posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 04:54 PM
Mantra Recommendations and visualizations, however visualize whatever you feel comfortable with and what feels right... imo there is no real right or
wrong in prayers or mantras, just good and bad intentions:
For general well being, awareness, enlightment and a wide variety of positive benefits and for anyone who have no specific problem to work on, I
highly recommend the most sacred mantra for both Hindus and Buddhists. Om or Aum This mantra is also very simple to say and there should be
no worries with pronunciation. When chanting this mantra, I visualize the Aum/Om symbol. This mantra is considered a seed mantra...since it commonly
used in other lengthier mantras. Many mantras start and end with Aum.
In addition to the more ambigious Aum, which is basically the sound of man and god, you could try something like Soham which means I am that I
am and is another mantra for enlightenment
If you would like a little more of a challenge and are also seeking general overall improvement, especially in several aspects of your life, I would
recommend another highly revered mantra by the Hindus and Buddhists is called the Gayatri Mantra. It said to help balance your chakras and commonly
used for enlightment.
Om bhur bhuva svaha (Aum burr boova sue-wah)
Thath savithur varenyum (tat sav-it-toor va-rain-yum)
Bhargo devasya dheemahi (bar-go dave-ah-sah dee-ma-he)
Dhiyo yonaha prachodayath (dee-yo yo-nah pra-cho-die-yah)
This is basically a prayer to supreme god and to the sun. I visualize all encompassing light when chanting this mantra, kind of like a day at the
beach when the sun is rising and no one else is around and you feel the full glory of the sun...that sort of imagery. It roughly translates to "O
thou existence Absolute, Creator of the three dimensions, we contemplate upon thy divine light. May He stimulate our intellect and bestow upon us true
The most commonly used Buddhist mantra is Om Mani Padme Hum (Aum Mah nee pad may hum)
This mantra is also use for general improvement in all aspects of life and for spiritual enlightenment.
For Abundance, Prosperity, Wealth: Shrim (shreem) seed mantra associated with the Goddess Lakshmi who provides wealth, health and prosperity.
You can chant just the seed sound or you can extend the mantra and choose one directly to the goddess....whatever you're comfortable Aum Shri
Maha Lakshmi Namah (Aum Shree Mah-hah Lak-shme Nah-mah) I visualize a red lotus flower with this mantra, you can do the same or look up an image
of the goddess Lakshmi
For Knowledge, memory, educational endeavors: The seed mantra is Aim (Eye-mmm) This mantra is associated with the goddess Swarswati, her full
mantra is Aum Shri Maha Swarswati Namah Here I visualize a white lotus flower, or again you can look up the image of the goddess swarswati.
As mentioned earlier, the Ganesha mantra is a very popular and powerful mantra for moving all sorts of obstacles from life. Ganesha also grants
prosperity and abundance, but he is more commonly known as the remover of obstacles, so anyone with a variety of personal issues could use his mantra
of Aum Gum Ganapataye Namah
marg and others unsure of what to use, try reading and saying these mantras, see which one feels best for you or pick one that you think speaks to
you. There are hundreds of mantras and after I feed my family I'll be back with some chakra mantras that don't have any god or goddess attachment
with them. Since some of you are experiencing health issues, chakra meditation and mantra chanting might be a better option than one to the
traditional hindu or buddhists gods.