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 - purpose, meaning, goalbhāvana - cultivation; imagining, fancying; forming in the mind; to occupy one's imagination with
Commentaries and ReflectionsPaul Harvey:
To realize its purpose,
practice repetition of sacred syllables.