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Chanting | Correct method of chanting | Origin of mantras | Effects of mantras | Ten Karmas of Mantra | Varieties of mantras | Kamasutra - Teachings on art of Love

Origin of Mantra :
The mantras we know were heard by Yogis and Vedic seers in their meditations (samadhi). They were not created in a normal state of consciousness as art and literature, but were heard in a higher state of consciousness (turiya). Writers, poets, composers, and artists experience an altered state of consciousness during creative activity that is much different from their ordinary state. This altered state is one of deep concentration but is not meditation. The ancient yogis and seers (rishis) practiced a way of life that put them in a constant state of awareness, directing their energy toward the highest chakra, in a tranquil state of mind, inspired by divine love. In that state, being completely absorbed in their essence, they heard these sound compositions, and when they returned to normal consciousness, they chanted them from memory. Later these mantras were collected and compiled as Yedas by the four disciples of the sage Vyasa.
Put another way, the origin of mantras is divine. The rishis only heard them as ricbas, sound Frequencies in an organized form. Because they were produced by a higher consciousness, they transport anyone who practices them to the same space from which they originated. These mantras are called sbrutis, which refers both to frequencies and to the sound that is heard.
Later seers and visionaries who were artists, poets, and musicians also created mantras, which are found in the scriptures created by them. These scriptures are called the Shastras, Upanishads, and Smriti and other scriptures come under this second category. These mantras are of several types:
    1. Mantras that explain Truth.
    2. Mantras that advise.
    3. Mantras that promote a certain emotional state.
    4. Healing mantras.
Tantra has a vast collection of these four categories of mantras. In Tantra, mantra is used as a tool, and its origin is in the desire to communicate, to manifest, invoke, materialize, excite emotions, heal, raise the level of consciousness, energize, inspire, and the like.
According to Tantra, all mantras are forms of consciousness (vigyan-rupa), and when a mantra is fully practiced, it fully enlivens the samskara (accumulated experience of all past lives), and the meanings of the mantra appear to the mind. The essence of a mantra is to concentrate and vitalize thought and willpower. Tantrics believe that will opens the way tofaitb andfaitb creates miracles. The magic of mantra therefore is not so much in the intonation or melody itself as in faith (true bhakti).





Chanting | Correct method of chanting | Origin of mantras | Effects of mantras | Ten Karmas of Mantra | Varieties of mantras | Kamasutra - Teachings on art of Love