Asha Manohar

Nada Brahma Reiki
Nada is the sound which formed by Lord Brahma Himself, through His eternal potency. This facilitated to teach, bless and love. *Om* is the first sound n all the sounds are the mantras. The word mantra comes from the Sanskrit roots 'man' and 'tra' where 'man' means 'mind' and 'tra' signifies 'go through or across'. Mantra, therefore, symbolizes any single word or a group of words that help one 'to go through or across one's mind' to remove any imbalances produced within. The vibrations produced from chants help in stilling a restless mind, and in dispelling negative energies by bringing in positive ones. Although one need not know the religious symbolism of a mantra, it is believed that the vibrations are good enough to produce the desired results. Mantras can be unlimited in number. Each tradition has its own mantra. But beeja mantras are accepted as universal mantras. In reality, they are sounds without any direct translation, but contain great power, which can grow within you, which is why they are known as beeja or seed mantras. The beeja mantra or seed word has a direct effect on the associated chakra (see table). "Chanting the beeja mantra harmonizes our energy centers and chakras." There is no limit to the number of times the beeja mantras should be chanted, but they are said to be more powerful if chanted 108 times. To keep the focus on the mantra and not on the number, use prayer beads. "The power of a mantra comes from the direct vibrations they produce on the body and not from the meaning of the syllables, it is important to chant the mantras in the right rhythm, with the proper intonation (pronunciation) and resonance (pitch) to tap its full potential. Nada The Eastern view of health is a harmonious flow of energy from and between the energy centers (chakras), and koshas. When this flow gets blocked or interrupted, the body begins to revolt and this, in turn, gets manifested as disease. Our ancient systems of healing always emphasized a connection with one's own inner self as the cornerstone of well-being. Indeed, the word 'swastha'

or health is derived from the words swa - astha, which means 'a connection with one's inner self' and 'jagat' or world: etymologically "ja + gat" or "that which moves(vibrates)." What better way to establish harmony in this world than through harmonious sound? Indeed, there is an entire system of yoga, called Nada Yoga (The yoga of sound), which is a path of exploration of consciousness through sounds. Nada Yoga tells us that the source of the sound may be external or internal. That is, it may be "struck" out loud (Sanskrit: "ahat"), as from a voice; or "unstruck" and outwardly silent (Sanskrit: "anahat"), arising inwardly as from the subtle currents of energy or prana moving throughout the body. With practice, concentration on carefully selected outer or "ahat" sounds will enable the mind to become calm and transparent. At this point you may begin to become aware of the subtle inner "anahat" sounds and it is into this deeper realm that Nada Yoga takes you. The system of Nada Yoga works on the premise that the entire universe around us, and we ourselves, are made of nada, that is sound vibrations. In other words, it is the movement of sound energy that forms the building block of the universe and not matter, as had been thought of by the physicists. This realization in Bharatvarsha, today's India, had ushered in the concept of nada being worshiped as Brahman and known as “Nadabrahma” Nada Yoga is an approach to sounds with reverence - not just as objects for self-aggrandizement or sensual entertainment but as integral part of one's own unity with his inner and outer cosmos. A Meditative State Essentially, all chants and mantras are they Buddhist or Vedic are designed specifically to restore balance by taking one into a meditative state. While there are many ways of entering a meditative state, sound is perhaps the easiest and most accessible. "Theta waves, or a state of trance, can be produced by japa or repeated chanting, leading to a complete pratyahara or withdrawal of senses,"

