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2007-05-18
Name: Editor Do you believe in the power of mantras? If so, what is your favourite mantra? Do you recite it everyday at the same time or whenever you feel the need to? Do you pray often?
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2010-06-21
#1
Name: bhargava sarma
Subject:  mantras
I believe in mantras. I do practice \" Gayatri\"

I am happy now. my mind is stable and I can take right decision
do you
your can share with me
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2009-12-10
#2
Name: Gambit
Subject:  Mantra
Protection of tha mynd!
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2009-06-09
#3
Name: priya
Subject:  mantra
I do believe in power of mantras

my favourite-om namoh bhagwate vaasudevay namah it really works whenever u have some problem u can always go ahead and try it really works

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2007-05-24
#4
Name: the_rationalist
Subject:  Waht rubbish!!
It is a pity that we still discuss superstitious nonsense to make ourselves feel better in this day and age. Reciting mantra will do nothing other than waste time and mystify what is real in every situation.
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2011-08-03
#5
Name: Ram
Subject:  stop the nonsense
You may be a rationalist, But in my view all rationalist are senseless idiots who doesn´ t have brain.

Sanskrit mantras are pure science, they generate certain vibration in your body and help in overcoming the obstructions both physically and mentally. Certain mantras and yogas will help you to be alive without food and water even for several months, there is a documentary about it in Discovery and history channel, America is doing research from 1980´ s but still Hindus/Buddists are not sharing the secret with others as they can misuse it.

Western people say aircraft was found by wright brothers recently before 100 or 200 years, But hindu vedic documents shows the existence of highly sophisticated aircrafts better than todays aircraft even before 11,000 years. See a documentary made by history channel. But when we initially told western people told its mythology but after seeing the documents which explained how to construct those a/c they wondered and making research on it. Most of the German inventions are based on hindu vedic technologies. So Vedas are pure science, even mantras are also a part of vedas.... so do believe it. it will do good.
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2009-12-10
#6
Name: vickz
Subject:  rationalist
Your just mad cause you can´ t pronounce the words and if you can´ t pronounce them correctly you get nothing. Sanskrit is a difficult language. Sorry Pal.
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2007-05-25
#7
Name: Ankita
Subject:  please be rational
If you are realy a rationalist, please keep yourself up-to-date with what´ s happening around you. Numerous research studies have proven the power of the spoken word. Even if you do not attach religious connotations to it, repeating a charged statement that you have complete faith in does alter your mindset and consequently, the course of events. Additionally, please go to the Himalayas and listen to a monk or sadhu reciting some chants. If you do not feel a shiver up your spine or a joy in your soul, you do not know how to feel.
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2007-05-24
#8
Name: Parashuram Godbole
Subject:  Rationalist
Looks like you have been repeating the word NONSENSE for such a long time that you have perfected the meaning of it. Dont take mantras lightly, my dear friend. Strange things can happen...
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2007-05-24
#9
Name: suketu
Subject:  It works
througout theday we encounter all kinds of irritations and annoyance and respond to this with anger, pessimism, uttering cusswords and all kinds of rubbish. I wondered if mantras can help us in this situaitons and Everyday I started chanting \" om mani padme hum\" wherever i felt particularly negative, in the local train, in office and also at home. it was very difficlt at but then after lot of persistence i am begining to feel relaxed. this is absolutely amazing
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2007-05-23
#10
Name: Shekhar_P
Subject:  What do you mean?
Do you know what youre saying man? What do you mean Gayatri Mantra we chant is not original mantra?
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2007-05-24
#11
Name: Ahalya
Subject:  don´ t fret
There is no need to feel ´ sad´ even if the Gayatri mantra we cnat is not the original. Lets think of it as a hybrid! It is the faith that matters. And anyway, condensed or whatever, every word in Sanskrit is perfect phonetically speaking.
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2007-05-24
#12
Name: Parashuram Godbole
Subject:  Shekharjee
Om
Gayatri mantra is more complicated than you can ever understand. There are several TYPES of Gayatris.

Did you know, o ignorant one, that there is a Gayatri mantra for diffeent gods such as Ganesh?

The Gayatri that you sing is a condensed version found in the Rig Ved and the Yajur Ved. Only enlightened men have the good fortune to chant the original. What you know sa the Gayatri is not bad. it´ s also powerful.

Om
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2007-05-23
#13
Name: Parashuram Godbole
Subject:  Not really
Not true. Gayatri mantra can be chanted by anyone who can follow the rules. Pregnant women often chant this mantra. And the mantra has nothing to do with south or north India.. Yes, most people can' t pronounce this mantra easily. In fact, let me tell you a secret: the mantra you chant is NOT THE ORIGINAL GAYATRI MANTRA...
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2007-05-23
#14
Name: hridaay
Subject:  you forgot one: Mani Mantra
You forgot the one that everyone repeats -more than 108 times a day, the Mani Mantra. I will teach, It goes like: \" Money Money, Capital Market, Dow Industrial S&P\" !

Very mystical for global India

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2007-05-24
#15
Name: Rahul
Subject:  Good One
Yes I totally agree, money money money, its so funny in a rich mans world..remember Abba or Kaching from Shania Twain, money is definitely the modern day mantra that people seek in the pursuit of happiness.
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2007-05-24
#16
Name: thinking hat
Subject:  thumbs up for ´ mani mantra´
So what? There is nothing wrong in desiring money. It is when the desire overpowers everything else and begins to take precedence over other aspects of life that the problem occurs. I see nothing wrong with materialism.
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2007-05-22
#17
Name: Anita
Subject:  om mani padme hum
I am not a Buddhist but I think this mantra is absolutely wonderful. There was a song by Rahul Sharma, titled ' Om mani padme hum' . Every time I hear it, I can feel my spirit awaken and dance within me. A suggestion - if you mentioned Buddhism, you should have covered mantras from all religions. Aren' t there any in Islam or Christianity? I am quite sure there are a few in Jainism.
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2007-05-21
#18
Name: Happy
Subject:  Awesome
Awesome article.

I live in North India and the way Gayatri Mantra is recited here is sad. Mostly, people dont know correct pronunciation and I think it is not supposed to be chanted by females. Infact, general Hindi pronunciation in this Hindi region is sad.

Hope people wake up after reading this.
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2007-05-22
#19
Name: Tishna
Subject:  spirituality does not mean backwardness
" Gayatri mantra is not supposed to be chanted by females." Wow, I never thought I would get to read this sort of statements in this era. As far as I know, it is not true. Most musical records of the Gayatri Mantra have female singers. Additionally, even if it is ´ true´ , I think it is one of those tenets that have hampered social progress. There is no need to get into a catfight as to who is more spiritual - men or women. However, I wonder if someone who believes people should be treated differently on the basis of their sex can ever be ´ spiritual´ . One can chant as many mantras as they want. And spend hours on perfecting the pronunciation and the intonation. But they will still remain a sick person if they have mental blocks.
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2007-05-21
#20
Name: Archer
Subject:  Great Article
This is a great article that is very informative. My own family upbringing has been rather secular and did not include chanting or other forms of spiritual practices. I think I missed a lot. THis article has whetted my appetite to find out more on this very mysterious topic. THank You
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