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Can anybody help me with meditation? I tried the sitting posture and concentrating on my breath. But in my mind I get lot of inner chatting.

Please suggest me some way to do it correctly.

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  • Try chanting Gayatri Mantra. – Surya Dec 7 '15 at 13:12
  • While breathing in speak ooooooooo and while breathing out speak mmmmmmm that will help you to concentrate on breathing without other thoughts To know more about om you can check out this [blog]( gayatriclab.com/2012/04/the-secret-of-om-mantra-meditation) – Freddy Dec 7 '15 at 14:22
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    Yes that is meditation! Meditation is not like: 'sit in one posture and suddenly miracles start happening and you realize God'. It will take time. It is good that your Mind is having lots of inner chatting. Sit for five minutes, then increase to six, and so on gradually!! With time everything will cease and God will reveal Himself. We sadhakas have been conditioned through many births to only think about ourself and about the world. Then how will we suddenly quiet the mind in one second. It takes time. Everything requires practice. Do not give up. Keep up the good work! All the best! Good q! – Sai Dec 7 '15 at 16:08
  • Sit in siddha or padmasana do achman, take a deep breath do pranayam 3 times, by heart some specific mangalacharan mantras or just something like hanuman chalisa or sankatnashan ganeshstora or similar things which clears the atmosphere around you and also your mind these are purification process, then sit in meditation in siddhasana or padmasana let mind chatter be there, you be on your position then relax everything let everything go with your breath and then without fully sleeping or being fully awake just go in between sleep and wakefullness.... – Yogi Dec 7 '15 at 18:09
  • you aren't unconscious like falling asleep or not fully conscious of external stimuli don't let anything I literally mean 'anything' bother you. Just remain in that state, relaxed but not asleep and just be there grasp everything but don't notice anything. As for japa if you have time and gyatri deeksha (yagnopavit) you can do gyatri or else you should perform another japa like a gurumantra if you have guru or simply omkar if nothing comes up. While doing japa do it with breath not by speaking mildly or loudly it is known as manas japa and it's best form of japa helps in meditation – Yogi Dec 7 '15 at 18:13
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Meditation basically needs concentration. You can focus on your breath, Or concentrate on repeating a word or mantra. For a beginner it is not possible to sit continuously for hours. You can increase your concentration by focusing a candle flame.

It will be difficult in starting to make your mind peaceful. Let the thoughts come and go. Don't try to force your mind stop thinking. It will not work. Start to meditate for some minutes and slowly increase your time. You will get the result slowly because it is not an instant process.

  • Welcome to Hi.SX. We encourage you to cite sources from scriptures. – Vineet Menon Dec 8 '15 at 5:47
  • Meditation does not need concentration. – Amit Saxena May 20 '16 at 13:41

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