When we talk of devotion to one's diety there arises no question of doubts. But some queries are natural to arise in the mind of a new Sadhak and till he receives convincing answers to them he shall not be able to achieve the necessary level of faith and even if he does force some faith it shall but be blind. So here are answers to some often asked questions...
In the previous issue it was revealed that the resonance of Mantra chanting spreads throughout the atmosphere and each Mantra sound has its own frequency. Due to this the sound wave of the Mantra reaches its particular diety, who alone is tuned to that frequency, and having gathered divine energy from it, it returns and fuses into the Sadhak's body thus transferring into him the powerful energy. If the sound produced is not of particular frequency it shall not reach the targeted diety and the effect produced shall be nil.
Mantra chanting is of three types - Vaachik,Maansik and Upaanshu.
In Vaachik the words of the Mantra are spoken out loud and clear. In Maansik no audible sound is produced rather only thought waves of the Mantra are generated by repetition in the mind. Although inaudible, these waves also produce powerful effect. The purpose with which chanting is being done determines whether the recital has to be audible or only mental.
The third type is Upaanshu in which the Mantra is spoken out softly so that only the Sadhak himself and no other person nearby could hear the sound.
Just as outside we have a world and an infinite universe, similarly there exists an infinite universe within, which is known as Antah Brahmand or the inner universe. According to the ancient texts every object present in the outer world is also present in the very same form within. Only one needs to have the power to visualise it. Meditation is done in order to gain the capability of visualising this very inner universe.
The sound waves produced by Upaanshu recital have the properties of both the Vaachik and Maansik. And thus through Upaanshu both the outer and the inner worlds are set into resonance. In the outer world the Mantra sound reaches its target, gets reflected off it and returns to the Sadhak to instill into him the divine energy gathered. And as the Upaanshu recital makes the soul active too, hence it (soul) is fully able to assimilate this energy. Thus a direct link is formed between the outer and the inner worlds, which is the very aim of Sadhana.
It is through this very link that one gains amazing powers like telepathy, clairvoyance etc. Then when a Sadhak projects image of some person in his mind and directs thought waves towards that person in outer world, the waves travel to that individual, gather his thoughts and return to the Sadhak. Thus sitting at home a person could know about another person's thoughts or events going on in some far corner of the world.
It is because Upaanshu recital can establish link between the outer and the inner that it is considered to be the best type of Mantra chanting. But this does not imply that Vaachik and Maansik chantings are of no use. They too have their own significance and their relevance shall be elaborated in the future.
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