the OM Mantra

The OM mantra: The Profound Benefits of Chanting

In the realm of spiritual practices, the OM mantra stands as a beacon of profound significance, offering a myriad of benefits to those who embrace its vibrations. Delving into the depths of this ancient chant unveils a treasure trove of advantages that span physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions. Let’s explore the transformative power of the OM mantra, backed by centuries of wisdom and modern understanding.

Valuable Benefits Of The OM Mantra

the OM Mantra
the OM Mantra

Purification and Positivity:

Chanting the OM mantra serves as a sanctifying ritual, purifying the surrounding environment with its resonant vibrations. Not only does it uplift the individual practitioner, but it also spreads positive energy to all who dwell within its reach.

Aura Cleansing and Deep Relaxation:

The sacred sound of OM cleanses the aura, fostering a state of deep relaxation and tranquility. Immersed in its melodious cadence, practitioners find themselves transported to meditative realms, free from the clutches of stress and tension.

Enhanced Concentration and Immunity:

By incorporating the OM mantra into daily practice, one can experience a notable boost in concentration and immunity. The rhythmic chanting acts as a tonic for the mind and body, fortifying the spirit against distractions and ailments.

Vocal Strength and Sinus Clarity:

The vibrational resonance of OM strengthens the vocal cords and clears the sinuses, bestowing practitioners with a melodious voice and unobstructed airflow. With each chant, the body harmonizes with the cosmic vibrations, attuning itself to a state of optimal health.

Spiritual Empowerment and Emotional Balance:

Embarking on a journey of OM chanting unveils the path to spiritual empowerment and emotional equilibrium. Through dedicated practice, individuals gain mastery over their inner realms, cultivating clarity and serenity amidst life’s challenges.

Collective Harmony and Weight Management:

When chanted in unison, the OM mantra fosters collective harmony and amplifies its transformative effects. The synergy of group chanting creates a ripple of positivity, infusing the surroundings with vibrant energy. Moreover, some practitioners attest to its potential in aiding weight management through heightened metabolic activity.

Radiant Glow and Physical Healing:

The internal radiance cultivated by regular OM chanting manifests externally, adorning practitioners with a radiant glow. Cleansed of impurities and imbued with positive energy, the body reflects the inner harmony achieved through dedicated practice.

Strengthened Spinal Cord and Enhanced Vision:

The distinct vibrations of OM, embodied in its constituent sounds, offer targeted benefits to the physical body. From strengthening the spinal cord to improving vision, each syllable holds the key to unlocking greater vitality and well-being.

In conclusion, the OM mantra transcends mere sound, serving as a gateway to holistic transformation. As practitioners immerse themselves in its timeless resonance, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, guided by the eternal rhythms of the universe.

By including the OM mantra in daily practice, one unlocks the door to boundless possibilities, ushering in a new era of harmony, vitality, and spiritual fulfillment.

The Fascination with Yoga

The purpose of YOGA

Understanding the Purpose of Yoga

The purpose of YOGA, in the spiritual and adhyatmik sense, Yoga aims to achieve a connection with the “self” beyond the aham (ego), known as the Aatma (soul), and then link the Aatma with Paramatma (sometimes also referred to as The Supreme Soul or the Supreme Shiv Consciousness or Brahman or Ishvar depending upon the tradition you follow). This union aims to grant us Moksha, freeing us from the repeated cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, which is filled with suffering. The ultimate goal of Yoga involves overcoming the attachments and desires of the body and mind and establishing a connection with the soul, which is not a separate entity, but rather an integral part of a larger consciousness.

The purpose of YOGA in Ancient Bharat

In the ancient kingdom of Bharat, named after the great world-conquering and uniting king Bharat, many yogis (those who followed the path of yoga to achieve enlightenment) and rishis (enlightened beings who perceive unfiltered cosmic truth) dedicated their lives to studying Yoga and its teachings. They discovered that among all that exists in the cosmos, Yoga may be humanity’s greatest gift, offering a systematic path that, when followed, can lead to Moksha – the ultimate liberation from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

The Fascination with the Purpose of YOGA

The yogis, constantly seeking higher truths, found the path and purpose of Yoga fascinating. They noted that Yoga also serves as the perfect path to free individuals from the accumulation of their Samskara. Samskara refers to the deep, impactful impressions on our consciousness left by all our thoughts, words, and actions in both this life and previous lives. The yogis recognized that Yoga provides a means to purify the soul and transcend the limitations of the physical body and the impulses of the mind.

The Fascination with Yoga
The Fascination with Yoga

Loss and Rediscovery of Yoga’s Wisdom

However, many unfortunate tides of time have led to a significant loss of Yoga’s ancient knowledge during the troubled times of the Muslim invasion of India and the subsequent ban of Yoga during Christian occupation. It is disheartening to witness the loss of much of the wisdom from Ancient Bharat due to these invasions. The invaders specifically targeted universities and intellectuals as a strategy.

Preserving and Spreading Yoga’s Teachings

We must remain hopeful as some of the important teachings persist, and many of the teachings of Yoga are also experiencing rediscovery and sharing with the world. With awareness of this newfound knowledge, we must stay dedicated to not only preserving the teachings authentically but also spreading them and aiding others in finding their path to liberation.

How to find Purpose of Life

Karma, the Flow of Cause and Effect

Karma is derived from the Sanskrit root word kri, meaning ‘to do’. It encompasses all actions, thoughts, and words that we engage in. Even inaction is considered Karma, for it, too, has a consequence. Thus, every action, every thought, and every word we speak is Karma. It is important to remember that Karma is not merely the result of our actions. Rather, it is the entire process of cause and effect. Every thought, word, and action creates an imprint on our consciousness, shaping our character and influencing our future actions. Therefore, it is essential to perform our actions with utmost integrity, ethics, and morality.

Understanding Dharma


Dharma is the inherent nature of all beings. It is the path of righteousness, duty, and moral obligation. Every being has a unique Dharma, and it is our duty to fulfill it with utmost dedication and sincerity. When we perform our actions in accordance with our Dharma, we are living a life of purpose and meaning.

How to find Purpose of Life
How to find Purpose of Life

Interconnection of Karma and Dharma


Karma and Dharma are interconnected, and we cannot understand one without the other. Every action we perform has a consequence, and it is our duty to perform our actions in accordance with our Dharma. By understanding the deeper meaning behind these concepts, we can lead a life of purpose and fulfillment, and ultimately, reach spiritual enlightenment.

The Misconception of Karma


Many people mistakenly believe that Karma only refers to the consequences of their actions. However, Karma is an ongoing process that influences our every thought, word, and deed. Consider this: even if you choose to do nothing and remain idle, this too is an action towards being lazy, and it will have a certain result, perhaps leading to lethargy or even illness.

The Power of Thoughts and Intentions


In the same way, when you express love and affection towards others, it brings joy and happiness to their hearts, and they may bring you gifts or other blessings. Even the thoughts that we entertain have a profound impact on our lives. If we hold on to negative thoughts such as anger, jealousy, or hatred, it can create destructive patterns of behavior and affect our character.  For example, in your mind you say, oh, I am a strong person; I am a brave person. I can do whatever I want. Because of that, your character changes, this is also Karma. As you understand now, everything is Karma, including not doing something as well.

Cultivating Awareness and Mindfulness


Therefore, we must cultivate awareness and mindfulness in all that we do, say, and think. By understanding Karma, we can make conscious choices that bring positive results and avoid actions that lead to suffering.

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When great meets the greatness: A tale of Alexander and the yogi

Many people in modern world do not dwell into tales of the past and this is why they keep making mistakes. The eternal truths have been revealed to us and stand as much true today as they did in the ancient world, for once upon a time even the ancients thought that they live in a modern world. What we call modern today will become ancient to others in a thousand years time.

An important tale i would like to share is perhaps of that person who the western world calls as the greatest emperor that rose from amongst them. There is a lot to be learnt from this so do read with full awareness.

