accompaniment, chamts finally mentally only.