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|1. satisfaction: a feeling of calm satisfaction|
|2. something that makes somebody contented: a circumstance, or a feature or characteristic of something, that gives rise to satisfaction ( formal or literary )
[15th century. < medieval Latin contentum “something contained]
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“True humility is contentment.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
“Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.” – Swami Sivananda
BIJA MANTRAS, MYSTIC SEED LETTERS There are many seed mantras (called Bija Mantra in Sanskrit). Brief description of some are as follows.
1 HAUM In this Mantra, Ha is Siva and au is Sadasiva. The nada and bindu mean that which dispels sorrow. With this Mantra, Lord Siva should be worshipped.
2 DUM Here Da means Durga, and u means to protect. Nada means Mother of the universe, and bindu signifies action (worship or prayer). This is the bija Mantra of Durga.
3 KREEM With this Mantra Kalika should be worshipped. Ka is Kali, ra is Brahman, and ee is Mahamaya. Nada is the Mother of the universe, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
4 HREEM This is the Mantra of Mahamaya or Bhuvaneshwari. Ha means Siva, ra is prakriti, ee means Mahamaya. Nada is the Mother of the universe, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
5 SHREEM This is the Mantra of Maha Lakshmi. Sha is Maha Lakshmi, ra means wealth, ee is satisfaction or contentment. Nada is the manifested Brahman, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
6 AIM This is the bija Mantra of Saraswati. Ai stands for Saraswati, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
7 KLEEM This is the Kamabija. Ka means Kamadeva, the Lord of desire; it also means Lord Krishna. La means Indra, the ruler of Heaven, also lord of the senses. Ee means contentment or satisfaction. Nada and bindu mean those that bring happiness and sorrow.
8HOOM In this Mantra Ha is Siva, and u is Bhairava. Nada is the Supreme, and bindu means dispeller of sorrow.
9 GAM This is the Gneasha bija. Ga means Ganesha, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
10 GLAUM This is also a Mantra of Ganesha. Ga means Ganesha, la means that which pervades, au means luster or brilliance, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
11 KSHRAUM This is the bija of Narasimha, a very fierce half man half lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Ksha is Narasimha, ra is Brahma, au means with teeth pointing upwards, and bindu means dispeller of sorrow. The science of Mantra is very complex. There are even Mantras for such specific purposes as curing snake bite and chronic disease, but these are of a lower order.
In the modern world, the power of gross sound vibration is just beginning to be utilized in physical therapy, and its potential is being tapped in other fields. The ancient Indian sages had this sophistication thousands of years ago. They have used sound in its gross and subtle states to penetrate the planes of human consciousness and to reach the divine vibration that is the experience of God. Beginning in OM and dissolving in OM, the Mantra comes full cycle.
“One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness. The Dalai Lama
“He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.” ~Aesop
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