I want to learn and chant some mantras to control my stress,fear and to control my sensual feelings(I am also planning to do meditation to control my stress). From where should I start ? Is it okay if I misspell the mantras ?
In the process of learning the beginner is bound to make mistakes.
Even if one learns from a guru in the gurukulam he is bound to make mistakes.
No one can do correct chanting from the word go. Hence there should not be any guilt about it.
But efforts should be made to minimize the mistakes by careful observation of chanting and pronunciation. One should try not to repeat same mistakes again.
If you are wishing to learn the Vedas and wondering where to learn from then you can see the list of paathashalas here (from page no. 40 onwards) and see which is nearest to your place.
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Mantras are well thought and powerful words compiled by out intellectual ancestors. These words have the power to pull in the positive vibrations from the universe and hence bring us closer to peace and happiness. Mantras are great only if spelled properly. So, practice till you are a perfectionist!
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