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Hanuman Gayatri for strength and selfless love

In hinduism on December 22, 2008 at 4:42 am
Hanuman Gayatri for amazing stamina and great health

Hanuman Gayatri for amazing stamina and great health

Hanuman Gayatri is for those who want to develop a amazing stamina, the power of selfless love, great physical strength and the power to heal wounds promptly.  Hanuman is the embodiment of strength, stamina, wit, loyalty and unwavering devotion. Hanuman is also fearless and never hesitating. Hanuman gayatri is an extraordinary gayatri mantra for those who want to develop qualities like Hanuman. If you are ever in need of strength Hanuman Gayatri is for you. And the strength is both physical as well as inner strength. You can get rid of your fears with Hanuman Gayatri and get rid of doubts too. Your loyalty and devotion will increase manifold and you will also be blessed with clarity of mind to see through things. For where there is clarity of mind, doubts and hesitation will be pushed out of the back door.

There are two common variations of Hanuman Gayatri and you can use any of the two to chant:

Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe
Mahabalaye Dhimahi
Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat

Aum anjani sutaya cha vidmahe
Vayu putraya cha dhimahi
Tanno marutih prachodayat

Translation: Let us meditate on the Great Lord who is the son of Anajani Devi and Vayu, the Wind God. Let Maruti illuminate and inspire our mind.

TYPING HANUMAN GAYATRI ON 9DOZEN.COM

To search and add Hanuman Gayatri from the 9Dozen Chants Database, use the following key phrases in the search box:

‘strength’, ‘increase stamina’, ‘wit’, ‘loyalty’, ‘Hanuman’, ‘Anjaneya’, ‘Hanuman Gayatri’, ‘Maruthi’, ‘to increase love for others’, ‘to become service oriented’, ‘heal wounds’.

Type or do mental chanting of the chants a minimum of 108 times per day. You can ‘copy paste’ chants if you are doing mental repetition instead of direct typing.

Use the image of Hanuman if you have any.

Put your full attention on the chant and its meaning. Contemplate on the desirable aspects of Hanuman, especially the one you want to develop.

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Gayatri Mantra and its meaning

In hinduism on November 20, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Gayatri Mantra is one of the oldest and the holiest mantras among Hindus. Traditionally the source for Gayatri Mantra is the vedas. Since the actual verse in the Vedas was in the form of a Vedic chant, it was rephrased many times variously and is still used by Hindus all over the world. It is considered the most powerful mantra by many Hindus. The mantra is also called the ‘Mother of the Vedas’.

Gayatri, also called Savitri,  is five-faced Goddess who presides over the five human senses and hence protects the five life forces of any aspirant who chants her mantra with devotion and focus. Lord Krishna, in Bhagvad Gita, says to Arujuna ‘Among all mantras, I am the Gayatri’.

Here is the mantra and a list of its common interpretations:

Aum bhur bhuwah swaha tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dheemahi dhiyo yo naha prachodayat

Translation/Interpretation:
May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path

Other interpretations:

Interpretation of the Mantra by Sir William Jones

“Let us adore the supremacy of that Divine Sun, the Godhead, who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understanding aright in our progress towards his holy seat.”

Interpretation of the Mantra by the Arya Samaj

“O God, Thou art the giver of life, the remover of pain and sorrow, the bestower of happiness; O Creator of the Universe, may we receive Thy supreme sin-destroying light; may Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.”

Interpretation of Mantra in the Brahmo religion

As Savitr in the original Sanskrit may be interpreted in two ways, first as the sun, secondly as the “originator or creator”, Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Maharshi Debendranath Tagore used that word in the second sense. Interpreted in their way the whole formula may be thus rendered :

“We meditate on the worshipable power and glory of Him who has created the earth, the nether world and the heavens (i.e. the universe), and who directs our understanding.”

Gayatri Mantra removes all obstacles in your path and bestows you with wisdom and spiritual growth.


TYPING GAYATRI MANTRA ON 9DOZEN.COM

This mantra can be chanted during the three sandhyas of a day i.e., dawn, midday and dusk. Its very beneficial to chant or type the mantra 108 times. However, you can also chant it for 3, 9 or 18 times.

Take your time to type or chant the mantra. Read through the mantra and chant it mentally while typing.

Type or chant with devotion and focus. Medidate on the meaning of the chant or on the aspect of Gayatri Devi.

You can upload a picture of Gayatri Devi or you can select it from our user images database.

