Definition of mantra
Mantra is a Sanskrit word and it means: the instrument/tool of the mind/thought.
What is a mantra?
A mantra is a word or a phrase that is being repeated, out loud or mentally (in your mind), while meditating. Doing that creates a specific vibration that affects you positively; each time in a different way, depending on the mantra you are chanting.
The vibrations of the particular word or phrase are the ones that affect us when we chant a mantra.
It is said that it’s not really the meaning of the words that has an effect on you, but mostly the vibrations that are created by repeating the mantra. However, understanding the mantra will surely give better results than just chanting the unknown words. It will make it much easier to connect to the intention of the mantra.
Bija means seed in Sanskrit. The seed mantras are monosyllabic sounds that doesn’t have a meaning and are used to activate our chakras with their vibrational frequency. Every chakra has a different bija mantra.
But what do we mean by vibrations? What does it really mean?
Have you heard of the Law of Vibration? The Law of Vibration states that everything that exists in the universe, whether it is something that is visible or not, diffuse vibrational frequencies. That means that whether it is a table, a tree, a human, an animal, a thought or a feeling, it is moving at its own frequency. Read more about the Law of Vibration.
Coming back to the mantras and according to the Law of Vibration, the sound has its own vibrational frequency; each mantra has a different sound, therefore a different frequency.
If you for example want to attract more love in your life, chanting a relevant mantra will tune yourself to the same vibrational frequencies as the specific mantra, and according to the Law of Attraction, we attract the things that we think of, in other words the vibration we diffuse. In more simple words, we are what we think!
If you are not satisfied with something in your life and you spend every day nagging or complaining about it, or if you just focus or think on the negative stuff, that will never change the situation. It will just put you deeper and deeper in the unwanted situation and you will create endless circles of negativity in which you will be walking around all the time, not finding your way out. It is when we finally change our way of thinking that a situation changes.
The mantras can be life-changing, but we still have to do some work by making an effort to change our way of thinking and by really believing in what we want to achieve.
How to use the mantra
You can either do a meditation by repeating a mantra (out loud or internally) during the hole session, or you can just chant it a couple of times in the beginning of your meditation. That will help you set your intention.
Take a deep breath and chant your mantra while exhaling.
Be sure that you are focused on the meaning of the mantra when you chant it and connect it to yourself.
Note: Keep in mind that by chanting a mantra every now and then will not lead you to the result you desire. Mantras needs constant practicing combinated with dedication and true belief in what you want to achieve.
It’s the sound of the universe, the sound of creation. The pronounciation is aum and each letter should be pronounced equal amount of time. Om is also the bija mantra for the ajna chakra.
Ong namo guru dev namo
This mantra is chanted to connect to our true self. The translation is: I bow to the divine wisdom, I bow to the divine teacher within.
It’s a mantra for manifesting what you want in your life and for removing obstacles. Visualize what you want to reach in your life (whether it is a job, a partner, love in your life, friends, a new house etc..)
Note: When you wish for something it’s very important that all people included will be affected positively.