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Fundamental Facts about the Mantra #42
Before one receives the sacred mantra from a spiritual preceptor, and begins to use it in daily spiritual practice, a whole host of profound facts must be studied and understood. The inclusion of this oft neglected element in the practice of japa invests the mantra with its full power, and renders it effective, and fast acting. Mantra can then perform its duty of purifying the mind of karmas, false superimpositions, and samskaras (latent mental impressions).