You can either type the mantra or ‘chant, copy, paste‘ the mantra if you are chanting for 108 times per day.

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Navakar Mantra for humility

In Jainism on November 19, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Navakar Mantra (alternatively known as Namokar Mantra, Namaskar Mantra or Navkar Mantra) is the central mantra of Jains. By chanting this mantra an aspirant is offering respects to five spiritual guides or masters called Panch Parmesthi together. These five people are Arihantas, Siddhas, Acharyas, Upadyayas and Sadhus or Sadhvis. The most important point to note here is that the mantra makes no mention of any names of any specific people including Tirthankaras and Siddhas. The reason for this is that the mantra seeks to guide an aspirant’s focus on to the virtues and spiritual aspects of the Panch Parmesthi rather than on the names and lives of earlier spiritual guides. It is common belief among Jains that by chanting this mantar and striving to emulate the virtues of Panch Parmesthi, the aspirant will become inspired and be shown the path to liberation.

Let us look at the mantra, its meaning and the Panch Parmesthi a bit more closely:

Mantar:

Namo Arihantânam
Namo Siddhânam
Namo Âyariyânam
Namo Uvajjhâyanam
Namo Loe Savva Sahûnam
Eso Panch Namokkaro, Savva Pâvappanâsano
Mangalanam Cha Savvesim, Padhamam Havai Mangalam

English Translation:
I bow to the Arihantas (Prophets).
I bow to the Siddhas (Liberated Souls).
I bow to the Acharyas (Preceptors or Spiritual Leaders).
I bow to the Upadhyaya (Teachers).
I bow to all the Sadhus (Saints).
This fivefold bow (mantra) destroys all sins and obstacles
and of all auspicious mantras, is the first and foremost one.

I bow to the Arihantas – Arihantas means prophets. The word is made of two root words – Ari and Hanta. Ari means ememies and hanta means destroyer. Hence Arihanta is literally Destroyer of Enemies. But just like no mention of actual prophets or gurus is made in the mantar, here too enemies means human vices in each of us rather than real physical enemies. Thus Arihant is a person who has successfully destroyed his ego, anger, physical craving, greed, etc.

I bow to the Siddhas
– Liberated people. People who have attained salvation and who have broken free of the chain of birth and death. They are said to be free from the karmic debt and do not collect any more karmas.

I bow to the Acharyas – Spiritual leaders are those people who carry the word and message of the Tirthankaras. Since the last Tirthankara was Mahavira, Acharyas after him are all those who dedicate their life to spreading and upholding the message Lord Mahavira.

I bow to all the Upadhyaya – Upadhyayas are teachers who have complete knowledge of Agamas, the Jain scriptures. They are also teachers because they teach the scriptures to other aspirants.

I bow to all the Sadhus – A sadhu or sadhvi is a man or a woman who was previously a householder and who subsequently, having been disillusioned with the material life, has given up worldly matters for the sake of spiritual upliftment.

TYPING NAVAKAR MANTAR ON 9DOZEN.COM

You can type this mantra anytime of the day. However, it is important that you set aside separate time everyday for chanting this mantra as repeated chanting at the same time of the day will bring results quickly.

You can type or ‘chant, copy, paste‘ this mantra. It is important that when you type this mantar you contemplate on the virtues and spiritual aspects of each guide you are bowing to.

You can type this mantra any number of times per day. Try to be punctual and chant a minimum number of times in every session.

Navakar Mantar will bring humility in a person and helps in removing the egoistic nature of the mind. Hence you also become tend to become a more understanding person. Also, as stated in the mantra, chanting it will destroy one’s sins and will remove all obstacles hindering your progress.

Start now! Delaying only results in postponement of progress.

Waheguru means Almighty God

In Sikhism on November 18, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Waheguru (alternatively pronounced as Vahiguru or Vahguru) is the Gurumantar for Sikhs. It is also called Mool Mantar or Mul Mantar. It is a reference to God. Literal meaning of the word is ‘Wonderful Lord’ in Gurumuki language. The term is made from two root words – Wah and Guru.

Wah is an expression of wonder, while Guru means teacher (spiritual/enlightened teacher in this context). ‘Waheguru’ occurs 18 times in Shri Guru Granth Sahib.  Other names used are Onkar, Satguru (true teacher), Satnaam (true name), Rama, Rahman and Purushah.

