Japa is a way of meditating by repeating a mantra, sacred word(s), or the name of a deity. Mala beads are often used to facilitate this meditation ensuring that the repetition is done at least 108 times. This practice was favored by Swami Sivananda who said Japa “is spiritual food for the hungry soul. Japa is the rod in the hand of the blind aspirant to plod on the road to Realization. Japa is the philosopher’s stone or divine elixir which makes one God like. Practice of Japa alone can give eternal peace, bliss, immortality.”
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