The word ‘Metaphysics’ implies something that goes beyond the physical matter of our observation and experience. Avestan Prayers are Manthric compositions which have a tremendous effect on the mind, thinking, psyche, emotions, consciousness and everyday life. Manthra is a path towards salvation, a secret and sacred key towards peace and bliss, particularly in present times of turmoil. Our Avestan prayers are a powerful and dynamic arrangement of Mantras. The word ‘Mantra’ has Sanskrit roots with ‘Man’ meaning the mind and the root verb ‘Tra’ meaning to liberate. Hence, Mantra is ‘that which liberates the mind from all bondage’.
Our Avestan prayers are the golden key to the cosmic horizon, a means of achieving liberation. Every word and sound in this Universe bears an acoustic wave-length; every utterance possesses a rhythmic vibration and carries a significant meaning to bring about a corresponding result. Throughout the living and non-living world, we find patterns of recurrent rhythms in which everything exists in a state of continual vibration. Oscillating and pulling, pulsating and dancing, these rhythmic patterns can be observed in the beating of the heart, circulation of the blood, inhaling and exhaling of our breath, recurrent formation of our cells and tissues, in the rhythmic movements of the oceans, the wave movements of sound and hypersonic vibrations, and in the vast Universe extending from solar systems to galaxies, right down to the smallest cell of an amoeba. Prayers have an effect on all these. WHY??
Because, every Mantra of our prayers is precise and an extremely powerful entity. Praying is a physio-psychic and psycho-spiritual process of withdrawing the mind from the external world and concentrating on the spirituality within our corporal frame. It starts by calming the mind which is like a drunken monkey, jumping from one useless thought to another. It is the mind that acts within the present, frames the future and rewinds the past. In praying, there’s no past and no future. Just that moment of holy communion with God. The mind is calm. It no longer runs after the hallucinations of this shadow play, called ‘life’.
Try this experiment yourself for a week. Say your prayers without fail at bedtime just before you sleep. In the morning, chant prayers as soon as you open your eyes. See how your outward circumstances in life improve almost at once as though by magic. Every individual has a complete and unique thought wave according to his/her spiritual evolution. By repeated mantric caressing on the mental plane, the person’s own rhythmic thought-wave flows into cosmic vibrational flow. The mind expands into the super conscious and there’s a brief union of the microcosm (man) and the macrocosm (God). This union is the ultimate goal of human life.
Human consciousness is in reality a collection of states like Jagrut (awake), Swapna (dream), Sushupti (meditative) and Turya (highest consciousness of being one with God.) These states exist in our physical as well as subtle (astral or electro-magnetic) bodies. Each ‘organ’ within us like the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver etc. has a primitive consciousness of its own, performing functions specific to it. Even various systems like the digestive, reproductive, cardio-vascular etc. have primitive consciousness. Now the organ-consciousness is governed by system-consciousness which in turn is governed by the subtle-body-consciousness (which is why each and every disease starts first in the mind, can be seen in the aura, and much later, it manifests as a disease in the physical body like cancer, Aids or TB).
Prayers set up myriad positive vibrations in our subtle-body (aura) and our sub-conscious mind because prayer-mantras are of a specific spiritual energy-frequency. Over time, prayer Mantras override all other vibrations of ‘systems’ and ‘organs’ and depending on the person’s karmic limitations, the great mantra-wave of prayers stills all other vibrations.
Mystics, healers and occultists heal themselves with prayers since their body-organs and systems vibrate at the rate completely in tune with the energy and spirituality represented by, and contained within, their prayer-mantra. Self-healing can be accomplished by concentrating prayers on certain ‘sick’ organs while visualizing that organ bathed in white Cosmic (Divine) light.
At a deeper level, the sub-conscious mind can be energized and old crystallised thoughts can be transformed. Saying our Avestan prayers produces actual physical as well as subtle vibrations (energy) and coupled with healing intentions, one can heal oneself and others since sound carries waves and intent influences positive results. Mantra is the secret key to emancipation. Prayers are not mere words. They are potent and an endless effort of many past lives if you are adept at them. The right prayers and Mantras lead you to the path of salvation!