The healing power of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
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Mahamrityunjaya or Moksha mantra of Lord Shiva is a powerful weapon to fight the coronavirus epidemic. Instead of wallowing in the misery and fears of impending death/suffering and also to assist complete healing and freedom from pain, untimely death, suffering, and fears in the event of active disease, this Mahamantra, and its sacred vibrations can be your lifeboat as you tide through the stormy seas of this samsara.
MANTRA LYRICS & MEANING:
“ॐ त्र्य॑म्बकं यजामहे सु॒गन्धिं॑ पुष्टि॒वर्ध॑नम् ।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्ध॑नान् मृ॒त्योर्मुक्षीय॒ मा ऽमृता॑त् ।
oṃ tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanam
urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya mā ‘mṛtāt”
oṃ- is a sacred/mystical syllable in Hinduism.
tryambakaṃ- the third-eyed one
yajāmahe- we worship, honor.
sugandhiṃ- sweet fragrance as the spiritual essence
puṣṭi- nourishment, wealth, perfection
vardhanam– one who nourishes and strengthens
urvārukam- fruit cucumber iva- like
bandhanān- from the bondage, limitation
mṛtyor+ mukṣīya May I be free from death/fear of death
mā ‘mṛtāt free from death and birth cycle for the sake of immortality
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MYTHOLOGY: Sage Mrikandu and his wife Marudmati beg God for a child after years of trying for a child. Their wish is granted at the behest that their son, MARKANDEYA would be born but would live only up to the age of 12 years. As the brilliant Markandeya grows into his adolescence, he comes face to face with lord yamraj who has come to seize his life. In devotion, Markendaya clings to the Shivaling and begs for his life to Rudra God who bestows him the amrita of life and also the supreme jnana of the self. So, this is is a story of deep devotion and the compassion of the Lord.
BENEFITS OF MAHAMRITYUNJAYA CHANTING: the Mahamantra can yield benefits specific to the corona ridden world by the following ways:
1. Reduces the vibrations of fear and deficient self.
2. provides atma gyana and removes the illusion of body consciousness.
3. raises the energy vibration of the body augmenting immunity and fighting capacity against the virus.
4. makes one pleasant, balanced and calibrated.
5. prevents untimely death.
6. aids in the complete and fast recovery from the illness.
7. strengthens devotion and strong mental will.
8. proves our interconnectedness with the universe and its beings.
Praying and chanting for others is a mark of a compassionate human being and when we do this, many new blessings come to our own life also providing a kavach or armour.
METHOD OF USE: Keep up the positivity and vibration by chanting the mantra silently or aloud anytime during the day. minimum of 1 mala /108 japas done after sitting with the spine straight and after pranayama and meditation will yield results. bhav of surrender to the Lord is the key as always.