Mantreshwara Pramatribhava

Definition - What does Mantreshwara Pramatribhava mean?

Mantreshwara pramatribhava is a state within a meditation practice where the yogi observes Cosmic Consciousness (also known as God Consciousness) in the background while also simultaneously experiencing the awareness of worldly activities in the foreground. From Sanskrit, mantreshwara means “master of advisors” and pramatribhava refers to different meditative states.

Within a yoga practice, the goal is to unlock energy and enter deeper states of awareness through asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

Yogapedia explains Mantreshwara Pramatribhava

Meditation is the process of quieting the mind in order to spend time in thought for relaxation or religious/spiritual purposes. The goal is to attain an inner state of awareness and intensify personal and spiritual growth. In practice, meditation involves concentrated focus on something such as a sound, image or feeling.

It is said that in a state of Cosmic Consciousness, the human mind is elevated beyond the awareness of the self and the ego, and enters a place of oneness and unity with the universe. When the state of mantreshwara pramatribhava is reached through meditation, yogis become more aware of God or a higher consciousness, while also recognizing they are still a part of the world around them.

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