is the most wonderful path to God-experience. Meditation or
Mantra-repetition is intensive divine concentration which transforms the
whole inner being, heart, mind and soul, and even the body. Intensive
Mantra-meditation makes the whole consciousness powerful and awakens
higher energies, elevates, sublimates, refines and transforms the lower
powers by vibrating the whole inner being with divine Consciousness. Thus
every Mantra-repetition effectuates inner transformation, inner changes
creating better conditions to gain victory over human limitations. It is a
means and method to relate with that which is indestructible, imperishable
and eternal. There is no path more wonderful and secure, clear and wise
than this, for, by every repetition of the Mantra, day by day, hour by
hour, the devotee makes the Divine take His place, and replace all that is
limited and human in him.
effects of the Mantra depend upon the purity and faith, meekness and
wisdom of a person. It is not just sounds, as one may believe. These
sounds bear in themselves divine Consciousness. They are the subtle body
of the Divinity.
the Meaning of the Mantra
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a great timeless Mantra revealed by the Heart of
the Divine for the welfare of all God-lovers.
is a mystical syllable. It releases sounds that are inaudible to us but
perceptible to the perfect inner Being within us. This syllable bears in
itself the whole supreme divine Consciousness, that which has become
manifest in the universe and which remains unrevealed and unmanifest.
is indeed a revelation and expression of the divine Being, a true name of
the Divine. It bears in itself body, heart and soul of the infinite
the sound-body of 'OM' there is a body of energy and when you say 'OM', this energy purifies the atmosphere around you. Within this
energy-body there is a light-body, and in this light-body there dwells the
Consciousness of the Supreme Godhead.
is omnipotent, omniscient. He is supreme Love, Light, Grace, Mercy and
Peace. All these powers of the infinite Being dwell in this word 'OM'.
Thus by repeating 'OM' you free the atmosphere from disharmony, you
purify your whole inner being, you effect changes in people around you.
means three eyes. The supreme Divinity has three eyes. The third eye is
the eye of Omniscience, the eye of infinite Knowledge, unending Knowledge,
knowledge of the supreme Truth, knowledge of every kind. It is an
overwhelming fullness of Knowledge, indescribable Knowledge, the fire of
infinite Knowledge. It sees everything at the same time, knows everything
at the same time.
a human being it is impossible to recognise two things in the same moment.
Even if you think you recognise two, three or more things at once, it is
just an illusion. Intelligence works at indescribable speed, jumping from
one object to the other. The Divinity however knows innumerable things at
the same time. For human reason this is a feat beyond imagination,
exceeding its capacity to grasp.
you are in Zurich you can only see Zurich, you cannot see at the same time
what is going on in London, in New York and in all invisible worlds. But
God is the Witness of all things - everything at the same time. His eye
is everywhere at the same time, while your eyes are only in one place. His
ear is everywhere, while your ears are only in one place. This is the
meaning of 'tryambakam', three eyes.
means, we meditate, we adore, we revere.
is composed of 'su' (good) and 'gandha' (fragrance, odour). 'Sugandhim' thus means that God is most precious fragrance, the Divine
is full of excellent odours, full of the fragrance of unlimited Love, a
love without distortion, a love free from egoism.
love is always coupled with hate. It is limited because selfishness, pride
and arrogance are contained in it. Such love quickly changes or transmutes
into its opposite and thus is reprehensible love. The more selfless and
divine, the less limited, the more detached from human nature love is, the
greater the fragrance it spreads. Such love of infinite Purity and
Perfection we find in the Divine. Thus God is the source and expression of
perfect Fragrance. All that is of supreme value is of most precious odour.
'Pushti vardhanam' - This wondrous, omniscient Godhead nourishes and sustains
all life-forms. There is no desire or need that cannot be satiated. The
omniscient, all-merciful, all-compassionate Divinity immediately responds
to every call of the devotee, increasing his inner and outer wealth,
providing all necessities to sustain his life. God is your caretaker. He
is the true sustainer. He alone nourishes all creation and all life, for
they have their source in Him.
bandhanan' - As the cucumber is freed from its stem by plucking it
when it is ripe...
'Mrityor-mukshiya' - ...thus, O Lord, deliver me from death, liberate me from all
limitations, from all darkness and unhappiness. Death is not only physical
death. Spiritual ignorance is death, lack of devotion and love is death.
a person who has no eyes to perceive beauty the whole world is full of
ugliness. To another person everything appears doubtful, because his
thoughts, feelings and expressions are void of truth. The Divine who is
the Truth of all truths is inaccessible to him. Like that there are all
kinds of deaths. The god-lover asks the Divine to free him of all forms of
'Amritat' - for immortality. 'Amrita' means immortality, deathlessness. God
nourishes us with the nectar of immortality - He bestows on us health,
strength and divine Qualities, divine Wisdom, eternal values that make us
ripe for the Experience of God. Great patience, power of endurance,
selflessness, purity and freedom from ego are essential preconditions for
God-realisation. Such qualities are the nectar of immortality.
with this Mantra we say:
"O Omniscient Divinity, we adore you. O Lord full of excellent
fragrance, you are the nourisher, the sustainer of all life. As the
cucumber is freed from the stem, thus liberate us from death and grant us
the nectar of Immortality."
on the meaning of this Mantra while you repeat it. Direct all your inner
attention to the wonderful, all-seeing and all-pervading Divinity. God is
there right in front of you, behind you, above you and below you, all
around you. He is there inside you. He is in your eyes. He is in your
soul. Wherever you look God is there before you. You can visualize Him as
a picture, as the radiant sun, as a flame, or as a beam of light. Let this
sun come close to you, concentrate on its light, become one with its
you repeat the Mantra in this manner, great blessings will come to you.
Your whole inner being will be transformed. You will become an entirely
new person. This Mantra will grant you best health and preserve you from
all kinds of misfortunes. Even if there is an earthquake that tears the
ground beneath you into pieces, no danger can approach you. You will be
protected wherever you are.
The Benefits of
Mantra is a great blessing. So, repeat it unceasingly with great devotion
and concentration. If distractions come, immediately transform them into a
means for God-experience. Instead of thinking of God, you may suddenly see
the picture of a car or of your mother before you. At once transform this
picture into a beautiful fragrant flower and offer it to the feet of the
is one, not two. The one Truth, the eternal Godhead, the God of all
religions, the one God experienced by all saints and sages. Air is
everywhere one and the same. There is no such thing as Swiss air, German
air or Indian air, etc. All life on earth is sustained by the one air. In
the same way, there is only one God who sustains everything. Names may
differ, but God is one. Whether you say 'Luft' or 'air', it refers
to the same thing. God is the Life of life, the Soul of all souls.
you get up from meditation, don't engage in gossip and other worldly
activities, keep up the inner silence and meditativeness and continue your
Mantra-repetition mentally, even while busy with your daily routines and
duties. Surrender every work to the Divine. All the time let part of your
attention remain fixed on the Divine, even as a mother continuously keeps
an eye on her toddler, in spite of being busy with her household chores.
bears in itself enormous energies. The greater your devotion and faith in
God grow, the more powerful your Mantra-repetition becomes. Cultivate
intimate relations with the Divine. You may not be able to see or hear
God. Yet great devotion and continued prayer and meditation will make you
receptive to the inner perception of God's presence. The nameless,
formless God, the timeless, spaceless divine Consciousness can take any
form to appear before an earnest devotee, anywhere, and at any time. No
power is as great as that of the Mantra. Mantra is a mystical power. It is
charged with divine Energy.