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Following on from @federica's thread: http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/22003/so-perhaps-your-thoughts, and those who do mantra yoga as part of their practice. I am interested in whether you perform it in the same way you perform sitting meditation. In terms of taking refuge and dedicating merit etc.
The reason I ask this is that I find myself suddenly (mostly mentally) chanting mantras but they just arise, and they go, and whilst I feel I am meditating when doing so, but as they come and go in this way, I sometimes wonder whether I am doing mantra properly - i.e. it's for my personal benefit only?