Below are listed a sampling of mantras. As stated
previously, one's mantra is usually given by a Guru. But in
the absence of a Guru, the individual may choose a mantra
that "rings true".
- when repeated on Japa
Beads - have a profound impact upon our well being.
King of mantras of a single syllable is 'Om'. It is
the sound of infinity and immortality, containing within
it all the scriptures of the world.
'Om' is often used at the beginning of meditation to focus
the mind, or as a prefix to other mantras.
words are often said before invocation of a particular deity.
'Om' retains its significance as above. 'Namo',
in Sanskrit, means to honor, appreciate and be humble towards.
putting it before the deity's name means something like "praise
be to" or "all thanks to".
following are different mantras using these prefixes :
is the God of beginnings and success. Therefore, this mantra
is formed at the beginning of new undertakings and to bring
about success by removing obstacles.
is the Hindu Goddess associated with prosperity in all aspects
of life - financial, emotional and spiritual. Mantras to Her
bring richness to life and a wealth of good fortune.
mantra represents the tranquil insight to the meditative experience.
It helps destroy negative qualities.
is the name of Vishnu, the source of humanity. It is a mantra
said in times of trouble to re-establish harmony and balance.
Many powers come from saying this mantra. It also aids in
represents the female energy. Mantras said to Tara evoke compassion,
strength and healing.
simple but profound mantra is the name of God, repeated over
and over. It engenders God consciousness, truth, righteousness
HARI SHARNAM MAMAHA
Sanskrit word 'Sharnam' means shelter. This mantra
asks that we be brought to Hari's shelter, a place of refuge.
The blessing of Hari's protection removes all anxieties.
mantras are often short sections of common prayers. They work
to bring about an awareness of God's loving presence.
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me.
Holy Mary, Mother of God.
Glory be to God.
ONE of the several mantras stated above depending upon what
"sounds and feels right" and has a meaning
in harmony with your intuitive acceptance.
disclose your personal mantra to anybody. Once you have chosen
your mantra, go to the next step to
the right mala beads for your practice.