We all practice Tantra, Mantra, Yantra in our daily life. Everybody does them for some of the other reason. Most probably a person does them to achieve or fulfill their desires from life in order to have a successful and happy life. But do we all know the correct difference between these three elements of our Hindu society? Let see here the real meaning of these terms and which one is the most powerful out of them?
What are Tantra, Mantra, Yantra?
According to Hindu Religion, tantras is the rituals and meditation acts done in order to get the release from continuous problems which are coming in our life and cannot be ignored. A mantra is the combination of words which are chanted according to their order. It is said that when you chant a Mantra of a particular god you can achieve everything you desire. Yantra is the devices which are responsible to balance the state of our mind.
Tantra, Mantra, and Yantra are all Sanskrit words and are believed to define some or the other element of the society. These terms are very much used in various practices like mythology, religion or in Indian sciences.
They are responsible for balancing the individual mind and also for spiritual powers. Tantra, Mantra, Yantra elements are responsible for focusing on using the energy of the Universe which is a driving force for every action which is performed by us, through different mediums.
Tantra is derived from the Sanskrit word which means tan- stretch. Thus, the correct meaning of word tantra is to expand. Tantra is considered as a universe twist made by composing several energies. The most important part of this twist is we ourselves, I mean humans beings. It is an act which has no meaning but is believe to bring fortune for you.
Tantra is often looked up as black magic. But according to tantra followers, it is just the application of universal science. It is considered as a device which is used to spread knowledge. Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti are worshipped by the followers or preachers of tantra.
According to Hindu religion, Atharva Veda is considered to be the main scriptures which are related to Tantra. Tantra is the most powerful and spiritual act performed to free ourselves from all kind of problems and to live a healthy and prosperous life ahead. It is responsible for the enlightenment of our souls.
Tantra is also known as the sacred Hindu and Buddhist scriptures which are responsible to provide some specific instructions on topics related to it. It is also believed to provide spiritual knowledge, Universal power, technology, and science-related instructions. Tantra actually means technique in English and totka in Hindi.
A mantra is derived from the Sanskrit word which means manas -mind, and consciousness, tra means soul and trayate is to free. It is totally a Sanskrit word which is capable of creating various transformations. In Urdu, it is called Soora while in English it is called Psalm. However different religions have different beliefs on the task performed by Mantra. According to Hindu religion, Rig Veda is considered to be the main scriptures which are related to Mantra. Mantra has no other benefit apart from self-hypnosis. There are many types of mantra chanted for attracting wealth, love, health, women, longevity, subjugation, to kill someone, to hypnotize, to cause dissension, to win, to cause on lose their mind etc.
Hindu Mantra has also involved in writing Mantra and later with the entry of Buddhism in China they also started writing Mantra with some flexible characters. It is responsible for creating the feeling of sacredness and some cosmic powers containing sound vibrations which can create a huge impact on your life.
The most common Sanskrit Mantra is Gayatri Mantra which I believe everybody might know. According to Hindu Religion, chanting of this Mantra can give you great happiness and is said to relax our mind. The Gayatri Mantra is Aum Bhuh Bhuvah Svah Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat.
Yantra is a Sanskrit word which means yam- to control or to prevent. Yantra is an object or instrument which is used for controlling, preventing or fastening our body. It is also a mysterious diagram which is supposed to have some magical powers. Yantra is a 3D diagram or instrument which is made up of any metal, stone or pulp of paper.
Yantra in Sanskrit means an instrument which can be anything that can be defined by features like structure or an organization. It can be a symbol, a process or a technology. Yantra is also famous in the west as geometric figures which are responsible to balance our mind. According to Hindu religion, Yantra also helps in focusing on the multiple spirituals concepts and theories.
Multiple symbols in Yantra
There are multiple symbols used in Yantra known as Shri Yantra Symbol. It is considered as the symbol of the entire universe and is responsible for determining a difference between a subject and an object. When you focus on Yantra, it is believed that the specific shape of the Yantra transmits a particular pattern of energy.
The geometrical diagrams used by Yantra consist of numbers, lines, squares, lotus flowers, a triangle within a triangle, and many other icons on a piece of paper or a medium of writing and some floral patterns. It is also made up of Bhoj Patra (a bark of a tree) or made of metal or waste matter (paper pulp with clay).
These multiple icons are seen on the entrance of one’s house, temple or business in India and various countries which follows Hinduism. These are also believed to keep negative things away from your business or life or home. Yantra can be worn around your neck, waist or arm made up of silver, gold or eight metal alloys. These are then sealed by honey wax in order to protect them from any black magic. It is also called as Taveez in Hindi and Talisman in English.
Tantra is just a technique to expand the awareness about something. Mantra on other hand is related to the inner sound of the body. The repetition of Mantra is considered to be very powerful and can create a huge impact in changing your life. While on the other hand, Yantra uses the medium of symbols to create a certain state. They can be written together like Tantra to plan, Mantra to energy and Yantra to object.