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|Mantra, Tantra, Yantra|
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See also Naarad Puraan, 1/27 --- for more elaborated explanation; Keelak, Mantra (in Astrology); Panchaakshar; Poojaa; Soham,
Mantra; Mantra (in Astrology); 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; Tantra Yantra
--Mantra is the sound-body of a god and Yantra depicts that sound-body in a diagram.
Just imagine Mantra as the computer code while Yantra as the computer electronic
Mantra are chanted according to the rules of Tantra; the vibrations gather on the surface of Yantra and bounce off on their way to the specified god. The vibrations come into contact with the god, gather power and blessings and return back to the Saadhak (the chanter of Mantra) suffuses him with divinity and confer on him supernatural powers. Thus Mantra, Tantra and Yantra are complementary to each other.
An analogy to explain Mantra and Yantra - Mantra is your name and Yantra is your body depicted on a paper as a line diagram. When you see your line diagram, you say your name; that is Mantra. Think of the deity who carries the specific Mantra and Yantra.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 12/13/12