In Bhagavat Gita, Lord Krishna says:
“Don’t worry about your earnings, spending money or about welfare of the world (Yogakshemam). Have you ever worried whether air is available or not, for its available free for us to breathe. In the same way, money is also available for us. Therefore merge with the Atman (in order to become worry free)”.
We Have a Tendency to Go Outward
Mind has a tendency to go outward. It does not go inside. That’s why we can’t meditate for more than 5 minutes at a time. Instead, we have developed a tendency to blame others, when they interrupt our meditation.
Going out, is easier for the mind. If you train the mind to go inside, you will get authentic power that will direct your life.
Chant “Atmavan Bhava”
Relax your shoulders. Sit comfortably with hands in any position. Just relax. Take a long, deep breath. Continue to take long breath. Now chant the mantra, “Atmavan Bhava”.
- You can release your anger easily.
- Mind always listens to command words. The command (switch) word created by Krishna makes you to merge with Atman. If you chant this as a mantra, your mind will automatically be merged with the soul.
- When you are concerned about money, chant Atmavan Bhava.
- When you are worried about future, chant Atmavan Bhava.
- When you are upset, chant Atmavan Bhava.
What do I have to chant to become emotionally independent of a particular person?
Take the Bach Flower Remedies, “Chicory” and “Walnut”. Along with that, chant the mantra, “Guru Gugan Kodi Kodi Lavanyam”
Getting surrounded with loving people
This mantra opens up our heart. When the heart is open, you will invite only loving people and kind people in your life. You will be surrounded by loving people.
If anybody thinks he is forsaken, abandoned, loveless, and think ‘Nobody is there for me, I love so many, but nobody loves me’, then this mantra will be of help. How? This mantra makes you love yourself. When our heart, bubbles with joy and love, then honest and kind people are attracted to us.
Release Unwanted Emotions
YAM is the one that can drive out unwanted emotions. Release it. By chanting YAM alone, our anger, sadness and worry can be driven away.
The VAM is present in Lavanyam (after you remove A, N and Y). It is the bija mantra for the Hara centre, which channels true love then. True emotions will be channelled, because of Vum. It brings out true emotions of love.
The mantra brings the true love from heart. Who is the guru inside your heart? Atman is the guru in the heart. Heart centre is also known as Anahata. It contains an infinite sound within it. The ataman in the heart centre is in the form of infinite sound, which is also the primordial sound.
Thus this particular mantra release unwanted emotions from you, gives you love within yourself.
Heal the Loveless Life
Now a day the parents feel that their children living in foreign countries don’t love them anymore and feel loveless. In the same way, those without children feel loveless too. This mantra will make them love themselves better.
The heat need not go to anywhere to find heat. Water doesn’t need anything else to quench itself. When the atman is activated with love, in the form of a ray of light, in the tunnel of your heart, then you don’t need to go anywhere for love. This mantra creates millions and millions of rays of light of love inside the heart.
GUGAN is the one word which transmits love from heart to our organs. In addition, our entire auric field will be filled with love.
Chant the mantra seriously
That atman or guru will come and stay in our hearts permanently.
You should chant this mantra in a manner that tears should come down the cheek. Why? Atman is not an ordinary person. It is part of Divine and full of love. In such an instance, when you have so much love in your heart, it should come out as tears.
You need not have a relationship with others. Have a relationship with yourself. “We have to relate with ourselves only”, is the message of this mantra.
Ramesh, who is 35 years old, was more or less crawling, after a stroke. He wanted to learn Yoga from Shobana – a Reiki Master as well as a Yoga teacher, from the Bach Flower Center, to improve his health condition.
As a normal practice, Shobana enquired about his case history.
Ramesh remarked that he suspects that major reason behind his health condition is due to his worries about his sister, who is currently living in Dubai. He hasn’t heard from her for the last ten years, as her husband as well as in-laws has not allowed her to be in touch with them.
In fact, this has affected Ramesh’s father so much, that he died with grief stricken heart. Soon after, Ramesh had a stroke.
After suggesting few yoga techniques to Ramesh, Shobana asked Ramesh to chant the relationship enhancing mantras regularly:
Om Hum Namaha
Om Yum Namaha
Om Rum Namaha
Om Vum Namaha
Om Lum Namaha
Before twenty fours passed, from the time he started chanting the mantras, he received a phone call from his sister after ten long years. Finally, her husband and in-laws has allowed her to call her brother.
Mahir left the job he had been working for last 6 years in Arizona, USA. Even though there were fewer jobs around, he had decided to do it, as he was not happy about the job.
Initially, he was little bit stressed out. To add to his worries, his father, who was living alone in Mumbai, was not feeling well, due to old age problems and with nobody to support him.
Mahir lost his peace of mind. Because of this, he couldn’t focus on his interviews. In the two interviews he attended, even though he was meeting the job requirements, he wasn’t selected, as he didn’t do well in the interviews.
He wanted to fix his lack of concentration, which would improve his preparation for the interviews. When he contacted me, I suggested to him various stuff, right from Bach Flower Remedies, Switch Words, to Mantras.
Somehow he got hooked to the Lalitham mantras and started chanting, “Lalitham Sridharam Lalitham Baskaram Lalitham Sudarshnam” many times during the day, whether he was working or driving. Naran says, each one of us would be attracted towards a specific mantra or a healing technique, the benefits of which can be found only by that individual.
In a matter of few days, Mahir started feeling peaceful. He could focus on his interview preparation – both studying as well do searching on the Internet.
Within a couple of weeks of chanting, the company, which rejected him, in the first place, called him once again. The same person who was not confident about Mahir earlier surprisingly interviewed him.
Mahir did well. And this time the interviewer gave an excellent feedback about him. Mahir was selected for the job.
Now, Mahir wants to listen to the Alpha CD prepared by Naran S. Balakumar, where the Lalitham mantras are played on the foreground.
– R Mohan
Om Howm Vum Joom Saha
- Gives you power, physical immunity and vitality
- Unwanted energy in the space is destroyed and destructed, both inside and outside us.
- Generates Amirtham (ever-life essence) that gives vital essence, which is present in the Hara Chakra. It strengthens our body against any infection.
- Your child hasn’t come back yet. You are worried. Then chant this mantra for 3 to 4 minutes.
Please refer this article for more info: http://naranonline.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/remedy-for-swine-flu-news-letter-for-the-week-23rd-august-2009/
Restless Babies and Sleeplessness
Chant Om Lum Namaha. This will put them into rest. Touch them while chanting or visualize their faces in your left hand.
Chant Om Hum Namaha and Om Yum Namaha
Drive Away Cancer
How to Avoid Getting Cancer? Everybody has cancer cells. They thrive in the absence of oxygen in the cells. Two mantras can help here to restore the situation: Om Yum Namaha and Om Rum Namaha. Your stress levels are reduced too. What about patients already afflicted by Cancer? Chant the mantras: Om Lum Namaha, Om Vum Namaha, Om Rum Namaha, Om Yum Namaha and Om Hum Namaha. Lalitham group of mantras can also help as they have all the Bija mantras inside them. Chant: Lalitham Sridharam, Lalitham Baskaram and Lalitham Sudarshnam. Please refer this article for more info: https://healbymeditation.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/drive-away-cancer/
|Nervous weakness, Paralysis||Madavam Madavan|
|Any lung problems||SAHN, SAHN (SAWHUN)|
|Children’s common cold and cough, as well as for any serious lung issues||SAHN, SAHN, JOE, LEW (pronounced like new), BAW, YOW (prounounce as in now), WU|
|Lower back pain||Do Chin Mudra, chant JOE LEU|
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Digestion Related Mantras
Chant Om BUM Namaha many times. This is a very important mantra for healing intestine. This mantra heals bowel related issues, which will be indicated by a pain in the left abdomen because of the accumulation of gas in the intestine. When children have colic pain, you may notice them cry. Buy can be used for cold, cough also.
EEJO is wonderful remedy for gastric, digestive problems and head aches. After eating food, if Belching happens, then it means the Apanan – a type of prana that is supposed to flow down, is coming up. It will also bring down your head aches – which could be happening due to too much worry and thinking. One may also do Chin Mudra while chanting the mantra for better relief.
