ancient times sound and music have always played
important role in sacred and spiritual journeys.
the trance inducing beat of the drum, used by many Shamans
sacred sounds like Mantras.
this section we will explore more about mantras, healing music and sounds.
look to it from different viewpoints, essentially expressing the
Introduction: Influence of music and sounds.
There have been a lot of experiments on the influence of music, sounds,
words on plants, animals, people and water. And for every one sensitive to
the influence of music, sounds mantras and words it will be no surprise that
harmonious classical music like that of Mozart and Beethoven or of
harmonious new-age music like that of Deuter, words like “I love you” and
natural sounds of the sea, whales etc have a benevolent influence. And the opposite has been the case with
disharmonious music like heavy metal, sounds like traffic noise and words
like “I hate you”.
In the mind expanding movie ‘What the Bleep do we know’
there are many enlightening
examples about this. In this movie the famous pictures of water crystals of
are also shown.
essence of the Universe (Uni=one, verse=song) and vibrations
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As you vibrate, the universe vibrates with you
The great Kundalini Yoga Master, Yogi Bhajan, once said, "Every
element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration
manifested to us as light, sound, and energy.” The human senses
perceive only a fraction of the infinite range of vibrations, so it
is difficult to comprehend that the Word mentioned in the Bible is
actually the totality of the vibration which underlie and sustains
all creation. A person can tune his or her consciousness into the
awareness of that totality with the use of a mantra. By vibrating in
rhythm with the breath to a particular sound that is proportional to
the creative sound, or sound current, one can expand one's
sensitivity to the entire spectrum of vibrations. It is similar to
striking a note on a stringed instrument. In other words:”
as you vibrate, the universe vibrates with you."
What is a mantra?
Mantra is the creative projection of the human mind through the form
of sound. Man is mind and Trang is a projection or
wave. This mind wave is a structure that has powerful effects on the
human psyche and the chakras. Yogi Bhajan explained "Mantras are
formulas that alter the patterns of the mind and the chemistry of
the brain, according to physical and metaphysical laws. The power of
a mantra is in it sound vibration."
Empowering a mantra
By empowering each mantra repetition with a breath cycle it is as if
the power of the mantra is breathing though us affecting each and
every cell. Elevating and altering the frequency of the energy we
currently broadcast. Conscious or unconscious, we are constantly
broadcasting a frequency. The question I have is: "What message
are you broadcasting?" Is it a message of stress and survival?
Or is it one of peace, love, compassion, and kindness?
profound effect of a mantra
deeply and give your body, the organs and the cells a chance to
become empowered by prana, the breath. Enliven yourself and chant
the ancient combination of words that have significant and profound
effects on not only your body, mind, and soul but can affect all
those around you, the planet, and even the neighboring star
systems. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it is simply
transferred, thank you Sir Isaac Newton. Imagine that your words,
once spoken, will ripple out into the universe FOREVER. Even
although thoughts, the sound waves will decrease over time and
become inaudible, it will in essence ripple through time and space
for eons. So, let us allow the breath to enter us an please enjoy
that silence you feel.
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often reacts on what I am doing. This pattern was generated working
on this page. Click on the picture to enlarge)
Uplifting all life
Karma, as the Buddhists tell me, is created through thinking,
speaking, and acting. How about we just chant and let the vibrations
of powerful mantras heal us and heal others. Let us hold our unruly
and sometimes judgmental tongues and chant. Let us heal through our
singing. Let us uplift all life in all galaxies and in all
dimensions with mantras.
Let us remember we are multi-dimensional beings here
on a mission and do our part and fulfill our destinies.
One Love. Peace to you.
Namaste. Sat Nam. Om Jai Jai Maa. Jai Shri Krishna.
Guru Dev Datta.
A saying from the Vedas claims that "Speech is the essence of
humanity." All of what humanity thinks and ultimately becomes is
determined by the expression of ideas and actions through speech and
its derivative: writing. Everything, the Vedas maintain, comes into
being through speech. Ideas remain unactualized until they are
created through the power of speech. Similarly, The New Testament,
Gospel of John, starts "In the beginning was The Word. And the Word
was with God and the Word was God..."
In mainstream Vedic practices, most Buddhist techniques and
classical Hinduism, mantras are viewed as a necessity for spiritual
advancement and high attainment. In The Kalachakra Tantra, the Dalai Lama states, "Therefore,
without depending upon mantra... Buddhahood cannot be attained."
