How to continue chanting for the whole day?
Q : Dear Maa, sometimes I try to chant "om namah shivaya" in my heart for the whole day. But I can't do it because the thoughts of the world come inside me and I deviate from my chanting. I want to continue mental chanting, how can I do that?
Answer You cannot do mental chanting until you stop the mental chattering about the world. You can’t do two things. Either you can speak or you can’t. You can’t say that I wish to close my lips but yet I want to speak or talk. To talk you need to open your mouth. Similarly if you want to do mental chanting, you need to de-clutter your mind. You have to stop all these thoughts about the world and then do it. Well, that requires certain guidelines, certain training. So I suggest you Arun Pal, if possible then whenever my next sadhana shivir (meditation camp) happens, join it. There I’ll teach you how to do that.