Jappa Mantra repetitive chanting is a tool to allow the mind to expand and enter deeper states of consciousness and awareness.
Mantra is Sound, Sound is Vibration therefore sound brings healing energy through vibration. Mantra is a tool for working with the mind through vibration.
Traditionally Mantra can be defined according to the root Man or Mana meaning mind and tra as a tool.
The whole universe is created of sound, the vibrations of sounds are mantras. Mantra is the vibratory expression of divine energy and forces.
Vedic culture and Vedic chanting are oldest written sources of mantra chanting known. There are many mantras recorded. When you practice mantra there is a radical change, mutation and transformation that happens, mantra has the power to rejuvenate the brain.
My Favourite Mantras:
AKA Savitri Mantra, one of the most important mantras in the Vedic Scriptures (Rig – Veda III/62/10). This Mantra carries the power of light, energy and transformation.
Om bhur bhuvah svah, tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi,
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.
Gayatri Mantra is a chant which encourages the human who is chanting to recognize that there is this energy that is present in everything and everyone; including inside one’s own self, that everyone including oneself should try channeling all this energy to gain pure enlightened intelligence and that one is and always will be a part of this pure energy and should therefore attempt to make the best use of it.
Prayer to Ganesh
Om gananam tva ganapatim havamahe kavim kavinam upamasravastamam,
jyestha rajam brahmanam brahmanas pata a nah srnvannutibhih sida sadanam.
vakratunda mahakaya surya koti samaprabha,
nirvighnam kuru me deva sarva karyesu sarvada.
siddhi buddhi sakti sahita sriman mahaganadipataye namo namah, nirvighnam kuru.
We offer oblations to you, Ganesa, ruler of all Gods, you who are the most renowned of all wise ones, the most elder among high gods.
O, divine father of all wise ones, the leader of all gods, listening to our humble praise, may you come with your divine protective energies and sit among us to protect us and fulfill our sacrifice of learning.
With curved tusk, big body, and effulgence equal to a thousand suns, make me free of all obstructions, Oh deva, in all my duties and in every way.
Accomplished, intelligent, powerful friend, the lord of hosts, we bow to you. Make me free of all obstructions!!
Short Intention Mantras for Jappa Meditation
I am that (I am one with the Absolute).
Eem Hreem Kleem
I radiate confidence and strength.
Om Durgaya Namah
I am fearless.
Shree Gum Namah
My limitless awareness overcomes all obstacles.
I am the wholeness of universal existence.