What Are The Sanskrit Mantras For Meditation
The Sanskrit language dates back to 7000-8000 years, and Mantra is a Sanskrit word where ‘man’ means ‘mind’, while ‘tra’ means ‘free'. Mantra is an effective tool to free the mind. Unite your body, mind, and spirit with the sound energy you create with the chants of mantra.
Catch on the pronunciation and break from the renunciation. The power of mantra cannot be described in words, but the closest we have got to is the ‘possibilities beyond infinity'. The more you practice the mantra, the more you will achieve, but only if you are dedicated towards your chanting and putting all your energy on it without getting distracted.
As you recite your mantra, you create ways to de-clutter your mind, relax your body, and gain relief from stress, anxiety, tension, panic-attacks, internal-battles, etc. Mantra is a tool to calm your conscious mind, at any time or anywhere just by creating sounds and useful vibrations. Read your mantra passionately at least 108 times, as mathematicians found out that 108 is a number of the wholeness of existence.
With the help of mantras, we align ourselves, we harmonize perfectly with nature, and we work towards the healing of our spiritual, emotional, and physical imbalances. So, let's dive into the beautiful mantras which can transform your life, and give it a new form.
Sanskrit Mantras for Meditation
The universal sound- OM creates the powerful vibrations which are highly impactful to change the environment just by reciting it. It was the first sound that was ever produced in nature represents the birth, death and the re-birth process.
Harmonize with the universe by chanting OM.
2. So Hum
So Hum means ‘I am that’. Inhale when you say ‘So’, and exhale while speaking ‘Hum’. This mantra is usually practiced to balance the ‘root chakra' to enhance ‘self-love', and ‘completeness'. It unifies the masculine with the feminine. Its purpose is to identify oneself with the universe or the ultimate reality.
I am enough, I am becoming, these are the thoughts which should be on your mind while you are doing sadhana.
3. Gayatri Mantra
Meditation is the stair that takes you to the end of your suffering. It leaves you with a feeling of contentment, and confidence that nobody can steal your peace.
Gayatri Mantra is one of the strongest mantras, where, mostly in every household of India, this is the first mantra which kids learn.
4. Aham Prema
When translated, it means “I am divine love”. Mantras are known to serve you a divine life if practiced regularly, and this mantra affects your prana (life) drastically.
One cannot enjoy the pleasures of life if he/she is not accustomed to the self-love mantra. Appreciate yourself by thanking the universe in every situation, open the doors to “love”, and “affection”.
5. Om Gan Ganapataye Namaha
In the Hindu traditions, Ganesha is the deity who is believed to erase all your suffering and is the master of knowledge. It literally translates to; Salutations to Ganesha, the remover/breaker of obstacles, we call your name.
Repeat this mantra several times to clear any the hurdles from your path in case of creative blocks, life problems or any other situation.
6. Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha
We are constantly changing and learning to acknowledge the divinity within ourselves. Om Tare Tuttare Soha is a ‘feel good’ mantra which is related to Goddess Tara, the ‘mother of all Buddhas’.
With different color and spiritual attribute, Tara symbolizes compassion, enlightened activity, and abundance.
7. Om Mani Padme Hum
It is a six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara. It is the mantra of the compassionate Boddhisatva, it has roots in both India and Tibet.
As translated by Dalai Lama- The jewel is in the Lotus. Lotus symbolizes the profound ability of transformation, to step out of mud and blossom into a thousand-petaled flower. Chanting this simple mantra brings love, gratitude, and good fortune into your life as you become more giving and helping people in need.
8. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
There is a beautiful meaning hidden behind this difficult Sanskrit language. This mantra means, “May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May my words, thoughts, and actions contribute in some way to the happiness and freedom of all.”
Do not chant any mantra without knowing the meaning or finding the essence of it, so that it doesn’t back-fire on you.
The magic lies in repeating the chant, which creates vibrations.
Don’t bring your energies down just to be accepted by the society, keep polishing yourself. Let the tiny mindsets go, they will think about you when they will have no other option of ignorance, but to finally grow. It all comes up to spirituality in the end.
Stay high on life, invest your energy on mantras, not on other substances.