||Significance of MANTRAS||~ Spiritual & Scientific essence!

A Mantra is a sound or a certain utterance or a syllable which is having potential of freeing ones mind from its obsessive state.

Nowadays, as everything rests upon proofs, evidences and scientific verifications and certifications; in that context, we can link mantra to vibrations. Our modern science sees and experiences everything around us either in state of matter or energy, and hence, existence as reverberations of energy or different levels of vibrations are very much practical. In that reference, we can deduce that the entire existence is a kind of sound or a complex amalgamation of sounds which in turn establishes a logic that the whole existence is an amalgamation of multiple mantras.

Our ancient and Vedic texts consists of numerous shlokas and mantras of which few have been identified which could be like keys, which if used in a certain prescribed way, can open up a different dimension of life and experience within human body and mind.

Every mantra activates a particular energy in a different part of the body. It is scientifically proven in segments of research on psychology that repetition of any sound results in dullness of mind. Mantra being a syllable, it’s repetition without necessary awareness can convert a mind to be a dull one, but once done with exact understanding and proper awareness, it could be a powerful mean. In correlation with science, it is a very powerful dimension, but if it is imparted without the necessary basis and without creating necessary situations, it can cause lots of damage as it is a subjective science.

Mantra can be prominently defined as Mananat Trayote Iti Mantrah which means, through mantra, one is able to manage dissipation of the mind and is also able to manage to distress his or her mind. Mantras are vibrations and every vibration has a frequency. Certain forms of sound vibration relaxes, whereas certain vibration stimulates. This is evident in music, as some types of music brings peace and some makes the listener move and dance.

Mantra is subtle as the sound vibration of mantra works at the pranic level in the body. For proper understanding, let’s take the mantra Om Namah Shivaya as instance. From the religious perspective, Om Namah Shivaya means I Salute Shiva, whereas from Yogic perspective, following is the inference ~

OM is the Seed mantra of Beej Mantra of Agnya Chakra, the sixth centre.

NA is a sound of the Fifth centre, the Visuddhi Chakra.

MA is a sound of the Fifth centre in the throat.

SHI & VA are the sounds of the Second centre, the Swadhisthana Chakra.

YA is the sound of the heart, the Anahada Chakra.

These are the sounds which constituently formed the Mantra and which corresponds to different chakras in the body. Therefore, in Yogic terms, when Om Namah Shivaya is chanted, it affects and alters the behaviour of the Shakti or power in these psychic centres, while the mind focusses on the image generated within due to one’s cultural beliefs.

Every mantra is having a specific meaning, a specific way of recitation and a specific vibration set. As it is already a proven fact that origin of mantras dates back to the Vedic Era and Vedas are its main source, hence, if we think practicality, Sanskrit or Devanagari was the ongoing linguistic trend of that era and Shruti gyan, meaning learning from hearing and Smriti gyan, meaning learning by remembering and recalling, were the most popular modes of education. Hence, all these shlokas and mantras were given the form of hymns and verses in the language prevalent in the society of that time to facilitate better learning which in turn led to spiritual development as well.

Thus, each Mantra has a meaning which is very prominently and precisely embedded in the mantra itself, but, the power of mantra resides within the yogi or the Human reciting the Mantra.



  • ​Attainment of good physical health;
  • Attainment of mental peace;
  • Improvement in concentration;
  • Freedom from anxiety;
  • Boosts mood and provides calmness.

All the above mentioned points are the aims and objectives of people practising Yoga nowadays and believes Yoga to be just a form of ancient exercise neglecting its Spiritual importance as Yoga can be Your Only Guide to Almighty.  

Almighty resides in the soul of each individual and to attain his company it is very much necessary for a person to know Self.

