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2 ELEVATING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH ELEVATING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH MANTRA MEDITATION

3 The Power of Sound A high-pitched frequency can shatter an ordinary drinking glass. Such a demonstration shows that loud sounds can produce substantial reactions.

4 Sonic Weaponry Sonic and ultrasonic weapons (USW) are weapons of various types that use sound to injure, incapacitate, or kill an opponent. Some sonic weapons are currently in limited use or in research and development by military and police forces.

5 Music Therapy Everyone can respond to music,no matter how ill or disabled. The unique qualities of music as therapy can enhance communication, support change, and enable people to live more resourcefully and creatively. This involves use of music to address physical,emotional, sensory-motor, cognitive, & social needs of individuals. Music therapy interventions are designed to: » promote wellness » manage stress » alleviate pain » express feelings » enhance memory » improve communication » promote physical rehabilitation. Music therapy provides a unique variety of music experiences in an intentional & developmentally appropriate manner to effect changes in behavior & facilitate development of skills

6 Medical Usage of Sound Sonography Machine » Ultrasonic extraction of lipids and proteins » Ultrasonography

7 Here is a picture from the Fujiwara Dam in Japan before prayers were offered crystals.

8 Here is a picture after the reverend Kato conducted a one hour prayer in front of the dam

9 This is the water crystal when abuses were chanted.

10 Picture when Sanskrit prayer word was chanted.

11 Taken from “The hidden messages in water” by Dr Masaru Emoto. Dr Emoto’s work has not yet been put up to full scientific rigors, but this research definitely points to more research in this area. Let us consider the impact of this on our body. Our body is around 70% water. Let us fill this water of the body with negative energy by chanting abuses all day. Our body is full of ugly shaped molecules. What happens when we chant the holy name? What if these crystals are symbols of the beautiful transformation our body is undergoing on our spiritual path?

12 It is commonly believed that mantras can carry hidden power which can in turn produce certain effects. The ancient Vedic literatures are full of descriptions of weapons being called by mantra. Mantras carry hidden spiritual power, which can produce significant benefits when chanted properly. Indeed, the Vedas themselves are sound vibrations in literary form and carry a profound message. Spiritual disciplines recommend meditational practices such as silent meditation, silent recitation of mantras and also the verbal repetition of specific mantras out loud.

13 Benefits of Chanting The Holy Names of GOD

14 Dr.Herbert Benson, M.D. is the founding president of the Mind/Body Medical Institute (M/BMI), and the Mind/Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Benson is the author or co-author of more than 175 scientific publications and 11 books. Dr. Benson’s Advice for Stress Reduction and Positive Thinking

15 According to Dr.Herbert Benson, the Relaxation Response by a technique based on Western relaxation methods, Eastern meditative practices & certain type of Prayers consisting of Four basic elements : 1) a quiet environment 2) a comfortable position 3) repetition of a prayer, Chanting 4) a passive attitude free from thoughts During meditation, the overall metabolism of the body slows markedly. For instance, heart & breathing rates decrease blood flow to the muscles stabilizes, and blood pressure falls

16 A Clinical Test of the Benefits of Mantra chanting was performed on 3 groups of 62 subjects, males & females of average age 25. They chanted the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra 25 minutes each day under strict clinical supervision. Results showed that regular chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra reduces Stress & depression and helps reduce bad habits & addictions. These results formed a PhD Thesis at Florida State University. Spiritual practitioners claim many benefits from Mantra Meditation such as increased realization of spiritual wisdom, inner peace and a strong communion with God and the spiritual realm. These effects may be experienced by following the designated spiritual path.

17 Mantra Meditator in Alpha zone Relaxed Alert zone Active zone Drowziness zone Sleepy zone Hyperactive zone Brain Wave Frequency (cycles/sec) Mantra Meditation leads to a Relaxed state of Mind with Alertness

18 YOGA IN THIS AGE Mantra meditation Mind Deliverer of Insecurities Fears Anxieties Tensions Ignorance Mantra delivers from

19 YOGA IN THIS AGE Mantra meditation Leads to... Security Security Confidence Confidence Peace of mind Peace of mind Happiness Happiness Concentration Concentration Steady Intelligence Steady Intelligence Efficiency Efficiency

20 “Chanting Hare Krishna has made a tremendous impact in my life.” Albert Brush Ford Owner - Ford Motors

21 “I've been chanting Hare Krishna for many years, and I've never found anything more pleasurable. N.D. Desai Leading Indian Industrialist (Apar Limited, GE Apar Lighting, CEMA Tubes, Apar Infotech)

22 “Chanting Hare Krishna has helped me face all the ups and downs in my life with a great confidence and peace of mind.” Hrishikesh Mafatlal CEO - Mafatlal Fabrics

23 “Chanting helped me give up bad habits. It changed my vision of things.” Anne Schaufuss Dutch Model

24 “By starting to chant Hare Krishna, I feel tremendous happiness.” Vicki Overton leading European Model

25 11 year old Orissa Kelly, who attended Bhaktivedanta Manor's nursery and gurukula, has won a myriad of gold, silver & bronze medals and cups in gymnastics. On 21st July this year (2006) she flew out to Malta to complete in the International Junior Gymstars Competition. Representing Great Britain, she won the Gold medal to become the European under 12's all round champion in the women's artistic competition. Competing with gymnasts from 34 European countries, Orissa was also the overall winner. She took home a grand total of 5 medals for Great Britain! Now she has her sights set on the London Olympics in 2012, where she hopes to 'get Gold for Krishna'.

26 POSITIVE THINKING “My outlook towards life is lot more brighter, after starting to associate with Hare Krishna devotees and chanting the mahä- mantra.” Bruce Klienberg Army Officer

27 Marco Ferrini Italy’s top furniture designer “Chanting makes me feel close to God.”

28 Methods of Chanting Mantra »Baikhari (Audible) - By chanting a loud which can be heard easily is called "Baikhari" Chanting Advantages of Baikhari Chanting - Removes thoughts - Easy conceptualization of thoughts - Makes meditation easy Upanshu (whispering) - Chanting of mantra in low voice,or just whispering so that only practitioner can understand is called "Upanshu" Chanting. Advantages of "Upanshu" - Long duration chanting (8 to 10 hours) - Purposeful Mantra repetition (Eg: for wealth, health,land acquisition, happiness etc.) - Destiny Errors can be corrected with this type of chanting »Manasik (Mental) - without chanting a loud or whispering,mantra is repeated in mind, this type of mantra chanting is difficult and can be learnt only with practice. Advantages of Mental Chanting - Subtle form of chanting - Commonly used by advance practitioners - Leads to higher states of awareness

29 Chant Away from stress and experience eternal bliss!!! experience eternal bliss!!!

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