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    Kabir: I Weave Your Name on the Loom of My Mind (Simran, the Repetition of Names of God*)

I weave your name on the loom of my mind,
To make my garment when you come to me.
My loom has ten thousand threads
To make my garment when you come to me.
The sun and moon watch while I weave your name;
The sun and moon hear while I count your name.
These are the wages I get by day and night
To deposit in the lotus bank of my heart.I weave your name on the loom of my mind
To clean and soften ten thousand threads
And to comb the twists and knots of my thoughts.
No more shall I weave a garment of pain.
For you have come to me, drawn by my weaving,
Ceaselessly weaving your name on the loom of my mind.

— Kabir

Keep your mind ever engrossed in the Name of the Lord 
As the lover’s mind is ever engrossed in his Beloved. 
He never forgets her for a single moment - 
Through day and night he remembers her. Happiness rests in ever-repeated simran, 
Sorrow and suffering is removed by simran. 
Kabir declares with utmost force and clarity: 
Practise this simran and be one with the Lord. 

— Kabir

*Simran

If one reads or sings the bhajans of the Sants, one will be reminded every day to repeat God’s name. Most every school of mystics in the past, both East and West, has practiced some form of The Prayer of the Name, including: Essenes, Kabbalah, Gnostics, Mount Athos or Eastern Orthodoxy, Sufism, and the Sants of India. Simran is the art of repeating a name or names of God for the purpose of Remembering the Divine - Practicing the Presence of God. It is a way to remain spiritually awake in a world of slumber, a way to remain centered instead of being thrown off-center by the influence of maya - illusion. In the Path of the Saints and Mystics this spiritual exercise of repeating or chanting Names of God is done not only in meditation practice, but as often as possible throughout the day as a way to spiritualize all aspects of life, inner and outer.
This is a spiritual exercise - simran - mantra - zikhr - manas jap - that is practiced on the ‘inner,’ when we go within during meditation practice. Sant Namdev and other Masters have taught how important it is to develop the spiritual practice of repeating God’s Name. This can be done during meditation as a way to: relax, get centered, still the thoughts of the mind, and Above All, to invoke the Positive Power to transform one’s meditation through Divine Grace into the experience of God. In order to still one’s thoughts, it is often necessary to retain a sacred word to focus upon. The author of a manual of Christian mysticism known as, “The Cloud of Unknowing”, suggests the use of a mantra: “If you want to gather all your desire into one simple word that the mind can easily retain, choose a short word rather than a long one. A one-syllable word such as ‘God’ or ‘Love’…” It says in, “The Cloud of Unknowing, “Why does this little prayer of one syllable such as ‘God” or ‘Love’ pierce the heavens? Surely because it is offered with a full spirit, in the height and the depth, in the length and the breadth of the spirit of him who prays.” The answer to the prayer of God’s Name is God Himself-Herself-Itself.

The True Spirit of Simran Practice is Bhakti 
“Simran” is a term which means “Remembrance”, the spiritual practice of remembering or being mindful of God by repeating his Name. Devotees sing or chant various names for God. Higher spiritually, and more “within” is the practice of “manas jap”, the mental repetition of God’s name or names “with the tongue of thought” - in other words, chanting names of God within one’s mind. The Sants have always placed much greater emphasis upon mental Simran over vocal chant.
There is however, more to Simran than the repeating of sacred names. Simran must be approached with the right attitude, the right spirit, for one’s intent determines how successful the practice will be, and what effect it will have upon one’s consciousness. Simran has never been intended to be a dry or lifeless mantra practice. The path of the Sants is a bhakti path, a path of love and devotion for the Supreme Being. Thus, the true Masters have always instructed their students to repeat God’s Name with love and devotion, as a lover calling out to one’s Beloved, the Lord of Love.
What, then, is the practice of the Name? It is a form of interior prayer by which a person learns to keep his or her attention always in the Lord, in every circumstance and situation, at all moments, through day and night. It is a form of inner remembrance that leads to a heightened awareness beyond the limitations of the physical world and the portals of death.
Through meditation on the Name, or Nam bhakti, one learns to draw one’s attention away from the outer world.

Sant Namdev Always be in rapport with the Lord
And enjoy true contentment - 
This is the state of ineffable serenity.
There is no peace except in the Name of the Lord -
Meditate on it with one-pointed attention. Experience the state of super-consciousness 
Where the Lord’s love surges 
And you will see your own form 
In each particle of the creation. 0 Nama, the Lord will make 
The pupil of your eye his home,
And your eye will expand 
To contain the entire universe. 
(Saint Namdev)The Simran of God’s Name  Will Lead One to the True Name: The Sound of God 
The repetition of the holy Names is a wonderful spiritual technique. An uninterrupted inner repetition of the holy Names given by the living Master has to be practiced daily with love, devotion, and one-pointed attention. One thereby transcends one’s body and is transported to the realms of Light.
The repetition develops into an ever-going spontaneous process, and one catches the unceasing inner Music which takes one to its Source, and reveals God face to face. One is, therefore, exhorted to search daily for the Source of this Unstruck Music. Whatever one does and wherever one happens to be, one is asked to be a sacrifice unto His Name and to have ardent longing to behold Him and hear His voice.— From: “What is the Name of God? The Many Mantras or Sacred Names of the One Nameless (Anami), Soundless (Anadi) God — Simran Practice in the Sant Tradition of India”: 
http://santmat.tumblr.com/post/41825344393/what-is-the-name-of-god-the-many-mantras-or

    Kabir: I Weave Your Name on the Loom of My Mind (Simran, the Repetition of Names of God*)

    I weave your name on the loom of my mind,
    To make my garment when you come to me.
    My loom has ten thousand threads
    To make my garment when you come to me.
    The sun and moon watch while I weave your name;
    The sun and moon hear while I count your name.
    These are the wages I get by day and night
    To deposit in the lotus bank of my heart.

