Sri Chinmoy: The goddess Kali is the Mother of both infinite Power and infinite Compassion. Her seed name or seed form, her mantra, is /'kring'./ When she is invoked through her mantra she must be invoked in a powerful way. If you can repeat /'kring'/ most soulfully and powerfully for just fifteen days, you will see power and fire all around you. This fire will not burn anybody but people will notice it because it will arouse them from their comatose drowsiness.
Some of you have a great fondness for Lord Krishna. You can invoke him by chanting /'kling'/ most sweetly. That is his mantra or seed sound.
If you are physically weak, if your physical constitution is not satisfactory, if you chant:
Tejohasi tejomayi dhehi
viryamasi viryam mayi dhehi
valam masi valam mayi dhehi
sincerely and soulfully, in a week's time you will see a change for the better in your health. It means:
I pray for dynamic energy; I pray for dynamic virility; I pray for indomitable physical strength.
In this world some people are poor while others rich. Some people are desperately in need of money to make both ends meet. Some years ago, a disciple of mine was having tremendous financial difficulties. I gave her a particular mantra:
Ya devi sarvabhutesu
ratna rupena sangsthita
namastvai namo namah
and in thirteen days she came to me and said that her finances had tremendously improved. The meaning of this mantra is:
I bow and bow and again I bow to the Supreme Goddess who resides in all human beings in the form of material wealth and prosperity.
Many people have used this mantra in India. In her case it took only thirteen days for the mantra to accomplish its purpose. In someone else's case it may take three months or just three days. This particular mantra has tremendous power, but it is effective only for bringing material wealth.
If you want to remain in supreme Ecstasy and Delight all the time, then you will have to chant this particular mantra:
Anandadd hy eva khalv imani bhutani jayante
anandena jatani jivanti
anandam prayantyabhisam visanti
We all need Infinity. If Infinity is the particular object of your aspiration, if you want to have infinite Consciousness within and without, then the mantra that you have to practise is:
Purnam adah purnam idam purnat purnam udacyate
purnasya purnam adaya purnam evavasisyate