Friday, November 27, 2015

Beej Mantras part1

"who the Seed will become a plant , then Big tree .. Giving all thing, like wise small words Beej Mantras having power when you chart many times "...



The science of mantra is very ancient and was once widely practised in all parts of the world. Reference to mantra is found in the oldest Vedic scriptures, which are claimed to be more than 5,000 years old.

Literally, the word mantra means ‘revealed sound’. According to the ancient texts, mantra means a sound or a combination or sequences of sounds which develop spontaneously. These sounds were revealed to rishis and other pure beings in psychic states or in very deep meditation, when all consciousness of the self was lost and when nothing but inner light shone in front of them.

Mantra do not have any specific meaning. Their power is not in the words themselves, but in the sound vibrations created when the mantra is uttered verbally or when it takes form in the mind and is not expressed in the voice.

Mantra brings about state of resonance between the individual and the depths of his inner being. They allow the individual to unleash inner cosmic powers, forces and knowledge. The sound patterns of the mantra stimulate a certain effect on the mental and psychic nature of an individual. Each mantra will create, or draw out, a specific symbol within one’s psyche.

There are two important points regarding mantras that should be taken into account. Firstly, mantra should never be misunderstood to be the name of a particular god of a particular religion. There should be no conflict between your religion and mantra. Many people think they cannot repeat Om Namah Shivaya because they would be reciting the name of a Hindu god when they are Christian or Muslim.

Secondly, a mantra cannot be translated. Translation alters the sound. Even though mantras are found in Hinduism, in Buddhism, Catholicism, in Islam and among the Parsis and other religions and sects, they are never translated. If you change the succession and order of the sounds, the mantra ceases to be a mantra. If you translate the words you may have a very beautiful prayer, but not a mantra.

There are thousands of mantras, stemming from a variety of cultures, languages and religions. Some common ones are: Om, Shreem, Hreem, Kreem, Aim, Dum, Hum, Om Namah Shivaya and Om Mani Padme Hum to name just a few. Everyone has a mantra of his own, and just as your personality is the represents your outer self, similarly the mantra represents your inner personality. It is through mantra that we realize our own psychic personality and it is this personality which we really are.

In tantra there are all kinds of mantras; some are personal mantras for use in japa and other meditation practices, and some serve a specific purpose. So, before seeking a mantra it is important to know what you are seeking it for. If you are undergoing some problem in life, then the mantra you employ to get rid of it will be a temporary one, not your personal mantra. When the problem subsides, the mantra will be of no further use to you. On the other hand, if you are trying to awaken the kundalini or psychic powers, then you must have the correct personal mantra.

It is said that a child should receive his first mantra when he is eight years old. He should not practice mantra as we older people do it, but he should repeat his mantra at sunrise and sunset along with breath awareness – five minutes in the morning and five minutes in the evening. This mantra will create a reorientation in his disturbed subconscious contributed by his parents. He should receive his second mantra at marriage or when a great change in his life or a transition in his personality is taking place. This mantra should be an introduction to spiritual life, and also to responsibility and steady mindedness. When he becomes spiritual he should receive his third mantra. It will help him on the spiritual path and enable him to withdraw his mind and to switch of his consciousness from the external world to within. Hindus are given a fourth mantra at the time of death or just before. When a man’s pranas and consciousness are being withdrawn, and all the lights are being extinguished, when his consciousness is functioning only a fraction, this is the ideal time to put the fourth mantra into his ears. This mantra leads his soul to the next birth.

According to tradition, initiation into mantra is given by the guru, one’s mother or revelation. A mantra received in a deep dream or through intuition, which you constantly feel a strong attraction for, may also be taken as your mantra. A mantra can never be bought or sold. When a guru gives a mantra it is never based on a monetary transaction. A mantra obtained in such a way will never have any power.

