Mantra Meditation

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Mantra is a word or series of words chanted aloud or silently to invoke spiritual qualities. Chanting is used as a spiritual tool in virtually every cultural and religious tradition. In the yogic tradition a mantra is a Sanskrit word that has special powers to transform mind, body and spirit. Translated, mantra means, “that which when reflected upon gives liberation.”
 
During a Mantra Yoga session, words or phrases are chanted thoughtfully and with attention to bring a physical effect. Mantras are specifically made to produce a certain intent and vibration to promote a certain state of meditation.
 
Like prayer and affirmation the repetitious use of mantra can have powerful effects on the mind, body, spirit and emotions. Mentally, mantra meditation increases concentration, and improves memory and focus. Physically, mantra meditation lowers the heart rate, reduces blood pressure, and activates the relaxation response to allow healing and rejuvenation to occur.
Mantra meditation builds self-confidence and self-empowerment, reduces stress and balances the emotions. Spiritually, mantras are said to dissolve one’s bad karma, produce jnana (wisdom) and are considered one of the many yogic paths towards self-realization.
They are normally chanted until the mind, body, and emotions are transcended and the subconscious is revealed.
 
 
Aad Guray Nameh Mantra
Aad Guray Nameh, Jugaad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guroo Dayvay Nameh
Translation:
I bow to the primal Guru
I bow to the truth that has existed throughout the ages
I bow to True Wisdom
I bow to the Great Divine Wisdom
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This is a mantra of protection and is recited to invoke the protective energy of the universe. Yogi Bhajan taught that this mantra should always be chanted 3 times in a row. This mantra is chanted after tuning in to a class with the Adi Mantra.
Many people chant this mantra when they need extra protection. It is part of the “triple mantra”, and is often spoken before driving a car to create a protective energy around the those in the car.

 

 
 Adi Mantra
 
 
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Translation:
Ong = the sound of creation, the infinite
Namo = bowing or paying reverence to
Guru Dev = the unseen, invisible
I bow to the subtle divine wisdom, the divine teacher within
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This mantra is chanted before practicing Kundalini Yoga to “tune in” to the yogic vibration and open your higher consciousness to receive the teachings.
 
 
Adi Shakti Mantra
 
Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo
Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo Namo
Translation:
I bow to (or call on) the primal power.
I bow to (or call on) the all encompassing power and energy.
I bow to (or call on) that through which God creates.
I bow to (or call on) the creative power of the Kundalini, the Divine Mother Power.
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The Adi Shakti Mantra tunes one into the frequency of the Divine Mother, and to the primal protective, generating energy. It is said that chanting it eliminates fears and fulfills desires, and it  powerful for awakening Kundalini & suspending the mind in bliss.
 
 
Amitayus Mantra
 
NAMO RATNA TRA YAYA ,  OM NAMO BHAGAVATE,  APARIMITA AYUR JÑANA,  SUPINISH CHITATAYE,  JORA JAYA ,  TATHAGATAYA,  ARHATE SAMYAK SAM BUDDHAYA,  TAD YA THA,  OM PUNYE PUNYE,  MAHA PUNYE,  APARIMITA PUNYE,  AYU PUNYE,  MAHA PUNYE,  AYUR JÑANA,  SARVA RUPA SIDDHI,  AYUR JÑANA,  KE CHE BHRUM,  OM BHRUM,  AH BHRUM,  SVA BHRUM,  HA BHRUM,  CHE BHRUM,  OM SARVA SAMSKARA,  PARI SHUDDHA DHARMATE,  GAGANA SAMUDGATE,  SVABHAVA VISHUDDHE,  MAHA NAYA PARIVARA YE SVAHA.
Translation:
Amitayus, principal guide for the world,
Glorious one who prevents untimely death,
Refuge for those who suffer without a protector,
I pay homage to the Buddha Amitayus.
More Information: By reciting this mantra, you will receive the blessings for long life and good health. You will gain the blessings of the immortal nectar.
 
