[INDOLOGY] Repetitive recitation of a mantra

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 13:48:10 EST 2020


On Sun, Mar 1, 2020, 7:37 PM Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Mr. Haas,
> As I recall, Robert Yelle's book *Explaining Mantras *includes some
> discussion of repetition. It is possible, too, that some of the articles in
> Alper's Understanding Mantras at least touch upon the topic. Others on the
> list may be able to offer some guidance to relevant sections in the
> writings of Frits Staal and others who have worked on Vedic recitation and
> related ritual theory.
> good luck,
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études, émérite
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
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> Dominik Haas via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
> *Sent:* Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:21 AM
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> *Subject:* [INDOLOGY] Repetitive recitation of a mantra
> Dear colleagues,
> in my exploration of the history of the Gāyatrī mantra, I naturally have
> to deal with the practice of *repetitive recitation** of a mantra*. I
> would like to collect as much literature as possible about the origins and
> the development of this specific practice in South Asian religions (of
> course there's a lot about japa and mantras in general, and repeated
> recitation is ubiquitous, but I am looking for more focused studies).
> Serious studies about the psychological effects of repeating a single text
> would also be interesting.
> Any references (and/or PDFs) would be very welcome, on or off-list!
> Best regards,
> Dominik A. Haas
> __________________
> *Dominik A. Haas, BA MA*
> PhD Candidate, University of Vienna
> Dissertation proposal: doi.org/10.25365/phaidra.103
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