In the world of Yogi, there are 10 karmas of mantras that one must familiarise themselves with and follow in order to maintain a blissful presence. They are, as outlined below:
SHANTI (PEACEFUL) KARMA: Mantras that free one from diseases, psychological problems, fear, illusions, and worldly and environmental troubles; and mantras done without any desire for reward, power, or attachment.
ISTAMBHAN (PARALYZING) KARMA: Mantras used to stop the movement of any living thing or inanimate object in nature.
MOHAN (ATTRACTING) KARMA: Mantras used to attract a man, woman, or animal. Mesmerism and hypnotism come under this category. Also known as SAMMOHAN.
UCHCHATAN: Mantras used to disturb the mental equilibrium of any living being. Such a mantra increases doubt, uncertainty, fear, and delusion, and the person influenced by it starts acting as if possessed.
VASHIKARAN: Mantras used to enslave somebody. The one on whom the mantra is used loses his own discrimination and will and becomes like a puppet. Vashikaran means controlling the consciousness of the one on whom the mantra is used. (Vash = control, karan = doing)
AKARSHAN: Mantras used to attract somebody who is living at a distant place.
JRAMBHAN: Mantras used to change behavioral pattern, so that the one on whom the mantra is used starts acting the way the one using the mantra wants.
VIDWESHAN: Mantras used to create opposition between two individuals. This kind of mantra creates anger, hatred, jealousy, and aggression in both individuals toward each other. With others their behavior remains as usual; it only changes with the one whom the user of the mantra chooses, and the result is animosity.
MARAN: Mantras used to kill somebody. This kind of use of mantra brings instanteous death without any physical ailment or disorder.
PUSHTI KARMA: Mantras used to increase one’s own or another’s wealth, name, fame, goodwill, social status, power, etc. Also known as PAUSTIK.
It is important to not only recognize each one of these karmas, but to also appreciate them as a whole and to appreicate the balance of the ten.