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Amma says "to gain concentration in this age of materialism, bhajan is easier than meditation. By loud singing, other distracting sounds will be overcome and concentration will be achieved. Bhajan, concentration and meditation, this is the progression. In fact, constant remembrance of God is meditation. Children, bhajan sung with one-pointedness will benefit the singer, the listener and also Mother Nature. Such songs will awaken the listeners minds in due course.
If bhajan is sung without concentration, it is a waste of energy. Bhajan is a spiritual discipline aimed at concentrating the mind on one's Beloved Deity. Through that one-pointedness, one can merge in the Divine Being and experience the Bliss of one's True Self. It does not matter whether one believes in Krishna or Christ, Mother Kali or Mother Mary; a formless God or even a flame, a mountain or an ideal such as world peace can be meditated upon while singing. By letting the mind expand in the sound of the divine chanting, each one can enjoy the peace born of one's inherent divinity."
If you live in the London area and would like to host one of the monthly Sahasranama chantings, preceded by bhajan practice, please contact Yamunah to arrange.
Zani gave a very wel judged introduction to the mixed-faith audience, ably supported by Kuldeep on the projector, as a film of Amma played on the big screen. Then, each in turn, Vaishnavi, Aloka and Vinay (on harmonium) led the group, which included Zani, Jeena, Antarma on tablas and Vargini on finger symbols.
It was a very polished performance - Amma was surely pleased and proud. The audience certainly showed their appreciation in their participation and applause. Along with the other faith groups, we had a table in reception with leaflets for those who wished to know more about our Divine Mother. We express our thanks to Anja and her colleagues at SOAS for staging this event and our admiration for the other faith groups for their inspiring music and song. -- Mike Plowright
Spiritual Book Clubs to Start There are plans to start two Amma Spiritual Book Clubs next month, in London and Shropshire. To participate or for further information, contact Kuldeep (London) email@example.com or Patricia (Much Wenlock/Shrewsbury) firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to start an Amma Book Club in your area, contact Shakti email@example.com for help getting started.
Amma's UK Embrace provides opportunities to request prayers for our loved ones and ourselves and to pray for the healing of our brother and sisters. This group prayer link up will be to ask Amma to hold people in her heart and embrace them. The group prayer will take place every Thursday night at 8:30pm for 10 minutes within your home. Everyone is welcome and people to pray for will be listed on the London Bhajans Eweekly. To subscribe to this please contact Kuldeep firstname.lastname@example.org. To request prayers for yourself or loved ones, please email Shakti email@example.com. If you would like to add someone other than yourself please ask their permission first.
If you would like to receive a weekly Bhajan Reminder for the London area by email , which includes weekly programme times and location address, along with potential carpooling locations/contacts, please contact Shakti firstname.lastname@example.org.
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