Mantras Explained

Discussion in 'Mantra' started by Speechless world, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Speechless world

    Speechless world New Member

    asato ma sadgamaya
    tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
    mrtyorma amrtam gamaya

    Lead me from the asat to the sat.
    Lead me from darkness to light.
    Lead me from death to immortality.

    (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28)

    This is true prayer—the seeker’s admission of his sense of limitedness and his heartfelt cry for assistance in transcendence. It is not a prayer for the things of the world. It is not a pray for food, shelter, health, partnership, riches, success, fame, glory or even for heaven.

    One who recites these three mantras has realized that such things are full of holes, soaked in pain and, even in abundance, will forever leave him wanting. It is in this full understanding that one turns to this prayer. The essence of each of these three mantras is the same: "O, Guru, help me free myself from my sundry misunderstandings regarding myself, the universe and God and bless me with true knowledge."

    Verse of Yajur Veda 40:09

    Andham tamah pravishanti yea’sambhutimupasate I Tato bhuya iw te tamo ya u Sambhutyam ratah II40:09

    1-Deep into shade of blinding gloom fall Asambhûti's
    They sink to darkness deeper yet who on Sambhûti are

    - Jo log kewal asambhuti ki upasna karte hain(ya unhin pravittiyon mein lipt rehte hain), ve ghor andhkaar (agyan) mein ghir jate hain aur jo log kewal sambhuti kiupasna karte hain ve bhi usi prakaar andhkaar mein fase rehte hain.


    अन्धं तमः प्रविशन्ति येअसम्भुतिमुपासते I
    ततो भूय इव तमो य उ सम्भुत्याम रताः II

    Issue is to understand the meaning of of Sambhuti and Asambhuti.

    Sambhuti means: the fact of being born, the effect or the quality of being born or produced .
    and Asambhuti is nothing other than the Prakriti (The Primal Matter), not what we have the general notion about Prakriti, rather is Avyakta Prakriti the advaita siddhant that would be called The Unmanifested, the Unborn, The Eternal One.

    Brahman possesses two division of self, Avyakta Prakriti and Prakriti, which the Veda know as Brahman the Avyakta Prakriti and Hiranyagarbha that is Prakriti, the manifested.

    God manifests himself and his manifestations are infinite like he himself as Brahman and his manifestation Hiranyagarbha.

    Thus, the verse says that People who tend to worship only the Un-manifested/ Asambhuti (Avyakta Prakriti, The Brahman) sinks into blinding Darkness(Andham Tamah-- this relates to Ignorance or No-knowledge) and those whose devotion is intent only on Sambhuti/Manifested( Prakriti or Hiranyagarbha) sinks deeper into darkness of Ignorance; The blinding darkness.

    This verse actually tries to relate the physical truth and the eternal truth of God.

    This Verse is not a curse rather an information to those who think worshiping Manifested is Sin. If Unity has to exist it can't be differentiated and those who want to know must know Both else Darkness is the Consequence.

    A famous Theologists Ramanuja Thiagrajan who died recently aslo commented on this and that was ajeeb in means..and his translation is mostly quoted by Naiks's Fan around the Globe.

    Verse 14 Isa Upanishad Says...

    Sambhuti ch vinasanm ch yastdwedobhayaam sah!!
    Vinashen mrityum tirwa sambhutya-amritamsnute!!!

    sambhUtim ca vinASam ca yas tad vadobhayam saha |
    vinASena mRtyum tIrtvA sambhUtyAmRtam aSnute || 14 || in that site..

    I understood it as....

    Know the creation and know the destruction at once and those who know after the destruction of self finds the Amrit(pleasure) by going through destruction.

    This Amrit is Brahman who is found only after destruction(Of MAYA)

    Maya comes from Hiranyagarbha who is lord of manifestation(creation). Those who destroy Maya and the grasp of Hiranyagarbha verse 2 Isa Up. will find pleasure who is Brahman.

    That is to understand that...creation and destruction are continuous cycle and soul has to reach Brahman through this cycle only.

