is an invocation or a mystical formula, which aids the person to release
the self and attain bliss and ultimate fulfillment. The sounds involved
in a Mantra are themselves significant for they generate in the individual
an unusual mystic power. Mantra produces a set of vibration in the surrounding
atmosphere & its force depends on the attitude of the person as
well as the intensity of concentration.
Mantras are performed through faith, the results of which cannot be
analyzed measured, weighed, seen but are felt. The force of Mantra can
be only felt. It should be performed with due faith and all rituals,
then it is fruitfull. You must have complete faith in Mantra you are
reciting and must know its meaning. Do the things as per prescribed
methods. You will experience sensation and vibrations during or at the
end of Jaap, this is a sufficient proof to believe. Mantra requires
faith, Jaap, hard work ad per laid dictums to realize the desired objects
and vibrations. Each Mantra has a different use, The vibrations of sound
create desired reactions within the body too.
of Mantras with a prescribed number of times at different timings to
give desired results. There are three ways to perform Mantra
is the method where Jaap is done very slowly so that nobody can hear
it. Only lip movement should be there.
Jaap carried out only in the heart without any sound or lip movements.
this method you can recite the mantra in a low, medium or high tone
of your sound.
Mantras are energy-based sounds :
any word produces an actual physical vibration. Over time, if we know
what the effect of that vibration is, then the word may come to have
meaning associated with the effect of saying that vibration or word.
This is one level of energy basis for words.
Another level is intent. If the actual physical vibration is coupled
with a mental intention, the vibration then contains an additional mental
component which influences the result of saying it. The sound is the
carrier wave and the intent is overlaid upon the wave form, just as
a colored gel influences the appearance and effect of a white light.
In either instance, the word is based upon energy. Nowhere is this idea
more true than for Sanskrut mantra. For although there is a general
meaning which comes to be associated with mantras, the only lasting
definition is the result or effect of saying the mantra.
Mantras create thought-energy waves :
human consciousness is really a collection of states of consciousness
which distributively exist throughout the physical and subtle bodies.
Each organ has a primitive consciousness of its own. That primitive
consciousness allows it to perform functions specific to it. Then come
the various systems. The cardio-vascular system, the reproductive system
and other systems have various organs or body parts working at slightly
different stages of a single process.
Like the organs, there is a primitive consciousness also associated
with each system. And these are just within the physical body. Similar
functions and states of consciousness exist within the subtle body as
well. So individual organ consciousness is overlaid by system consciousness,
overlaid again by subtle body counterparts and consciousness, and so
ego with its self-defined "I" ness assumes a pre-eminent state
among the subtle din of random, semi-conscious thoughts which pulse
through our organism. And of course, our organism can "pick up"
the vibration of other organisms nearby. The result is that there are
myriad vibrations riding in and through the subconscious mind at any
start a powerful vibration which corresponds to both a specific spiritual
energy frequency and a state of consciousness in seed form. Over time,
the mantra process begins to override all of the other smaller vibrations,
which eventually become absorbed by the mantra. After a length of time
which varies from individual to individual, the great wave of the mantra
stills all other vibrations.
the mantra produces a state where the organism vibrates at the rate
completely in tune with the energy and spiritual state represented by
and contained within the mantra.
this point, a change of state occurs in the organism. The organism becomes
subtly different. Just as a laser is light which is coherent in a new
way, the person who becomes one with the state produced by the mantra
is also coherent in a way which did not exist prior to the conscious
undertaking of repetition of the mantra.
Mantras are tools of power and tools for power :
are formidable. They are ancient. They work. The word "mantra"
is derived from two Sanskrut words. The first is "manas" or
"mind," which provides the "man" syllable. The second
syllable is drawn from the Sanskrut word "trai" meaning to
"protect" or to "free from." Therefore, the word
mantra in its most literal sense means "to free from the mind."
Mantra is, at its core, a tool used by the mind which eventually frees
one from the vagaries of the mind.
But the journey from mantra to freedom is a wondrous one. The mind expands,
deepens and widens and eventually dips into the essence of cosmic existence.
