Our minds are often busy, bent to the whim of ongoing daily activities, the past or the future. It if not often that we live in the present, facing the actual.
Japa is a spiritual practice that involves the conscious deliberate repetition of a meaningful word or sentence — a mantra.
It invokes the blessing, protection and grace of the universal power, of the all knowing, all power conscious being.
When Japa is done with devotion and trust it neutralizes unpleasant situations and creates new healthy ways of mind and thinking.
Japa helps us to become the master of our mind, thoughts and emotion. Yet it is important that it is practiced with guidance and the initial steps of meditation have to be followed before directing the mind into Japa.