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Practice Japa

We often hear and speak of yoga, bhakti and dhyana as ways of experiencing spirituality. One topic often ignored is that of japa - or nam smaran in which one chants a mantra (often one of the names of God) repeatedly. Usually it is chanted 108 times - though there is no compulsion.

Common mantras which are chanted include:

1. OM Namah Shivaya

2. OM Ganeshaya Namah

3. OM Namo Narayane

4. OM Shanti … Shanti … Shanti ..

5. OM

I have started practicing this, and I think it is quite worthwhile.. A rather calming experience. It can be done anywhere, by anyone. One way of counting to 108 is using your fingers.

I think theoretically one may use any mantra that resonates with their belief. For me, it is Om Namah Shivaya. Though I believe to have a successful experience, one must do japa regularly and really feel the mantra flowing through their consciousness.

Jai Shankar!!

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