Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Use of Mantras in Daily Life

The word mantra has two parts: man, which is the root of the Sanskrit word for mind; and tra, which is the root of the word instrument. A mantra is therefore an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation.
 
According to the Vedic tradition, the 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. For thousands of years, people have used this mantra to expand their awareness of the divine.

 
The ancient seers also identified all the primordial vibrations or mantras that make up the universe and these were eventually recorded in the Vedic literature―the four texts that form the basis for the Hindu religion. You can actually hear all the mantras yourself if you sit quietly. You’ll notice a background hum in the air, and as you practice focusing on that hum, you’ll ultimately hear every mantra the sages recorded long ago.
 
Each mantra induces specific vibrations in the mind, which is why people use different mantras depending upon their intentions. However, mantras don’t have particular meanings―they are simply vibrations of consciousness. When they’re silently repeated, they help us disconnect from the thoughts filling our mind and slip into the gap between thoughts.
 
On Thursday, 18 June 2015 (7:30 pm to 8:45 pm) and then held on every first and third Thursday evening after that at The Goddess House, the use of mantras will be incorporated in our new meditation circle.  This circle suitable for both beginners as well as more experienced practitioners of meditation and can be attended on a casual as well as a regular basis.
 
On 18 June we will be commencing with the recitation of a mantra to Lord Ganesha, one of the most prominent deities in Hinduism who is associated with knowledge and wisdom as well as being the removing of obstacles
 
 
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3 comments:

  1. Due to illness, all public events including Mantras and Meditation circles, will unfortunately be cancelled for the remainder of 2015. On behalf of The Goddess House, I would like to thank all who have attended and if everything goes according to plan, I look forward to meeting with you all again in 2016.

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