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					Mantra
Chanting Mantras

Man = mind
Tra = liberation device

The practice of mantra is called japa.

Another translation I found for mantra is man = profound meditation and tra =
releasing.

In Hindu scriptures mantra is called “that which when contemplated and repeated will
offer protection”.

Many traditional mantras stem from the Vedas and the Upanishads which form the
final portion of the Vedas.

Mantras are sacred words of power. Sound vibration produces energy and the sound
of the mantra has an effect on the physical, mental and spiritual level.

Sound is a very powerful force. Sufi master Hazral Khan says “divine sound is the
cause of all manifestation”. Mantras are based on the fifty letters in the Sanskrit
alphabet and these correspond to the fifty petals of the chakras (energy centers in the
subtle body). Pranic energy is increased in the chakras through mantra changing.

To increase the effect of mantra it is better to be focused with intention (ie the reason
for chanting). The language is only an approximation, it is the sound that will create
the experience. This means that it is not always necessary to fully understand the
meaning of the mantra.

Mantras are energizing and powerful and will over time quiet the mind.

Anushthana japa is a repeating of a mantra for a predefined number and is practiced
for two purposes.

purification of the self for spiritual progress through psychic discipline (part of bhakti
yoga) awakening the higher forces of kundalini (part of tantric yoga)

Anushthana means „performance, observance, accomplishment of an act with absolute
discipline, according to a self-chosen or prescribed, detailed plan‟.

The number of mantras is calculated according to the number of syllables, 100,000
mantras for each syllable, ie 5 syllables should be repeated 500,000 times. A mala
(108 bead rosary) is used for counting the number. Once a number is decided the
anushthana should be completed as quickly as possible with no alterations.

There are universal mantras that are used by all and benefit everybody such as the
mantra OM, or the Gayatri mantra for achieving enlightenment.
Individual mantras are normally given to a person by a guru. Once you have received
a mantra you must stick to it. One should not start mantra „shopping‟ or „hopping‟.
The guru normally specifies the amount of repetitions required per day. This is the
first initiation into spiritual life.

Well known Shanti (peace) mantras

from Taittiriya Upanishad
Om Sahanavavatu, Sahanau bhunaktu
Sahaveeryam Karavavahai
tejasvina vadheethamasthu
Ma vidvishavahai
Om Shantih shantih shantih
Hare Om

Translation:
Pray to God to protect both teacher and student
Nourish us both together
Let us gather strength together
Let our learning be full of brilliance
Let us have no ill will towards others
Om Peace, Peace, Peace



from Bihadarahyaka Upanishad
Asatoma sadgamaya
Tamasoma jyotirgamaya
Mrityorma amritamgamaya
Sarvesham swastir bhavatu
Sarvesham shantir bhavatu
Sarvesham poornam bhavatu
Sarvesham mangalam bhavatu
Loka samasta sukhino bhavantu
Om trayam bakam yajamehe
Sughandim pushti vardanam
Urdhva rukamiva bandhanat
Mrityor mukshiya mam ritat
Om shantih shantih shantih
Hare Om



From the unreal lead me to the real, from the darkness lead me to the
light, from death lead me to immortality.
May all beings ..dwell in happiness, ..in peace, ..attain oneness, ..attain
auspiciousness, and happiness be unto the whole world.
We worship the 3eyed one (Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes all
beings.
May he liberate us from death for the sake of immortality.


Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

The Maha Mrityunjay is a mantra that is said to rejuvenate, bestow health,
wealth, a long life, peace, propsperity and contentment. The Mantra is a centuries
old technique of connecting one to pure consciousness and bliss.

The prayer is addressed to LORD SHIVA. By chanting this Mantra, Divine
vibrations are generated which ward off all the negative and evil forces and
create a powerful protective shield. And it is said to protect the one who chants
against accidents and misfortunes of every kind. It is a vibration that pulsates
through every cell, every molecule of our body and tears away the veil of
ignorance. It ignites a fire within us that consumes all our negativity and purifies
our entire system. It is also said to have a powerful healing of diseases declared
uncurable even by the doctors. It is a Mantra to conquer death and connects us
to our own inner divinity.

Known as the Moksha Mantra of Lord Shiva, Maha Mrityunjaya evokes the Shiva
within and removes the fear of death, liberating one from the cycle of death and
rebirth.


       Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
       Sugandhim Pusti - vardhanam /
       Urva - rukamiva Bandhanan
       Mrtyor - muksheeya Ma - amritat //
Meaning :

Om. We worship The Three-Eyed Lord Shiva who is naturally fragrant,
immensely merciful & and who is the Protector of the devotees.
Worshipping him may we be liberated from death for the sake of
immortality just as the ripe cucumber easily separtes itself from the
binding stalk i.e.By your Grace, Let me be in the state of salvation
(Moksha) and be saved from the clutches of fearful death.