    I found Adi Shankarachaya describing this verse in simple words that know Unmanifested and know the properties of Manifested at once those who know(with practice) will attain immortality after destruction(death).
    Refer..Eight Upanishads vol-1 Swami Gabhirananda(with commentary of Shankaracharya.)

    What I understood that it is not good to forcefully always change the planes of understanding just to prove that dwait sidhant is correct and advait is false.

    As Ramanujan was follower of Dvait.
    Even he said that he is not cutting shankarachayas word but just want to make things easier but to know the fact...that Islam too believes in two entity God and Creation as different.
  2. Speechless world

    Speechless world New Member

    Yajur Veda Verse 40:12
    अन्धं तमः प्रविशन्ति येअविद्यामुपासते I
    ततो भूय इव तमो य उ विद्यायाम रताः II

    Andham tamah pravishanti ye-avidhyamupasate I
    Tato bhuya Ev tamo y u vidhyam ratah II

    Into a blind darkness they enter who are devoted to ignorance (rituals); but into a greater darkness they enter who engage in knowledge of a deity or Meditation alone.

    ----> Wat we need to understand is Vidhya and Avidhya.

    Vidhya- Meditation(On Brahman or Deity)
    Avidhya- Vrat, jap, tap, sacrifice ..going to temples, bowing to Idol or Idea of Idol and so.

    Vidhya is related to Asambhuti and Avidhya to Sambhuti.

    Avidhya can also be explained in terms of Science. and Vidhya in terms of spirituality.

    Thus those who Practices Avidhya(knowledge of Maya) goes into darkness and those who only practices Vidhya(Meditation on Brahman) Sinks into same darkness and goes deeper.

    Message is given by Verse 40:14 of YV. that One should know both and practice both Vidhya and Avidhya...sticking to one..that is science only or Spirituality only will lead towards darkness and non is better than other as both the case is barrier between The Person and Reunion of Soul and Brahman.

    Mantra for uniting with god.
    Access to the Divine Mind occurs on one level through the use of Divine Language. This Divine Language is made of of sounds that vibrate with your soul. The sounds are the keys to the Divine Consciousness.

    Mantra: Chaitanyam atma

    Meaning: Chaitanyam = All knowing, all doing; Consciousness of God/shiva

    Atma = Self (limited conciousness)

    dis mantra is from shiv sutra.

    Aum or Om (the mother of all mantras)
    Aum or Om is made up of three sounds AA, AU and MA.

    The whole creation is made up of dis three sounds.

    AA is da energy of ultimate intelligence which causes every thing.

    AU is da energy which create everything.

    MA is da energy of material things.

    The past, the present, and the future are all included in this one sound om, and all that exists beyond the three forms of time is also implied in it.

    One of the most important mantra is OM NA MA SI VA YA. Even if you don't use any other techniques , do use this mantra. It will do a world of good beyond belief.
    Om is God.

    God is Om.

    Om is the primordial sound from which everything emanated. Om is consciousness. Om is Life.
    The domain of Om is incomprehensible to the human mind. Om is the realm of all possibilities. Om is Light. Om is Arul, the Divine Intelligence. When you have enough Grace, Om will manifest as Divine Light just in front of you and will envelope you. This Light of Om will dissolve your ignorance.

    Practice Om in the following way. Om is formed of three sounds: Ah, Oo, Mm. Count the time with the fingers of the right hand. Each finger will bow down and contact the right thumb. Counting five fingers is five seconds, ten seconds is two rounds of counting.
    At the level of human existence, Ah creates the waking state of human consciousness, Oo, the dream state, and Mm, the sleep state.

    Meditate on Ah for 10 seconds at the root chakra. Keep repeating this sound mentally. This will attract all worldly things to you.

    Meditate on Oo at the heart center for 10 seconds. This will give you Divine Intelligence and influence your dreaming.

