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Chanting – new age mantras

Chanting to new age mantras by artists like
– Deva Premal
– Guru Amrit
– Jai Jagdeesh

and others..

Venue : Anjana’s Shamballa , Koramangala, Bangalore, India

Thursday 4th June 2015 at 11.30am Japa-Sadhana-for-Vaaastu-Dosh-Remedy

Please contact me at shamballaindia@gmail.com if you are interested.

Love, Light and Angel blessings

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Chanting New Age Mantras

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Chanting to new age mantras by Deva Premal and Guru Amrit.
A time to “JUST BE”

Please contact me on shamballaindia@gmail.com for further details.

Love and Gratitude

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The Metta Prayer – as requested after yesterdays Chanting :)

The Metta Prayer
The Buddha gave a beautiful teaching on the development of lovingkindness called the Metta Sutta (also known as the Karaniya Metta Sutta). I’ve adapted the words of the sutta to formulate them as an aspiration that can be repeated in a prayer-like way.
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In order that I may be skilled in discerning what is good, in order that I may understand the path to peace,
Let me be able, upright, and straightforward, of good speech, gentle, and free from pride;
Let me be contented, easily satisfied, having few duties, living simply, of controlled senses, prudent, without pride and without attachment to nation, race, or other groups.
Let me not do the slightest thing for which the wise might rebuke me. Instead let me think:
“May all beings be well and safe, may they be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be, whether moving or standing still, without exception, whether large, great, middling, or small, whether tiny or substantial,
Whether seen or unseen, whether living near or far,
Born or unborn; may all beings be happy.
Let none deceive or despise another anywhere. Let none wish harm to another, in anger or in hate.”
Just as a mother would guard her child, her only child, with her own life, even so let me cultivate a boundless mind for all beings in the world.
Let me cultivate a boundless love for all beings in the world, above, below, and across, unhindered, without ill will or enmity.
Standing, walking, seated, or lying down, free from torpor, let me as far as possible fix my attention on this recollection. This, they say, is the divine life right here.
Translated and adapted by Bodhipaksa from the Pali Metta Sutta.

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SOHAM – Mantra

Natural mantra: The Soham mantra is a natural mantra because it is already part of your nature.

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Sooooo… is the sound of inhalation, and is remembered in the mind along with that inhalation.
Hummmm… is the sound of exhalation, and is remembered in the mind along with that exhalation.

Universal mantra: The Soham mantra has been called the universal mantra because of the fact that its vibration is already a part of the breath, and everybody breathes.

Soham: A mantra which repeats itself in all of us ! it is the natural and universal mantra because of the fact that its vibration is already a part of the breath, and everybody breathes.

It is also called the Hamsa mantra. Hamsa poses the question,” Who am I?” Soham provides the answer, ” I am that.”

When remembered repeatedly, it declares I am that I am that I am that I am. It is a very useful practice to remember this Mantra every day. The practice of So’ham is recommended in the Upanishads and the Vedas. It has been said about So’ham that :
Those who contemplate So’ ham ceaselessly, discarding worldly entanglements, they attain the supreme state and their worldly bondage is destroyed.

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Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru – to bring miracles into your life.

This Sikh prayer or shabd is in praise of Guru Ram Das who is able to manifest miracles. This shabd is chanted to bring miracles into your life.

  • Complete Mantra:Dhan dhan raam daas gur jin siri-aa tinai savaari-aa
    Pooree hoee karaamaat aap sirajanhaarai dhaari-aa
    Sikhee atai sangatee paarbrahm kar namasakaari-aa
    Atal athaa-o atol too tayraa ant na paaraavaari-aa
    Jinee too sayvi-aa bhaa-o kar say tudh paar utaari-aa
    Lab lobh kaam krodh mo maar kadhay tudh saparvaari-aa
    Dhan so tayraa thaan hai sach tayraa paisakaari-aa
    Naanak too lehanaa toohai gur amar too veechaari-aa
    Gur dithaa taa man saadhaari-aa
  • Language: Gurmukhi
    Source: Siri Guru Granth Sahib
  • Translation:Blessed, blessed is Guru Ram Das; the One who created You has also exalted You.
    Perfect is Your miracle; the Creator has installed You on a throne.
    Sikhs as well as all Conscious people recognize You because you manifest the Creator.
    You are unchanging, unfathomable and immeasurable; You have no end or limitation.
    You are unchanging, unfathomable and immeasurable;
    Those who serve You with love are carried across the sea of existence.
    The five obstacles of lust, anger, greed, pride and attachment:
    You have beaten them and driven them out.
    Blessed is Your realm, and True is Your magnificent glory.
    You are Nanak, You are Angad, and You are Amar Daas;
    When I recognize You, my soul is comforted.
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Gayatri Mantra – meaning and a beautiful version

The Gayatri Mantra has been chronicled in the Rig Veda, which was written in Sanskrit about 2500 to 3500 years ago, and the mantra may have been chanted for many centuries before that.

The Gayatri mantra is one of the oldest and most powerful of Sanskrit mantras. It is believed that by chanting the Gayatri mantra and firmly establishing it in the mind, if you carry on your life and do the work that is ordained for you, your life will be full of happiness.

The Gayatri Mantra inspires wisdom in us.  In very basic but beautiful language, it says “May the divine light of the Supreme Being illuminate our intellect, to lead us along a path of righteousness”.

The Vedas say:

To chant the Gayatri Mantra 
purifies the chanter.
To listen to the Gayatri Mantra 
purifies the listener.

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“OM BUHR, BHUVA, SWAHA
OM TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YONAHA PRACHODAYAT”

We meditate on the glory of the Creator;
Who has created the Universe;
Who is worthy of Worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light;
Who is the remover of Sin and Ignorance;
May He open our hearts and enlighten our Intellect.

This is one of my favourite versions by Deva Premal 🙂

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OM – The beginning of all creation.

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Om is an ancient Sanskrit “word” that was first felt by rishis as they meditated. It was more about the essence of Om than the chanting of it. Eventually as the experience was shared the word came forth and people started chanting it to get the experience of it.

“The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence … is Om. This syllable Om is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma.”
~ Katha Upanishad I

did you know:

Om is an ancient sanskrit “word” that was first felt by rishis as they meditated. It was more about the essence of Om than the chanting of it. Eventually as the experience was shared the word came forth and people started chanting it to get the experience of it.

Om in Daily Life

Although Om symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily. The Hindus begin their day or any work or a journey by uttering Om. The sacred symbol is often found at the head of letters, at the beginning of examination papers and so on. Many Hindus, as an expression of spiritual perfection, wear the sign of Om as a pendant. This symbol is enshrined in every Hindu temple premise or in some form or another on family shrines.

CHANTING OM

During meditation, when we chant Om, we create within ourselves a vibration that attunes sympathy with the cosmic vibration and we start thinking universally.Om is also considered the mother of the bija, or “seed” mantras — short, potent sounds that correlate to each chakra and fuel longer chants.

Aum actually consists of four syllables: A, U, M, and the silent syllable.
The first syllable is A, pronounced as a prolonged “awe.” The sound starts at the back of your throat and you stretch it out. You will start feeling your solar plexus and chest vibrating.
The second syllable is U, pronounced as a prolonged “oo,” with the sound gradually rolling forward along your upper palate. You’ll feel your throat vibrate.
The third syllable is M, pronounced as a prolonged “mmmm” with your front teeth gently touching. You will now start to feel the top of your vibrate.
The last syllable is the deep silence of the Infinite. As intelligence rises from the deep silence, you have to merge your chant from the ‘M’ to the deep silence.