Clearly, there is a reason why such widely divergent sources of
religious wisdom as the Vedas, the New Testament and the Dalai Lama
speak in common ideas. Here are some important ideas about mantra
which will enable you to begin a practical understanding of what
mantra is and what it can do.
Mantras are energy-based sounds.
Saying any word produces an actual physical vibration. Over time, if
we know what the effect of that vibration is, then the word may come
to have meaning associated with the effect of saying that vibration
or word. This is one level of energy basis for words.
Another level is intent. If the actual physical vibration is coupled
with a mental intention, the vibration then contains an additional
mental component which influences the result of saying it. The sound
is the carrier wave and the intent is overlaid upon the wave form
In either instance, the word is based upon energy. Nowhere is this
idea truer than for Sanskrit mantra. For although there is a general
meaning which comes to be associated with mantras, the only lasting
definition is the result or effect of saying or chanting the mantra.
Mantras create thought-energy waves
start a powerful vibration which corresponds to both a specific
spiritual energy frequency and a state of consciousness in seed
form. Over time, the mantra process begins to override all of the
other smaller vibrations, which eventually become absorbed by the
mantra. After a length of time which varies from individual to
individual, the great wave of the mantra stills all other
vibrations. Ultimately, the mantra produces a state where the
organism vibrates at the rate completely in tune with the energy and
spiritual state represented by and contained within the mantra.
At this point, a change of state occurs in the organism. The
organism becomes subtly different. Just as a laser is light which is
coherent in a new way, the person who becomes one with the state
produced by the mantra is also coherent in a way which did not exist
prior to the conscious undertaking of repetition of the mantra.
Mantras are tools of power
They are formidable. They are ancient. They work. The word "mantra"
is derived from two Sanskrit words. The first is "manas" or "mind,"
which provides the "man" syllable. The second syllable is drawn from
the Sanskrit word "trai" meaning to "protect" or to "free from."
Therefore, the word mantra in its most literal sense means "to free
from the mind." Mantra is, at its core, a tool used by the mind
which eventually frees one from the vagaries of the mind.
The journey from mantra to freedom is a wondrous one. The mind
expands, deepens and widens and eventually dips into the essence of
cosmic existence. On its journey, the mind comes to understand much
about the essence of the vibration of things. And knowledge, as we
all know, is power. In the case of mantra, this power is tangible
Mantras seen from the Vedic tradition
originated in the Vedic tradition of India, later becoming an
essential part of the Hindu tradition and a customary practice
within Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. The use of mantras is now
widespread throughout various spiritual movements which are based
on, or off-shoots of, the practices in the earlier Eastern
traditions and religions.
A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are
considered capable of creating spiritual transformation. Their use
and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated
with the mantra.
These sounds are manifestations of ultimate reality, in the sense of
sound symbolism postulating that the vocal sounds of the mantra have
inherent meaning independent of the understanding of the person
In the Hindu tantra the universe is sound. The supreme (para) brings
forth existence through the Word (Shabda). Creation consists of
vibrations at various frequencies and amplitudes giving rise to the
phenomena of the world. The purest vibrations are the var.na,
the imperishable letters which are revealed to us, imperfectly as
the audible sounds and visible forms.
Var.nas are the atoms of sound. A complex symbolic association was
built up between letters and the elements, gods, signs of the
zodiac, parts of the body -- letters became rich in these
Continuous practice of mantra purifies the Consciousness and the
mind, and removes the Karmas in much the same way as constantly
walking over weeds crushes them. A spiritual Mantra always contains
the word OM and the name of the divine incarnation. Mantra works in
such a way that the spiritual power contained within the vibration
of the word(s) is realized within us. Vibrations can be audible or
inaudible. Thoughts and feelings are counted as soundless
vibrations. These are no less effective then the spoken word.
more, listen to or download some of the most important Mantras:
Creation consists of vibrations at various frequencies and
giving rise to the phenomena of the world
Resonance music and the healing sounds are based on the above
music is a (on
scientific base developed) sound pattern, which consists of a harmonic synthesis
of celestial sounds and
brain hemisphere synchronization waves. The
celestial sounds are based on the vibrations
of the Sun, Moon and the planets.
The healing sounds consist of gong,
drum and voice improvisations. They create a certain vibration that
can uplift us and bring us in a more harmonious and peaceful