Scriptural References The soothing and healing powers of music is something that all cultures and civilizations have recognized and applied in their own ways, over the ages. Silk-weaving exercises, the only sound that should be heard is that of the body inhaling and exhaling. Even the beeja mantra points to something much deeper, if only we looked closer. For instance, the mantra 'ha' or the sound of ‘snip’ for the universal consciousness is found in almost all names of God - Brahman, Allah, Jesus. Truly, the similarity of conclusions drawn on the power and significance of sound are too striking to be a mere coincidence. One need not wait for a physical disease to manifest to turn to healing through sound Human mouth is extraordinary power house of energy Mouth in spiritual, parlance, known as ‘agni chakra’ ‘Jatharagni’ is the one working in the digestive systems. it is the one of the energies produced in the mouth operating the mechanics of digestion. The human mouth too generates power of eloquence, apart from the energy for digestion.The energy produced in the agni chakra of mouth works in 3 ways. Physically (sthul roop ) it works the digestive system and in the subtle form. Suksma and Karan ) it provides the tongue the capacity for pronunciation of speech. Higher levels of the latter are seen in eloquence of the orator, talent of the singer, or instrumentalist which captivates the listeners. Pronunciation of words doesn’t not merely give information, but also transmitted emotions, expressions, empathies, motivation n other powers too. Japa of a mantra has twofold reactions, external and internal, the subtle wave fronts of the sound waves created during the Japa, besides increasing the physical and mental efficiency of the person. Japa creates mysterious effects on the subtle centers of the body

“Chittam Mantraha” means your mind should become Mantra, then Atma will dance dropping all egos and poisonous emotions. You will be in present moment and in fullness. “Manana TRiyate Iti Mantra” Manana means chant, TRiyate means protects, one who chants the mantra , gives protective shield and creates a ‘New Body’ just like a bullet proof car. AUM From The Bhagavad Gita, Ch.10, Verse 25 The Blessed Lord said: "Among words, I am the one syllable AUM" The earth emerges from the waters; plants emerge from the earth; human beings emerge from plants; speech comes from human beings; and Aum comes from speech. Aum is the essence of all essences. It is the highest of the high. It is the ultimate. Speech and breath combine to form Aum. Speech and breath are like a couple in coitus, and Aum is their offspring. Aum is the fulfillment of their desires. The syllable Aum is the call to knowledge. Aum is the supreme symbol of God. Aum is the whole. Aum affirms. Aum is the sound which expresses all truth. The priest begins worship with Aum. Spiritual teachers begin their lessons with Aum; and their disciples open themselves to those lessons with Aum. Those in whom Aum resides are unified with Go By merging in AUM, liberation is attained. Taittiriya Upanishad 1:8 'A' stands for creation, relates to waking state,

'U' stands for preservation, and relates to dreaming state 'M' indicates destruction or dissolution relates to sleeping state All these leading to 4th state viz TURYA which is beyond these three states and represented by Silence. Taittiriya Upanisad 2.1 OM This syllable OM is indeed Brahman. This syllable is the Highest. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma. Katha Upanishad I, ii, 15-17 Om is both atman and brahman: it is the past, the present and the future, as well as all that transcends time.

First level (Ahat) ‘A’ “U” ‘M’ chanting 3x Second level (Anahat) ‘A’ “U” ‘M’ chanting 3 xs Third level ( Ahat and Anahat) “OM” Chanting 3x Fourth level (Ahat and Anahat ) ‘OM NAMO BHAGAVATHE VASUDEVAYA’

How the sounds help to heal 1. OM –pronounced O-O-O- , M-M-M vibrates through the spine to vitalize the whole body. 2. The “H” in the six bija mantras proceeds from the heart, making the heart beat more vigorously and helping in the purification of the blood. 3. The “M” sound at the end of five of the six bija mantras also helps the blood when the breath is inhaled and exhaled through the nose. Also by terminating each of the five mantras with the long “M” sound, the nose and windpipe are kept healthy. 4. The “R” sound in the mantras is considered to be almost as important as OM. By uttering the consonant “R” the tip of the tongue strikes the front

