The Sanskrit mantra, Aroot Perum Jothi has ancient roots dating back to the 1800s in India. Sanskrit has been mainly used as a philosophical language within the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. It is known as the mother of all languages and is one of the oldest languages in the world.
First this mantra Aroot Perum Jothi is typically chanted: Aroot Perum Jothi, Aroot Perum Jothi, Tanit Perum Karunai, Aroot Perum Jothi. This is the chant that Swami Ramalingam taught people after he had discovered this mantra and lived its meaning.
Swami Ramalingam was strongly against the caste system in India and condemning humans based off of their birth. He opened a center to feed vegetarian food to the poor and he lived his message after being deprived of meals as a child for wanting to study meditation instead of schooling.
What Does The Mantra Mean?
The root of Aroot (sometimes also spelled Arut) is Arul which speaks of the inner light that everyone has inside of them. This is also known as pure consciousness, our higher self, and the divine that connects all life.
He taught that God is a personification of light, grace, mercy, and wisdom. The instructions are to chant this mantra in order to bring forth and honor the light inside of you so that it can transcend and heal fear, separateness, and pain.
The Law Of Pure Potentiality
The law of pure potentiality states that our natural way of being is in the realm of pure awareness and within here is unlimited potential. This mantra guides us to tap into the formlessness and divine light within all of us.
By connecting to this divinity and acknowledging it, we are tapping into our unlimited potential as creators. This law reminds us of the way energy is unbound before it begins to manifests and that although we are perceiving a tangible world there are limitless possibilities.
We are the creators of our world and when we slow down we can begin to notice the subtle layers of our beingness. Then we can begin to notice the pure potential that is resting in our hands.
How To Use Aroot Perum Jothi Mantra
Chanting a mantra is a powerful way to embody and align yourself with its meaning. A mantra is a sacred sounds or words that hold a specific intention.
It is repeated in a meditative space in order to align and concentrate upon its message. To begin chanting this mantra, find a comfortable and quiet space where you can be undisturbed.
You can set the mood by lighting candles, finding a nice space outside, or cleaning the area you plan to meditate in. The environment you meditate in can have a direct impact on your ability to focus.
• Bring your awareness to your breath and take note of the state it is in without trying to change it
• Scan your body with your mind’s eye and focus on where your body makes contact with the earth
• Spend at least five minutes arriving into a more calm and centered mental space before beginning chanting
• You can use mala beads to assist you in chanting, chant in your head upon each exhale, or verbally chant aloud
• Repeat the chant for at least ten minutes to reap all the benefits of the meditation
• You can set a timer so that you know when to bring your focus back and so that you do not lose your mental focus wondering how long it has been
• Bring your focus back to your breathe and take notice of the state of your mental body once it has returned to silence
• Feel your body connecting with the ground once again and when you are ready, open your eyes
If your mind wanders off during meditation try these tips to gently bring it back. It is called a meditation practice because it is not meant to be perfect and every day you will be in a different mental state.
Other Ways To Incorporate This Mantra
You can bring this mantra into your meditation practice simply by repeating it in your head. You do so on the exhale of your breath just as if you were saying the mantra aloud.
Mentally chanting this mantra within your head will give you the relaxing benefit of lengthening your exhale which activates the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as out rest and digest response within the body.
By mentally chanting this mantra you are still able to access the healing benefits of the mantra, although the more intentional you can be with it the more benefits you can reap.
At Cleveland University, research shows when we feel connected to the meaning behind the mantra it increased the release of healing chemicals in the brain. This is called the Psycholinguistic effect [PLE]. Learn more about the benefits of chanting here.
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