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Can repetitive chanting of OM mantra be considered a spiritual activity, enough for transmuting that corresponding part of semen.?

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1. The chanting bears fruit when performed with a mind focused on the Omkara alone as representing the ultimate reality, free from all other thoughts. Mere mechanical repetition does not suffice in most cases. Such a thought free mind is attainable only further to 'Pranayama' in the case of most people. Hence the need for all the Anga-s of Yoga.

2. Upon attaining to such a state, one soon goes into silence in the state of the self. The Atman is  silence.

Therefore, chanting of OM can be taken up as a supporting activity to the other suggested practices.

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(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)  


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