The profound statement “Aham Brahmasmi” appears in the Upanishads (a Hindu collection of texts of philosophical and religious nature), which is the pramaana (which translates as “means of knowledge”) for knowing the true nature of oneself, like the eyes that reveal colour and form, just like the Upanishads reveal the nature of oneself.
The Meaning Of Aham Brahmasmi:
In Hindu philosophy, this Sanskrit sentence means ”I am of Brahman” or “I am the Infinite Reality.”
It also means – ”I am divine.” Therefore, when you say ”Aham Brahmasmi,” you actually acknowledge that you are the world, you are everything. More importantly, you imply that there is actually no entity as yourself.
Sai Baba Mantra
Meaning – ”Om, Let me meditate on the God who lives in Shirdi,
Oh, God who is the ethereal happiness and truth, give me higher intellect,
And let that Sai illuminate my mind, my consciousness, and my understanding.”
Lyrics – ”Om Sai Namo Namah Shri Sai Namo Namah Jai Jai Sai Namo Namah Sadguru Sai Namo Namah.”
Shirdi Sai Baba, better known as Sai Baba of Shirdi, was an Indian yogi, guru, and fakir who is acknowledged by his Muslim and Hindu followers as a saint.
The name ”Sai Baba” is a combination of Indian and Persian origin. For instance, ”Sai” is the Persian term for “saint” (that commonly is attributed to Islamic ascetics) and the word ”Baba” literally translates as “father” used in Indian languages.
According to accounts from his life, he spoke to his dimples about the importance of realization of the self as well as he criticized the love towards mundane things. Furthermore, his teachings concentrate on a moral code of forgiveness, love, contentment, charity, devotion to the guru and God, and inner peace.
Also, he was notorious for giving vague replies to questions concerning his origins and parentage, brusquely stating the information was completely unimportant.
The Sathya Sai Organisation, founded by him to enable his followers to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement has more than 1,200 spiritual centers in 126 countries. More importantly, this organization established a network of free clinics, hospitals, auditoriums, drinking water projects, schools, and ashrams.
Benefits Of Chanting Om Sai Namo Namah:
During troubled times, many people have taken refuge in the name of Sai and have found solutions to their problems and inner peace. Hence, reciting this mantra 108 times daily with concentration and correct pronunciation will bring hope, faith, and confidence in oneself and in the Supreme Consciousness.
More importantly, reciting mantras is a pleasure which transcends the senses and it can take the practitioner beyond the bounds of space and time (that is why we don’t have to understand the meaning of the mantra). In addition, a mantra can merge your finite identity with the infinite.