I have taken to listening to Kiirtan since I started practicing yoga and meditating. It never fails to calm me down. I have never underestimated the power of music and Kiirtan is the music that has made a great impact in my life.
Kiirtan by the way, is the singing of a mantra aloud while ideating on the “Supreme Being.” It makes us aware of the feeling of happiness, of bliss and prepares the mind for meditation. While performing Kiirtan, all the motor and sensory organs are engaged and directed towards the One. It can be done anywhere, any time, but the best time is just before meditation.
Baba Nam Kevalam is the mantra used for kiirtan. Baba means “my most beloved One”, Nam means “name of” or “to identify with”, and Kevalam means “only”. The meaning of the mantra is “My most Beloved is the only One.” The ideation is: “Everywhere I look, in everything I hear, feel, see, taste and smell, I perceive that one Supreme Consciousness which pervades all things.”
Kiirtan has a lot of benefits. It purifies the mind and prepares it for meditation. It accelerates the speed of movement toward the One. One easily finds solutions to problems while performing it because of the mental clarity achieved, as well as relief from physical and psychic ailments.
Here is the Kiirtan that most affects me. This is I Am Yours by Soja.
|Soja – I am Yours .mp3|
|Found at bee mp3 search engine|