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The Meaning of Mantra

The word mantra has become a common term in the yoga and self-improvement communities. However, its true meaning is very powerful and rooted deeply in ancient Vedic culture. Dr. David Frawley, esteemed author and teacher of Ayurvedic studies, states that: "mantra is the means of energizing healing methods on subtle or spiritual level". The sounds or vibrations that take place when a mantra is repeated are healing and connect us with our highest levels of being. The Bija (seed) mantras are powerful Sanskrit syllables used in meditation. Ayurveda believes that each sound has a unique vibration that has a specific effect in the physical realm. The origin of these syllables is very complex and are believed to be combinations of sounds made...

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