IN ADDITION TO THE REPEAT OF SOME OF THE SAME SUGGESTIONS THAT WERE GIVEN IN 2007 (Note: Please see http://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/Ityukta-2010/questions-fo-self-examination.html), here are further steps for our spiritual progress:
The mantra for the next three years is both of the sections [A] and [B] done together, one after the other. These two parts together count as "one" repetition. See the "Sankalpa" section below to decide how many repetitions to practice each day. Note the "pronunciation guide" is to be followed (3rd part) for the Gayatri section. The pronunciation spelling of "bhoor" (final "R") is correct, due to rules of Sanskrit grammar. (I.E. it's not a typo).
|अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम्।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः॥
akhaṇḍa-maṇḍalākāraṁ vyāptaṁ yena carācaram |
|[B]||ॐ भूः ॐ भुवः ॐ स्वः ॐ महः ॐ जन ॐ तपः ॐ सत्यं
ॐ तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्
ॐ आपो ज्योतीरसो अमृतं ब्रह्म भूः भुवः स्वः ॐ
āūṁ bhūḥ āūṁ bhuvaḥ āūṁ svaḥ āūṁ mahaḥ āūṁ janaḥ āūṁ tapaḥ āūṁ satyaṁ
Om Bhooh Om bhuvah Om Svah Om mahah Om janah Om tapah Om satyam.
You can order a CD of the above pronunciation. The CD has comments about the previous 3 years of practice as well as some additional instructions. You can also download the two tracks of the CD
There is a video of Swami Veda Bharari's introduction to the Sangha for the new practice, available on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjcQaEuRpug
Do a sankalpa (resolve) of how many repetitions you will do daily. Minimum 3 or 7 or better 11; middling 33; 51,71, 91 or maximum 108.
Ask for CD of HOW TO DO LONG MANTRAS FASTER.
Swami Ritavan Bharati (everywhere)
Swami Ma Radha Bharati (Lady Swami), SRSG
Dr. Swami Nityamuktananda (Lady Swami), SRSG
Swami Ma Sewa Bharati (Lady Swami), Sadhana Mandir, SRSG, USA
Swami Tat Sat Bharati, Berlin
Dr. Pandit Hari Shankar Dabral, Calgary, Canada
Dr. Stoma Parker, Minneapolis
Wolfgang Bischoff, Hamburg
Carolyn Hume, USA
Linda Billau. Rochester/Minneapolis
Helen Choe. Korea
Rajah Indran, SRSG
Savitri Jugdeo, Toronto
Alexander Benjamin, Trinidad
Michael Kissener, Austria
Wong Yoong Khiang, Singapore
Raghavendra Adiga, Tumkur, India
Idriss Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso (ambassador to India; too busy)
Shi Hong, Hong Kong
Many of these are authorized as mantra initiators.
There are others who can be added to this list. Your questions will be passed on to the appropriate spiritual advisor.
Many of these, and many others (not listed here), are available to travel and teach. Please benefit from them.