Scientific Analysis of Mantra-based Meditation and Its Beneficial Effects J Dudeja (Amity University Gurgaon, GURGAON, Haryana India) C22
The word "Meditation" comes from the Latin root "meditatum", which means "to ponder". Meditation is a technique for resting the mind leading to peace, happiness, bliss, enlightenment and self-realization. There are a large number of meditation techniques in the world. Mantra-based meditation is one such technique in which a sound, word or phrase (called "mantra") at a specific frequency is recited either aloud or silently during meditation. It has been established by the experience of the meditators as well as by the experiments conducted in various laboratories that the correct frequency of mantra sound, correct pronunciation, along with the correct intent, helps the practitioner oxygenate the brain, reduce heart rate, blood pressure, get cured by many ailments, create calm brainwave activity, achieve immunity from outside disturbances etc. The theoretical and the experimental aspects of mantra-based meditation technique are analysed scientifically in this paper. The primary aim of this paper is to make the larger number of people aware of this wonderful gift of Almighty so that they themselves could try practicing meditation for their own benefit and consequently transmit peaceful vibrations to the society in this age of planetary turmoil.