Chanting streem is believed to enhance
poetic and artistic skills, as well as promote powers of debate, argument
and the law. Streem is known as a shanti bija, or seed sound
of peace and, therefore, carries the energy of pure being. As divine
feminine energy, streem is associated with protection, guidance,
nourishing qualities and the power of birth. Streem's sound qualities
are similar to shreem, but stronger and more stabilizing.
Bija mantras can be chanted alone or as
an element in a longer mantra. Although some mantras may be translated, their meanings are less important than their sound
vibrations, which provide the real benefit.