Have you heard about the word “Japa”?
Japa in sanskrit means “continuous repetition of the name of God”…. it means to repeat the same mantra consciously again and again and again. At some point you become one with the mantra. At this point you become one with God.
Japa is an ancient and amazing spiritual technique. It is practiced in all religions and its benefits are numerous: repetition of mantras help to calm the mind and fill it with positivity. Not only does it work on that level, but it is also said to burn karma and strengthen our inner connection with the Divine.
Last week we spoke about the Maha Mantra “Om Namo Narayanaya“. Because of this for this week we would like to invite you to try something special. Get a mala (better a new mala; for each mantra you want to do japa, use a different mala), light a candle, sit quietly in a place free from distractions and recite any mantra for as long as you feel. Notice if you have any sensations after doing this practice. did anything change? Could you see a difference in your internal state?
If you’d like share your feedback with us! We would be overjoyed to hear your experiences! For us doing japa has become an important part of our lives, almost as important as mantra singing! We encourage you to bring it into your daily life and experience this special and ancient technique.
With love Vichitra and Demetrios.
* Photo by Bhakti Marga