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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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SANSKRIT : THE POWER OF MANTRA
Primary Mantras 

OM

Om is said to be the essence of all mantras, the highest of all mantras, the Divine Word or Shabda Brahman itself. Om is said to be the essence of the Vedas. One need not know or study the Vedas, one need only chant Om. Om is the sound of the infinite. It gives power to all mantras. Hence all mantras begin and end with Om and without it are said to be deprived of power. Om itself clears the mind for meditation. 

Om consists of three sounds; the vowel 'a', the vowel 'u' and the nasalized 'm' sound. Hence it is sometimes written as Aum (or as Alm at the beginning of the Koran, as Arabic 'l' is often pronounced as 'u' when it comes before another consonant). 

The three portions of Aum relate to the states of waking, dream and deep sleep and to the three gunas of rajas, sattva and tamas. They are ruled by the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the Divine in its threefold role as the creator, sustainer and destroyer of the universe.

 

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