What are mantras? How do they work? What effect do mantras have on our chakras? Why are mantras in Sanskrit and what is the difference between a mantra and an affirmation? Is it important to have a Guru or to be initiated?
This Drishti Point Yoga Podcast features Bill Francis Barry (Bharata), a teacher of Mantra and a Pujari, who answers these questions and more. Bharata has studied mantra since 1969 and with Yogi Bhajan, Paramhansa Muktiananada, Sri Chinmoy, Swami Rama, and many other spiritual Masters. Bharata received Kriya initiation from Namadeva Acharya in 2008 and was initiated into the Jyoti Order of Spiritual Lightworkers in 2010.
Today, Bharata continues as a student of the Sacred, a cheerleader for sustained daily spiritual practice, and an advocate of Sanskrit mantra practices and Vedic studies. This interview is a two-part interview.