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  • Kali Yantra 24k Gold Plated - Destroyer of Evil - Blessed and Activated (KYGP)
    Kali Yantra 24k Gold Plated - Destroyer of Evil

    This yantra is 24k gold plated
    3" Square

    Grants the blessings of Mother Kali 


    - Promotes Spiritual Love and Darshan of Kali
    - Protects from Spiritual Harm and Dark Energy
    - Protects one from Black Magic, Evil Eye and Spirits
    - Removes Negative Effects of Saturn 
     
    Mantra - Om Kreem Kalakayai Namah
     
    What is a yantra? 
     
    Yantras are windows to the spiritual world. They are made of sacred diagrams and ancient sanskit mantra prayers. They connect directly to the realm of the represented deity. This allows you direct connection and access to the energy of the deity. 
     
    How do I use a yantra?
     
    Yantras are very easy to use. After you get the yantra, place it in your sacred space, altar or any other clean place. Each day, sit before the yantra and recite the given mantra prayer. In addition, you can also offer incense or flowers to the yantra. If this is done weekly, you will get even greater benefit. 
     
    Blessed and Energized with proper Mantras, Puja’s and Spiritually activated.  It currently resides on the Altar of our Haidakhandi Temple.  

    Yantra Meditation from Chopra Center:
     
    As you look at the yantra, allow your eyes to focus on its center. This dot in the center is called the Bindu, which represents the unity that underlies all the diversity of the physical world.
     
    Now allow your eyes to see the triangle that encloses the bindu. The downward pointing triangle represents the feminine creative power, while the upward facing triangle represents male energy.
     
    Allow your vision to expand to include the circles outside of the triangles. They represent the cycles of cosmic rhythms. The image of the circle embodies the notion that time has no beginning and no end. The farthest region of space and the innermost nucleus of an atom both pulsate with the same rhythmic energy of creation. That rhythm is within you and without you.
     
    Bring your awareness to lotus petals outside the circle. Notice that they are pointing outwards, as if opening. They illustrate the unfolding of our understanding. The lotus also represents the heart, the seat of the Self. When the heart opens, understanding comes.
     
    The square at the outside of the yantra represents the world of form, the material world that our senses show us, the illusion of separateness, of well defined edges and boundaries. At the periphery of the figure are four T-shaped portals, or gateways. Notice that they point toward the interior of the yantra, the inner spaces of life. They represent our earthly passage from the external and material to the internal and sacred.
     
    Now take a moment to gaze into the yantra, letting the different shapes and patterns emerge naturally, allowing your eyes to be held loosely in focus. Gaze at the center of the yantra on the page. Without moving your eyes, gradually begin to expand your field of vision. Continue expanding your vision until you are taking in information from greater than 180 degrees. Notice that all this information was there all along, you just became aware of it. Now slowly reverse the process by re-focusing back to the center of the yantra. Now gently close your eyes. You may still see the yantra in your mind’s eye. The patterns of creativity represented by these primordial shapes express the fundamental forces of nature. They govern the world and they govern you.
     

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  • Shivranjani Incense 200gm (SHI200)
    Shivranjani Agarbatti - reportedly Babaji's favorite
     
    Shivranjani Agarbatti is a natural Masala base incense product, specially designed to spread a mild but pleasing flower fresh aroma, leaving behind an impression of serenity, with a longer retaining property. On burning, Shivranjani leaves the air fresh, healthy and pure, helps concentration of mind in meditation, Pooja etc.

    200gm


     
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    $20.00
  • California White Sage Smudges - 9"L (Large) (SAGE03)
    California White Sage Smudges - 9"L (Large)

    Cleanse & Purify
    The California White Sage Smudge Sticks are 9" to 10" long is wild-crafted and each bundle is hand tied.

    These broad leaf White Sage Smudge Sticks are prized for their strong aromatic properties. White Sage has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years for cleansing, purifying one's self and others, as well as an area of space through the technique of smudging.

