Sanskrit mantras are believed to have the added, beneficial influences of the energy-frequencies of their sounds which have a calming effect on the mind and enliven the nervous system. Common Sanskrit mantras are hong-sau (pronounced as “hong-saw”), so-ham, and others. These are best learned from a qualified meditation teacher, to learn the sounds of the words and how to use them as mantras. When given during initiation into meditation practice, mantras can also be infused with the qualities of the spiritual energies which are present during the occasion of initiation.
All Sanskrit mantras derive their potency from the Word (Aum, Om), the primal sound current from which the universes are manifested. When meditating with such mantras, one is encouraged to remember the source of all expressive sounds—the Word or Om that originates in the field of the Godhead. One can then merge in the mantra and go beyond it to transcendental realizations. Listening to the mantra calms the mind and improves concentration. For best results, the ideal is to eventually transcend the mantra, for it, too, is but a technique or tool to be used to facilitate meditation practice.
Speak this positive affirmation:
I listen to a mantra to calm my mind and then go beyond to experience superconsciousness.
Have a good day . . . and a great life!