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How to Use a Mantra
by Wonderbread in Culture & Society
Life can be busy--even chaotic at times. It may seem impossible to find time to meditate. If you are able to find 15 minutes or more to meditate, you will find at least a part of your day that is filled with peace and quiet. Adding the use of a mantra can make this part of your day even more beneficial because the mantra is a very personalized way of meditating.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructio
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Mantra Meditation
by Derek in Culture & Society
Mantra meditation is a practice that has been around for at least 6,000 years. The goal of a mantra is to focus on words or sounds to bring on a deeper meditative state. If we are successful in integrating them into our consciousness, these sounds can have a calming and positive effect on us, even when recalled in a non-meditative state. HistoryMantra meditations most likely originated in India

What Is a Mantra Chanter?
by DarkKnightDude in Culture & Society
A mantra is simply a repeated word or phrase. However, in Hinduism, Buddhism and many modern spiritual practices, the word "mantra" has a more specific meaning. It is a word, phrase or sound that is repeated as a form of prayer or meditation. A mantra chanter is someone who speaks, or "chants," a mantra while praying or meditating. DefinitionIn Sanskrit, the ancient language used in Hinduism, m

How to Pick a Meditation Mantra
by cashshadow in Culture & Society
The most common form of meditation is "one-pointed" meditation, which involves using a thought or object as a point of focus for your mind. This can be a candle, a painting, or just a word that you introduce into your mind. You can be given a mantra by a spiritual teacher, but you can also choose your own, or use a common word, or just use any nonsense word. Read on to learn how to choose your ow

What is the Meaning of the Gayatri Mantra?
by Josh Tegart in Culture & Society
The Gayatri Mantra is a universal, non-personal prayer beseeching the Almighty to lead all beings onto the righteous path and bless us with enlightenment and realization of the Supreme Truth. It is a prayer addressed to the symbolic representation of the Supreme Divinity, believed to reside in the sun. The mantra's meaning and significance is very vast in scope and takes most people years of medit

How to Create Your Own Personal Mantra
by StereoPixel in Health
Personal mantras are affirmations that we use to change aspects of our lives. Dating back thousands of years, mantras are traditionally syllables and poems in the Sanskrit language created through a complex numerical system based on date and time of birth, as well as the numeric value of your name. Today, mantras are more widely recognized as any statement that affirms the way we want to live our

How to Practice Mantra Yoga
by Bjørn Håkon in Sports & Fitness
Recitation of mantras is called Japa Yoga. Mantra creates a vibration that is part of the Life Force of all reality. Mantras should be used consistently with feeling. Mantras can be incorporated into a system such as Integral Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, or can be practiced alone.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
Yoga teacher or guru
Mala beads
Audio of mantras

How to Chant the Compassion Mantra
by mikhaelrasputin in Culture & Society
There are many "compassion mantra" chants that help remind us to be loving and helpful to other people, including the Great Compassion Mantra. In this instance, we will chant a simple compassion mantra that is of just four words.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Copy of the mantra

Prepare to chant, if possible, by finding a quiet and sacred space w

How to Choose a Meditation Mantra
by Calve Martin in Culture & Society
Mantras are words or phrases that you can chant, either silently or aloud, during meditation. They are wonderful tools for keeping your mind focused. Without a certain word, or mantra, to focus on during meditation, your pesky thoughts can absorb your mind and ruin your time of silent contemplation. Mantras prevent that from happening. But this is not the only reason to use mantras. For thousands

How to Chant the Gayatri Mantra
by clifton anderson in Culture & Society
Gayatri Mantra, first referred to in the Vedas, the oldest Hindu scriptures, is a hymn to the Sun-God, the Goddess Gayatri and to the Mother-God who vitalizes all life. Consisting of four sentences, the sacred Gayatri Mantra is a powerful prayer for protection, which reveals the essential unity of all reality.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Copy of the Gayatri Mantra


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