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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.27.23
hṛt-padma-sthāḿ parāḿ mama
aṇvīḿ jīva-kalāḿ dhyāyen
piṇḍe — within the body; vāyu — by air; agni — and by fire; saḿśuddhe — which has become completely purified; hṛt — of the heart; padma — upon the lotus; sthām — situated; parām — the transcendental form; mama — of Mine; aṇvīm — very subtle; jīva-kalām — the Personality of Godhead, from whom all living entities expand; dhyāyet — he should meditate upon; nāda-ante — at the end of the vibration of oḿ; siddha — by perfected sages; bhāvitām — experienced.
The worshiper should meditate upon My subtle form — which is situated within the worshiper's own body, now purified by air and fire — as the source of all living entities. This form of the Lord is experienced by self-realized sages in the last part of the vibration of the sacred syllable oḿ.
According to Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī, the praṇava, or oḿkāra, has five parts: A, U, M, the nasal bindu and the reverberation (nāda). Liberated souls meditate upon the Lord at the end of that reverberation.
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