Considering the greatness of this mantra, a Guru prepares anyone who is interested in getting initiated with Ashtakshari Mahamantra. This preparation is five-fold, pancha samskaras.
Samyak kriyathe: ithi samskaraha
[an act that prepares one for a good outcome is called a samskara]
The pre samskaras and post samskaras of mantra initiation process attained by a person from a guru will qualify him/her to lead life as a service to God (the sole saviour). Otherwise, the life will lead by us will be no different to any other being such as an animal who lives to eat, recreate and excrete!
Unfortunately, most of us are not able to keep up our life standards in accordance with such knowledge. Our karma (actions) has a ripple effect on nature. Badarinath was more beautiful in the past than now, the greenery on mountains and the volume of water in the falls has depleted. And we are all responsible for it. Let’s lead a life that keeps our nature happy!