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Hara Hara Bam

Devanagari script:

हर हर बं


hara hara baṃ



hara: A name for Shiva meaning "the destroyer," as in the destroyer of ignorance, illusion, and doubt.

baṃ: Bija mantra (condensed sound form) for Shiva.

"Wherever your heart journeys,
On whatever expedition
In your outer life and
Secret inner realms,
Breathe in intimacy with infinity.

Where can you go to avoid
The One in Whom All Exists?

Reach down into your deepest being.
Take a stand in eternity.

Walk through this world, see every situation
As an expansion of the mystery.
Savor the tremble of recognition –
The God in you is touching the God out there."  ~ Vijnanabhairava Tantra

"An actor takes many roles, but he remains the same. God is like that. Truth is one; the names and forms are different. Men have different natures and characters. The different forms of God were described by the ancient sages to enable us to realize Him by selecting names and forms according to our mental constitution. It is not that these are different gods. The sages have portrayed the non-dual God in different ways at different times according to the taste and temperament of the people."  ~ Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi)

"Seed syllables (bija mantras) are fundamental sound vibrations that make up the energy of the universe. They are the quitessence of a mantra, the sonic condensation of a deity. Shiva's bija is 'Bam,' also sometimes spelled Bom."  ~ anonymous