...ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्,
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥
Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam
Urvaarukam-Iva Bandhanaan Mrtyor-Mukssiiya Maa-Amrtaat ||Om
Meaning--- I Worship Shiva, The eternal Spiritual Essence that Nourishes all beings.
May I be spiritually awakened so as to severe my bondages form Worldly Life like a Cucumber severed from the bondage of its Creeper, Liberate me from the Fear of Death oh Lord by helping me realize that I am inseparable from my eternal nature, in life and in death.
THE TRUTH OF THE MANTRA lies in understanding its meaning. Once the meaning and feeling is deeply embedded in your mind there is no need to repeat any mantra. All that then needed is Dhyaan. The mantra , its meaning, its essence must be your dhyaan, the focus of the central point of your existence.
THE MYTH :- Now also know the story behind the mantra built to explain it to one and all ..............
There was a time, it is said, when there was no death. The world became congested, and its resources approached a point of exhaustion.
So Yama was appointed the lord of death to restore nature’s balance and relieve the suffering of the planet. Death needed servants to accomplish its task. Disease, famine, accidents, and old age played this role and acted as death’s messengers.
Not understanding its place in the order of the universe, all beings started fearing death. They did not quite comprehend the phenomena of death as sometimes they witnessed premature death and worried lest they be taken before their appropriate time, without having lived fully, so to say..
In times of distress, disease, war or other challenges to life, fear of death led to even greater suffering. To overcome this fear, it is said that ever so kind Lord Shiva, The eternal yogi, The first Guru of all Gurus, a Yug Purush, an Avtar Purush, Shiva himself gave humanity the gift of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.
Whenever there is stress, grief or illness, or when fear of death intrudes in awareness, this great mantra is chanted. The ‘Great Death-Conquering mantra’. is also called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva, the Tryambakam mantra, referring to Shiva's three eyes and Mrita-Sanjivini mantra being a life restoring mantra.
Hailed by the sages as the heart of the Vedas, the true understanding of Maha Mrityunjaya mantra activates a healing force in body and mind, lifting one up in times of trouble. It restores health and happiness and blesses one with calm in the face of death. ……
….Poet balwant gurunay aka Guru Gurunay.