In the year 1969, when I was studying in the Vivekananda College,Chennai, I had a professor of Indian Philosophy, Dr.Radha Krishnan.
He demonstrated an experiment on the Mantras,
He had l a learned Veda Pandit recite the Beeja Mantras.
The Mantra on Ganesha produced an outline of Ganesha as we see Him in Temples appeared on the TV Screen, though the details were not very distinctively seen.
Similar results were for Devi and Subrahmanya and Rudra.
But when the Gayatri Mantra was recited, the picture tube blew up.
We left it at that.
What is certain is that the Mantras unleash energy, at highest levels.
I had posted an article as to how the first two lines of The Purusha Suktha produce electricity and a Bangalore based Company has developed the technology.
And there are reports that Shiva Linga spewed DNA.
Consider the points of similarity between D.N.A. and Shiva.
It is well known that Shiva is Ugra and his name also is Ugra. Ugra means an acid. D.N.A. is also an acid. Vedanta calls that Hiranyagarbha as Sutratma.
Sutratma means an Atma in the form of Sutra i.e. a thread or filament.
The modern science admits that a DNA molecule is really like a thread or filament.
“In a single human germ-cell this filament of DNA is about one metre in length”, says Watson in his book ‘The Double Helix’.
The Yoga-science calls it Mahan, the great. It is really great because it is present in all the living things.
Its molecular weight is one million, so the scientists call it ‘great’. It has no birth. It develops from itself. DNA also duplicates, that means develops from itself. Mr. J. D. Watson describes this as ‘self replication’.(Ramani’s blog)
The Gayatri Mantra is the most potent of all Mantras.
I reproduce abstarct of some research on the Gayatri Mantra.
Study of Gayatri Mantra Effects.
The aim was to evaluate the effects of Gayatri mantra (GM) chanting on attention as measured by digit-letter substitution task (DLST).
Settings and Design:
School setting and self as control study design.
Materials and Methods:
Subjects consisted of 60 school students included (boys = 30 and girls = 30) in the age range of 12-14 years, who were trained for chanting GM for 5 days. They were assessed on DLST immediately before and after two sessions (i) GM chanting (10 min) and (ii) Poem line (PL) chanting with an equal duration (10 min). Fifty percent of participants performed GM chanting and remaining on the PL recitation on day 6. The orders of the sessions were reversed on day 7.
Statistical Analysis Used:
Repeated measure analysis of variance with Bonferroni adjustment used.
Both sessions showed significant improvement in the total and net score of DLST. The magnitude of net score improvement was greater after GM (21.67%) compared to PL (4.85%). Female group had found better performance following GM compared to PL chanting.
Both GM and PL led to improvement in performance, as assessed by DLST. But the influence of GM had significantly higher than PL in net score of female group.
When real scientific evidence is proving the efficacy of Mantras and Hinduism is being validated by scientific methods, though some facts mentioned by Hinduism are not verifiable because of the nature of Facts, some get carried awy and produce information that is incorrect.
These interpretations of Hinduism bring disrepute to Hiinduism.
For example read this story.
The said author seems to have written no books on the subject nor are there references to the study.
an american scientist, collected Mantras, Hymns and invocations from all over the world and tested their strength in his Physiology Laboratory…
Hindus’ Gayatri Mantra produced 110,000 sound waves /second…
This was the highest and was found to be the most powerful hymn in the world.
Through the combination of sound or sound waves of a particular frequency, this Mantra is claimed to be capable of developing specific spiritual potentialities.
The Hamburg university initiated research into the efficacy of the Gayatri Mantra both on the mental and physical plane of CREATION.’
Comment on this,
This appears to be a hoax. Search internet for Dr Howards Steingeril and you will find no papers, books, and not even a mention of his name other than where this email is mentioned. Moreover, what is sound waves/seconds? Hz x 60? If so, this mantra produces sound frequency of 6,600,000Hz = 66000 KHz = 66 MHz. This falls within Ultrasound range typically used for medical purposes. More importantly, human ear can sense sounds between 20Hz and 20000Hz. Since the mantra can be heard by human ear, the sound frequency is clearly less than 20KHz.
There are no instruments or non-human elements to the sound produced by this chanting, so if this were to be true, the same source (human voice) has to be producing sound at two distinct frequencies at the same time. That is a scientific impossibility.’
However I am of the opinion that the energy part is true but it is yet to be proven empirically.