Our much maligned mind deserves a look at its positive attributes. It is the most creative form of energy in the universe. It is our very being. With some malignancy, it is still the source of immense benevolence, all beneficent knowledge, and all love and beauty.
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Click here for a PDF of the words. The Siva Sankalpa Suktam comes from the Yajur Veda and is a Mantra or Vow vrata for developing calm clear thoughts, alignment to dharmic living and for strengthening resolve. When we are lost, confused, in doubt, fear or despair…this mantra is a beautiful balm. Shiva means: auspicious; meditative; Godly; divine mind; benevolent; beneficent.
Sankalpa is resolve. Swami Veda Bharati of the Himalayan Sage Tradition taught that the entire 6 verse Mantra could be remembered in its last phrase,. This Mantra is also a prayer. It is praying to the subtle tissues of the mind and the deity of Mind for organization, benevolence and resolve. In this prayer one invokes alignment to dharmic living instead of being caught in the swirl of adharmic living Vs. A teaching from the yoga sutras is that without an organized, clear mind, life is challenging, confusing, distracting and perceived in pieces.
The ancients teach that the subtle power of mind is necessary to be in alignment with our soul and hearts desire in order to be happy and fulfilled.
Setting intentions, setting goals, persevering… create a strength that harnesses a focus of the mind stuff… The vrittis. This mantra is our ally in doing that.
According to Swami Rama, the ancient forest dweller yogis did not have the same access to the variety of physical objects traditionally used for rituals. Their methods of worship were lifted to the mental level and then finally, to the spiritual level. Siva Sankalpa Suktam.
Siva Sankalpa Suktam
Shiva means: auspicious; meditative; of divine mind; benevolent; beneficent. Sankalpa is an unbreakable resolve. Sukta means well said. It is practiced for developing calm clear thoughts, alignment to purposeful living, and for strengthening mental resolve. Best used when seeking answers, calming the mind, or to bring fuel to your continue your path well. Swami Veda Bharati of the Himalayan Sage Tradition taught that the entire 6 verse Mantra could be remembered in its last phrase:.
Shiva Sankalpa Suktam