Mantra

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short sacred sentence made of phonemes, a mantra is recited, it is a sound and rhythmic formula based on the repetition of sounds. Often repeated many many times, either uttered internally or externally. For instance : Oṃ Namaḥ Śivāya. The etymology means “tool of the mind”Mantra(s) are often excerpts from ancient sacred texts; they serve as a support for meditation. Swami Ramdas (1884 – 1963) is one of the spiritual masters who used the mantra : OM SRI RAM JAI RAM JAI JAI RAM”.

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