[Advaita-l] Sadhana?

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 26 12:24:32 CDT 2015

For an advaitin the Mahavakyas are the mantras.
Regards,Sunil KB 

     On Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:24 AM, Boris Nikiforov via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:


I have a question on sadhana (the regular spiritual practice) for advaitins.

Back in 1990s, I spent two years in Hare Krsna movement (ISKCON). We
chanted 16 rounds of japa daily, we followed so called "4 regulative
principles" (no meat, no alcohol etc.), and studied some books like
"Bhagavad Gita."

These days I have a great interest in Advaita, especially Shankaracarya's
teaching and I read regularly some books in English (Shankara's bhashyas,
translation of Brahma Sutras by Swami Sivananda, translation of Upainshads
by Swami Nikhilananda) but I would like to have some sadhana too like japa.
What is the common traditional sadhana which can be adopted by a white
married middle aged man like me? I love to do some japa regularly but I
don't know a mantra I can chant without diksha. Back in ISKCON, I would
chant "Hare Krsna mantra." Are there any other mantras I could chant
without a diksha? Some years ago, one of the senior members of Advaita-List
kindly explained me that Advaita means a world view. I do my best to
understand Advaita world view studying books but this question is about

I would be thankful for any recommendations.

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