TAKE A MOMENT
...with Mahila Drive
We are an electronic duo who make ancient healing mantras for today people. Mixing spiritual chants with lo-fi beats, deep bass-lines and uplifting guitars, we aim to create a safe and affirming space in which to mindfully work, chill, read, recharge or feel part of something bigger. Sing along, put it on in the background or simply close your eyes and just be...
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RA MA DA SA, SA SAY SO HUNG
This mantra taps into the energies of the sun, moon, earth, and the Infinite Spirit to bring deep healing. Try it when you want to send healing energy to a loved one or need healing yourself.
“Ra” means the sun and is about connecting with its frequency to give you energy. “Ma” means the moon, which aligns you with receptivity. “Da” is the the energy of the Earth, grounding you in your roots. “Sa” is Infinity, and as you chant this, your energy rises upwards and outwards drawing in the healing of the universe. When you chant “Sa” a second time, you pull the energy of infinity into you. “Say” is a way of honouring the all-encompassing Thou; it is personal, like a secret name for God (universe). “So” is a vibration of merger. “Hung” is the Infinite, the vibrating real. It is the essence of creation (“so hung” together means, “I am Thou”).
If you loved the free download, why not try chanting this mantra morning, noon and night? You can use our longer version for this (see below).
TAYATA OM BEKANDZE BEKANDZE MAHA BEKANDZE RADZA SAMUDGATE SOHA
This mantra invokes the energy of the Medicine Buddha, who is blue in form and holds a bowl filled with a medicinal plant. He protects living beings from physical and mental sickness and helps to eradicate the three poisons: attachment, hatred, and ignorance.
"Tayata" means 'like this'. "Om" comprises the three pure sounds A, U and MA, which signify one’s transformation into the holy body, speech and mind. "Bekandze, bekandze" means 'eliminating pain, eliminating pain'. The first pain is true suffering, the second is the true cause of suffering. The medicine that eliminates pain is the lower, middle and upper graduated path of capable beings... So "bekandze bekandze maha bekandze" contains the whole path to enlightenment, the ultimate medicine. "Radza" is king. "Samudgate" is 'ocean of goodness'. "Soha" means to establish the foundation in the heart, the blessing and devotion from which realisation comes.
OM GUM SHRIM MAHA LAKSHMIYEI SWAHA
This mantra purifies and cleanses your heart, opening doors of opportunities that will transform your life. It is also called the money mantra. Chanting it daily with a sincere heart will bless you with an abundant life, prosperity, beauty, and good health.
"Om" represents a matrix of all sounds and is spoken at the beginning and the end of Sanskrit mantras. This sound encompasses all words in human language. "Gum" the seed syllable for Ganesh. "Shrim" represents the bija (seed) to attract abundance. "Maha" translates as 'mother' or 'great'. "Lakshmiyei" is another name for Goddess Lakshmi. "Swaha" means 'in honor of' or 'so be it'. Goddess Lakshmi, an aspect of Shakti or the feminine power, is the goddess of fortune, prosperity, wealth, luxury, power, generosity and embodiment of beauty.
She commonly works with her good friend, Lord Ganesh, the elephant-head deity known as the 'remover of obstacles'.
PRANA APANA SUSHUMNA HARI, HARI HAR HARI HAR HARI HAR HARI
This healing mantra is for both physical and emotional wellbeing. It brings prosperity, health, peace and harmony, and produces positive energy. Our mind has the power to heal any pain, any emotional wound. This powerful tool will help you reach within and begin healing.
“Prana” is the life force, the life energy. “Apana” is the eliminating/removing force or energy. “Sushumna” is the channel through which these energies move around our body. “Hari” and “Har” are the names of the that divine source of infinite energy, the healing source. Some say the word “Hari” comes from ‘Hara’, which means the remover, remover of pain and negativity.
GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA
This Buddhist mantra can be translated as: "gone, gone, gone to the other shore, attained the other shore having never left." Use it to take you beyond... to the other shore. Allow it to awaken you. Let it remind you of your becoming. Let it carry you away without your leaving.
"Gate" means 'gone': gone from suffering to the liberation of suffering. Gone from forgetfulness to mindfulness. "Gate gate" means 'gone, gone'. "Paragate" means gone all the way to the other shore. "Parasamgate sam" means everyone, the sangha, the entire community of beings. Everyone gone over to the other shore. "Bodhi" is the light inside, enlightenment, or awakening. You see it and the vision of reality liberates you. And "svaha" is a cry of joy or excitement, like 'welcome' or 'Hallelujah!'. So this mantra is said in a very strong way: "gone, gone, gone all the way over, everyone gone to the other shore, enlightenment, svaha!"
These mantras were produced during the lockdown of 2020 in our own studio. We send them with love from Mahila Drive - Tamar & Gavin.
RA MA DA SA
Full-length version for serious relaxation!
This mantra version is nine minutes long and includes 36 rounds of the chant. A nice idea is to sing along to this video morning, noon and night or simply repeat it three times in a row whenever you feel you need it. That way, you can reach 108 rounds of the chant, which is considered best practice.
All of our mantras can now be found on Spotify too :)