The mantra slipped away and then it was completely quiet
The mantra slipped away and then it was completely quiet, this is a great experience to have. What you have experienced is something very close to transcendence. Or you may have experienced transcendence itself.
Transcendence is the state of consciousness where the states of waking, dreaming and sleeping are integrated into one wholeness and we go beyond these three states. Usually we access transcendence through application of a mantra. This state of consciousness is called the relative. As the minds gets more and more quiet, our senses fade and relates to less and less. We then start to experience all things as one thing – the Absolute or Brahman. And when we experience Absolute, we are experiencing transcendence.
During a transcendence meditation practice, it’s all about being on the mantra and letting go. If your mind starts to wander you just effortlessly return to your mantra. It’s the letting go that’s the important part of this. The mantra is like an echo, the mantra becomes more and more quiet, and we use less and less effort.
When we achieve transcendence, then we are entering a quieter place. It is our mantra that takes the mind to quieter and quieter place. Sometimes when you meditate you will think your mantra 10.000 times and other times you just think it once. Each time you meditates, the mantra and process of the mantra leading you into a quieter state of consciousness will be different.
So, when this happens to you in the future don’t resist it. The ultimate orientation of this transcendence meditation, with a mantra like for instance so hum, is that it’s towards the direction of silence inside.
So, meditate twice a day with 20-minutes sessions. Once in the morning before breakfast and once in the afternoon to have a consistence meditation practice.