To practice Yoga, one should go to a secluded place and should lay kusa-grass on the ground and then cover it with a deerskin and a soft cloth. The seat should neither be too high nor too low and should be situated in a sacred place. The yogi should then sit on it very firmly and should practice yoga by controlling the mind and the senses, purifying the heart and fixing the mind on one point. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6, Verses 1314)

Today yoga has become fashionable and popular in big cities. However what goes on in modern so-called yoga studios has nothing to do with the real yoga system. In this Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad Gita Krishna, after explaining to His friend Arjuna the importance of controlling the mind, is explaining the meditaional yoga system as a way for him to control his mind.
The yoga system Krishna is teaching Arjuna is the pure and original form of what we know today as Hatha Yoga or Astanga Yoga. However from this introduction by Krishna we can understand that meditaional yoga can not be performed in a group. It is solitary engagement. One has to go to a sacred secluded place and make a sitting place by laying kusha grass on the ground and then covering it with deer skin and a soft cloth. Then the yogi must sit on this asana, or sitting place, and practice yoga by controlling his mind and senses, purifying his heart and fixing his mind on one point.
Sacred place” refers to places of pilgrimage. In India the yogis, the transcendentalists or the devotees all leave home and reside in sacred places such as Prayaga, Mathura, Vrindavana, Hrishikesh and Haridwar and in solitude practice yoga where the sacred rivers like the Yamuna and the Ganges flow. But often this is not possible, especially for Westerners. 

The so-called yoga societies in big cities may be successful in earning material benefit, but they are not at all suitable for the actual practice of yoga. One who is not self-controlled and whose mind is not undisturbed cannot practice meditation. 

One should hold one’s body, neck and head erect in a straight line and stare steadily at the tip of the nose. Thus, with an unagitated, subdued mind, devoid of fear, completely free from sex life, one should meditate upon Me within the heart and make Me the ultimate goal of life. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6, Verses 1314)

Here Krishna is informing us an important prerequisite for practicing yoga is one must be completely free from sex life. Most modern so-called yoga societies teach the exact opposite, generally they teach that by practicing yoga one can improve his sex life. But the mind can never be peaceful if it is hankering after trying to satisfy the senses. So one who is still addicted to sex life can not have a peaceful mind and therefore can not practice yoga.

The idea that one can satisfy the senses is false. The actual substance, the actual bliss, is not there in any sort of material sense gratification. Even if there is some momentary pleasure the soul is not looking for momentary pleasure. Our soul is hankering after eternal pleasure. We can not reach the platform of eternal pleasure without making the mind peaceful and the mind can not be peaceful if we are trying to satisfy our senses. 

Therefore the greatest enemy of the yogi is sex desire. Sex desire is the most bewildering aspect of maya and it is the shackles or chains that bind us to the material world and force us to take birth and die over and over and over again… The endless cycle of samsara that we can never escape from without become free from the sex desire.

Another important point we learn from Krishna is the object of meditation in yoga. Modern yoga schools are very vague about this. But here Krishna clearly says “one should meditate upon Me within the heart and make Me the ultimate goal of life.” So the object of mediation for a yogi is Krishna who is present within his heart as the Paramatma or Supersoul. And the perfection of yoga is to come to the platform of Krishna consciousness.

The goal of yoga is to know Krishna, who is situated within the heart of every living being as Paramatma, the four-handed Vishnu form. The yoga process is practiced in order to discover and see this localized form of Vishnu, and not for any other purpose. The localized Vishnu-murti is the plenary representation of Krishna dwelling within one’s heart. One who has no program to realize this Vishnu-murti is uselessly engaged in mock-yoga practice and is certainly wasting his time. Krishna is the ultimate goal of life, and the Vishnu-murti situated in one’s heart is the object of yoga practice. 

To realize this Vishnu-murti within the heart, one has to observe complete abstinence from sex life; therefore one has to leave home and live alone in a secluded place, remaining seated as mentioned above. One cannot enjoy sex life daily at home or elsewhere and attend a so-called yoga class and thus become a yogi.One has to practice controlling the mind and avoiding all kinds of sense gratification, of which sex life is the chief. 

