On the Street Meditation
by Mark Chmiel
The swami told me to make japam while I walked and to give everybody I met on a street a mental blessing. You weren’t to think of yourself with a feeling of superiority, as a holy man blessing worldlings; you were simply saluting the Atman within each fellow human being.
— Christopher Isherwood, My Guru and His Disciple
Japam=repetition of the mantra