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Mantra is a Hindu and Buddhist term syncretic with Affirmation or Intent statement.

Syncretic Terms

Affirmation > Manthra, Mantra

Intent > Mantra, Shraddha, Will-Prayer


A Mantra is an "inspired utterance of power."[1]

In the "days of old," mantra meant "invocation and incantation" [2]


  1. Boyce,l Mary. Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Routledge, 2001. p. 18
  2. Blavatsky, H. P. The Key to Theosophy: A Clear Exposition Based on the Wisdom Religion of All Ages. Theosophical University Press, 1889.