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The Mantra Of Transformation And Self-Empowerment

According to texts, the Om Namah Shivaya mantra bestows deep spiritual experiences and even boons (supernatural gifts).

The meaning of the chant is relatively simple:

  • Om- Before there was a universe, there was a vibrationless void of pure existence. Out of this void came the vibration which started the universe, which is known as Om.
  • Namah- This literally translate “to bow”.
  • Shivaya- This, of course, Shiva; but more than that, it means the inner self.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of anything related to any particular religion. However, I am a big fan of any creation that has the potential to awaken, inspire and soothe. As long as there is no attachment to the tool, as in not attaching our self-development to it, then using it can have some very beneficial effects.

As I listen and feel into this mantra, I can see it is a tool for self-empowerment, transformation, surrendering resistance and bringing our most authentic self to the surface. Simply listening or chanting it doesn’t do much, it’s like trying to drink water from a drained fountain.

It might bring a temporary feeling of growth, but the true lasting change always comes from within. So, alongside this mantra of transformation, use your own natural transformation skills.

Enjoy!

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Deva Premal: The Voice Of Bliss

Deva Premal (born 2 April 1970 in Nürnberg, Germany) is a musician known for her meditative spiritual New Age music, which puts ancient Buddhist and Sanskrit mantras—as well as chants in other languages—into atmospheric contemporary settings.

Biography

Premal met her partner in life and music, Miten, at the Osho ashram in Pune, India in 1990, where she was studying reflexology, shiatsu, cranio-sacral therapy, and massage. They have been touring together since 1992, offering concerts and chant workshops worldwide.

Best known for her top-selling chant CDs, Premal is a classically trained musician who grew up singing mantras in a German home permeated with Eastern Spirituality. Her albums have topped the New Age charts throughout the world since her first release, The Essence (1998), which features the “Gayatri Mantra.” Premal and Miten’s record company, Prabhu Music, reports sales of over 900,000 albums.

Deva Premal began her journey with mantra in her mother’s womb, as her father chanted the “Gayatri Mantra”—one of the most sacred mantras of Sanatana Dharma—to her daily. The mantra continued to be her bedtime lullaby after she was born. Many years later, she heard a friend singing the Gayatri and was inspired to put together an album highlighting its sacredness. Premal and Miten recorded The Essence (1998) in her mother’s apartment in Germany, where she was born and where she first heard the Gayartri mantra.

Deva Premal brought this journey with the Gayatri Mantra full circle in July 2005, when she and Miten chanted it for her father as he was dying; “We kept singing for what must have been over half an hour, when suddenly the monitor showed that he was about to leave. I continued to sing, and the last sound he heard as he passed on was his beloved “Gayatri Mantra.” Finally we ended with the mantra Om and the circle was complete. He had welcomed me onto this planet with the “Gayatri,” and I accompanied him out of this physical existence with it. What a blessing this was for me! It was the first time that I was present at a death, and to be at my father’s is a memory I will cherish all my life.”

In an interview with Sam Slovik of LA Yoga Magazine, Deva Premal discussed the potent effect many notice when chanting mantras:

“The meaning is secondary. The word table is not the table…with Sanskrit, the word ananda is the sound vibration of bliss. In sound the energy of bliss. We have to say bliss; we have to make it smaller by putting it into an English word. Just the sound; ananda, If we were sensitive enough, we’d just feel the entire scope of that energy that’s contained in this sound… It’s working on a cellular level. It’s much deeper than the mind. It’s not a language that you need to understand the meaning of before you use it. It’s a deep Universal sound code that connects us all.”

Deva Premal’s chants have been used in a wide variety of settings in recent years. Cher featured Premal’s version of the “Gayatri Mantra” on her Farewell Tour and Russian Prima Ballerina Diana Vishneva danced to Deva Premal’s “Gayatri” in Moses Pendleton’s F.L.O.W. series. Actor/director Edward James Olmos is said to have handed out copies of Premal’s “Gayatri Mantra” to the entire cast and crew of Battlestar Galactica, as well as citing her music as a source of inspiration in preparing his role as Commander Adama in the series. Mr. Olmos also used “Om Hraum Mitraya” from Deva’s album Dakshina (2005) to close his HBO movie Walkout.

Deva Premal and Miten performed for The Dalai Lama during a 2002 Conference in Munich, Germany on “Unity in Duality,” which brought top figures from the scientific community together with members of the Buddhist community. They gave a concert for the full conference, and were also invited to sing for the Dalai Lama at a small pre-conference gathering. They had heard that the Dalai Lama’s favorite mantra was the Tara Mantra, dedicated to the Green Tara of Compassion, and that he had asked for it be chanted recently when he was ill, and so they chanted it for him.

Deva Premal’s release, Tibetan Mantras for Precarious Times (2010), was recorded with the Gyuto Monks of Tibet (who are known for their tradition of overtone singing, also described as “chordal chanting”) and was created as a support for mantra meditation practice, featuring eight mantras chanted 108 times each. It is a benefit CD, with all proceeds going to the Gyuto Monastery in Dharmsala, India, the Phowa Project, and Veggiyana.

Creative Method

Deva Premal and Miten use a process of “natural selection” to choose the mantras on their albums. Premal has said she gravitates toward Sanskrit mantras, rather than mantras from other languages. She says that, for her, removing her ego from her understanding of the mantra allows the creative process to express the true meaning of the mantra.

