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.
Every God has their field day
For Sivarathri we pray to Siva, for Pradosham another deity and so on. On specific days we chant mantras for a specific god. Thus during different days, we chant different mantras. Do we have to say so many mantras or do we have one mantra which takes care of all the gods.
Naran S. Balakumar
We chant mantras based on the trust and love and association we have for a particular god. Different people prefer different gods. This is based on mind of the person. All gods are one and the same. Why so many gods or energies? Each of those gods has a specific purpose behind them.
Of course there is one mantra that gives the benefit of chanting mantras for all gods. It is the mantra, “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”. If we take bija mantras for all mantras, then they are present inside this mantra. Combination of all characters of mantras pertaining to all Gods is found in this mantra.
Ego creeps in
Whatever mantra you say then immediately you get attached yourself to deity. You feel proud that you have done so much. However, while doing a Japam, it should remove my ego too. There is no flaw in the mantras. But mantra should have the capability to shed our ego. Hare Rama Hare Krishna can do that for us. Nothing else is needed. That doesn’t mean we need not go away from mantras for other Gods.
Get a total satisfaction
People have attained Siddhis or liberation with all the mantras. Why then Hare Rama Hare Krishna mantra has a special place? If you chant Hare Rama Hare Krishna mantra, then you get the satisfaction that you get by chanting all the mantras. You feel complete because you have not missed out any.
Earlier, I use one leg to get climb the stairs to attend the classes of Naran. After chanting Hare Ram Hare Krishna mantra, I could use both the legs. My knees are so much better.