Monday, September 18, 2017

“We Drank Soma, We Became Immortal…”
Inside a deep Xiongnu grave hidden in the thickly wooded Sudzuktè pass, on the bottom of the burial chamber, archaeologists, participants of the Russian-Mongolian expedition, found what they had long been searching for: a layer of clay revealing the outline of textile relics. The fragments of the textile found were parts of a carpet composed of several cloths of dark-red woolen fabric. The time-worn cloth found on the floor covered with blue clay of the Xiongnu burial chamber and brought back to life by restorers has a long and complicated story. It was made someplace in Syria or Palestine, embroidered, probably, in north-western India and found in Mongolia.
Finding it two thousand years later is a pure chance; its amazingly good condition is almost a miracle. How it made its way to the grave of a person it was not meant for will long, if not forever, remain a mystery. Of greatest surprise though was the unique embroidery made from wool. Its pattern was the ancient Zoroastrian ceremony, of which the principal personage was …a mushroom. In the center of the composition to the left of the altar is the king (priest), who is holding a mushroom over the fire. The «divine mushroom» embroidered on the carpet resembles well-known psychoactive species Psilocybe cubensis.
The weight of evidence suggests that soma, the ancient ritual drink, has been prepared from the mushrooms of family Strophariaceae which contain the unique nervous system stimulator psilocybin

Diggings of 31 Xiongnu tumuli (dated from the late 1st c. B.C. to the early 1st c. AD) of the Noin-Ula burial ground (Mongolia) carried out in 2009 by an expedition of the Institute of Archaeography and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS), have discovered embroidered woolen textiles preserved by a miracle. Their complete restoration is a long way to go; however, the first fragments restored have revealed exceptional information
On the altar the flame burns – two tongues on the sides and an S-shaped sign in the middle. The flame of king’s fireplace mounted on the altar is a symbol of royal grandeur
On the altar the flame burns – two tongues on the sides and an S-shaped sign in the middle. The flame of king’s fireplace mounted on the altar is a symbol of royal grandeur
Inside a deep Xiongnu grave hidden in the thickly wooded Sudzuktè pass, on the bottom of the burial chamber, archaeologists found what they had long been searching for: a layer of clay revealing the outline of textile relics.

This was the third find to date; all of them were made in the well-known Xiongnu burial ground of Noin-Ula: the first fragments of a unique textile were found here as early as in the 1920s by the expedition of the eminent traveler and scholar P. K. Kozlov. Like many other things, the precious fabrics happened to be in the graves of rich nomads because of the trade along the Silk Road. Xiongnu did not participate in the trade deals but they controlled a long stretch of this perennial spring of foreign goods.
Basing on the first find, the researchers believed that the textile from the Xiongnu burial ground was made in Bactria (Pugachenkova, 1966). However, the finds made in 2006 and 2009 do not allow identifying this textile so unambiguously. Of greatest surprise though was the find made in 2009, or, to be more exact, the unusual pattern involving people and animals embroidered on the textile.
The fragments of the textile found were parts of a carpet composed of several cloths of dark-red woolen fabric. The fabric itself mast have been meant for mantles. A sign of this is the narrow maroon woven stripes with “pockets.” These important ornamental details are known not only from the numerous finds of real textiles in Dura-Europos, Syria, in Palmira and in the Palestinian Cave of Letters, but also from frescos, paintings on Egyptian sarcophagi, and early Christian mosaics (Yadin, 1963).
Similarly to the known mantle textile, the woven stripes of the Xiongnu find do not go from one edge to the other but begin and end within a single cloth. Their cut bits were sewn together without taking into account the location of woven stripes: the ornamental element, so important for making mantles, this time proved to be unnoticed.
The embroidered fabric filled the narrow space between the chamber’s wooden walls and the coffin, which was placed in the middle on another, not embroidered textile. As a matter of fact, the embroidered carpet was laid along the corridor used for the burial ceremony. On top of the fabric was a thick layer of blue clay brought on purpose, which, according to the Chinese tradition was used to make the chamber waterproof. This clay cover made the restorers’ work very hard but preserved the textile.

Beside the altar flame



Men in Iranian dress, equipped with daggers and long swords, approach the fire

The restorers’ hands have revealed the following embroidered plot: a procession to the altar. The altar itself – support for the fire – is a column with a base consisting of two steps and a two-step top turned upside-down. The column shows depictions of circles with a dot in the center – the widespread ancient symbol of fire and the Sun. In the Achaemenid time, similar altars were a novelty introduced by Persians, who proclaimed their adherence to the Zoroastrian belief. “The flame of the king’s fireplace, going upwards in this way, became a symbol of their grandeur.” (Boyce, 1988, p. 75—76).