The purpose of her work was explained: “Our objective is to be open to the Goddess of music – to be true to ourselves, as musicians, as ‘teachers;’ as partners, and ultimately, as individuals – fellow travellers. We accomplish this by not ‘trying’ to accomplish anything. We take very little credit for what is happening around our so-called success (we have sold over a million albums now!) – we see our selves as messengers of a 5,000 year old tradition…so, our part in the process is simply to show up and chant.”

Discography
  • 1997 – Trusting the Silence (with Miten)
  • 1998 – The Essence
  • 1998 – Strength of a Rose (with Miten)
  • 2000 – Love Is Space
  • 2002 – Embrace
  • 2002 – Satsang” (with Miten)
  • 2003 – Songs for the Inner Lover (with Miten)
  • 2004 – More Than Music (with Miten)
  • 2005 – Dakshina
  • 2005 – Live in Byron Bay (with Miten)
  • 2007 – Moola Mantra
  • 2007 – Soul in wonder (with Miten)
  • 2008 – Into Silence
  • 2009 – In Concert – The Yoga of Sacred Song and Chant (with Miten and Manose)
  • 2009 – Mantras for Precarious Times
  • 2009 – DevaSonic Vol 1
  • 2009 – DevaSonic Vol 2
  • 2009 – Download Singles (with Miten)
  • 2010 – Into Light
  • 2010 – Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times
  • 2011 – Password
  • 2013 – 21-Day Mantra Meditation Journey (with Miten)
  • 2013 – A Deeper Light (with Miten and Manose)
  • 2013 – Mantra Love (with Miten)

Source: Wikipedia

Enjoy some Deva Premal music below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L28O4xcCRys&list=RDL28O4xcCRys#t=562

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

George Kleopas

The Peace Mantra: Om Shanti Om

“Like many other mantras this one starts with the word “Om. It is considered that Om is the the original sound, the sound of the Universe of which all sounds come from. We can see it as an equivalent to the white light, in which it can be found all the colors of the rainbow. In the Hindu tradition Om is word of solemn affirmation and respectful agreement.

The second part of the mantra, Shanti, means “Peace,” that simple. It has a beautiful meaning and also a beautiful sound. This is interpreted as peace in the body, speech and mind (our whole being) or as a desire for peace individually, collectively and universally.

“Om Shanti Om” it is one of the Vedic Mantra which has got religious and philosophical meaning. Om is believed to be a sound of the whole cosmic manifestation. And Shanti is the “Peace”. It means ‘Om Shanti’ means peace for the all human kind, peace for all living and non living beings, peace for the universe, peace for each and every things in this whole cosmic manifestation. Hindus not only pray for their group or for themselves, they pray for every one and every thing and that is what Vedas teach us to do. ”

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Om Mani Padme Hum – The Most Beneficial Mantra

“Om Mani Padme Hum” first known description of the mantra appears in the Karandavyuha Sutra (佛說大乘莊嚴寶王經/ The Buddha Teaches the Sutra of Mahayana King’s Sublime Treasure), which is part of certain Mahayana canons such as the Tibetan’s. It was stated inside the sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha said, “This is the most beneficial mantra, even I made this aspiration to all the million Buddhas and subsequently received this teaching from the Buddha Amitabha.” This text is first dated to around the late 4th century CE to the early 5th century CE.

“The Powers of the Six Syllables”
The six syllables perfect the Six Paramitas of the Bodhisattvas.
Gen Rinpoche, in his commentary on the Meaning of said:
“The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful,
because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say
the first syllable :

“Om” it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the
practice of generosity,
“Ma” helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and
“Ni” helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience.
“Päd”, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance,
“Me” helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable “Hum” helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.

So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom. The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all the Buddhas of the three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections?”

The six syllables purify the six realms of existence in suffering.
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The Kālāma Sutta, also known as the Kālām Sutta;
Sanskrit: Kālāma Sūtra;
Burmese: Kalama thoke or Kethamotti thoke
Thai: Kalama Sut, or KesamuttiSutta;
Pāli: Kesamuttisuttaṃ,
is a discourse of the Buddha contained in the Aṅguttara Nikaya of the Tipiṭaka.

The Buddha himself left us with completely different criteria for determining what is and what not real Buddhism from those of any religion is. If we accept Buddha’s words about his philosophy, it’s obviously won’t do to just look at history, even the most ancient strata.

“Kālāma Sūtra”
Rely not on the teacher, but on the teaching.
Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the spirit of the words.
Rely not on theory, but on experience.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

But after observation and analysis,
when you find that anything agrees with reason
and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all,
then accept it and live up to it ~

The sutta starts off by describing how the Buddha passes through the village of Kesaputta and is greeted by its inhabitants, a clan called the Kalamas. They ask for his advice: they say that many wandering holy men and ascetics pass through, expounding their teachings and criticizing the teachings of others. So whose teachings should they follow? He delivers in response a sermon that serves as an entry point to the Buddhadhamma for those unconvinced by mere spectacular revelation.

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Part 1 – Akasha: Watch Full Documentary Here

Part one of the film Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds. Akasha is the unmanifested, the “nothing” or emptiness which fills the vacuum of space. As Einstein realized, empty space is not really empty. Saints, sages and yogis who have looked within themselves have also realized that within the emptiness is unfathomable power, a web of information or energy which connects all things. This matrix or web has been called the Logos, the Higgs Field, the Primordial OM and a thousand other names throughout history.

In part one of Inner Worlds, we explore the one vibratory source that extends through all things, through the science of cymatics, the concept of the Logos, and the Vedic concept of Nada Brahma (the universe is sound or vibration). Once we realize that there is one vibratory source that is the root of all scientific and spiritual investigation, how can we say “my religion”, “my God” or “my discovery”.

Thank you for watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie