The Teachings of Saint Bhaktaraj Maharaj

Saint Bhaktaraj Maharaj

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.

Egoism (Ahambhav) : During meditation, egoism is subtly present due to thoughts such as ‘I sit for meditation’, ‘I meditate’, ‘I come back into the wakeful state from the state of meditation (Samadhi)’; whereas while chanting one has the feeling that the Guru is getting the chanting done. Here, instead of giving rise to egoism, the spiritual practice of chanting helps destroy ego.

(Ref. : Sanatan’s Holy text – The Teachings of Saint Bhaktaraj Maharaj)