How to be a yogi in nowadays? Which methods exist to conquest our mind and body? About Vedanta, mantras, asanas and other steps of YOGA of Synthesis by Swami Sivananda, that includes Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga and Raja yoga.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Bala Atibala mantra
Mantra is a Simple way to meditate, those who can’t concentrate the mind on the abstract object can read or sing the mantras, it gives the same effect: concentration and peaceful mind. There we are concentrating on the sound, but anyway- this is the mind conquest. Mantra is not only the word or sound, every letter makes the vibration that calm down the body (and the mind of course ), at the same time it purifies the nadis.
In the Ramayana, we can read the next words “And on going one and half yojana distance Vishvamitra addressed Rama in a harmonious voice calling, 'oh, Rama', on the southern riverbank of Sarayu. Take water, my boy, and like that you receive a group of hymns,balaandatibalafrom me, and let no time lapse.” (Book I Bala-Kanda, Chapter 22)
So, what is the Bala and Atibala mantra that the sage Vishvamitra initiated Rama and his brother Lakshman?
Bala and Atibala mantras remove the thirst and hunger. Vishvamitra said “neither tiredness nor fever, nor disfiguring of personality can effect you” (Book I Bala-Kanda, Chapter 22)
This mantra has one more advantage: the long words to be read really involve a strong concentration :) So your mind makes the good concentration exercise :)