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    Light Pancakshara Mantra

    ॥ ॐ ॥

    ॥ नमः शिवाय ॥

    Pāńcāksha (Five-Eyes) is the attendant of Śiva, and Pāńcākshara is the Five-Lettered Mahāmantra of Śiva, which declares:

    Namah Śivāya (Bow to Śiva).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarabhanga
    ॥ ॐ ॥

    ॥ नमः शिवाय ॥

    Pāńcāksha (Five-Eyes) is the attendant of Śiva, and Pāńcākshara is the Five-Lettered Mahāmantra of Śiva, which declares:

    Namah Śivāya (Bow to Śiva).
    namaste,
    I read somewhere that 'Namah Sivaya' is the pancakshara mantra and if you add OM to it it becomes six akshara (?)
    and the recommended meditatioin for Bhagwan shiva is then:
    Namah Sivaya instead of Om Namah Sivaya?

    I do japa on rudra beads with 'Om Namah Sivaya' Am I doing it wrong? Should I be doing 'Namah Sivaya'?

    satay

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    Namaste Satay,

    The true name of God remains unspoken.

    Pancakshara is the mantra-body of Shiva; and all such fundamental mantras are, in practice, prefixed with the Pranava ~ oM.

    Pancakshara is the Shaiva Pranava, but it is never spoken, so that only Sadakshara is outwardly revealed ~ oM namaH shivAya.

    oM is revealed and explicit, while namaH shivAya is secreted and implicit.

    oM is the Shukla Pranava, and namaH shivAya is the Krishna Pranava ~ and both are united in the perfect yoga of Sadakshara mantra.

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    Pāńcākshara is known as the Gurudatta (Guru Gift) Mantra.

    Namah Śivāya appears only once in the Veda ~ in the Śatarudriya (100 Rudras) of the Yajurveda (Sacrificial Revealation).

    The Śatarudriya (or Śrī Rudram) consists of 425 oblations to Rudra; and 4 + 2 + 5 = 11, which is the traditional number of Rudrah.


    नमः शंभवे च मयोभवे च

    namah śambhave ca mayobhave ca

    Bow to the Source and the Causer of Pleasure and


    नमः शंकराय च मयस्कराय च

    namah śankarāya ca mayaskarāya ca

    Bow to the Causer of Prosperity and Enjoyment and


    नमः शिवाय च शिवतराय च

    namah śivāya ca śivatarāya ca

    Bow to the Auspicious and the Most Fortunate
    Last edited by sarabhanga; 19 March 2006 at 05:53 AM.

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    Namah नमः results from Namas नमस् (Bow, Obeisance, Salutation, Adoration) through Visarga Sandhi (Rules of Euphony).

    Śivāya शिवाय is the Dative case of Śiva शिव ~ i.e. To or For Śiva.
    And the Dative implies Movement, with Aya अय (Going) or Āya आय (Approach).

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    Namah indicates Bowing Down before or Submission to another ~ especially one who deserves Respect.
    And Namah is the Jīvātman (Individual Soul).

    Śiva indicates Auspicious, Gracious, Benevolent, Happiness, Welfare, Liberation, or Final Emancipation.
    And Śiva is the Paramatman (Supreme Soul).

    Āya refers to the Aikyam (Identity) of Jīvātman and Paramatman.

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    Namah

    Na is a particle of negation, equivalent to No or Not, and used in wishing, requesting, commanding, but not in prohibition. It may sometimes have the force of Lest or That Not. And it is a name of Ganesha (Lord of the Host) ~ who must be honored first.

    Ma refers to Me; and Mam मं indicates Welfare.

    So that Na-Ma (Not Me) is an Abnegation of Self ~ with the sense of a plea for Mercy.

    Ah अः is the Śānti Bīja (Seed of Peace), which indicates Dissolution and the End.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarabhanga
    Namah

    Na is a particle of negation, equivalent to No or Not, and used in wishing, requesting, commanding, but not in prohibition. It may sometimes have the force of Lest or That Not. And it is a name of Ganesha (Lord of the Host) ~ who must be honored first.

    Ma refers to Me; and Mam मं indicates Welfare.

    So that Na-Ma (Not Me) is an Abnegation of Self ~ with the sense of a plea for Mercy.

    Ah अः is the Śānti Bīja (Seed of Peace), which indicates Dissolution and the End.
    namaste,

    How do you put sanskrit words in your posts? Are these images pasted in the message?

    What would be neat is a 'sanskrit' or devnagri font!

    satay

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    Śi शि and Va both indicate Auspiciousness ~ and Śiva शिव is Auspicious in every way!

    And Satay, any font can be defined in the message editor, although anyone reading the message must have the same font installed for correct display.

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    Va represents the Ocean, the Sky, the World, or Manifest Existence.
    And Va is a Cloth, a Weaver, or a Dwelling, and it also indicates Strong Motion (as an Arrow).

    Vam वं is the Varuna Bīja.

    वा means to Go or to Blow.

    Ya means Who or Which, and also indicates a Goer or Mover, a Carriage, the Wind, Light, or the Sky.
    And Ya is both Yama (Rein or Restraint) and Yoga (Union).

    Yam यं means One to Whom, and it is known as the Vāyu वायु (Wind) Bīja.

    Vāya वाय indicates Weaving or a Weaver, and implies Tantra (Loom).

    Ā is a doubling of A , and it indicates Going Towards or Similarity.

    Ākāra belongs to the Aśvinau (Twin Charioteers) and it spans Va and Ya, which are the first and last Semivowels (Antahstha ~ Standing Between), uniting Ocean with Sky, and spelling Vāyu.

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