Mantra

« Many thousand years ago would have the great mystics heard the Mantra absorbed into high levels of meditation.

A mantra is a sacred phrase rooted in sanskrit from the words “man” meaning “to think” and from ” trâna” meaning “protection”. A mantra may be a mental formula that protects.

That condensed formula is formed by a serie of sounds, an phonematic enunciation that will be repeated many times ad infinitum according to a certain rythm.

The sound is the very essence of the mantra, more than the meaning. The sound is full of energy, its vibration and its sounding across the space transform the universe and keep its consistency. »

 

Extracts from « www.centre-yoga-et-bien-etre.com »

Notions

“Mantras will mean ritual stereotyped formula, generally short, loaded with efficiency and above all helps to evoke or summon a divinity, but also usages divers, utilitaires, magiques.
It is however in the tantric Hindouism (Bouddhism) that Mantras have been developped, becoming these short formulations, in most cases meaningless but charged with power.
The Mantras are in sanskrit. They are conventional and fixed formulas, transmitted by tradition.”
“The tantric Mantras present many forms. They take often the current forms found in the orthodox Hindouism as follows : OM, then the name of the summoned being, followed by one final exclamation, called “Jâti”. Thus such Mantras may be found “OM SHIVÂYA NAMAN” (homage to Shiva) in order to summon Shiva.”
“When a Mantra will be ritually enunced, it has to be represented mentally; yet will the divinity be visualized whose the Mantra is the essence.”

Extracts from “Comprendre le tantrisme” by André Padoux

Enunciation

“The Mantras are essentially entities that are phonic constructed. They are naturally connected mainly to the vital breathe (Prana) and also to the respiratory breathe, hence a natural presence in the body. A body alive is a body that breathes and that breathing may be occupied by Mantras.

The enunciation of a Mantra is called in sanskrit “uccâra”, that means “enunciation” as well as “rise, rising push”.
The “uccarâ”, the mental internal enunciation, will be experienced as an internal push of the Mantra into the imaginary body of the practitioner following the route of the “sushumnà”, the same one as the Kundalini’s one in its rising movement, that stops beyond the body : the Mantras are naturally orientated beyond.”

Extracts from “Comprendre le tantrisme” by André Padoux

Repetition

“The ritual repetition, “japa” in sanskrit, is the execution of the Mantras. Tantrism implemented strongly the repeating recitation by adding “mûdras”, by connecting it to the breath, as well as organizing rituals intended to increase its efficiency. The “japa” is practiced on a number of subsequent occasions : in worship, in the initiation, in the magic rituals, in an act of devotion, in an intended liberation.”
Extracts from “Comprendre le tantrisme” by André Padoux

Bija Mantra

According to André Padoux the monosyllabic Mantras are called “bîja” or “bîjamantras”, i.e. “germs” or “seeds” in sanskrit. A divinity may be called by an entire longer or shorter Mantra or briefly by its “bîja”. »

Benefits

« The recitation of the mantra has a beneficial effect for the universe as well as for the one who rehearses it per se by providing positive effects on the mental and spiritual aspects and a physical wellness.
It has a mentally calming effect that helps the unity with Brahman, letting appear the observer (atman). »

Extracts from « www.centre-yoga-et-bien-etre.com »

« The bija mantras enable to activate the specific energetic centers, chakras and nadis, to cleanse the emotional memories, and to provide harmony and connection for the physical, mental and spiritual aspects. »

Extracts from « natha-yoga.over-blog.com »

Schedule

Will occur by a tantric ritual or by a group exploration during a Tantra day or WE.

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2018/02/17 – Isabelle

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