Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (Mahamrityunjaya Audio CD) Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (maha-mrityun-jaya) is one of the more potent of the ancient

Sanskrit mantras. Maha mrityunjaya is a call for enlightenment and is a practice of purifying the karmas of the soul at a deep level. It is also said to be quite beneficial for mental, emotional, and physical health. The handwritten mantra below and the audio sound sample are by my dear friend, Swami Nardanand.

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat We Meditate on the Three-eyed reality Which permeates and nourishes all like a fragrance. May we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality, Even as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.

AUM/OM: Absolute reality. That which encompasses the three states of waking, dreaming, deep sleep, represented by AUM, the three levels of gross, subtle, causal, the three levels of conscious, unconscious, subconscious, and the three universal processes of coming, being, and going. Absolute silence beyond the three levels is the silence after AUM. Tryambakam: Trya means three. Ambakam means eyes. It means the three eyes of the Absolute, which are the processes of creation, existence, and dissolution, as well as the other triads, which are part of AUM. The three "eyes" means experiencing these three stages and triads at one time, from the higher, all pervasive vantage point of the Absolute. Yajamahe: We rejoice in meditation on all of this.

-----------------------------Sugandhim: Means fragrance. Like a spreading fragrance, all of this permeates the whole of existence, while at the same time being that existence Pushtivardhanam: Means that which sustains and nourishes all. Thus, the fragrance that permeates all is the sustainer of all beings, while also the essence of all beings. -----------------------------Urvarukamiva: Urva means big and powerful. Arukam means disease, like the spiritual diseases of ignorance and untruth, which are like the death of Wisdom or Truth. Bandhanan: Means bound down, as in bound down to the ignorance and untruth. -----------------------------Mrityor: Means ignorance and untruth. Mukshiya: Means liberation from the cycles of physical, mental, and spiritual death. Maamritat: Means please give me rejuvenating nectar, so as to have this liberation, like the process of severing the cucumber from the creeping vine. -----------------------------40 day practice The period of 40 days has been widely recognized as an auspicious period both in the East and the West since ancient times. A traditional way to do an extended mantra practice is to choose a number of repetitions per day, and to do that for 40 days. The mind likes to have a beginning and end to a practice, a sense of completion, such as comes with a 40 day (or longer) practice.

1. Fixed time per practice session: Mind finds comfort in knowing that it will
do the practice of one round of 108 repetitions (or some other number of rounds), and that each round will take a predictable amount of time (18 minutes per round of 108 repetitions).

2. Same number of rounds: Mind also likes the predictability of doing a certain
number of rounds done per day. Mind may resist at times, but once it gets started in the practice, mind likes the habit.

3. Specific number of days: Mind also likes the plan of knowing how many
days or months a practice will take to complete. This can be very beneficial in stabilizing a noisy mind, which is a common complaint. Listening to this online Mahamrityunjaya mantra recording of 108 repetitions (18 minutes) is equivalent to one round of a mala. A mala is a set of counting beads with 108 beads. Only 100 are counted, with the other 8 considered an offering to the

divine, however you personally hold that. You might choose to do 1, 2, 3, or 4 rounds of 108 mantras per day, counting with a set of mala beads. Or, you can use the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra CD instead of the mala beads, as the CD has 4 tracks of 108 repetitions each. You might choose to do 1, 2, 3, or 4 tracks of 108 mantras per day. You might also want to alternate between doing some with the recording and some without, counting instead with a set of mala beads. It has been said that there is freedom in discipline; choosing to do a regular practice frees the mind from wondering what practice will be done that day. It is also important not to do the mantra practice with rote repetition, but rather, with feeling and awareness. By running your own experiment for 40 days, you can decide for yourself whether or not the practice is beneficial. Extended practice A noticeable level of mantra siddhi (power of the mantra) is said to come with 125,000 repetitions of a mantra (Such an extended practice is called a purascharna). This is equivalent to 1250 rounds of a mala. Listening to this online Mahamrityunjaya mantra recording of 108 repetitions (18 minutes) is equivalent to one round of a mala (Or, you can also use the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra CD). To complete the equivalent of 1250 rounds of a mala, or a total of 125,000 repetitions of Mahamrityunjaya mantra, will take this amount of time: Rounds per day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Time per day 18 min 36 min 54 min 1 hr, 12 min 1 hr, 30 min 1 hr, 48 min 2 hr, 6 min Total days 1250 625 417 313 250 209 179 Appx. months 42 21 14 10 1/2 8 1/2 7 6

Such an extended practice with Maha Mrityunjaya mantra can have a tremendous effect in stabilizing the mind in preparation for advancing in meditation. Such a practice simply must be done personally to understand the benefits. It does take quite a commitment to do this practice every day for such a long period, but it is well worth the effort. In choosing the level of practice per day, it is important to have stability from one day to the next, and to not skip any days. It is best to choose the level that works for you consistently, rather than changing the number from day to day. For example, if

two rounds per day is a good number (34 minutes), then it's better to stay with that amount each and every day, not to do none on one day, but four on the next day.

