This is in reply to message received from Viki which was :
I would like to know some very simple mantras that one can chant during meditation like one or two word phrases for health and strength and peace.
My reply :
You have requested one or two word phrases for health, strength and peace.
For health: ‘Aham Aarogyam’ meaning I am healthy. Om Trayamabakam…on my website, also for health, but longer
For strength best is the Gayatri which you will find on my web-site, but since you have requested one or two phrases then: Aham Brahmaasmi’ meaning I am God
For peace ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti’
Hope I have been of some help.
A Like in ‘but’
Aa Like in ‘Far’
Ai Like in ‘hair’
Ey Like in Whey
I Like in ‘Pin’
Oo Like in ‘Shoot’
Oon ‘n’ has got a nasal sound.
U Like in ‘Put’
Sanskrit believes that the sound of the word never gets ruined and that it has an everlasting value.
Words in Sanskrit open out from their seed (beej) form.
A root is always a single syllable that contains one of the basic sounds a, I, u, ri
The root or seed may create a word, yet the word will vibrate to its best, and gives it tremendous power.
The Vedic or the Sanskrit view gives more importance to the special sound it should produce, than to the meaning of the spoken word.