Have you ever been stuck?
We have all been there: a deadline, a pressured moment, a desperate need for a creative response from our brains – and nothing happens!
This is known as writer’s block (and perhaps also artistic temperament!). In any case, a lack of creativity can stifle a career in any of the arts.
Sometimes stepping back from the problem and refocusing after a break helps. Other times, we may feel that nothing can get us back on track. But do not despair!
Worship Brahma and Saraswathi
Whether you’re looking to hone your creative talent or add a ability to your skillset, pray to Brahma for inspiration. Brahma is the God of Creation and embodies the power of pure creative energy.
Here is His Gayatri Mantra:
“Om Chaturmukhaya Vidmahe
Hamsa rudhaya Dhimahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat”
“We know the four-faced one,
We meditate on the rider of the Swan,
May Brahma inspire us”
- Raw creative power
- The ability to architect and manage large-scale projects
- Greater efficiency and productivity
- Absorb vast amounts of knowledge
Worship Brahma on Thursdays for maximum benefits.
One may also worship Saraswathi alongside for a creative/scholastic combination.
The subconscious mind is a powerful tool. In combination with mantras, it can lead to quick siddhi.
The subconscious mind is fast
Subconscious thought processes actually run much faster than the conscious mind. It is not necessarily slowed by what is rational or by checks and balances as per the conscious mind. It is truly your consciousness untethered by reality.
Use it to chant
Implanting the seed of mantra into the subconscious mind is a powerful technology. Why? Because it allows you to continue to chant a mantra, uninterrupted, focused and with all concentration through the night as you sleep.
The benefit is that this adds up to another 7-9 hrs of extra chanting per day! You will also feel awake, alive and refreshed the next morning because you sleep deep in concentration and your brain straight away reaches what’s known as the delta wave level of sleep.
The method works particularly well after a long day of intense concentration at work and ideal for weekdays.
Your mind will require some rest during dinner, then sit to meditate with a moderate level of concentration on your chosen mantra. With practice, your mind will continue to chant it through your sleep.
You’ll know if succeeded if you wake up still chanting the mantra.
Ignore the hype, here’s the review
In the first part of the series, we looked at the potential for inception through mantra. You can read the first part by clicking here if you did not have a chance to do so already, or wish to refresh your memory on the debate.
The general conclusion of the post was that having a limited degree of mental control over someone is possible – as clearly demonstrated by the practice of hypnotherapy – but doing so through mantra is highly unlikely, even if you had a ‘genuine’ mantra and attained siddhi (perfected the technique) due to the presence of individuals’ free will.
A more interesting and plausible idea is that anyone can influence those around them in a positive manner through a personality transformation.
What does this mean? The answer is simple and within everyone’s frame of reference. Haven’t we all met a person in our lives who was so charismatic, who held everyone’s attention perfectly, who spoke beautifully, articulately and intelligently to captivate an audience? I am sure we all know someone like this – be it our favourite school teacher, a great spiritual Master, or great political/military leader. Why can’t we be more like our role models?
A new story: change yourself to change the world
In this regard, the answer is: there is no reason why we cannot. The idea of ‘leading from the front’ – ie by example – is an age-old concept. If you can think of no other, one example is known to all – the great Mahatma Gandhi, who led India out of British Rule by setting a firm and clear example of non-violent protest through his own actions.
The methods of how we can change ourselves through mantra are outlined below.
One can affect a great transformation – spiritual and otherwise through the use of mantra. Chanting certain mantras can have a deep conscious and sub-conscious effect on our psyche to enact incremental positive changes which over time build up and transform us completely.
The transformations considered are: character, speech, mental strength and action. These four concepts are the cornerstones of great personalities.
Here are the mantras to gain such benefits:
- Character: Worship Hanuman and Rama to understand and become the ideal personality. Click here to read my prior articles on improving one’s character and another article on writing Rama nama.
- Speech: Worship Saraswathy to master the art of articulation – click hear to see a powerful mantra.
- Mental Strength: Worship Ganesha and Narasimha to improve mental control and increase determination to achieve anything. Click to see Ganesha’s gayatri mantra and here to see the Narasimha Gayatri.
- Action: Thoughts are meaningless within firm action to drive them into reality. Click here to read a post on worshipping Skanda.
Those who are serious and wish to undergo a full effective change in their personalities should attempt at least an anusthan of each mantra to see real differences.
Click here to read the first article in the series on Vashikaran mantras if you missed it.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”, John Lennon
The Concept: Mindbending manipulation!
