- The correct way of chanting recorded under the guidance of Paratpar Guru Dr. Jayant Athavale by the music department of Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay !
- 1. The necessity of chants associated with non-materialized Principle
- 2. The speed of chanting
- 3. Gap between two chants
- 4. Listen to the chants
The correct way of chanting recorded under the guidance of Paratpar Guru
Dr. Jayant Athavale by the music department of Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay !
Any activity when performed in accordance with time, reaps higher benefits. Maharshi Adhyatma Viswavidyalay has recorded various chants after conducting spiritual research on ‘which Name should be chanted according to the present time’. Miss. Tejal Patrikar (Sangeet Visharad), Convener of Music – Maharshi Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalay and of 63% spiritual level, has recorded the chants of ‘Shunya’, ‘Mahashunya’ and ‘Nirgun’ under the guidance of founder of Sanatan Sanstha, Paratpar Guru Dr. Jayant Athavale, and these chants have been made available for everyone through the website of Sanatan Sanstha and on ‘Sanatan Chaitanyavani’ Android app.
1. The necessity of chants associated with non-materialized Principle
The chants of ‘Shunya’, ‘Mahashunya’ and ‘Nirgun’ are associated with nirgun (Non-materialized) Principle. Even though all of these chants are associated with nirgun, they are incrementally more associated with nirgun in that order. In these, the chant of ‘Om’ is of the highest nirgun level and its recording has already been made available on the website of Sanatan Sanstha and on the ‘Sanatan Chaitanyavani’ app. At present, the intensity of spiritual distresses is increasing in accordance with the time and therefore sometimes the chants of Deities in ‘Sagun-Nirgun’ (Materlised-non-materialized) form are ineffective as spiritual remedies. During such times, the chants ‘Shunya’, ’Mahashunya’, ’Nirgun’ and ‘Om’ that are associated with nirgun are required to be repeated. These chants are more effective as spiritual remedies especially on those having spiritual distress. Sometimes it is difficult for seekers to do the chanting due to extreme spiritual distress. Also, since the form of the Deity does not appear in front of the eyes while repeating the chants related to nirgun, it becomes difficult for few to chant with spiritual emotion. In both such cases seekers can chant while listening to them.
2. The speed of chanting
The speed of chanting of an individual is based on its’ nature. In the audio recording of the chants of ‘Shunya’, ‘Mahashunya’ and ‘Nirgun’ that have been given for the first time from the series of chants associated with nirgun, the speed has been kept as medium. Those who want to chant at a faster speed, should chant it as per the given method in the faster speed; but should not alter the method of chanting. As per the important principle in spirituality – ‘There are as many paths of spiritual practice as there are number of people’, and hence one should chant at the speed through which maximum spiritual emotion gets awakened.
3. Gap between two chants
While giving guidance on ‘How much gap should be there while listening to the repeat of the same chant ?’, Paratpar Guru Dr. Athavale said, ‘The gap between the two chants may be more or less depending on the nature of a person. Therefore, based on our own convenience, we can alter the gap when repeating the chant.’ The recorded chants are generically spaced.
This way, in Sanatan Sanstha one is taught to learn to progress towards the subtle. Therefore, the seekers of Sanatan Sanstha progress faster in spirituality as compared to the seekers in other sects.