IMPORTANT: Participants must begin each
session by 'Tuning In', i.e., chanting the Adi Mantra, ONNNNG ... NAMO ... GURU ... DEV ... NAMO, three to five times, with hands
in Prayer Pose, thumbs against the sternum. See OM
vs. ONG for additional and more specific details.
Do not just sing this mantra. Consciously chant the words in such
a way that your cranium resonates as if you are striking a gong.
The meaning of the Word-Sound is not what is important.
It is the effect of the Word-Sound that matters. -- Hari Singh Khalsa
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PROTECTION
Sensory Human vibrates the Cosmos.* It is through sound that
this cosmic vibration happens. The highest sounds are cosmic
frequencies known as Mantras or Naad Yoga. These sounds have
a penetrating power.
meditation below is an experience of the six "unchangeable
sounds" -- Har, Hare, Haree, Whahe Guru** They affect
the six directions: east, west, north, south, up, and down.
In Yogi Bhajan’s words, "The mantra Har, Hare,
Haree, Whahe Guru has six sounds. Don’t take it only
as a mantra -- these six sounds are unchangeable sounds. What
surrounds you is six: The four directions, up and down. Meditate
on these six in this way, and they will cover you."
in Easy Pose, i.e., legs crossed, spine straight. Touch the
tip of the thumb to the tip of the Jupiter finger (index finger).
The other fingers are relaxed. With your hands in this mudra,
close your eyes, and move your arms in the following sequence.
Chant using the tip of your tongue.
thinking pattern is based on what you normally speak. If
you speak the word of God, your thinking patterns will become
divine. The nerves create the patterns of the brain function
by the movements of the tongue. -- Yogi
your arms out to the sides with the palms facing forward.
Keep your elbows straight. Chant - Har.
bringing your hands near your shoulders, move your hands directly
in front of you with your palms down, elbows by your sides,
and your forearms pointing straight out in front of your body.
Chant - Hare (Haray).
your hands up by your shoulders, palms facing away. Chant
stretch your arms out to the sides with the palms facing forward,
as in 1 above. Chant - Wha.
as in 2, bring your hands directly in front of you, elbows
by your sides, and your forearms pointing straight out in
front of your body, palms down. Chant - He (Hay).
Again, bring your hands up near your shoulders,
as in 3. Chant - Guru (Guroo). Continue this sequence for
finish: Inhale, hold the breath for 10 seconds, keep your arms
in 6 position, and squeeze your rib cage as you stretch your
spine upward. Exhale. Repeat this sequence two more times.
Sit in easy pose.
(Or sit on chair with feet flat on floor.)
Mudra: Bend the arms and bring the elbows against the side of the
rib cage. The palms of the hands are parallel and face the sky (see
photo of Snatam Kaur above). The elbows are snug at your sides with
the forearms in close to your upper arms. The hands are at a 60
degree angle, halfway between pointing forward and pointing to the
sides. See More on Mudras.
Focus: Eyes are closed and focused at the third-eye point.
Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung. The mantra should be sung in
one complete exhalation. As you chant the first Sa, your navel point
is pulled in so that this syllable is abbreviated. You should also
pull your navel point in as you chant Hung. Hung should be vibrated
at the root of the nose. The rest of the syllables are drawn out
in a strong, powerful chant. Strive to keep your chant at full volume
(loud but not raucous) throughout the meditation.
Ra = sun energy
Ma = moon energy
Da = earth energy
Sa = infinity, universal energy
Say = the personal embodiment of Sa
So = the personal sense of merger with Sa
Hung = the Infinite, vibrating and real
Meaning = “I am Thou." It can also
mean, "the service of God is within me.“
Time: 11 minutes.
Finish: Inhale deeply, hold your breath and visualize the person you
want to send healing to (it can be yourself). Make that image in
your mind very clear and see a glowing green light around the person.
Keeping that person in your mind, exhale. Inhale deeply, hold your
breath and continue to send the person healing green light. Still
keeping that vision in your mind, exhale. For the last time, inhale
deeply, hold your breath and see the person very clearly, see the
green healing light bathing the person, bathing every cell in the
body. Exhale and relax. Note: You may choose to relax while sitting in Samadhi or Yoga mudra for a few minutes.
Samadhi or Yoga mudra with right hand
on top of left hand, thumb-tips touching.
Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation
Meditation to improve brain function
and stop Alzheimer's Disease. Note: This specific meditation
has been shown to halt the
disease and-or improve the condition of Alzheimer's patients. See
Posture: Sit straight in easy pose as shown or in a chair. Meditate
at the brow point (third eye) and produce the five primal
sounds: (A) Sa, Ta, Na, Ma.
Sanskrit sounds, Sa, Ta, Na, Ma, translated respectively, are
birth, life, death, rebirth.