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As Alexander pushed for new glories, he encountered the gymnosophists (the Greek word for yogi). Ten yogis were captured and brought to Taxila. As had been informed to them about their intellect capabilities, he decided to test them. He thought of playing a game with them. He declared that he would ask each of them a question, and put to death the one who had the worst answer.

1-Who are the majority the dead or the leaving?

• The yogi answered the living cause the dead does not exist anymore.

My answer- The dead, because the living can be counted, but the dead can’t.

2- Which is the most cunning animal?

• The yogi said the one that human still could not find.

My answer- the one who doesn’t reveal a……………………………………………………..!

3- What is more powerful? Life or death?

• The yogis said Life, because life cause life beings more illnesses

My answer- Easy, Death. In life you go away from god, in death you go back to god.

4- How can a human be more loved?

• The yogi answered, by being powerful without promoting fear

My answer- By not listening to the voice in his own mind.

5- Which is bigger the day or the night?

• The yogi answered the day. It is bigger by one day than the night as it came earlier.

My answer- Day because the moment it appears, darkness of the night runs away.

6- Where do the biggest animals exist? On the land or in the sea?

• The yogi said on the land, because the sea is part of the land.

My answer- In The swords of those who are uncivilised and don’t have morals.

7- How can anyone be a god ?

• The yogi said by doing something a human can not achieve.

My answer- Yoga says give up the ego and you are god. Capitalism says earn money and you are god. Poltics says win elections and you are god. I say the moment you see the spark of divinity within yourself you become a god.

8- the next question was related to Alexander’s conquest. Alexander asked why you asked your king to revolt against me?

• The yogi said because I want him to live as a royal or die as a royal.

My answer- Because nobody likes the neighbour (stranger) to become the father to your child.

9- For how long is it good for one human to live?

• Until death becomes more desirable than life.

My answer- As long as history doesn’t turn him into a villain.

So, then, turning to the judge, Alexander bade him give his opinion. The judge declared that they had answered one worse than another. “Well, then,” said Alexander, “thou shalt die first for giving such a verdict.” “That cannot be, O King,” said the judge, “unless thou falsely saidst that thou wouldst put to death first him who answered worst.” These philosophers, then, he dismissed with gifts…

⁃ Plutarch, “Life of Alexander”, Paralell Lives, 64-65

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Alexander tried to persuade a yogi to stay with him as one of his teachers. Alexander even hinted use of force to take him to his country, to which the yogi replied philosophically, that “what shall I be worth to you, Alexander, for exhibiting to the Greeks if I am compelled to do what I do not wish to do?”.

But Alexander did succeed in taking a yogi back home or atleast it seemed that way. The yogi lived as a teacher to Alexander and represented “eastern honesty and freedom”. The Greeks called this yogi “Kalanos”, which might either be a reference to kalyan or Kali. As the yogi accompanied Alexander to Persia, he wanted to give up his life as the body was not holding up and he knew his time to go had come. Being a yogi he wanted to go on his terms by entering a samadhi while sitting on a funeral pyre. This happened in the full view of the whole Macedonian army. The soldiers observed that the yogi had no fear of pain or death, and who never once moved from his position as his flesh was consumed by the flames. He was seventy-three years of age at time of his death and the city where this immolation took place was Susa in the year 323 BC.

Interestingly, as he left for his final moments, the yogi said to Alexander:

“I shall see you soon in Babylon.” even though at the time of death of Kalanos, Alexander did not have any plans to go to Babylon. Alexander left Persia, and died a year later in Babylon.

A letter written by Kalanos to Alexander is preserved by Philo. A painting c. 1672 by Jean Baptiste de Champaigne depicts “Alexander the Great receiving the news of the death by immolation of the gymnosophist Calanus” is displayed at Chateau de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles.

Diogenes Laërtius (fl. 3rd century AD) refers to the yogis, and reports that Pyrrho of Ellis was influenced by the gymnosophists while in India with Alexander the Great, and on his return to Ellis, imitated their habits of life and caused him to found the Hellenistic philosophy of Pyrrhonism.

