Although meditation methods may vary, the spiritual value of the practice is recognized by many religious and spiritual traditions.
In the Vaishnava tradition, meditation as mantra is practiced more often: the song of sacred sounds. This form of meditation practiced in India for thousands of years.
Proven method that contribute to the development of a pleasant nature and practice of spiritual values, meditation mantra can also achieve the ultimate goal of liberation. It can also provide relief in times of stress, and generally participate in a general state of well-being (mental, physical and emotional).
According to Hindu tradition, there are three ways to practice meditation mantra : (1) silently in his mind, (2) pronounced in a low voice to his own listening, (3) with other people, with instruments music.
The most important mantra that Vaishnavas use for their meditation is the maha-mantra , composed of Sanskrit names that cater to Krishna. It is recited as follows:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare (pronounced ha-re) refers to the energy of pleasure of the Lord. Krishna means “more attractive.” and Rama means “the reservoir of all pleasures.”
This implies that spiritual practice is proving to be an experience full of fun and joy.
Also in the Vaishnava tradition there are other mantras sung on various occasions. Two of the most common are:
om namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Jaya Shri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu Nityananda
Shri Advaita Gadadhara Srivas adi Gaura Bhakta Vrinda
The morning hours are considered most conducive to meditation because they relate to peace and concentration. There is nevertheless no rigid rule for this meditation song. You can sing anywhere and anytime.