The power of mantras comes not from the meaning of the symbols, but from their direct vibrational effect on our body's physiological and energetic systems. Ashley-Farrand also teaches that Sanskrit is an energy-based language and mantras are spiritual formulas for working with this energy. They are desgined to eliminate obstacles as we progress spiritually, and help us to make energetic progress toward good.
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This is great for those of us who see the written Sanskrit and wonder how to pronounce the mantras. The author also has a great deal of knowledge about the purpose of each mantra he teaches, and includes lessons in history and mythology, as well as lots of anecdotes about real people using the mantras and their sometimes unexpected results. I listened to this on a solo road trip to a meditation center and it was just the thing to give me food for thought while I was there.
The definitive Western answer to mantras. Having worked with mantras blindly in the past, this book illuminated the science, history and philosophy behind mantras. In this you will find anecdotes in which the mantras have found practical use in life, as well, as a thorough telling of the Hindu cosmology through the lens of mantra. The narration is passionate as it is the author's life's work. Simply put this is a gift of love.
This is an excellent introduction to mantras and also provides a solid, logical frame work for understanding how and why they work. Lots of mantras are provided with a good explanation of how each might affect the practitioner. One thing to keep in mind - mantras are excellent tools but the effects can be powerful and for some disorienting or overwhelming so it is best to practice mantras under the guidance of a well established teacher.
I can't even say how much I love this Mantra Book. I highly recommend this to all spiritual seekers.
One of the best I have heard. Well done, very clear. The author really takes the time to explain everything in very simple terms. I really learned a lot! Thank you for your work on this.
Yes, I am a Hindu. Daily mantra practice is been thought as part of my up bringing. Stories behind the incarnations are been told over and over. But if I had say any of to the western word I can't because it is so complicated. Thomas did an amazing, excitant, outstanding work with not only chanting mantras but explaining them. Lots of divine love to you Thomas!!
Request:- Please continue your work with mantras from Vedas and Upanishad.
I have read Healing Mantras, Shakti Mantras, and most of Chakra Mantras. All were great, but this audio recording was so helpful, because it filled in many details and also gave a very cohesive summary of things covered in the books as well as about mantra in general. The other great benefit to this audio is the fact that the listener gets to hear the mantras chanted - correct pronunciation and cadence - which is so helpful to people who sincerely want to start a personal practice.
I bought this book because I wanted to understand and learn more about Mantras, and indeed one learns with this book.
learning about the three divine feminine, really clicked on me.
Excellent. One can feel his passion on the subject
yes, I started to use some of the mantras right away and it has been amazing
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