Kali Yuga - The dark ages

Yoga is the best way in kaliyug

To understand the importance of yoga we must also learn about the Story of Kaliyug. But let’s begin our journey on understanding what are the main components of a Yogis Dharma. It’s sometimes represented symbolically as a bull having Four legs. The reason to chose the bull is it’s nature if never giving giving up and always working, along with the association with Bhagwan shiv ji, hence it’s Dharma has been personified as a Bull. Each leg represents one unique feature for Dharma to Strive.

1) Tapasya = Austerity

2) Shauch = Purity

3) Daya = Kindness

4) Satya = Truth

तपः शौचं दया सत्यं इति पादाः कृते कृताः |

अधर्मांशैस्त्रयो भग्नाः स्मयसङ्गमदैस्तव ||

During Satya Yuga, the bull of Dharma stands on all its four legs. As time passes and the Yugas change, one by one the legs are weakened and lost.

As we enter Treta Yuga, tapasya vanishes, this means that darkness has entered 25% of this world.

In Dwapara Yuga, Shauch is lost. This also means the world is now left with only half the population which is embodied in higher pursuits and remains pure at heart.

And in Kali Yuga, Dharma is left crippled only on one leg, and by the end of the yoga in ghor kaliyug even satya is lost. This also means that the majority of the world that is 75% lives in their ego and seeks sensual pleasure rather than devote life to higher purposes.

We are now in kaliyug, it is an age where every step we take can either be towards god or towards our own demise. We must chose our steps carefully and force ourself to create habits which brings us closer to the supreme shiv consciousness.

Due to the powerful influence of Kali Yuga, truth will steadily get eroded as the dark age progresses. As long as you are alive, learn to bring back the virtues which are the flag bearers of dharma, walk the path of truth, for it is said that the beauty of shiva is experienced only through truth “Satyam-Shivam-Sundaram”

Lasting for 432,000 years (1,200 divine years), Kali Yuga began 5,124 years ago and has 426,876 years left as of 2023 CE. Kali Yuga will end in the year 428,899 CE.

Now if we were to accept kaliyug is supposed to be having a life of 100 years, it means each 1 year of kaliyug is equal to 4,320 years human years, meaning as of today kaliyug is roughly about 1 year and 2 months (approximately).

This means kaliyug is only like an unaware child whose just entered this world. Now imagine the situation if the world today, take a moment to measure the extent of all the ongoing problems, combine each and everyone of them, this is what an unaware child who is just born is doing.

Now if this is the chaotic madness it can cause in its unaware state, what will happen when it becomes aware, what will happen when it enters its teen, what will happen when it becomes young and strong and what will happen when it’s old and doesn’t want to let go of it’s life.

Here are some shocking predictions about Kaliyug:

  1. In Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth, proper behaviour and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one’s power.
  2. Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.
  3. As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.
  4. The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety.
  5. Men will no longer protect their elderly parents.
  6. Cities will be dominated by thieves, the Vedas will be contaminated by speculative interpretations of atheists, political leaders will virtually consume the citizens, and the so-called priests and intellectuals will be devotees of their bellies and genitals.
  7. Servants will abandon a master who has lost his wealth, even if that master is a saintly person of exemplary character. Masters will abandon an incapacitated servant, even if that servant has been in the family for generations.
  8. In Kali-yuga men will develop hatred for each other even over a few coins. Giving up all friendly relations, they will be ready to lose their own lives and kill even their own relatives.
  9. Uncultured men will accept charity on behalf of the Lord and will earn their livelihood by making a show of austerity and wearing a mendicant’s dress. Those who know nothing about religion will mount a high seat and presume to speak on religious principles.
  10. The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali Yuga will become 50 years.
  11. Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the powerful influence of the age of Kali.

This is why I keep on insisting, chanta the maha mantra OM NAMAH SHIVAY, spend time in seeking wisdom, do yoga asanas, meditate, self reflect, focus on your yogic sadhana, seek moksh and get out of here. The times are dark, it’s impact in you is dark, doing things isn’t easy and getting out isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible either.

Through your sheer willpower, having faith in the suspense shiv consciousness, break the chains of the maya and enter the light, it might seem tough, but ask yourself, what’s tougher, to remain here and go through endless suffering or to put some efforts and achieve moksh.