The altar is aglow with the fire. These Zoroastrian fires had a martial spirit: those who prayed to them were warriors fighting on the side of good creatures against gloom and cold, evil and ignorance.
…Men are approaching the fire. They are armed with daggers attached to the right thigh and long swords with a ring or round pommel and long grip appended to the belt on the left. The warriors are wearing Iranian garments – red trousers, narrow or loose, and closely fitting jackets, wrapped on the left, or longer kaftans. The dress is girdled with a buckled belt and lined with fur.
The warriors’ black voluminous tresses, set in rows and cut at the length of ear lobes, are sometimes strapped across the forehead with a narrow ribbon with fluttering ends. Their looks are conspicuous: expressive profiles of their broad round faces with big eyes, soft chins, pudgy lips and big, slightly aquiline noses. The faces are shaved, though many have a black narrow moustache above the upper lip.
A dismounted rider wearing an armor-clad long jacket with something like a scarf or a cloak fluttering behind his back attracts special attention. His beardless face is stern. The left hand is raised to the forehead in a gesture of adoration common as early as during the Achaemenids as a sign of worshipping a deity. The rider’s horse is held by the bridle by an armed man in a short jacket with something like a scrip on his back from which something like a mushroom is peeking out.
The manner in which the warrior with a horse is depicted copies in minute detail the images on the heads of the coins minted by Indo-Scythian (Saka) kings: Azes I, Aziles и Azis II, who governed north-western India approximately from 57 BC, as well as by their successor Gondofar, the first Indo-Parthian ruler of West and East Punjab (from 20 AD to 46 AD).
A dismounted rider wearing an armor-clad jacket raised his left hand to the forehead in the traditional Zoroastrian gesture – the sing of worshipping a deity (left). Drawing of the carpet by Ye. Shumakova. The depictions of embroidered riders on the carpet and rulers on the heads of Indo-Scythian coins have a great deal in common. On the right are the coins of Azes II, on the left is their drawing. From: (Musee National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet – l’Asie des steppes d’Alexandre le Grand à Gengis Khan, 2000)
A dismounted rider wearing an armor-clad jacket raised his left hand to the forehead in the traditional Zoroastrian gesture – the sing of worshipping a deity (left). Drawing of the carpet by Ye. Shumakova. The depictions of embroidered riders on the carpet and rulers on the heads of Indo-Scythian coins have a great deal in common. On the right are the coins of Azes II, on the left is their drawing. From: (Musee National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet – l’Asie des steppes d’Alexandre le Grand à Gengis Khan, 2000)

On these coins we can see similar stocky round horses with long tails and strapped docks, cut in a particular manner: a hogged plait at the tail head. Like the embroidered horse, their breast collars are decorated with plates.
The saddle with four horn-shaped supports is identical to the reconstruction made on the basis of Roman archaeological data (Connoli, 2001) with the only difference: instead of leather laces hanging down from under the saddle, there are two clawed paws of a predator’s hide that was used as a horsecloth. These saddles are believed to have appeared by the beginning of the Parthian period and were widely spread with the Parthian cavalry; they were also known to the Sarmatians. Similarly to the embroidered warrior, the riders on the coins are wearing tight waist jackets sewn around with big rectangular plates – such armor was known to the Sakai and Parthians.
These similarities are an important argument in favor of the hypothesis that the carpet shows Indo-Scythians or Indo-Parthians.

Divine mushroom

To the left of the altar is the king (priest), who is holding a mushroom over the fire. Opposite him is a warrior in a jacket with a “tail” and a belted quiver
To the left of the altar is the king (priest), who is holding a mushroom over the fire. Opposite him is a warrior in a jacket with a “tail” and a belted quiver
The embroidered plot develops further… We can see people standing absorbedly around the altar fire. The most prominent figure among them is the man on the left – probably, the king himself or a priest – dressed in a smart long embroidered kaftan gaping open at the bottom. He has a rarely expressive face, and his intent look is focused on the mushroom he is holding in both hands.

A priest with the Divine Mushroom in his hand... The question of what plant was used to prepare soma, or haoma – the drink of gods ancient Indians and Iranians imbibed has been debated for over a hundred years. Up to now, the plant whose sap was a permanent participant of the rituals, an offering to gods made by ancient Indians and Iranians, has not been identified. The hypotheses are plenty: from ephedra, cannabis, and opium poppy to oriental lotus (e.g., Abdullaev, 2009; McDonald, 2004; et al.). All researchers agree that ancient Indians and Iranians used for cult purposes a drink containing a psychoactive substance – it is only debatable what it was exactly and how it affected the people’s consciousness.
A scene from the Eleusinian Mysteries: Persephone taking a mushroom from Demeter. C. 4th c. BC
A scene from the Eleusinian Mysteries: Persephone taking a mushroom from Demeter. C. 4th c. BC
The translator and greatest authority on the Rig-Veda (RV) T. Ya. Yelizarenkova wrote: “Judging by the RV hymns, Soma was not only a stimulating but a hallucinating drink. It is difficult to be more particular not only because none of the candidates satisfies all the soma properties and matches the soma descriptions found in the hymns only partially but primarily because the language and style of the RV as an archaic cult monument reflecting the poetic features of ‘Indo-European poetic speech’ is a formidable obstacle to soma identification. The answer may be provided by archaeologists and their finds in north-western India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (and not in the far-away Central Asia).”

