„When we use a combination of mantras or syllables, we are activating and bringing forth the potential of these vibrations that are inherent in the body. Some vibrations, like OM, are used to go into deep meditative state. The effect of OM internalizes the awareness. From a scientific viewpoint, OM increases the alpha waves and decreases the beta waves. Subjectively, internalization of awareness takes place; we become more focused, tranquil and peaceful.“

Paramahamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati

„Many of you have heard the Sanskrit mantra ‚Om shanti, shanti, shanti‘. This chanting of ’shanti‘ three times symbolizes threefold relaxation. When you become free from muscular, mental and emotional tensions, then the mental state that dawns is known as ’shanti‘. Usually shanti is mistranslated as ‚peace‘, but shanti is actually a state of total passivity of distractions, dissipation and disturbances.“

Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati