Definition and Benefits of Mantra
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 rec
itation 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 attain success.
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.
Division of Mantra
The use of Mantras is divided into the following six categories:
1. SHANTI KARAN: These mantras deal with the cure of diseases and warding off the malefic influence of planets.
2. VASHI KARAN: Through these mantras, you can put under your control any woman, man, officer, minister, devta, soul, animal etc. and can fulfill your wishes.
3. STAMBHAN: These mantras deal with all the persons etc., as detailed above in para 2 to stop them doing mischief, or acting against you.
4. VIDESHAN: These mantras are used for creating differences between two or many individuals.
5. UCHCHATTAN: These mantras deal with distraction of the mind of the enemy or opponents and other persons so that they may remain away from their country, birth place, residence, home, work and family members. It is also used when the sadhaka requires a person to remain at war with others.
6. MARAN: These are death inflicting mantras through which you can kill anybody at any distance without disclosing your identity. These mantras are available in Puranas, Hindu scripts, Mohammedan and Buddhist cults. Other religious persons may follow their corresponding words, which are equally applicable and can be recited
Types of Mantra
Normally mantras are of two types
a) Vedic Mantra
b) Tantric Mantra
All the extensions of links of vedas are known as Vedic mantra and all those mantras that are develop in trantric events is known as Tantric Mantra.
Trantric Mantras are of three types
a) Beej Mantra (Maulik, Yogik, Koot)
b) Naam Mantra
c) Mala Mantra