“Utterance of a single word can bring misery or lofty happiness depending upon the vibrations associated with that word – sound. To give you an example, chant a one word mantra of ‘Om’ with image of a deity in your heart vis-a-vis chant one word ‘sex’ with image of a beautiful personality in your mind/heart. Do you feel the difference in energies that you attract or feel within your system? The power of mantra is in its associated energies, concept, emotions, shapes etc. Pranav Mantra Aum was used much more as its sound and shape resembled that of the ‘core’. Contrary to this you speak any other name or a long ‘tested’ mantra, they all are specific to a personality or energy form. The idea was to call the Divine Creative Force, the First Cause, the raw basic cosmic energy and fill your being with it. If you take a specific personality name, you are attracting that being and its qualities to you. Suppose you say ‘Om Namah Shivay’ with picture of Shiva in your mind – the energy attracted is specific to this form as per ‘concept’ in your mind. Or you make a prayer to ‘Christ’ or you chant Gayatri Mantra or an ancient Hebrew mantra… each of them is specifically directed to that energy structure, concept or form etc.
Call forth Silence. Call forth Jyoti. Call forth The One. Call forth the unmoved Mover. Call forth Energy without a name or concept. The idea is to call forth and feel your being with very basic Primordial Force form. The Divine Source of All That Is. Bask yourself in this primordial Jyoti/Light/Consciousness. For you aim to know, understand and live The Truth. Don’t go after forms or structured words of a particular language with particular vibrations. As I said earlier, the biggest mantra is that of SILENCE. It’s universal. It will simply call forth the First Cause.
It will promote the formations that are most suited for your evolution. For you offer the Force a blank slate to write a ‘story’. And the Force – the Vast Divine Light knows the best for your own evolution. That way you speed up the process a lot.
Not Sai. Not Shiva. Silence is your God. I AM is the lord of the lords. Do not mis-undestand this simple truth of ‘All That Is’. Sai is your guide – teacher – friend – working day and night without any expectation for the global evolution of ME. Don’t hesitate – we all understand this truth in our heart. Sai points to the One. So in your meditation the idea is to call forth unaltered, divine, Source Light – which is the optimum balanced ‘Conscious Light’ or rather ‘Super Conscious Energy’ – ‘Supreme Silence’ – don’t label it – no concept to limit it. Absorb that within – or rather let it explode from within.”
– Excerpt from ‘Conversations with The Mysterious One – Vol. 1′