"Yoga of the Mind", a mantra is a syllable, word or
phrase in one of the sacred languages (like Sanskrit & Ghurmeki)
and sometimes in English, which elevates or modifies consciousness
through its meaning, the sound itself, rhythm, tone, and even
the reflexology of the tongue on the palate.
three languages of consciousness are:
human - things, the world; normal or loud voice
- longing to belong; strong whisper
- infinity; mentally or silently
are two things you can do to make the use of a mantra more powerful,
regardless of how you recite. One is to see the mantra, as if
it is being written as you say it, and the other is to actively
listen to it as you say it, perhaps, in this case, when using
the first two languages.
Some of the most frequently used mantras are given below:
GURAY NAMEH, JUGAD GURAY NAMEH,
GURAY NAMEH, SIRI GURU DEVAY NAMEH
is the Mangala
Charn Mantra, and is chanted for protection. It surroundsthe
magnetic field with protective light, and means "I bow to
the primal Guru (guiding consciousness who takes us to God-Realization),
I bow to wisdom through the ages, I bow to True Wisdom, I bow
to the great, unseen wisdom."
SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO,
SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO,
BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI,
MATA SHAKTI, MATA SHAKTI, NAMO, NAMO.
Shakti Mantra tunes into the frequency of the Divine Mother,
and to primal protective, generating energy. Chanting it eliminates
fears and fulfils desires. Adi Shakti means the "Primal Power,"
Sarab Shakti means "All Power", and Prithum Bhagawati
means "which creates through God."
Great death" is a powerful life-giving chant removing fear
and relaxing the mind.
SAHAEE HOA SACHE DA SACHE DHOA, HAR, HAR, HAR:
Lord Himself has become our protector, the Truest of True has
taken care of us, God, God, God", or "The Lord Himself
is my refuge, true is the support of the True Lord". Chanted
PAYE, AMAR DAS GURU, AMAR DAS GURU,
PAYE, RAM DAS GURU, RAM DAS GURU, RAM DAS GURU,
the grace of Guru Amar Das, who is hope for the hopeless, and
Guru Ram Das, who is King of the Yogis and Bestower of Blessings,
past, present and future, that the prayer will be answered, and
that all one's needs are provided for, signed, sealed and delivered!
HAI, AKASH HAI, GURU RAM DAS HAI.
"earth" and Akash is Ether, and Guru Ram Das is the
venerated 4th Sikh Guru. This is the
1st Sodhung Mantra.
ONG KAR, SAT GUR PRASAD, SAT GUR PRASAD, EK ONG KAR,
is the Magic
Mantra so named for its power and sacredness. It is usually
chanted in reverse (Ek Ong Kar, Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad,
Ek Ong Kar). Many pages are devoted to the explanation of this
mantra and we are warned to chant it in reverence. It means, "There
is one Creator - Truth revealed through Guru's grace".
ONG KAR, SAT NAM, KARTA PURKH, NIRBHAO, NIRVAIR,
MOORT, AJUNI, SAI BHANG, GUR PRASAD, JAP,
SUCH, JUGAD SUCH, HABHE SUCH, NANAK HOSI BHEE SUCH
is the Mul
Mantra, the root of all mantras. It means, "The creator
of all is One. Truth is His Name. He does everything, fearless,
without anger, undying, unborn, self-realized, realized thru Guru's
Grace, Meditate: He was true in the beginning, true thru all the
ages, true even now. Nanak shall ever be true."
ONG KAR, SAT NAM, SIRI WHA (HE) GURU
is the Adi
Shakti Mantra, and it is very powerful for awakening Kundalini
and suspending the mind in bliss. Ek means "One, the essence
of all", Ong is the primal vibration from which all creativity
flows, Kar is "creation", Sat "truth", Nam
"name" Siri "great", Wha "ecstasy,"
and Guru is "wisdom". Taken together it means, "There
is one Creator whose name is Truth. Great is the ecstasy of that
MUKUNDE, UDARE, APARE, HARING, KARING, NIRNAME, AKAME
is the Guru
Gaitri Mantra which means "Sustainer, liberator, enlightener,
infinite, destroyer, creator, nameless, desireless". It brings
stability to the hemispheres of the brain and works on the Heart
Center to develop compassion, patience and tolerance, uniting
one with the Infinite.
GURU WAHE GURU, GURU RAM DAS GURU:
calls upon Guru
Ram Das in praise of his spiritual guiding light and protective
means Creative Infinity, a name of God.
is another form.
is the active form of Creation.
NAM, SAT NAM, HARI NAM, HARI.
NAM, SAT NAM, SAT NAM, HARI.
The name of God
is the True Name.
DUM HAR HAR.
This mantra opens
the Heart Chakra and means "We the universe, God, God."
means Creator - the Primal Vibration from which all creativity
NAMO, GURU DEV NAMO
is the Adi
Mantra that precedes Kundalini Yoga practice, tuning one in
to the higher self. Ong is "Infinite Creative energy in manifestation
and activity". ("Om" or Aum is God absolute and
unmanifested), Namo is "reverent greetings' implying humility,
Guru means "teacher or wisdom", Dev means "Divine
or of God" and Namo reaffirms humility and reverence. In
all it means, "I call upon Divine Wisdom".
is "Creator, I am Thou!", a heart-opening and empowering
APANA, SUSHUMNA. HARI.
HAR, HARI HAR, HARI HAR, HARI.
Prana is the
life force, Apana the eliminating force, and Sushumna is the Central
channel for that force. This helps draw energy up the spine for
healing. Hari and Har are names of God.
HAI, AKASH HAI, GURU RAM DAS HAI.
earth - calling on the venerated Guru Ram Das is very powerful.
MA DA SA, SA SAY SO HUNG
is the Siri
Gaitri Mantra, and is chanted for healing. Ra is the sun,
Ma is the Moon, Da is the earth, and Sa is Infinity. Say is the
totality of Infinity, and So Hung is "I am Thou". "Ra
Ma Da Sa" is the Earth Mantra. and "Sa Say So Hung"
is the Ether Mantra.
TA NA MA
is the Panj
Shabad expressing the five primal sounds of the universe.
"S" is Infinity, "T" is life, "N"
means death and "M" is rebirth. (The 5th sound is "A".)
This is one of the most frequently used mantras in Kundalini Yoga.
is the Seed
Mantra or Bij Mantra and it is the most widely used
in the practice of Kundalini Yoga. Sat means the Truth; Nam means
to call upon, name or identify with. Sat Nam means Truth is my
identity and I call upon the eternal Truth that resides in all
of us. Chanting this mantra awakens the Soul, and more simply
means "really". It is pronounced to rhyme with "But
NARAYAN, WHA HE GURU, HARI NARAYAN, SAT NAM.
Narayan is the
aspect of Infinity that relates to water, and Hari Narayan is
Creative sustenance, which makes the one who chants it intuitively
clear or healing. Sat Narayan is True Sustainer, Wahe Guru, indescribable
Wisdom and Sat Nam, True Identity. This is the ancient Chotay
is the Guru
Mantra, the mantra of ecstasy. It is not translatable but
chanting it elevates the spirit.
GURU, WAHE GURU, WAHE GURU, WAHE JEEO:
of consciousness is my beloved."