This was written in 1999 – ten years before the outstanding find that testified that Indo-Scythians (Saka) and Indo-Parthians had used mushrooms for cult purposes.
The mushroom depicted on the Xiongnu carpet can belong to family Strophariaceae, according to Candidate of Biology I. A. Gorbunova (Laboratory of Inferior Plants, Central Siberian Botanical Garden, SB RAS, Novosibirsk). Its external appearance has similarities with species Psilocybe cubensis (Earle) Singer [= Stropharia cubensis Earle].
Many species of family Strophariaceae, especially genus Psilocybe, contain psilocybin, a unique psychoactive substance and a nervous system stimulator. The mushrooms having this substance play the leading role in T. McKenna’s psychedelic theory of evolution – one of the most original hypotheses of the origin of humans, their language, conscience, and culture.
A priest with the divine mushroom in his hand. Drawn from the carpet by Ye. Shumakova. The “divine mushroom” embroidered on the carpet resembles Psilocybe cubensis in its habit, shape of the cap, and stitches along the cap margin that look like radial folding or veil remnant. Dark inclusions on the stalk may depict the annulus that blackens because of falling spores.  The mushrooms of genus Psilocybe, like many other species of family Strophariaceae, contain the psychoactive substance psilocybin. On the left is a king/priest with a mushroom in his hand. Drawing of the carpet by Ye. Shumakova. On the right is the fruit body of P. cubensis, grown on elephant dung (India). From: (Stamets, 1996). In the center is a diagram of P. cubensis fruit body. From: (Guzmán, 1983)
A priest with the divine mushroom in his hand. Drawn from the carpet by Ye. Shumakova. The “divine mushroom” embroidered on the carpet resembles Psilocybe cubensis in its habit, shape of the cap, and stitches along the cap margin that look like radial folding or veil remnant. Dark inclusions on the stalk may depict the annulus that blackens because of falling spores. The mushrooms of genus Psilocybe, like many other species of family Strophariaceae, contain the psychoactive substance psilocybin. On the left is a king/priest with a mushroom in his hand. Drawing of the carpet by Ye. Shumakova. On the right is the fruit body of P. cubensis, grown on elephant dung (India). From: (Stamets, 1996). In the center is a diagram of P. cubensis fruit body. From: (Guzmán, 1983)

The Eleusinian Mysteries were the oldest religious festivities held in ancient Greece and dedicated to Demeter and her daughter Persephone, spouse to the underworld ruler Hades. The participants of the Mysteries ritually went through death and rebirth. It is known that the initiates were promised rewards in the afterlife. Those who had experienced the mystical death firmly believed that for them a new life would begin after death. “Happy is he who has seen this before sinking into the grave: he knows the end of life and he knows its god-given beginning.” (Pindar)
What particular rites made the initiates think of death with joy is not known. From of old, divulging the secret rituals was punishable by death. It is only known that the initiates were to live through and gain their own religious experience; there is evidence that the participants of the Mysteries had visions of images beyond thought. The prominent philosopher and Orientalist Ye. A. Torchinov puts it straightforwardly: “The Eleusis mystery is the mystery of psycho-technical experience of death and rebirth that purifies and integrates the myst psyche…” (1997, p. 145). To achieve this state, some hallucinogenic substances were used, maybe these contained in mushrooms

“Our remote ancestors discovered that some plants can suppress appetite, relieve pain, supply a sudden rush of energy and immunity towards pathogenic factors, as well as result in a synergy of cognitive powers… Alkaloids in plants, especially the hallucinogenic compounds such as psilocybin, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and harmaline could be chemical factors in the protohuman diet that catalyzed the emergence of human self-reflection.” (McKenna, 1995).
It should be noted that toadstool (fly-agaric) has been nominated as a candidate for the plant equivalent of soma/haoma. This point of view was supported by the founder of the new science ethnomycology R. G. Wasson in his well-known book Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality(1968). However, mushrooms containing psilocybin prove to be much closer to the legendary “drink of immortality” in terms of their psychoactive properties.

