Coma Patients Helped by Mahamrityunjaya Mantra #WATWB

A scientific study conducted in an Indian hospital concluded that the powerful Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, chanted repeatedly to coma patients with severe brain trauma, increased their survival rate by more than twenty-five percent.

How is this possible?

According to an article titled Neurosurgeons Studying Impact of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, only if we can think of life and death as energy rather than mere physical phenomenon can we understand how a certain arrangement of sound can alter physical as well as spiritual conditions. If we are able to recognize the role of energy, we can also appreciate the powerful effects of sound energy.

Good news indeed, that these medical doctors from India are conducting a scientific study about the healing power of sounds. This must be a powerful mantra to pull people away from death. Hats off to these physicians, who are paving a way for science to connect with the mystical.

The mantra is far from alone in helping people heal. According to my favorite metaphysical guru, Seth, any music a listener enjoys brings gifts. How? By stimulating the energy of the inner self and helping to unite the conscious mind with other portions of the Self. According to Seth, the natural healing of sound can also happen when a person does such a simple thing as listening to the rain. Have you heard of the Mozart Effect? Studies show that listening to Mozart can relax listeners as well as greatly improving their communication and creativity. How about the Tomatis® Method? It’s a type of sound therapy that can even help stroke victims relearn how to walk. The Tomatis® Method accomplishes this miracle through the use of headphones playing a variety of sounds, including electronically modified music.

I wish you could listen to my third octave G, 432 Hertz, green quartz crystal Medicine Buddha bowl! Courtesy of songstress and sound healer Leigh Ann Phillips. Check out her article on sound healing at

Even sans sound, the impact of energy phenomenon on our world is well-chronicled. Witness the case of Oscar the Cat. At a hospice clinic in Rhode Island, Oscar has correctly predicted deaths for the past 10 years. He demonstrates this by crawling up to patients he somehow intuits are not long for this world, comforting them and holding a little vigil in their honor. You can read about Oscar here. How does Oscar know what the humans around him do not? The hospice doctor speculates that perhaps cells starting to break down give off a certain odor. Others suggest Oscar is energetically tuning into the waning energy of a patient’s life force.

How exciting that the three-year mantra study in India points a way for the waning energy of coma patients to be recharged. You can read more about the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra here.

Want to try chanting along with the Brahmins? The words of the mantra: OM TRYAMBAKAM YAJĀMAHE SUGANDHIṂ PUṢṬIVARDHANAM URVĀ RUKAMIVA BANDHANĀN MṚITYOR MUKṢĪYAMĀMṚITĀT. (I wasn’t able to find an English translation.) You can also read the article Delhi Neurosurgeons Studying Impact of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra for more info.

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  1. Debbie D. on October 25, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Fascinating research! The mantra sounds hypnotic and soothing. Music has always been my drug of choice, so it’s healing properties don’t surprise me. I wasn’t familiar with the Mozart Effect though, or the Tomatis Method. Oscar the cat was featured recently (I forget where). Heartwarming to know those hospice patients were comforted at the end of their lives.
    Modern science is certainly improving the quality of life in so many areas. Thank you for this informative article!

    • Lizbeth Hartz on October 27, 2019 at 6:19 am

      Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for your positive comments, and you’re very welcome:) I especially liked you saying “music has always been my drug of choice.” DItto for me, Debbie. I only recently found out, through research, about the Mozart Effect and the Tomatis Method–both fascinating to me.

  2. susan scott on October 25, 2019 at 11:57 am

    This is so interesting Lizbeth thank you! Sound has a vibrational effect of this is no doubt. I like what you say about listening to the rain .. and Oscar the Cat being able to determine who is ill. I think I’ve read that dogs can also do this? Thank you for this lovely post and for co-hosting this month! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    • Lizbeth Hartz on October 27, 2019 at 6:21 am

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Susan, and for your positive comments. You’re very welcome:) Wishing you a lovely weekend too!

  3. Shilpa Garg on October 25, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Wow!! This is such an amazing read, Lizbeth! While I know a bit about the power of mahamrityunjay mantra, I wasnt aware of this scientific study and the healing effect on coma patients by this mantra!! Indian vedic scriptures are goldmine of wisdom, science, tradition and culture! Thanks for this awe-inspiring post!! ♥

    • Lizbeth Hartz on October 27, 2019 at 6:31 am

      Thank you, Shilpa. Wow, you knew about this mantra already! Is it common knowledge among the people of India? Your words make me want to know more about Indian vedic scriptures. I’m so glad you were inspired by my post:)

  4. DGKaye on October 25, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Amazing research. It’s often said comatose patients can hear if you speak to them. Research on this is amazing! 🙂

    • Lizbeth Hartz on October 27, 2019 at 6:25 am

      Thanks for commenting, DGKaye. Yes, I’d heard that comatose patients (and patients under anesthesia) can hear what people say, so I guess it makes sense they can hear music, too. I agree; the research is amazing. And what a great use of research!

  5. Hilary on October 26, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Lizbeth – totally in agreement with the others … what an amazing read … I’m loving the mantra – it’s playing now. I’ve heard of the Mozart Effect … but not the others … Oscar sounds an amazing animal … but this mantra … I’ll come back to quite often I think … excellent – and so interesting to know about … cheers Hilary

    • Lizbeth Hartz on October 27, 2019 at 6:34 am

      Hi Hillary, I love playing the mantra, too; I feel like it resonate through me. I’m so glad you found the post excellent:) Thank you for your positive comments!

  6. Hilary on October 26, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Lizbeth – this is excellent … I’ve commented … but am seeing if this goes thru, or waits for moderation … to see if the comment went awol … cheers Hilary

  7. Damyanti on October 26, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Thank You for sharing such an inspiring story!

    • Lizbeth Hartz on October 27, 2019 at 6:35 am

      Hi Damyanti,
      You’re welcome. I’m so glad you were inspired by my post:)

  8. Patricia Tilton on October 27, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I’m not surprised by the healing qualities of the mantra and music. Am bookmarking. I listened to 54 chants and my brain felt like that was enough to listen to the first time. I am a musician and I believe music is healing. Interesting article too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on October 29, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Thanks for writing, Patricia, and for bookmarking:) I hear you (excuse the pun); I can only listen so many times myself. How interesting that you’re a musician. I, too, believe music is healing.

  9. Belinda Witzenhausen on October 28, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Such an interesting post! I remember taking a course years ago which studied the use of sounds at different frequencies and their effect on Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma brainwaves. I really believe the brain is much more complex and capable of more than science has really discovered. People often see those who came before us as less knowledgeable without technology yet it seems often practices that have been around for ages have more validity than initially thought. Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

  10. Lizbeth Hartz on October 29, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for writing, Belinda, and I’m glad you found the post interesting:) I feel the same way about the brain and about people of yore–I think they were more evolved spiritually than modern man in many cases. You’re welcome! Wishing you a wonderful week, too.

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