Maha Mantra Om Namah Shivay “The Maha Panchakshari Mantra”

Maha Mantra Om Namah Shivay “The Maha Panchakshari Mantra”

Maha Mantra Om Namah Shivay “The Maha Panchakshari Mantra” is the great Vedic mantra to achieve awakenings, enlightenment and moksh. Many believe that this 5 Letter Mantra had the power to even Save you from Hell and the affects of bad karma.

Om Namah Shivay mantra generates a very high energy. These waves enhance human intelligence to the optimum level. Chanting Om Namah Shivay slowly during Meditation gives Harmony, Concentration, and strength.

Rig Veda defined Supreme being as Maharudra. Bhagwan Shiv ji symbolizes the Maharudra (रुदन रोकने वाला ) means the one who wipes out the tears. If a yogi chants the mantra with true devotion towards Sachidanand, their mind, body, and soul go through the transcendental phase, and they can even switch to higher dimensions of reality .

The Mantra
ॐ नमः शिवाय:

Direct Translation: Adoration to Bhagwan shiv ji

The mantra focuses on Bhagwan shiv ji who is understood to be the god of all yogis and the god of yoga along with being the god of time and also the god who gives moksh. The repetition of the mantra is such that the last syllable of the mantra is the doorway to Shiva-consciousness, moving from the end to a new beginning.

Om Namah Shivay is Panchakshari mantra excluding Omkar (primary cosmic vibration) . Namah Shivay attached with the five essential elements of the materialistic world NA – MA -SI – VA – YA.

SivaOm – NAMAH SHIVAY

Na Earth Element (Prithvi Tattva)
Ma Water Element (Jal Tattva)
Si Fire element (Agni Tattva)
Va Air element (Vayu Tattva)
Ya Space element (Akasha Tattva)

ॐ नमः शिवाय mantra chanting brings transcendental changes to the body of the chanter. Yogis all around the world are busy in chanting the auspicious mantra through which they have increased their abilities to infinite levels.

It means that those particular yogis have connected themselves with the primary nature of the existence which is Prakriti or sublime energy flow. Goddess Shakti resides in that energy flow and takes you to the Shiva. It is a remarkable ancient science of Yogis based on logistic realities. If chanted correctly, mantra helps chanter to get connected with Bhagwan shiv ji. Connecting to Shiva means going to self-healing mode. It is the ultimate state of the eternal blissfulness.

Yogeshwara Shiv is Mahadev, in simple terms supreme god of gods. The one who doesn’t have any start and end. Everything emerges from him and in the end, gets dissolve in him. Therefore, Shiva is unique; there is no one like Shiv, the immortal one, Unconquerable, the greatest Aghor, infinite, omniscient, greatest transformer, Adi Purusha.

The benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivay

The Mantra is Moksha Giver and stabilizes your thoughts – The Chanting of Om Namah Shivay is not just moksha giving mantra; It also enlightens, our inner thoughts process and improves blood circulation on the neurons. In medical term, this concept is called neuroplasticity .

Mantra makes you feel Light – Lord Shiva is highly auspicious, When someone chants Om Namah Shivay, At that moment he becomes AGHORI. Ghor means extreme and, AGhor (Not Ghor) means the one who is not extreme. That’s how Shiva makes you feel light inside your heart. A significant vibration originates in the subconsciousness part of the mind which gives the feeling of internal ecstasy. Om Namah Shivay mantra benefits that the Continuous repetition of the divine mantra is the way toward perennial joy.

Om Namah Shivay helps in controlling Senses and anxieties Neelkantham is Vairagya founder (Means founder of Dispassion). Shiva Kaam Bhasmam (Destroyer of eroticism ) makes you qualify to control your senses and nerves. The deity of eroticism (Kaam Dev) will not influence you.

Om Namah Shivay gives calmness to your mind Shiva holds moon crescent on his head. It impacts chanter body When somebody starts Om Namah Shivaay chanting. It cools his/her mind and helps them to get peace of mind, persistence, and calmness especially when everything is going against you.

