> > The mantra you mentioned, 'ram', > > cardemaister wrote: > AFAIK, that's "raama", not "ram". > You are mistaken - 'raam' isn't a bija mantra in the tantric tradition - it's the name of a deified hero of Ayodha. The word 'ram' is used as a mantra by courtesy only. According to Swami Bhaktivedanta, the 'mantra' 'ram' is to be repeated on a daily basis, based on the teachings of Chaitanya. Bija mantras are not found in standard Sanskrit lexicons.
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