These mantras, from Hinduism and Buddhism, have been used for thousands of years by countless meditators to hone their minds and advance spiritually. Try them out!
One of the best possible things you can do with your time is to begin honing your most important instrument: Your mind. Mantras are an incredible tool for doing just that, that anybody can use. To practice magick effectively, you need to sharpen your mind until you can achieve single-pointed consciousness. This skill underlies not only all successful magick but all success, period. To that end, we will employ a mantra. Mantras are short, sacred sentences that have been designed to silence your mind. Try one of the following three mantras:
Om Namah Shivaya
Om Mani Padme Hum
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
How to practice Mantras
- Spend five minutes sitting in a comfortable position (cross legged on floor is good) saying a mantra out loud.
- Spend five minutes repeating a mantra in your head silently. See if the feeing differs. Closely note any changes in consciousness.
- Extend the period of time you meditate on mantras: 10 minutes, 20, 30 or more. See if you can continue repeating a mantra in your head while going about your day.