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It definitely does have difference, it is said that chanting mantras aloud (vachika japa) will take you more time & efforts to attain what you are seeking as compared to mental chanting (mansika japa). Quoting excepts from the book written by Om Swami titled The Ancient Science of Mantras: Wisdom of the Sages: Vigyan Bhairav Tantra states that there are ...


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There is a Shiva Stuti by Deva Guru Brihaspati found in the Skanda Purana: Namo Rudraya, Neelaaya, Bhimaya Paramaatmaney, Kapardiney Sureshaya, Vyomakeshaya vai Namah/ Vrushabhadwajaaya Somaaya Somanathaaya Shambhavey, Digambaraaya Bhargaaya Umaakaanthaya vai Namah, Tapomayaya Bhavyaya Sivasreshthaaya Vishnavey, Vyalapriyaya Vyaalaaya Vyalaanaampathaye ...


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This shloka gives general motivation and support and can be applied to any situation in anybody's life. Bhagavad Gita 6.5: उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् । आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मनः ॥ One should lift up oneself by oneself. One should not let oneself get depressed or defeated - because the self is the friend of oneself and the self is ...


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In the Tantrik scriptures and terminologies, Klim is widely known as the "kAma vija", which is associated primarily with Lord Krishna. On the other hand, Krim, known as the "sharmada vija", is associated exclusively with Goddess KAli. Krim is known as the KAli Vija and Klim the KAma Vija or Krishna Vija. There is a Tantra, called the ...


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Traditionally Mantra is recited and not written down. Likhita Japa is not mentioned in scriptures to my knowledge. But some modern day Gurus/saints do mention about the method's usefulness. So, from scriptures, we can not know which method is the more efficient one. Swami Sivananda, in his book "Japa Yoga - A COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON MANTRA-SASTRA&...


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Like I have said in the comment above that Rome wasn't built in a day! You can't just throw away seeds in the fields and expect to have rich crop, you have to till the soil properly, clear out weeds, level it, add manure etc etc before sowing seeds, even after that you have to take proper care of your crops! Similarly just chanting mantra won't help you ...


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The Aruna Prashna is part of the Taittiriya Aranyaka of the Krishna Yajurveda. From the preface of the book "Essence of Taittiriya Aranyaka": Taittiriya Aranyaka‟ (Part 1) covers 10 chapters of which 6 are Aranyaka proper. The first chapter of Aruna Prashna deals with the daily duties of „shrotriya brahmanas‟; Parashara Smriti aptly details the „...


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It is not possible to gain spiritual knowledge without a guru. Initiation is a must. BRAHMO: "Is spiritual knowledge impossible without a guru?" MASTER: "Satchidananda alone is the Guru. If a man in the form of a guru awakens spiritual consciousness in you, then know for certain that it is God the Absolute who has assumed that human form for ...


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Vedanta Desika discusses in detail about this aShTAkShama mantra in the mUlamantrAdhikara chapter of the Srimad Rahasyatrayasara. In the very first introductory verse, he summarizes the mantra as - tāram pūrvaṃ tadanuhṛdayaṃ tacca nārāyaṇāyeti āmnāyoktam padamavayatāṃ sārtham-ācārya-dattam The bolded portion means that this mantra is to be received from a ...


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There are many prohibitions and restrictions on the recitation of mantras by sudras, women and people without deeksha in various Smritis. But they all date back only to the Middle Ages. There are ancient Sruti pramanas outweighing all these things. For example Shukla Yajurveda Madhyandina Samhita 26.2. The realities of today's Hinduism are such that long ...


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Om ithyagre vyaahareth nama ithi paschath. Narayanasa ethyuparishath. Om ithyekaksharam. Nama ithi dhwe akshare. Narayanayethi Panchaksharani. Ethadwai Narayanasyashtaksharam padam. Yoha vai Narayanasya ashtaksharam pada madhyethi. AAnapabroova sarva mayurethi. Vindathe Prajapathyam rayasposham gowpathyam thatho amruthathwamasruthe thatho amrutha masnutha ...


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Unlike Vedic mantras that cannot be chanted by everyone, the Rishyashringa Shlokam is one that can be chanted by all. It does bring rain, as I have witnessed personally. Jagadguru Pujyashree Shankara Vijayendra Sarasvati Shankaracharya Svami had a hall full of people chant it one hot May Day and it poured after an hour or two. Rishyasringaaya munayay ...


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There are Stotras for both Lord Dakshinamurty and Nataraja. There is the famous Dakshinamurty Stotra authored by Adi Shankaracharya. मौनव्याख्या प्रकटित परब्रह्मतत्त्वं युवानं वर्षिष्ठांते वसद् ऋषिगणैः आवृतं ब्रह्मनिष्ठैः । आचार्येन्द्रं करकलित चिन्मुद्रमानंदमूर्तिं स्वात्मारामं मुदितवदनं दक्षिणामूर्तिमीडे ॥१॥ Mauna-Vyaakhyaa Prakattita Para-Brahma-Tattvam ...


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I think you should say "om bhur bhuva swaha tatsavitur varanyam bhargo devasya demahi dheeyoyo na prachodyat". This should be said 3 times. You should also do gayatri mantra which is very powerful. But this question cannot be answered since it depends on somethings.


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