Mantra Meditation

mantra meditation

These Mantra Meditations are considered to be the easiest form of meditation, and can also cultivate specific qualities and energies in your life.

How to Use a Mantra

The practice of chanting a mantra is considered the easiest form of meditation. Sitting in a comfortable position, with the eyes closed, the mantra is repeated silently or aloud. Pay careful attention to the speed and rhythm of your chanting, the correct pronunciation, aim, and esoteric meaning of the mantra. Allow the mind to be focused on the mantra, letting the thoughts go and maintaining a slow and deep breath. A Mala (string of beads) can be used to count series of 108 repetitions of the mantra.

How to Choose a Mantra

Traditionally mantras are received orally from one’s Guru and kept in strictest secrecy. But it is also possible to self-initiate yourself by carefully selecting your own mantra. When selecting a mantra, be clear on what your intention is, understand the aim of the mantra, and use your intuition over your intellect. You may want to try out each mantra for a few repetitions to see how it feels to you and choose the one that you resonate with the best.

Saguna Mantras

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Used to realize your spiritual path and purpose in life.

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Om Namah Shivaya
Used for inner focus and to develop and foster our spiritual development and inner transformation.


Om Sri Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Used to manifest abundance in any realm: mental, physical or spiritual.


Om Aim Saraswatyai Namah
Used to develop knowledge and wisdom, especially in the creative fields.


Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Used for protection from physical, mental and emotional harm and malevolence.


Nirguna Mantras

So-hum
Used to increase the inner awareness and consciousness to be present in the moment.


Aham Brahma Asmi
Used to overcome the confinement to the body and mind and to realize the true oneness of the Absolute.


Tat Twam Asi
Used to obtain the identification of the individual as one and the same with the Absolute.


Aham Prema
Used to embody universal love and to cultivate compassion.


Comments 6

  1. Saguna means with form and Nirguna means without form. The Saguna mantras usually invoke a deity that carries a specific energy and meaning, while the Nirguna mantras invoke more universal energies and are not invoking a specific deity form.

  2. i took a course in massage therapy where i learned most of this. but want to learn more and how to utilise it in my life which seems to much to bear alone sometimes i have a son who is two and his father was raised eckincar which practices some of the same beliefs. i have always had vivid dreams that become dajavu my sons grandmother says i have an old soul and do this without relizing it dreams meditation and such

  3. Thank you for sharing. I personally have been looking for something like this, for my own spirituality and then also to add for my yogic journey. I took a course woth Manorama and have some of the pronunciation but I
    cant seem to take it off the page- when and where I need it most. I can remember; and therefore, carry around these mantras.

  4. Wonderful content! Each of the Nirguna mantras have very profound meaning. I think it will be great if you also share the literal translations of these in English for the benefit of English speaking audience.

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