12 June 2015

The Power of Mantras

Different sounds have different effects on human psyche. If a soft sound of wind rustling through leaves soothes our nerves, the musical note of running stream enchants our heart, thunders may cause awe and fear.  The sacred utterances or chanting of Sanskrit mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the ordinary to the higher level of consciousness.
Mantras are believed to cure diseases, ward off evil, promote wealth, and even assist in the acquisition of supernatural powers.  More commonly, the reciting of mantras are used in the worship and communication with deity as well as providing a means to achieve a blissful state.
It is within the teachings of the Vedas that the use of mantric chants originated.  However,  as the Vedas are impersonal and eternal, the exact historical date of the origin of mantra chanting is hard to arrive at. For example, every mantra in the Vedas, Upanishads and various religious traditions (sampradayas) within Hindu religion begin with Om or Aum - the primordial sound, the sound that is said to have its origins at the time of the creation of the cosmos.
The simple yet powerful mantra, Om or Aum harmonizes the physical forces with the emotional forces with the intellectual forces. When this happens, you begin to feel like a complete being - mentally and physically. But this process is very slow and requires a lot of patience and unfailing faith.
Mantras and Meditations take place on the first and third Thursday evening at The Goddess House in Parafield Gardens.
These circles are open and can be attended on a regular basis or casually.  They are also suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators.  Notes relating to the chosen mantra are provided.
For more details, please contact Frances for more information.
Adapted in part from The Power of Mantra Chanting

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