Lights In Meditation
Various lights are manifested during meditation.In the beginning a bright light of the size of the pin point will appear in the forehead in the trikuti,which is called the 'Ajna chakra'. Different lights are seen when eyes are closed. These lights appear in mental space, and are tantric lights having it's specific colors. Frequently it is combination of white and yellow but red and blue lights are rarely seen. Initially small balls of light are seen which later become dazzling lights.
The lights become stable with advancement of meditation. Also at higher stages of meditation figures as sadhus or other physical forms are seen in stable light.One should not pay much attention to these figures and should concentrate on the ultimate goal only. These are simply to make one convience that there is existence of God and super physical and meta physical realities. This is 'sadhana shakti'. If carried out with faith, one can achieve marvellous results, get siddhi and can benefit both the oneself and the mankind.
Rosary, Beej Mantra And Samput
Rosary : During meditation beads are a must.Different beads are there in rosary according to the purpose.Beads may be padam beej, rudraksha, tulsi, shankh, pearl, gold, silver, gem, root of khush. All beads in a rosary should be of equal size, free from decay and unbroken. One additional bead of a bigger size than others is put at the top of the rosary. The number and type of beads in a rosary vary with purpose.
Shiva shakti mantras - Rudraksha.
Vishnu and Lord Krishna mantra - Tulsi
Death inflicting mantras - Padam Beej
Mantras for wealth - gems, jewels, gold and silver.
Beej Mantra : A mantra is full of shakti and there are various beej mantra each with it own power. When mixed with other mantras, they provide extra power to that mantra. Basic beej mantra "Om" is further expanded into the following types of beej - yog beej ,tejo beej, shanti beej and raksha beej, which are respectively known as aeng (aim) hreem, sreem, kreem, kleem, dum, gam, glaum, lam, yam, aam or um or ram.
There are some one word beej mantras which are particularly suitable to young boys and girls who can repeat them with zest and faith, to secure good results. Few of them with their purposes are -
1. Kshasraum - Narsimha bija.Removes all sorrows and fears.
2. Aim - Saraswati bija.Makes proficient in all branches of learning.
3. Shree - Lakshami mantra.Leads to prosperity and contenment.
4. Hareem - Bhuvaneshvari mantra.Makes a person leader of men and help get a person all he needs.
5. Kaleem - Kamraj mantra. Fulfills one's desires.
6. Kreem - Destroys enemies and gives happiness.
7. Dum - Durga beej. One gets whatever one wants.
8. Gam Glaum - Ganesa beej. Removes all obstacles and promotes success.
9. Lam - Earth beej. Helps to secure good crops.
10. Yam - Vayu beej. Help secure rains.
11. Aam Um Ram - Beej mantras ao Brahma,Vishnu and Rudra.
Samput : Samput are some specific words used in the mantra. These can be used at the start, middle or end of the mantra. The samput has great shakti and should be used carefully.
Gayatri Mantra "Om bhur bhava suha tatsa vetur vareneyam bargo devasyaha dhimi diyo yona parachodayat." Few words can be added after Om bhur bhava swaha as samput to fulfill various desires. Some samput with their purposes are given below.
Om aeeng kaleeng soo - for proficiency in words.
Om shareeng hareeng shareeng - for wealth and comforts.
Om aeeng hareeng kaleeng - enemies are destroyed, troubles vanish and the individual is blessed with joy and happiness.
Om shareeng hareeng kaleeng - Blessed with progeny.
Om hareeng - Recovery from diseases.
Om aeeng hareeng kaleeng - Protection from all evil forces. Hopes and wishes are realised.
Practical Uses Of Mantras
For education : "Om kreeng kreeng kreeng"
For attaining moksha : "Om shree hreeng kreeng krishnaye swaha"
For wealth : "Omnamo dhandaye swaha"
For success in elections : "Om emminder vardhaye shteriyame ma emam vishmek virsham kirinu tawan"
For fame : "Om giravargrateshu hirnye ch goshu cha"
For successful completion of all jobs : "Om namo sarvarthsadhni swaha"
For reduction of rash temper : "Om shante parshante sarv karodh pashnon swaha"
To attract one or all : "Om chamunde tarutatu amukaye akarshaye akarshaye swaha"
Besides these purposes given above,there are mantras for fulfilment of all kind of desires and for reduction of all kind of flaws. There are mantras for worship of different Gods and Goddesses and pleasing them to fulfill one's desires.
Some Important Mantras
Some simple mantras are given which can be recited by anyone and help achieve what the sadhak wants. They have simple or no methodology associated with them.
Panch Akshari - "Om Namah Shivaye" - It fulfills all desires.It leads to moksha and all sins are destroyed. It has no methodology assocaited and can be recited by anyone anytime.
Asht Akshari - "Om Namah Narayanaya" - One can achieve and can be blessed with anything.
Ganpati Mantra - "Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha" - It not only removes all obstacles but also gives success in one's efforts.
Hanuman Mantra - "Om Hoom Hanumate Rudratamakaye hoom phut swaha" - There is no favour that Hanumanji cannot bestow. Hanumanji is the embodiment of all good qualities which he freely gives to his devotees.
Saraswati Mantra - "Om Aim Kleeng Saum Saraswatiya Namaha" - It makes a person a learned scholar and he attains high profeciency in education. This mantra should be recited all morning pujas.
Dattatreya Mantra - "Om Hareem Parambraham Parmaatmane Hari Harbrahyendraya Dattatroyaye swaha" - Dattatreya can bestow everything on his followers.