Main Lists of Bija Mantras
The Mantra Yoga system of our school is based on a structural approach. The Himalayan Mahatmas divided all the mantras of the tradition into so-called lists, each of which includes from eighteen to twenty-four Bija Mantras. The main course consists of seven lists. Each list is varied in content and consists of Mantras of various Vedic deities (archetypes).
The course program includes special Bija Mantras of such deities as: Ganesha, Shiva, Krishna, Hayagriva, Narasimha, Kubera, Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Hanuman, Skanda, Vasudeva, Shani, Dattatreya, Rudra, Bhairava, Saraswati, Nandi, Garuda, Angi , Surya, Dhanvantri, Tara, Chandi, Dhumavati, Chhinnamasta, as well as the system of Bija Mantras Dasha Mahavidya (the main goddesses of the ten directions of space). In various lists there are mantras of the Himalayan immortal Mahatmas, such as: Mahavatar Babaji, Gorakhnath, Agastya, Patanjali, Matsendranath.
In additional lists, Bija Mantras are used on the following topics: the energy structure of a person, the system of subtle bodies, the main levels of samadhi, chakras and Hrideyam, five types of Prana, four types of Kundalini, main energy channels and three Bindu, astrological Bija Mantras according to the system of Puranas and Tantras, as well as the structure of Kriya Yoga techniques (each Kriya Yoga meditation technique has its own special mantra).
As we can see, the tradition uses a huge number of mantras dedicated to all aspects of the inner cosmos. The study process includes a detailed analysis of the meaning, content and philosophical foundations of each manra. Together with the Master, the most effective way of practice is selected, the correct pronunciation of each mantra is practiced.
Mantras, basic principles
Mantras sound in the ancient Sanskrit language, this is the praise of God in his many manifestations. In ancient texts, there are Mantras that have been used for many millennia for personal practice and rituals. Translated from ancient Sanskrit, the word Mantra has many translations: purification of the mind, magic formula, purification of consciousness and mystical verse. Sanskrit, a language that has been preserved since ancient times, does not belong to any nationality. Many religions of the East use Sanskrit, these are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism.
The most sacred section of Mantra Yoga is the Bija Mantras. For many eras, the Bijas have been the most secret and sacred part of the mysterious knowledge of Himalayan Yoga. In our era, all secret knowledge is becoming open, but one should not think that it is easy to apply this knowledge. It should be remembered that advanced techniques, including the Bija Mantra, must be obtained from a teacher of tradition. It is very dangerous to rely only on books and websites where many Mantras are published with errors. Only an experienced teacher can explain in detail the meaning of each Mantra, check the correct pronunciation, and answer questions about the mystical experiences that you will begin to receive as a result of practice.
The word Bija has many translations and meanings: seed, origin, beginning. Mantras in which these special sounds are used have the strongest vibrations that transform the inner world of a person. Himalayan Masters, such as Mahavatar Babaji and Gorakhnath, passed on a special system of algorithms to transform human consciousness, which is why all the mantras of the tradition were grouped into seven main lists.