Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 28

तज्जपः तदर्थभावनम् ॥२८॥

tat-japaḥ tat-artha-bhāvanam ||28||

That repetition is for cultivation of its purpose.

tat - that, thisjapa - repetitionartha - purposebhāvana - cultivation

Commentaries and Reflections

Paul Harvey:

To realize its purpose,
practice repetition of sacred syllables.

Bhakti Dhyānam uses Japa to build a bridge,
over the fear bringing streams of the mind.”

Inspirational Quote

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” Dr Norman Vincent Peale