“Writing the mantra with full concentration is one hundred times more beneficial and powerful than Japa chanting.” – Vaishnava Tantra.
Likhita Japa (or mantra writing) is a very effective practice for integrating our personality. It is one of the most powerful methods of sadhana because so many of your senses are engaged simultaneously in this spiritual practice.
The eyes, the mind, the fingers and the hands all combine and cooperate together to create a highly concentrated type of meditation. This practice is deceptively simple, yet amazingly powerful.
The Sanskrit word “Likhita” literally translates as “writing, document, or handwriting” and the Sanskrit word ”Japa” literally translates as ”to repeat a specific word many times by writing, chanting aloud or in your mind at a consistent amplitude and frequency.”
Likhita Japa has many benefits, but mainly it
Before starting this practice, the face, hands, and feet should be washed. Furthermore, effort should be made to keep the mind pure during the practice. Drive out all worldly thoughts while practicing Likhita Japa.
In mantra writing, the meditator repeats the mantra internally while writing it on paper.
Start repeating the mantra in your mind while writing it in the notebook. Sit quietly for a few minutes when you have finished your practice. Meditate on the meaning of the mantra.
The whole mantra should be written at once in continuity. Do not break the mantra during the practice in the middle when you come to the end of the line. Write the mantra clearly in ink.
The pen and copy used in this practice are commonly considered sacred and kept in an appropriate place.
When you select a mantra, try to stick to it.