The word mantra is composed of several Sanskrit roots, "manners," meaning mind and "tar" meaning to free from. Chanting a mantra, rosary or sacred sounds can align you with positive physical, mental and emotional energies.
The realities we create are filtered through our emotions. We can sing a mantra and evoke a deity. Alice Baily tells us: "that the potency of a mantra depends upon the points of evolution of the man who employs it. Uttered by an ordinary man it serves to stimulate the good with in his bodies, to protect him and it provides a beneficial influence upon his environment. Uttered by an adept of an initiate its possibilities are infinite and far reaching." A Treatise on Cosmic Fire by A. Baily.
- Yantra is a meditation focused on symbols;
- Zen is a meditation focused on a body sensation;
- Mantra is a meditation focused on sound.
Be entirely absorbed in the pleasure of sound and let it rise in YOU! Don't think - feel! The mind splits your energy flow. You are chanting your energy; don't think of the sound as a tone but of your energy.
Try chanting Hi - Ho - Hu - Ha - Hi and watch your energy rise.
Try chanting the sound "ahh" and watch the subtle feeling that is creates in your heart! Look for serenity within!
Mantras have been said to:
- Take you to another dimension;
- Unite you with a deity;
- Evoke special feelings within yourself;
- Produce spiritual blessings
- Clear chakras;
- Stimulate the pineal gland.