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Mantras for Japa

A devotee of Lord Vishnu should repeat “Om Namo Narayanaya”; a devotee of Lord Siva, “Om Namah… Continue

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How often can you do Mantra Repetition



Have four sittings for Japa daily—early morning, noon, evening and night.

Swami Sivananda

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright…

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Meditation and Japa

Practise meditation also along with Japa. This is Japa-Sahita-Dhyana. Gradually Japa will drop and meditation alone will continue. This is… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Be alert and concentrated

Be vigilant. Keep an alert attention during Japa. Stand up and do the Japa when sleep tries to overpower you.

Swami Sivananda

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to use a Japa Mala

How to use a Japa Mala

Use not the index finger while rolling the beads. Use the thumb, the middle and the ring fingers. When counting of one Mala is over, revert it and come back again. Cross not the Meru. Cover your hand with a towel.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Be alert in Mantra repetition

Pronounce the Mantra distinctly and without mistakes. Do not repeat it too fast or too slow.

Swami Sivananda

 

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963. He was one of the great…

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Repeat a Mantra with feeling

Do not do the Japa in a hurried manner, just as a contractor tries to finish his work in a hurried way. Do it slowly with Bhava, one-pointedness of mind and single-minded devotion.

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From Amrita…

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How to repeat a Mantra

When you repeat the Mantra, have the feeling or mental attitude that the Lord is seated in your heart, that Sattva or purity is flowing from the Lord to your mind, that the… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to practice Mantra repetition, Japa

Get up at   a.m. and do the Japa for two hours. Brahmamuhurtha is most favourable for Japa and meditation. If you cannot take a bath, wash your hands, feet, face and body, and sit for Japa. Face north or east when sitting.… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Three kinds of Mantra repetition

Japa is of three kinds, viz., Manasic Japa, Upamsu Japa or humming, and Vaikhari Japa, loud and audible… Continue

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Practice and realize

The glory of the Name of God cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can certainly be experienced or realised, only through devotion, faith and constant repetition.

Swami Sivananda

 

 

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita.…

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Effects of Mantra repetition

Repetition of Mantra raises vibrations. Vibrations give rise to definite forms. Repetition of Om Namah Sivaya gives rise to the form of Lord Siva in… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What is a Mantra

Mananaat Trayate iti Mantrah: By the Manana, constant thinking or recollection, one is released from the round of birth and death; so it is called Mantra.

Swami Sivananda

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Repeat your Mantra

Name of the Lord is a boat to cross this Samsara. It is a weapon to destroy the mind. The repetition of the Mantra again and again generates great spiritual force and momentum and intensifies the spiritual Samskaras or impressions.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Name of the Lord

Sweeter than all sweet things, more auspicious than all good things, purer than all pure things, is the Name of the Lord.

Swami Sivananda

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj,…

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Power of the Name of God

Every Name is filled with countless powers; just as fire has the natural property of burning things, so also the Name of God has the power of burning the sins and desires.

Swami Sivananda

 

From Amrita Gita by…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Effects of Mantra Repetition

Effects of Mantra Repetition

Japa removes the impurities of the mind, destroys sins and brings the devotee face to face with the Lord.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What is Japa Yoga

Japa is the repetition of any Mantra or Name of the Lord with Bhava and feeling.

Sivananda

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Japa Yoga – repetition of Mantra

In this Iron Age, Japa Yoga is an easy way for attaining God-realisation.

Swami Sivananda

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Do your duty

Practise your Svadhanna, your Varnashrama Dharma unselfishly, without egoism. You will attain purification of heart. Knowledge of Brahman will dawn in your heart.

Swami Sivananda

 

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 11, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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