Story told by the textile

Strewn all over the cloth are the depictions of bees and butterflies. Their presence can symbolize the Other World – the world of souls, the world of ancestors, where warriors get after they have tasted sacred mushrooms
Strewn all over the cloth are the depictions of bees and butterflies. Their presence can symbolize the Other World – the world of souls, the world of ancestors, where warriors get after they have tasted sacred mushrooms
It is high time to sum up the intriguing story unfolding on the time-worn textile. The men depicted on it, who we suppose to be Indo-Scythians (Saka) or Indo-Parthians, are performing a ritual that indicates that they acknowledge a form of Zoroastrianism – a proof of this is the symbol of Ahura Mazda, the sacred fire altar. The mushroom the king (or the priest) is holding in his hands can be an offering to the fire or it can be sanctified by the fire before it being used to make the sacred drink. The north-western India of that time, where, in all the likelihood, the ritual is taking place, was the meeting place of three ethnos, three cultures – Indian, Iranian, and Greek. Each of them had their own gods: tolerance and worshipping not only of one’s own but also of alien gods was a common thing.

To get to the root of the consecration unfolding before us, we should pay attention to such seemingly insignificant details as depictions of bees and butterflies strewn all over the cloth. These insects are the most ancient symbols of worship, and used to have the meaning very different from the present one.
The essence of these symbols of the living natural world, their mythological meaning can be understood through the words denoting them. A bee, for instance, in ancient times was identified with the Word (the first divine creation) and with the fire (soul). In this connection, the Old English beo (bee) can be related to the Indo-European *bhā- denoting, on the one hand, “to speak, word,” and on the other hand, “burn, fire.” In a similar manner, the Persian eng (bee) is related with the Aramaic ogi (soul) and Indo-European *og-en (fire) (Makovsky, 1996). The ancient mythology of many peoples is known to identify bees and people (in some aspects). The bee was Arthemid’s cult insect; Demeter and Persephone’s priestesses were called bees. A bee was the symbol of “honey” Indra, Vishnu, and Krishna. Atharvaveda compares spiritual pursuit with honey-making (Ivanov, Toporov, 1992). The antiseptic properties of honey made it and important means used by many peoples for preserving some foodstuffs, In Mexico, for example, honey has long been used to preserve mushrooms containing psilocybin.
The embroidered cloth covered the narrow space between the burial chamber walls and the coffin. On top of it was a layer of blue clay. Photo by Ye. Bogdanov
The embroidered cloth covered the narrow space between the burial chamber walls and the coffin. On top of it was a layer of blue clay. Photo by Ye. Bogdanov

In Greek mythology, a butterfly personified Psyche. The Greek word “Psyche” means “soul” and “butterfly.” In fine arts, a soul was often depicted as a butterfly either flying out of a funeral fire or going to Hades (Losev, 1992). The meaning “soul” is often related with the meaning “fire, divine fire.” In Chinese culture, a butterfly is still an emblem of longevity. The insect’s life cycle – caterpillar, cocoon, butterfly – is perceived as a vivid example of metamorphoses leading ultimately to immortality or of a string of rebirths resulting in nirvana (Kravtsova, 2004).
M. V. Moroz, a fine art restorer with the Museum Studies Department of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, is engaged in near work: she is removing clay particles from fragments of the cloth
M. V. Moroz, a fine art restorer with the Museum Studies Department of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, is engaged in near work: she is removing clay particles from fragments of the cloth

The butterflies and bees depicted on the background of the canvas may have symbolized the kingdom of souls – the Other World – the world of ancestors, where the warriors got to after having consumed sacred mushrooms.
…Now the puzzle fits together. The insects and the mushroom are closely connected and make the surrounding world miraculous. “We drank soma, we became immortal, we came to the light, we found gods.” (Rig-Veda. Mandalas 9—10. VIII, 48.3).
The time-worn cloth found on the floor covered with blue clay of the Xiongnu burial chamber and brought back to life by restorers has a long and complicated story. It was made someplace in Syria or Palestine, embroidered, probably, in north-western India and found in Mongolia.
The unique find is reviving thanks to restorers. From left to right: N. P. Sinitsina, a top grade fine art restorer (textiles and leather), head of the Leather Restoration Group with the Department of Non-Conventional Restoration Technologies at the Grabar All-Russian Art, Scientific and Restoration Center (Moscow); Ye. S. Sinitsina, a fine art restorer with the same department; and O. S. Popova, a fabric restorer with the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow)
The unique find is reviving thanks to restorers. From left to right: N. P. Sinitsina, a top grade fine art restorer (textiles and leather), head of the Leather Restoration Group with the Department of Non-Conventional Restoration Technologies at the Grabar All-Russian Art, Scientific and Restoration Center (Moscow); Ye. S. Sinitsina, a fine art restorer with the same department; and O. S. Popova, a fabric restorer with the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow)

