Meaning and Type of japa 2

 

6      Acala Japa: In this kind of japa the determination of the sadhaka is of predominant importance. One begins this japa with a pledge like – he will not change the posture (sitting or standing) until a fixed, sufficiently large, number of japas of the specified mantra are completed …… The resolution is followed consistently every day for a long period of time till that becomes a habit. These types of japas substantially enhance the willpower, courage and mental stability of the sadhakas.

6      Acala japa: In this kind of japa the determination of the sadhaka is of predominant importance. One begins this japa with a pledge like – he will not change the posture (sitting or standing) until a fixed, sufficiently large number of japas of the specified mantras are completed….. The resolution is followed consistently everyday for a long period of time till that becomes a habit. These types of japas substantially enhance the willpower, courage and mental stability of the sadhakas.

7      Cala Japa: This name corresponds to the japa (of a specified mantra) that could be performed anywhere at any time as per the suitability of the sadhaka. this japa should be performed every time whenever the mind is free or not occupied in any scrupulous work…….. This japa helps prevent the diversion of mind towards unnecessary thoughts and controls its fickle nature and thereby sharpens the sadhaka’s mental concentration. As the mind is naturally engaged in recalling thy name during the japa of any mantra, it is automatically trained and tuned to receive the sacred thought waves…….. This type of japa is the easiest and should be practiced by each one of us.

8      Vacika japa: In this kind of japa, the mantras are recited in such a manner that they could be easily audible to the other people in closed vicinity. Lord Manu has described this japa as ten times more effective than the vidhi yajna. This is a simple and elementary kind of japa. This japa is often advised for the beginners because, it is easier for them to concentrate the mind while they utter the given mantra loudly

The Vacika japa is also performed – under certain disciplines of rhythmic enunciation, consistency of amplitude and pitch etc – as an exercise in some Sabda Yogas to train the vani (voice and its subtler reflections) for specific purposes. It is also endeavored to awaken the varna bija (the latent power of consciousness) in the sat cakras.

9      Upansu Japa: According to the descriptioins in Manu Smrati (2/85), this type of japa is the one in which the enunciation of the mantras is carried out in such a way that the movements of the lips of the Sadhaka may be seen but his voice would not be audible. Lord Manu has cited the importance of this japa to be hundred times greater than the vidhi yajna. The Sadhana (disciplined practice with faith and serenity) of the upansu japa makes one introvert and helps in the realization of the subtle body.

10    Bhramar japa: The speciality of this japa is that the selected mantra is enunciated by humming in the style of a bhramar (large humming bee) ….. The lips and ears are kept closed, even the tongue need not move. This japa is performed only with the help of the prana vayu inhalted by breathing.

The above kind of japa is an important part of the initial practices of the Nada Yoga. This japa also helps attain yogika tantric (a state of trance) and a gentle activation of the sat cakras. In the successful state of this japa Sadhana, the sadhaka can see (feel) the presence of a unique divine light inside the body. Trenchant rise in his intelligence and the power of prudent discretion……, etc, are mere offshoots of this success.

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