Mantra, the Brain, and Words by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

Effects of Mantra: For thousands of years, yogis have been teaching the value of mantra in stabilizing and clearing the mind, leading one to deeper spiritual awakening. Modern neuroscience is also beginning to discover the relationship between mental functioning and the way words are used. The following graphic is from the book The Secret Life of the Brain, by Richard Restak, M.D. (©2001, Richard M. Restak and David Gruben Productions, Inc.).

Ways of using words or Mantra: Notice the explanation of increased blood flow (indicating increased activity) to the various parts of the brain, depending on whether one is hearing, seeing, speaking, or thinking of words. Regarding thinking about words, the text points out that "thinking about words engages the limbic association area responsible for thought, learning, perception, and emotion." Cultivating higher functioning: This higher functioning (buddhi) is intentionally cultivated by yogis through the practices of mantra, meditation, and contemplation. Not only do the yogis use mantra (i.e., words), but often recommend focusing the attention on this frontal part of the brain as well, placing attention in the ajna chakra, the center accessed through the space between the eyebrows. "Remembering" the Mantra: In Yoga Meditation science, different means of using mantra are prescribed. The silent, inner remembering way of using mantra use considered a higher, more effective form than hearing, reading, or speaking the mantra (See the article Japa and Ajapa-japa). Many benefits come from the proper use of mantra, including dealing with ways of thinking, ability to learn, ways of perceiving, and positive use of emotions (the four points mentioned by Dr. Restak in the text above). Collectively, these benefits set the stage for the deeper practices of meditation, contemplation, and prayer (See the article Converging Four Practices).

Mantra is universal: In reflecting on the relationship between mantra and brain physiology, it is most important to remember that mantra is not a practice solely used by the Eastern traditions. The use of mantra, word, compact prayer, or affirmation is recommended by virtually all religions and meditative traditions, although they might describe or use them in different ways. Varieties of Mantras: There are many mantras, of which a few are described in this website. These are Soham, OM, and Maranatha. Each of these are beneficial in the ways described above.

The Shield Of Mahamrityunjaya mantra-Mahamrityunjay Mantra-The Panacea for diseases and adverse planets.

The Mahamrityunjaya Yantra of Lord Shiva Click on the Yantra Image to view a clearer picture

There have been various remedial measures that have been prescribed in the Shastras to propiate Saturn and to get his blessings.These remedial measures are being disclosed over here so that individuals can get help. But before you actually do these study the character of Saturn and then think what he actually wants from you. Be like what Saturn wants you to be and then you will see the remedial measures giving benefits to you. A word of caution remember these should be performed by you only and not some hired person because Saturn is not interested in getting these

remedial measures he wants devotion and truthfulness from you. Self help is the best help. Another thing if you are not sure about the pronunciation of a mantra (Chant) then you should consult some person who actually knows to pronounce the mantra. And you should also know the meaning of the mantra. Here the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is being explained in detail. Mahamrityunjaya mantra is one of the Two Great mantras explained in the Vedas. The other being the Gayatri.It is basically chanted when one is having physical and mental ailments. It also helps in bringing about peace and tranquility to the mind.Daityaguru Shukraacharya(The preceptor of the Asuras used the Amrit Sanjeevni Vidya) to bring life to the demons who had been slayed in war using this mantra Remedy number1:Chanting of the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra-Mrityunjay is another name of Lord Shiva. Saturn worships Lord Shiva. Besides this mantra is also very powerful in overcoming health problems. Even seemingly impossible to cure health problems have been cured with this mantra. The mantra is:

'Om triayambakam yaja mahe sugandhim pusthi vardhanam.Urvarukamiva bhandhanat mrutyhor mukshiya ma amritat"

Meaning: I worship the three eyed lord Shiva, who is full of fragrance and who nourishes everybody with health and vitality. May he liberate me from Death and not from immortality: Just as the same way a pumpkin is severed from it's bondage from the creeper. If it is difficult for you to pronounce the above mantra then you can chant the short form of the above mantra. It will also bring about the desired results.The laghu Mahamriyutnjaya(short form) also known as the pandashakshri mantra goes like this:

"Om Joom Sah (Mam) palay palay sah joom om"

Note: If you are doing the mantra not for yourself but for your loved one or your loved ones then replace the word mam with the person who is having the disease. For eg if you are chanting the mantra for an individual named as john the mantra will be:Om joom Sah John Palay Palay sah joom Om". mam as in mum How to practice the mantra: The mantra should be chanted while facing the east or the north direction. You should use a Rudraksha Rosary and use the middle finger and the thumb to move the beads. Keep a copper vessel full of water in front of you. When you complete

chanting the mantra i.e,repeating the mantra for 108 times then drink the water. This practice can be started on a Monday. Also sprinkle some water around some house while chanting the mantra. This will ensure that the negative energy around your house is destroyed bringing you much calm and peace Benefit and advantages of the mantra: This mantra emits divine positive vibrations and creates a divine Armour (Kavacha) around you. This Armour saves you from diseases and the negative influences. This mantra will cure your ailments internally and help you override harsh circumstances. It will rejuvenate you no end.You have to always reflect while chanting the mantra that Shiva is curing you. This mantra will show greater powers if chanted on the mahamrityunjaya yantra.you can download this Yantra from this page itself. Light inscense in front of the Yantra and then practice the mantra

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