In the rules of celibacy written by the great sage Yajnavalkya it is said: “The vow of brahmacarya is meant to help one completely abstain from sex indulgence in work, words and mind–at all times, under all circumstances, and in all places.” No one can perform correct yoga practice through sex indulgence. 

Brahmacarya is taught, therefore, from childhood when one has no knowledge of sex life. Children at the age of five are sent to the guru-kula, or the place of the spiritual master, and the master trains the young boys in the strict discipline of becoming brahmacharis. Without such practice, no one can make advancement in any yoga, whether it be dhyana, jnana or bhakti. 

One who, however, follows the rules and regulations of married life, having sexual relationship only with his wife (and that also under regulation), is also called brahmacari. Such a restrained householder brahmacari may be accepted in the bhakti school, but the jnana and dhyana schools do not admit even householder brahmacaris. They require complete abstinence without compromise. In the bhakti school, a householder brahmacari is allowed controlled sex life because the cult of bhakti-yoga is so powerful that one automatically loses sexual attraction, being engaged in the superior service of the Lord. 

In the Bhagavad-gita it is said: “Whereas others are forced to restrain themselves from sense of gratification, a devotee of the Lord automatically refrains because of superior taste. Other than the devotee, no one has any information of that superior taste.”

Krishna also stresses that to practice yoga one must be fearless. One cannot be fearless unless one is fully in Krishna consciousness. A conditioned soul is fearful due to his perverted memory, his forgetfulness of his eternal relationship with Krishna. 

The Bhagavatam says that Krishna consciousness is the only basis for fearlessness. Therefore, perfect practice is possible for a person who is Krishna conscious. And since the ultimate goal of yoga practice is to see the Lord within, a Krishna conscious person is already the best of all yogis. The principles of the yoga system mentioned herein are different from those of the popular so-called yoga societies.

The practical problem for a would-be yogi in this age of Kali is hardly anyone has an undisturbed and controlled mind and very few people can go to a sacred and secluded place and live there alone to practice yoga and it is very difficult to find anyone who is free from sex desire… And one who is not self-controlled and whose mind is not undisturbed cannot practice meditation.

 Therefore, in the Brhannaradiya Purana it is said that in the Kali-yuga (the present age) when people in general are short-lived, slow in spiritual realization and always disturbed by various anxieties, the best means of spiritual realization is chanting the holy name of the Lord.

harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam 

kalau nasty eva nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha

“In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.”

So the perfection of yoga, and the only practical yoga system for this age of Kali yuga is the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha mantra:

|| Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare ||

Chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra can be performed anywhere, in any place and at any time. There are no hard and fast rules in regard to this. And the Hare Krishna maha-mantra is so powerful that a sincere chanter can get all the results of yoga very quickly by this simple method. So chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

||Lord Krishna ~~ Pinnacle of Spirituality||••Enhance your Spirituality!

Life nowadays rests upon the very much artificial pillars of sophisticacy and wealth and pleasure  centered activities with the mere intention of attainment of worldy and materialistic pleasure and none of us are having ample time to endow ourselves in the process of Spiritual Enlightenment.

Currently humanity is stuck in a very materialistic civilization which is completely degrading and not at all conducive for the spiritual evolution of the general public.

One of the fundamental causes of this materialistic society is the widespread belief in the completely false theory that life comes from matter. If the people can believe life comes from matter simply by random chance then they can avoid all spiritual considerations completely.

In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna completely smashes this idea by asserting that He is the source of everything and that everything emanates from Him. Bhagavad Gita is so clear but because of the tendency of people to be envious, because they do not want to accept anyone is greater them themselves, they reject these very clear statements of Krishna and try and explain them in some other way.

Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both its origin and dissolution.  (Bhagavad-gita 7.6)
Everything that exists is a product of matter and spirit. Spirit is the basic field of creation, and matter is created by spirit. Spirit is not created at a certain stage of material development. Rather, this material world is manifested only on the basis of spiritual energy. This material body is developed because spirit is present within matter; a child grows gradually to boyhood and then to manhood because of that superior energy, spirit soul, being present. Similarly, the entire cosmic manifestation of the gigantic universe is developed because of the presence of the Supersoul, Visnu. Therefore spirit and matter, which combine together to manifest this gigantic universal form, are originally two energies of the Lord, and consequently the Lord is the original cause of everything. 
A fragmental part and parcel of the Lord, namely, the living entity, may by manipulation of material energy construct a skyscraper, factory or city, but he cannot create matter out of nothing, and he certainly cannot construct a planet or a universe. The cause of the universe is the Supersoul, Krishna, the supreme creator of all individual souls and the original cause of all causes.

These are very radical statements in today’s world. Nowadays ‘educated’ people do not believe in the existence of anything except matter. For them the only thing in existence is the gross material elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether. Some even don’t believe in ether… So they are like children who do not understand how something works. They are in complete ignorance as to the way the world is functioning. And they are worshipped as great scientists and scholars. This is the world we live in. Complete fools in complete ignorance are telling us that there is no spiritual energy, everything is matter, everything is chemicals and that life comes from a random combination of chemicals. 

But we can understand from this verse of Bhagavad Gita that Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the source of all life and all matter. So life~~and also matter~~comes from life. It does not come from chemicals or from a primordial soup… Life and matter come from Krishna. Life comes from life! If we can just establish this fact it will be a great step forward for human civilization. 

O conquerer of wealth [Arjuna], there is no Truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread. (Bhagavad Gita 7.7)
There is a common controversy over whether the Supreme Absolute Truth is personal or impersonal. As far as Bhagavad-gita is concerned, the Absolute Truth is the Personality of Godhead Sri Krsna, and this is confirmed in every step. In this verse, in particular, it is stressed that the Absolute Truth is a person. 
That the Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Absolute Truth is also the affirmation of the Brahma-samhita: the Supreme Absolute Truth Personality of Godhead is Lord Krsna, who is the primeval Lord, the reservoir of all pleasure, Govinda, and the eternal form of complete bliss and knowledge. 
These authorities leave no doubt that the Absolute Truth is the Supreme Person, the cause of all causes. The impersonalist, however, argues on the strength of the Vedic version given in the Svetasvatara Upanisad: “In the material world Brahma, the primeval living entity within the universe, is understood to be the supreme amongst the demigods, human beings and lower animals. But beyond Brahma there is the Transcendence who has no material form and is free from all material contaminations. Anyone who can know Him also becomes transcendental, but those who do not know Him suffer the miseries of the material world.”
The impersonalist puts more stress on “no material form”. But this “no material form” is not impersonal. It indicates the transcendental form of eternity, bliss and knowledge as described in the Brahma-samhita quoted above. Other verses in the Svetasvatara Upanisad substantiate this as follows:

“I know that Supreme Personality of Godhead who is transcendental to all material conceptions of darkness. Only he who knows Him can transcend the bonds of birth and death. There is no way for liberation other than this knowledge of that Supreme Person.”

“There is no truth superior to that Supreme Person because He is the supermost. He is smaller than the smallest, and He is greater than the greatest. He is situated as a silent tree, and He illumines the transcendental sky, and as a tree spreads its roots, He spreads His extensive energies.”

From these verses one concludes that the Supreme Absolute Truth is the Supreme Personality of Godhead who is all-pervading by His multi-energies, both material and spiritual.

So from these two verses of Bhagavad Gita we can understand it very clearly and very conclusively from Krishna Himself that everything–both the living entities and matter–comes from Krishna and that everything is resting on Krishna just like the pearls are resting on a thread. 

So this very simple point (that everything comes from Krishna, that life comes from Krishna, life comes from life) will, if understood and accepted by the general public, take humanity to the next level of spiritual evolution.

|| OM or AUM: The Paramount of all syllable ||

OM (AUM) has a paramount importance in Hinduism. Most vedic prayers start with AUM. AUM has a connection with the universe. Science is showing what our ancient Rishis said was fact. Let’s discuss about the science behind chanting AUM.

