Mantras can be a very easy way to get in touch with the inner peace and joy inside your being, without having to completely still your mind. Sri Chinmoy composed many thousands of short mantric songs that are very suitable for repeated singing.
The above audio ‘Aum Aparajitaya Namah’, is an ancient Indian mantra that invokes the inconquerable soul. The above recording is very good to sing along to (or even listen in silence), and feel the words reverberate inside your heart.
In Sri Chinmoy’s native Bengali language, ‘Bela Chale Jai’ means ‘time flies’. This song, a favourite among many of Sri Chinmoy’s students, is a short and beautiful reflection of the search for the Divine in the middle of fleeting time. Here is a 2007 arrangement of the song by Sukhdev.
Our teacher, Sri Chinmoy, taught us the path of the heart – meditating by focusing on that space in the centre of our chest where we feel the essence of our being. In this short video, he explains the difference between meditating on the mind and meditating on the heart.