Finally, the big storm is here. the heat, the cool breathe and the cloud were accumulated for this moment.
The crows were expecting it. they were preparing for this storm. monkeys were doing the same and this explains why they were so agitated in the last couple of days.
The buddhist retreat is coming to an end. three more days, and we leave the Gompa that is located in the heart of pine forest in north India.
Many things are going on at the same time: in the outer World and in the inner universe.
The storm that started around three in the morning wasn't just a storm. it was a mere reflection of our collective mind as well. I was convinced of this in that dark gloomy morning.
In the last two days of the teachings, the meditation teacher started to add some mantras at the end of the meditation sessions.
I've been listening to mantras for a long time, and I knew few, but this time, mantras were something different. I'm experiencing a whole new aspect of them. I'm discovering the powers they had within the few syllables, and what can they do to the body and mind.
we were 113 people in the Gompa, where the meditation took place. 113 people started reciting the mantra slowly. the vibration of words were entering the body. it made it shiver and it shook a bit, as if it was taking the pain away.
The mind was there. the echo of sounds was reshaping the mind. it was opening a new dimension within it. In my mind, I was by myself, but not alone. Suddenly, a sense of unification (/oneness) arises within. I wasn't separated anymore. I was taken by the energy created by the whole group.
I could sense the movement of the universe within. I was connected to myself, to the people around me, and to the vibrations of mantra.
There was no thinking, no thoughts, no emotions, no attachment. there was just pure consciousness. The mantra was sharpening it. it was taking me out of time and space.
When the meditation was over, it wasn't easy to open my eyes. it took me time to do that. It was like I just got back from a different dimension of existence.
No one moved from their seats. I think others were experiencing the same.
this session brought a lot of letting and lot of healing for the wounded.
After that session and after being able to move, I went to a corner in the forest where I usually spend my time during the breaks. I sat there with no thoughts in mind. Later, I started to think "who came up with these mantras?". whoever came up with these mantras more than 3000 years ago, with no doubt, they have a great wisdom and deep insights of how the body, mind and the psychology of human work.
Few months ago, someone asked me if I believe in magic. my answer was "yes".
the magic exists, not in a Hollywood way, not in acrobatic style. the magic is there and it manifests in countless ways. mantras are one of them.