We chant OM to connect with our true Self. Since our true Self is the same as the Supreme Self, when we connect with our true Self we connect with the Supreme Self.

In Sanskrit, the sound “O” is a diphthong spelled “AU”. AUM is comprised of three sounds: “A”, “U” and “M”. There is also a fourth sound which is a universal vibration and is the essence of all other sounds.

AUM represents many trilogies of meanings:

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(1) beginning of the universe
(2) the life period of universe
(3) destruction of the Universe

  • AUM is the word which represents the three first forms of God:

    1) Brahmaa (Creator of universe)
    2) Vishnu (Operator of universe)
    3) Mahesh (Destructor of universe).

  • As per Mandukya Upanishad:

    1) The “A” stands for the state of wakefulness, where we experience externally through our mind and sense organs.
    2) The “u” stands for the dream state, in which inward experiences are available.
    3) In the state of deep sleep, represented by the sound “m”, there is no desire and consciousness is gathered in upon itself.

  • AUM is the one eternal syllable of which all that exists is but the development. The past, the present, and the future are all included in this one sound, and all that exists beyond the three forms of time is also implied in it.
  • Earth, Atmosphere, and Heaven.

  • Science behind chanting AUM

    Vedic scholars understood the symbiotic relationship of wave energy. Everything in the universe is pulsating and vibrating – nothing is still!

    Science is now proving that what our Ancient Rishis said was fact!! Chanting of AUM when recorded in a Tonoscope, it resulted a 3 dimensional representation of the cosmic energy (Sri Chakra Meru). The origin of “Sri Chakra Meru” is dated back to 2500-3000 B.C.

    When we chant AUM, it produces a vibration in us which resonates with the universal vibration of AUM, and we are elevated from our everyday minds to relationship with our true Self. We chant AUM to be in tune with the true Self. The sound AUM, when chanted, vibrates at the frequency of 432 Hz, which is the same vibrational frequency found throughout everything in nature.

    In addition the vibrations and rhythmic pronunciation also have a physical affect on the body by slowing down the nervous system and calming the mind similar to meditation. When the mind is relaxed, your blood pressure decreases and ultimately the health of your heart improves.

    There have been several theories behind the OM mantra with the most popular explanation being that it was the cosmic sound which initiated the creation of universe (big bang theory). But that alone would not have been sufficient to turn it into a regular practice in Indian culture.

    As with most of the traditional practices followed in India, this also has a scientific and practical explanation (based on the physics of sound, vibrations & resonance) with some long term benefit and we shall find out what it really is.

    What is mantra?
    In its most rudimentary form, a mantra is made of syllables which exert their influence by means of sound (vibrations). As one would have personally experienced, different syllables have different vibration patterns which affect different parts of the body. Each syllable resonates with certain organ or part of the body.

    For example, by chanting “aaaaaaa”, one can feel the sensation and hence resonance of nervous system in the stomach and chest region. Chanting “ooooo” creates sensations in throat & chest region and resonates with them. Similarly, chanting/humming “mmmm” resonates with the nasal cavity as well as skull/brain region.

    Following is an excerpt from a research paper which shows the waveform of A-U-M mantra made up of 3 syllables.

    In another such instance, scientists conducted experiments to study the effect of Om mantra on nervous system through repeated practice. Using sophisticated software tools, mathematical transforms were applied to raw samples of the chantings and similar results (improvements in focus concentration, steadiness, peace, reduction in stress etc) were observed.

    In another experiment, scientists analyzed functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (f-MRI scans) before & after Om mantra chanting and concluded that regular chanting of Om mantra can treat depression & epilepsy as well.

    Another research at molecular level reveals that chanting Om can even alter genes for better well-being!!

    Hence, based on scientific experiments & research studies, it is now confirmed to a great extent that the age old claims made by Yogis that chanting Om mantra reduces mental stress, cures depression, improves focus & concentration, calms the mind and leads to better well-being, peace & happiness.