Sunday, March 29, 2009


Mantra Yoga is an exact science. “Mananat trayate iti mantrah”—by the Manana (constant thinking or recollection) of which one is released from the round of births and deaths, is Mantra.

Every Mantra has a Rishi who gave it to the world; a Mantra, a Devata, the Bija or seed which gives it a special power, the Shakti and the Kilakam or the pillar.

A Mantra is Divinity. Mantra and its presiding Devata are one. The Mantra itself is Devata. Mantra is divine power, Daivi Sakti, manifesting in a sound body. Constant repetition of a Mantra with faith, devotion and purity augments the Shakti or power of the aspirant, purifies and awakens the Mantra Chaitanya latent in the Mantra and bestows on the Sadhaka Mantra Siddhi, illumination, freedom, peace, eternal bliss, immortality.

By constant repetition of the Mantra the Sadhaka imbibes the virtues and power of the Deity that presides over the Mantra. Repetition of Surya Mantra bestows health, long life, vigour, vitality, Tejas or brilliance. It removes all diseases of the body and the diseases of the eye. No enemy can do any harm. Repetition of Aditya-hridayam in the early morning, is highly beneficial. Lord Rama conquered Ravana through the  repetition of Aditya-hridayam imparted by Agastya Rishi.

Mantras are in the form of praise and appeal to the deities, craving for help and mercy. Some Mantras control and command the evil spirits. Rhythmical vibrations of sound give rise to forms.Recitation of Mantras gives rise to the formation of the particular figure of the deity.

Repetition of Sarasvati Mantra OM Sarasvatyai Namah will bestow on you wisdom and good intelligence. You will get inspiration and compose poems. Repetition of ‘Om Sri Mahalakshmyai Namah’ will confer wealth and remove poverty. Ganesha Mantra will remove any obstacle in any undertaking. Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra will remove accidents, incurable diseases and bestow long life and immortality. It is a Moksha Mantra too.

Repetition of Subramanya Matra ‘Om Saravanabhavaya Namah’ will give you success in any undertaking and make you glorious. It will drive off the evil influences and evil spirits. Repetition of Sri Hanuman Mantra, ‘Om Hanumanthaya Namah’ will bestow victory and strength.

Repetition of Panchakshara and Shodasakshara (Sri Vidya) will give you whatever you want. You must learn this Vidya from a Guru alone.

Repetition of Gayatri or Pranava, ‘Om Namah Sivaya’, ‘Om Namo Narayanaya’, ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’, one and a quarter lakh of times with Bhava, faith and devotion will confer on you Mantra Siddhi.

‘Om’, ‘Soham’, ‘Sivoham’, ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ are Moksha Mantras. They will help you to attain Self-realisation. ‘Om Sri Ramaya Namah’, ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ are Saguna Mantras which will enable you to attain Saguna realisation first and then Nirguna realisation in the end. 

Mantra for curing scorpion stings and cobra bites should be repeated on eclipse days for getting Mantra Siddhi quickly. You should stand in water and repeat Mantras. This is more powerful and effective. These can be recited on ordinary days also for attaining Mantra Siddhi.

Mantra Siddhi for curing scorpion sting, cobra bites, etc., can be attained within 40 days. Repeat the Mantra with faith and devotion regularly. Have a sitting in the early morning after taking bath. Observe Brahmacharya and live on milk and fruits for 40 days or take restricted diet.

Chronic diseases can be cured by Mantras. Chanting of Mantras generate potent spiritual waves or divine vibrations. They penetrate the physical and astral bodies of the patients and remove the root causes of  sufferings. They fill the cells with pure Sattva or divine energy. They destroy the microbes and vivify the cells and tissues. They are best, most potent antiseptics and germicides. They are more potent than ultra-violet rays or Rountgen rays.

Mantra Siddhi should not be misused for the destruction of others. Those who misuse Mantra power for destroying others are themselves destroyed in the end.

Those who utilise Mantra power in curing snake bites, scorpion stings and chronic diseases should not accept any kind of presents or money. They must be absolutely unselfish. They should not accept even fruits or clothes. They will lose the power if they utilise the power for selfish purposes. If they are absolutely unselfish, if they serve humanity with Sarvatma Bhava, their power will increase through the grace of the Lord.

He who has attained Mantra Siddhi can cure cobra bite or scorpion sting or any chronic disease by a mere touch on the affected part. When a man is bitten by a cobra a telegram is sent to the Mantra Siddha. The Mantra Siddha recites the Mantra and the man who is bitten by a cobra is cured. What a grand marvel! Does this not prove the tremendous power of Mantra?

Get the Mantra initiation from your Guru or pray to your Ishta Devata and start doing Japa of the particular Mantra, if you find it difficult to get a Guru.

May you all become Mantra Yogis with Mantra Siddhi! May you all become real benefactors of the world by becoming divine healers through Mantra cure! May Mantra-Cure, divine healing centres be started all over the world!

- Sri Swami Sivananda

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I leave wonderful dreams for you!

I have sown seeds of joy!
I leave wonderful dreams for you!
For you are fragrant flowers and spring!

To sow the seed of joy!

My whole life i have kept sowing seeds of true joy in the hearts of my disciples. Many tried to asses the worth of these seeds. Some thought that through these seeds they would be able to fulfil all their wishes and in this hope they kept raising their hopes sky high, they went on wishing for more and more. Very few realised that the seeds that Gurudev has given us are meant to be sown in the heart. They realised that the divine expeinces which they have had through the Guru are to be treasured and enjoyed.

They realised that real aim of life is not to wonder about meaninglessly. They realised th true joy is in the words of Gurudev and in his thoughts. These disciples have assumed big duties in life and ever remain immersed in an ocean of joy. They work selflessly. They are fully devoted and they never think they are giving or taking anything.

It is still not too late. A feeling of purity and sacredness has started to emerge from within. The society had filled you with the garbage of useless wishes, hopes, thoughts and feeling. In such a corrupted medium the seeds of love cannot germinate.

First you shall have to get rid of all garbage. You shall have to create a state of pure thoughtless mind. When this happens all paths to the highest state shall by themselves open up before you.

I gift you dreams!

Dear disciples! I won't burden you with my experiences in this world. I do not want you to experience the pain that I have. I wish to give you joy that you can experience. I wish you to have spiritual experices that I have had. I wish these experinces to be permanently etched in your heart. I wish that you could gift these experiences to others. I am not asking you to leave your family life.

I wish to change your outlook of life so that your thoughts could be concentrated on the goal of attaining to true joy in life. I wish you to feel free and laugh heartily. I wish a joyous smile could play on your lips. I wish you could enjoy each moment in life.

I wish you could know what is the essence of life. I wish you could lead life according to your own wishes. Only then shall my efforts bear fruit. I am not asking you to break the rules of society or become completely overwhelmed by them. All I wish is that you should make each moment of this life, gifted by the Lord, worthwhile. I wish that you should not spend your life only in tasks which might well bring material comforts but no joy.

People shall try to hurt you. But do not get perturbed. When you have decided at heart and not with your mind then just go on travelling on this path singing, laughing, smiling, dancing like Meera.

Lots to do still!

The work that we have started has yet to expand a lot. Many people shall come and join this movement. Millions shall stop wandering and find the right path. Meditation and Yoga centers shall be set up. People shall sit together and have divine experiences.

This process has already begun. All are devoted to this task. Everyone understands his duty well. But there sure are very few disciples who are fully devoted and who understand their responsibilities.

I am asking you to look within and try to analyse your thoughts. Look into your heart and soul and not in your mind and then you shall see that I eagerly wait to take you in my arms.

- Yours, Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali