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TM and mantra meditations meanings ( sound vibes )

Discussion in 'Meditation Chatter Box' started by arvindautar, May 31, 2009.

  1. arvindautar

    arvindautar Member

    I read that each mantra makes a different sound and causes different effects:

    Could someone elaborate on this?
  2. GilesC

    GilesC Member

    Not sure about the different sounds causing different effects, in terms of doing meditation, as the purpose of the mantra is to take us away from the thoughts in the mind.

    Yes, with TM, there are these 16 mantra that relate to deities in vedic teachings, but the fact that they are given to the student based on the age they are at the time they learn meditation, clearly indicates that the different sounds are not actually important for TM. When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought TM to the West in the 60's, he himself said that any word could be used as a mantra. The interesting thing with TM is that when the student is given their mantra, they are told it is personal to them, and they are not (as far as I'm aware) told that their sound is the name of a deity from Hindu/Vedic teachings or that the ceremonial induction into TM is based around praising the deities and gods of that philosophy.

    Of course, different sounds do have different effects if we use the sounds for such purposes and we are focused on them, as we have with Sound Healing techniques.

    This is true. If we look at what sounds are, they are vibrations of particles and particles are, according to Einsteins equation, energy. In fact the whole of the universe according to that equation, is energy. Science talks of the "Big Bang", Religion talks of "In the beginning was the word", the word being a sound and, logically, we can say that any movement, vibration of particles can produce sound. So, from the moment the universe was created (assuming you believe in creationism), there was vibration and thus sound, and these different vibrations, these different sounds, are what create the different matter in the universe.


  3. arvindautar

    arvindautar Member

    hey GilesC, out of curiosity. What meditation are you using? Have you experienced the state what tolle is talking about consistently?
  4. GilesC

    GilesC Member

    I was taught meditation under the label of Dynamic Deep Meditation. It's essentially the same as what is taught for TM but without the ceremony and frills, just like Michael teaches for free here.

    Have I experienced that state? On occasions yes, and more so the more I am meditating and the more I am recognising my true self through Vedic teachings. Experiencing it consistently would be great, if possible.... Not yet, but only time will tell. ;)

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