How to get the results you want from chanting

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As you may know, chanting mantras reduces karma via the chakras by sound. We should not approach japa/chanting with the impatience of the modern age.

If you have a particular goal, choose the mantra that will assist you, write out your intention and put it on your personal altar, then begin chanting it at least 108 repetitions daily for 40 days. If you skip a day, that is a signal of your inner resistance to change. Start again at day one and complete the 40 days, even if you have to do that several times.

Depending on your level of karma in the area of your intention, you may get what you are chanting for in one 40-day sadhana or have to do it more times.

One of my late husband’s students wanted material success in his business. He decided to do a sadhana/discipline of 125,000 repetitions of Lakshmi’s moola mantra. When he did not get prosperity on completion, he did another 125,000 repetitions. He still did not reach his goal. He knew it was his karma, so he did a third 125,000 repetitions and then reported to Namadeva Acharya (Thomas Ashley-Farrand) that he had so much success that he did not know what to do with it all.

To succeed in chanting mantra for any goal we need to have patience and tenacity.

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About Satyabhama Ashley-Farrand

Satyabhama met Satguru Sant Keshavadas in December 1980 at his Temple of Cosmic Religion in Washington, DC. She also met Thomas Ashley-Farrand/Namadeva Acharya (1940-2010) the same evening, and a year and a week later they were married by Satgurus Sant Keshavadas and Rama Mata. Satyabhama studied with Sant Keshavadas and Rama Mata and with Namadeva for the next 3 decades. She became a Vedic priest in her own right in the mid-1980s and worked with Namadeva Acharya in performing and teaching ancient mantra techniques and spiritual practices. In 2008 and 2009, like Namadeva Acharya, she received guru diksha to be a guru from Satguru Rama Mata, Sadguru Sant Keshavadas' widow, to whom he passed the lineage in 1997. When Namadeva Acharya discovered that his death was imminent, he told Satyabhama that he wanted her to continue their mission of teaching the dharma, and he gave her a powerful initiation to enable her to teach his workshops with his spiritual energy. Since then, she has continued to travel and teach and also to manage the Gayatri Temple in Beaverton, Oregon, with the encouragement of Satguru Rama Mata and her family. Satyabhama has a B.A. from New York University and a Law Degree from Southwestern School of Law. Dedicated to serving God through humanity, she is a certified mediator and maintained a private law practice from 1981-2007. Prior to her law practice, Satyabhama worked to further the status of women through her involvement with the National Organization for Women and the National Women's Political Caucus. In 2004, Satyabhama assumed management of Saraswati Publications, LLC and Sanatana Dharma Satsang, Inc., a 501(c)3 religious organization. She is committed to making the world a better place in which Divine Law becomes the law of life.

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