Finding it two thousand years later is a pure chance; its amazingly good condition is almost a miracle. How it made its way to the grave of a person it was not meant for will long, if not forever, remain a mystery.
And yet this is not the greatest enigma posed by the unique find. We were lucky to come across something completely new and out-of-the-ordinary. The border of the academic world was stepped across by unexpected evidence, tangible as the textile that has literally returned to us from the other world in order to continue the story about how a man was becoming Man.
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The photographs used in the publication are the courtesy of M. Vlasenko (Novosibirsk)

Monday, August 21, 2017

SCIENCE OF MANTRA

SCIENCE OF MANTRA

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:

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























Chakra


Beej Mantra


Associated Planet


Presiding lord


Goddess



Muldhara-


LAM


Shani and Uranus but elements of Sun


Ganesha with Siddhi and Buddhi


Dakini



Svadhisthana


VAM


Guru/Jupiter and Neptune, but elements of moon & venus


Brahma in child form with Savitri


Rakini



Manipura


RAM


Mangal/Mars and Pluto, with elements of jupiter


Vishnu


Garbha and Kundalini chakras are associated. Lakini



Anahata


YAM


Venus but elements of sun and mercury


Mahadeva in rudra form with Uma


Kakini



Vissudhi


HAM


Mercury but elements of jupiter


Jiva and Adya sakti


Shakini



Ajna


OM


Moon mainly but elements of Sun


Parannath and Param Sakti , Hamsa Devata and sushmana sakt


Siva and Sakti



Sahashara


OM


All Unite








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.
SOURCE:http://loveandheal.blogspot.in/2012/09/chakra-beej-mantras.html


For each of the chakras describe:

Name
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.


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BIJA, or seed MANTRAS


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





CHAKRA BIJA MANTRAS





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
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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,
health,
strength,
protection,
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,

protection,

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,

immortality,

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,

knowledge,

wisdom,

protection,

fortune,

happiness,

health,

wealth,

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,

wealth,

health,

protection,

happy married life,

happiness,

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,

strength,

fortune,

protection,

health,

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,

victory,

fame,

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,

fortune,

fame,

happiness,

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,

wealth,

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.



RAASI MANTRAS

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 Namaha
Aquarius - Om Shri Upendraya Achyutaya Namah, Om Krim Govinda-Gopalaya Namah
Pisces - Om Krim Rathanga - Chakraya Namah





Beej Mantras


Beej Mantras are seed mantra. Each diety has a specific beej mantra. One could pick a beej mantra and repeat it in the mind as often as possible. In a way mental/conscious repetition will morph into unconscious repetition. Mind can be trained to focus. It will be good if a Guru can impart it. It is difficult to find a Guru who is genuine. Sit in front of a photo of Sri Dattatreya or Sai Baba or Sri Guru Raghavendra and offer dakshina and request their guidance in reciting the mantra and avoidance of mistakes.

The mantra OM is Prana beeja or the seed sound of energy and vitality. It can be repeated relative to any marma one wants opened, cleared and released. It carries the immortal force of the higher Self (Atma) and is expansive and ascending in its effects. Usually it is visualized as golden in color and as carrying a solar force of life and intelligence.

Beej mantras for Ganesh, Vishnu, Hanuman, Lakshmi and Saraswathi can be practiced by any one. But for Devi sadhanas where every syllable matters, caution needs to be exercised.

OM
OM is the symbol for the whole universe. It carries three basic sounds: A-U-M. These three basic sounds through which all the sounds have evolved. So OM is the basic trinity of sound, the synthesis of all the basic roots. That's why OM is considered the secret mantra, the greatest mantra, because it implies the whole existence, it represents the sound of soundlessness, the beauty of silence.

OM represents the music of existence, the soundless sound, the sound of silence. OM represents the inner most music of our being, the inner harmony, the inner humming sound which happens when our body, mind, soul are in deep totality, when the visible and the invisible, the un-manifest and the manifest, the relative and absolute, the outer and inner are in deep togetherness.

To become one with OM-the music of existence is to attain fulfillment.

Ganapati: Gam
For realization of Lord Ganapati, knowledge, wisdom, protection, fortune, happiness, health, wealth, elimination of all obstacles and all round success.

Om Gam Ganapathaye Namah

Hanuman: Fraum
For realization of Lord Hanuman, unlimited strength,power, protection, wisdom, happiness, elimination ofbad spirits & ghosts, victory over enemies and every conceivable success.

Vishnu: Dam
For realization of Lord Vishnu, wealth, health, protection, happy married life, happiness, victory and all round success.

Kuber: Dhham
For realization of Lord Kuber, massive monetary gain,wealth, fortune and all round success.

Mahalaxmi: Shreem
For realization for Goddess Mahalaxmi, wealth, material gains, success in business or profession, elimination of ailments & worries, protection, gettinga beautiful wife, happy married life and all roundsuccess.

Saraswati: Ayeim or Aim
For realization of Goddess Saraswati, knowledge, wisdom, success in exams, pleasure and all round success.

Bhuvaneshwari: Hreem
For realization for Goddess Bhuvaneshwari, getting everything including but not limited to Kundalini Jagran. The best and the most powerful. This mantra should be used for those who aspire to be leader of men and achieve every desire. It is important to remember to be reasonable for the mantra to be effective.
Kali: Kreem
For realization for Goddess Kali, health, strength, protection, elimination of enemies, solution of grave problems and all round success.

Shiv: Hroum
For realization for Lord Shiv, protection from deadlydiseases, immortality, moksh and all round success.

Durga: Doom
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. One gets whatever one wants.

Kamraj mantra: Kaleem
Fulfills one's desires.

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 life and all round success.

Offering Cashew Nut garland to the Lord is auspicious.

Dhoomavati: Dhoom
For realization of Goddess Dhoomavati, quick elimination of all adversaries, strength, fortune, protection, health, wealth and all round success.

Bagalamukhi: Hleem or Hlreem
For realization of Goddess Bagalamukhi, quick elimination of all enemies, fierce power, victory, fame, elimination of tantra badha, nullifying maranproyogs of enemies and all round success.


Tara: Treem
For realization of Goddess Tara, unending monetary gain, unlimited wealth, fortune, fame, happiness, victory and all round success.

Check out Buddhist Mantras for Tara.

Narsimha: Kshraum
For realization of Lord Narsimha, quick victory overenemies, elimination of enemies, fortune and all round success. This mantra removes all sorrows and fears.

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.



BIja Mantra Hum

Jupiter Mudra


Also called as Aakaash (space) Mudra.


Keyword for this Mudra is “expand”.
This Mudra activates Jupiter inside you and brings abundance in your life.
It will expand your horizon and get wider views of life and you will become a good judge of the life’s events.
The teacher in you will be activated too.
Person who is mean minded and selfish will become broad minded and selfless.
This generates blue energy and thus activates throat Chakra.


Chant Bija Mantra “Om Hum Namaha” while doing this Mudra.


Touch the middle finger with thumb on both the hands





SOURCE:http://healbymudra.wordpress.com/tag/bija-mantra-hum/


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.

Some simple mantras are given which can be recited by anyone and help achieve what the sadhak wants. They have simple or no methodology associated with them.

Panch Akshari - "Om Namah Shivaye" - It fulfills all desires.It leads to moksha and all sins are destroyed. It has no methodology assocaited and can be recited by anyone anytime.

Asht Akshari - "Om Namah Narayanaya" - One can achieve and can be blessed with anything.

Ganpati Mantra - "Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha" - It not only removes all obstacles but also gives success in one's efforts.

Hanuman Mantra - "Om Hoom Hanumate Rudratamakaye hoom phut swaha" - There is no favour that Hanumanji cannot bestow. Hanumanji is the embodiment of all good qualities which he freely gives to his devotees.

Saraswati Mantra - "Om Aim Kleeng Saum Saraswatiya Namaha" - It makes a person a learned scholar and he attains high proficiency in education. This mantra should be recited in the morning.

Dattatreya Mantra - "Om Hareem Parambraham Parmaatmane Hari Harbrahyendraya Dattatroyaye swaha" - Dattatreya can bestow everything on his followers.










MANTRAS FOR RECTIFYING PLANETARY KARMA


Surya-Sun OM SRI SURYAYA NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Soor-yah-yah Nahm-ah-ha]
Chandra-Moon OM SRI CHANDRAYA NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Chahn-drah-yah Nahm-ah-ha]
Budha-Mercury OM SRI BUDHAYA NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Bood-hah-yah Nahm-ah-ha]
Sukra-Venus OM SRI SHUKRAYA NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Shoo-krah-yah Nahm-ah-ha]
Mangala-Mars OM SRI ANGARAKAYA NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Ahng-gah-rah-kah-ya Nahm-ah-ha]
Guru-Jupiter OM SRI GURAVE NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Goo-rah-vey Nahm-ah-ha]
Shani-Saturn OM SRI SHANAISHWARAYA NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Shahn-eish-chahr-eye-yah Nahm-ah-ha]
Rahu-North Node OM SRI RAHUVE NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Rah-hoo-vey Nahm-ah-ha]
Ketu-South Node OM SRI KETUVE NAMAHA [Ohm Shree Key-too-vey Nahm-ah-ha]


