I heard that mantra are strung together in different patterns like vakya , pada , karma , jata , mala , sikha , rekha , dhvaja , danda , ratha , ghana . The words are braided together, so to speak, and recited back and forth. I would like to know more about the ways of chanting a mantra....
Posted On : 4/25/2009 1:17:26 AM
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While attending some classes of art of living...I came to know many important things about chanting a mantra...the power of a mantra is greater than even the nuclear power and every person gets results in accordance with our own positive or negative vibrations. Every mantra has its own significance. Mantras should be chanted only with a pure heart and mind and it is only the correct pronounciation of a mantra that gives the desired results. From the beginning to the end of the meditational chanting of Mantra it is not advised to change incense Dhoop , lamp Deepak , asana, beads Mala and clothes. Put your complete will power in the chanting of Mantra to get the utmost benefit
Chanting of mantra was a concept of the Vedic saints that includes mantras as one of the main forms of worship. even today mantra and chanting of mantra is regarded as the elementary base of the japa meditation. t is believed that through mantra jaap, the devotee attains concentration and focus on the chosen deity or the main idea of the mantra. One can attain peace of mind quickly by chanting mantra. One way Mantra Japa involves repetition of mantra again and again, usually 108 times which supports in completing one cycle. then again the whole process of 108 tomes of mantra meditation is repeated. Due to this, the rosary mala used for mantra jaap has 108 beads in it. Mantra should not be chanted in haste. It should be practiced slowly whilst concentrating the mind. it is advisable to associate the chant with the rhythm of the breath and meditate in the form of one s preferred Deity. You can also Keep a picture or idol of the Deity in front of you. Try to think of the meaning of mantra while repeating it.
Hi all thanks for the information.. i would liketo throw light on the aspect why mantra is necessary for chanting. the sanskrit definition of mantra says - Mananaat traayate iti mantrah the English meaning is That which uplifts by constant repetition is a Mantra. Quite ideally thetefore mantra is indeed that power which aids in upliftment of the soul. sound of Mantra can lift the believer towards the higher self. These sound elements of Sanskrit language are permanent entities and are of everlasting significance. In the recitation of Sanskrit Mantras the sound is very important, for it can bring transformation in you while leading you to power and strength.A Mantra chanted correctly or incorrectly, knowingly or unknowingly, carefully or carelessly, is sure to bear the desired result for physical and mental well being. It is also believed by many that the glory of Mantra chanting cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can be experienced or realized only through devotion, faith and constant repetition of the Mantra.
Posted By : Joydeep Chakraborty Posted On : 4/28/2009 3:30:12 AM Go
thanks .. for your information.. Could you tell me whether a Guru is needed to support the mantra me..
well joydeep, what i feel from my personal experience that the healing through chanting can be expedited if the mantra is received from a guru. A guru adds a divine potency to the mantra. It becomes more effective.
Mantras are highly compressed, power-packed formulas, usually of Sanskrit origin, which are charged with deep meaning and magical potency. They are either written, visualized, sung, or spoken. reciting a mantra continuously purifies the speech and protects the mind by maintaining a constant spiritual connection and of course it helps disperse mental chatter. Mantras are energy based sounds that vibrate through the body. The word mantra is a Sanskrit word consisting of two syllables: man mind and tra deliverance . Thus, a mantra is a pure sound vibration which delivers the mind from it s form, to put it simply, frustration. Chanting is the process of repeating a mantra over and over to touch the deepest level of the self. Example - to say the word om...pull in a deep breath of air as you release it say the oooooooooooooooo until the air is about 3/4 released then say the mmmmmm. The purpose of mantras is to rebirth the self a refreshment of the self. Mantras are a very powerful way to reduce negative energies and effects. A Mantra will help focus your mind when it is scattered. By chanting mantras, you are able to produce a spiritual effect, associated with the physical sensation, of the vibration the chant produces. Thus, when the mantra is chanted the effect is felt vibrating through the body. Chanting mantras is also used to make the intent of the mantra a physical reality. Energy naturally follows intent and thus the chanting of a mantra will lead to the physical manifestation. Mantras start a powerful vibration which corresponds to both a specific spiritual energy frequency and a state of consciousness. Over time the mantra process begins to over power lesser vibrations, which eventually become absorbed by the mantra. After a length of time, which varies with each individual, the wave of the mantra stills all other vibrations. Ultimately, 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. By understanding how mantras work, your understanding of spiritual truth is seen and acquired.