The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is very much a protector from accidents,
mishaps and daily calamities in the modern busy life.
Gayatri Mantra


Gayatri Mantra (GUY-ah-tree) is one of the most known and beneficial of the
ancient Sanskrit mantras. Gayatri is a mantra of physical, emotional, and mental
healing, purifying the subtle karmas, protection from the onslaught of obstacles,
and of spiritual awakening or Self-realization.

Om Bhur Bhuva Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

Translation:
On the absolute reality and its planes,
On that finest spiritual light,
We meditate, as remover of obstacles
That it may inspire and enlighten us

The Gayatri Mantra Long form:
Om Bhuh Om Bhuvaha Om Swaha Om Maha
Om Janaha Om Tapaha Om Satyam
Om Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat

Om Bhuh Bhuvaha Swaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat

Om Bhuh – earth plane (1st chakra)
Om Bhuvahah – atmospheric plane (2nd chakra)
Om Swaha – solar region (3rd chakra)
Om Maha – first spiritual region, heart vibration (4th chakra)
Om Janaha – second spiritual region, power of divine word (5th chakra)
Om Tapaha – third spiritual region (6th chakra)
Om Satyam – abode of supreme Truth – absorption into the Supreme (7th
chakra)

Another Short form translation:
That realm of truth that is beyond human comprehension,
In that place where all the celestials of all the spheres have received
enlightenment, kindly enlighten our intellect.
ASHTANGA YOGA CHANTS (handout)

Starting chant
OM
VANDE GURUNAM CARANARAVINDE
SANDARSITA SVATMA SUKHAVE BODHE
NIH SREYASE JANGALIKAYAMANE
SAMSARA HALAHALA MOHASANTYAI

ABAHU PURUSAKARAM
SANKHACAKRASI DHARINAM
SAHASRA SIRASAM SVETAM
PRANAMAMI PATANJALIM
OM

I pray to the Lotus feet of the Supreme Guru who teaches the good knowledge,
showing the way to knowing the selfawakening great happiness; who is the doctor of
the jungle, able to remove the poison of the ignorance of conditioned existence.

To Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisesa, white in color with 1000 radiant heads (in
his form as the divine serpent, Ananta), human in form below the shoulders holding a
sword (discrimination), a wheel of fire (discus of light, representing infinite time), and
a conch (Divine sound) - to him, I prostrate.



Finishing chant

OM
SWASTHI - PRAJA BHYAH - PARI PALA YANTAM
NYA - YENA MARGENA MAHI - MAHISHAHA
GO - BRAHMANEBHYAHA - SHUBHAMASTU - NITYAM
LOKAA - SAMASTHA SUKHINO - BHAVANTHU
OM

Let Prosperity be Glorified -
Let rulers, (Administrators) Rule the world with law and Justice
Let Divinity and Erudition be protected
Let people of the whole world Be happy and prosperous
Nirvana Shatkam
Six verses on Liberation by Shankaracharya

MANO BUDDHYAHANKARA CHITTANI NAHAM
NA CHA SHROTRA JIHVE NA CHA GHRANA NETRE
NA VAI VYOMA BHUMIRNA TEJO NA VAYU
CHIDANANDA RUPAHA SHIVO HAM SHIVO HAM

NA VAI PRANA SANGYA NA VAI PANCHA VAYUR
NA VA SAPTA DHATURNA NA PANCHA KOSHAHA
NA VAK PANI PADO NA CHOPASTHA PAYU
CHIDANANDA RUPAHA SHIVO HAM SHIVO HAM

NA ME RAGA DVESHOU NA ME LOBHA MOHOU
MADO NAIVA ME NAIVA MATSARYA BHAVAHA
NA DHARMO NA CHARTHO NA KAMO NA MOKSHAHA
CHIDANANDA RUPAHA SHIVO HAM SHIVO HAM

NA SOUKHYAM NA DUKHAM NA PUNYAM NA PAPAM
NA MANTRO NA TIRTHAM NA VEDAHA NA YAGYAHA
AHAM BHOJANAM NAIVA BHOJYAM NA BHOKTA
CHIDANANDA RUPAHA SHIVO HAM SHIVO HAM

NA MRITYURNA SHANKA NA ME JATI BEDAHA
PITA NAIVA ME NAIVA MATA NA JANMA
NA BANDHURNA MITRA GURUR NAIVA SHISYAHA
CHIDANANDA RUPAHA SHIVO HAM SHIVO HAM

AHAM NIRVIKALPI NIRAKARA RUPI
VIBHUTWACH CHA SARVETRA SARVENDRIYANAM
NA CHASANGATAM NAIVA MUKTIRNA BANDHAHA
CHIDANANDA RUPAHA SHIVO HAM SHIVO HAM

				
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