 
Avalokitesvara Mantra
 
 
Namo Ratna Trayaya, Namo Arya Gyana Sagara, Vairochana, Byuhara Jara Tathagataya, Arahate, Samyaksam Buddhaya, Namo Sarwa Tathagate Bhyay, Arhata Bhya, Sangya Sang, Budhhayde Namo Sarwa, Tathagate Bhya, Aryahatathe Sangaya, Sang Buhddha, De Namo Arya, Avalokete Swaraya, Bhodhi Satwaya, Mahasatwaya Maha, Karunikaya Tadhaya, Tha On Jhiri, Jhiri Jhuru, Jhuru Itewetye Chale, Chale Prachale, Pracheale Kusume, Kusuma Wa Le, Ilimili Chiti, Jwalamapanayo Swoha.
Translation:
1.Adoration the noble Avalokitesvara, bodhisattva, the great compassionate one.
2. Having paid adoration to One who Dispels all Fears, O noble Avalokitesvara, to You adoration, O Nilakantha.
3. I shall enunciate the ‘heart’ dharani which ensures all purposes, is pure and invincible for all beings, and which purifies the path of existence.
4. Thus: Lord of Effulgence, the World-Transcending One. Come, come, great bodhisattva, descend, descend. Bear in mind my heart-dharani. Do do the work. Hold fast, oh Victory, oh Great Victory. Hold on, hold on, oh Lord of the Dharani. Move, move oh my immaculate image, come come. Destroy every poison. Quick, bear in mind, quick, quick, descend, descend. Being enlightened, being enlightened, enlighten me, enlighten me. Oh merciful Nilakantha appear unto me. To you who eyes us, hail. To the Great Siddha hail. To the Great Siddha in Yoga hail. To Nilakantha hail. To the Boar-feaced hail.
5. Adoration to the Triple Gem. Adoration to the noble Avalokitesvara bodhisattva, hail.
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Mantra to develop compassion, and to ask for aid for those in need.
 
 
Bagalamukhi Mantra
Om Hleem Baglaamukhi, Sarva Dushtaanaam, Vaacham Mukham, Padam Stambhay, Jihvaam Keelay, Buddhim Vinaashay, Hleem Om Swaha
Translation:
Oh Goddess, paralyze the speech and feet of all evil people. Pull their tongue, destroy their intellect.
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Mantra is traditionally chanted to stop all internal foes–in the form of fears, doubts, worries, ego, etc.
Bagalamukhi Mantra paralyze external foes: those who wish to do you harm to you in some way, especially in the form of speech and written word: she stops the negative speech and harmful intentions of others towards you. Therefore this mantra is traditionally used to stop those filing a wrongful and undeserved lawsuit against you; malicious gossip; slander; libel; bad behaviors of rude and aggressive neighbors, etc.
 
 
Chotay Pad Mantra
 
(Also Known as: Sat Narayan Wahe Guru Mantra)
 
Sat Narayan, Wahe Guru, Hari Narayan, Sat Nam
Translation:
Sat Narayan is True Sustainer,
Wahe Guru is indescribable Wisdom,
Hari Narayan is creative sustenance
Sat Nam is True Identity.
More Information:
This Mantra is chanted to create inner peace so one can project outer peace, happiness and good fortune. Narayan is the aspect of Infinity that relates to the water element. This mantra helps you “go with the flow” and takes you beyond the world to the experience of Infinity.
 
 
Daimoku Mantra
 
Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō;
Translation:
Broken down, Myōhō Renge Kyō consists of Myōhō, “sublime,” “unfathomable” or “mystic” law, the Dharma underlying all phenomena; Renge the Lotus Flower, which blooms and bears seeds at the same time and therefore signifies cause and effect; and Kyō ( “thread passing all the way through a bolt of cloth”, but also “scripture”), meaning a teaching of the Buddha.
More Information:
Daimoku Mantra, the essence of the Lotus Sutra to attain enlightenment.
 
 
Goddess Taras Mantra
 
Om Hrim Strim Hum Phat
Translation:
OM mantra for liberation,
HRIM mantra for cleansing and transformation,
STRIM means the feminine nature (stri) and empowers to give light and support,
HUM is the mantra of divine anger and protection, of knowledge and of sensorial capability,
PHAT protects and clears away obstacles,
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Tara is the most important  Goddess of mantric knowledge.
Tara is the feminine form of Om. Om personified as a Goddess.
Reciting this Mantra solves all problems and takes you out of any difficult situations that you may be in. It saves you, takes you out of all your troubles. Use this Mantra during emergencies.
 