    I weave your name on the loom of my mind
    To clean and soften ten thousand threads
    And to comb the twists and knots of my thoughts.
    No more shall I weave a garment of pain.
    For you have come to me, drawn by my weaving,
    Ceaselessly weaving your name on the loom of my mind.

    — Kabir

    Keep your mind ever engrossed in the Name of the Lord
    As the lover’s mind is ever engrossed in his Beloved.
    He never forgets her for a single moment -
    Through day and night he remembers her.


    Happiness rests in ever-repeated simran,
    Sorrow and suffering is removed by simran.
    Kabir declares with utmost force and clarity:
    Practise this simran and be one with the Lord.

    — Kabir

    *Simran

    If one reads or sings the bhajans of the Sants, one will be reminded every day to repeat God’s name. Most every school of mystics in the past, both East and West, has practiced some form of The Prayer of the Name, including: Essenes, Kabbalah, Gnostics, Mount Athos or Eastern Orthodoxy, Sufism, and the Sants of India. Simran is the art of repeating a name or names of God for the purpose of Remembering the Divine - Practicing the Presence of God. It is a way to remain spiritually awake in a world of slumber, a way to remain centered instead of being thrown off-center by the influence of maya - illusion. In the Path of the Saints and Mystics this spiritual exercise of repeating or chanting Names of God is done not only in meditation practice, but as often as possible throughout the day as a way to spiritualize all aspects of life, inner and outer.

    This is a spiritual exercise - simran - mantra - zikhr - manas jap - that is practiced on the ‘inner,’ when we go within during meditation practice. Sant Namdev and other Masters have taught how important it is to develop the spiritual practice of repeating God’s Name. This can be done during meditation as a way to: relax, get centered, still the thoughts of the mind, and Above All, to invoke the Positive Power to transform one’s meditation through Divine Grace into the experience of God. In order to still one’s thoughts, it is often necessary to retain a sacred word to focus upon. The author of a manual of Christian mysticism known as, “The Cloud of Unknowing”, suggests the use of a mantra: “If you want to gather all your desire into one simple word that the mind can easily retain, choose a short word rather than a long one. A one-syllable word such as ‘God’ or ‘Love’…” It says in, “The Cloud of Unknowing, “Why does this little prayer of one syllable such as ‘God” or ‘Love’ pierce the heavens? Surely because it is offered with a full spirit, in the height and the depth, in the length and the breadth of the spirit of him who prays.” The answer to the prayer of God’s Name is God Himself-Herself-Itself.

    The True Spirit of Simran Practice is Bhakti

    “Simran” is a term which means “Remembrance”, the spiritual practice of remembering or being mindful of God by repeating his Name. Devotees sing or chant various names for God. Higher spiritually, and more “within” is the practice of “manas jap”, the mental repetition of God’s name or names “with the tongue of thought” - in other words, chanting names of God within one’s mind. The Sants have always placed much greater emphasis upon mental Simran over vocal chant.

    There is however, more to Simran than the repeating of sacred names. Simran must be approached with the right attitude, the right spirit, for one’s intent determines how successful the practice will be, and what effect it will have upon one’s consciousness. Simran has never been intended to be a dry or lifeless mantra practice. The path of the Sants is a bhakti path, a path of love and devotion for the Supreme Being. Thus, the true Masters have always instructed their students to repeat God’s Name with love and devotion, as a lover calling out to one’s Beloved, the Lord of Love.

    What, then, is the practice of the Name? It is a form of interior prayer by which a person learns to keep his or her attention always in the Lord, in every circumstance and situation, at all moments, through day and night. It is a form of inner remembrance that leads to a heightened awareness beyond the limitations of the physical world and the portals of death.

    Through meditation on the Name, or Nam bhakti, one learns to draw one’s attention away from the outer world.

    Sant Namdev

    Always be in rapport with the Lord
    And enjoy true contentment -
    This is the state of ineffable serenity.
    There is no peace except in the Name of the Lord -
    Meditate on it with one-pointed attention.


    Experience the state of super-consciousness
    Where the Lord’s love surges
    And you will see your own form
    In each particle of the creation.

    0 Nama, the Lord will make
    The pupil of your eye his home,
    And your eye will expand
    To contain the entire universe.

    (Saint Namdev)

    The Simran of God’s Name Will Lead One to the True Name: The Sound of God

    The repetition of the holy Names is a wonderful spiritual technique. An uninterrupted inner repetition of the holy Names given by the living Master has to be practiced daily with love, devotion, and one-pointed attention. One thereby transcends one’s body and is transported to the realms of Light.

    The repetition develops into an ever-going spontaneous process, and one catches the unceasing inner Music which takes one to its Source, and reveals God face to face. One is, therefore, exhorted to search daily for the Source of this Unstruck Music. Whatever one does and wherever one happens to be, one is asked to be a sacrifice unto His Name and to have ardent longing to behold Him and hear His voice.

    — From: “What is the Name of God? The Many Mantras or Sacred Names of the One Nameless (Anami), Soundless (Anadi) God — Simran Practice in the Sant Tradition of India”:
    http://santmat.tumblr.com/post/41825344393/what-is-the-name-of-god-the-many-mantras-or


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