Using mantras is a great way to enhance your meditation and help you to manifest quicker. The word mantra comes from Sanskrit and it literally means the liberation of thought.
The knowledge about mantras has its origins in the ancient Vedic civilization from India. Veda’ is an ancient science with knowledge about the development of human consciousness. Visionaries from the Vedic civilization have discovered that certain sounds have a calming, healing, and positive effect on body and mind.
What is a mantra
A mantra is an instrument of the mind that has a profound effect on the emotional state of being of a person’. A mantra can be a religious or holy prayer, but it can also be a word or a phrase, a whole sentence or a sound. Mantras (sounds) can be whatever you choose. Mantras mainly serve as a focus enhancer for your meditation. Mantra’s are not specific to an idea or religion. Any expression or thought strong enough to influence the inner state of a person’s soul or of the world can be called a mantra.
Examples are: aum (om), so ham, om namah shivaya.
Using mantras to enhance your meditation
Mantra meditation allows your mind to focus and concentrate more completely on sound,
and clear away other thoughts, emotions, and distractions which divert our energies. We
are able to learn and preserve our mental and emotional energies, enabling us to develop
a direction and focus on our actions.
We become more aware of the simple aspects of life, transforming our previous attitudes about work towards an uncomplicated and non-competitive life, creating a balance of being physically active and capable with your external actions, and maintaining a condition of perpetual manifestation internally.
How to do Mantra meditation to manifest quicker
If you are doing a Mantra that has one syllable, such as OM. OM. This is the most universal mantra. Actually, this mantra is said to represent the sound of the universe. It is the sound of the beginning, the fundamental sound, the sound that contains all other sounds. For longer mantras such as the mantra OM AH HUM.
When we utter this mantra, we cleanse the space where we will do our meditation. Moreover, the sound of this mantra helps to improve our concentration.
To make a mantra work, you don’t have to say it out loud. When you meditate with a mantra you repeat it in silence within yourself. Begin with deep, relaxed breathing, calming the mind and the body. Deeply connect to the rhythm and absorb the rhythm of the breath. OM the inhalation, mentally repeat So, and on the exhalation, mentally repeat AH HUM.
Flow with the silent sound and breath, and allowing the sound to become one with your consciousness, visualizing life force energy moving into your body and down your spine when you inhale, and energy flowing up the spine when you exhale.
The real secret is in the sound. Everything is energy; all matter is composed of energy. And that energy always moves in vibrations. Actually, you could say that your whole body vibrates. Sometimes this can also be felt physically, for example when you are standing next to a sound installation at a concert. You can then feel the sound in your body. The vibration of the sound sets the vibration of your body in motion.
So the sounds of a mantra are also composed of vibrations. To make a mantra work, you don’t have to say it out loud. When you meditate with a mantra you repeat it in silence within yourself. Something doesn’t necessarily have to make a sound to vibrate; just think of light. Mantras are composed in such a way that they have a very pure vibration level.
Five famous old mantras
Here are 5 old mantras use by many people from all over the world to manifest quicker.
One of the oldest mantras in the world, which, according to musician Deva Premal, provides light and confidence. Her father sang the Gayatri mantra many times as a lullaby.
When he was dying, Deva sang the mantra for him, until he breathed his last.
Meaning: “Let us meditate on the glory of the holy, life-giving Sun, may it enlighten our understanding.”
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
What a beautiful intention sometimes lies hidden behind words of which you did not know the meaning! Nowadays this mantra is mainly used as a powerful way to commit yourself in a non-violent way to the greater good.
It encourages cooperation, compassion and a life in balance with nature, animals and our fellow human beings.
Meaning: “Moge alle wezens overal gelukkig en vrij zijn, en moge de gedachten, woorden en acties van mijn eigen leven op enige wijze bijdragen aan die vrijheid voor allen.”
Ohm mani padme ohm
This is the most commonly used mantra from Tibetan Buddhism and serves as an invitation to the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, (The possessor of) the Jewel-Lotus. A bodhisattva is a being that strives for enlightenment.
Meaning: “The pearl/jewel in the lotus flower”
Ohm nama shivaya
Ohm nama shivaya is a beautiful, compelling mantra that can bring you into higher realms. It is good to strengthen your self-confidence. Think of it as a beautiful reminder that we are all composed of divine energy and that we are allowed to treat ourselves accordingly.
Meaning: ‘Ik buig tot Shiva, de oppergod van verandering die het meest ware, hoogste zelf vertegenwoordigt.’
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
This mantra is mainly used as a powerful way to commit yourself in a non-violent way to the greater good. It encourages cooperation, compassion and a life in balance with nature, animals and our fellow human beings.
Meaning: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in any way to that freedom for all.”
What a beautiful intention sometimes lies hidden behind words. After chanting OHM, ‘Shanti’ is often repeated three times at the back: Om, Shanti, Shanti.
It should bring peace for the physical body. Peace of mind and peace for the soul.
Using mantras are an excellent tool to sharpen your focus in meditation and achieve quicker manifestations. There are countless mantras: there are healing mantras, mantras for manifestation, and so on.
The most important thing, if you want to experience the working of a mantra, is patience. Work diligently with your mantra during your meditation sessions and repeat it over and over again. Use the mantras with respect and you will be amazed by their positive results!