Hari Om: In Swamiji’s “Self-Unfoldment” he tells us to use Mantra to help with concentration. He mentions Vedantic Mantras such as Tat tvam asi – That thou art. Is it more important to focus on the Sanskrit phrase (for it’s vibrational benefits) OR to focus on the meaning of the phrase in English?
The focus should be on integrating the feeling of the sanskrit vibration and the meaning. Once you have understood the meaning of the mantra – focus on the sound vibration of the sanskrit, as this is what works at every level -the physical, emotional and spiritual.