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    The evolution of the rosary

    The rosary, known also as Japamālā, is a mnemonic aid used primarly in the religious practice of prayer and incantantions chantings as well as in the repetition of names and attributes of deities, used by devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and by some Jews. Although nowadays the rosary is mainly made of seeds, jems or wood, in ancient times it was just a combination of knots, a sort of abacus to support human memory. A custom, not so far…

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    Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

    Pali text below English translation Thus have I heard: Once when the Blessed One was staying in the deer sanctuary at Isipatana, near Benares, he spoke to the group of five…

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    Practitioners of Sak Yan, not only monks

    Few people believe that Thais have the lock on Sak Yans, others that monks have the prerogative of this practice. The facts are actually quite different. First of all we have to…

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    Introduction to Yan of thailand

    Yantras have become increasingly common in the West among those interested in the occult and religious practices of India and Southeast Asia. Yantra is a Sanskrit (Sk) word meaning, “A tool…

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    Reusi

    Interview with a Reusi

    In this past year I have been graced with the friendship and guidance of Tevijjo Yogi, and was recently invited to interview him about the Reusi of Thailand. Tevijjo Yogi, wears long…

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    F.A.Q. about Sak Yan

    The following informations are the result of my experience as pratictioner of this tradition and are linked to the lineage I belong to. For this reasons they, by no means, want…

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