INTRODUCTION TO MANTRA SAKTHI
Mantras used during Tantric (ParaTan) Inner Sakthi Yoga Sadhana.
Explanation of “ParaTan Inner Sakthi Yoga Sadhana.”
PARA- Supreme form
TAN – Expand
INNER SAKTHI – Sakthi is power, She is eternal, and Sakthi is also Jiva. She is the power within our Subtle-body.
YOGA is derived from the root Yuj (“to join”), the union of the Jiva or embodied spirit, with the Paramātmā, or Supreme Spirit, and the practices by which this union may be attained.
SADHANA – literally means of accomplishing something. Sadhana is a discipline undertaken in the pursuit of a goal.
What is a Mantra? A sound, syllable, word, or group of words is considered capable of “creating transformation.” The Sanskrit word mantra consists of the root man- “to think” (also in manas “mind”) and the suffix -tra, meaning “tools or instruments”; hence a literal translation would be “instrument of thought.”
MANTRA VIDYA IS A PROFOUNDLY CONCEIVED SCIENCE.
Mantras are to be found in the Vedas, the Puranas and Tantras. The latter Scripture is essentially the Mantra-Shastra. In fact, it is generally so-called by Sadhakas and not Tantra Shastra. And so it is said of all the Shastras, symbolized as a body, that Tantra Shastra, which consists of Mantra is the Paramatma, the Vedas are the Jivatma, Darshanas or systems of philosophy are the senses, Puranas are the body, and the Smritis are the limbs. Tantra Shastra is thus the Sakthi of Consciousness consisting of Mantra. For, as the Vishvasara Tantra says, the Parabrahman in Its form as the Sound Brahman (Shabda-Brahman or Saguna-Brahman), whose substance is all Mantra, exists in the body of the Jivatma. Kundalini Sakthi is a form of the Shabda-Brahman in individual bodies. It is from this Shabda-Brahman that the whole universe proceeds in the form of sound (Shabda) and the objects (Artha), which sounds or words denote. And this is the meaning of the statement that the Devi and the Universe are composed of letters, that is, the signs for the sounds which denote all that is.
All is Sakthi. All is Consciousness. We desire to think and speak. This is Iccha Sakthi. We make an effort towards realization. This is Kriya Sakthi. We think and know. This is Jñana Sakthi. Through Pranavayu, another form of Sakthi, we speak; and the word we utter is Sakthi Mantramayi. For what is a letter (Varna) which is made into syllables (Pada) and sentences (Vakya)? It may be heard in speech, thus affecting the sense of hearing. It may be seen as a form in writing. It may be tactually sensed by the blind through the perforated dots of Braille type, the same thing thus affecting the various senses. But what is the thing which does so? The senses are Sakthi, and so is the objective form which evokes the sensation. Both are Sakthi as Cit Sakthi and Maya Sakthi, and the Svarupa of these is Cit or Feeling-Consciousness. When, therefore, a Mantra is realized, when there is what is called in the Shastra Mantra-Caitanya, what happens is the union of the consciousness of the Sadhaka with that Consciousness which manifests in the form of the Mantra. It is this union that makes the Mantra “work.”
With ParaTan Inner Sakthi Yoga, Sadhana is thus the Sakthi of Consciousness consisting of Mantra. By using Bija Mantras, we awaken Kundalini Sakthi.
Some Mantras also constitute what the European would call “prayers,” as, for instance, the celebrated Gayatri. But neither this nor any other Mantra is simply a prayer.
WHAT IS BIJA MANTRA?
Bija means seed. “The Bija mantras are one-syllable seed sounds that, when said aloud, activate the energy of the chakras to purify & balance the mind & body. When you speak the bija mantras, you resonate with the energy of the associated chakra, helping you focus upon your own instinctive awareness of your body & its needs.
What is a chakra? In Sanskrit, chakra translates into “wheel.” These “wheels” can be thought of as vortexes that both receive & radiate energy. There are 7 major energy centers (aka chakras) in the human body. They run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Emotions, physical health, & mental clarity affect how well each chakra can filter energy. This, in turn, dictates how pure the energy is that’s emitted from different regions of the body.
