In Meditation Mantras the word mantra comes from the ancient Sanskrit language. Man means “mind,” and tra means “release.” So a mantra is a combination of transcendental sounds meant to release the mind from all the anxieties of material life.
Today the word ‘mantra’ can mean any word that is repeated over and over, but a real mantra is a sacred sound syllable – an ancient word or sound which helps the mind to reach a higher consciousness. This powerful sound vibration is sometimes compared to a key that opens a specific lock. This can be done out loud (chanting), in your mind, or in some combination of the two. In many spiritual paths, you can’t just arbitrarily pick a mantra – your spiritual mentor or guru assigns one to you according to your phase of spiritual development and then later changes it in intervals as you grow. In other forms of meditation, spiritual or not, you pick a mantra from a given list of phrases that are thought to resonate positively.
Using a Meditation Mantras while you’re meditating helps suppress the thoughts and distractions that arise and gives you a tool to use when you’re not meditating. Repeating a meditation mantra during times of stress, for many people, brings about some relaxation and helps them to better deal with whatever the crisis of the moment is. Depending on your belief system, the mantras may also do things like get you in touch with the true nature of the universe, help you spiritually closer to God, and/or activate energy centers.
You should know the Meditation Mantras meaning, benefits and the proper way of using it, before you chant it. This way you can easily choose the mantra that is best for you.
1. Om Mantra or "AUM"
This single word produces the sound and vibration which allows you to feel at one with the universe.
It is considered so divine in Hinduism that they place it before and after every other Mantra.
Benefits Of The OM Mantra
You can use these Mantras for meditation too, in result these will make your concentration very powerful. Even if you are stressed, have a heavy workload on you or tension and depression are making your life difficult, they will give you inner peace.
The Gayatri practice was secret for thousands of years.
Om Bhur Buvaha Svaha
Tat Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayath
TIP — Correct pronunciation is important to direct the energy to activate the proper centers inside yourself. V in Sanskrit is SOMETIMES enunciated W as in Svaha (Swaha).
Meaning: We meditate upon the radiant Divine Light
of that adorable Sun of Spiritual Consciousness;
May it awaken our intuition consciousness.
Advanced Gayatri Mantra Meditation
Take this practice to a higher level by visualizing brilliant, luminous light appearing at one of two centers inside yourself while chanting.
Your pineal gland at the base of your brain. See a brilliant ball or crystal of luminous light form, expand and become permanent. It grows as you practice Gayatri Meditation Mantras regularly.
Your Thymus gland high in the center of your chest. Do the same visualization as in number one above.
Tip: A good meditation teacher can give you an initiation that will open these Soul Centers for you, exploding this practice into life for you instantly.
Chanting Gayatri Meditation Mantras may bring immense, practical benefits into your life as well as grant you the ability to become eternal, luminous light.