 
Hare Krishna Mantra
 
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
Translation:
O Lord, take away all my sorrows, pains and shortcomings and give me Bliss and Joy.
More Information:
This mantra is made up of only three words : ‘Hare’, Krishna and ‘Rama‘. ‘Krishna’ and ‘Rama’ are the name of Lord Vishnu – one of the mythological God in the trinity of Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. It is said that in every yug (era) Vishnu takes incarnation on earth to establish the law of truth and righteousness.
The word Hare has come from ‘Haran‘which meansto take way or to end. So when one says Hare Krishna, he requeststhe God (the supreme consciousness) to take away his sorrows, his shortcomings, his failures and pains.
This Hare Krishna Mantra is actually a little prayer to God for taking away all the sorrows, pains and shortcomings of the chanter and provide him bliss and joy.
 
 
Om Hari Om
 
Om Hari Om Hari Om Hari Hari Om
Translation:
‘Hari’ means ‘the remover’. ‘Om’ is the primordial cosmic vibration from which sprang the entire cosmos and all creation.
More Information:
‘Hari Om’ is a universal mantra that removes suffering. This mantra contains within itself the cosmic vibration. Through Hari Om meditation, prana moves from one energy centre to the other. This is the most most powerful and provenly effective mantra which heals the liver and all
liver related illnesses.
 
 
Shanti Mantra
(Also Known as: Peace Mantra)
 
Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatu
Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu
Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu
Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niraamayaah
Sarve bhadraani pashyantu
Maakaschit duhkha bhaag bhavet
Translation:
Auspiciousness (swasti) be unto all; peace (shanti) be unto all;
fullness (poornam) be unto all; prosperity (mangalam) be unto all.
May all be happy! (sukhinah)
May all be free from disabilities! (niraamayaah)
May all look (pashyantu)to the good of others!
May none suffer from sorrow! (duhkha)
More Information:
The “sarveshaam mantra” is one of the peace or shanti mantras which may be used to invoke harmony and tranquility in the environment in which puja or prayers are performed. This shanti mantra may be repeated three or eleven times, as time permits. The mantra may perhaps be used as a closing prayer for the puja, to bless all those in attendance.
 
 
Suniai Sidh Mantra
Suniai sidh peer sur naath, Suniai dharat dhaval aakaas, Suniai deep loa paataal, Suniai pohe na sakay kaal,
Naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas, Suniai dookh paap ka naas (8)
Suniai eesar barmaa ind, Suniai mukh salaahan mand, Suniai jog jugat tan bhayd, Suniai shaast simrit vayd,
Naanak bhagataa sadaa vigaas, Suniai dookh paap ka naas (9)
Suniai sat santokh giaan, Suniai athsath kaa ishnaan, Suniai par par paaveh maan, Suniai laagai sehj dhiaan,
Naanak bhagataa sadaa vigaas, Suniai dookh paap ka naas (10)
Suniai saraa gunaa kay gaah, Suniai shaykh peer paatishaah, Suniai andhay paavay raaho,
Suniai haath hovai asgaaho, Naanak bhagataa sadaa vigaas, Suniai dookh paap ka naas.
Translation:
Listening, the siddhas (beings of spiritual perfection),
The spiritual teachers, the heroic warriors, the Yogic Masters.
Listening, the earth, it’s support, and the akaashic ethers.
Listening, the oceans, lands, and peoples of the world,
And the nether regions of the underworld.
Listening, death cannot touch you.
O Nanak, the devotees are forever in bliss.
Listening, pain and sin are erased. (8)
Listening, shiva, brahma, and indra.
Listening, even foul mouthed people praise him.
Listening, the technology of yoga, and the secrets of the body.
Listening, the shaastras, the simritees, and the vedas.
O Nanak, the devotees are forever in bliss.
Listening, pain and sin are erased. (9)
Listening, truth, contentment, and spiritual wisdom.
Listening, as if to take one’s cleansing bath
At the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage.
Listening, reading, and reciting, honor is obtained.
Listening, intuitively grasping the Essence of Meditation.
O Nanak, the devotees are forever in bliss,
Listening, pain and sin are erased. (10)
Listening, dive deep into the Ocean of Virtue.
Listening, Shaykhs (religious scholars), spiritual teachers, emperors.
Listening, even the blind find the way.
Listening, the unreachable comes into our hands.
O Nanak, the devotees are forever in bliss.
Listening, pain and sin are erased.
More Information:
The eighth pauree gives the power to be a perfect sage. The ninth pauree gives expansion.  The tenth pauree grants grace. The eleventh pauree gives virtue.
 
