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mantra  Term Image (mantra) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
Alternate Spellings: mantram
Short Description: literally, "instrument of thought"
Long Description: literally, "instrument of thought"; a word or phrase of divine origin, often including a Name of God, repeated by those initiated into its proper use as a means of salvation or liberation; see japa.
Source(s): The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity, by Frithjof Schuon, edited by Dr. James S. Cutsinger
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms