Lord Vishnu is one of the principal Hindu deities (regarded as “the preserver”), and with Brahma “the creator” and Shiva “the destroyer”, constitutes the well-known tri-murti or triad of Hinduism. The Vaishnava sect of Hinduism considers him to be the foremost deity, worthy of total devotion and reverence. This article discusses three mantras for Lord Vishnu – guru mantra, mantra for invocation and mantra for meditation.
Truth achieved through meditation and self-realization is different from truth imparted from outside. Ultimately, what is revealed in the scriptures, what is thought out by the mind and what is realized by the spirit through service and meditation must agree. We start our spiritual life with faith, then comes knowledge, followed by experience. How can the Guru help us on this path?