Ashta:kshari Mantra reveals the beautiful ever-lasting bond between you and the supreme power, God. Even if you realized this truth from a guru through the mantra or not, the bond existed and will continue to exist forever.
There are several mantras. Each one describes a unique quality of that supreme power, God These divine qualities are countless, just like the number of stars in the universe. Let’s take for example the mantra, “Sri Ra:ma:ya Namaha”. This describes Sri Rama’s exquisite beauty and how it is extremely captivating and pleasing to everyone. “Sri Pundari:ka:ksha:ya Namaha” describes the lotus petal-shaped, wide eyes of God.
Like this, Sri Bhi:shma:cha:rya sung 1000 such qualities of God known as Sri Vishnu Sahasra Namam. It does not mean that Sri Vishnu Sahasra Namam completely described all the qualities of God. It simply means that Sri Bhi:shma:cha:rya selectively revealed this many qualities describing God via this many mantras.
Anantha:vai bhagava:n mantra:ha
There is no upper bound to the number of qualities or the number of mantras describing God.
If mantras are innumerable, how can I learn them all?
Sri Prahla:da meditated a mantra given by his Guru, Narada Maharshi. It is Ashta:kshari Maha:mantra, the 8 lettered Na:ra:yana mantra. Also known as “Mantra Bramha”, the greatest of mantras.
“The entire existence is encompassed within Ashta:kshari Maha:mantra”, said the rushis and munis. Alwars (the ones who realised and actualised God) also sang the greatness of this mantra.
Ashta:kshari Maha:mantra is also known called Mantra rajam (king of all mantras). It is celebrated throughout Vedic culture, texts, and history as the most potent means to end suffering. It was so mercifully shared with the world by Sri Ramanujacharya to end the suffering of others. Ashta:kshari is the seed of all mantras.
A seed of a tree includes within it thousands of parts like branches, leaves, fruits, and many other seeds. Similarly, this mantra is the seed mantra of all mantras able to grant all kinds of amazing benefits to the world when chanted with complete faith. Prahla:da was able to fall from a cliff, survive fire, emerging from an ocean, and even able to drink poison without troubles due to the strength of this mantra.
The complete trust Prahla:da had in this mantra brought God Himself in the form of Sri Narasimha avatar. He trusted in God so much that God was with him throughout his life giving him strength to cross all kinds of hurdles. That is the role that mantras play in peoples’ lives whom have faith.
Does it eliminate the coronavirus?
We cannot ask for the elimination of anything. Everything belongs to the universal existence. The appropriate desire is to seek protection from God from any upcoming hurdle (virus or any other hurdle) in the journey of life, devoted to Him carrying out righteous activities responsibly.
The abuse of chemicals during crop-production, disrupting the natural course of animals for material gains, or the misuse and overuse of natural resources to benefit greedy lifestyles, eating habits must be reformed. Until then, we will continue to see the effect in the form of all such viruses. Everyone has played a part in contributing to those ill-practices and the impact of it is affecting the world currently in the form of COVID-19.
Let’s take an oath that we change our conduct and act more responsibly. Hopefully, God will protect us all.
A 40-day Ashtakshari Mahamantra Havan
For the sake of all those who want to live responsibly, and spend life devoted to and in service of God, a divine prayer program has begun and is the 7th day today. As described in agama scriptures, this 40 day Ashta:kshari Maha:mantra japam is being carried out in a specific procedure that involves lakhs of mantra japam in meditation, while making offerings and prayers to God through the fire devatha, and flowers to God residing the form Deity.
How does God protect us when the mantra is chanted?
As soon as God makes a sankalpam, a divine decision to relieve us from ill-health due to the impact of our sins, His prime instrument, weapon, and ornament, Sri Sudarsana takes action. Thus, the Sri Sudarshana Homam also is being performed in gratitude to his obedience and humble devotion in exercising God’s will.
Ashta:kshari Maha:mantra is therefore a clear gateway that eliminates ignorance and bestows knowledge about ultimate truths of life, and its goal.
- FROM THE DISCOURSE OF HH SRI CHINNA JEEYAR SWAMIJI 16 th July 2020, First Ekadasi in Dakshinayanam Chaturmasya Deeksha, Nadigaddepalem ashram Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji Brundavan
HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, India’s enlightened spiritual and humanitarian leader, has incessantly strived hard to promote world peace and harmony through propagation of vedic wisdom, spiritual practices, religious tolerance, nonviolence, joy of sharing, and mutual respect for all living beings.
In 1982, Sri Chinna Jeeyar founded JET, Jeeyar Educational Trust, in India as a non profit organization to conduct all his services to humanity. In 1994, Sri Chinna Jeeyar founded JET USA Inc. a.k.a JET World, Jeeyar Educational Trust as a global non profit organization committed to improving human lives through education, service, and ancient wisdom.
Sri Chinna Jeeyar’s vision is to empower all children and adults of the impoverished communities across the world to have equal access and opportunities to quality education, healthcare, and self confidence to live a life filled with dignity and pride.
In India, where the notion of Human Organ donation is considered a social stigma, Sri Chinna Jeeyar actively promotes multiOrgan donation campaign and has enlisted more than 50,000 pledges. JET frequently conducts free medical camps, dental camps, animal welfare camps, blood donation camps all over the world.
Sri Chinna Jeeyar is also a pioneer in the animal welfare arena and frequently conducts free veterinary camps along with animal preservation camps.
In the current world, the geo political harmony is in a state of flux, where people live amidst multitude of challenges including fear of war, political strife, poverty, global warming, endangered environment, depleting natural resources, and religious fundamentalism.
Sri Chinna Jeeyar incessantly works to promote world peace and harmony through propagation of yoga, meditation, spiritual and ancient wisdom, all of which conditions human body, mind, and soul to develop tolerance, joy of sharing, nonviolence, attitude of gratitude towards environment, and mutual respect for all living beings.
Sri Chinna Jeeyar during his 4 decades as Jeeyar, head of the organization, has inspired millions of youth all over the world to learn this wisdom and meaningfully use the knowledge to benefit communities and the environment.
His Holiness has ultimately emerged as an Universal Guru.
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