How to Practice Mantra Meditation
Mantra meditation is a universal process of consciousness elevation, it can be performed in a group (kirtan) or as a personal practice (japa). Gaura-arati introduces how to practice japa meditation using a mantra known as the maha mantra, which is the recommended mantra for this age. The yoga texts explain that all the potencies of every other mantra is contained in this maha mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama. Krishna means "all attractive", Rama means "reservoir of pleasure" and Hare refers to the energy of the Supreme whole.