Guru Granth Sahib has a verse explains that God is one and is only referred to by different names by different people. Here is the verse:

Koyi Bole Ram Ram, Koyi Khuda
Koyi Seve Gosain, Koyi Allah
Kaaran Karan Kareem
Kirpa Taar Raheem

Translation:

Some call (you) Ram Ram, Some Khuda
Some serve (you) as the Gosain, some Allah
You alone are the cause of everything
Shower your mercy and Compassion (on me)

Other names for God in Sikhism are: OnKar, Nir-vair, Akaal-moorat and Gobind.  Waheguru is used in meditation and chanting by Sikhs. Chanting can be mental, verbal with or without a rosary. By repeating it egoism is cast out and one becomes humble.

Typing Waheguru on 9Dozen.com

There are two ways to take up chanting of Waheguru on 9Dozen.com. One, you can type the word repeatedly in the chant box for a set number of times everyday.

Alternatively, if you prefer mental chanting you can use the ‘chant, cut, paste’ method of chanting. In this method you copy the Gurumantar text, then, for every mental repetition you paste the mantar into the chant box and press enter. That way you can keep count of how many times you have chanted it without trying to hold the numbers in your mind which is quite distracting. In the end you can simply know  your count by looking at the count number above your chant box.

Early morning is one of the best times to chant the Gurumantar since chanting it also calms your mind and brings peace of mind. You can remain calm and relaxed the rest of the day. But if you find it difficult to keep up the early morning chant, then you can follow any time that is convenient for you. However, it would be very beneficial if you can type the chant for a few minutes before beginning your daily work.

Concentrate on the meaning of the word while you are typing. Try to reflect on the aspect of a Supreme Creator. By chanting Waheguru your ego is subdued and you become humble.

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Can I listen to music while typing chants?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 11:11 am

You can play some devotional chants or religious music. You can also play other soft music if you like, but stick to instrumental music or nature sounds like flowing water, bird sounds, etc.

Guidelines for typing chants

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 11:07 am

Choose a chant that is comfortable for you.
Make sure you understand what the chant means.
If the chant is the name of a God, contemplate on the form of the God while you type.
Type a minumum number of times (say 20 times) per sitting.
Medidate over the meaning of the chant every time you type.
Typing chants just before you begin your work, study or other important tasks can be beneficial.
Be steady and consistent in your daily sittings. Hurrying can demotivate you over a period of time.
Observe silence during your chants. Or you can repeat the chant orally while typing.
Spread the good word. Share chants with family and friends.

Can I type chants when I am angry, disturbed or depressed?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 10:46 am
You certainly can! Choose chants of peace or your favorite God form. Focussing your mind on the meaning of the chant or the God form can help you overcome your negative emotions and put you in a more peaceful frame of mind.

Is there a prescribed time to type chants?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 10:37 am
You can type chants anytime you want. 9Dozen’s very purpose is to provide the means for its members to type their chants anytime and anywhere. Some prefer to do it early in the morning, some prefer to type before going to bed at night. There are people who do it twice or thrice a day. But your religion may prescribe a certain time for a particular chant.

It is beneficial to stick to a particular time daily to type the chants or prayers. It is also beneficial if you type the chant everyday just before you begin your work, study or other important tasks. In such cases, choose a chant that is either your God’s name or chants of peace.

How many times should I type a chant?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 10:34 am
This depends on factors like your religion, time available, your personal interest and devotion. Some chants are supposed to be written or typed a prescribed number of times, like 108 times, while some chants can be repeated any number of times.

As a beginner, choose a smaller figure so you can get comfortable with typing. Perhaps a target of 108 can be a good starting goal. You can later increment the number for the same chant if you prefer. Daily targets are good to test your schedule and dedication levels.

Try to type a minimum of twenty times per sitting. And you can have any number of sittings per day depending on your personal goals, daily schedule and your motivation.

How to choose a chant?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 10:33 am
Choosing a chant is a personal issue and is based on the religion, God form you worship and the purpose for chanting. Choose a chant that you are comfortable with and based on the God form you worship. Also it is very important to know and understand the meaning of the selected chant, if it is other than God’s name. In some religions, special chants are given to the initiate by the Guru and you can type those chants too.
If you are after a specific goal like career success, removing obstacles, etc then you have to choose that particular chant. We are soon updating the website with a huge list of chants each with specific purpose. And for such chants there is also a prescribed number of times you must type the chant each day.
As a beginner, if you are aiming at typing the chant more than 1000 times, it is better to choose a chant that is quite short in its lenght.