Once you have a mantra do not change it, it is not something to play with. You can change your home, your religion, your husband or your wife, but you should not change your mantra or your guru. Both mantra and guru are symbols of your consciousness and to change them will create confusion in your psychic body. Once created, that confusion can never be corrected. Sometimes people hear about another mantra and believe it to be more powerful than their own and so they want to change. The mind can so easily influence one into rejecting his own mantra and adopting another.

The following are the only valid reasons for changing your mantra:
Your guru gives you another mantra.

For therapeutic purposes or for some specific problem you temporarily accept another mantra that has the power to help you over the obstacle. In this case the guru should give the mantra, as correct pronounciation is essential and this cannot be revealed in any book.

You realize another mantra which is so overwhelming and compelling that you know it is definitely your mantra.

When one takes a mantra, it must be accepted with absolute faith and with final decision. The mind should be fully impressed by the mantra. A mantra is absolutely personal and must be kept secret. When you keep the mantra secret, it becomes more powerful. This is true with everything. A seed will grow in the earth if it is covered, in secret, but it will never grow into a tree if it is left uncovered and exposed for all to see.

Mantras for spiritual evolution must be practiced for a set amount of time every day. If the mantra is repeated too much, it will affect the whole system, and those who are very psychic, sensitive, unstable, or subject to hallucinations, may not be prepared for that at all. If you regularly repeat the mantra for ten minutes daily, within a few days you will know if you are oversensitive and whether the mantra is impressing your mind to a larger of lesser extent.

Mantra repetition should not create tension in the mind. The mind becomes tense if there are conflicts present due to various mental obstructions. To avoid mental tension, do not try to concentrate while practicing mantra. Simply repeat the mantra as you would spontaneously carry on a conversation. If you talk and try to concentrate on how you are talking and what you are saying, tension will be created. When the mind is very distracted you should never try to concentrate. Concentration (dharana) can only come when sense withdrawal (pratyahara) has been achieved. The purpose of mantra repetition is not to develop concentration but to withdraw the senses and still the mind.

The mantra can be utilized in different ways: it can be practiced in conjunction with the breath, the psychic pathways, concentration on the eyebrow centre and so on. Mantra is a very powerful method of healing.

There are specific mantras for a wide range of ailments and complaints, but these must be given by someone well versed in the therapeutic use of sound and mantras. As well as these, there are bija mantras which anyone can self-prescribe for healing purposes. Each chakra (psychic centre in the body) has a bija mantra and if you have a physical complaint which is located in the region of one of the chakras, you can use its mantra to strengthen and heal. For example, Ram is the mantra for manipura chakra (navel centre) and if it is chanted in kirtan or repeated in japa, it will stimulate the abdominal area benefiting complaints such as peptic ulcer, constipation, diarrhoea and other digestive disorders.

The bija mantras of the main chakras are given in the following table:

Mantras Chakra Physical location
Lam Mooladhara Perineum
Vam Swadhisthana Base of the spine
Ram Manipura Navel centre
Yam Anahata Heart centre
Ham Vishudhi Throat
Om Ajna Eyebrow centre
Chakra Beej Mantras
A, Aa, E, Ee, O, Oo etc are all vowels and are spoken with sounds that come from within i.e: stomach, buzzing in the ear, nasal tones, tongue rolling etc. each of which stimulates one part of the body or other thereby corresponding to a chakra.
Chakras have different tones and move and different frequencies, the root being the slowest and most dense to Ajna or third eye chakra being the fastest . The beej mantra or single seed syllable  of the chakra balances the chakra and thereby purifies it. 

Beej Mantra Chanting-

Sit in a comfortable position, focus on the beej mantra and the associated body parts if possible - u can say it in the heart or aloud but the intention is to be correct
Say the beej mantra in soft yet loud manner
SAy each mantra starting 3-4 times upto 20 times for the associated chakra
Once done move to the next chakra
Once you start practicing it for a few days, it will resonate with your energy system.

