HOW CAN WE DEFINE MANTRA WITH ITS PARTS ?IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE AMONG MANTRA ,SEED MANTRA &
WHAT IS MANTRA?---
04 FACTS;-- 1-A sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of “creating transformation.”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. 2-The Sanskrit word mantra consists of the root--- Man- “to think” (also in manas “mind”) and the suffix -Tra, meaning “tools or instruments”, hence a literal translation would be “instrument of thought”.
3-‘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). It has various meanings like acquisition of secret objectives, acquisition of secret meanings, invoking a deity for a specific cause, etc.
4-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.. MANTRA ACCORDING TO THE SCIENCE OF TANTRA;--
03 FACTS;-- 1-‘According to the sorcerers (tantriks) sound (nad or dhvani) being the fundamental frequency of creation appears foremost in the origin of the universe. Sound is a subtle part of the divine energy (chit shakti) of the embodied soul (jiva).
2-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. 3-Parts of a mantra according to the science of Tantra-- ‘Every mantra includes three principles, the pranav, the bija, and the deity. The secrets of The Almighty within and beyond the universe are present in the pranav principle. Through the bija principle one becomes aware of one’s true nature (prakruti), the type of one’s relationship with The Almighty and the unmanifest energy within oneself which is making attempts to manifest itself. Knowledge of the deity principle gives one the realisation of The Lord’s wish which is to be fulfilled through oneself.’
THE THREE PARTS OF THE BODY OF MANTRA;---
The letters or words in a mantra constitute its body and the Om at its beginning, is the head. If both the head and the body are present then with that mantra one’s aspirations are fulfilled.
Usually a mantra consists of the following:------ 1-THE NAME OF A DEITY;- The Name of the deity which is to be worshipped. Usually Shri or Om is prefixed to the deity’s Name. [Refer ‘Prefixing Shri or Om to the Name’.] .2-THE FAVOUR ASKED FOR;- Whatever is to be asked of the deity. 3-PALLAV (salutation);-- Pallav refers to the last or the decorative part of the mantra. Pallav also means to collect, the description of the benefit derived, etc. Often the ‘namaha’ in a mantra expresses salutation to the deity. That is the pallav.
DESCRIPTION OF PALLAV;-
1-Pallav refers to the last or the decorative part of the mantra. Pallav also means to collect, the description of the benefit derived, etc. Often the ‘namaha’ in a mantra expresses salutation to the deity. That is the pallav. 2-The words in the mantra are also known as pallav.The meaning of some words which appear at the end of a mantra: ‘Often several words like namaha, svaha, svadha, vashat, voushat, hum and phat are joined to the bijas.
3-These words either depict the mental state of a seeker at the time of chanting the mantra or whatever one wishes to achieve with their usage. Their implied meanings are as follows.
MEANING OF SEVEN PALLAV;-
A. Namaha: The serene and peaceful state of the antahkaran appeasing the deity of the mantra by surrendering to it.
B. Svaha: Destruction of harmful energy, for instance curing a disease and doing good to others, appeasing the deity of the mantra with offerings.
C. Svadha: Self-contentment, strengthening oneself.
D. Vashat: A spiritual emotion of destroying the enemy.
E. Voushat: To create conflicts or opposition among enemies, to acquire power and wealth.
F. Hum: Anger and courage, to frighten one’s enemy .HUM(pronunciation “hoom”): This evokes the breakdown of negative feelings and spreads positivity and vitality through the body.. In this Mantra Ha is Shiva, and u is Bhairava. Nada is the Supreme, and bindu means dispeller of sorrow.
G. Phat: A spiritual emotion of attacking the enemy, to drive the enemy away.’
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF MANTRA (According to the motive);----
1-With worldly expectation (sakam): --
The mantra begins with rhim, shrim, klim, etc.
2. Without worldly expectation (nishkam): -----
The mantra commences with Om. All mantras originate from Om. It is a symbol of Brahman, God and the Vedas. Hence, the mantra ‘Om’ can bestow the Final Liberation (Moksha).
3. Both with and without expectation: The bijas like rhim are suffixed to Om and are followed by the other letters in the mantra.
WHAT IS KILAK?-
03 FACTS;-- 1-All mantras are kilit by shivshanker so that no one misuse.. Kilak means a wedge or a clue to a mystical puzzle. The Guru/Guide gives the kilak of the mantra. Consequently the energy of the mantra is manifested. Kilak means a wedge or a clue to a mystical puzzle. Kilak means the description, proximity, speed and method of pronunciation, the rhythm of recitation of the mantra (alap), etc. Sometimes the kilak assumes the form of a prior notice.
