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On Pradosham, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra & Rudraksha chanting beads

On Pradosham, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra & Rudraksha chanting beads:

Pradosham (Prathosham):

Today is Pradosham – a special day for worshiping the Hindu God Shiva.
This happens twice a month.. a few days prior to full moon and new moon.
It is a day to worship and pray to Shiva, and seek the clearing of our karma, and release from the ever going karmic cycles of life-death-reincarnation-life-death-and on.

Myth of Mrakandayar:

It is said in Hindu myths that when a boy (Markandeyan) was born, his parents were told he will die on his 16th year. While they were happy to have a child, they were sad to know what is to come. However Markandeyar began to grow and became a devotee of Lord Shiva, and learnt the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (among other things).. and used its power to seek Shiva’s help. And on his 16th birthday, when Lord of Death came for Markandeya, Lord Shiva appeared and warded off Lord of Death.and thus Markandeya was saved.

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra:

Here is that Maya Mrityunjaya Mantra / Tryambakam Mantra / Markandeya Mantra:

“Om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe
sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanān
mṛtyormukṣīya mā’mṛtāt”

It means :
1.Om, We Worship the Three-Eyed One (Lord Shiva),
2.Who is Fragrant (Spiritual Essence) and Who Nourishes all beings.
3. May He severe our Bondage of Samsara (Worldly Life), like a Cucumber (severed from the bondage of its Creeper), …
4: … and thus Liberate us from the Fear of Death, by making us realize that we are never separated from our Immortal Nature.
(note: meaning taken from http://greenmesg.org/m…/sri_shiva-mahamrityunjaya_mantra.php

shiva

Rudraksha chanting beads/Mala:

Hindus often use the Rudraksha mala (necklace) to chant the Mantras and count the number of chants.. It can amount to 108 times.. or 1008.. or several hundred Thousand times.. which takes purity and discipline over many days..weeks..months to complete.

Rudraksha beads are seeds coming from the Rudraksha tree.. It is said that Shiva once thought of the suffering and plights of people on Earth, and he wept for their suffering. His tears fell to earth and where they had landed the special Rudraksha tree grew..and so the seeds from that tree became a divine symbol of Shiva’s compassion for humanity. The seeds have many `heads’.. either 1, 2, 4, 6 ..12 and are expensive depending on how they are harvested and sold. (fakes abound too in the market).

Do’s/ Don’ts on Rudraksha:

Although people wear these beads and walk about like they are models on a religious fashion show.. the power of the Rudraksha beads is in total secrecy. Wearing it gives protection to the wearer. It must not be seen or touched by anyone else.. or when you have not bathed or eaten meat of any kind. also not during sex.. or if you have touched your genitals then don’t touch the Rudraksha. Also during chanting, you must not use index finger. You must not wear it and go to the toilet ..or ever place it on Earth (if you do all the hundreds or 1000s of chant powers you accumulate on it will be gone immediately and you have to start again). It’s protective power comes from not the seeds or mala (necklace) itself.. but in the way you use it to chant mantras many hundreds or thousand times..

If you must wear a Rudraksha beads as fashion item..to show how spiritual you are..fine.. but keep that set for show..and keep a more private mala for actual spiritual/ magical work..and follow the rules I have stated above..

I once wore mine in public…(only time) when carrying a Kavadi at a Hindu Chariot procession…dancing along the Durga Chariot for 4-5 hours. No sooner had that event finished.. I was putting it away..and my mala fell to the ground. So almost a year of work was gone.. I then reconsecrated it in sacred temple waters ..and rededicated it to Shiva and began using it for chanting again.. (moral of this is that… Gods grounded any public energies..and I had to reset!)

(I have much more say on this.. but it is intensely private..so plan to share insights only in a face to face course or workshop).

Upcoming Pradosham dates (2017):
-3rd & 17th October
-1st & 15th November
– 1st & 15th December

I had wanted to write about these 3 items for over year and finally here it is. 🙂

Last year for Shiva Rathri (night of Shiva) I organised a woodland fire ritual & chanting..but this year I went straight to temple.. However I hope to organise a Pradosham ceremony/ and/or a Shiva rathri ritual in the future..for those who are very serious about this work.