For each of the chakras describe:
Location—where one focuses attention to energize the area
Color—visualizing the color in the area tonifies the energy
Seed sound—called Bija mantras are sound frequencies when used they call forth the divine energy that exists within us in the chakras. Helping us to
heal these areas and bring a new sense of power and clarity.
Element—Helping one see the transformation of energy from the 1st charka to the 7th.
Predominate sense, Sense organ, Work organ
Sacred Truth Attributes—that direct us in our life and how we can acknowledge this force.

1st Chakra
Name: Muladhara (Foundation)
Location: Perineum, below the genitals
Color: Red
Seed sound: LAM
Element: Earth
Predominate sense: Smell
Sense organ: Nose
Work organ: Anus
Sacred Truth Attributes: We All are One
That which gives us a connection to our tribal base. Connecting us to our family, friends, community, and country. Laws that rule connect us all. We desire safety and security and the key is to attain it and not be obsessed with it. Our country at this time has become obsessed with the issue of security. Our cosmic consciousness is stuck in the arena of the first chakra. This could be seen as a result of the global connecting that has occurred over the past 50 years between countries and cultures, sending some souls into a panic. The more we see each other as one and realize that we are all the same in spirit, the more we are asked to love one another. This is a frightening concept for some.
We All are One
2nd Chakra
Name: Svadhishthana (Dwelling Place of the Self)
Location: Genital region
Color: Orange
Seed sound: VAM-when chanted in the presence of water it enhances the production and circulation of fluids in the body
Element: Water
Predominate sense: Taste
Sense organ: Tongue
Work organ: Genitals
Sacred Truth Attributes: Honor One Another
The Center of Ethical energy within us. How we use this energy in connection with sex, money and power.
3rd Chakra
Name: Manipura (City of Jewels)
Location: Navel region
Color: Yellow
Seed sound: RAM
Predominate sense: Fire
Sense organ: Sight
Work organ: Eyes
Work organ: Feet and legs
Sacred Truth Attributes: Honor Oneself.
Meditation on the Third chakra can bring an end to indigestion, constipation, and all problems of the intestinal area. Fantasies are converted into practical devices through the help of the organizational power of this chakra.
Meditation: Focus your attention on the breath and release the navel area on the inhalation and gently contract the area on exhalation. Try to maintain an even flow of breath i.e. Inhale 4 counts, Exhale 4 counts. You can visualize that your breath is gently stoking an internal fire that purifies the ego and enhances the organs within.
4th Chakra
Name: Anahata (Unstruck)
Location: Region of the Heart
Color: Green
Seed sound: YAM
Predominate sense: Touch
Sense organ: Skin
Work organ: Hands
Sacred Truth Attributes: Love is Divine Power
This chakra represents our ability to "let go and Let God".
"Accepting our personal emotional challenges as extensions of a Divine plan, which has as its intent our conscious evolution. By releasing our emotional pain, by letting go of our need to know why things have happened as they have, we reach a state of tranquility. In order to achieve inner peace, however, we have to embrace the healing energies of forgiveness and release our lesser need for human, self-determined justice."
(Carloyn Myss, from " Anatomy of the Spirit")
Meditation: Guide your breath into the region of your Heart, feeling the area soften and expand with each inhalation. Again breathe evenly and slowly as is comfortable for you.
Visualize the heart being filled with a beautiful green light and in the center place a small image of yourself, as you are sitting at this moment, in the center of your chest. You are surrounded by divine light.
Repeat the following mentally:
May I be filled with lovingkindness.
May I be safe from inner and outer dangers
May I be well in body and mind.
May I be at ease and happy.
Use one or all of the phrases for inner healing and strength. Once have worked on this for a while and feel you can cultivate inner lovingkindness for yourself then you can bring in others to your heart to share the love.
5th Chakra
Name: Vissuddha (Pure)
Location: Throat
Color: Blue
Seed sound: HAM
Predominate sense: Hearing
Sense organ: Ears
Work organ: Vocal cords
Sacred Truth Attributes: Surrender Personal Will to Divine Will.
Meditation on the Throat chakra brings calmness, serenity, purity, a melodious voice, the command of speech and mantras and the ability to compose poetry. To do so let your attention rest upon the hollow space of the throat. Using the ujjayi breath we can hear the breath flowing through the throat and expanding the heart area. Helping the mind to settle in the heart, calming the whole being. Hearing the sound of our natural mantra SO HAM, which means "I AM THAT". On the inhalation you can hear your breath make the SO sound and on the exhalation you can hear the HAM. Let your mind gently rest on the sound and the flow of the breathe, cycling from the throat to the heart. Pulling in the abdomen on the exhalation will help you clear the breath completely and also center and ground you. Continue for 5-10 minutes or more. Feeling whole and complete in the moment.