    • Features
    • White sage smudge stick.
    • Sage comes from coastal mountains of California.
    • Puts out a lot of smoothing smoke.
       
    • Details
    • Designed for: purifying, protection
    • Smudge Stick Type: White Sage
    • Dimensions: 9-10" long

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    $9.95
  • Om Stick Incense - Sandalwood (ONCI-S)
    Each pack contains 15 grams - approximately 10-15 sticks.

    Om Stick Incense is made with the finest natural resins, gums, wood powders and aromatic oils.  It is a cruelty free product made with sustainable natural materials, hand rolled in India. Om incense sticks are hand rolled according to the age-old masala method from the finest nature friendly ingredients including sandalwood, nag champa and other scented wood powders, fragrant leaves, bark, root and gum resins, floral and other essential oils.  Om Incense Sticks are a very high quality masala incense. Slow burning incense, each stick burns for approximately 1 hour! 
     
    This stick incense is all natural and is a masala incense. Masala incense is made in a method which uses natural resins and a complex combination of oils and herbs that are combined together to form a dough-like mixture. This mixture is then rolled on to bamboo sticks. The result is a far superior incense as compared to other sticks which are just dipped in perfume oils. Each pack contains 15 grams - approximately 10-15 sticks.

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    $1.50
  • Kuber Yantra - Lord of Wealth 24k Gold Plated - Blessed and Activated (KYGP)
    Kuber Yantra - Lord of Wealth 24k Gold Plated

    This yantra is 24k gold plated
    3" Square

    Money Drawing Yantra
     
    This yantra is very powerful for Lord Kuber and contains his numeric yantra in the center. It is surrounded with powerful seed mantras all around. 
     
    Open your doors for riches and luxuries to step in! Welcome Lord Kubera to your home or office. When the divine treasurer walks in with heaps of money and wealth for you, he also pours happiness, peace and success into your life!
     
    Kubera Yantra is a positive energy device which is engraved with luck lines for you. This energized piece drives in an array of divine power that accumulates money, material gains and also restores back your lost wealth. Lord Kubera, the God of riches and material wealth, showers his blessings on you through this Yantra.
     
    Blessed and Energized with proper Mantras, Puja’s and Spiritually activated.  It currently resides on the Altar of our Haidakhandi Temple.  

    Yantra Meditation from Chopra Center:
     
    As you look at the yantra, allow your eyes to focus on its center. This dot in the center is called the Bindu, which represents the unity that underlies all the diversity of the physical world.
     
    Now allow your eyes to see the triangle that encloses the bindu. The downward pointing triangle represents the feminine creative power, while the upward facing triangle represents male energy.
     
    Allow your vision to expand to include the circles outside of the triangles. They represent the cycles of cosmic rhythms. The image of the circle embodies the notion that time has no beginning and no end. The farthest region of space and the innermost nucleus of an atom both pulsate with the same rhythmic energy of creation. That rhythm is within you and without you.
     
    Bring your awareness to lotus petals outside the circle. Notice that they are pointing outwards, as if opening. They illustrate the unfolding of our understanding. The lotus also represents the heart, the seat of the Self. When the heart opens, understanding comes.
     
    The square at the outside of the yantra represents the world of form, the material world that our senses show us, the illusion of separateness, of well defined edges and boundaries. At the periphery of the figure are four T-shaped portals, or gateways. Notice that they point toward the interior of the yantra, the inner spaces of life. They represent our earthly passage from the external and material to the internal and sacred.
     
    Now take a moment to gaze into the yantra, letting the different shapes and patterns emerge naturally, allowing your eyes to be held loosely in focus. Gaze at the center of the yantra on the page. Without moving your eyes, gradually begin to expand your field of vision. Continue expanding your vision until you are taking in information from greater than 180 degrees. Notice that all this information was there all along, you just became aware of it. Now slowly reverse the process by re-focusing back to the center of the yantra. Now gently close your eyes. You may still see the yantra in your mind’s eye. The patterns of creativity represented by these primordial shapes express the fundamental forces of nature. They govern the world and they govern you.
     

