A Mantra Meditation is the use of a sacred sound or vibration that nurtures you into deep states of meditation. In ancient traditions mantra’s were the sacred language used to access deeper states of spiritual awareness. Mantras are made up of syllables that have specific vibrations that create change e.g. affect different organs of the body. For example the sound “ooooo” is said to resonate in the throat and chest. While “aaaaaaa” is said to resonate and clear energy in the stomache and nervous system.
Like many things, the western world has recently hi-jacked the word mantra to describe anything but original sacred mantras. Many people see a Mantra as an affirmation or intention when a mantra is a holy word and vibration.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration” – Nikola Tesla
Most mantras are so sacred that they are only given through initiation from a Master or Guru. I experienced this over 25 years ago when I studied Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation. Secret individual mantra’s in T.M. are only given out by highly experienced Transcendental Meditation teacher. After the student has completed their TM Training.
“When the conscious mind expands to embrace deeper levels of thinking, the thought wave becomes more powerful and results in added energy and intelligence.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Now for various reasons I moved away from T.M. and studied various styles of meditation and came across various mantras. I choose to practise and teach only the most simple and easy. But here are a few you might find helpful.
Traditional Meditation Mantras
Om is supposedly the first sound heard at the point of creation of the universe. It vibrates from the root chakra right through to the crown chakra. See below meditation, mindfulness, and affirmation
Mantra: Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Pronounciation: A-U-M | Shanti| i in speech is pronounced like i in fill, but in chanting is pronounced like ee in see
Om Shanti is a mantra, greeting and parting salutation used in meditation, yoga practice and Indian religions. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti is said to symbolize peace of the mind, peace in speech and peace in the physical body. And viewed as meaning hope for individual peace, collective peace and universal peace.
Mantra: Sat Nam
Pronunciation: Saaaaaaaat* | Nam |
*Sat is vibrated eight times longer than Nam.
Translation: Truth is my name.
Sat Nam is used to connect to your intuition.
Pronunciation: Neti neti
Translation: Not this, not this.
Used to drive away negative words or situations.
Mantra: Adi Mantra
(Ong Namo Guru Dav Namo) from Gurmukhi
Pronunciation: Oong namo | Gurudav namo |
Translation: I bow to the creative energy of the infinite.
I bow to the Divine channel of wisdom.
“Ong” creative energy “Namo” means to call on or bow to. “Ong Namo” means to call on our highest consciousness to receive. “Guru” one who brings us from darkness into light. “Dev” means divine or subtle. “Guru Dev Namo” ask the divine teacher within to guide us.
Mantra: Siri Gaitri Mantra
Pronunciation: Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung
Translation: Sun, Moon, Earth, Infinity, All that is in infinity, I am Thee.
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