6th Chakra
Name: Agna (Command)
Location: point between the eyebrows, pineal plexus, medulla plexus
Color: violet
Seed Sound: AUM Predominate sense: none
Sacred Truth Attributes: Seek Only the Truth
Determines insight and right brain activities. Focusing on this chakra feel that you are seeing the world form this view point. You are sitting in the cave your third eye seeing the full moon shining on you. You are absorbing the moon's light. While basking in this light you can request wisdom and insight. Remember you have your own special gift to give in life and your path is unique to you.

7th Chakra: Live in the Present Moment
Name: Sahasrara - crown, thousand petaled, Void
Location: at indentation on top of head. Regulates pineal gland.
Color: gold
Seed Sound: All pure sounds
Predominate sense: none
Sense organ: none
Work organ: none
Sacred Truth Attributes: Surrender Personal Will to Divine Will.
This chakra determines one's connection with divine universe and peace of mind. As you meditate bring your awareness to this area and allow the energy of God to enter into your mind, body, and spirit, and breathe that energy into your being.
It is the strength of the sound, the colour of the sound, the frequency, the velocity and the ‘temperature’of the sound which are responsible for the revitalization that mantra brings. The effect of the Ram mantra on the mind is very soothing and tranquilizing; the Shiva mantra usually develops a sense of detachment, a feeling of ectasy and absolute indifference.

Every mantra has a colour, an element, a devata or a divine form and also a method of recitation. In determining an appropriate mantra, astrology is taken into account, with reference made to the science of elements, colour and the predominant guna (tamas, rajas, sattwa). According to the birth sign the major element decides the mantra.

Some mantras are for the earth element, others for water, fire, air and ether elements. Om belongs to the ether element; Ram to the fire element; Gam to the earth element; Klim to the water element and Ham to the air element. Each mantra possess two divisions – sound and form. For instance, Klim is the sound, a bija mantra, and it has an image which is revealed by a simple mantra. Klim is the bija mantra and Krishna is the mantra which exposes the form. Om is the symbolic sound of the cosmic being; Haum – Shiva, Dum - Durga; Kreem – Kali; Hreem – Mahamaya; Shreem – Lakshmi; Aim – Saraswati; Gam and Glaum – Ganesha. Om is the universal mantra and it can be used by everyone at any time without restriction as can its equivalents – Amin and Amen.

Once you have a personal mantra which has been charged by the guru, it will immediately start to change the course of your life. Naturally, this will only happen if you accept your mantra with your heart and mind and utilize it regularly. The mantra is so powerful that it will start to immediately explore the Karmas from the unconscious mind. These karmas could manifest in your moods and feelings or in your dreams which may be pleasant, or even terrifying. Whatever changes you experience will only be positive, anything unpleasant is probably only part of the temporary purification.
Source: The Sure ways for Self-Realisation by Swamy Satyananada Saraswati of Bihar School of Yoga.
SHRIM [shreem]: feminine; Lakshmi; seed sound for abundance
EIM [I'm]: feminine; Saraswati; seed sound for success in spiritual, artistic and scientific endeavors, music and education
KLIM [kleem]: androgynous; seed sound for attraction; often combined with other mantras
DUM [doom]: feminine; seed sound for protection
KRIM [kreem]: feminine; Kali;seed sound of creation and destruction
GUM [gum]: masculine; Ganesha; seed sound to remove obstacles and bring success in endeavors
GLAUM [glah- owm]: masculine; Ganesha; seed sound to remove obstacles between throat and base of spine
HAUM [howm]: masculine; Shiva; seed sound for transcendental consciousness
KSHRAUM [ksh-roum]: masculine; Narasimha-Vishnu; seed sound to rid stubborn evil situations and release pent up energies
HRIM [hreem]: androgynous; seed sound for clarity and seeing through the illusions of reality


