Hello Robert, do you think there is any value in mantras such as "Om Madi Padme hum". It's said that certain sounds have certain effects and therefore a "phonetic equation" can be used to get specific effects such as invoking higher conciousness, eliminating ego and all kinds of thing even activating chakras. I know you say that mantras are vastly inferior to NEW for certain things, but do you put any stock in such mantras for other things? Do they have any real value?