Powerful Mantra Meditation Writing or Likhita Japa is a relatively easy yet lesser known meditation technique and devotional practice for spiritual, mental and emotional wellness. It is tremendously valuable for increasing concentration and depression free life.
“Writing the mantra with full concentration is one hundred times more beneficial and powerful than Japa chanting.” – Vaishnava Tantra.
My grandmother first told me about this sacred practice. Sitting in a Lotus position, she would use a red pen to write divine mantras on her brown journal everyday. She taught us the value of this transformational ancient Hindu practice that involves many parts of a person’s body-mind while chanting and writing a mantra. It is interesting how eyes follow sacred words, hands are used to write it down, the mouth recites the pure sounds, ears enjoy, and the mind gets connected to the divine flow of energy.
After filling all the pages of the brown journal, she would offer it to some temple in a holy place in India. Once, she asked me to take few of her journals to Hrishikesh for the offering and I felt privileged to do that. She lived a stress free life for more than a century.
This age-old practice is great for developing great concentration and ensures holistic well-being!
The Method of Likhita Japa – Likhita Japa is easy to practice and has a far better impact than any other technique. Alternatively, you can use the journal to write positive thoughts in any language and make that your mantra!
Step 1: Choose a particular time of a day and be consistent.
Step 2: Purify yourself by washing your hands and feet.
Step 3: Sit comfortably with the spine straight and carefully choose a particular mantra based on your intent or just write the name of your ishtdeva (God) or a positive thought in your own language.
Step 4: You can use different colored pens for writing to make it interesting.
Step 5: Chant gently while you write.
Step 6: You can write as many times as you want (108, 27, 21, or 11 is considered auspicious).
Step 7: Sit quietly for a moment after finishing, reflecting on the mantra. Be grateful for this divine opportunity.
Step 8: Keep the journal and pen in an appropriate place.
Step 9: You can choose to offer the journal to a place of worship after filling all the pages.
The memories of my grandma’s journal prompted me to create one Likhita Japa or Mantra Meditation Journal. So, if you wish you can buy my journal from Amazon .