Mantras

Mantras are Sanskrit phrases formed “scientifically” by vibration and light. What does that mean? It means that mantras, unlike most sentences, even ins Sanskrit are formed to produce particular qualities of vibration and effects within light. Every mantra has a particular effect, and indeed, some have the same effect as others, but it is the vibrations of the carefully placed Sanskrit syllables or Devanagari Letters that really enhance mantra.

Truly, anyone can create mantra, even in English, but they often do not have the same high-frequency, energising and liberating effects of the Ancient Mantras of India and Tibet.

The Nine Principles of Mantra

According to Tibetan Wisdom, there are Nine (9) Principles of Mantra. They are:

1. As Deity
2. As Mandala
3. As Offering (to Deity)
4. As Blessing
5. As Accomplishment (as upon a path; completeness)
6. As Enlightened Activity (as the Bodhisattvas, Buddhas)
7. As Liberation (Moksha) from Permanence; Non-existence
8. For Purification
9. To Fulfill Wishes

My Favourite Mantras

Some of my favourite mantras are listed below together with translation.

  • Om namo bhagavate Vasudevaya

“Om and salutations to the Most Supreme Lord Vasudeva (Lord Krishna)”

  • Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha

“Om and salutations to the Remover of Obstacles (Ganesh) for which Gum is the seed”

“Om, Adoration to the Auspicious One (Rudra Shiva)” On a deeper and more personal level, this mantra directly relates to the principles of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aether, which govern the first six (6) chakras: Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha and Ajna. Thus, it may be translated as: “Om and salutations to that which I am capable of becoming”

Om Peace, Peace, Peace

To Be Continued…

 

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Make me an Instrument of Your Peace

This is another of my favourite Christian prayers, again by St. Francis of Assisi. This prayer is such a selfless prayer that, irrespective of creed, anyone may benefit even from contemplation upon it.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

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An Inquiry

How can I be wise if I do not understand?
How can I understand if I do not know?
How can I know if I do not remember?
How can I remember if I do not learn?
How can I learn if I do not persevere?
How can I persevere if I do not try?
How can I try if I do not start?
How can I start if I am not motivated?
How do I become motivated if I am not inspired?
How do I become inspired if I do not seek inspiration?
How do I seek inspiration if I do not know what to look for?
How do I know what to look for if I cannot see?
How do I see if I am blind?
How do I see if my eyes are closed?
How do I open my eyes if I do not know how?
How do I open my eyes if I do not want to?
How do I want it if I do not care for it?
How do I care for it if I do not love it?
How do I love it if I do not love myself?
How do I love myself if I do not love God?
How do I love God if I do not love his works?
How do I love his works if I do not love myself?
How can I be wise if I do not love?

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Pointless things… true minds….

Useless things make useless minds
Pointless things make pointless minds
Many things make many minds
One thing makes one mind
Purposeful things make purposeful minds
Focused things make focused minds
Fictitious things make fictitious minds
Real things make real minds
True things make true minds

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Canticle of the Creatures

One of my favourite Christian Prayers:

O Most High, all-powerful, good Lord God,
To you belong praise, glory,
Honour and all blessing.
Be praised, my Lord, for all your creation
And especially for our Brother Sun,
Who brings us the day and the light;
He is strong and shines magnificently.
O Lord, we think of you when we look at him.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon,
And for the stars
Which you have set shining and lovely
In the heavens.
Be praised, my Lord,
For our Brothers Wind and Air
And every kind of weather
By which you, Lord,
Uphold life in all your creatures.
Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Water,
Who is very useful to us,
And humble and precious and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Fire,
Through whom you give us light in the darkness:
he is bright and lively and strong.
Be praised, my Lord,
For Sister Earth, our Mother,
Who nourishes us and sustains us,
Bringing forth
Fruits and vegetables of many kinds
And flowers of many colours.
Be praised, my Lord,
For those who forgive for love of you;
And for those
Who bear sickness and weakness
In peace and patience
– you will grant them a crown.
Be praised, my Lord, for our Sister Death,
Whom we must all face.
I praise and bless you, Lord,
And I give thanks to you,
And I will serve you in all humility

St. Francis of Assisi

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The Original “Our Father”

Here follows the original Our Father as would have been spoken by Yeshua Meshiach (Jesus Christ) in the Galilean Aramaic dialect of his time.

Abwun d’bwaschmaya
Nethkadasch schmah
Tete malkutach
Nehwe tzevyanach aikana
D’bwaschmaya af b’arha
Hawvlan lachma d’sunkanan yaomana
Waschboklan chauben wachtahen aikana
Daf chnan schwoken l’chaiyaben
Wela tachlan l’nesyuna
Ela patzan min bischa
Metol dilachie malkutha wahaila
Wateschbukta l’ahlam almin

Amen.

The rough translation follows. Please note that Aramaic was a very mystical language with many layers of interpretation and the translation below does not, in any way, reflect a direct or word-for-word (transliteration) approach.

O Thou, from whom the Breath of Life comes; Who fills all realms (of light and vibration)
May your light be experienced in my utmost holiest (soul)
Your Heavenly Domain (Kingdom) approaches
Let your will come true
In the universe (all that vibrates and is of light) just as on earth (all that is material and dense)
Give us wisdom for our daily need
Detach the fetters of faults that bind us
As we let go of the guilt of others (upon us and in general)
Let us not be lost in superficial things
But let us be freed from that which keeps us from our true purpose
From you comes the all-working will (it is your kingdom), the lively strength to act (power)
The song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age (glory, forever)

Sealed in Trust, Faith and Truth.
(I confirm with my entire being)

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