What does mantra mean?

Definitions for mantra
ˈmæn trə, ˈmɑn-; -trəmmantra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mantra(noun)

    a commonly repeated word or phrase

    "she repeated `So pleased with how its going' at intervals like a mantra"

  2. mantra(noun)

    (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns

Wiktionary

  1. mantra(Noun)

    (Hinduism.) The hymn portions of the Vedas; any passage of these used as a prayer.

    Etymology: From . In the sense of "hymn portion of the Vedas" in English since 1808; in the sense of "word or phrase used in meditation" since 1956.

  2. mantra(Noun)

    A phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation, originally in Hinduism.

    Etymology: From . In the sense of "hymn portion of the Vedas" in English since 1808; in the sense of "word or phrase used in meditation" since 1956.

  3. mantra(Noun)

    (General.) A slogan or phrase often repeated.

    Etymology: From . In the sense of "hymn portion of the Vedas" in English since 1808; in the sense of "word or phrase used in meditation" since 1956.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mantra(noun)

    a prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm

    Etymology: [Skr.]

Freebase

  1. Mantra

    A mantra is a sanskrit sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of "creating transformation". Its use and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra. Mantras originated in the Vedic tradition of India, becoming an essential part of the Hindu tradition and a customary practice within Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. In the context of the Vedas, the term mantra refers to the entire portion which contains the texts called Rig, Yajur or Sama, that is, the metrical part as opposed to the prose Brahmana commentary. With the transition from ritualistic Vedic traditions to mystical and egalitarian Hindu schools of Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra and Bhakti, the orthodox attitude of the elite nature of mantra knowledge gave way to spiritual interpretations of mantras as a translation of the human will or desire into a form of action.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mantra

    man′tra, n. a Vedic hymn of praise: the matter of the Sanhita or first division of the Veda: a sacred text used as an incantation. [Sans., 'thought.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mantra

    the name given to hymns from the Veda, the repetition of which are supposed to have the effect of a charm.

How to pronounce mantra?

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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say mantra in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mantra in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mantra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mantra in a Sentence

  1. Ken Merchant:

    Our intent is to make sure we keep our first look, first shot, first kill mantra.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Nous devrions toujours traiter les gens comme ils se souhaitent être traités. Cependant, pas beaucoup de gens suivent ce mantra d'or, et ils vous traitent comme vous le feriez pour permettre. Il est donc très important d'être ferme tout en étant agréable, et ne jamais laisser les autres violent votre dignité et le respect de soi, en toute et toutes les relations.

  3. Ian Comisky:

    While the current government mantra is for heightened individual responsibility, this is the wrong case to try to establish this principle.

  4. Matt Damon:

    'Milk' was another hard one because I was excited ... and I would have had the chance to do scenes with Sean Penn, they pushed the schedule and it ran into the slot for 'Green Zone.' Steven Soderbergh’s mantra is, ‘The movie gets the right person; the right actor gets the part,' but I was like, ‘S--t, no. That was my part’. But when I saw 'Milk,' Josh Brolin was so f---ing good that I knew Soderbergh was right.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La vie n'est jamais statique, et c'est ce que je trouve le plus beau. il est beau, en raison de ses hauts et des bas, des courbures, des ronds-points et des routes droites, et flux et reflux en général. Rien n'est permanent, et seule constante est le changement constant. "Même ce passera" est le mantra et un rappel constant pour nous, toutes les fois que nous nous sentons heureux avec les flux de la vie, et aussi dans les moments les plus sombres quand nous nous sentons bas et avec les reflux de la vie. Les déceptions, les trahisons, les sentiments d'impuissance, étant seul, tous ceux-ci seront reflué, comme la vie continue. c'est incroyable de voir comment la vie peut être si gentil et bon, et en même temps si amer et froid .... et pourtant tout doit passer. alors profitez-en aujourd'hui, et vivre ce moment au maximum, en profitant des flux et reflux de la vie.

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  • Viresh K. Bugga
    All Vedic hymns are called Mantras as this is the voice of God transmitted through recitations by the great sages (Rishi) at the very beginning of the civilization in this material world. Shlokas are later verses created by human beings. Vedic Mantras are never termed as shlokas. 
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