CASE SPECIFIC MANTRAS


Abundance OM SRI MAHA LAKSHMIYEI SWAHA [Ohm Shree Mah-ha Laksh-mee-yei Swah-ha]
Breath Concentration SO HUM [So haum]
Clear Negativity and Bring Clarity to Situation HUNG VAJRA PEH [Hoong Vaj-ray Pay]
Good Luck OM SHARAVANA BHAVAYA NAMAHA [Ohm Shah-rah-vah-nah Bhah-vah-yah Nahm-ah-ha]
Healing OM RAM RAMAYA NAMAHA [Ohm Rahm Rahm-eye-yah Nahm-ah-ha
Peace OM SHANTI OM [Ohm Shahn-tee Ohm]
Protection OM DUM DURGAYEI NAMAHA [Ohm Doom Door-gah-yei Nahm-ah-ha]
Remove Obstacles OM GUM GANAPATAYEI NAMAHA [Ohm Gum Guh-nuh-puh-tuh-yei Nahm-ah-ha]
Spiritual Advancement of Humanity OM MANI PADME HUM [Ohm Mah-nee Pahd-mey Hoom]
Spiritual Growth OM NAMA SHIVAYA [Ohm Nah-mah Shee-vah-yah]
Spiritual Insight SAT CHID EKAM BRAHMA [Saht Cheed Eh-kahm Brah-mah]
Success in Education, Music, Art OM EIM SARASWATIYEI SWAHA [Ohm I'm Sah-rah-swah-tee-yei Swah-ha]
Universal Truth OM NAMO NARAYANAYA [Ohm Nah-moh Nah-rah-yan-nay-yah]


The Bija mantras we'll focus on here are the one's associated with the planets. These mantras reflect the cosmic creative powers and have the effect to convey astral energies.






· The Sun -- sum


· The Moon -- som


· Mars -- am


· Mercury -- bum


· Jupiter -- gum


· Venus -- shum


· Saturn -- sham


· Rahu -- ram


· Ketu -- kem





Important Bija Mantras and Usage with Varma Therapy - 2



OM mantra


The mantra OM is Prana beeja or the seed sound of energy and vitality. It can be repeated relative to any marma one wants opened, cleared and released. It carries the immortal force of the higher Self (Atma) and is expansive and ascending in its effects. Usually it is visualized as golden in color and as carrying a solar force of life and intelligence.


AIM mantra


The mantra AIM (pronounced'I'm') is Guru beeja, the seed sound of speech, guidance and concentration. It can be used for directing mental energy and healing intentions to any marma point. It holds the "Saraswati" energy, the energy of knowledge, wisdom and creativity, and is white in color.


KREEM Mantra


The mantra Kreem is the seed sound of Kriyashakti, the power of action and represents electrical or lightning force. It can be used to stimulate and energize any marma with pranic power. It holds the Kali energy, the energy of transformation, internalization and spiritual awakening, which is also the power of Yoga, and is dark blue in color.


SHREEM Mantra


The mantra Shreem is the seed sound of harmony and well-being and projects a nutritive lunar energy. It can be used to heal or soothe any marma region, particularly from conditions of weakness or tissue depletion. It holds theLakshmi energy or the positive force of health, creativity, happiness and prosperity.



HREEM Mantra


The mantra Hreem is the seed sound of the heart, space and Prana and projects a solar force and golden color. It can be used to open, energize and heal any marma, particularly internal marmas like those of the heart. It holds the Goddess energy in general as a force of health, vitality and enlightenment.


KLEEM Mantra


The mantra Kleem is the seed sound of desire, attraction or magnetic energy, and projects the power of love. It can be used to increase Kapha or Ojas energy at any marma, including strengthening reproductive functions.


How to Use These Mantras


Choose any one of these mantras that you find suitable to work with. Chant it for a minimum of 108 times (or multiples there of) for a period between two new moons. Meditate upon the marma you are focusing on and repeat the mantra along with the breath, energizing the marma on inhalation and releasing or expanding it on exhalation.


For example, mentally repeat the mantra HUM on inhalation while visualizing the marma filling with a protective force, while on exhalation spread that protective force from the marma to around the body as a whole. One can also use these mantras relative to the eighteen marma regions. A good method is to use the mantra OM on inhalation in order to gather energy in the marma region, and the mantra HUM on exhalation to protect and fortify the marma. One can visualize OM as creating a golden light to energize the marma and HUM creating a dark blue light to protect it.










Mantra HUM


The mantra HUM (pronounced 'hoom') is varma bija, the beeja mantra of protection, possessing a fiery and wrathful nature. It is used specifically to protect marma points and is the most important mantra in this regard. The mantra HUM can be repeated relative to any marma that one wants to protect from injury or from energy loss. It can be used along with the marma meditation practice to create a protective field of mantra around the physical body and the aura.


Visualize this mantra as creating a deep blue protective force that can ward away all negativity, disease or debility. Chanted with a shorter u - sound, as in the word "put", HUM has a more fiery energy for purposes of warming the marmas and increasing Agni or fire at their locations.