Most of us have seen the film INCEPTION – the ground-breaking sci-fi thriller. The incredible central concept of the film is that one can implant an idea into a persons mind through careful manipulation of their mental state.
The idea makes for a compelling Hollywood blockbuster, but could ever it be a reality? There are those who practice Tantra who claim that such powers (siddhis) are indeed real and it is possible to manipulate another’s mind if you know the right mantra.
The Science: We use 4% of our brains…
The human mind is a complex and powerful device. It is not even fully understood yet, but science knows that even the most exemplary people use only a small portion of its incredible potential. Estimates put this threshold at 4%.
…mantras maybe engaging the remaining 96%
In this respect, one possible explanation for how mantras work within us – especially in bestowing siddhis – is that reciting certain tones over and over cause new synaptic links to form within the brain, tapping into the other 96% of charted brain matter. This allows a person to function at a supernormal levels of consciousness and manifest siddhis.
The Reality: So can Inception be performed?
Hypnotherapy – the art of drawing a patient into a state of semi-consciousness in which they are highly suggestive – is well known and recognised as a proven method of psychotherapy. Whilst the vast majority of practitioners help those with mental ailments – such as amnesia or trying to overcome a past traumas – there is also a number who specialise in entertainment. They put on shows in which they hypnotise select volunteers within an audience to perform various humorous acts – and in doing so, exercise control over them.
Putting the two concepts together, it is plausible that some part of the brain may allow one to broadcast a powerful suggestive thought that could influence other minds.
But wait – the Twist!
There is of course a critical part of the equation that we have not considered so far – individuals’ free will.
It is well known that hypnotherapy does not always work – even on those patients who willingly submit themselves to undergo hypnosis. Why? Because their minds are strong and cannot be easily swayed by external influence.
The Finale: Siddhi is beyond most people…?
Combining individuals strong will with the idea that it takes real dedication to develop siddhi of ANY mantra – let alone those to allow control – means its highly unlikely that the amateur mantra practitioner could ever successfully perform Vashikaran over another. So I implore those who find so-called ‘mind-control’ mantras through the internet, forums, chatrooms and blogs to not waste their time.
However – let me leave you with a ‘spinning top’ – much like in the finale of the film: mind control may be out of reach, but personality transformation certainly is not. Mantras can certainly be used to improve one’s energy, charisma, magnetism, strength of will, physical appearance and even charm. If you want to be able to ‘make friends and influence people’ – shape your personality and let people make up their own minds about you!
Struggling to make time for prayer?
Here’s an interesting tip – pray in the shower. Prayer and particularly mantra chanting while immersed in water is known to be a powerful way to boost its effects.
The ancient people understood that doing tapas (or intense austerity and mantra chanting) standing in water is one of the ways to see faster benefits and realise the divine.
An adaptation to today’s fast-paced lifetstyle
Why? There are many reasons: it start their day in a focused manner with thoughts of god; its when you’re naturally relaxed by the warmth of the water to allow the mind to meditate; you tend to close your eyes automatically; you’re probably the cleanest you’ll be during the day – and cleanliness is godliness!
Bringing crystal clarity to the workings of the subconscious mind
A period of concentration, reflection and introspection in the morning can also bring about fantastic clarity to your thought. It also allows you to align yourself with the energy of Varuna, the God of Water and one of the Vedic trinity.
Varuna – the Lord of Universal Justice
In Vedic lore, prior to the establishment of the ‘modern’ Hindu trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the core deities of the Vedic pantheon were Indra, Varuna and Agni.
Varuna is popularly known to be in charge of Universal Law and Justice in the Veda. As part of this, he is the knower of all thoughts in the minds of all mankind – both good and importantly, negative and scheming. He is the universal witness and judge.
So how is this relevant to us?
Sometimes in life we are so caught up in our routines and regiment that we lose sight of our goals and don’t fully track our actions – for ourselves and toward others.
Invoking Varuna allows one to introspect to bring subconscious thought patterns to the surface. This will not only help us to better understand ourselves and what we want, but also to closely monitor our past actions and ensure we have not unknowingly wronged another person. Varuna is, in effect, the God of the Conscience.
So combine emotional resolution with your morning routine to focus before a hard day and stay in touch with your goals.
The mantra: Varuna Gayatri
“Om JalbimbAye VidmahE
NIla PurushAye DhimahI
Tanno Varuna Prachodayaat”
“We know the reflection of water,
We meditate on the Blue Man
May Varuna inspire us.”