"Sa" touch the first finger, index finger, (Jupiter
finger) with the thumb tip.
On "Ta" touch the middle finger (Saturn finger)
with the thumb tip.
On "Na" touch the ring finger (Sun finger) with
the thumb tip.
On "Ma" touch the pinky (Mercury finger) with the
Eyes: Eyes are closed and focused at the brow point.
Time: Continue chanting, Sa Ta Na Ma, for a total of 18 or
30 minutes as follows.
out loud for 3 or 5 minutes
Chant in a whisper for 3 or 5 minutes
Chant mentally in silence for 6 or 10 mintues
Chant in a whisper for 3 or 5 minute
Chant out loud for 3 or 5 minutes
End: Inhale deeply. Stretch the hands up as far as possible
and spread them wide. Stretch the spine and take several deep
breaths. Relax at least 1 minute.
Comments: The connotation of the word “kriya”
is an action or series of actions that completes a process
and has a predictable outcome. By practicing Kirtan Kriya,
we can begin to understand the cycle of creation. From the
Infinite comes life, from life comes death or change. From
death or change comes the re-birth of consciousness to the
joy of the Infinite through which compassion leads back to
there comes a moment in your life when nothing works, if all
shelter and hope is gone, when enemies overcome you and friends
have left, do this meditation. The sound current has an Infinite
power. It is the only power that is given to the human to
excel. Vaak Siddhi** is the perfection of the sound projection.
Guru Nanak explained it: ‘Through the mouth you utter
a sound current, to which God listens with love.'
you talk is not a sound current. The sound current is that
which you create with the organic matter of your body where
you use your pranas. That has a projective power." -- Yogi
reprinted with permission from Reaching Me in Me, Kundalini
Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
The harmonious systematic Universe
** Phoenetically: Har, Haray, Haree, Wha-hay Guroo
* Chhe is the Gurmukhi word for "six"
** Vaak Siddhi is a spiritual power that makes what you say
THE GUIDING SOUND OF WISDOM
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NAAM, THE WORD
When Yogi Bhajan taught about the unique classes of languages, he
called them phonetic languages where the sounds of the syllables impart
meaning by the way they resonate with the archetypal human psyche. He
described Gurmukhi, Sanskrit and French as three such languages. In the
16th century, the second Sikh guru, Guru Angad, created the Gurmukhi
alphabet to phonetically represent many, if not all, languages.
"Guru Angad, the second Sikh Master, invented the Gurmukhi script. Guru Nanak named Guru Angad to succeed him as the Guru for the Sikhs in 1539. Gurmukhi means "from the mouth of the Guru." The Gurmukhi script accomplished something very special. It allowed people to be able to read and pronounce the songs written by Guru Nanak. Up until that point in history, the dialect spoken by Guru Nanak and his contemporaries had no written equivalent. Written languages were reserved for the powerful, the wealthy, and the high-castes. There was no writing or reading based on the common language.
THE GURMUKHI ALPHABET
"The meaning of the Word-Sound is not what is important.
It is the effect of the Word-Sound that matters." -- Hari Singh Khalsa
Gurmukhi was developed to be a very precise phonetic language. By learning to pronounce Gurmukhi, people could not only learn to read and pronounce the songs written by Guru Nanak; they could also learn how to pronounce the songs that Guru Nanak had preserved during his life from other masters and sages, even if those songs were in a completely different language. The purpose of Gurmukhi was not to simply represent the common language of the time, but to allow people to read and sing sacred songs in other languages as well.
Why did this phonetic language develop? And what does it have to do with the Shabad Guru – the Guiding Sound of Wisdom?
Being awakened or enlightened is not simply a mental state. It is a physiological state as well.How we breathe, how the glands secrete, how the nervous system is operating—all of this changes based on what we speak, what we hear, and what we perceive. When Guru Nanak sang his songs, the words he brought forth had a two-fold effect. On the level of language, they imparted a certain philosophical meaning of how to see the world. But in the science of Naad (sound), the songs have the ability to change the physiology of a person and bring them to a more heightened state of consciousness.
IMPORTANT: The invention of Gurmukhi was key to opening the doors of the Shabad Guru to all people. Through learning this very simple, precise method of pronunciation, and by repeating the words of the sages, you begin to induce in yourself the same state of consciousness that they were in when they sang the songs. It begins to create the same changes in the physiology. It opens the door to higher awareness. And all that is required is your breath and voice imitating and repeating those sounds.
This is the essence of the Shabad Guru. It is between you and you. There is no one else involved. It only requires your breath reciting this sacred poetry. By this practice, there is a process you undergo within your own ego and identity to transform your awareness to live at these heights." -- Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa
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or nutritional supplements and before dieting, fasting or exercising.
None of these activities are herein presented as substitutes
for competent medical treatment.