Mantras are potent bundles of conscious energy capable of reaching the sub-conscious mind and over-self (God).
The Over-self to which a human puppet is attached is his or her God. It is not easy to consciously contact one’s God, but it is neither impossible!!! Comparatively it is lot easier to tap into one’s sub-conscious mind. By repetition of a mantra or suggestion the barrier between the conscious mind and the sub-conscious mind is lowered and the message contained in the mantra or suggestion sinks into the sub-conscious mind. The sub-conscious mind is very powerful and it realises the desired results.
The subconscious mind is close to the over-self so one can contact one’s over-self or God through the aid of one’s sub-conscious mind.
Different Mantras for Different Purposes
There are mantras for achieving specific results. But I would club all mantras under two main categories:
(1)Mantras for Worldly (material) Success and Fulfilment of Desires
There are different types of mantras under this category for achieving specific results. Our interest here in this article is not to focus on this category, but just for example for wealth and prosperity one may recite the following:
“Om Hrim Shri Lakshmi Bhyo Namaha”
“Aum Shreem Mahalakshmyai Namaha”
(2)Mantras for Spiritual Development
If you desire to be connected to your God then you won’t go for petty perishable gifts of wealth and prosperity rather your own spiritual development.
For a mantra to be more effective it pays if you focus on the meaning of the mantra words while reciting. Let us take a couple of powerful mantras in this category.
(a) The Om Mantra: The Om mantra acts like a carrier wave used in transmitting radio signals. The Om acts as a carrier for projecting thoughts on to the astral plane. So if you keep positive thoughts and recite the Om mantra then your thoughts reach your God and you are set on a fast road to self-development.
(b) The Peace Mantra: This peace generating mantra is very powerful and your whole body and mind becomes tension free and full of tranquility by reciting it for five ten minutes.
Sit quietly and either recite in English viz. “Om Peace, Peace, Peace” or recite the Hindi mantra, “Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti” This mantra will set your mind at rest and make your body disease free so that you can meditate and contact your God.
(c)’Om Tat Sat’ Mantra: By reciting this mantra one connects with God.The meaning of this mantra is given in the verse (shaloka) 23 of the chapter 17 of Srimad Bhagvad Gita as below –
“om tat sad itinirdeso
In this mantra the three words literally mean:
om–indication of the Supreme
The full meaning of this shaloka is: “From the beginning of creation, the three syllables–om tat sat–have been used to indicate the Supreme Absolute Truth[Brahman]. They were uttered by brahmanas while chanting Vedic hymns and during sacrifices, for the satisfaction of the Supreme.”
(d) The Gayatri Mantra: This mantra can give wonderful results of uniting with the ever shining inner Sun or the over-self or soul or God.
“Aum BhurBhuvah Swah, Tat SaviturVarenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, DhiyoYo Nah Prachodayat”
The meaning is as under:
“Oh God, the Protector, the basis of all life, Who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energizer of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the Purifier of all, let us embrace that very God, so that He may direct our mental faculties in the right direction.”
(e) The Tibetan Mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”: This mantra has been incorrectly explained at many places the true meaning as per T. Lobsang Rampa (True saint of 19th centuary) is, ‘Hail to the over-self”
So by reciting it with faith and concentration one can easily connect with over-self (God)
Article by: Jyotirvid Pawan Kumar