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The Meaning of Mantras

Mantras are vocal offerings, in the ancient language of Sanskrit, to the divine (like a prayer):

What are mantras?      

Mantras are energy-based sounds. The Indian metaphysical tradition explains that the body is composed of the combination of five elements and the first of them is sound. Studies in sound symbolism suggest that vocal sounds have meaning whether we are aware of it or not. And certainly there can be multiple layers of symbolism associated with each sound. So even, if we do not understand them, mantras are not meaningless; no vocal utterance is entirely without meaning.
 
One’s subconscious mind can find its solution through meditation and recitation of mantras. A mantra, when repeated constantly during meditation, first loudly and then through silent and mental chanting, changes the consciousness.

Mantras exist in all languages and religions. For example, Ave Marie is a common mantra chanted by Christians around…

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