Energizing Herbs with MANTRA
Mantras contain sacred bija (seed) syllables that help to purify the mind and subtle body and have remarkable healing powers. The ancient rishis ad yogis perceived that each part of the body resonates with a specific sound or bija mantra. Furthermore, each of the sounds that make up the Sanskrit alphabet resonates with every part of the body. Likewise, herbs have subtle vibrations. This is why Ayurvedic herbs are often harvested and prepared while specific mantras are recited. Chanting mantras when mixing or preparing herbs helps to infuse the herbs with more Prana (vital energy) and with the healing intention of the person chanting.
The mantra to the Divine Mother, also known as Navarna Mantra (Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaya Vichchay Namaha), can be used to bring divine energy into foods and medicinal substances. It is a prayer to the various aspects of the Divine Mother (Saraswati, Laxmi, Kali, and Durga). It can be repeated while preparing herbs or food.
Aim: is comprised of two letters a and i and the anuswara, m. a is the letter of creation and i is the letter of the causal body and m is perfection. Aim is the seed of wisdom. It means that the creation of perfection in the causal body is the wisdom. Aim is Maha Saraswati.
Hreem: is everything that can perceived by the senses, conceived in the mind, known through intuition or meditation, and beyond. Hrim is Maha Lakshmi.
Kleem: is comprised of ka, la, i, and m. Ka means the cause, la means the gross body, manifested existence, i(ee) means the causal body, and anuswara m means perfection. So Kli(ee)m is the cause of the perfect union between the gross body dissolving into the causal body. Kli(ee)m is Maha Kali.
Cha: means to move, Munda: means head. So Chamunda is She who moves in the head, meaning the paradigm of reality, all that we know, all that we see.
Yai: mean to or unto.
Vic: means all that is knowable which is called samvit
Ce: mean Chaitanya, consciousness
This mantra means that the three gunas, the three Goddesses are constantly moving in the paradigm of reality giving birth to all that is knowable as perceived by consciousness.
Once we deeply and intuitively know the meaning, we cease to say to the Goddess,” please don’t change ” . We make ourselves the witness of nature and free us from the pain of attachment. ”
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