How to use your japa mantra, Swami Rama


Remember your mantra as silently as possible, and it will help you tremendously. Let your mind be led by your mantra and let it become a part of your life.

13 October, 2009

Mahamrityunjai mantra, lyrics and video

Mahamritunjai mantra, Sanskrit text, Shiva

Chanting of the Mahamrityunjai mantra is recommended for a healthy body and mind. It is said to ward off untimely death by accidents or illness. Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh has recommended chanting the mantra on one's birthday for a minimum of

28 June, 2009

Soham mantra meditation tutorial video

Breath is a bridge between the body and the mind. When trying to meditate it is common to experience tension in the muscles and noisy thoughts in the mind.

16 March, 2009

The meaning of Om Namah Shivaay mantra


Om namah shivaay. The five syllables of this mantra na, ma, shi, va and ya are the bij-aksharas or seed-letters of the five elements of creation; earth, water, fire, air and ether, of which our body is made.

17 October, 2008

Suryashtak - Sanksrit text


Suryashtak is an eight-versed tribute in Sanskrit to the sun - the source of all energy. The Sanskrit text for Surya-ashtak is familiar to those familiar with Indian ritual worship. It is mostly recited as the Gyatri mantra is, to the accompaniment

26 June, 2008

Mantra for life

Mantras have long been used for multifarious purposes. They work on the subtle energies and create a positive consciousness. Like all good things, there is potential for abuse here as well. If used in tantra, especially the kind practiced in Bengal,

03 June, 2008

What is wealth? Questions answered by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar