Does chanting of aum & Gayatri Mantra,helps a student in controlling his mind?

Can chanting of Gayati Mantra and aum help student by making their mind more concentrated, focussed on their work i.e. studies?What are the benefits/importance of chanting mantras in control over mind in real life.Also provide related links.
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Nice question. Happy Q&A is becoming at least now a knowledge source.
OM is Anahatha sound. This sound is all pervasive.If you want to hear it go to Tiruchendur Murugan temple. The small opening on the wall opposite to the presiding deity,if you put the ear, the wind from the sea entering from the opening gives the sound om.

Gayathri mantra is the centre of Vedas.

Reciting these mantras the mind gets purified.First concentration then meditation would set in.

Mind is always compared with a monkey. It can not remain on any point for longer period. You try toobserve your own self first you think some thing say a book, withour your knowledge the mind jumps to another topic say going to a hotel, then it may move to a park and then to your friends house and so on and on……

To retain its position at one place constant practice is required. You have to give some thing to the mind that is Aum or Gsyatri Mantra etc.

This can also compared to the behaviour of a child. He will be crying . You give him a doll he starts playing with it and forgets his crying. After some time he leaves the doll and goes for some thing else.

Arresting the plight of mind from topic to topic or object to object requires constant practice. Chanting of a Manatra helps us.

What is a Mantra ? Mananan Trayate iti Mantra. That means Mananat means constantly repeating the same with mind and Trayate means protecting. Thje Manatra if one constantly repeats will be protcrted by the very Mantra itself. That is nothing but one will get concentration on all his acts.

It is just like lamp remaining still without any shake. When there is wind the lamp moves. If there is no wind it will remain still. Similarly our mind when it is not disturbed by other thoughts remains still. When other thoughts enter like wind mind gets disturbed and flickers. So keep all other thoughts away by sticking on to a Mantra for keeping the mind under control.

Mantra affects a specific energetic centre of the body and through the corresponding centre the associated energy patterns are awakened in the body.

Once the mantra is awakened in the body, the vibrations generated by the mantra can cleanse the entire energetic network in the body by removing the blockages present in path of the energetic flow (nadi).

The purification which takes place at the deeper energetic plane which is the substratum of the body-mind functioning, helps to enhance the efficiency of the different physiological systems and the mental processes.

yeah it would help. Brahmri Pranayaam is also excellent for mind and concentration if you do it for 5-10 minutes daily. You can chant Aum and Gayatri mantra for an hour daily.It would create positivity inside and around , calm you etc

1. It is only a religious belief. One can concentrate without a Mantra.
2. Meditation (Rajayoga) is a good method to follow.
3. Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi says in his book Mokshapradeepam in 1905 that ‘Oam’ has no meaning rather than a frog’s sound.
4. You can visit for details.

Students should not be forced into such chanting of Mantra as swara has great effects. in case he pronounces it wrong will get adverse effect.
it is better for him to just say ram ram or say nothing and do gyan mudra for some time during day tip of index finger withe tip of thumb and rest all fingers straight.
play Drum on any hard surface with all the tips of the fingers for five min three times a day. it will help.

The awareness itself that one needs control is great. Mantras are structured to soothe the thinking and the syste. Its vibrations smoothens the inside and outside. Its not something ritualistic and superstyitious. Its also non-religious.

No, it only helps you in concentratingg and not in controlling. 2 diff. things.

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