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Mantra
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Alternative Termsmantras, holy formula, holy formulas, sacred formula, sacred formulas, holy phrase, holy phrases, sacred phrase, sacred phrases, holy sound, holy sounds, sacred sounds, sacred sounds, holy syllable, sacred syllable, holy syllables, sacred syllables
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A sacred sound, syllable, word or phrase that is believed to produce spiritual change if recited correctly. A mantra can be recited aloud or silently, and is often repeated. Mantras are closely associated with religions that originated in India, such as Hinduism and Buddhism as well as Jainism. The chief Jain mantra is the Namaskāra-mantra, which is recited daily, while another mantra very popular in Indian culture generally is Auṃ.

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