LAM [lahm]: seed sound for Muladhara, or root, chakra
VAM [vahm]: seed sound for Swadhisthana, or sacral, chakra
RAM [rahm]: seed sound for Manipura, or solar plexus chakra
YAM [yahm]: seed sound for Anahata, or heart, chakra
HUM [hoom]: seed sound for Vishuddha,or throat, chakra
OM [ohm]: seed sound for Ajna, or third-eye, chakra

Mantras Chakra Physical location
Lam Mooladhara Perineum
Vam Swadhisthana Base of the spine
Ram Manipura Navel centre
Yam Anahata Heart centre
Ham Vishudhi Throat
Om Ajna Eyebrow centre

Each chakra has its own beej-mantra. Below is the list :- 

Crown : OM Pronounce it by inhaling audibly through your nostrils, and direct the stream of air to the point between your eyebrows. Pronounce the sound along with your exhalation as a subtly audible whisper, allowing the sound and breath to resonate in the cranial area. 

Third Eye : SHAM 
Pronounced shum , this sound is formed in the later part of the palate. 

Throat : HAM Pronounce it by inhaling noiselessly through your mouth, and pronounce the sound like the word yum (as in yummy); allow the sound along with your breath to fill your mouth and throat cavity. 

Heart : YAM Pronounce it by inhaling audibly through your mouth, and pronounce the word hum (as in humming); allow the breath to extend beyond the resolution of the consonant. 

Navel : RAM 
Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of the front section of the upper palate, roll the r like in Spanish, and pronounce the mantra like the first part of the word rum-ble. 

Sacral : VAM Place the upper set of teeth on the inner section of your lower lip and begin with a breathy consonant to imitate the sound of a fast car. Pronounce the mantra like "fvam" 

Base : LAM 
Curve the tip of your tongue up and back, and place it on the rear section of the upper palate to pronounce a sound like the word alum without the initial a . 

beej Mantra have their root in the Hindu monist tradition, they are learned better with the help of a guru for initiation.

Kali: Kreem
For realization for Goddess Kali, 
elimination of enemies, 
solution of grave problems and all round success. 
Also creates a strongbase for Kali Mahavidya Sadhana.

