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Thoughts on Mantra: Alternative Bija Mantras

Bijas are powerful seeds

Bijas are primordial sounds which channel the creative power of the Gods. They are in themselves siddhi and attraction mantras. Chanting them instantly starts a chain of events that result in the aspirant attracting what he/she wants.

The most two popular mantras within this group are Shreem (to create material abundance) and Kleem (gain the power of attraction – especially of female companionship). Click on each bija mantra to read prior articles on the subjects.

Not just Kleem and Shreem

Many people do not realise that other mantras are actually bijas hidden in plain sight! The most prominent examples are the Panchakshari mantra: Nama Shivaya, the Ashtakshari: Om Namo Narayanaya, and Rama.

These can also be chanted as bijas to gain immediate benefits. All of these particular mantras are powerful purifiers.

What does this mean? It means the clarification of:

  • Mind (clarity without confusion, concentration, focus);
  • Intellect (positivity, kind and auspicious thoughts);
  • Body (a spiritual level cleanliness above physical cleanliness);
  • Soul (removes bad karma).

Note that the mind and intellect are considered as two independent processes within the brain in both Freudian and Vedantic methodologies.

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Get Ahead: Mantras for Investment Banking Professionals

A difficult time

Bankers face a difficult time at the moment. The global economy is under pressure and world is against them!

Banking, in the public’s eyes, has grown into a culture of distrustful, deceitful behaviour based around a never-ending thirst for greed and power. Yet it has also been the backbone of global trade and attracted the best and brightest individuals to strive to better themselves and test their limits. In short we need bankers! But not the negative associations.

This post is not intended to be party to playing the blame game, but will attempt to be part of the solution: to encourage the simultaneous development of character along with ability.

So how can we derive the positive benefits without the negatives?

The solution is surprisingly simple! Pray to Maha Lakshmi!

But isnt Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth? Surely, bankers are all already rich!

The downturn has undoubtedly highlighted that a culture of excess is prevalent in banking. But wealth should not be equated to just money and greed. The abundance one attracts through the Divine is much greater than just the material kind: Lakshmi is also the Goddess of Virtue and wealth of Character!

More than Money

There are 16 kinds of wealth one can attract through praising the Divine. They are enumerated in a prior post (click here to see it), but they include: Courage and Strength, Morality and Ethics and Higher thinking.

The mantras

The wisdom locked in ancient mantras is relevant even in today’s complex world. Here are a set of mantras that may prove  helpful to banking professionals at a time of great uncertainty and difficulty:

  1. Ganesha Gayatri – click here. For foresight to aid us in understanding the longer term repercussions of our actions than the short term effects.
  2. Lakshmi Gayatri – click here, or simply Shreem. Invoke Lakshmi to grant you the character required to acquire and sustain wealth.
  3. Narayana Gayatri, or simply: Rama. Why praise Vishnu as Narayana or Rama too? In the opening verses of the Vishnu Sahasranama, Vishnu is extolled as the King of Dharma (righteous conduct and behaviour). Such valour and knowledge of what’s right and wrong is a natural complement and pre-requisite to wealth accumulation. In his incarnation as Rama, he established a powerful precedent of how the ideal King (or any person of significant responsibility) should behave – in virtually every test. Understanding this by meditating on the name of Rama is therefore also an excellent method of character development.
This post is the beginning of an ongoing series on Mantras for Professionals. Feel free to contact my team at: swamitwitter@gmail.com or through Twitter to make a request for a specific profession. 

Beyond 3D: Open Your Eyes to Another World!

Beyond the Third Dimension

Science is only just catching up to Hinduism in understanding the concept of multiple dimensions beyond the perception of ordinary people.

Those with the capability of divine vision can perceive the more subtle occurrences on the Earth plane – ie see all the classes of Devas (gods), Siddhas (holy people who have attained immense spiritual powers) and Rishis (holy people who hear the voice of heaven).

It is little known that the extremely powerful mantra below addressed to Vishnu (referenced by the Son of Vasudeva – ie in his incarnation as Krishna) can endow such benefits with mantra-siddhi (full activation of a mantra).

Transliteration:

“Om NamO Bhagavaté VasudEvAya”

(Semi-literal) translation:

“Prostrations to the Divine Son of Vasudeva”

Open your eyes to a new world…

It has been documented that with correct Guru initiation and enough repetitions, the mantra allows one to witness the transmigration of souls.

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Vishnu Gayatri Mantra

Command respect and authority by worshipping Narayana!

Transliteration:

“Om NArayanAya Vidhmahe,
VasudEvaya DhImahi
TannO VishnU PrachOdayAth.

(Semi-literal) Translation:

“We know the Abode of  Man,
We meditate on the Son of Vasudeva,
May The All-Pervading One enlighten us”

Purpose:

  • Gain respect and authority; leadership and management abilities
  • Character and wealth
  • A strong sense of right conduct (Dharma) and diplomacy

Worship Vishnu to develop Leadership

Vishnu is the grand Manager of the Universe – the CEO if you will! Worshipping Vishnu through the Gayatri above will help one ‘lead from the front’. First, it will establish a strong intuition of strategy, the correct way of doing things and more fundamentally, a clear cut understanding of what is right and wrong. Second, the improvement of one’s character in this regard will shine for others to see and they will automatically fall in line to your leadership.

One should also worship Vishnu to regain control of one’s life, develop a strong sense of inner direction and improve your diplomacy in dealing with others in a fair and just manner.

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