Mantras, The meaning of mantras
Mantra (Sanskrit, "instrument of the realization of a mental act", in another interpretation - "verse", "incantation", "magic") - a sacred text in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, usually requiring accurate reproduction of the sounds that make up it.
Mantras are often compared with psalms, prayers and spells. Hindus believe that the mantra is a specific form of speech that exerts a significant influence on the mind, emotions and even external objects. Usually a mantra is a combination of several sounds or words in Sanskrit. In this case, each word, syllable or even a separate sound of the mantra can have a deep religious meaning (for example, one of the most famous mantras is the sacred sound "Om" in some religious philosophical teachings considered to be a combination of three sounds (A, U and M), each of which, in turn, has a variety of meanings and interpretations).
Mantras are of Vedic Hindu origin - the sacred texts of Hinduism contain many mantras. Later, mantras were adapted in Buddhism and Jainism. In a number of Hindu texts it is stated that mantras are only available to the three higher varnas, and all the others must perform sadhana without recitation of mantras.
Mantras are ancient sound formulas in Sanskrit , the frequency of which coincides with the frequency characteristics of the universe. Thanks to this, the practice of mantras has a beneficial effect on the person and the space around him.
The meaning of mantras in the modern troubled world is especially great. The practice of mantras dissolves the negative and creates a powerful defense against the aggression of both the individual and the planet as a whole.
List of mantras
- Bija (mantra)
- Gayatri Mantra
- Om (mantra)
- Om mani padme hum
- Om Namah Shivaya
- Panchabrahma mantra
- Hare Krishna
The meaning of mantras
This unique property of mantras has long been used in Tibet in the treatment of various diseases. (for the first time this is mentioned in the Tibetan treatise "Boom Shi", 1900 BC) The treatment was carried out by Drangson, people who possessed special spiritual knowledge.
Before the beginning of the practical application of mantras, they "moved away from the world" so that, after immersing themselves in deep meditation, develop consciousness, intuition, subtle physical perception.
Mantras were accompanied by all medical procedures, and any medicine was also "charged" with mantras, which increased its effect.
One of the most famous healing mantras is the Buddha Mantra of Medicine, the Buddha of Healing.
A complete mantra consists of two parts:
Om Namo Bhagavate Bekandze Bekandze
Guru Baidurya (the name of the Buddha of Medicine) Praba Rajaya Tatygataya
Arhat Samuiaksam Buddha
this part is pronounced 3 times, then the second part:
Tadjata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze
Radza Samudgat Soha
The second part is read (pronounced singspas) for prophylaxis 9 times, and to treat yourself or your loved ones - 108 times within 1-2 months.
For greater efficiency, before reading the mantra, one must turn to the Deity, whose glory is the mantra, and create an intention, for example:
I read the blessed mantra dedicated to the Buddha of Medicine in order to restore physical and spiritual health. This sacred mantra saturates my body with a beneficial Divine energy that gives energy to all the systems of my body and brings me complete healing! Amen.
For a long time mantras were inaccessible to ordinary people, and only now are widely spread, thanks to the spiritual leaders of different countries.
Scrolls with mantras are stored in the Stupas, the religious buildings that were first built in India, and then, thanks to the spread of Buddhism, began to be built around the world.
They are also in the former CIS, for example Stupa in Kyzyl (Tuva).
At a certain time, the Lamas (clergy in Buddhism) solemnly open the Stupa and, with a blessing, pass one of the mantras to the spiritual teachers.
Passing from the teacher to the disciples, the mantras spread all over the world, and, thanks to the Internet, they are now available to everyone.
There are many mantras of different actions
Some of them purify the physical and energy body of man - with their help you can restore health, peace of mind.
Others are protection from adverse situations - they are read before every important thing, during travel and travel.
Still others develop clarity of mind, raise a person to a new spiritual level - these are special Indian spiritual mantras.
There are many ways to use mantras
Protective mantras can be written on a piece of paper, in a notebook, and worn "with you" as an amulet. In esoteric shops you can buy bracelets, pendants with engraved protective mantras on them.
Money mantras are put in a purse, safe, in folders with important papers.
Mantras for health are read on water, and then drink or use this water for inhalation. And mantras, written with special herbal ink, even eat.
Cooking in many religions is also accompanied by reading mantras. This sates the food with the beneficial energy of Qi.
Each syllable of the mantra accumulates light cosmic energy, which has a beneficial effect on everything that surrounds us. Therefore, as often as possible, read, sing and just listen to the mantras you like.