August 13, 2017
The very act of the repetition of a mantra (if this act is earnest, sincere and serious) is capable of purifying the mind — which, simply means "clearing the mind of all other thoughts, concepts and percepts". If such purification does not happen, obviously the sincerity is absent.
A pure heart instantly realizes the mantra as the self or consciousness which is the indwelling omnipresence, the transcendental reality. In ignorance, there was a mistaken notion "I say the mantra" entertained by the ego-sense.
When this truth is directly realized, the disciple sees that similarly other ego to stick notions, "I do this", "I experienced this" are false. Their notions was reality is consciousness — unmodified by these notions.
Similarly, life is unmodified by the actions and the experiences. The light of this realization dispels the dark shadows of problems that appeared to exist in a state of ignorance.