"Mantra" (Sanskrit मंत्र) means a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power Mantra may or may not be syntactic or have literal meaning; the spiritual value of mantra comes when it is audible, visible, or present in thought.
Mantra is the use of sound to affect consciousness; man means mind and trang means wave or projection. Everything in this world, down to the subatomic level, is in constant motion, vibrating. The denser a material, the more slowly it moves; often the vibration is so slow or so fast that we can’t notice it with our direct senses. This vibration is pure energy.
Sound and Vibratory Frequency
There is a vibratory frequency that corresponds to everything in the Universe. Happiness or sorrow, joy or regret are vibratory frequencies in the mind. When we chant a mantra we are choosing to invoke the positive power contained in those particular syllables. Whether it’s for prosperity, peace of mind, increasing intuition, or any other possible benefits inherent in mantras, simply by chanting them we are setting vibrations into motion that shall have an effect. It doesn’t actually matter if we understand the meaning of the sounds or not.
Chanting mantra produces specific vibratory frequency within the body. The sounds and thoughts produced by the body and mind radiate out from you. The vibratory frequency of a mantra draws to you whatever you are vibrating. You are like a magnet attracting vibrations to you by what you send out. As a vibration, a mood, a state of being that results from chanting, mantra is compatible with all belief systems.
In addition to the vibrations set in motion, something else happens when you chant. This is really important. There are eighty-four meridian points, or pressure points, in the roof of the mouth. Every time you speak, you stimulate them and their associated glands and organs—with the tongue. And every time you chant a mantra, you are tapping out a particular sequence, rhythm, and position that initiates a chemical reaction in the brain and body. It’s as if you have an electronic, computerized security system in your mouth. Punch in the right code on the upper palate and you gain entry to the brain and your inner chambers of higher consciousness!
Mantra is a mind projection created in either a spoken or mental manner. Mantras can be a word, phrase, syllable or sound. They can be recited, sung or repeated silently in the mind. Shakta Khalsa, in her book Kundalini Yoga, describes mantra as " a technique for regulating the mind. There are many mantras each one having its own quality, rhythm, and effect...Every thought or feeling that we have is on a vibratory frequency. By using mantras we direct the mind into a hight vibratory frequency." For thousands of years, mystics, meditators and yogis have used mantras for mental and spiritual transformation.
"Mantras are not small things, mantras have power. They are the mind vibration in relationship to the Cosmos. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy having structure, power, and a definite predictable effect on the chakras and the human psyche." ~ Yogi Bhajan
Ra Ma Da Sa,
Sa Say So Hung
This is the Siri Gaitri Mantra, and is chanted for healing.
Ra means the Sun, Ma the Moon, Da the Earth, and Sa is Infinity. Say is the totality of Infinity,
and So Hung is "I am Thou". "Ra Ma Da Sa" is the Earth Mantra, and "Sa Say So Hung" is the Ether Mantra.
Ek Ong Kaar Sat Nam
Karta Purakh Nirboa
Nirvair Akaal Moorat
Ajoonee Saibhang Gur Prassad Jaap
Ad Such Jugad Such
Hebee Such Nanaka O See Bee Such
There is one Creator creating the creation.
Truth is found in the Naam.
He is the doer of everything.
He is Fearless, Revengeless, Undying,Unborn,
Self illuminated, He is the light of the Guru.
It was true in the beginning.
True through the ages.
And true even now.
Nanak shall be ever true.
I AM I AM I AM I AM I AM I AM
Ek Ong Kaar Sat Naam Siri Wahe Guru
This is the Adi Shakti Mantra.
It is very powerful for awakening Kundalini energy and suspending the mind in bliss.
It means, there is one Creator creating the creation whosename is Truth.
Highest,wondrous bringer of light.
Great is the ecstacy of that Supreme Wisdom