Om Nama Shivaya.
-Mani Navasothy

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ps. incidentally when I did not know any mantra’s I started chanting with just `Om Nama Shivaya’ and gained great & immediate relief/ benefits, which led me to the Maha Mantra (Hare Krishna), Gayatri Mantra (Om Bhur Buvasvana..) and to this Mrityunjaya Mantra ..and many more.

 

Psychic Development: 3rd eye charging & protection

Knowledge is to be shared – that is the way of the wise and the experienced.   No arguments there.  However, in the realm of psychic development, it’s not so simple – proper guided teaching in person is absolutely fine, as the teacher/ mentor can assess the situation and answer any queries by the learner.  But online teaching is prone to certain problems ..not to mention misunderstandings or even misuse of that knowledge.  With that light awareness raising, I shall go into this particular exercise.

In recent months and weeks, I have come across a number of people who have had difficulties with energies around them, as well as even mild / intense forms of psychic interferences and attacks. There are certain things I do to keep myself protected – (and revealing all of them can be counter-productive to my own safety 🙂 as those opposing me might learn of it and do counter -attacks 🙂  It all gets rather tit for tat..

But some magical works can not be tampered with…and this is one of them..

Although easy to do, this might not be a `walk in the park’ in so far as the actual energy is concerned.  I will explain later.

This exercise gives practitioner an opportunity to develop some psychic protection measures..  especially using his/her 3rd eye chakra (Chakras are 7 energy centres of the body…as developed/ taught by Hindu . vedic people of the East It is a system that is now known world-wise and used by almost any new age/ pagan/ psychic person tp develop their skills or spirituality).

3rd Eye is a chakra that is located just on the forehead…above the eye brows.. It is often seen or visualised as a spinning ball of light in purple colour.   In Hindu myth & religious beliefs, the God Shiva has a 3rd eye..which he keeps closed.  It is said that at times he opens it and sparks/ flames project out and those can destroy demons and evil spirits.

It is in that context that this following psychic work is developed / done (by me).

First you are advised to do regular meditation (for several days…weeks) to  practise opening and closing (visualise) your chakras..especially your 3rd eye.  Imagine that an eye exists on your forehead (vertically, as show in graphics here).. The development of this 3rd eye gives better clarity, intuition and even clairvoyance.

Psychic development -3rd Eye charging & protection (c) Mani Navasothy 2014
Psychic development -3rd Eye charging & protection (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

In this exercise,  

1. light a plain consecrated candle and place it in a secure holder.

2. Be seated in front of the cande..and first do a mediation to ground and centre your self. (see links below).

3. Now open your eyes (and also imagine you are opening your 3rd eye) and gaze at the candle flame.

4. Initially, keep the candle at least a yard/ metre away.

5. Now visualise the light from the candle flame entering your 3rd eye..and making your 3rd eye brighter and brighter.

6. Advanced:   begin to use breath control to move energy.   As you breath in, imagine that you are `breathing in’ the flame into your 3rd eye..    Imagine that the flame is charging your 3rd eye…and accumulating energy just behind the eyes..   Once the `breathing in’ phase (1-5 minutes..or whatever you feel comfortable) is done, you may stand. up..and project energy  outwards from your 3rd eye as a sharp beam.   This can be used to project energy and eliminate negativity.

7. Warning:  Inexperienced students may feel headache or a burning sensation.   This advanced work is not advisable in sch a case…Cease the activity. Ground & centre your self.  Go and wash your face in cold  water (possibly salt water).

8. Those with plenty of practise may also scribe sacred symbols on the candle..whose flame you can use to charge your 3rd eye.   Note: I have not explored all the symbols for this work, and so can not give you a full explanation / list of what each one may achieve. This is truly a personal exploration for you if you have the discipline and commitment to it.

9. Always build in safety for when ding any kind of magical / psychic work.  ie …put in a contingency formula by which you can ease/ reduce / even reverse the work you are exploring.  Such approach is what makes one a wise practitioner of psychic arts !

Very best of luck & magic to you.

I welcome comments (will be moderated) or questions..

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Links to more psychic works (blogs by Mani)

Personal psychic cleansing using candle magic

Mirror meditation (traspersonal)

Love & Light- Sending healing

Pleasures & pains of Kundalini rising

Astrology 2015: Saturn transits through Sagittarius (Dec2014 to Dec 2017)

 

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-Mani Navasothy

Elephantom Origins - Kindle cover  (c)Mani Navasothy 2013
Elephantom Origins – Kindle cover (c)Mani Navasothy 2013