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Japa

Japa

Japa

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Item Code: IHL546
Author: Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Publisher: Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust
Language: English
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 9788190605991
Pages: 32
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 4.0 inch
weight of the book is 10 gm
Back of the Book

“There is space between the role and the person. But it is not spatial. Role playing without losing self-awareness is possible through sadhana backed by knowledge. Japa is the sadhana.”

 

About the book

Japa is the repetition of a word or short sentence during meditation. The letter ja stands for that which puts an end to the cycle of birth and death and the letter pa stands for that which removes or destroys all impurities and obstructions. Therefore, japa is an indirect means for liberation, moksa. By destroying the varieties of obstructions to knowledge, japa paves the way for liberation. Japa, then, is more than a mere discipline or technique.

These two talks will give one an understanding of the nature and logic of japa and the way it works. With this understanding one would be able to do japa with conviction and handle it properly.

 

Contents

 

  Talk 1  
  Meaning of japa 7
  Unpredictability of thoughts 7
  Pattern of thinking 8
  Learning about the mind 10
  Japa as a technique 11
  Interval between thoughts 12
  Peace in the mind 13
  Restlessness requires a build-up 14
  Beginning of thoughts 15
  Occupation for the mind 16
  Mind as a dance 17
  Nature of thought and silence 18
  I am silence 19
  Japa helps to nip a thought in its bud 19
  Chant and the interval 21
  Talk 2 22
  Sound as a technique 23
  Gayatri mantra 25
  A meaningful chant 26

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