    Meditate on Mm at the throat chakra for 5 seconds. Mm will create awareness of maya (illusion). It will create earthly consciousness and provide rest to the system. We only sleep 1/3 our lives, so that is why Mm is for a shorter duration, so you do not become too sleepy.

    Go the 3rd eye and chant Om for 10 seconds.

    Remember the following over and over and over again:
    One day, when you do this meditation or when you are praying, Om will flood the entire place. From that time onwards you will know that Om can get into you and totally change your human consciousness.

    Nama Sivaya has two units. Na Ma is to be chanted at the root chakra and the navel chakra respectively. Nama represents lower worldly realities like earth and water and the karmic and egocentric life. Sivaya is the second unit. It represents higher life. Si Va Ya has to be chanted at the heart, throat and 2 eyes respectively. Sivaya gives the awareness of the Divine existence which is the right of every human soul.

    Na - root center, earth energy - 5 seconds

    Ma - navel center, water energy - 5 seconds

    Si (pronounced like the English word "She") - heart center, fire energy - 5 seconds

    Va - throat and nostrils, wind/air energy - 5 seconds

    Ya - 2 eyes, 2 brains, third eye, space energy - 5 seconds

    The chanting of Om Nama Sivaya does the following. OM when practiced in the above manner cleans up consciousness. NA MA awakens the lower realities necessary for earthly existence. SI VA YA helps you to be grounded in awareness of the divine. One should chant Om Nama Sivaya with this full understanding. Total time for one round is one minute.
    Doing Om Nama Sivaya 108 times a day will help you attain the highest material and spiritual good. It will help you to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. It harmonizes you with all the elemental energies.:)
  3. Speechless world

    Speechless world New Member

    For removing obstacles
    We all know Ganesha removes obstacles.

    Do his mantra of Ganesh 'gum' 9 times b4 anything u do. Obstacles will disappear miraculously.

    Gum is da divine sound.......

    u can also say om gum ganeshaya namah.........

    but remember it is a sound Gum which is most important here. :)
    Om Namah Shivaya

    This mantra is said to be the heart of all the Vedas and Tantras. Namah Shivaya is found, quite literally,in the middle of the Vedas, in the Rudram. In the Agamas its meaning is elaborated upon.

    "Namah Shivaya is in both Agama and Veda. Namah Shivaya represents all mantras and Tantras. Namah Shivaya is our souls, our bodies and possessions. Namah Shivaya has become our sure protection."

    It is difficult to give a clear meaning to the mantra. The easy exposition of it would be "Om, I bow to Shiva".But this interpretation does not do it justice. Shiva means Auspicious, so it could be said that the mantra means bowing to the Auspiciousness. Shiva however should be understood in the fuller context, and not in the overly simplistic picture that is typically given in books and websites as a god of destruction.

    In Shaivism and other Hindu systems, Shiva is the formless transcendental Being (often called Paramashiva) ,the Divine source. This is the source that rests in each and everyone. It is not a god seperate from yourself, it is the core being of your self. Nothing external or seperate from you, rather it is your heart of hearts. More important than the literal translated meaning of this mantra is it's sound, it's vibration. Just as with all mantras the sound of it is more important than its literal meaning.

    This mantra is also known five syllabled mantra, for it consists of five syllables, Na - Ma - Shi - Va - Ya. The start of the mantra, Om, does constitute as a syllable because it is the Mahabija, the great seed from which all other mantras and sounds arose. The syllables within the mantra are said to have a range of meanings and attributes. if you master this mantra, you will master all the elements.

    The syllables correlate to the chakras:

    Na - Muladhara (root) - toes to thights - Earth
    Ma - Svadhisthana (sex) - abdomen/stomach - water
    Si - Anahata (heart) - shoulders and heart - fire
    Va - Vishuddha (throat) - throat/mouth - air
    Ya - Ajna (3rd eye) - 2 eyes and brain - sky/ether

    There are 2000 ways of combining the mantra Na Ma Si Va Ya.

    Each mantra (arrangement of these syllables) helps to flow the energy in different directions across chakras for different purposes and produces different results in different times.

