‎Mantra Recitation

Now-a-days, chanting or singing the mantras in Sanskrit is hugely popular, but unfortunately, people have no idea what they are reciting. The mantras reveal the path to enlightenment and freedom from suffering, but within Buddhism and Hinduism is a widely held belief that the mantras are meaningless. They say the mere repetition of the syllables will transform the body, and over time, the devotee will come to understand the knowledge. That misguided belief came about thousands of years ago when the ability to understand the ancient text disappeared. Since then, countless exceptionally devoted individuals have recited mantras, yet not one came upon their meaning. Such is the situation upon the earth today. 

The air is God upon the earth and it comes from out there, from heaven, and it comes with the sound of AH in the fourth note of the scale to everyone for life. Breathing is necessary and a Sacred Action to inhale the air from out there through the nose to exhale the same AH sound from the mouth forms a Sacred Circle. Sound transforms the body and a reason for praising, and the sound for that is the single syllable mantra of AH in the fourth note of the musical scale. The Sacred Text says to fix the mind upon the sound in and out unbroken, and to fill the belly for meditation to rise with the AH sound to listen to intently to transform the body and mind. 

Focus upon the sound of breathing is the way to begin your journey on the path, and as you focus upon the wind responds and becomes a little stronger and louder to make it easier to listen. Inhale the breath through the nose and exhale through the nose to be a little private or through the mouth with AH to hear. Whether sitting, standing, or moving about, focus upon the sound, and every so often inhale to fulfillment for stillness and privacy is best.  

It is easy to fit the mantra into day-to-day activities since breathing is essential for day-to-day activities. Maintain the mantra indoors and outdoors but to be safe, avoid while at the helm of a moving vehicle or attempting to avoid when crossing the road. Awareness is being completely focused on what you are doing, and in potentially dangerous situations, awareness is best. Be aware and when free to relax, a wind with the AH sound comes to you from heaven to inhale to fulfillment to sit with a while to enjoy. It is free to take plenty, and best where the air is pure. 

“Listening attentively to the flow works, the ocean is a delight and sounds similar to producing the nourishing breath…” 

Today practitioners count the number of mantra recitations on a rosary or mala, but in ancient times, the fingers. You can count mantras in a sequence of fives, tens, or whatever with the fingers of both hands. I count in twelves, and after chanting the first twelve mantras, touch the thumb to the little finger. After the next twelve, touch the ring finger, the middle, the index, open the hand, and repeat the sequence on the other hand. 

Ten times twelve equals one-hundred and twenty mantras. Repeat that sequence three times for three-hundred and sixty mantras and the completion of a Sacred Circle. Repeated three times equals one thousand and eighty mantras, and incidentally, most malas have one-hundred and eight beads and ten rounds equal one thousand and eighty mantras. The Sacred Text says to waken early for prostrations and chant a thousand mantras before sunrise. 

The mantras say that listening to the breath is a protector and twice in my life I held to the protector to save my life. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being severely injured, or thinking your life is prematurely ending, focusing upon the life-giving breath could be your savior. In fact, if you want to improve your life, filling with a buzz to sit awhile is good for you. 

The air to absorb in on the one side brings into a state on the other to smile, a virtue to attain for the suffering, and of the five, number one is to be able to and to serve a sort of mantra to urge. 

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