The Vedic literature is divided, as from its development into the following parts

  • Chhandas
  • Mantras
  • Brahmanas
  • Sutras

Here we discuss the Mantras of Nadi Shastra since it is the Mantras that get the material body in touch with the body of light that we are interested in since Astronomy deals with the study of light. In Nadi Astrology [palmblatt lesung], Mantras as such implies the higher existence of the body, as one goes deeper into one’s own nature, transcending the barriers of the material body as erected by the senses. The state of the material body is called Sthoola, and within the Sthoola is the presence of the subtle body called Sukshma. Nadi Jothidham clearly defines the goal of the one meditating, which is to get in touch with the state of Sukshma where one perceives the body as made of light, and is luminous in nature. There are four extensions of the subtle body,as defined by Vedas and used by Nadi Jyothisham and these are

  • Manas, mind
  • Chit, consciousness
  • Buddhi, awareness of separateness of body from the supreme consciousness
  • Ahamkara, individuation of the awareness caused by Buddhi
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Mantras were used by the common people as simplified means of practising their religion while Nadi Jyotish extends them to influence the common people. So mantras became a sort of formulae by which the common people strove to attain what yogis or rishis or sages attained through hardship and tapa by defining the mantras. The attainment of Rishis began to be used as means of salvation by the laypersons to get away from the state of sthoola and in the realm of light by reciting the mantras laid out by the Rishis themselves, and expounded by Nadi Shastra.

What Mantras can do?

Mantras are great pain relievers, usually agony and mental pain. By reciting mantras of Nadi Astrology [palmblattlesung], an individual can relieve himself of any distress he is experiencing or pain he is going through, usually related to worries of life. Nadi Josiyam mantras activate certain parts of the brain, mind and consciousness that help in calming down the person and making him appear content, satisfied and happy.

Usually, the person who is serious about deriving contentment in his life, accepts a guru who in turn will check on the person to see if he is serious enough to undergo the study of Mantras, as laid by Nadi Jyotish.When the person has been accepted by the guru, the guru gives him the mantra and explains to him the workings of it. The person then starts practising the mantra with vigour, energy and deep concentration till he begins to see the light that is desired in the study of [palmblattbibliothek] Nadi Jyotish.