Let’s break down what the Sanksrit word “mantra” means.

The syllable “man” means thoughts, and “tra” means release: thought-release.

Whenever we recite a mantra, we are engaging in a process of releasing our thoughts, thereby tuning into a Higher Intelligence within us.

A mantra can be a word, phrase, sound, rhythm or even breath. Since our breath is universal and always on, so to speak, it makes for a really suitable mantra.

Meditation and mantra are thus, perhaps, synonymous.

Student of Meditation
Ranjeeth Thunga

By Ranjeeth Thunga

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