Do Acceptance Mudra Variation 1 and 2 (5 minutes each before or after eating, or both times) and chant, “Rum Bum Lum Dhum”.
Refer the link for Acceptance Mudra variation 1: http://healbymudra.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/acceptance-mudra/
For variation two, the left hand position is same as variation 1. The right hand thumb should touch the little and the ring fingers, while the other two fingers are extended.
This mantra reduces your sugar level and therefore it’s good for Diabetic patients also.
- Rum activates Liver, Stomach and pancreas. It kindles the fire to digest the food.
- Bum activates Spleen.
- Lum activates absorption and assimilation functions of the digestive tract.
- Dhum is seed word for comfort. After eating, one should feel comfortable.
- You will be able to digest any type of food. You can chant the mantra anytime – not necessarily after taking your food. If you chant this mantra before taking the food, it helps you eat properly.
Chant Vum Pum Lum Bum. This mantra is also good for dry skin. Do Varun Mudra, while chanting.
How to Meditate
Meditation is an experience that no body can teach you. Neither can we go to deep into meditation suddenly as it’s a practice and a habit that is formed over a period of time.
Meditation means, to remain silent. Though, thoughts keep appearing. If any thought is present then it’s not meditation. How to remain thoughtless?
Remaining Silent With Releasing Techniques
How to remain silent in spite of thoughts? Mind can cling to picture or a mantra. Do we have a mantra for silence? There is no mantra for silence. However there is a technique to create silence. The technique is as follows:
- When a thought comes don’t resist it. Say inside you, ‘this is my thought’. Thus, you disassociate yourself from the thought.
- Then ask the question to yourself, ‘Can I let go this thought?’ It will go. You can also say “release”. Then it will go. Now there will be at least a one second gap between thoughts. This is equivalent to one hour of meditation. In general, we never have a gap between thoughts. In general we might have ten thoughts in one second.
- If you do not want the “let go” step, then form your own mantra or word. When we say that mantra, we create a gap between the thoughts.
- When a thought comes, interrupt it with the mantra and you will become silent. When another thought comes, say the mantra. The silence in between the mantra is meditation.
Pranic and physical bodies has to be in coordination
Our pranic body and physical body have to be in coordination. Otherwise, we can’t meditate. If we regulate our breathing pattern or do pranayama then they will be in coordination. This is because both breathing and prana have the same origin. When breathing is regulated, prana is regulated too.
Pranic body has to be clear of impurities
When the pranic body is clean, then the meditation can be done successfully. Why so much impurities in the pranic field. It’s due to the mind. My own sadness and worries create these impurities. With the help of pranayama, one can clean these impurities.
How to acquire a good breathing pattern?
- When you meditate, place the index finger at the base of the thumb on both the hands. Breathing will get deeper and you could meditate properly, as shallow breathing spoils it.
- Don’t take the index finger straight away move your finger to the base of the thumb. First touch the tip of thumb with the index finger. Then after some time, move the index finger to the middle of the thumb, and finally the base of the thumb.
- Don’t do it mechanically. Feel the breath with a conscious awareness.
- Observing your breathing is also a good way to meditate. This is part of meditation known as Vipasana meditation.
- After learning to breathe well, do the space meditation.
- Be aware of the space between the chair you are sitting and the wall. Don’t look at the wall. Instead look at the space between you and the wall.
- This is known as ‘Space Meditation’. Keep the eyes open throughout.
Bach Flower Remedies as Aids to Meditation
White chestnut helps to remove our thoughts, Chestnut bud not to have any distractions and Willow if you think one or the other bothers you.
Chant Mantra during Meditation
It’s nature of our mind to cling to something. You can choose a mantra to do that. After sometime you should be able to say goodbye to it. Mantra itself is not divinity. It means constantly thinking about a word, which is a mantra. Ultimately that also should go.
When it will go? We don’t know. May be, it’s not in this Janma.
Please refer the following blogs to read more on meditation and releasing techniques: