Sounds of any kind whether through music or the spoken word can have a profound impact on the mind and the general mental state of the listener. Chanting in some form is practiced in all belief systems across all cultures because of the positive influence these precisely intoned sounds can have on the human mind.
The intent of chanting is to reach the mind in a beneficial and pleasing way. Rhythms are intentionally created for the specific purpose of advancing a person’s inner growth.
In other jananimeditation.com classes, Janani teaches chants that support the practitioner's own goals and intentions as well as demonstrating how to develop greater spiritual awareness. These chants enable the participant to mentally absorb the resonance that flows from them while also benefitting from their meanings.
Vedantic texts are written in Sanskrit, a language so precise that it was once used, in part, as a computer programming language. The structure, format and every one of the 54 letters in Sanskrt all have a purpose. To become well versed in the many nuances of this language takes years of study and use.
It is not necessary to know Sanskrit in order to study Vedanta or practice meditation, but it is helpful for anyone wishing to fluidly read the texts. One need only focus on the alphabet and certain basic rules of grammar. In this process, vocabulary also becomes known. While Sanskrit knowledge gathered in this way is by no means complete, it does give the student a handle on the basics, facilitates greater comprehension of the texts as well as the ability to move more easily through the writings that contain ancient wisdom.
My goal is to offer teaching and meditation programs that address the challenges everyone faces. By right understanding and self-discovery, you can develop a perspective that allows you to navigate through life’s constant changes, move past them and abide in your own well being no matter what you are facing. Please contact me to find out more about how to participate in these programs.