Mantras, Meaning mantras
Mantra (Skt., "The instrument of the mental act", in another interpretation - "verse", "spell", "magic") is a sacred text in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, usually requiring accurate reproduction of the sounds that make it up.
Mantras are often compared to psalms, prayers and spells. Hindus believe that mantra is a form of speech that has a significant effect on the mind, emotions, and even external objects. Usually a mantra is a combination of several sounds or words in Sanskrit. Moreover, each word, syllable, or even a separate sound of a mantra can have a deep religious meaning (for example, one of the most well-known mantras - the sacred sound "Om" in some religious and philosophical teachings is 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 have 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 the mantras are available only to the three supreme varnas, and all others must perform the sadhana without reciting the mantras.
Mantras are ancient sound formulas in Sanskrit , the frequency of which coincides with the frequency characteristics of the universe. Due to this, the practice of mantras has a beneficial effect on a person and his surroundings.
The importance of mantras in the modern turbulent 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
- Ohm (mantra)
- Om mani padme hum
- Ohm Namah Shivaya
- Panchabrahma Mantra
- Hare Krishna
Meaning of mantras
This unique property of mantras has long been used in Tibet in the treatment of various diseases. (This is first mentioned in the Tibetan treatise “Bum Shi”, 1900 BC) The treatment was carried out by “Drangsons”, people who had special spiritual knowledge.
Before the beginning of the practical application of mantras, they “moved away from the world” in order to, after plunging into deep meditation, develop consciousness, intuition, and subtle physical perception.
All healing procedures were accompanied by mantras, and any medicine was also “charged” with mantras, which increased its effect.
One of the most famous healing mantras is the Medicine Buddha Mantra, the Buddha of Healing.
The complete mantra consists of two parts:
Om Namo Bhagavate Bekandze Bekandze
Guru Baidurya (the name of the Buddha of Medicine) Praba Rajaya
Arhate Samuyaksam Buddha
This part is pronounced 3 times, then the second part:
Tadyat Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze
Radza Samudgate Soha
The second part is read (pronounced singsong) for prophylaxis 9 times, and for treating oneself or one's loved ones - 108 times within 1-2 months.
For greater efficiency, before reading the mantra, you need to turn to the Divine, in whose glory the mantra is recited, and create an intention, for example:
I read the blessed mantra dedicated to the Medicine Buddha in order to restore physical and spiritual health. This sacred mantra nourishes my body with beneficial Divine energy, which 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 becoming widespread, thanks to the spiritual leaders of different countries.
Scrolls with mantras are stored in the Stupas, religious buildings, which were first built in India, and then, thanks to the spread of Buddhism, were built around the world.
There are they in the former CIS, for example Stupa in Kyzyl (Tuva).
At certain times, the Lamas (priesthood in Buddhism) solemnly open the Stupa and, with blessing, pass on one of the mantras to the spiritual teachers.
Moving from teacher to student, mantras spread throughout 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 energetic body of a person - with their help it is possible to restore health, peace of mind.
Others are protection from adverse situations - they are read before each important task, while traveling and traveling.
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 a guardian. In esoteric shops, you can buy bracelets, pendants with protective mantras engraved on them.
Money mantra put in a wallet, safe, in folders with important papers.
Mantras for health recite the water, and then drink or use this water for inhalation. And mantras, written in special herbal ink, are even eaten.
Cooking in many religions is also accompanied by reading mantras. It nourishes the food with the beneficial energy of Qi.
Each syllable of mantra accumulates in itself a bright 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.