The Power of Mantra for Millennials
|Across the millennia, mantras have been used around the globe to still the mind, promote inner peace and foster various virtues and support peak spiritual experiences.|
How do meditation mantras influence your life? First, you must consider what you most need in your life at this very moment. Is more love and empathy needed? Is time to invite self-acceptance and forgiveness into your life to heal past wounds?
Transformation Meditation Mantras. We each have unique needs, desires and preferences, so it’s imperative to select a personal mantra that deeply resonates with you.
Many tantric adepts favour the mantra “om mani paddle hum.” Not only does this mantra resonate deeply with their needs but it embodies all the tantric tenets.
Explore different meditation mantras. Don’t feel pressured to adopt a mantra from a foreign language (i.e. Sanskrit) unless it truly appeals to you. Alternatively, you may even opt to create your own powerful mantra!
Pay attention to the following meditation mantras and their underlying meanings. Choose one that appeals to you, which you wish to have settle deep into your unconscious mind.
- OM. The mantra “Om” is said to be the first sound, which gives birth to all other sounds. Essentially, Om, the sound of infinity, vibrates at the pitch of the universe (432 Hertz). This ancient sound can be chanted by itself to help focus, clear and purify the mind, or placed in front of other meditation mantras.
- Om Mani Padme Hum. This mantra is used by Tibetan Buddhists to invoke Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva embodiment of compassion. This mantra summarizes each Buddhist core principle. This chant literally translates to “Hail the jewel in the lotus” but it has also been interpreted as follows.
- Om: This sound purifies pride
- Ma: Purifies jealousy and the need for stimulation
- Ni: Purifies passion and desire
- Pad: Purifies ignorance and prejudice
- Me: Purifies possessiveness//
- Hum: Purifies hatred
- Okah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu. This Hindu prayer translates as, “May all beings be happy. May all my thoughts, words and actions somehow foster the happiness of all beings.” This mantra helps you tap into your irrevocable connection with all life, and open your heart to greater love, empathy and compassion for others.
- Elohim / Hamsa / Satnam / Tao / Shiva/ Ram. Chanting the name of Consciousness or Source is also another potent type of meditation mantra. Select the name that most appeals to you, then sit with it in silence. Repeat the name aloud or in your mind. Let the syllables vibrate throughout your being, infusing your mind, heart and soul with meaning, power and significance.
- Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Popularized by the Hare Krishna movement (ISKCON), this mantra is a form of transcendental vibration used to expand consciousness by repeating the three names of Supreme Being; Hare, Krishna and Rama. When repeatedly chanted, this mantra helps you taste Krishna Consciousness, the purity of being.
- Ho’oponopono. The translation this ancient Hawaiian word is, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” It is pronounced as following way: ho-oh-pono-pono. This is an ideal mantra to use when you feel distressed, angry or ashamed. As a mantra, you can repeat the word “Ho’oponopono” or its literal translation, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”
- Ham-sa. Ham and Sa in Sanskrit translate to “I am that,” reaffirming your conscious presence and infinite state of undivided Being. To do this mantra, breathe in saying “ham” (affirming your “I am-ness”); breathe out saying “sa” (bridging the gap between self and other, creating oneness).
Create your own sacred meditation mantra. No hard and fast rule states that you must use a word or idea from a foreign language. Feel freely to choose a word or concept from English, Spanish, Arabic or your own mother tongue.
- Shorten your mantra to no more than 15 words.
- Choose a word or sentence that has deep meaning for you; i.e., “I am love, you are love,” “I forgive myself,” “Freedom, peace, determination,” “As I transform my thoughts, I transform my world.”
- Frame the mantra in the positive so your unconscious mind can actually process it. For example, Instead of saying, “I am not angry,” say “I am calm and accepting.” Similarly, instead of saying, “I’ve overcome my fear” but “I am courageous.”
- Repeat whatever mantra you have chosen or created for yourself many times over. Many novices give up after 20 repeats, having expected a miracle to suddenly materialize. However, patience and perseverance is required. Indeed, mantras must be repeated thousands of times for their effects to be felt. But start slowly bt devote 30 minutes daily to your mantra.
What sacred meditation mantras do you currently incorporate into your day? If you don’t have one yet, which of the above mantras appeal to you.
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