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Mantras for Solitude

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:01 pm
by athena777
What are some good mantras to celebrate solitude?

Re: Mantras for Solitude

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:40 pm
by athena777
Are mantras thought suppression?

Re: Mantras for Solitude

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:26 am
by runstrails
What are some good mantras to celebrate solitude?
Not sure what you mean by celebrate solitude. Most mantras point you back to your true nature. There is "om jyotir aham' (I am the light); 'So hum' (I am that). Then there are mahavakyas which can be used as mantras: e.g., Aham Brahmasmi (I am Brahman).

I would love to hear what mantras people use.
Are mantras thought suppression?
I think of mantras as thought replacement. That is, they replace the recursive thinking with something useful (i.e., a pointer to the self).

Re: Mantras for Solitude

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:41 pm
by athena777
runstrails wrote:
What are some good mantras to celebrate solitude?
Not sure what you mean by celebrate solitude. Most mantras point you back to your true nature. There is "om jyotir aham' (I am the light); 'So hum' (I am that). Then there are mahavakyas which can be used as mantras: e.g., Aham Brahmasmi (I am Brahman).

I would love to hear what mantras people use.

"I am alone, I am at peace, nobody's bothering me."
"Solitude"
"Alone"
"Loner"
"Inner peace"

Re: Mantras for Solitude

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:10 am
by painBody
"Einsamkeit" - A German word, meaning solitude

"Waldeinsamkeit" - A German word, meaning solitude of the forest

Re: Mantras for Solitude

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:22 am
by Mystic
Mantras can also be useful as affirmations to bring one back to the present moment awareness, as a spiritual practice.

Re: Mantras for Solitude

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:18 am
by Satsangfriend
athena777 wrote:Are mantras thought suppression?
You focus your attention on one object (the mantra). This leads, when practised very intensive, to ceasation of other thought. But it's more effective when the mantra means something for you.
Doing it mechanically like a robot, doesn't do much. In the bhakti tradition it is all about love. Chanting a mantra, has to come from the heart. It's like a prayer.

Re: Mantras for Solitude

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:09 am
by athena777
Thanks, I'm excited! Can this be done throughout the day?