Mantra or mantram are syllables, words, phrases, or sentences that are repeated verbally or mentally for a desired outcome. The outcome desired could be spiritual growth or material wealth or anything in between.
Mantras have been around since time immemorial and predate written communication. Many different terminologies that we use can be construed as mantras – spells, boons, curses, affirmations, hymns, chants, incantation and so on.
Mantra can be defined as constituting of :
• The word/phrase itself
• The process of repetition
• The emotion while saying it
• The vibration of the sound.
In effect, anything said with deep emotion, with repetition (if necessary) while in sync with the cosmos is a mantra. There should have been a time / plane where anything that was said manifested itself – and therefore every word was a mantra by itself. This can be seen in how we treat the old languages now – words in Sanskrit, Latin and other old languages have a ring to them, when pronounced right. This clearly shows that these languages emerged from a time when words were not simply uttered but given great thought before being let out.
Mantras are an expression of man’s desire for control. If the need for control stems from a cause that we believe is for greater good, then they are means for spreading love. If the need for control comes from fear, they spread hate. So just like money or most other tools, mantra itself is a tool and the reason of those who wield it makes or breaks them.
Looking into the definition of the mantra, it has a positive impact in aligning ourselves with the Universe :
• The word or phrase
o Usually is calling a God / deity / Universe
o This evokes feeling of thankfulness or gratefulness or surrender.
o The meaning of the phrase/sentence should be positive.
• The repetition
o Blocks out other thoughts from our minds.
o Over time, the mantra could be like a background soundtrack in our head, making our baseline so much stronger.
o Helps the mind stay focused on one thing.
• The emotion
o With so much collective consciousness regarding the mantra with high status, it allows us to access deeper emotions.
o The deeper the emotion, the more potent the mantra.
• The vibration
o Most mantras have a resounding effect.
o Said correctly, the vibration has an infinite effect.
o The sound or the vibration is what allows us to connect to the Universe.
If we live life, with a mantra running in our head and assuming that every word of yours is a mantra that manifests, you will firstly talk less, but also increase your true inner power manifold.
Onwards towards eternal peace,