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April 17th, 2012 Dr Sandip Shah

Mantras are single or strung together syllables. Mantras are used in rituals, whispered or chanted in
combinations and contexts, setting up patterns of vibrations. One must learn to pronounce them properly
and understand their meaning. Mantra sadhana is very difficult as if during practice any drawbacks remain,
it can inflict losses. Guidance of a competent guru is quite necessary to attain success.
A sadhak should observe some rules and regulations very strictly while practicing mantra shakti. He must
completely believe in the shakti and should avoid anger, egoism. He should observe brahamcharya and
should not fear if he sees any miracles during sadhana. The food of a sadhak should be simple and must
not contain meat, onion, garlic, etc.
Ones subconcious mind can help to find the solution through meditation and recitation of mantras.
Continuous sadhana will enable the sadhak to find solution to all problems, achieve peace of mind and
removal of mental strain.

Asanas During Meditation
The posture arousing mantra shakti is known as asana.
Siddh Asana : This Asana is very useful to acquire Sidhi. Even fat persons can practice it. Place one heel at
the anus and keep the other heel at the root of generative system. The feet or legs should be so arranged
that the ankle joints should touch each other. Hands should be placed straight on the knee joints. Sit for 15
minutes with closed eyes concentrating on God. This asana is useful in curing rheumatism and keeps the
mind and body in order. The eyes must be focussed if not closed, on the space between eyebrows (Trikuti).
Padma Asana : Place the right foot on the left thigh and then carefully bring the left foot on the right thigh.
This is the physical position for the spiritual process. One must press the tongue against the teeth and chin
against heart. The sight should be focussed on the tip of the nose. Breathing should be slow. It destroys
Pranayam : Pranayam removes all diseases, purifies the Nadis, steadies the mind in concentration,
improves digestion and increases the appetite. It helps awaken the Kundalini. Sit in Padma or Siddh asana.
Close the right nostril with the thumb. Draw in the air very slowly through the left nostril. Then do it like
wise with the right nostril. Retain the air as long as you can comfortably. Then exhale very very slowly,
through the nostril after removing thumb or finger. Do twenty rounds in the morning and twenty in the
evening. Increase it gradually.
Trataka : This involves steady gazing at a particular point or object without blinking to increase
concentration. It is a very effective method to control the mind, improve the eyesight, and develop will
power. It can be done by concentrating ones attention on a black or white dot on the wall, a picture or on
Pooja : Deva or Deity should be kept in ones mind while reciting the mantra. Each mantra has a
tremendous force and draws maximum benefit. This can be performed in three ways: 1. Vaikhari (Verbal)
by speaking loudly. 2. Upamsu (Whispering). 3. Mansik (Mental).
Aagni Hotra : Homa is performed with fire in accordance with prescribed rituals.

Lights In Meditation
Various lights are manifested during meditation.In the beginning a bright light of the size of the pin point
will appear in the forehead in the trikuti,which is called the Ajna chakra. Different lights are seen when
eyes are closed. These lights appear in mental space, and are tantric lights having its specific colors.
Frequently it is combination of white and yellow but red and blue lights are rarely seen. Initially small
balls of light are seen which later become dazzling lights.
The lights become stable with advancement of meditation. Also at higher stages of meditation figures as
sadhus or other physical forms are seen in stable light.One should not pay much attention to these figures
and should concentrate on the ultimate goal only. These are simply to make one convience that there is
existence of God and super physical and meta physical realities. This is sadhana shakti. If carried out
with faith, one can achieve marvellous results, get siddhi and can benefit both the oneself and the mankind.
Rosary, Beej Mantra And Samput
Rosary : During meditation beads are a must.Different beads are there in rosary according to the
purpose.Beads may be padam beej, rudraksha, tulsi, shankh, pearl, gold, silver, gem, root of khush. All
beads in a rosary should be of equal size, free from decay and unbroken. One additional bead of a bigger
size than others is put at the top of the rosary. The number and type of beads in a rosary vary with purpose.
Shiva shakti mantras Rudraksha.
Vishnu and Lord Krishna mantra Tulsi
Death inflicting mantras Padam Beej
Mantras for wealth gems, jewels, gold and silver.
Beej Mantra : A mantra is full of shakti and there are various beej mantra each with it own power. When
mixed with other mantras, they provide extra power to that mantra. Basic beej mantra Om is further
expanded into the following types of beej yog beej ,tejo beej, shanti beej and raksha beej, which are
respectively known as aeng (aim) hreem, sreem, kreem, kleem, dum, gam, glaum, lam, yam, aam or um or
There are some one word beej mantras which are particularly suitable to young boys and girls who can
repeat them with zest and faith, to secure good results. Few of them with their purposes are -
1. Kshasraum Narsimha bija.Removes all sorrows and fears.
2. Aim Saraswati bija.Makes proficient in all branches of learning.
3. Shree Lakshami mantra.Leads to prosperity and contenment.
4. Hareem Bhuvaneshvari mantra.Makes a person leader of men and help get a person all he needs.
5. Kaleem Kamraj mantra. Fulfills ones desires.
6. Kreem Destroys enemies and gives happiness.
7. Dum Durga beej. One gets whatever one wants.
8. Gam Glaum Ganesa beej. Removes all obstacles and promotes success.
9. Lam Earth beej. Helps to secure good crops.
10. Yam Vayu beej. Help secure rains.
11. Aam Um Ram Beej mantras ao Brahma,Vishnu and Rudra.