Mantra Definition

Mantra Definition

This is a Definition of a Mantra – a Sanskrit word from Ancient India

A Mantra is a Holy verse – usually a ‘sentence’ or two long:

  • A Mantra can be ‘used’ to try and ‘contact’ Holiness, like in Meditation

Typically a Mantra is ‘used’ by ‘repeating’ it to ‘oneself

  • People may ‘repeat’ a Mantra to themselves in ‘trying’ to ‘get’ to ‘Holy:

A Mantra is most commonly ‘used’ to ‘assist’ the person with practicing Meditation.

The Use of A Mantra

People who practice Meditation sometimes may ‘use’ a Holy verse (Mantra) to ‘assist’ them in the ‘pursuit’ of ‘good’ Meditation

An example would be:

A Mantra – a Holy verse – can be ‘repeated’ by the Holy man to himself

When the man ‘repeats’ the Holy verse (Mantra) to ‘himself,‘ it can ‘help’ him ‘center’ himself (like being ‘grounded”)

  • This can ‘assisthim in ‘focusing’ on the Holy verse – usually in ‘pursuit’ of ‘good’ Meditation

In ‘good’ Meditation the man can ‘try’ to ‘find’ peace and so have less thoughts which could ‘bother’ him

What Is In A Mantra


When the man ‘uses’ a Mantra, and he ‘repeats’ the Holy verse (Mantra) to himself:

he ‘tries’ to ‘focus’ on the Holy ‘meaning’ of the verse (Mantra)

The Mantra may ‘have‘ various different ‘things’ in it

Some ‘examples’ are:

  • tones
  • qualities
  • subtle rhythms
  • nuances

These ‘qualities’ might be ‘found’ in ‘repeating’ the Mantra

This can be ‘positive’ for the meditator in his ‘pursuit’ of ‘good’ Meditation

The Mantra and Good Meditation

As we say, a meditator may ‘use’ a Mantra, with its possible ‘qualities,‘ in his ‘pursuit’ of ‘good’ Meditation

When the man ‘repeats’ the Holy verse (Mantra) to ‘himself,‘ it can ‘help’ him ‘center’ himself (like being ‘grounded”)

In ‘good’ Meditation it may be ‘possible’ to ‘find’ peace and so have less thoughts which could ‘bother’ him

About ‘Less’ Thoughts

Less’ thoughts, for the meditator, can ‘mean:’

  • fewer’ thoughts that can ‘bother’ him in his Meditation

An ‘example’ would be:

  • ‘fewer’ thoughts of ‘mundane’ value – like thoughts of a ‘bothersome’ World

Sometimes in Meditation,thoughts’ like:

duties, obligations, or appointments can be a ‘bother’

Other ‘bothersome’ thoughts could be:’

abstractions,’ like wishes, desires or even ‘laziness.’

These ‘things’ can be ‘distracting’ during Meditation

The Pursuit of Holy

As we say:

The Holy verse (Mantra) can ‘assist’ the man in the ‘pursuit’ of ‘good’ Meditation

  • The ‘repeation’ of a Mantra has been ‘practiced’ with Meditation for thousands of Years!

The ‘use’ of a Mantra by the meditator is a ‘choice’ of the meditator

It is ‘hard’ to find the ‘perfect’ solution for ‘attaining’ ‘good’ Meditation that ‘works’ for everybody

Each meditator must ‘find’ the ‘way’ that ‘works’ for him

The ‘pursuit’ of ‘good’ Meditation, is a ‘noble’ endeavor

  • it is not ‘different’ than the ‘pursuit’ of Holy itself

Being ‘with’ Holiness is the ‘goal’ of Meditation

Finding Peace

We have ‘seen’ that:

  • having fewer ‘bothersome’ thoughts can ‘allow’ the meditator to ‘find’ ‘more’ peace to ‘be’ there with him.

When the man ‘finds’ peace in practicing Meditation, then he can:

  • ‘calm’ his mind
  • find an ‘even’ view

and be in ‘better’ shape to ‘manage’ himself and his thoughts.

Sometimes He Uses The Mantra

So sometimes, in the ‘pursuit’ of ‘good’ Meditation, the man may:

  • ‘use’ a Holy verse (Mantra) to ‘assist’ him in practicing Meditation.

It is up to the meditator if he wants to ‘use’ a Mantra to ‘assist’ him in practicing Meditation.

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