Tripura is the ultimate, primordial Sakthi, the light of manifestation. She, the pile of letters of the alphabet, gave birth to the three worlds. At dissolution, She is the abode of all tattvas, remaining Herself – Vamakeshvaratantra.
Every Mantra has a color, an element, a devata (deity) or a divine form, and a recitation method. In determining an appropriate mantra, astrology is taken into account, with reference made to the science of elements, color, and the predominant guna (tamas, rajas, sattwa). According to the birth sign, one can decide on the Mantra.
Some mantras are for the earth element, others for water, fire, air, and ether elements.
Om – ether element.
Ram – fire element.
Gam – earth element.
Klim – water element
Ham – air element.
Each Mantra possesses two divisions – sound and form. For instance, Klim is the sound, a bija mantra, and it has an image, which is revealed by a simple mantra.
These mantras will help activate all your energy centers and balances your inner energy, thus helping you to live in harmony with your outer world.
One should use one’s rosary, which may be made of pearl, beautiful emeralds, lotus seeds, rudrakshas, crystal, coral, ruby, red sandalwood, and so forth.
Bija Mantra is the very quintessence of Mantra and the seed (Bija) of the fruit, which is Siddhi (spiritual achievement). These are properly monosyllabic. Om is a Vaidik Bija, but it is the source of all the other Tantrik Bijas, representing particular Devata aspects of that which is presented as a whole in 0m. As a Mantra-Shastra, the Tantras have greatly elaborated the Bijas. Though a Mantra such as a Bija-mantra may not convey its meaning on its face, the initiate knows that its meaning is the own form (Svarupa) of the particular Devata whose Mantra it is and that the essence of the Bija is that which makes letters sound, and exists in all which we say or hear. Every Mantra is thus a particular sound form (Rupa) of the Brahman. There are a very large number of these short unetymological vocables or Bijas such as Hrim, Shrim, Krim, Hum, Hum, Phat called by various names. Thus the first is called the Maya Bija, the second Lakshmi or Kamala Bija, the third Kali Bija, the fourth Kurca Bija (head and fall under the ether group), the fifth Varma Bija (Shield, defensive armor), the sixth Astra Bija (is a fierce form of Mantra that comprises in it seed words with a destructive frequency). Ram is Agni Bija, Em is Yoni Bija, Klim is Kama Bija, and Shrim is Kamala Bija, Aim Sarasvati or Matangi Bija and so forth. Each Devata has His or Her Bija. Thus Hrim is the Maya Bija, Krim the Kali Bija. The Bija is used in the worship of the Devata, whose Mantra it is. All these Bijas mentioned are in common use. There are many others, some of which are formed with the first letters of the name of the Devata for whom they stand, such as Gam and Glaum for Ganesha, Dum for Durga.
Take the great Bhuvaneshvari or Maya Bija, Hrim. Hrim = H + R + I + M. H = Shiva. R = Sakthi Prakriti. I = Mahamaya. The common ending “M” represents the Sanskrit breathings known as Nada and Bindu or Candrabindu?
The Bija Mantra works at the deepest level, directly with your ‘cellular memory’, thus helping you clear long-held emotional and physical blocks. This can be experienced either in One-to-One sessions or in a safe and loving group of people: a Healing Circle. Through reciting the mantras, we create a loving space to channel the higher energies that provide healing on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Emotional memories release with ParaTan Inner Sakthi Yoga yogic way of using Mantra or Sound as healing or empowerment, as used by ancient Tantra Masters, is now brought to Life again, due to the blessing of the Divine Mother Kali. Emotional memories are stored in the organs, and this will show itself in the Navel years before becoming a major illness.
ParaTan Inner Sakthi Yoga sound healing is a unique, powerful, and experiential healing process. The sound works at the deepest level, directly with your ‘cellular memory’, thus helping you clear long-held emotional and physical blocks. It can help you clear long-standing emotional blocks that have limited the opportunities for Love and freedom. Bija Mantras can help those who have not been able to have children without any apparent medical condition.
ParaTan Inner Sakthi Yoga Sadhana also works on reconnect our physical to the subtle body. Bother the physical and subtle-body were once connected at birth, but as we become programmed to suit the need of the modern lifestyle that brought about the separation.
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