When Initiated Mantras Fail, Procedure To Make It Deliver Saptopaya Details

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Problems faced by the individual are addressed to and remedial measures are suggested in Hinduism.

They are three kinds.


2.Tantra and


While these three are used for issues relating to Mind,and Spiritual development,these are also used for Physical Problems.

Of these three methods, Tantra is a method used combining sound waves,(Mantra),Tantra, uses mystically locked Geometrical shapes (Yantra) and Physical and mental disciplines,Tantra uses Mystically locked Geometrical shapes.

For more information on this,please refer my articles on Mantra,Tantra,Tantra,Japa.

And also Bija aksharas.

The Mantra is initiated by a Guru.

The Mantras are individual specific and are initiated by the Guru after ascertaining the need and spiritual evolvement of the individual.

There are various mantras and mantras contain Bija Aksharas,letters.

Some special characteristics are associated with these Aksharas .

These vary.

They are the Root sound of the Deity or Reality.

Special procedures are prescribed for each mantra.

Sometimes,despite following the procedure ordained, Mantras do not seem to deliver results.

Seven remedial measures are provided to correct this and ensure that the Mantas deliver the desired results.

These seven methods are called Saptopaya,the seven ways .

Saptopāya (सप्तोपाय) is explained in the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.89-91.—The Mantrasādhana chapter concludes with the method called saptopāya(seven means) that should be performed when a mantra has had no effect. If the mantra does not manifest its effect despite following a prescribed procedure, the practitioner should perform the saptopāya, or seven means, that is,

  1. drāvaṇa (softening),
  2. bodhana (awakening),
  3. vaśya (controlling),
  4. pīḍana (pressing),
  5. śoṣa or śoṣana (drying up),
  6. poṣaṇa or poṣaya (nourishing),
  7. dahana or dahanīya (burning).

These are the means that rejuvenate an ineffective mantra.

Among the saptopāya, the drāvaṇa, bodhana, poṣaya, śoṣaṇa, and dahanīya use a bīja, and attach it to the mantra. Kṣemarājaʼs Netratantroddyota or the commentary on the Netratantra [18.10-12], gives a detailed account of various methods to tie a bīja to a mantra. He explains 11 methods, that is, sampuṭa, grathita (or grathana), grasta, samasta, vidarbhita (or vidarbhaṇa), ākranta, ādyanta, garbhastha, sarvatovṛta, yuktividarbha, and vidarbhagrathita. Among them, the grathana, saṃpuṭa, vidarbhaṇa, and grasta are used in the saptopāya of the Kakṣapuṭa.

(Source): Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra’



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