drifting.leaf

Repeating mantra during Nadi purification

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Hello seekers,

 

I've just started reading the book Gheranda Samhita. The book recommends to first purify the nadis before starting any pranayama, what's got me confused are the Bija mantras (YAM, RAM, THAM, VAM - I'm not sure if those are correct, I used Google translate of the text I found at a German website) and their duration.

 

What are the Bija mantras? What does 16 times, 32 times and 64 times mean? What is the specific duration in seconds?

 

Thanks for the help.

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Bija means seed. These  are seed sounds that are associated with various chakras. Chanting and meditation on these will work on activating specific chakras.

 

Each chakra has a presiding deity associated with it. And each bija sound is also associated with the deity.

 

David Frawley is a highly respected practitioner scholar in the Hindu tradition. He does a good job of explaining this here — https://www.vedanet.com/mantra-yoga-primal-sound/

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