By Yogi Baba Prem Th.D Yogacharya, Veda Visharada, CYI, C.ay, C.va
Within a beautiful Sanskrit prayer known as the Prarthana exists a short mantra that is as follows:
Om Namo Bhagavate RudrAya Vishnave Mrtyurme PAhi.
(Note: Capitals denote a long vowel. There are specific ways of chanting this mantra, therefore, it is best learned from a teacher.)
This mantra is short enough for most beginners
of chanting to work with but it carries a powerful meaning and
deeper teachings hidden within the Sanskrit words.
What is most interesting facts about this mantra is that references many of the Vedic deities and illustrates cooperative energies between the deities', contrasted against the separative view held by many practitioners of various cults within Hinduism.
Let’s examine the meaning of the words on a word-by-word basis.
Om is the primordial sound of creation. It provides an opening and clearing of channels, as well as begins the cycle of creation for the energies of the mantra to manifest.
Vishnave is Vishnu, but there is more that we can discover from this word. The root is “vish” which means to be present, to enter, or is a reference to an entrance. “Na” means knowledge. Vishnave literally means to enter into knowledge.
PAhi means guard or protect.
Bhagavate--Sun (soul or Brahma),
These forces are equal to the process of generating, organizing and destroying. This is not just a spiritual or metaphysical process. But rather it is a dynamic process that is constantly at work on the mundane physical levels of our body, the mental and emotional levels, and a spiritual process.
Within the mantra are hidden complex interactions between these powerful forces. This mantra can aid the aspirant to tap the hidden meaning and energy of the mantra for improved health and wellness.
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