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SB 11.14.34

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


hṛdy avicchinam oṁkāraṁ
ghaṇṭā-nādaṁ bisorṇa-vat
prāṇenodīrya tatrātha
punaḥ saṁveśayet svaram


hṛdi — in the heart; avicchinnam — uninterrupted, continuous; oṁkāram — the sacred vibration oṁ; ghaṇṭā — like a bell; nādam — sound; bisa-ūrṇa-vat — like the fiber running up the lotus stalk; prāṇena — by the wind of prāṇa; udīrya — pushing upward; tatra — therein (at a distance of twelve thumb-breadths); atha — thus; punaḥ — again; saṁveśayet — one should join together; svaram — the fifteen vibrations produced with anusvāra.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Beginning from the mūlādhāra-cakra, one should move the life air continuously upward like the fibers in the lotus stalk until one reaches the heart, where the sacred syllable oṁ is situated like the sound of a bell. One should thus continue raising the sacred syllable upward the distance of twelve aṅgulas, and there the oṁkāra should be joined together with the fifteen vibrations produced with anusvāra.


It appears that the yoga system is somewhat technical and difficult to perform. Anusvāra refers to a nasal vibration pronounced after the fifteen Sanskrit vowels. The complete explanation of this process is extremely complicated and obviously unsuitable for this age. From this description we can appreciate the sophisticated achievements of those who in former ages practiced mystic meditation. Despite such appreciation, however, we should stick firmly to the simple, foolproof method of meditation prescribed for the present age, the chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare R ama, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare.

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