2-When a sage creates a mantra along with a precondition that ‘without the pronunciation of a particular word prior to the mantra, the practice of the mantra will not be fruitful’, then the mere chanting of the mantra does not prove to be of any avail. Such a word is termed as a kilak of a mantra, that is a wedge or a clue to a mystical puzzle. Only when the mantra is chanted along with it does it prove to be fruitful. Understanding that word, and chanting along with it or destroying the relationship of that word with the mantra is called nishkilan or utkilan. However, only spiritually evolved persons can give guidance to this effect. 3- Movement of the saman vital energy (vayu) is essential to activate the kundalini (spiritual energy). Nadibandha (blocking the channels) is performed to achieve it. The energy used to perform nadibandha is also called kilak. Kilak means the expulsion of the saman vital energy from which energy is generated. Nadibandha also occurs if a mantra is chanted appropriately.
WHAT IS UTKILAN (nishkilan)?-
--- Some mantras are impure. Once they are activated with bijakshars their cleansing occurs and their energy becomes manifest. CHANTING A MANTRA (MANTRAJAPA);-- Repetition of a mantra understanding its meaning, along with faith and spiritual emotion is called chanting a mantra (mantrajapa).
TYPES OF MANTRA;--
1-ACCORDING TO THE HOLY TEXTS----- The Vedas: ‘Vedic mantras are superior to all other mantras. The Sanhita section of the Vedas is itself regarded as a mantra. The Gayatri mantra in the Rugveda was first written by Sage Vishvamitra and is considered superior to the others. The Atharvaveda too is a treasure house of various mantras. Mantras or meanings are created in various sciences such as astrology, Ayurveda, Spirituality, etc. when different bijas are prefixed to the Vedic verses.
2-THE TEXT OF THE TANTRAS--- As in the Vedas thousands of mantras have also been mentioned in the texts of the Tantras.
3-THE VEDIC & TANTRIK MANTRAS---Since the Vedic mantras are the very breath of The Lord they are efficacious (siddha) mantras. Hence according to Vedic scholars no rituals are deemed necessary for their chanting. Contrary to this, the sorcerers (tantriks) have prescribed specific rituals even for the Vedic mantras.
IS ARMOUR, ARGALA & KILAK ESSENTIAL?-
1-The Chandi Armor or any other kavcham of The Goddess Durga prevents unwanted circumstances in life and saves the life from dangers. Durga kavcham saves devotee's all obstacles during the recitation of prayers or chants or under any circumstances. Through Armor, devotee says to Goddess Chandi to save his/her life, body, and remove all sorrows. 2-Durga Kilak and Argala Stotra should be recited after Chandi Kavcham because any Armor has a lock and the key. So the Argala is known as a locking-chain and Kilak is known as the key.
3-In a kavcham, devotees pray to Goddess Durga to save their body, soul, and life from any type of danger. Kavcham is for protecting life and soul. Kavch, Argala, and Kilak are most important prayers in Durga Sapatsati and the reader should read these three prayers before recitation the chapter of Sapatsati.
4-In the science of Mantra, the armour (self protection), argala (generation of energy, destruction of distressing energies) and kilak are equally important and without the accomplishment of all these, a mantra cannot become efficacious.
5-In the Tantrik path the armour and argala are deemed to be inferior and greater importance is attached to the kilak. According to the science of Tantra mere removal of obstacles preventing the accomplishment of the tantra is sufficient for proving the tantra, as this science is based on gross objects. 5% of the effectiveness of a tantra is due to the qualities of the object used in it, for instance black lentil (udid). The effect is purely due to the intrinsic qualities of the object and not due to any external process.
WHAT IS BIJA MANTRA ?--
03 FACTS;-- 1-Bija means seed. “The Bija mantras are one-syllable seed sounds that, when said aloud, activate the energy of the chakras in order to purify & balance the mind & body. When you speak the bija mantras, you resonate with the energy of the associated chakra, helping you focus upon your own instinctive awareness of your body & its needs.”OM' Daily ....
2-Beej Mantras are seed mantra. Each deity has a specific beej mantra. A mantra is full of shakti and there are various beej mantra each with it own power. When mixed with other mantras, they provide extra power to that mantra.
3-Basic beej mantra "Om" is further expanded into the following types of beej - yog beej ,tejo beej, shanti beej and raksha beej, which are respectively known as aeng (aim)hreem, sreem, kreem, kleem, dum, gam, glaum, lam, yam, aam or um or ram.
WHAT IS A CHAKRA ?--
1-In Sanskrit, chakra translates into “wheel”. These “wheels” can be thought of as vortexes that both receive & radiate energy. There are 7 major energy centers in the human body. They run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.