    Different arrangement of the mantras and it's benefits.

    NA MA SI VA YA -- stops bad things
    YA NA MA SI VA -- accelerates matter, attracts everything
    MA SI VA YA NA -- promotes being liked by everyone
    VA YA NA MA SI -- attracting the Gods and Divine Beings to help you (in other words helps to create miracles)
    NA YA VA SI MA -- defeating rivals, enemies, competition

    Mantra for manifesting thoughts into the physical
    Ah (ahh) Seed mantra for manifesting thoughts into the physical world. Begin by chanting or repeating this mantra, then visualize whatever it is you'd like to manifest. See it clearly and then repeat the mantra again until your visualization has been penetrated with the mantra.

    about Kleem mantra
    I hav read it some where ,dat if u repeat dis mantra "Kleem" for 10 million times den you will attract relationship (women) from all three worlds.....hehe

    also for girls, mantra to attract a man is AIM & AING (Pronounced I'm & I'ng) :)

    Kleem is beej of KaaLi and also of Kama.

    as for attracting someone, one must do sammohan sadhana

    Arut perum jothi
    Arut Perum Jothi
    Arut Perum Jothi
    Thani Perum Karunai
    Arut Perum Jothi

    This mantra is given to Swami Ramalingam by Shiva .........

    Arul is limitless intelligence and limitless energy

    Arut Perum Jothi means arul .

    dis is being repeated twice so da translation would be "Limitless intelligence and energy is a vast light".

    The next line is Thani perum karunai which means the mercy of the lord.

    Together the chant means "You get this unlimited intelligence and unlimited energy as a form of infinite light through the grace of god".
  4. Speechless world

    Speechless world New Member

    Arut Perum Jothi
    As you begin to chant,

    Arut Perum Jothi
    Arut Perum Jothi
    Thani Perum Karunai
    Arut Perum Jothi

    then you develop this limitless intelligence and limitless energy.

    The biological human cells programmed to aged, pick up diseases and die will become light as soon as they come into contact with light of arul. Arul is non mind intelligence. It is the intelligence of the divine that enables you to do supernatural things. With arul you begin to develop psychic powers and also utter powers to appear and disappear at will, to attract people, to become so humungous, or to be become so little like an atom. All this is possible with arul. When given arul, you will have this ability to do anything and everything.

    Swami Ramalingam (who always used dis mantra) himself was an example of deathless life.

    on January 30, 1874, Swami entered the room and locked himself and told his followers not to open it. He said that even if they did open it they would find nothing. dis spread many rumors, and the Government finally forced the doors open in May. The room was empty, with no clues. The Madras District Gazetteer published by the South Arcot District in 1906 records his disappearance.

    It has been said dat swami ramalingam turned his body into light.


    Hare Krishna Mantra
    In this age of Kali Yuga , the best way to purify our consciousness and come to the realisation of our real spiritual and blissful identity is by chanting the Holy names of God.

    Maha Mantra

    "Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
    Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare"

    [ Pronounced as: Hare - ( Ha'ray), Rama - (Raa'maa) &

    Krishna - ( Kri-Sh'-Naa) ]

    The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness. God being omnipotent, is non different from His name. Thus by chanting His names one can be purified since His name is all-pure and all-pufirying. The chanting awakens within one the dormant love that everyone has for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, bringing great happiness and ecstasy.

    It is a sixteen-word mantra which first appeared in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad and which rose to importance in the Bhakti movement.


    Guidance For The Use Of Mantras

    Mantra for Immortality
    The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra.

    Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
    Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
    Urvarukamiva Bandhanan
    Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat

    The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra also called the Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse of the Rigveda (RV 7.59.12). It is addressed to Tryambaka "the three-eyed one". The verse also recurs in the Yajurveda

    Word to Word Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
    Tryambakam = the three-eyed one (accusative case)
    Yajamahe = We worship, adore, honor, revere

    Sugandhim = sweet fragrance (accusative case)
    Pushti = A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, full, and complete
    Vardhanam = One who nourishes, strengthens, causes to increase (in health, wealth, well-being); who gladdens, exhilarates, and restores health; a good gardener

    Urvarukam = disease, attachment, obstacles in life, and resulting depression (accusative case)
    Iva = like, just as
    Bandhanan = stem (of the gourd); but more generally, unhealthy attachment

    Mrityor = From death
    Mukshiya = Free us, liberate us
    Ma = not
    Amritat = Immortality, emancipation

    Chanting with a sacred sound vibration out loud or chanting within the mind, or even humming a sound while walking, or doing other activities throughout the day is beneficial. The mind will most likely wander off as you are doing this, so gently bring it back to the sacred sound vibration. Doing this is much is better than allowing our mind to just go on thinking "goofy" thoughts.
    Focusing is key, therefore it is most beneficial when engaged in mantra mediation without any external distractions. And to sit properly and comfortably with your eyes closed, and focusing the mind only on the sounds for 2 hours or more daily.
    A good discipline is to choose to chant a fixed number of rounds every day for a specific number of days.
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    Speechless world New Member

    Goddess Beej mantra
    Goddess Durga Beej Mantra - : Doom (D as in Durga)

    For realization for Goddess Durga, power, strength, protection, health, wealth, victory, wisdom, knowledge, elimination of enemies & grave problems, happy married life and all round success. Also creates a strong base for other Durga Sadhanas, Shakti Sadhanas and Mahavidya Sadhanas.

    Goddess Kali Beej Mantra : Kreem
    For realization for Goddess Kali, health, strength, protection, elimination of enemies, solution of grave problems and all round success. Also creates a strong base for Kali Mahavidya Sadhana.

    Bhairav - Mahakali: Bhram Kreem Bhram
    Bhairav is considered Mahakali's gatekeeper and you won't be able to complete Mahakali sadhana successfully unless you have first performed Bhairav sadhana. Bhairav eliminates all obstacles and adversaries; helps and protects you; and leads you to success in any sadhana all through your life. Mahakali grants health, wealth, strength, protection, fortune, happiness, wisdom and success everywhere, everytime.

    Goddess Mahalaxmi Beej Mantra : Shreem
    For realization for Goddess Mahalaxmi, wealth, material gains, success in business or profession, elimination of ailments & worries, protection, getting a beautiful wife, happy manrried life and all round success. Also creates a strong base for other Mahalaxmi Sadhanas.

    Goddess Mahasaraswati Beej mantra : Aim or Ayeim

    I used to think that mantras worked because of BELIEF that they
    worked, like a placebo. Then I wondered if mantras worked because they quiet your
    mind and allow your Authentic Self to make preferred results happen. (I still
    think that this is partly why mantras are effective.) Then I learned
    something else about mantras...

    The theory behind mantras is that each chakra of your energy body
    (except for the top/crown chakra) has pieces that are like petals of a flower.
    There are 50 of these "petals" from the root chakra to the brow chakra. The
    50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet correspond to each of these petals.

    Early Indian engravings of the chakra system actually have specific
    letters engraved on each "petal" of each chakra from the root to the brow
    chakras. When there is an imbalance in your energy body, a guru or
    healer "reads" your chakras and sees where the petals are not functioning -- almost like
    a column of electrical circuit breakers with some of the circuit switches
    switched off.

    The mantra corrects -- through the use of sound -- those
    chakra "pieces" that aren't lighting up the way they are supposed to. The sounds of the
    mantra correct these deep energetic imbalances, and then changes happen in
    your life.

    There are Sanskrit mantras for every imaginable problem or desire,
    and they only work to the degree they change YOU at deep levels.

    Now there are many other ways to make changes to subtle levels of
    your energy body, but mantras are a way that makes these changes WHILE quieting
    your mind AND moving your awareness to a perceptual space beyond your mind.
    The word mantra actually comes from the Sanskrit roots "man" (mind) and "trai"
    (liberation device).

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