To ‘Know’ that YOU ‘are’ the SELF [God – Consciousness – I AM] is to be Self Realized as the Freedom YOU Are. This is an ‘Awareness’ – NOT a ‘becoming’.
The use of a ‘mantra’ to center one’s attention toward this Awareness has been used effectively for eons and ‘can’ indeed bring one into the Presence of the SELF They Are. However, like ALL practices [except Self Inquiry], when they end, Awareness ultimately returns to the illusory dream world of the mind [false self]. To experience the SELF YOU Are in an ‘unbroken flow’ of Awareness you must ‘Know’ that the ONE your Attention is focused upon ‘is’ YOU … Your True Reality.
Below is an exquisitely beautiful mantra called: the 'Gayatri Mantra' [see audio-visual version link below]. If it resonates with you to use this kind of practice it is important to be Conscious that when you speak of ‘You’ and ‘Your’ as in this mantra … you are addressing the Real YOU and NOT some ‘outside’ God, which would reinforce the underlying belief in separation. This very subtle distinction accentuates the Truth that YOU ‘are’ ONE.
“You who are the source of all power, whose rays illuminate the world, illuminate also my heart, so that it too, can do your work.”
Gayatri Mantra link
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