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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

Effects of Mantra :
Mantra practice involves the left hemisphere and is therefore effective in increasing positive emotions. The intonation and melody, which are the essential parts of mantra, remove negative emotions. In association with a yantra diagram or picture of a deity - the mantra also provides the right hemisphere with a concrete image of the object of emotional attachment.
It is the left hemisphere that has raised humanity to a position of supreme eminence. In a very broad sense animals can be said to have two right hemispheres. In animals there is no distinction between right-hand and lefthand functions, except in apes and monkeys, which automatically perform complex motor actions with the right hand. This distinction of righthand and lefthand functions and the dominance of the right hand led to asymmetry in the hemis- pheres of the human brain. In animals both hemispheres work in "metry, so the distinction between the two hemispheres does not exist. The distinctiveness of the left hemisphere is a development that emerged with the appearance of verbal communication in human beings.
Thus it is clear that mantras affect the emotional self. Spiritual sounds may he poems, chants, prayers, or hymnsau create emotional frequencies and open new dimensions in our consciousness. Chanting is conducive to positive emotions; the meanings inherent in the sounds and words of chants excite the memory and the psychic centers and cause the entire nervous system to vibrate. Chanting mantras or devotional songs in the early-morning hours sets a rhythmic pattern for the whole day.
According to Raniana Maharshi, repetition of mantra, with attention directed to the source of the sound, completely engages the mind. This is Tapas (penance). The source is net the vocal organs alone, but also the idea of the sound in the mind, whose source
Thus the practice of mantra is more than a suggestion, a bit of advice, or an idea. It is a means of getting in touch with our self.





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