Meditation Mantras

Meditation mantras are words or phrases that you repeat, inside or out loud, over and over. A mantra in itself can be your whole meditation or you can call on them as a support for your meditation for instance when you want to feel God more closely or have a desire to go deeper.

The meaning of the word mantra is as follows:

  1. man, in Sanskrit this is the word for mind;
  2. tra, which means instrument.

You could say that a mantra is therefore an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration which can assist you to enter a deep state of meditation.

How meditation mantra's are helping me

meditation mantrasAUM

Best is you try the meditation mantras yourself. As you experiment with them, you will learn and experience the help and assistance they can offer.

Some of the powerful ways mantra's have helped me in my meditations are:

  1. It helps me quiet the mind of the usual thoughts and noises
  2. It helps me to enter into deeper, more quieter parts of consciousness
  3. Mantra's open up my heart, especially when I sing the mantra's in meditation out loud.
  4. Mantra's help me to battle negativity in my mind and I get a soothing feeling in my heart and soul
  5. Meditation mantra's helps me to be only focused on God, the Source of Everything...and everything else disappears.
  6. Sometime I call on a mantra to invoke the light, the power and love of God. Especially chanting the names of God, and specifically an Incarnation, gets me connected straight to the power and guidance of that Incarnation. It is a fast way to be moved in meditation.

How to tap into the power of a mantra?

There are many different meditation mantras. It is said that the mantra "AUM" is the most powerful of all sounds as it is the vibration of the fundamental sound of all of existence.  Are some mantra's more powerful then others then?

My personal experience is summed up in the following saying from Swami Sivananda:

ALL mantras have equal potency or Power.

It is quite incorrect if you say one mantra is superior to another.

You can attain God-realization by doing Japa of any mantra.

Any mantra uttered mindlessly or just repeating the words creates dullness your mind. 

When you say a mantra you want to "throw your self into it" so to speak, you give yourself completely to the mantra. With your awareness you can notice if a certain part of your body starts to vibrate. Each mantra can activate a different kind of energy in a different part of the body. And the most important thing is to TRUST

TRUST:

  • if your saying the mantra wants to transition into singing
  • if singing it softly wants to change into singing it out loud
  • if you feel you need to change the position of your body...maybe you feel like walking or even dancing
  • if you want to stop saying the mantra and continue moving with the feeling or vibration that is starting to move you

And especially trust your feelings. Mantra's are vibrations. Vibrations is energy and they have the power to open us up; our mind, our body and our heart. Often the opening up comes along with feelings. If this happens to you, trust your feelings, go into them, feel them to all the way as much as you can with a prayer to go through them and let go of them. See if you can go underneath them. Moving with your feelings results into feeling a deeper desire and longing for the truth and love...now your mantra will become even more real and powerful if continued.

I have been writing this article while listening to mantra's. My heart is opening and opening...it is so rich and beautiful where I am landing inside. I was listening to the following:

The Vairagya Mantras

Some well-known meditation mantra's

tibetan mantra

“Om Mani Padme Hum”

This one’s from Tibet and it means, roughly,

“Hail the Jewel in the Lotus.”

the jewel in this case is the Buddha of Compassion.

AUM

It is written in the Vedic tradition that ancient sages were able to hear the subtle vibrations produced by everything in nature―the sounds of the wind, thunder, butterflies, rushing rivers and all other creations. They recognized that these sounds are the manifestation of spirit into matter. They identified “Om” (or aum) as the most elemental sound, representing the infinite universal consciousness.


“Namo AmitaBha”

Homage to the Buddha of boundless light.


Supreme Almighty - Almighty Supreme

This is a mantra brought in by my master Kalindi.

It is a most powerful mantra as it is completely universal. It holds the least amount of concepts and beliefs of God. A mantra perhaps to unite all religions as there is only one and the same God.


“Ham-Sah”

The Hindu variant, meaning I am THAT

Ho’oponopono

Hawaiian mantra;

I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank You


torah mantra

“I am that I am” 

This is one of the Hebrew Torah’s most famous lines, and it was God’s answer to Moses when Moses asked for his name.

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