What are mantras?
The general definition describes mantra as, ‘meaning a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power. Mantra may or may not be syntactic or have literal meaning; the spiritual value of mantra comes when it is audible, visible, or present in thought.’ The dictionary defines it as, in Sanskrit, literally 'a thought, thought behind speech or action', from man- 'think', related to mind.’ Jan Gonda, a widely cited scholar on Indian mantras, defines mantra as general name for the verses, formulas or sequence of words in prose which contain praise, are believed to have religious, magical or spiritual efficiency, which are meditated upon, recited, muttered or sung in a ritual, and which are collected in the methodically arranged ancient texts. There is no universally applicable uniform definition of mantra because mantras are used in different religions, and within each religion in different schools of philosophy.
Between the winds and the pin drop silence,
There is this place I call my comfort zone
Between the rains and the clear skies,
There is this place I call my home.
There are many definitions and each is created out of personal experiences. Though, all spiritual people are known to be highly compassionate, loving, peaceful and very tolerant. Fair enough but is this all?