palate and vibrates the brain. Thus, by uttering each of the syllables in the first five mantras, the heart, windpipe and brain are all invigorated. Note: while reciting the bija mantras, one breathes in deeply through the nose, and then opens the mouth for the “H” sound and closeit for “M” sound. Remember all the sounds are long. How to say the Sounds 1. OM” which precedes each of the six bija mantra is pronounced O-O-O, M-M-M- to rhyme with ‘home’ Open the mouth for the O-O-O- and close it for the M-M-M 2. HRIM: is pronounced H-R-A-A-A-M-M-M- to rhyme with ‘calm’. The continuous long “A”in “HRAM” strengthens the rib cage, purges the alimentary canal and cleanses and stimulates the upper portion of the lungs. Thus this mantra can help in curing asthama and bronchitis. 3. HRIM: the long vowel “I” is pronounced “EE” to rhyme with “seen”. Saying HRIM stimulates the action of the throat, palate, the nose and the upper part of the heart, it also clears the respiratory and digestive passages of phlegm. It is the prime mantra of the Great Goddess and ruler of the worlds and holds all her creative and healing powers. HRIM is the mantra of the Divine Maya that destroys the worldly maya. It has a solar quality to it but more of a dawn-like effect. In Vedic terms HRIM is a mantra of the Sun, particularly in terms of illumination. It increases our aspiration and receptivity to Divine light, wisdom and truth. 4. HRUM: the long vowel, “U” is pronounced to rhyme with “room”. This sound stimulates the liver, spleen, stomach and intestines and reduces the abdomen. It is particularly important for women suffering from chronic diseases of the lower abdomen. 5. HRAIM: the vowels “AI” are pronounced to rhyme with “time”. This stirs up the kidneys and acts as a diuretic 6. HRAUM: the vowels “AU” are pronounced “OU” as in “round”. This sound helps the rectum and anus to function normally.

7. HRAH: HRAH is said as “hurrah”, and acts to vibrate the chest and throat. The sound OM HRAM HRIM HRUM HRAIM HRAUM HRAH Rhymes with HOME CALM SEEM ROOM TIME Au as Ou in ‘ROUND’ as in ‘HURRAH’ Areas afflicted/cured Spinal cord a general restorative Lungs helps with asthma n bronchitis Throat palate, nose, and upper part of heart. Clears respiration and digestive passages. Liver, spleen, stomach and intestine Energies Kidneys Rectum and anus Strengthens chest and throat

OM - activates crown chakra and open all pores in our body. KRIM – activates Ajna chakra KRIM (pronounced Kreem) governs over prana as lightning or electrical energy. KRIM grants all spiritual faculties and powers - from the arousing of kundalini to opening the third eye. It has a special power relative to the lower chakras, which it can both stimulate and transform. It helps awaken and purify the subtle body. KRIM is the great mantra of Kali, the Goddess of energy and transformation. It is also the mantra of Indra, the supreme deity of the Vedas, the Divine as the cosmic lord and enlightenment force. KRIM is the thunderbolt or vajra that destroys the serpent of the ignorance and releases the light of absolute truth. As a mantra of work and transformation, KRIM is the mantra of Kriya Yoga, the Yoga of practice. It is the main mantra of the Yoga Shakti. KRIM carries the supreme life force. It HUM – it activates vishudhi chakra

HUM (pronounced Hoom) is a Vedic mantra of Agni or fire. It is the mantra used to make offerings into the sacred fire. It is also used to call or invoke the fire and to make it flame up more brilliantly. HUM is a mantra of the inner fire or thermogenic force. It represents the soul hidden the body, the Divine immanent in the world. It both calls the divine down into us and offers our soul upward to the Divine for transformation in the sacred fire of awareness. HUM is a Shiva mantra; but it is also a mantra of Chandi, the fierce form of Kali. It is used to destroy negativity and creates great passion and vitality. It governs the earth and the material sphere in general. HUM is a powerful mantra; hence it should be used carefully. However, it can be used in a more gentle manner to invoke divine grace and protection. Through it we can offer ourselves or our afflictions into the Divine for purification and transformation is a strong mantra; use it with care. SHRIM – it activates Anahat chakra SHRIM (pronounced Shreem) is a mantra for prosperity, love, devotion and beauty. SHRIM is a Lakshmi mantra, the Goddess of Beauty and divine grace. Yet SHRIM works at a deeper level than merely to give us the good things of life, including health. It takes us to the heart and gives faith and steadiness to our emotional nature. KLEEM – it activates Swadhistan chakra Kleem mantra is used for gaining matter and material things. It helps to build the relationship. You can make a wish like gaining vehicles, house etc. This is a powerful mantra to attract friend’s people around you. Diety is Goddess Gowri There is no mandatory number of times to say these mantras. However, minimum 10x, proceeded by OM.

