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The Sanskrit word ‘mantra,’ means sacred syllable(s) or sacred word(s). Across the literature, mantras are described as vibrational formulas that are recited silently within, spoken, or sung outwardly. The sound vibrations of mantras permeate every cell of your being and allow your mind to dissolve and repose.

For thousands of years, yogis have stressed the value of chanting mantra in stabilizing and clearing the mind, leading one to deeper spiritual awakening and awareness.

Modern neuroscience is now beginning to discover the relationship between the way words are used and the impact on the functioning of the mind. When we hear, speak, chant or even think a mantra, the frontal lobes of our brain “light up” and the nerve endings fire up. There is increased flow of oxygen and blood. These frontal lobes are responsible for thought, learning, perception, and emotion.

The sound vibration produced by mantras go beyond the cognition of the mind. When the mind is unable to cognize, it simply dissolves and moves into a meditative space. As a result different patterns of the mind re-arrange themselves to become tranquil and in turn our mind can become more clam, centered and we can go within to our Truth.

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Gayatri Mantra

GAYATRI MANTRA

 

om bhoor-bhu-vah SVA-ha

tat-sa-vi-tur-va-reë-YAM

bhar-go de-va-sya dhee-MA-hi

dhi-yo yo nah pra-cho-DA-yaat

The 24 letters of the Gayatri Mantra have been designed in such a way  that the mere chanting of this Mantra activates subtle energies in the subtle nerves (Naadis) of the tongue, throat, brain centre and palate. It's scientifically proven to open all seven energy centers, chakras, in the body, thereby energising us with the prana element and rejuvenating us at three levels; body, mind and spirit. The chanting of this Mantra, helps us develop righteous intellect, thoughts and actions.

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

MAHAMRITYUNJAYA MANTRA

 

om tra-yam-BA-kam ya-jaa-MA-he

su-gan-dhim pu-ñhöi-var-dha-NAM

ur-vaa-ru-ka-mi-va ban-DHA-naat

mrit-yor-muk-shee-ya maam-RI-taat

The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is a potent combination of sounds that, if repeated with faith, dedication and perseverance over a period of time, is known to bestow longevity, and to cure illness. It wards off evil or negative forces by creating a protective psychic shield around the practitioner. It is said to destroy sorrow and poverty, and to fulfil all of one’s desires. Anyone who wishes to remove obstacles in life and overcome difficult situations or illness should repeat this mantra regularly. The suggestion of chanting this mantra a minimum of eleven times, last thing at night, has been given by the Sages to ensure a better sleep and more positive dreams, give it  go!

Shanti Path

SHANTI PATH

 

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om saha-naa vavatu

sahanau bhunaktu

saha-veeryam kara-vaavahai

tejas vinaava dheeta-mastu

maa vid-viñhaavahai

om shaantih shaantih shaantihi

hari om

 

Translation

May the Lord protect both teacher and student, and may He cherish us both. May we work with full energy that our study be perfect and give good results. May we never feel ill-will toward the other.

 

Full Shanti Path

FULL SHANTI PATH

 

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asato maa sad-gamaya

tamaso maa jyotir gamaya

mrityor-maa amritam gamaya

saraveñhaam svastir bhavatu

saraveñhaam shaantir bhavatu

saraveñhaam poorëam bhavatu

saraveñhaam maìgalam bhavatu

lokaah samastaah sukhino bhavantu

om trayambakam yajaamahe

sughandhim puñhöi-vardhanam

urvaa-rukamiva bandhanaat

måityor-mukñheeya maamritaat

om shaantih shaantih shaantihi

hari om

 

tvameva maataa cha pitaa tvameva

tvameva bandhushcha sakhaa tvameva

tvameva vidyaa draviëam tvameva

tvameva sarvam mama deva deva

 

Translation

 

Lead me from the unreal to the real. Lead me from darkness to light. Lead from death to immortality. May all beings dwell in happiness. May all beings dwell in peace. May all beings attain oneness. May all beings attain auspiciousness. May all happiness be unto the whole world. We pay homage to the universal consciousness which nourishes all beings. May we be liberated from the death of ignorance through knowledge of our immortal essence, just as the cucumber is severed from the bondage of the vine.

Om peace, peace, peace.

You are my mother and you are my father also; You are my relative and you are my friend; You are knowledge and wealth to me; You are my everything, O Lord of Lords..

Durga Path

DURGADVATRINSHANNAMAMALA

 

(32 Names of Durga, or “Durga Path”)

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The Durga Path is chanted to fill you with courage and inner strength to overcome and transform the negative, restricting, limiting destructive forces in your life. Durga represents the Cosmic Mother, the remover of obstacles, chanting with this intent helps to stimulate and awaken the energy of change and power.

om DUR-gaa 

dur-gaar-ti-sha-MA-nee 

dur-gaa-pad-vi-ni-vaa-RI-nee 

dur-ga-mach-chhe-DI-nee 

dur-ga-saa-DHI-nee 

dur-ga-naa-SHI-nee 

dur-ga-TOD-dhaa-RI-nee 

dur-ga-ni-HAN-tree 

dur-ga-maa-PA-haa 

dur-ga-ma-gyaa-NA-daa

dur-ga dai-tya-LO-KA-da-vaa-NA-laa 

dur-ga-MAA 

dur-ga-MAA-LO-kaa 

dur-ga-maat-MA-sva-roo-PI-nee 

dur-ga-maar-ga-PRA-daa 

dur-ga-ma-VI-dyaa 

dur-ga-maa-SHRI-taa 

DUR-GA-MA-GYAA-NA-sam-sthaa-naa 

dur-ga-ma-dhyaa-na-BHAA-si-nee 

dur-ga-mo-haa 

dur-ga-MA-gaa 

dur-ga-maar-THA-sva-roo-PI-nee 

dur-ga-maa-SU-ra-sam-HAN-tree 

dur-ga-maa-YU-dha-dhaa-RI-nee 

DUR-ga-MAAN-gee 

dur-ga-MA-taa

dur-gam-yaa 

DUR-ga-me-SHVA-ree 

DUR-ga-BHEE-MAA 

dur-ga-bhaa-maa 

dur-ga-bhaa

DUR-ga-daa-RI-nee