Becoming A Mantra

In this week's Spot Sadhguru speaks about the significance of mantra.

Mantra means a pure sound. Today, modern science is proving that the whole existence is reverberations of energy, different levels of vibrations. Where there is a vibration there is bound to be a sound.

As there are different types of forms, every form has a sound attached to it or, every sound has a form attached to it. When you utter a sound, a form is being created. There is a whole science of using sounds in a particular way so that it creates the right kind of form. We can create powerful forms by uttering sounds in certain arrangement. This is known as the Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound. If you have mastery over the sound you also have mastery over the form that is attached to it.

Sounds of Isha has made a presentation of chants for the first time which is called Vairagya. They’ve put together five chants, ten- minutes each. You listen to these chants for some time and see which one you identify with best. Then you can get a longer version and just be with that. Right now you just listen to these chants. Don’t try to like or dislike them in terms of their musical quality or whatever, just listen to them. These sounds should become like your breath. After some time, without even listening you will be reverberating with the chant. It’ll do wonderful things to you.

Mantra is not something that you utter; it is something that you strive to become because the whole existence is a complex amalgamation of sounds. In that we identified certain sounds, which are like keys that open up every realm in the universe. Unless you become the key it will not open up for you. Becoming the mantra means you’re becoming the key; only if you are the key can you open the lock, otherwise somebody else has to open it for you and you have to listen to him. See you have to endure me because you did not open it.

Love & Grace

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6 years 2 months ago

Please be so kind to elaborate n the comment of an individuak not chanting the maha mantra, understood my mala beads daily? Numerous yoga traditions support this.

7 years 6 months ago

I have a serious doubt. Last year Sadhguru said in Maha Shivrathri that one should not chant "Aum Namah Shivaya" on any other day. But in Vairagya album, this is also present. So can someone or sadhguru clarify on how to use this album, whether we can listen to it without chanting it ourself, or can we also chant it during all days of the year.

I would be glad if the editors can forward this doubt to Sadhguru.

6 years 1 month ago

what is nothingness emptiness is it postive or negative

7 years 7 months ago

In a hindu article on comments of Asaram Bapu, Sadhguru said: It is very important we treat him [Asaram Bapu] as we would treat any other individual expressing his archaic opinions without the necessary sense, and not as a spiritual leader.-----

Asaram Bapu was invited in Guru Sangamam event in April. There he was considered a spiritual leader. But now Sadhguru saying, he is not a spiritual leader. Why is this contradiction????

7 years 6 months ago

I think all Sadhguru meant was, treat him as any other individual expressing once opinion. If we treat him as a spiritual leader, then people tend to "generalize" every spiritual leader and brand all of them, which is a common issue our society is facing.

5 years 7 months ago

In my little experience and understanding, chanting 'Aum Namah Shivaya' will open certain dimensions that are beyond the basic physical survival needs. If someone is still strongly rooted and significant energy is diverted towards their survival needs, this Mantra may create some obstacles. Obstacles, not in negative sense but as a means to transcend the physical limitations. This is somewhat similar to the topic related to having a Eka-Mukhi Rudraksh. If at all Sadhguru has mentioned that one should not chant this Mantra, it might in this context.

7 years 7 months ago

Namaskaram: what I understand is, the people mass is engulfing phenomenally to high volume around Sadghru, he personally to get in touch with all & initiate 'theesha" of a particular sound meant for "individual" is a Himalayan task, so he expands his love to all , listen the sounds first, develop little up, then he wil do the rest for U...

7 years 6 months ago

i have to yet experience meditating myself but i did try to listen to the sample in this page. i may not understand it but the music is relaxing and it does have an effect.

5 years 4 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru could you please throw some light on the effects of Gayatri Mantra effects on the system, I bow down

7 years 7 months ago

it is always wonder to here and see the spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 years 6 months ago


4 years 11 months ago

When i continuously hear nirvana shatakam for more than an hour, i feel like my body is getting heated up from the inside.. only after drinking some water the heat is subsiding.. Is it the case with everyone or is there any solution for that?

7 years 7 months ago

I have been listening to the Vairagya CD and it is true that it has an effect on me. And when I keep uttering the chant Brahmanandha Swaroopa it really, as Sadhguru says, got me still for a long period of time.

7 years 2 months ago

you are just supposed to listen to the chant, but not chant it yourself as it is a very powerful mantra, mahamantra to be exact.

7 years 7 months ago

All the chants makes me more peaceful.when I listen to brahma nanda swaroopa I feel sadguru is with me

7 years 2 months ago

what is you intention when using this chant,? is it sacred, playful,healing,Sharing etc; there are no limits. Be Aware of the fun Sadhguru is teaching, and use the K.I.S.S. Principle, keep it Simply Simple! Love to Isha

7 years 7 months ago

Some of these are creating irritation where as others are taking into deep state of meditation.. i hope longer versions will be in devotion, not in bollywood fame.

6 years 6 months ago

Just use the space when you are alive. Who cares what will happen when you die. You will figure it out then.

7 years 7 months ago

sadhguru,what do u mean by,"u have to endure me.......because u did not open it".?????????did u do it for do i know??????????????

6 years 6 months ago

Source of sound is from our vocal cord but if you pronounce it proper it will become the source of creation. you can energise the empty space it too divine possibility with this sound...

7 years 6 months ago

what is the significance of wearing a copper band. the ankle copper band is awesome.

6 years 5 months ago

What he meant is, you are reading another guy's(Sadhguru's) writings and listening to his stuff, because you have still not opened the door yourself.

7 years 6 months ago

Thank you

6 years 4 months ago

I have one doubt about the order - being, doing and having. I am not sure about my being. Should i pretend to 'be' or assume something 'to be'.

7 years 6 months ago

Can any Known persons or if possible Sadhguru answer me "What would be the significance of Dhyanalinga after leaving this body ?"