This mantra is dedicated to peace on Earth. Ong So Hung (also known as a heart-centred mantra) draws from the sacred names of the Infinite Creator as represented by the Christian (Jehova), Muslim (Allah), Hindu (Rama) and Sikh (Sa Ta Na Ma).
Heart opening mantra meaning:
- Ong represents the Creative Consciousness of the Universe.
- So hung literally translates as ”I am that.”
Translation – ”I am Thou, I am Peace, Peace is in me.”
Chanting Ong So Hung mantra benefits:
Daily practice of the mantra heals and opens the Anahata (heart) chakra. You may experience feelings of great compassion, warmth, bliss, and love. Many practitioners notice the way in which this soothing mantra opens them up to feel simultaneously more vulnerable and more courageous.
This mantra can be used in a meditation.
Find a quite place and sit in easy pose. Close your eyes and start to recite the mantra slowly. When reciting “Ong”, project and vibrate the sound at the root of the nose, sinus area while focusing your eyes upward between your eyebrows. Stretch your lips out, forming a nice “O” shape. That will increase the volume of your sinus area so more air can reach and vibrate there.
Tip – when reciting “Ong”, project and vibrate the sound at the root of the nose, sinus area while focusing your eyes upward between your eyebrows. Stretch your lips out, forming a nice “O” shape. That will increase the volume of your sinus area so more air can reach and vibrate there.
Applying the Mulbandh during the mantra meditation will also help you to keep the breath going longer. Release the Mulbandh at the end of the mantra meditation when you inhale and apply it again on the next “Ong” repetition.
On the “Hung”, feel the sound coming out of your chest, like a soft breeze massaging your Anahata chakra.
The most important thing in mantra meditation is that you should repeat the mantra with the full awareness of its meaning. However, many individuals repeat mantra without having full awareness of its meaning. If you repeat a mantra in a mechanical way, then it will not produce any spiritual effect and will remain an ordinary word.