Mahalaxmi: Shreem
For realization for Goddess Mahalaxmi, 
wealth, material gains, 
success in business or profession,
 elimination of ailments & worries, 
gettinga beautiful wife, 
happy married life and all roundsuccess. 
Also creates a strong base for other Mahalaxmi Sadhanas.
Shiva: Hroum
For realization for Lord Shiva, 
protection from deadlydiseases, 
moksh and all round success.
 Also creates a strong base for Mahamrutyunjay Sadhana.
Durga: Doom (D as in Durga)
For realization for Goddess Durga, power, strength,protection, health, wealth, victory, wisdom, knowledge, elimination of enemies & grave problems, happy married life and all round success. Also createsa strong base for other Durga Sadhanas, ShaktiS adhanas and Mahavidya Sadhanas.
Bhuvaneshwari: Hreem
For realization for Goddess Bhuvaneshwari, 
getting everything including but not limited to Kundalini Jagran. 
The best and the most powerful.
 This also the mantra for Bhuvaneshwari Mahavidya Sadhana.
 Alsocreates a strong base for all sadhanas.
Saraswati: Ayeim
For realization of Goddess Saraswati, knowledge, wisdom, success in exams, pleasure and all round success. Also creates a strong base for other Saraswati sadhanas.
Ganapati: Gam
For realization of Lord Ganapati,
 elimination of all obstacles and all round success. 
Also creates a strong base for other Ganapatisadhanas.
Hanuman: Fraum
For realization of Lord Hanuman, unlimited strength,power, protection, wisdom, happiness, elimination ofbad spirits & ghosts, victory over enemies and allround success. Also creates a strong base for otherHanuman sadhanas.
Vishnu: Dam
For realization of Lord Vishnu, 
happy married life, 
victory and all round success.
 Also creates a strong base for other Vishnu sadhanas.
Bhairav: Bhram
For realization of Lord Bhairav, success in Mahavidya or Shakti sadhanas, strength, protection, victory,health, wealth, happiness, fame, success in courtcases, elimination of enemies, success in Shmashansadhanas and all round success. Also creates a strong base for other Bhairav sadhanas.
Dhoomavati: Dhoom
For realization of Goddess Dhoomavati, 
quick elimination of all adversaries,
 wealth and all round success. 
Alsocreates a strong base for Dhoomavati Mahavidya sadhana.
Bagalamukhi: Hleem
For realization of Goddess Bagalamukhi,
 quickelimination of all enemies,
 fierce power, 
elimination of tantra badha,
 nullifying maranproyogs of enemies and all round success.
 Also createsa strong base for Bagalamukhi Mahavidya sadhana.
Tara: Treem
For realization of Goddess Tara,
 unending monetarygain,
 unlimited wealth,
victory and all round success.
 Also creates a strongbase for Tara Mahavidya sadhana.
Narsimha: Kshraum
For realization of Lord Narsimha,
 quick victory overenemies, elimination of enemies,
 fortune and all roundsuccess. 
Also creates a strong base for other Narsimhasadhanas.
Nikhileshwaranand: Nim
For realization of our Guruji is his Nikhileshwaranand form.
 Paramhans Swami Nikhileshwaranand is the controller of Siddhashram, a place divine even to gods. 
He has all the powers, all the siddhis, yet he is very much accessible.
 All it takes is dedication.
There are millions of deities, gods and powers; andnumerous sadhanas for them; but, the secret of aquiring everything in one go is my guruji, Paramhans Swami Nikhileshwaranand Maharaj. 
Also creates a strong base for all sadhanas.
Kuber: Dhham
For realization of Lord Kuber, 
massive monetary gain,
 fortune and all round success. 
Also creates astrong base for other Kuber sadhanas.
Akash Tatva: Ham
For activating the Akash Tatva (space element) in us which gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments related to this element. 
Activation of all elements leads to quicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak to access all supernatural powers.
Agni Tatva: Ram
For activating the Agni Tatva (fire element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element.
 Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.
Vayu Tatva: Yam
For activating the Vayu Tatva (air element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element. 
Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.
Prithvi Tatva: Ksham
For activating the Prithvi Tatva (earth element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element.
 Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.
Shanti (Peace): Tam
For getting rid of disease, worry, fear and illusions.
Aries - Om Vishnave Namah
Taurus - Om Vasudevaya Namah
Gemini - Om Keshavaya Namah
Cancer - Om Radha-Krishnaya Namah
Leo - Om Hariharaya Balamukundaya Namah
Virgo - Om Hrim Pitambaraya Paramatmane Namah
Libra - Om Sri Ram Dasrathaye Namah
Scorpio - Om Narayanaya Namah Om Naraya Namah
Sagittarius - Om Hrim Shrim Krim Dharani Dharaya Namah
Capricorn - Om Shrim Vatsalaya NamahaAquarius - Om Shri Upendraya Achyutaya Namah, Om Krim Govinda-Gopalaya Namah
Pisces - Om Krim Rathanga - Chakraya Namah

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