It has been inferred that if you utter the mantra by mouth producing sound, you will get one unit of benefit. If it is done in the fashion of JAPA, you will get 10 units of benefits. If it is done just by movement of lips without producing physical sound, you will get 100 units of benefits. If the same is done mentally without lip movement or sound, then the benefit you will be deriving is 1000 units! Chakras Crown Ajna Vishudhi Anahatha Manipura Swadhistana Mooladhara Gayathri Mantra Table Mantras Om Satyam Om Tapa Om Jana Om Maha Om Sva Om Bhuva Om Bhu Levels Higher Self subtle soul Sound, Bliss sheath Knowledge sheath the intellect body the mental body; the physical body

Proper recitation with utmost devotion takes you very near to God. As mentioned in the chakra chart, each energy centre has a specific mantra. To put it simply, place your hands on the afflicted parts and see the results pouring in. Further, a combination of cosmic energy and recitation of holy incantation gives ultimate results, activates the seven energy centers, even if it is recited just once with a pure heart and a true yearning. Mantra removes all fears, removes diseases from all levels, destroys Karma and blesses us with liberation The benefits are in fact too many to find proper expression. The aspirant will definitely experience something more during the process of his continuous Sadhana. Medition: State your goal, affirm, and chant a particular mantra better starting in ‘Ahat’ 9 times, n then in ‘Anahat’ at least for 10 minutes. Second Level Om Aim Hrim Klim Camunda Yai Vic Ce

OM: the infinite beyond conception AIM: creation, rajo guna, energy of desire, Mahasarasvati, HRIM: preservation, sattva guna, energy of action, Mahalaksmi, KLIM: destruction, tamo guna, energy of wisdom, Mahakali, CAMUNDA: the slayer of passion and anger moves in the head YAI: the grantor of boons VIC: in the body of knowledge; in the perception CE: of consciousness This is a very powerful mantra. Consider making a sankalpa (wish), a firm commitment, to chant it a certain number of times each day, morning and evening, to obtain the Grace of Mother Divine during the 9 days of Navaratri. Medidate: You can use this mantra for meditation and in Pranayam.

Third level Narayana Kavacha, One must first touch kusa grass( if you don’t find, just skip this) n wash one’s mouth with achmana mantras. Sit silently facing north. After completely purified chant 8 syllable mantra “Om namo narayanaya’ saying each syllable n touch 8 parts of the body, starting touching from the 2 feet, knees, thighs, abdomen, heart, chest, mouth, head. Then one should chant the mantra in reverse beginning from the last syllable “YA” while touching the parts of his body in the reverse order. These 2 processes are known as Utpathi nyasa n Samhara nyasa respectively. Then one should chant the mantra composed of 12 syllables ‘Om namo bhagavathe Vasudevaya”. Preceding each syllable by the ‘Omkara’ one should place the syllables of mantra on the tips of his fingers, beginning with the index finger of the right hand and concluding with index finger of the left. The 2 remaining syllables should be placed on the joints of the thumbs. One must then chant the mantra of 6 syllables “Om vishnave namah’ n should place the syllables on the following parts respectively.

Om Vi Sa -

on his heart on the top of his head between his eye brows,

Na - On his tuft of hair (shikha) Ve Na Ma - between his eyes - On all the joints of his body - Ma as being a weapon, meditate on it.

Thereafter adding visarga to the final syllable ‘Ma”should chant the mantra “Mah astraya phat” in all the directions beginning from the east. In this way all directions will be bound by the protective armour of the mantra. After finishing one should think himself qualitatively one with the Supreme Lord. Touching the lotus feet n pray “Lord, who sat on Garuda, who hold 8 weapons, concheshell, disc, shield, sword, club, arrows, bow, n ropes, May the supreme Lord protect me at all times with his 8 arms, n with the mystic powers. Meditation: pick any of these mantras n meditate on it regularly for at least 45 days continuously without a break for the good results.