TEXTBOOK OF YOGA | CHAP 15 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA SARASWATI
Questioner : Are all mantras of equal value ?
SWAMIJI : Yes , correct . All the names are finally names of GOD and , therefore , if you have faith that this name is really the name of GOD , it will take you to GOD .
Questioner : Is there any power in the mantra , or is it the concept of the mind that is the power ?
SWAMIJI : A mantra has got its own power . Your conception also adds to it , but it has a power by itself .
The very words of the mantra are arranged in such a way that they generate a kind of power when they are chanted ..
A chemical action takes place when the mantra is chanted . The words act and react to produce a force ..
That is why even by mantra chanting itself you can realise GOD , and you need not think of chakras . You can completely forget them .
Mantras will do the work of other yogas as well .
If you are convinced that this mantra is sufficient for you , you need not do any hatha yoga .
That mantra will take care of you.
It is enough. It is a complete yoga by itself.