Hleem is considered a shakti
(female divine energy) mantra and is recited for its power to stop
whatever bad or evil force is affecting the yogi. It is also chanted
for power in general, fame, victory and the elimination of enemies.
As a shakti mantra, hleem contains the vibratory “ee” sound,
which is the primal sound of shakti; the consonant “l,” which has
a calming and stabilizing effect; the “h” sound, which indicates prana.
Bija mantras can be chanted alone or as
a part of a longer mantra. Although some mantras may be
translatable, their meanings are less important than the sound
vibrations they make, which provide the real benefit of the mantras.