Om Namah Shivay increases the happiness chemical which is known as GABA chemical. Lack of Gaba chemical reduces the natural sleep within humans. People who lack such chemical always feel exhausts. The frontal area of the human brain is in the Orbito prefrontal cortex which is responsible for making decisions, problem-solving and awakening the consciousness gets charged.

Students get the immense benefit of improving memory power after the Om Namah Shivaya chanting. Therefore if your kid is suffering from low memory power, advice them to chant the mantra for 15 mins every day. Chanting Om Namah Shivay mantra gives you eternal joy and the great Bhagwan shiv ji becomes your protector, Every kind of panic, stress, depression, insanity starts fading slowly, when you begin Om Namah Shivay chanting. Himself becomes the protector of the chanter.

Om Namah Shivay mantra makes you free from your animal passion and rude behavior. It grows positive energy in you which improves your body metabolism and reduces the toxicity of the body. You will start feeling the reduction in your aggression and anger. These changes will require 25-30 days. You require to practice mantra with high reverence on Shiv at least two times daily. Slowly – Slowly Internal and external Changes start appearing It activates the inactive neurons of the brain cell. Your body and skin start getting glow and shine by tightening up your pores automatically in a natural way. Om Namah Shivaya is a powerful maha-mantra.

The Continuous 108-time repetition is more beneficial to get Siddhis and It is helpful in awakening Kundalini Yoga Shakti.

Health Benefits of Om Namah Shivay
•improves your blood circulation and stabilizes heartbeat.
•Mantra can even enhance your blood purification system.
•Chanting the mantra also purifies your rationalizing process which improves your physiological as well as intellectual well-being.
•It also heals your sorrows, emotional pain and takes you out of the darkness and show the positivity of life.
•It also reduces the chances of heart strokes and organ failure.

It spreads positivity in your house Worshipping Shiva in the home brings happiness into the family. Shiva & Shakti both get established in that house. You start understanding others problem and becomes ever ready to give helping hand to others. Moreover that, Moral values will start growing in the kids. Positive vibes will get emitting from that house and from the people living in that house. Chanting Om Namah Shivaya makes the law of attraction works better in your favor.

The Power of Om Namah Shivaya is that it can free you from your past sins. The Mantra helps you to invoke [ AtmyaGyan – Atman ] What most of the people don’t know is that almighty Shiva is known for his simplicity and guiltless nature. This mantra helps you to get connected with supreme consciousness. Every substance including deities is the manifestation of Shiva’s energy. Chanting Om Namah Shivay is like worshipping the primary elements of nature means invoking your inner Shiva.

by Yogi Atma Prabha

108 the symbol of infinity

Importance of 108

Welcome to the sacred knowledge about the importance of 108. The mala, consisting of 108 beads, holds great importance in the practice of yoga and meditation. Although there are numerous explanations for the number 108, none are superior or inferior to the others.

108 is a Harshad number, a number that is divisible by the sum of its digits. The Sanskrit term for Harshad is “great joy.”
In mortals, there are said to be 108 earthly desires and 108 lies. The chakras, energy intersections in the body, have 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra, and the path to self-realization lies in Sushumna, one of the energy lines leading to the crown chakra.

The Sri Yantra, which has 108 points, as well as the human body, has 54 intersections where three lines meet, each having shiva and shakti aspects.

There are 108 human delusions or forms of ignorance, and 108 marmas in the subtle body. When reciting mantras on the mala, it is essential to remember the mantra with sincerity, devotion, feeling, and full attention.

In the practice of counting the number of repetitions of the mala, 100 beads are counted as completed, with the remaining 8 beads being offered to god and guru and used to cover errors or omissions.

Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, present, and future. The numbers 1, 0, and 8 have symbolic meanings, with 1 representing higher truth, 0 representing emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 representing infinity or eternity.

The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the earth, while the average distance of the moon from the earth is 108 times the diameter of the moon.

Lastly, 108 is believed to refer to the number of Hindu deities, with each having 108 names. It is also said that there are 108 paths to god, and 108 styles of meditation. Let the knowledge of 108 inspire your spiritual practice and guide you on your journey toward self-realization.

