Increasing Flow to a Most Precious Sense Organ

Kathleen Karlsen
Mar – Apr 2024 • Vol 4, No 9

Healing mantras have an ancient history. For thousands of years, the rishis of India (Hindu sages) experimented with the effects of chanting, using mantras for various purposes. In short, mantras are worded formulas. Each word creates a vibration that can change matter. Mantras send vibrations through the entire head and skull, positively affecting the brain, ears and eyes. This is the basis of the transformative power of mantras.

Eye Health in the Modern World
The usefulness of an eye healing mantra is clear in the modern world. Many of us experience the strain of long hours of computer use. Other stressors, such as poor diet, can contribute to challenges with vision. Whatever the cause, the fact is that nearly 63% of all Americans wear glasses or contacts. The numbers are likely similar in other industrialized countries.

In addition, there are many other common conditions that interfere with comfortable, healthy vision. In fact, some experts feel that ongoing dependence on glasses actually leads to further vision deterioration.

Most of us would agree that our eyes are our most precious sense organ. To see a beautiful sunset or the face of someone we love is one of the greatest joys in life. Regular eye exams and proper eye care are paramount. In addition, mantras are a wonderful way to support the health of the eyes.

The Relationship Between Light & the Eyes
Our eyes are dependent on light to function. As light passes through the front of the eye, the dome-shaped cornea bends the light to create focus. The iris controls how much light the pupil lets in. The light then hits the retina, a light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

Photoreceptors in the retina turn the light into electrical signals. When those signals travel through the optic nerve to the brain, they are turned into images. This connection between vision and light is reflected in the mantras recommended for vision: the sun is the primary deity associated with eye healing mantras.

This makes sense—the sun shines the light in our world that allows us to see clearly. The sun warms us and relaxes us, letting our minds and bodies rest. The sun is the ultimate healer for many conditions, but specifically for the eyes.

Eye Healing Mantras to the Sun
In the Hindu tradition, the sun is personified as a god named Surya. As the source of life, the sun is the ultimate healer. The sun literally powers our world. Thus, the sun brings hope, cheerfulness and optimism. The sun is generally related to masculine energy, growth and higher consciousness.

Using a Mantra
You will probably want to have a comfortable chair in a quiet place to recite or sing a mantra. Mantras can be done for five to ten minutes a day (or more if you like). Finding a time in the morning and then again in the evening is ideal. Finally, visualize healing energy flowing into your eyes for accelerated benefits.

Mantras for the Eyes
The most specific mantra for vision and eyesight is: “Om Grinihi Suryaya Adityom.” The term “suryaya” means “the shining rays of the sun.” “Grinihi” is a particular attribute of the sun that heals and strengthens the eyes. A literal translation of this mantra would be: “I salute the shining one that heals the eyes.”

Another mantra is “Shiva Ra.” The words to this mantra are: “Hari Om, Hari Om, Shiva Ra Namo.” This chant is in honor of the Hindu deity Shiva who “is like the sun” (Ra). Hari means “the remover” and refers to Shiva as the one who removes all suffering. Shiva is also closely connected to the Third-eye Chakra.

Videos of Eye-Healing Mantras
These eye-healing mantras are available for listening to on the following videos: