WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN THE BEEJ MANTRAS OF THE FIVE COSMIC ELEMENTS (panchamahabhutas)&THE
THE MEANING OF MANTRA;-
Some definitions of the word mantra are as follows:-
1-. ‘मननात् त्रायते इति मंत्र: ।1-1-Manan means bringing only one thought to one’s mind repeatedly and trayate means to protect. In other words mantra refers to that which when thought of repeatedly protects oneself and also that which protects one from the mind or that which helps to bring about the dissolution of the mind.
1-2-At a further stage Mantrayoga also means that state in which contemplation (manan) stops during chanting, there is dissolution of the mind, cessation of the mantra, dissolution of the triad (triputi) that is, of the mantra, the one chanting the mantra and the act of chanting and the seeker attains the state of dissolution (layavastha). 2- ‘Mantra refers to the collection of letters which assists in acquisition of the favourable and the vanquishing of obstacles. The word mantra is derived from mantri, a Sanskrut word which means secret speeches (guhyabhashane).
2-1-It has various meanings like acquisition of secret objectives, acquisition of secret meanings, invoking a deity for a specific cause, etc. Philosophically it means that by contemplation (manan) of which, knowledge about the oneness of the entire world, that is the embodied soul (jiva), Brahman and the universe is bestowed upon oneself and that by which the embodied soul acquires Liberation (Mukti) from worldly bondages and Dharmacharan">Righteousness (Dharma), wealth (artha) and desire (kama) are achieved in this world.
3- "मंत्रा: मननात् ।'' means a mantra is that on which one contemplates (manan) and from which one acquires the knowledge about sacrificial fires (yadnya), God and the soul .
4- मकारो मननं प्राह त्रकारस्त्राणमुच्यते ।मननत्राणसंयुक्तो मंत्र इत्यभिधीयते ।।THE MEANING;- In the word mantra ‘ma’ (म) refers to contemplation (manan) and ‘tra’ (त्र) to protection (tran). Thus that which consists of contemplation (manan) and protection is called a mantra.’
5- The word mantra is derived from ‘man’ (मन्) and ‘tra’ (त्र). ‘Man’ refers to the mind and ‘tra’ to vital energy (pran). That which is done with the fusion of the mind and vital energy is called a mantra.
6-. According to the science of Tantra: ‘According to the sorcerers (tantriks) sound (nad or dhvani) being the fundamental frequency of creation appears foremost in the origin of the universe.
6-1-Sound is a subtle part of the divine energy (chit shakti) of the embodied soul (jiva). Just as sound waves are produced in the atmosphere due to air currents, so also in the body of the embodied soul sound waves are generated due to flow of a type of vital energy (pranvayu). A word is generated from this sound. Later, a mantra originates from it. The energy contained in a mantra is beyond one’s imagination.
THE BEEJMANTRAS OF THE
FIVE COSMIC ELEMENTS;--
1. PRUTHVI (absolute earth) : lam;--ROOT CHAKRA 2. APA (absolute water) : Vam;-- SPLEEN CHAKRA 3. TEJ (absolute fire) : Ram;Rum;-SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA 4. VAYU (absolute air) : Yam;-HEART CHAKRA 5. AKASH (absolute ether) : Ham, Kham;--THROAT CHAKRA
THE FIVE DUTIES OF SHIVA ;--
1-Bhagwan Shiv ‘Panchakrityas’ (Five Duties) of Main Deities prescribed by Shiva Bhagavan. Shiva advised Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra would all be of the same status. They are essentially of the manifestations of His origin.
2-They would carry out ‘Panchakritya’ or Five Duties viz. ‘Srishti’ (Creation), ‘Sthithi’ (Preservation) and ‘Laya’ (Destruction), ‘Tirobhav’ (Concealment and Revival) and ‘Anugraha’ (Providing Salvation).
3-Srishti would be performed by Brahma, Sthithi by Vishnu, and Laya by Rudra; the fourth task, viz. Tirobhav would be performed by Mahesa, who would be yet His fourth manifestation and finally the most significant task of Anugraha would be the exclusive dispensation by Himself.
4-After defining the first four duties as ‘Sarga’ (Nature), Bhagavan Shiva taught the Mantra OM as the combined power of Himself and Shakti and the extraordinary potency of the recitation of the Mantra.A depiction of the dance called Taandav performed by Lord Shiva ; is a pictorial allegory of the five principal manifestations of eternal energy;--
1-Srishti' (सृष्टि) - creation, evolution ;--Lam
2-Sthiti' (स्थिति) - preservation ;--Vam
3-Support'Samhara' (संहार) - destruction;--- Ram;Rum
4-Evolution'Tirobhava' (तिरोभाव);--- Yam
illusion'Anugraha' (अनुग्रह) - release, emancipation, grace ;--Ham, Kham
Thus Tandava symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, the daily rhythm of birth and death as well as Emanicipation.
WHAT IS BIJA-AKSHAR?--
This is a terminology from the Tantrik path. In all tantrik methods there is a tendency to consolidate the mantras into a single letter. The mantras which are consolidated using the Sanskrut letters shrim, rhim, klim, etc. are called bijakshars.Just as powerful subatomic particles are produced as a result of the disintegration of a substance so also it is believed that the bijakshar contains energy equivalent to millions of subatomic particles. In the science of Tantra, bijakshars are used to make a yantra, mantra or a tantra immensely powerful and mysterious as panchadashi--
MEANING OF 25 BIJA-AKSHARS;---
Acquisition of knowledge..
Acquisition of worldly happiness..
Achieving the impossible.....