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What is the science behind recitation of Mantras and Prayers?


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I was taught by my grand parents that there exist positive energy near temples, and that is why it is good to visit temples once or twice in a week. Later I came across the science behind those positive energy is magnetic field produced by placing idol exactly in the center of sanctum sanctorum. But I was left unanswered how does recitation of mantras have impact on human body?

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pla·ce·bo ef·fect


pləˈsēbō əˈfekt,ēˈfekt/


noun

noun: placebo effect; plural noun: placebo effects






  1. a beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient's belief in that treatment.








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There might be something to be said for getting things off your chest and sharing your problems... if you feel you have shared them with a supreme being then it can put you in a peaceful, comforted, contented state of mind. This might help a person relax - like meditation too - brings about a peaceful and rested state of mind. Although some intercessory prayer can be exhausting and heart wrenching.... and seemingly a waste of time.

 

Not sure I buy the magnetic field thing for temples. Obviously there is the placebo effect also. see above.

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I think we are all praying in a very devotional peaceful atmosphere when we are actually praying to GOD , everybody has a version of the creator .

 

Mantras usually have meanings associated with them .

 

for ex : the trance song electric universe - the prayer

 

What does it mean ?

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In Frank Herbert's Dune world, they were called litanies and they were used to focus the mind on a single task, or remove unwanted emotions for a clearer perspective. I suppose that's the science fiction behind recitation of mantras.

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I think we are all praying in a very devotional peaceful atmosphere when we are actually praying to GOD , everybody has a version of the creator

We are not all praying.

 

And not everybody has a version of the creator.

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