Sunday July 21, 2019

Experience the power of ‘Mantra’ with these Seven Chants

A mantra is a precise sound vibration that directs an individual to spirituality and self-consciousness

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The Power of Mantra (Representational Image). Image source: healthyayurveda.com
  • Mantra is a mystical phenomenon, which are known for their healing powers

  • They are divided into three categories- Sabhri, Tantra and Vedic
  • Om vibrates at 432 Hertz as opposed to 440 Hertz frequency of contemporary music

Mantra, which is known to be a mystic phenomenon, is essentially a Sanskrit word that means sacred syllable(s) or sacred word(s). It can be a word or a sentence which, when uttered or recited silently within in a specific manner can make the impossible possible and opens the door to mukti (salvation).

Mantras are divided into three broad categories-first is Sabhri, which empowers one with siddhi (mystic powers). Second is Tantra that bestows amazing demonstrative powers at the mystic level. And the third is Vedic mantra, which directs an individual towards achieving eternal peace for the soul, said the speakingtree.com Website.

However, because they are specific sound vibrations that create geometric patterns, it is important that they are pronounced correctly with fitting intonation.

Om, a powerful mantra Image source: Youtube.com
Om, a powerful mantra Image source: Youtube.com

Mantra aids in achieving dharma (religious righteousness and duty), artha (philosophical interpretative value or meaning and even the means), kama (procreative universal truth and sensual satisfaction) and moksha (salvation from birth and rebirth).

It is also believed that the stronger the faith, determination and emotion is, the better is the mantra and its healing power.

Chanting a mantra is like experiencing a Dynamo effect, the more you recite it, the more it strengthens you with divinity. Having said that these are the 10 powerful mantras listed by Speaking Tree to help you sail through tough times:

(i) Om/Aum: The most powerful of all the mantras, it is the sound of the cosmos that puts the mind to peace. It’s the primary vibration that represents the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. This mantra is said to vibrate at 432 Hertz as opposed to 440 Hertz frequency of contemporary music. Om is also an idyllic way to start and end meditation.

(ii) Om Namah Shivaya: The sacred incantation means ‘I bow to Shiva, the supreme deity of transformation.’ It helps to achieve confidence, iterating that we are all made up of divine energy and should treat ourselves with respect and dignity.

(iii) Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu: Translated as ‘may all beings everywhere be happy and free’, it is primarily associated with the Jivamukti Yoga School. This chant inspires people to cooperate, feel compassion and live in harmony with the environment, animals and our fellow human beings.

(iv) Om Saha Naavavatu, Saha Nau Bhunaktu, Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai, Tejasvi Aavadheetamastu Maa Vidvishaavahai Om: This mantra encourages us to practice unity and work towards a common goal. The mantra means ‘may the lord protect and bless us. May he nourish us, gives us strength to work together for the good of humanity.’

(v) Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: The chant has impeccable healing powers and works with Shiva (male) energies to destroy negative influences. It is the great mantra for overcoming fears, negative energy, and ultimately death.

(vi) Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat: Known as Gayatri Mantra, it is translated as ‘may the god help to direct our mental faculties in the right direction.’ It is a chant of forgiveness and helps in channelizing positive energy.

(vii)  Om Gum Ganapatayei Namah: In Hinduism, Ganesha is known as the god of wisdom and success and the destroyer of obstacles. The mantra means ‘I bow to the elephant-faced deity (Ganesha) who is capable of removing all obstacles. I pray for blessings and protection.’

-This article is compiled by a staff-writer at NewsGram.

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Heartfulness Meditation for Living by Heart

The entire facility is completely self-sustaining with solar energy systems meeting the power needs

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By Mohammed Shafeeq

Tucked away from the hustle bustle of city life is a sprawling 1,400 acre campus with people craving for internal peace flocking to the global headquarters of Heartfulness system of meditation.

Located in Chegur village of Ranga Reddy district, about 50 km from Hyderabad, a drought-prone landscape for several decades is now transforming into a lush green eco-system with environmentally self-sustained world-class facility.

Home to variety of trees, many of which are almost extinct, Kanha Shativanam, as the area is called, offers a perfect setting for those practicing Heartfulness, an approach to the Raja Yoga system of meditation called Sahaj Marg.

Heartfulness meditation is a set of practices for self-development that helps a person find inner calm and stillness. Offered at no cost and without any dogma, it is the ancient art of yogic transmission or ‘pranahuti’.

“The effect of Heartfulness meditation with pranahuti on brainwave patterns, heart rate and blood pressure, vagus nerve activity and telomere length on chromosomes, amongst other things, are being supported by research. Many feel the effects of transmission in their first few Heartfulness meditation sessions and are often surprised at their own ability to plunge into an absorbed meditative state,” says the Heartfulness Institute.

Heading the institute is Kamlesh D. Patel, the fourth global guide of Heartfulness. Daaji, as he affectionately known, has touched the lives of millions at home and abroad.

“Heartfulness is all about living by the heart. Mind, body and the heart form beautiful rhythmic triangle. The voice of heart always dominates over the mind. Though feeble but it always dominate in the end. Mind may tell you something but heart will always guide you in right direction. I don’t say mind always misguides. It can also be in sync with the heart. This is a rarity,” Daaji told IANS as people from various walks of life sat in pin-drop silence waiting for a meditation session with the guru.

According to him, people who are egoists and obsessed with desires can’t listen to the heart.

“Through meditation we sensitise the awareness. We sensitise in a conscience that little voice. It is one part of Heartfulness method. Most of us listen to heart but very few follow it. It needs little bit of commitment, wisdom and some courage.

“Most people come here is to find peace. Some sort of calmness. That is also very small goal. If we approach god with peace of mind, of course he is benevolent and generous he will grant you peace. But if you ask Himself, then peace will automatically come. One has to be wiser in asking. We narrow down our vision and say I want only peace. The ultimate goal should be to one with Him,” he added.

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According to Daaji, even to have a minimum thing like peace of mind one needs to meditate.

Heartfulness is offering ‘Dhyanotsav’ a free of cost three-day master class wellness fest focusing on teaching techniques of Heartfulness relaxation, meditation and cleaning. It will be held in cities all over India.

For students and teachers of yoga, he recently launched Heartfulness Yoga that integrates body, mind and soul in the true spirit of Ashtanga Yoga. It not only teaches classical yoga asanas but also the ultimate goal of Yoga, which is oneness through meditation.

Heartfulness Institute, which had its headquarters in Chennai, shifted to Hyderabad because of its central location. Daaji laid special emphasis on developing green cover as he believes plants have a much greater capacity to retain the subtle vibrations of yogic transmission compared to human beings.

In less than four years, the barren area has undergone transformation with the plantation of two lakh tress. A six lakh sapling nursery is acting as a supply for the plantation in the region, while 1,000 trees saved and translocated from faraway places resurrected here. Buoyed by the success, Heartfulness Institute is now working to develop rain forest.

Daaji said that every year they want to plant one lakh trees and once this space runs out they will take up plantation in villages, ponds and forests.

People voluntarily contribute in terms of work, time and funds. People working at Amazon, Google, Apple, Cisco and other corporate giants voluntarily participate in plantation.

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The facility will unveil its meditation hall next year. It promises to be one of the largest in the world by accommodating one lakh ‘Abhyasis ‘(practitioners of Heartfulness) at one go.

The entire facility is completely self-sustaining with solar energy systems meeting the power needs.

The facility is equipped with temporary and permanent living spaces to support housing of large gathering often in excess of 35,000 practitioners who travel from across the globe to take part in mass meditation sessions while staying over three to five days. (IANS)