Associations to the word «Mantra»

Wiktionary

MANTRA, noun. (Hinduism) The hymn portions of the Vedas; any passage of these used as a prayer.
MANTRA, noun. A phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation, originally in Hinduism.
MANTRA, noun. (by extension) A slogan or phrase often repeated.

Dictionary definition

MANTRA, noun. A commonly repeated word or phrase; "she repeated `So pleased with how its going' at intervals like a mantra".
MANTRA, noun. (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope