Category Archives: Japa Yoga

Q & A with Swami Satchidananda: Mantra Japa

Q & A with Swami Satchidananda: Mantra Japa

Question: What is the secret of mantra japa (mentally repeating a mantra continuously)? I can keep my attention on if for a short time and then I forget all about it!

Swami Satchidananda: First, you have to constantly and … Full Story

Japa Yoga

Japa Yoga

x0938The goal of all spiritual paths is the same—to realize the Universal Spirit. This Spirit, which is referred to by various names, is all-pervading. Essentially, we are that Spirit. Yet, we do not experience it because of the limitations of … Full Story

Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation

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I am often asked, “What should I meditate upon?” The simplest thing is to repeat a mantra (a mystic sound). It is a very sound method. It is really simple, but at the same time, very powerful. It could be … Full Story

Meditation

Meditation

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Meditation starts with concentration. Meditation actually begins when the mind is well-focused and it learns to become totally still. When the mind becomes completely still it seems to be losing itself. That is what you call transcending the mental state. … Full Story

Mantra Japa: One Practice Is All You Need

Mantra Japa: One Practice Is All You Need

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In the Yoga Sutras, Sri Patanjali Maharishi lists nine obstacles, which cover a range of physical, mental, and spiritual problems. They are: disease, dullness, doubt, carelessness, laziness, sensuality, false perception, failure to reach firm ground, and slipping from the … Full Story

Questions & Answers on Mantra and Meditation

Questions & Answers on Mantra and Meditation

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Question: What is the difference between meditating on something like a mantra and meditating on nothing at all, that is, on no particular mantra, thought or phrase? Will there be different results?

Swami Satchidananda: No. But you have to … Full Story