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  • Haidakhan Aarati eBook - Transliterated With Instruction (ARTIEBOOK)
    Haidakhan Arati At Universal Peace Center eBook - Transliterated With Instruction

    This eBook provides instruction, transliterated mantras and prayers as well as notations which help understanding the ceremony.  This material represents Aarati done to Shri Babaji as done in Herakhan.  We also offer Aarati audio files in downloadable and/or CD formats.  Using this eBook together with the audio version is very powerful.  This eBook is part of the Haidakhandi Spiritual Practices Series. 
     
    A general description of Aarati:
     
    Aarati is a Hindu religious ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. Aarati also refers to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when lamps are being offered.
     
    It is performed during almost all Hindu ceremonies and occasions. It involves the circulating of an "Aarati plate" or "Aarati lamp" around a person or deity and is generally accompanied by the singing of songs in praise of that Deva or person (many versions exist). In doing so, the plate or lamp is supposed to acquire the power of the deity. The priest circulates the plate or lamp to all those present. They cup their down-turned hands over the flame and then raise their palms to their forehead – the purificatory blessing, passed from the Deva's image to the flame, has now been passed to the devotee.
     
    The purpose of performing Aarati is the waving of lighted wicks before the Deities in a spirit of humility and gratitude, wherein faithful followers become immersed in God's divine form. It symbolises the five elements:
     
    •         Ether (akash)
    •         Wind (vayu)
    •         Fire (agni)
    •         Water (jal)
    •         Earth (pruthvi)
     
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  • Navaratri - Digital Multimedia Extravaganza (NAVG56-DL)
    This is a digital product and will be available immediately after payment.

    Navaratri is celebrated in spring and in fall every year. You will find exact dates on the calendar at
    www.babaji.net.
     
    Navaratri is a very special NINE NIGHTS of honoring the Divine Mother. Divine Mother makes Herself more available to us during this time period. There are certain protocols to follow that will make the most of these sacred energies. Babaji taught us to observe this bi-annual celebration. Shri Muniraji reinforced it so that Spring is celebrated in Haidakhan and Fall is celebrated in Anand Puri Ashram, in Chilanaula.
     
    NAVARATRI Digital Multimedia Extravaganza!
    Compiled and created by Marge DeVivo in conjunction with http://www.Babaji.net 
     
    Available for instant download immediately after your PayPal payment. 
     
    Contains all of these parts:
     
    * Ebook in 3 formats - PDF, MOBI & EPUB) -- Navaratri: Nine Nights of Divine Mother (Daily Goddesses, Information, Havan Verses, Bhajans) 
     
    * Sheet Music: (PDF)
     
    * Music Downloads that relate to Navaratri (Divine Mother Songs)
     
    * Links to Mantras Recited each of the Nine Days During Havan/Yagya
     
    * 700 Names of Divine Mother of Haidakhan (daily mantras)
     
    * SAPTA SATI: Complete audio of the reading of the Sapta Sati - including English translation and transliterated Hindi plus a document explaining why we read the Sapta Sati
     
    * 700 Verses to Divine Mother of Haidakhan

    * The Devi Mahatyam - a collection of 700 Slokas on Sri Durga from MarkaNDeya PuraNa
     
    * Kalbhairav Stotra
     
    * Also some bonuses are included

    Each day of Navaratri begins with an overview, the mantras used on that day and the Devi Mahatyam Slokas for that day.  Mantras and Slokas are presented in a transliterated version and an English translation.  All information is arranged in a manner that provides for daily devotion of each day individually.
     
    Price includes a 6-day votive candle on the altar for your intentions (normally $12)
     
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    $63.00
  • Aventurine Mala 108 6mm Stones plus Guru Bead (AV6MM)
    Aventurine Mala 108 6mm Stones plus Guru Bead
    Aventurine is considered to be a good luck stone. 
     