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The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra reads:
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्

om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛtyor mukṣīya maamṛtāt

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a powerful chant that is believed to have originated from Rigveda. It is considered to be one of the most potent mantras for healing and is chanted to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva, the three-eyed Lord who sees everything, both visible and invisible. The mantra seeks the Lord’s protection from disease, death, and all forms of suffering.
The mantra begins with the sacred syllable “Om,” which is a mystical symbol of the universe and the divine. The word “Tryambakam” refers to Lord Shiva, who is known as the three-eyed one. The next line, “Yajamahe,” is an expression of worship, adoration, and reverence.

“Sugandhim” means fragrant and is a reference to the Lord’s sweet-smelling nature. “Pushthivardhanam” refers to the Lord’s nourishing and life-giving qualities. The Lord is seen as a good gardener who takes care of all his creations, making them thrive and prosper.

The line “Urvārukamiva” compares the Lord’s protective powers to that of a cucumber, which is shielded by its strong vine. The Lord’s protection is believed to be as powerful as the vine that holds the cucumber. “Bandhanān” means bound down, and with “Mṛtyormukṣīya,” it means “liberate from the bounds of death.”


The last line, “Māmṛtāt,” can be interpreted in different ways. One interpretation is “Free me from death but not from immortality,” implying that the mantra seeks protection from death but not necessarily eternal life. Another interpretation is “Give me some life-rejuvenating nectar,” which implies that the mantra seeks the blessings of the Lord for a healthy and long life.

The origin of this secret mantra is steeped in mythology, with Rishi Markandeya being the only one in the world who knew it. Legend has it that the Moon was once in trouble and cursed by King Daksha. Rishi Markandeya gave the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra to Sati, Daksha’s daughter, for the Moon’s well-being.
The mantra is also known as the Rudra mantra, symbolizing the furious aspect of Lord Shiva. The Tryambakam mantra alludes to Shiva’s three eyes and is sometimes called the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra, as it forms a part of the life-restoring practice given to the primordial sage Sukracharya.

The Mahamritryunjaya Mantra is a potent tool for seekers of yoga and spirituality. It has found its place in the Vedas and holds within it the essence of the divine. So let us invoke the blessings of the three-eyed Lord Shiva and elevate our consciousness to new heights.

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, a sacred and powerful invocation to Lord Shiva, is renowned for its benefits to mental, emotional, and physical health. This moksha mantra is believed to grant longevity and immortality, and to protect against untimely death.
When chanted, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra imbues the practitioner with energy and guidance from the divine, while reconnecting the consciousness to its true nature. This transformative practice is known as Japa, which involves the repetition of the mantra and leads to greater concentration and awareness.

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra can be used in various ways, including during the smearing of Vibhuti over various parts of the body, as well as in Japa or Homa (havan) to manifest desired results. While the Gayatri Mantra serves to purify and guide spiritually, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra provides healing, rejuvenation, and nurturance to the practitioner.

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Understand god through the concept of time

To truly understand the concept of the divine, we must understand the concept of time. Time is the ultimate manifestation of the divine, present in all things and driving nature itself. It both creates and destroys, and in the end, only time remains when all else fades away.
The ancient sages knew that to Understand god they must understand the concept of time, which is why they named Shiva Mahakal and Shakti as Mahakali, the great gods, and goddesses of time. These divine entities are beyond our limited selves and hold the key to the fate of our soul’s journey.
Even if you do not consider yourself religious or spiritual, it is crucial to respect time. For, in the end, only time is ever victorious, and it determines the course of our lives. Let us learn to appreciate the power of time and honor its place in our lives. By doing so, we can connect with the divine and find a greater purpose in our existence.

Where can we find GOD ?

Where can we find GOD ?

“Where to hide the divinity was the question” ask Gods. So Lord Shiva called a council of the gods to help him decide.

“Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods. But Shiva answered, “No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it.”

Then the gods said, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.” But Shiva said, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.”

Then the gods said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.” But once again Shiva replied, “No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity.”

Then the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach.”

Shiva thought for a long time and then said, “Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there.”

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring–searching for something already within themselves.