The Vedas are
timeless and ageless. They transcend religion and beliefs. They
encompass immense knowledge and wisdom. Traditionally it has
been taught that just listening to Vedic chants and mantras
permeates and nurtures the mind and soul. Vedic mantras can put
you in touch with the source and connect you to a higher level
Mind is a
marvel, it makes or mars a persons well being, it plays a very
vital role in developing the personality of a person, be it
high, be it low, it helps to anchor and attain equanamous state
and prevents a person from going adrift.
What is it
that influences and affects the mind- the senses- thoughts acts
It has now
become essential in a world full of stress, that the mind be
directed by the senses and also powered by it. When the senses
loose the energy, the mind gets exhausted this allows depression
to set in. Senses loose their energy when they are pushed to the
limit that is, when they are mostly misused and or abused. Any
issue be it small or big which is unresolved and unattended
leads to stress and anxiety. Unattended stress leads to anxiety,
high anxiety which leads to depression; this affects the mind
which over a period of time transcends to the body. When this
happens, Ojas, Tejas, Balam, Indriyam, Veeryam disappear from
us. Lack of acceptance of defeat and low self esteem leads to
depression and consequential self defeating action.
The Vedas in
their inimitable mantras and chants offer a wide variety of
solutions to over come stress, anxiety and depression. It puts
the senses directly in touch with the source of energy, which
directly powers the senses, the senses power the mind there by
canalizing the mind in the right direction, to think right, and
do things right. It brings clarity of thought and sets it to do
constructive action and work, there by increasing self-
confidence and self worth.
seep into the mind and remove the root cause of stress, anxiety
and depression and builds and fills the mind with right form of
energy, which helps the individual to realize the presence of
the ‘Atman’ the self which leads to the realization of the
‘Being’ or the oneness with the ‘Paramatman’.
To get the
maximum benefit out of these mantras, here are a few guidelines
to help you meditate.
Seat yourself comfortably in
a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Leave your hands loosely on
your lap with the palms turned upwards. Close your eyes.
Inhale deeply and exhale slowly seven times to calm your mind
and body. Be receptive and open to the mantras. Let them
pervade and permeate every cell of your body. Submerge yourself
in the peace and tranquility that emanates from the mantras”.