    Associated with the heart chakra, where it brings love, peace and serenity. 
    Increases mental powers by promoting perception and stimulating creativity
    Brings balance and protection
    Good for eyes and headaches
    Positive effect on thymus and the blood
    Promotes success and prosperity - often considered the gambler's stone
     
    Aventurine is a form of Quartz.
     
    Chakras - Heart Chakra
    Zodiac - Aries, Leo
    Element - Earth
     
    Typical colours - Green, but may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue or grey

    Japa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    Mala or Prayer Beads for meditation and/or prayersIn order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa:
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     
    Japa Nam is also accomplished by constantly repeating the Name of God while working, eating, walking, and everything you do in a day, without always using the mala. When you repeat the Name of God while working, it is also called Karma Yoga.

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    $35.00
  • Ebony Mala (EBOH)
    Ebony Mala
     
    A beautiful dark wood reminiscent of Lord Narayana's dark form, ebony is a dark durable wood that has strong protective qualities, especially for the home and one’s love life. Traditionally used for sacred objects, Ebony has long been the favorite wood among the royalty in India.

    Japa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    Mala or Prayer Beads for meditation and/or prayerIn order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa:
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     
    Japa Nam is also accomplished by constantly repeating the Name of God while working, eating, walking, and everything you do in a day, without always using the mala. When you repeat the Name of God while working, it is also called Karma Yoga.

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    $25.00
  • 27 Bead Crystal Wrist Mala On Elastic (CRYW6)
    27 Bead Crystal Wrist Mala On Elastic

    This stunning mala is a symbol of the human spirit.  It promotes the Divine Mother Energy: compassion, understanding and nurturing.  
     
    Use with mother Mantras
    Planets: Sun, Moon
    Elements: Fire, Water
    Energy: Projective/receptive

    Japa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    Mala or Prayer Beads for meditation and/or prayerIn order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa:
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     
    Japa Nam is also accomplished by constantly repeating the Name of God while working, eating, walking, and everything you do in a day, without always using the mala. When you repeat the Name of God while working, it is also called Karma Yoga.

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    $18.00
  • 27 Bead Rosewood Wrist Mala, Yellow Tassle ( ROSW)
    27 Bead Rosewood Wrist Mala Strung On Elastic with Yellow Tassle

    Beads of this lustrous dark, reddish brown wood slip smoothly through the fingers. Reputed to be good for the skin; it's popular for rosaries, as rose is especially pleasing to Divine Mother. Wrist Mala strung on elastic.

    Japa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    Mala or Prayer Beads for Meditation and/or PrayersIn order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa:
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     
    Japa Nam is also accomplished by constantly repeating the Name of God while working, eating, walking, and everything you do in a day, without always using the mala. When you repeat the Name of God while working, it is also called Karma Yoga.

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  • Hematite Mala - 108 Knotted 6mm Stones (HEMO6)
    Hematite Mala 
     
    Hematite is a powerful tool for grounding and stabilizing the system. It is thought to draw illness from the body and to focus attention where it is needed. Good for dealing with legal judgments.
     
    Helps with drug addiction, stress, alcoholism and circulation problems. Because it is connected to the base chakra, it also has an influence on the immune system, the joints, genitals, intestines, bowels, gonads and kidneys. It is also considered a restorative for blood flow, acting to inhibit hemorrhage. It is good for cramps and spasms. Hematite has often been referred to as volcanic spit. (Source: Malas, Mantras and Meditation by Sandra Ducey)

    Japa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    Mala or prayer beads for meditation and/or prayerIn order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa:
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     
    Japa Nam is also accomplished by constantly repeating the Name of God while working, eating, walking, and everything you do in a day, without always using the mala. When you repeat the Name of God while working, it is also called Karma Yoga.

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