To increase production in factory



To increase production in factory


Do pooja by offering saree to Kali Amman in Kali Amman temple.


Do Gomatha pooja in the factory.


Mantra to be recited 108 times


Hari Om Aum Av-vvum

Sivayaa Nama shivaya










For Delayed Marriage
If there is any dosham in the horoscope, there may be some delays in marriage. To overcome this here is a tip given by a numerologist.



Go to a place where there is thick bamboo trees. Think of your favourite god and pray heartfully and tie a white cloth or an yellow cloth in anyone of the tree. By doing doing this all your dosham will get rectified. And you will also get your guru's blessings.


Try this and see.










Mantra for Immediate Success



Recite the following mantra 108 times daily


"KHELEYUM - NAMHA SHIVAYAH"










Mantra for uncurable disease



Mantra for uncurable disease



Recite the following mantra 108 times daily


"NUNG-MUNG-SING"










Mantra for profitable and prosperous business



Mantra for profitable and prosperous business


Think of your God you like and recite the following mantra 108 times for 48 days.


"WANG - SING - MUNG"

"NAUNG-YANG-SIVA"

MAHASHIVAYAH SWAHA




SOURCE:http://vijaymithra.blogspot.in/


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Язгуурын таван бурхан


Бурханы шашны их хөлгөний ёсонд язгуурын таван бурхан буюу бясалгалын таван бурхан байдаг гэж үздэг. Тэд мөнхийн бясалгалд оршиж, бодьсатва хэзээ ч болдоггүй. Язгуурын таван бурхан тус бүрт зохилдох таван махбод (са. скандха) хийгээд мэдрэхүй таван цогц байдаг. Эдгээр чанад хязгаараа хүрсэн бурхан бүр сансарын аль нэгэн үеийг захирч, гүн бясалгалд оршдог. Бясалгалын бурхан бүрт өөр өөрийн зохилдох “хүний бурхан” /са. мануши будда/ хийгээд бодьсат байдаг. Бодьсатвыг дияан бодьсатва хэмээн нэрлэх бөгөөд түүнийг тэнгэрийн Буддын оюун санааны хөвгүүн гэж үздэг. Язгуурын таван бурханд өөрийн өнгө, мутарлага /са. мудра/, ертөнцийн зүг болон хөлөг унаа байдаг. Бидэнд дараах хүснэгт хэрэг болно:
Хүний бурхад- /мануши будда/
Бясалгалын бурхад- /ялгуусан бурхад- дияан бурхад/
Бясалгалын бодьсатва нар- /дияан бодьсатва/
Бясалгалын
бурхад
Өнгө
Мутарлага
Ертөниийн
зүг
Хөлөг
Унаа
1. Вайрочана
иагаан
сургах
төв
арслан
2. Акшобхья
хөх
нотлох
дорно
заан
3. Ратнасамбхава
шар
өглөгийн
өмнө
морь
4. Амитабха
улаан
бясалгалын
өрнө
хун
5. Амогхасиддхи
ногоон
аймшиггүйн
умар
гарьд
Цагийн хүрдний ёсонд бясалгалын таван бурханыг анхдагч будда буюу Ади Буддагаас гаралтай гэж үздэг.
Тэнгэрийн бурхадыг ихэвчлэн ямар нэгэн гоёл чимэглэлгүй лам дээлтэй дүрслэдэг. Заримдаа тэднийг Эх (тө. Юм) буюу Эхийн эрч хүчний хамт дүрслэсэн байх бөгөөд энэ дүрээр байхдаа титэм зүүж, бодьсатвын ерийн дээл өмссөн байдаг.

Аурел Стэйн болон доктор Брайнер Спунер нар бясалгал хийж буй бурхадын дүртэй титэм зүүсэн бодьсатвын хэд хэдэн зургийг Сархи-Бахлол хэмээх газраас нээсэн явдал Гандхарын урчууд чанад хязгаарт хүрсэн бурхадын тухай онолыг мэдэж байсныг харуулна. Ямар ч атугай язгуурын бурхадын дүрийг бодьсатвын титэмд зурах заншил Гандхарын үед холбогдоно.
Ялгуусан бурхан Амитабха өвөр дээрээ бадар аяга барьж, бясалгал хийж суугаа дүртэй. Биеийн өнгө нь улаан, лянхуат ширээнээ залран сууна. Ширээний өмнө номын хүрдтэй лянхуа цэцгийн цөөрмийг дүрслэсэн. Бясалгалын бурханыг мутартаа лянхуа цэцэг барьсан найман гол бодьсатва тойрон хүрээлжээ.
Эх сурвалж: Будда.мн
Gandhara Buddhas in ancient time