Etymology of Mantra -Mantra is a Sanskrit word composed of two words 'manaha'(Sanskrit: मनः) and 'tra'(Sanskrit: त्र) meaning thought and protection respectively. Its literal meaning is "protector of thought". In a different terms, mantra is a collection of sacred text or speech aimed at protecting or transforming the thought of the human being through repeated recitation.
|Damaru - Two Headed Drum|
In Bhagvad Gita Lord Krishna said "I am original creator of Vedic scriptures and a knower of Vedas". He only materialized the existence of Vedic scriptures after the origination of Sanskrit language on the earth.
The Reason of Mantras have Base on Sanskrit Language -
The word of Sanskrit Language represents its corresponding objects in true sense -
Sanskrit mantra is a combination of one or more words of this language which is a combination of letters from the language. The merit of Sanskrit lies here in a way that such words represent their respective objects in true sense. In true sense representation means both the word (or mantra) sound energy (when spoken and converted to sound) and its representing object which exist in the universe at their natural frequency of vibration can resonate with each other.
Being both the word (or mantra) sound energy and corresponding object's existence energy at resonating frequency can cause the object to absorb the energy of the word (or mantra) sound. This way the word of the Sanskrit language can influence its representing object and said to represent the object in true sense. This is true for all kind of objects that mind can understand and distinguish including conceptual objects.
The figure a. and b. shows the vibration energy of existence of word and its corresponding representing object. Both the energy are at resonating frequency that can cause the object to attract and absorb the energy of sound of the word or we can say energy of sound of mantra from our point of view.
|a. Mantra sound energy's frequency of vibration|
Note :- Each object in this universe exist at their corresponding frequency of vibration.
When a person chants a mantra repeatedly a sound vibration of the mantra gets generated representing the body part or any other representing object of the universe. This sound vibration then attract towards the representing entity and influence them as per meaning of the mantra.
Sanskrit Mantra easily opens a door to Subconscious mind -
In between the sound vibration and its representing object one more thing that come into the play is thought of the chanting person. This conscious thought then delegates the information to the subconscious mind if mantra is chanted repeatedly. This subconscious mind is in turn a source of materialization of mantra's eventful benefits. Eventful mantra is a mantra that cause the auspicious event to occur in your life like - mantra for success, mantra for getting job, mantra for early marriage etc.