Significance of Mantras
What are the values for the mantras chanting?
If we go on chant mantras continuously, as the power of sound is more than the power of light, we will reap lots of benefits.
The mantras can be chanted innumerable number of times and there is no limit for chanting.
When you do it for a specific purpose you can stop the chanting after achieving the result.
It can be chanted within oneself within your mind but at least in the class chant louder.
If you chant loudly it is definitely effective but if we chant loudly other people will make fun of us.
However, Let us be mad persons in the eyes of others.
Effectiveness of Mantras
Mantras which are effective in the body means they are effective in the mind also.
If any mantra is effective in the mind then spiritual elevation would be there too.
Thus, mantras have a prominent role in our lives.
Don’t attach Religion to Mantras
There is no religion attached to Mantras.
They are only words which has got a sympathetic resonance with the body.
So people from any religion/caste like Christians or Muslims can also chant them.
When we try to control, we lose control
In our lives, we have so much of likes and dislikes.
We have so much of desires too – desire to control the event, desire to change the other person etc.
Why there is always disharmony in us?
It is because we always have the desire to control or change other person.
There is desire for approval too.
We are leading our lives for the sake of others.
Even though we are fully secured, we want to save money. There is no limit for needs and desires.
If I like I will move with that person and if I do not like that person I will move away from him.
Whatever event comes to me then I decide that it should happen in a certain way and try to frame that event.
I always resist what is given to me.
I am afraid that I will be joyful and happy
Can we be without these desires?
Whatever the course the life takes let it take.
Can I watch my life myself like I watch the waves of the sea? Why I am not able to do this?
What is preventing me from observing my own life?
Because I fear that I may get back joy and innocence. Whatever the joy and innocence I had when I was five years old, I fear that I might get that back.
Though we are seekers of joy and happiness, we are not the seekers of innocence.
Is it possible to get childlike happiness?
For that there is a mantra. That is NAMASHIVAYAM.
This should be chanted in sets of five.
As I chant this mantra continuously all my desires turn into ashes.
The fear of death or the feeling of insecurity will go off.
I will come to know that I am nothing but Shiva, the ever-happy person.
Shiva means Mangalam, the person who is truly happy.