2-Emotions, physical health, & mental clarity affect how well each chakra can filter energy. This in turn dictates how pure the energy is that’s emitted from different regions of the body.Using chakra mantras during meditation can have a very powerful effect. 3-Imagine a chakra as an instrument, and the mantra as a tuning fork – strike the tuning fork, and the instrument will come into vibrational resonance with it, clearing out any energies that do not share the same resonance. WHAT IS OM?-IS OM THE PINDA ?-
1-OM,THE PINDA :-
1-The most well known and CREATOR of the bija mantras.. It is the sound of creation and causes energy to gather and flow upward and outward. OM is the mantra of acceptance and assent. It helps you to accept your higher self and allow energy to flow openly and freely through you. It also serves as a gathering mantra, gathering your inward energy and preparing your energy for movement.
3-The “Om” word helps one to concentrate and the mantra in itself helps to invoke the higher powers and in taking the soul above materialistic world, connecting it to the supreme self. Bija mantra also help to calm your body and instill in you a new found confidence that was not seen before. It affects your mind and clears it better and one achieves new clarity. It is a proven healing process.
4-During meditation, if one chants a beej mantra, then one can experience divine energy flowing through him or her. If this is done regularly, then this energy stays in the body and it can make one feel energetic about their work and family. This positive energy gain by bija mantra helps to deflect the negative energies around one and it will make one even more successful
2-UM (or OM);- (Third Eye Chakra) This opens your Third Eye Chakra, which is at the center of your forehead and is directly in line with the center of your brain. While OM is one of the most common mantras and can be used for a wide variety of mantra meditations, it is particularly important to the cleansing and healing of your third eye chakra. The third eye chakra (or brow chakra) is the seat of intuition and life purpose. Chanting “OM” will break loose the constraints that you have imposed upon yourself by not allowing yourself to listen to your inner wisdom and using that wisdom to chart the best course for a life of purpose and passion. 3-OM or AH;- (Crown Chakra) The mantras for your Crown Chakra, the connection to the divine. A closed crown chakra brings about feelings of insignificance and pointlessness, leading to a disconnect from spirit (Universe/Source/God) and an overly strong attachment to possessions, relationships, and the physical world. Some find that silence is a more effective practice for opening the crown chakra but OM may be used to open it as well. Chanting AH represents a release. Think about taking a deep breath, then letting it go. AH is the sound of releasing and letting go. THE IMPORTANT SIX BEEJS OF THIS UNIVERSE;-
Let’s begin with basic mantras called bija mantras, or seed mantras, that have been universally used in meditative practice to harmonize one’s energy. .1-AIM (ऐं);-
This is the Bija Mantra of Saraswati. Ai stands for Saraswati, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.Aim is called Vagbhava bija and is thus syllable of Sarasvati...
(pronunciation “shreem”): Its associations lie with the head and third eye. It promotes bodily and spiritual health but can also be used to bring beauty and happiness to one’s senses. 3-HRIM;-
(pronunciation “hreem”): This holds powers of healing and creativity. Chanting this mantra awakens compassion and purifies the heart.
4- VAH;- The cleansing mantra for your Sacral Chakra, Opening this chakra will open you up to others, give you the courage to express yourself and to embrace change. Chant “VAM” is you have poor self-image, find it hard to open up in relationships, feel unsatisfied s... 5-SAUH:- The Shakthibija. The Divine Energy in the sound of the syllable " Sauh " is associated with the third eye (Ajna) chakra. It is a ' shakti ' (Power) activating sound. 6-KLIM: This is the Kamabija. KA means Kamadeva, the Lord of desire; it also means Lord Krishna. LA means Indra, the ruler of Heaven, also lord of the senses. EE means contentment or satisfaction. Nada and bindu mean those that bring happiness and sorrow. KRIM (pronunciation “kreem”): Chanting this mantra stimulates your lower chakras to awaken and begin purifying your body.
THE KEY POINT;-
A-IN PANCHDASI MANTRA 1ST LINE IS Aim is called Vagbhava bija .. 2ND LINE IS KLIM: is called Kamabija. 3RD LINE SAUH: is called The Shakthibija. B-OM ;THE PINDA, IS FOUNDATION & BEEJ ARE JUST LIKE THE SEVEN STORIES OF A BUILDING. BOTH ARE ESSENTIAL ---BECAUSE IT IS THE TWO HALVES OF SRI YANTRA ...IF A SADHAK BEGINS WITH SHIVA THEN SHIFT TOWARDS SHAKTI ....& SAME IS THE RULE FOR THOSE WHO WORSHIP SHAKTI... BECAUSE WE NEED BOTH ( MOTHER & FATHER ) OF THIS UNIVERSE..HOW CAN WE SURVIVE WITHOUT YIN ENERGY OR WITHOUT YANG ENERGY?