 
Ra Ma Da Sa Mantra
(Also known as: Siri Gaitri Mantra)
 
Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung
Translation:
Ra – Sun
Ma – Moon
Daa – Earth
Saa – Impersonal Infinity
Saa Say – Totality of Infinity
So – Personal sense of merger and identity
Hung – The infinite, vibrating and real.
More Information:
This mantra taps into the energies of the sun, moon, earth, and the Infinite Spirit to bring deep healing. It can be chanted to heal the self or to send healing energy to anyone you wish.
 
 
Twameva Mata
 
Twameva Mata, Chapita Twameva.
Twameva Bandhu, Cha Sakha Twameva.
Twameva Vidya, Dravinum Twameva.
Twameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva.
Translation:
O Lord,
You are my Mother, my Father, my Brother, and my Friend.
You are my Wisdom and my only Wealth.
You are my own Light of Lights.
More Information:
This mantra is usually recited at the conclusion of a prayer session,
meditation, or religious function.
 
 
Vajra Guru Mantra
 
OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG
Translation:
OM AH HUNG are the sublime, essence of the principles of enlightened body, speech, and mind
VAJRA is the sublime essence of the indestructible family
GURU is the sublime essence of the jewel family
PEMA is the sublime essence of the lotus family
SIDDHI is the sublime essence of the activity family
HUNG is the sublime essence of the transcendent family
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OM is the perfect splendor and richness of sambhoghakaya
AH is the total unchanging perfection of dharmakaya, the manifest body of absolute reality
HUNG perfects the presence of Guru Padmasambhava as the nirmanakaya, the manifest body of emanation
VAJRA perfects all the heruka deities of the mandalas
GURU refers to the root and transmission gurus and the holders of intrinsic awareness
PEMA perfects the assembly of dakas and dakinis
SIDDHI is the life force of all the wealth deities and the guardians of the treasure teachings
HUNG is the life force of the dharmapalas, the protective deities
OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG
OM AH HUNG purify obscurations arising from the three mental poisons: desire/attachment, aversion, and ignorance
VAJRA purifies obscurations which stem from anger
GURU purifies obscurations which stem from pride
PEMA purifies obscurations which stem from desire/attachment
SIDDHI purifies obscurations which stem from envy/jealousy
HUNG in a general way purifies obscurations which stem from all emotional afflictions
OM AH HUNG defeats the army of the five mental poisons
VAJRA defeats anger
GURU defeats pride
PEMA defeats desire/attachment
SIDDHI defeats envy and jealousy
HUNG defeats the armies of gods, demons and humans
OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG
OM AH HUNG brings about the spiritual accomplishments or siddhis
VAJRA brings about the siddhi of peaceful and wrathful deities
GURU brings about the siddhi of the awareness-holders and the lineage gurus
PEMA brings about the siddhi of the dakas and dakinis and dharma protectors
SIDDHI brings about the mundane and supreme siddhis
HUNG brings about the siddhi of accomplishing whatever one wishes
OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG
OM AH HUNG transfers consciousness to the pure realms of experience
VAJRA transfers consciousness to the eastern pure realm of Manifest Joy
GURU transfers consciousness to the southern pure realm of Glory & Splendor
PEMA transfers consciousness to the western pure realm of Great Bliss
SIDDHI transfers consciousness to the northern pure realm of Excellent Activity
HUNG transfers consciousness to the central pure realm of Unwavering
 
 

 

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