Mantra and Meditation: A Talk By Prabha Duneja

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Hindu scholar and teacher Prabha Duneja recently spoke at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on “Meditation and Mantra.” She has a gift for expressing Hinduism’s complexities in a direct, accessible style. Here are 14 pearls from Prabha’s talk.


1.  Mantra meditation creates a connection with the Source. In mantra japam, whisper the mantra, one repetition for each bead. Then continue silent japam with sealed lips. As the silent japam becomes stronger, one becomes aligned with the Source of All.

2.  Mantra is the word that liberates the mind and leads to the silence of the soul. The power of mantra is released by constant devoted practice.

3.  Mantra and meditation are two sides of the same coin.

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