|Mantras have been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years to heal. So many westerners come to me now, however, our Desi bhai and behans still disbelieve the power of MANTRAS.
The sanskrit word mantra is derived from ‘man’ indicating mind, and the verbal root ‘tra’ indicating deliverance. A mantra is a sound vibration meant to free the mind by aligning it with a path to higher levels of consciousness or existence.
Many different types of mantras exist with different purposes. Nowadays ‘mantra’ has entered the modern vocabulary to refer to any kind of invocation or utterance meant to help one focus on a particular goal. While this is true of mantras, it is a limited definition. The deeper metaphysical meaning of mantra is a sound which has been imbued with some specific power. Invoking or meditating on the mantra opens a channel to energetic pathways connecting us to higher levels of consciousness.
Every mantra has various attributes, including an object or goal; a seed vibration which connects the body of the mantra with the object of worship; a predominating personality who lends his or her power to the mantra; a seer who has revealed the mantra; and a process by which the mantra is transmitted to the seeker.
In order to meditate, we must focus and channel our mind, which otherwise will run in five different directions. Beeja Mantras must be taken from a qualified GURU for proper benefits.
Examples of different Mantras used for Meditation are:
(Om Namah Bhagavate Vasudevaya, Om Kesavaya Namah, Om Narayanaya Namah, Om Govindaye Namah, Om Krisnaya Namah)
Beej Mantras: Srim, Klim, Hraum, Hring, Shring
(Om Klim Krsnaya Govindaya svaaha)
Transcendental Names: Ram, Vishnu, Krishna, Govinda, Giridhari
(Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare)
Powerful , Beej Mantra for Protection from evil, ghosts, DEATH:
Om kraum narasimhaya namaha
om ksaum namo bhagavate narasimhaya
sarva-raksho-ghnaya sarva-bhuta vinashaya
sarva-jvara-vinashaya daha daha pacha pacha
raksha raksha hum phat
“Obeisances to the Lord Nrisimhaya, burning with His own scorching effulgence which are ablaze and whose eyes pour forth torrents of living fire, matched only by the glow of His glowing teeth. Obeisances to the destroyer of all demons, to the slayer of all ghosts, to the destroyer of all sorts of fever. Burn and burn, cook and cook, preserve and preserve.”
(Source: www.ayurvedayogatraining.com. Article by Dr. Monica Bhatia)