Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
Could you give a bit more detail about what is achieved through the use of a spiritual mantra?
First of all, a mantra removes the grossness or dullness from the intellect through which one perceives the Supreme Truth. The mantra permeates the intellect and purifies it. In fact, it removes all impurities within one’s entire being and thus purifies all the inner instruments. Furthermore, if you keep repeating the mantra, it eventually awakens the dormant power of the inner Self. When the Shakthi (Sheathe) is awakened, one begins to cross over the great barrier – the ocean of transmigration. This awakening is the starting point of Siddha Yoga.