Most people feel mantras are magical cantation that will yield all the wishes. Is it really so. What are mantras ? how they act ? who gives results on behalf of mantra? what discretion exists in getting results?
Mantra is a secret arrangement of syllables ,governed by mantra purusha ,adhidevata,chandas and rishi.Nyasa sets the adhidevata into the body to create the kavach for the body. [this entails the asana purification ,driving away negative forces external,pranayama to cleanse and strengthen mind , digbandhana to restrict disturbing forces].This is called being mantrapoot.
The disturbing forces ,negative forces ,impurity of seat and mind ,these exist everywhere naturally by the order of Shiva. that means ,disturbance ,negativity ,impurity are bound to occur if one does not take care of it.Adhidevta cannot be set by mere physical exercise of nyasa. It can be set only with purity[gradually acquired by practice ] . Adhidevata sets pretext to Mantramoorty to occupy the heart of the sadhak. This mantramoorthy is described by the dhyana and is under the control of rishi of the mantra . Rishi’s blessings occur with chandas moorthy only when Mantra upadeshta [guru] is fully impressed with the disciple.
When the above conditions are fully followed ,then mantra activates for a sadhak. Even at this stage it is not potent to give results.Potency comes only when one recites mantra a Z= [number of aksharas X 1 lakh] times the mantra. This has to be followed by Z/10 tarpana [ to both rishi as well as devata] and then followed by homa of Z/100 ahutis followed by Z/1000 Bramhana bhojana and dana.
All this has to be performed in one go.without anger ,greed and desire for the undesirable and yogic food and happiness and content in mind. Any lapse would nullify the effect. Thus at the end Mantrapurush accompanys the Sadhak , It is this Mantra purusha who fufills the wishes and not the mantra. Mantra Purusha immediately leaves in case of lapse of regulatory life style by sadhak or on account of sins. Somya mantras have cool Purusha , Ugra Mantras have agitated Purusha. These harm[punish] the Sadhak if a lapse occurs .
In today’s times , the points are impossible to follow for a normal person ,thus mantras always brings ill luck and troubled times.Those who do not indulge in these lead normal life. The former invites trouble ,the latter is free.
Mantra can be given by those who have completed Z times of chanting in single go . others are not eligible to give mantras.Mantra purusha definitely punishes those who transgress the rules. Mantra is a double edged sword that can end in HARAKIRI.
At the same time anything in this three worlds can be obtained by Mantras.