Definition & Benifits of Mantra
Mantras are considered to be divine rhymes composed by the ancient Indian
saints in the divine language of Sanskrit. When recited properly they
protect human from different malefic effects of other evil elements.
Similarly mantras corresponding to different planets when recited properly
is considered to protect the person from the bad effect of that planet.
Mantra is a set of particular words in a particular configuration and
rhythm by chanting which one can fulfil one's wish. Mantra is a complete set
of words from the Vedas attributed to the deities or Devas. Mantras have
come down to us from our Maharishis, Saints, Sadhus and Yogis who after recitation
of Mantras for several thousand years guided us to follow them.
Mantras are single or strung together syllables. Mantras are used in Tantrik
sadhanas or rituals, whispered or chanted in different combinations and
contexts, setting up patterns of vibrations. One must learn to pronounce
them properly as well as to understand their meaning. Hindus believe that
god, good health, good fortune and victory over one's enemies can be
attained by chanting the right mantra. According to the Puranas, Shastras
and Maharishis, Mantra is the only way to attain one's desires, provided one
recites them with complete faith and the prescribed methods and rules. The
recitation of words of mantras should be pure and correct in order to create
the right vibrations.
Mantra sadhana is very difficult. If during practice some drawbacks remain,
it can inflict losses. Without faith and belief, such practice should be
avoided. Guidance of a competent Guru or preceptor is quite necessary to
All our problems are self-created. Usually they are the outcome of our
Karmas and the reasons can be checked from the individual Horoscope. One's
subconscious mind can help to find the solution through meditation and
recitation of Mantras.
Life is a complex combination of incidents and accidents. Can we use
MANTRAS AND TANTRAS in the right way to derive benefits out of them so as to
solve or eliminate the incidents and accidents? Yes, these can be avoided or
solved by the right use of the right Mantras.
Purity of thoughts, words and deeds, sincerity and deep seated belief in
repeating mantras systematically and without any stress or strain on the
brain or body, are the key-notes for the efficacy of Mantras.
Concentrate and meditate without having any of your problems and desires in
mind. The Mantra should be recited softly so as to audible only to the
person concerned and not to others. Mantras should be recited in a pleasing
musical tone which help in concentration.
Continuous sadhana will enable the sadhaka to find solutions to the
problems, attaining peace of mind and reducing mental strain. The Mantras
must be recited as they are. Any addition or alteration in the Mantra must
be avoided. If distorted or recited incorrectly, the power of the mantra is
lost and it ceases to have the desired beneficial effect.