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See also     Naarad Puraan, 1/27  --- for more elaborated explanation;   KeelakMantra (in Astrology);    Panchaakshar;    Poojaa;    Soham
Mantra;    Mantra Hare Krishn;    Mantra Jaap  (for "How to do Mantra Jaap");    Panchaakshar (in Shiv);     Mantra-Planets
Mantra-Principles  (How Mantra works);    Mantra-Recitation (for the method of recitation of Mantra);    Mantra-Saadhanaa;    Mantra, Tantra, Yantra
Mantra-Principles;    Importance of Number 108    Jaap;

Mantra is not a joke, it has a scientific reason behind it as how it attracts power when chanted by someone.

Everything has a particular vibratory frequency. Every thought, every word and every emotion. How we feel, think and speak defines our particular vibration. And we create our world based upon that vibration. Sound is an incredibly powerful vibration. "Man" means mind, and "tra" means wave or projections. Therefore "Mantra" is the projection of the mind through sound vibrations.

The basic structure of the universe is the atom, and the basic structure of our bodies is the cell; each cell is made of billions of atoms and each atom is made of a positive nucleus and negative electrons rotating around it; because of this rotation, an electromagnetic field is generated similar to fields generated by an engine. Every single atom is vibrating in a specific frequency, whether this atom is part of metal, water, cell, or anything else. So every thing in this universe is vibrating, this is a given scientific fact.

A small pebble thrown in a pond creates numerous ripples reaching quite far, in the same pond itself. Same way, the words, which we pronounce, creates vibrations and waves in our mind, which awaken subtle powers in us. Thus the Effects of whatever Words we speak, falls on our self, our society, and even on the universe.

Realizing this fact, that SOUND is the most powerful element; our ancient sages developed the science of Music or Sound (Shabd) Therapy, called Bio-waves or "Mantra" and a collection of Mantra called a "Stotra", which being related to Ether (which is very subtle), becomes very powerful as the power of Subtle (Sookshm) is greater than the Gross (Sthool). When atoms are isolated, they create great energy and become more powerful, although that power is so small that it is impossible to see it, with our naked eyes, likewise when a person focuses on every single syllable and letter emanating from the Shabd Brahm (Mantra) or the Naad (the vibration) it is said to have profound effects on the psyche as well as one's physical self.

Mantra or Stotra are those scientifically made sound combinations that affect our subtle Nerves "Shat Chakra" and "Power Centers" directly in such a way, that it awakens our 'powers', which otherwise lie dormant. As a result these Nerves become active and the person chanting is blessed with different powers (Siddhi). In fact, Stotra Saadhanaa is nothing else, but the Power of Sound. These Sanskrit Mantra letters contain both Emotions and Meanings. The permutation and combinations of these letters have the power to create wonders.

Sound being the base of the Mantra, makes it very powerful.

"When a Mantra is pronounced repeatedly, like a dynamo the Sound waves are transformed into electrical energy or vibrations and if coupled with deep emotions, becomes more powerful. These vibrations are in the shape of a Ring which rises up with great speed, through the medium of Ether, moving directly towards the presiding Deity of that Mantra. When it reaches its Deity, it combines with the power of that Deity before bouncing back along with the subtle but now manifold powers of that Deity back to re-enter the source of its origin which is the subtle body of the one chanting the Mantra.

The Stronger the Faith, Will-power and Emotion attached with the Mantra, the Stronger will be the attraction of the powers of the Deity. Its like a Dynamo effect, the more you keep repeating a Mantra continuously the more you get charged up with Divinity .This phenomenon is so subtle and so fast that the person chanting the Mantra does not even realize it as these sound waves or vibrations moving in the air in about 340 m/sec have their own frequency while humans can hear only from 20 frequencies per second to 20,000 frequencies per second and not outside of this range.

On the physical level the science of Sound works with the movement of the tongue in the mouth. The hard upper palate forms the roof of the mouth where there are 84 meridian points located. While pronouncing the Mantra, the movement of the tongue stimulates these meridian points which in turn stimulate the hypothalamus to secrete neurotransmission fluids. As these different chemical liquids are secreted to different parts of the brain, messages are transmitted throughout as well. Simultaneously, these Mantra sound vibrations are also received by the ear and are turned into electrical signals which move along the acoustic nerve towards the acoustic bark in the Brain, whose cells then correspond to these waves and move into the various parts of the brain especially the frontal part. All these parts work together corresponding to the signals and translating them to a language the human understands. And as, as our body is made up of at least 70 per cent water, our bodies become an excellent conductor of sound vibrations thus every cell in our body acts as a sound resonator. So finally, the brain analyses these signals and gives orders to the various parts of the body to correspond to these signals.

The signs of this charged Mantra, re-entering the subtle body of the person chanting it, are in the different types of Vibrations or Emotions that can move one to tears, lift his spirits up, bring back beautiful memories, make him deliriously happy, or rouse violent emotions, sensations of energy flowing from the head to the base or goose bumps too.

The Mantra may be chanted out aloud, or repeated silently, or resonated in the mind (Maanas Jap) and should be recited from the base of the stomach which represents the seat of a person's dormant power. There is a lot of hidden Shakti here. It produces subtle vibrations in the fine nerves of the brain, thereby empowering the brain's 108 centers and quelling their inactivity. If Mantras are pronounced correctly, following the rules and regulations, given in the Scriptures it can undoubtedly cure many a diseases. So, the success of the Mantra lies in its correct pronunciation. Unless the pronunciation is correct, it does not have the desirable effects on our Nerves.

Jap and Dhyaan, are similar to Naad (Sound) and Bindu Saadhanaa (Concentration on a point), which can pierce the greater or the subtlest particle.

The Gayatri Mantra when repeatedly chanted, creates ring shaped sound waves which rises up with great speed, through Ether and goes towards the Sun, and after touching the surface of the Sun, it returns back along with the subtle powers of the Sun, like Heat, Light, Electrical etc. Thus the Mantra combined with all these powers of the Sun re-enters the subtle body of the one chanting it, who, therefore is blessed by Gayatri Maa.

Power of Mantra - Taansen the famous court-musician of Emperor Akbar, could make the clouds pour down by singing the Raag Megh Malhaar, and could lit the lamps by singing Raag Deepak.

Power of Sound Vibrations - Two scientists by the name of Graham and Neil conducted an experiment in a crowded street, in Australia's Melbourne city. The experiment was done to show the 'Powers of Sound'. The medium of the experiment was a Motor-Car. They wanted to move the car, according to their commands. The car followed their command when they said 'START' and again when they commanded 'GO', the car started moving and stopped when they said 'HALT'. People thought it to be a magic, which in reality, it was not. It was merely an experiment, which showed the 'Power of Sound'. But how did it happen?

Graham had a Transmitter in his hands; the function of the Transmitter was to convert the command into a fixed frequency of electrical power, and send it to the control unit, which was fitted in the dashboard of the car. Another device named 'Car Radio' was fitted in front of the Control-unit.

When the electro-magnetic frequencies transmitted by the Transmitter, dashed against the 'Car Radio' the cars engine started and even began to move, and ultimately stopped. The source of all these happenings was the 'Sound Waves'. The causes and effects of the 'Mantra' and 'Stotra' could not be analyzed till date, because they are based on Ultrasonic Sounds, which, we can neither see, nor hear. But if these are pronounced with clarity and emotion, than it can do wonders.

"In a Disco, your Mind makes you Dance, In a Satsang, you Make your Mind to Dance"
{Source: Saidevotees_worldnet}


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