This universe has been formed from the the sound only.The sound is hidden within the silence too. We are now living in the world where it is filled up with the vibrations of this sound. Sound and the vibrations that it cause are the fundamentals for the art of mantra. To be even more precise, sound and the echo it causes is the fundamental of the art of mantra.
The sound travels in the form of waves everywhere except in vacuum. In the science all the sounds are categorised based on frequency. It is also proved that the things has also got certain frequency. The idea of this post is to see how the Siththars have used them.
Agathiyar in his book "Agathiyar Maanthreega Kaaviyam" has told about the mantras in the following way.
"தொண்டு செய்து பெற்றவர்கள் கோடியுண்டு
thondu seythu petravarkal koadiyundu
தொல்லை யென்று விட்டவர்கள் கோடியுண்டு
thollai yenru vittavarkal koadiyundu
விண்டுமே தெரிந்ததுவும் கோடியுண்டு
vindumae therinthathuvum koadiyundu
விட்டகுறை பட்டவர்கள் கோடியுண்டு
vittakurai pattavarkal koadiyundu
சண்டமாரு தம்போல் மந்திரத்தை
sandamaaru thampoal manthiraththai
தரணியில் கற்றவர் கோடியாமே
tharaniyil katravar koadiyaamae"
- அகத்தியர் (Agathiyar)
Most of the Siththars have made their clarifications about the mantras into a book. But most of them have written it in a hidden meaning only. Hence we could not figure out the exact sense of their writings. Also there is no perfect translation of those books, hence it always involves a lots of controversies.
As per the Siththars all the object have been evolved from the sound only. Hence all these have got the form of mantra. By making certain kind of sound we can create those mantras. With that mantra we can try to control that object as per our wish. They have also told that by using mantras even the panjaboothas* could be controlled.
We shall see its sequence in the next post.
*Panjapootham - the five elements viz., earth, air, fire, water and sky.
Original - www.siththarkal.com
Translated by - சந்தியா