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Soham Shivoham Mantra – I Am Pure Consciousness

Shivoham a primary mantra of Shaivism, which means Shiva I am (Shiva-Aham).

It expresses the inner experience of knowing oneself as that Self, which is identical to the pure awareness personified by SHIVA.

This sublime experience of self comes out of an inner dis-identification from all the countless elements that make up our ordinary, limited experience of ourselves and our world – and identification instead with the pure awareness of each and everything we experience within and around us.

Shaivism is one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres God Shiva as the Supreme Being. Followers of Shiva are called “Shaivas” (also “Saivas,” “Shaivites,” or “Saivarkal”).

They believe that Shiva is All and in all, the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer, and concealer of all that is. Shaivism, like some of the other forms of Hinduism, spread to other parts of Southeast Asia, including Java, Bali, and parts of the Southeast Asian continent, including Cambodia.

Due to his responsibility for death and destruction, Shiva is believed to be at the core of the centrifugal force of the universe.

The Meaning Of Soham Shivoham Mantra:

”I am that. I am pure consciousness.”

When it applies to a person’s name, according to Vedic philosophy, Soham means identifying oneself with the universe or ultimate reality.

Some say that when a child is born, it cries Koham-Koham, which means Who am I? That is when the universe replies back Soham. You are the same as I am. It also stems from the Sanskrit word which means, “self-pride.”

Remember. Chanting mantras can remove soul mind body blockages. Soul blockages are negative karma.

Mind blockages are blockages in consciousness, including negative mindsets, negative attitudes, negative beliefs, ego, attachments, and more. Also, as the mind quiets, the mantra refines but holds the mind in concentration.

Body blockages include energy and matter blockages. Through constant repetition of the mantra (mentally or aloud), patterns of sound are inscribed onto the brain. The automatic becomes deliberate, the unconscious becomes conscious, the mindless becomes heartfelt.

Listen to more pacifying mantras on insightstate, like: Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha – The Heart Sutra, Buddha Amitabha Mantra (Om Ami Dewa Hrih), or Durga mantra.

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Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Easy to remember and chant internally. Inhale feeling 'soh' and exhale feeling 'ham".


Monday 25th of September 2017

so good