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Sri Aurobindo Teachings About Mantra In Hinduism

Sri Aurobindo explains the significance of mantra in Hinduism. The teachings about mantra is highly beneficial to both novice and scholar. 

Mantra is psycho spiritual means spiritual power, knowledge or Ananda. It is at once a symbol, an instrument and a sound body for the divine manifestation.

The theory of the Mantra is that it is a word of power born out of the secret depths of our being where it has been brooded upon by a deeper consciousness than the mental, framed in the heart and not originally constructed by the intellect, held in the mind, again concentrated on by the waking mental consciousness and then thrown out silently or vocally — the silent word is perhaps held to be more potent than the spoken — precisely for the work of creation.

The Mantra cannot only create new subjective states in ourselves, alter our psychical being, reveal knowledge and faculties we did not before possess, can not only produce similar results in other minds than that of the user, but can produce vibrations in the mental and vital atmosphere which result in effects, in actions and even in the production of material forms on the physical plane.