How do I practice Transcendental Meditation and what is a Mantra?

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In Transcendental Meditation we learn a mantra,
or sound, as a vehicle, to serve as a vehicle to allow the attention of the mind to take
this inward direction. And a mantra is defined as just a sound that is known to be positive
and life supporting, and has no particular meaning. So we use this mantra as a vehicle
to experience quieter levels of thought and quieter levels of thoughts, and then to transcend
thought, to go beyond thought, to experience the source of thought, that pure consciousness,
that unbounded level of the mind, that source of creativity and energy and intelligence
within. And when we learn Transcendental Meditation, we learn from a teacher of TM a particular
sound and then how to use it properly.


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