On its journey, the mind comes to understand much about the essence
of the vibration of things. And knowledge, as we all know, is power.
In the case of mantra, this power is tangible and wieldable.
About Mantra :
1. Mantras have close, approximate one-to-one direct language-based
we warn a young child that it should not touch a hot stove, we try to
explain that it will burn the child. However, language is insufficient
to convey the experience. Only the act of touching the stove and being
burned will adequately define the words "hot" and "burn"
in the context of "stove." Essentially, there is no real direct
translation of the experience of being burned.
there is no word which is the exact equivalent of the experience of
sticking one's finger into an electrical socket. When we stick our hand
into the socket, only then do we have a context for the word "shock."
But shock is really a definition of the result of the action of sticking
our hand into the socket.
It is the same with mantras. The only true definition is the experience
which it ultimately creates in the sayer. Over thousands of years, many
sayers have had common experiences and passed them on to the next generation.
Through this tradition, a context of experiential definition has been
Definitions of mantras are oriented toward either the results of repeating
the mantra or of the intentions of the original framers and testers
of the mantra.
Sanskrut, sounds which have no direct translation but which contain
great power which can be "grown" from it are called "seed
mantras." Seed in Sanskrut is called "Bijam" in the singular
and "Bija" in the plural form. Please refer to the pronunciation
guide on page 126 for more information on pronunciation of mantras.
Let's take an example. The mantra "Shrim" or Shreem is the
seed sound for the principle of abundance (Lakshmi, in the Hindu Pantheon.)
If one says "shrim" a hundred times, a certain increase in
the potentiality of the sayer to accumulate abundance is achieved. If
one says "shrim" a thousand times or a million, the result
is correspondingly greater.
abundance can take many forms. There is prosperity, to be sure, but
there is also peace as abundance, health as wealth, friends as wealth,
enough food to eat as wealth, and a host of other kinds and types of
abundance which may vary from individual to individual and culture to
culture. It is at this point that the intention of the sayer begins
to influence the degree of the kind of capacity for accumulating wealth
which may accrue.
Mantras have been tested and/or verified by their original framers or
mantra is associated with an actual sage or historical person who once
lived. Although the oral tradition predates written speech by centuries,
those earliest oral records annotated on palm leaves discussed earlier
clearly designate a specific sage as the "seer" of the mantra.
This means that the mantra was probably arrived at through some form
of meditation or intuition and subsequently tested by the person who
first encountered it.
Sanskrut mantras are composed of letters which correspond to certain
petals or spokes of chakras in the subtle body.
is a direct relationship between the mantra sound, either vocalized
or subvocalized, and the chakras located throughout the body.
Mantras are energy which can be likened to fire.
can use fire either to cook your lunch or to burn down the forest. It
is the same fire. Similarly, mantra can bring a positive and beneficial
result, or it can produce an energy meltdown when misused or practiced
without some guidance. There are certain mantra formulas which are so
exact, so specific and so powerful that they must be learned and practiced
under careful supervision by a qualified teacher.
most of the mantras widely used in the West and certainly those contained
in this volume are perfectly safe to use on a daily basis, even with
6. Mantra energizes prana.
is a Sanskrut term for a form of life energy which can be transferred
from individual to individual. Prana may or may not produce an instant
dramatic effect upon transfer. There can be heat or coolness as a result
of the transfer.
Some healers operate through transfer of prana. A massage therapist
can transfer prana with beneficial effect. Even self-healing can be
accomplished by concentrating prana in certain organs, the result of
which can be a clearing of the difficulty or condition. For instance,
by saying a certain mantra while visualizing an internal organ bathed
in light, the specific power of the mantra can become concentrated there
with great beneficial effect.
Mantras eventually quiet the mind.
a deep level, subconscious mind is a collective consciousness of all
the forms of primitive consciousnesses which exist throughout the physical
and subtle bodies. The dedicated use of mantra can dig into subconscious
crystallized thoughts stored in the organs and glands and transform
these bodily parts into repositories of peace.