Mantra: There is no Tantra without Mantra!
The use of mantras, chants or affirmations are vital ingredients in tantra.
Is the universal sound
The sound of the Universe / Yoniverse.
Some ancient Sanskrit texts say there is no tantra without mantra. Mantras are sacred sounds that activate energy and consciousness within the body.
Mantra can help create change in the lives of the person chanting or receiving. It is said to be the language of the Gods.
Embodying a mantra or affirmation is an important part of a daily tantric practice. You can chant, sing or whisper to them either in your language or in the ancient sacred languages. Sanskrit is a sacred language that is not spoken as everyday speech. The sounds have energetic resonance and they affect our energy and our physicality.
Mantras are transcendental sounds, producing specific responses in the physical body. The power is in the sound, not the meaning of the word, though the meaning is loaded with potent creative power. These sounds and chants can be whispered, sang, meditated, celebrated and integrated to allow their blessings permeate our lives. Creating Love, joy, and healing, resolving ailments and Karma, as well as affluence and abundance and.
The creative power is in the sound. Most are ancient chants and songs and Mantras from all over the word and various cultures that resonate in our bodies, uplift our spirit and liberated our souls. Now days it is possible to measure sound vibration. Sound effects everything and everything has vibration, every cell is vibrating at a frequency, even urine and blood have a vibration and a sound they emit.
Repeating a mantra will enable us to tune inwards, becoming still in our minds and lead to a growing awareness of the subtle energies around. Mantras cultivate serenity. Mantras can start audibly. A Mantra can be for a short duration of a few minutes, hours, days, months or years. There will come a point of completion that emanates not from the mind deciding but a sense of fullness and completion. Mantras create a healing vibration that resonates in the body, mind and our soul.
On exhalation express the mantra clearly & steadily. Gradually, decrease the volume of the mantra until you internalise it, hearing it in your mind (in the body as well). When a sound vibration is internalised, resonating within, it generates power.
Another way to use a chant mantra is on exhalation, vocalise the mantra, creating a vibration that originates in the physical body. On inhalation, internalise the mantra. The silent mantra will reverberate in the etheric body. The sound mantra on exhalation awakens and uses the Shakti Kundalini energy, our latent raw sexual life force energy, manifesting in the etheric resonance, realising the power of the chakra. The chakra system is corresponding to the organs in the body, the heart, lungs etc. As you have not seen your physical heart, but trust in your mind and body that it is there, so is your heart chakra. Consciously following with your mind’s eye, the path of energy flow, will result in becoming receptive to these energies.
All mantras can be chanted , sang or internalised. According to Miranda Macpherson, they are like an email address, they will get to where they need to. Experiment with the mantras, see what it invokes in you. Whatever emotion is; anger, joy, Sadness, bliss, all welcome in Tantra.
Pronunciation is both very important and not at all. On the one hand, pronunciation is so important as uttering the sacred sounds can heal, break down barriers and blast cancerous cells just like laser. That is why the teaching by an accomplished practitioner, a teacher or “guru” is important to guide them. Iit is a transmission and energetic happening, Shakti Pat, that is transferred and makes the vibrations and transformation so profound. On the other hand, it is the intension that also creates the magical happening. One of my Mantra teachers, said that the sound that the sound that emanates from within is the right one for us.
As the Buddha gave a mantra to a poor woman, she was chanting constantly it wrongly for days, she was so focused and her intention was pure, she got the blessings she desired. So relax, enjoy making mistakes, it is very healing to laugh at ourselves or the situation, have an image of the laughing Buddha or the Dali Lama always laughs. Spirituality does not have to mean earnestness and sombreness.
This practice cultivates healing and health and wellbeing.
Chant Number 0: The removal of obstacles, starting any journey:
"Aum Gam Gana Patayei Namaha"
The Ganesh Mantra, dedicated to the success of your journey. chanted 108 times Ganesh is Hindu deity, the god with the human body and the elephant head, he removed obstacles real and imagined. A beautiful music version by Craig Pruess in Sacred Chants of Devi.
Chant Number 2: I am tranquillity, I am the light, I am peace
"Om Shanti " whispered, singing in different tunes and chanted, can make your own tune.
Chant Number 42: LAKSHMI – Affluence Prosperity Abundance Mantra:
"OM SHRIM MAHA LAKSHMIYEI SWAHA "
The syllable "OM" is commonly voiced as a prefix to mantras of all kinds because it is the seed sound for the sixth chakra, where masculine and feminine energies meet at the centre of the brow.
SHRIM is the seed sound for the principle of abundance. Repetition of the SHRIM mantra gives one the ability to attract and maintain abundance.
MAHA means "great," in context denoting both quantity and quality. When we speak of the quality of abundance here, we are referring to its harmony with divine law.
LAKSHMI in Sanskrit means the energy of abundance. Abundance is usually thought of as simple prosperity.
or Chant Number 70:
AUM, SHRING HRING KLEENG, MAHALAKSHMI NAMAH, AUM
Chant Number 71: Yud Hei Vav Hei
Kabalistic Mantra: Opening of the Portal of the Vault of the Adepts
Copyright Hanna Katz-Jelfs 2010, 2011. All copy rights reserved.
Sacred chants and mantras book by the same author will be out imminently
Dharma in the Dishes quote by Thich Nhat Hanh:
"If while washing dishes we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way, we are not alive during the time we wash the dishes. We are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life. We will only be thinking of other things, barely aware. Thus we are sucked away into the future--and are incapable of actually living one minute of life. Every act is a rite of mindfulness."