Meditation and Chanting
Teaching : Which of the two spiritual practices is superior – meditation or chanting ?
Explanation : Chanting is superior to meditation because of the following reason –
Continuous Meditation – ‘Real state of Awakening’ (Jagrutavastha)
Seeker has attraction towards the gross (physical), therefore he comes back into the wakeful state from a state of meditation. Conversely, the one who chants continuously is ‘continuously awake, meaning, he is in Sahajavastha, the natural state of communion with God. In a way, this implies that he is in a state of ‘continuous meditation’.
(Ref. : Sanatan’s Holy text – The Teachings of Saint Bhaktaraj Maharaj)