A sadhak should observe some rules and regulations very strictly while practicing mantra shakti. He must completely believe in the shakti and should avoid anger, egoism. He should observe brahamcharya and should not fear if he sees any miracles during sadhana. The food of a sadhak should be simple and must not contain meat, onion, garlic, etc.
One's subconcious mind can help to find the solution through meditation and recitation of mantras. Continuous sadhana will enable the sadhak to find solution to all problems, achieve peace of mind and removal of mental strain.
|Asanas During Meditation|
The posture arousing mantra shakti is known as asana.
Siddh Asana : This Asana is very useful to acquire Sidhi. Even fat persons can practice it. Place one heel at the anus and keep the other heel at the root of generative system. The feet or legs should be so arranged that the ankle joints should touch each other. Hands should be placed straight on the knee joints. Sit for 15 minutes with closed eyes concentrating on God. This asana is useful in curing rheumatism and keeps the mind and body in order. The eyes must be focussed if not closed, on the space between eyebrows (Trikuti).
Padma Asana : Place the right foot on the left thigh and then carefully bring the left foot on the right thigh. This is the physical position for the spiritual process. One must press the tongue against the teeth and chin against heart. The sight should be focussed on the tip of the nose. Breathing should be slow. It destroys diseases.
Pranayam : Pranayam removes all diseases, purifies the Nadis, steadies the mind in concentration, improves digestion and increases the appetite. It helps awaken the Kundalini. Sit in Padma or Siddh asana. Close the right nostril with the thumb. Draw in the air very slowly through the left nostril. Then do it like wise with the right nostril. Retain the air as long as you can comfortably. Then exhale very very slowly, through the nostril after removing thumb or finger. Do twenty rounds in the morning and twenty in the evening. Increase it gradually.
Trataka : This involves steady gazing at a particular point or object without blinking to increase concentration. It is a very effective method to control the mind, improve the eyesight, and develop will power. It can be done by concentrating one's attention on a black or white dot on the wall, a picture or on Om,etc.
Pooja : Deva or Deity should be kept in one's mind while reciting the mantra. Each mantra has a tremendous force and draws maximum benefit. This can be performed in three ways: 1. Vaikhari (Verbal) by speaking loudly. 2. Upamsu (Whispering). 3. Mansik (Mental).
Aagni Hotra : Homa is performed with fire in accordance with prescribed rituals.
|Lights In Meditation|
Various lights are manifested during meditation.In the beginning a bright light of the size of the pin point will appear in the forehead in the trikuti,which is called the 'Ajna chakra'. Different lights are seen when eyes are closed. These lights appear in mental space, and are tantric lights having it's specific colors. Frequently it is combination of white and yellow but red and blue lights are rarely seen. Initially small balls of light are seen which later become dazzling lights.
The lights become stable with advancement of meditation. Also at higher stages of meditation figures as sadhus or other physical forms are seen in stable light.One should not pay much attention to these figures and should concentrate on the ultimate goal only. These are simply to make one convience that there is existence of God and super physical and meta physical realities. This is 'sadhana shakti'. If carried out with faith, one can achieve marvellous results, get siddhi and can benefit both the oneself and the mankind.
|Rosary, Beej Mantra And Samput|
Rosary : During meditation beads are a must.Different beads are there in rosary according to the purpose.Beads may be padam beej, rudraksha, tulsi, shankh, pearl, gold, silver, gem, root of khush. All beads in a rosary should be of equal size, free from decay and unbroken. One additional bead of a bigger size than others is put at the top of the rosary. The number and type of beads in a rosary vary with purpose.
Shiva shakti mantras - Rudraksha.
Vishnu and Lord Krishna mantra - Tulsi
Death inflicting mantras - Padam Beej
Mantras for wealth - gems, jewels, gold and silver.
Beej Mantra : A mantra is full of shakti and there are various beej mantra each with it own power. When mixed with other mantras, they provide extra power to that mantra. Basic beej mantra "Om" is further expanded into the following types of beej - yog beej ,tejo beej, shanti beej and raksha beej, which are respectively known as aeng (aim) hreem, sreem, kreem, kleem, dum, gam, glaum, lam, yam, aam or um or ram.
There are some one word beej mantras which are particularly suitable to young boys and girls who can repeat them with zest and faith, to secure good results. Few of them with their purposes are -
1. Kshasraum - Narsimha bija.Removes all sorrows and fears.
2. Aim - Saraswati bija.Makes proficient in all branches of learning.
3. Shree - Lakshami mantra.Leads to prosperity and contenment.
4. Hareem - Bhuvaneshvari mantra.Makes a person leader of men and help get a person all he needs.
5. Kaleem - Kamraj mantra. Fulfills one's desires.
6. Kreem - Destroys enemies and gives happiness.
7. Dum - Durga beej. One gets whatever one wants.
8. Gam Glaum - Ganesa beej. Removes all obstacles and promotes success.
9. Lam - Earth beej. Helps to secure good crops.
10. Yam - Vayu beej. Help secure rains.
11. Aam Um Ram - Beej mantras ao Brahma,Vishnu and Rudra.
Samput : Samput are some specific words used in the mantra. These can be used at the start, middle or end of the mantra. The samput has great shakti and should be used carefully.
Gayatri Mantra "Om bhur bhava suha tatsa vetur vareneyam bargo devasyaha dhimi diyo yona parachodayat." Few words can be added after Om bhur bhava swaha as samput to fulfill various desires. Some samput with their purposes are given below.
Om aeeng kaleeng soo - for proficiency in words.
Om shareeng hareeng shareeng - for wealth and comforts.
Om aeeng hareeng kaleeng - enemies are destroyed, troubles vanish and the individual is blessed with joy and happiness.
Om shareeng hareeng kaleeng - Blessed with progeny.
Om hareeng - Recovery from diseases.
Om aeeng hareeng kaleeng - Protection from all evil forces. Hopes and wishes are realised.