Dissolving is the Secret of the Mantra
Whatever you can name, you can let go of. When you let go of every name, even your own name, even the designation, 'I', who remains?
Real meditation is not repetition of the divine name, the mantra. Neither is it concentration on the mantra, nor on any form associated with the mantra. In real meditation, the mantra dissolves, the name dissolves. And with it dissolves thought, mind, and 'me.'
'Layam vraja,' said the Rishi Ashtavakra: 'Dissolve now!' What remains is infinite self-luminous nameless awareness, without form or content.
When we practice meditation, we may begin on the level of name and form. But because there is no clinging, no grasping, name and form dissolve. The mantra does not dissolve into sleep, but into Being. And through the dissolution of the mantra, for a brief and stunning moment of re-creation, the body dissolves in the womb of the Uncreated.
It is only through dissolving whatever we can name that we unfold the original Word of creation. Only by dissolving our name can we discover who we really are.