“MANTRA For Life”
“All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.”
When our mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves” – Buddha
Mantras are Vedic in origin. The teachings of the Vedas consist of various Mantric chants or hymns recognized by different seers or Rishis from the Cosmic Mind. Since the Vedas are impersonal and eternal, the exact historical date of the origin of Mantra chanting is hard to arrive at. For example, every Mantra in the Vedas, Upanishads and various religious traditions within Hindu religion begin with Om or Aum – the primordial sound, the sound that is said to have its origins at the time of the creation of the cosmos – also referred to as the ‘Big Bang’.
A mantra is a sound, syllable, word or group of words that are considered capable of “creating transformation” Their use and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra. Mantras can excite the emotions and give suggestions to the mind. Mantras affect both the one who chants them as the one who hears them. The word mantra comes from the Sanskrit “mantrana”, which means suggestion or advice. Each mantra or word is a sound pattern that suggests to the mind the meanings inherent in it, and the mind immediately responds. These words are the Mantras evolved by Sages, Rishis, and Yogis who actually prepared them and used them to prove their worth. Over the ages, these have helped thousands of Sadhaks achieve even that which appeared impossible to them. In the Hindu Vedic astrology many astrology believers (Astrologers Sages ) believes in the theory of fate it also advocates that you can make efforts to improve your destiny and counteract your fate by performing various remedies like Mantra Japa and charity etc. Given below are some of the remedies prescribed in the various astrological and other important scriptures for improvement in life.
Mantra – Sadhana is the only means which purifies the heart of a disciple or Sadhak.
Om is the most important of all mantras. All mantras generally begin and often also end with Om.
* – OM
* – Aum gurave namah
* – Om namo Narayanaya
*- Aum Namah Shivaya
* – Aum Namonarayana
* – Om Sri Subramunyaya Namah
* – Aum Shri Ganeshaya Namah
* – Om namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
* – Om Sri Maha Lakshmiyai Namah
* – Aum Kalikayai Namah
* – Om Sri Hanumate Namah
* – Aum Radha Krishnaya Namaha
* – Aum Namo Venkateshaya
* – Hari om Tatsat Jai gurudatt (Dattatreya Mantra)
“Just as Om is considered to be the mool mantra of the Vedas and the name Shri Ram the essence of the “Ramayan”, so too “Ik-Onkār Sat-Naam Kartaa-Purakh Nirbhau Nirvair Akaal-Moorat Ajuni Saibangh Gurparsaad” is considered to be the mool mantra of the “Granth Sahib”. Revealing and expounding on the Truth enshrined in this mantra is the entire “Japji Sahib”, and the elaboration of the “Japji Sahib” is the entire “Granth Sahib”.
The translation of the Mool Mantra ~ Ik-Onkār with the instruction ‘Jap’ at the end which means ‘repeat and contemplate’ is as:
Ik Onkār: The One, the Reality, Om
Sat Naam: Of Name ever True and Eternal
Kartaa Purakh: The Prime doer, the Creator
Nirvair: Without enmity
Akaal Moorat: Of Eternal Form
Ajuni: Without birth, Uncaused
Saibangh: Self-existent and Self-illuminating
Gurparsaad: Known by the Grace of the Enlightened Teacher
Jap: Constantly repeat (This word is not part of the Mool mantra, but can be taken as the instruction of the Teacher to constantly repeat and contemplate on the mantra).
Mantra in Hinduism.
There are several forms of Mantra
Bhajan: spiritual songs.
Kirtan: repetition of God’s name in songs.
Prayer: a way of communing with God.
Bija Mantra: a Bija mantra represents the essence of a mantra
The Gayatri mantra is considered one of the most universal of all Hindu mantras.
Aum Bh?r Bhuva Svaha
(Aum) Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dh?mahi
Dhiyo Yo Nahah Prachoday?t, (Aum)
AUM BHUR BUVUH SWAHA TATSAVITRU VARENIYEM
BHARGO DEVESYA DHEEMAHI DIYO YO NA PRACHODAYAT,
OM — Almighty God
BHOOR — Embodiment of vital or spiritual energy
BHUVAHA– Destroyer of suffering
SWAHA — Embodiment of happiness
TAT = That
SAVITUR –Luminous, like and sun
VARENIYAM– Supreme, best
BARGO – – Destroyer of sins
DEVASYA – – Divine
DHEEMAHI – – May receive
DHIYO – – Intellect
YO – – Who
NAHA- – Our
PRACHODAYAT – – May inspire
The highest spiritual Mantra for all purposes.
*Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
* Aum Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram
mantra Japa means repetition of mantra, It involves repetition of a mantra over and over again, usually in cycles of auspicious numbers (in multiples of three), the most popular being 108, The normal number of times a mantra is recited is 3, 11, 21, 27, 54 and 108 or more.
One’s subconscious mind can find its answer through meditation and recitation of mantras. A mantra, when repeated always during meditation, regularly chanting of mantra changes the consciousness.