“The ancient Indian Seers discovered fifty principle acoustic roots (or matrikas) which, either alone or in combination, are at the root of all psychic expression.
These fifty roots, on which they based the fifty letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, correspond to the fifty principle natural tendencies of the human mind, such as fear, anger, compassion, etc. These fifty natural tendencies combine together to give rise to the infinitely rich matrix of human thought.
One or more of these natural tendencies are always active in the human mind at any given point of time to one degree or another, and the combination thereof produces the phenomenon we know of as human thought.
When these fifty natural tendencies become completely quiescent, then the pure consciousness shines in its original, unaltered state.
Among the various psychic tendencies, the acoustic roots which awakened the core tendencies of the individual mind became the subject of intense research; with the passage of time the processes of rhythmic chanting or the mantras were born which tuned not only the mind and the emotions, but the body and its glands as well to the subtle wave lengths of the ‘Self ’.
The rhythmic chanting forms a complex pattern of vibrations meant to activate certain centers in the human body by repetition of the mantra. Each Mantra holds the ability to open y our energy body, emotions and soul to a higher vibrational level. Silently repeating rhythmic chanting creates a mental vibration that allows the mind to experience deeper levels of awareness and leads into the field of pure consciousness from which the vibration arose.”
Ashok Angrish is a Vedic Scholar who teaches healing through mantras. He is part of the faculty of Angrish Astro, a team of dedicated astro-experts. He wrote Chapter 48 in the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge. www.angrishastro.com