“Let there be light,” first sound occurred and creation started. In Vedas also, creation started from the sound. Different sounds produce different results, that’s what mantras do. Sometimes Rishis made the mantras and sometimes mantras appeared by itself, like OM (AUM). Shabar mantras, which were made by Gorakhnath and others, made from regional languages give the same result. There is whole variety of mantras — either made for creation or destruction. I’m serious about this subject, ‘coz our ancient science of mantras is getting lost — and it is often told “hide this mantra.” And in hiding, nothing is in our hands; mantras go with the dying person, and ancient books? they aren’t available — either they were burned or became dust with the time.
So, I’m just putting my opinion that why should / why shouldn’t, hide the mantras. First start from the Guru mantra.
What is a Guru mantra?
This is the first diksha mantra a Guru gives, when he makes you a disciple. This mantra purifies and raises the energy so that you can handle the energy of other mantras and sadhanas. This mantra, is a master key. If you don’t chant a Guru mantra in certain amount — you can’t be successful in other sadhanas as well. Many people just chant Guru mantra and nothing else.
Many people chant Guru mantra in any of these way — Vachik (loudly), Upanshu (in whisper), or Mansik (in Mind). They also write it on their pitamber, on walls as a sticker, and tell anybody who wish for, freely; they believe their Guru mantra isn’t weak, it is stronger than the strongest. So they don’t hesitate to disclosing it.
On the other hand, other people never tell you their Guru mantra, they have their own points too. There is only one way to know their mantra, is to take diksha from their guru.
Other secret mantras
Apart from Guru mantra, there are mantras for Das Mahavidyas and other Goddesses, for Shiva, for Ganesha, for Bhairava, for planets — in sum up, for 33 Crores Devi and Devatas, there are mantras. And there are mantras too for Narayanastra, Pashupatastra, Sudarshan Chakra, Brahmastra … and for 64 Krityas. There are mantras for everything, you can possibly hope for. Mantras for going in water, for moving in air, for materializing things out of Shunya; mantras for controlling hunger and thirst, for becoming rich, for getting Apsaras, for healing the disease, and so on. If you have read Mahabharat and Ramayan, these things existed at that time, people could attain anything out of the power of the mantras. Terrific !?
Hiding the mantras : advantages & disadvantages
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