Bija means seed. The term Bija mantra means “one syllable seed”. These seeds do not have precise meaning. They represent divinities or cosmic powers. The best-known Bija mantra is Om. Normally, pure Bija mantras are secular in nature -not associated with any religious belief. Bija mantras are always free from meaning and mental association. “Bija mantras” are used to expand the consciousness at various levels. Bija mantras are the best way to get out of the circle of birth and death.
Generally, Bija mantras should not be mixed with any other word or name. If you mixed these seed words with other word or name, its power will be diluted. Then, it will be very difficult to get any fruitful result.
However, two or more pure Bija mantras can be combined together with some gap. These mantras are selectively used to create balance and harmony in the human body, mind and soul. Morning, roughly around 4:30 am to 6:30 am, is the best time for Bija mantra meditation. Performing this early meditation helps to set the mind clear and focused. In day time, Bija mantras are used to come out of the mental “autopilot” mode.
Bija mantra meditation has many benefits. It increases awareness and sharpness of the mind. It improves memory. You can do bija mantra meditation in the morning or evening. Bija mantra has a direct link with the Sun. Bija mantra brings life energy from sun.