Mahanta, I Love You
This spiritual exercise can be done while falling asleep, silently chanting HU or your personal word.
Start with a simple postulate, something very open and easy such as, “Mahanta, I love you.” Then quietly, in the background of the mind, begin to sing HU. Just let it run on spiritual automatic. But automatic doesn’t mean letting it turn into a meaningless mental repetition. Rather, in a very real sense, you remain conscious that the HU is rolling within you.
If you wake up in the middle of the night, you can spiritualize your consciousness by briefly putting your attention on the Mahanta, even for a second or two.
Know that you do this because you love God. You love the divine part within yourself. In this gentle, unpushy way, you become the lover of all life.
—Sri Harold Klemp
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK