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Nelly ConewayWhat is Mantra ?

A scientific way of using a sound current to create a specific state of consciousness.

Why do we chant mantras in Kundalini Yoga?

Chanting mantras, either silently or laud, is a conscious method of controlling and directing the mind. Happiness, sorrow, joy, and regret are vibratory frequencies of the mind. We are creating with every word we speak, with every word we think. When we chant a mantra we are choosing to invoke the positive power contained in these particular syllables. Wheather is for prosperity, peace of mind, increasing intuition, simply by chanting the mantras we are setting vibrations into our motion that shall have an effect. It doesn’t matter if we understand the meaning of the sound or not.

Why Mantras work?

There are 84 meridians points located on the hard palate of the roof of the mouth. The movement of each part of the tongue stimulates these meridian points. The points are like a keyboard input to a computer. The computer is located in the hypothalamus area of the brain. It receives the impulses from the repetition of the patterns of sound in the Shabd. This is translated into instructions that regulate chemical messengers that go to all vital areas of the brain and body. The hypothalamus lies just bellow the thalamus in the middle of the brain. It is connected by blood vessels to the pituitary gland, the master gland of the body. The hypothalamus is known to regulate vital functions like hunger, drinking, body temperature and sleep. It also trigers the regulations of moods, emotional behavior and sexuality. The special patterns of the mantra stimulate the hypothalamus to change the chemistry of the brain. This ajusts the functions of the endocrine system and the metabolism to create a neutral ballanced mind, and to strengthen the immune function. Many positive states of the mind can be created using the Shabd Guru. It can conquer depression, enhance intelligence and intuition, and open the power of compassion.

Frequently used mantras in KY

AAD GURAY NAMEH, JUGAD GURAY NAMEH,  SAT GURAY NAMEH, SIRI GURU DEVAY NAMEH – Mangala Charn Mantra, chanted for protection. It surrounds the 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.” We chant this mantra tree times before we start the engine of the car, for the ultimate protection.

ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO,SARAB SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, NAMO NAMO, KUNDALINI, MATA SHAKTI, MATA SHAKTI, NAMO, NAMO – First 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.”

AP SAHAEE HOA SACHE DA SACHE DHOA, HAR, HAR, HAR – Means “The 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”. Takes away negativity from environment, gives protection and mental balance. Chanted for prosperity.

ARDAS BAHEE, AMAR DAS GURU, AMAR DAS GURU, ARDAS BAHEE, RAM DAS GURU, RAM DAS GURU, RAM DAS GURU, SUCHE SAHE – Guarantees by 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! Brings prosperity and protection. This mantra has one of the highest, most pure vibrations and connects you to the angels, brings more divine beings around you, your home and loved ones.

AKAL, MAHA KAL – Means “Undying, Great Spirit” is a powerful life-giving chant removing fear and relaxing the mind

CHATTR CHAKKR VARTI, CHATTR CHAKKR BHUGATAY, SUUMBHAV SUBHANG SARAB DAA SARAB JUGTAY, DUKAALANG PRANAASEE DAYAALANG SAROOPAY, SADAA UNG SUNGAY ABHANGANG BIBHOOTAY – Removes fears, anxiety, depression, nightmares and phobias, and brings victory. It instills courage and fearlessness into the fiber of a person. It gives control over one’s domain – self-command and self-grace.

EK ONG KAR, SAT GUR PRASAD, SAT GUR PRASAD, EK ONG KAR – 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”. Allways chant with reverance and gratitude.

AKAL MOORT, AJUNI, SAI BHANG, GUR PRASAD, JAP, AD SUCH, JUGAD SUCH, HABHE SUCH, NANAK HOSI BHEE SUCH – 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.”

EK ONG KAR, SAT NAM, SIRI WHAHE GURU – Adi Shakti Mantra, 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 Supreme Wisdom.”

GOBINDE, MUKUNDE, UDARE, APARE, HARING, KARING, NIRNAME, AKAME – 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 GURU WAHE GURU, GURU RAM DAS GURU – calls upon Guru Ram Das in praise of his spiritual guiding light and protective grace. This mantra was give to Yogi Bhajan by Guru Ram Das in his subtle Self. Guru Ram Das was a healer and a saint.

HAR means Creative Infinity, a name of God.

HARA is another form.

HARI is Creation in action.

HARI NAM, SAT NAM, HARI NAM, HARI. HARI NAM, SAT NAM, SAT NAM, HARI – The name of God is the True Name

HUM DUM HAR HAR – This mantra opens the Heart Chakra and means “We the universe, God, God.”

ONG means Creator – the Primal Vibration from which all creativity flows.

ONG NAMO, GURU DEV NAMO – 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”.

ONG SO HUNG is “Creator, I am Thou!”, a heart-opening and empowering mantra.

PRANA, APANA, SUSHUMNA, HARI, 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.

RA MA DA SA, SA SAY SO HUNG – 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.

HAR RE HAR HAR, HAR RE HAR HAR, HAR RE HAR HAR, HAR RUNG – The Lucky Mantra, also called the Antar Naad Mantra. It means “That Infinite Totality is here, everywhere. That creativity of God is here, everywhere.” SA is the Infinite, God.  It connect with the element of ether.  HAR is the manifestation and creativity of God. It connects with the element of Earth.  “UNG” is a sound that projects outward into Infinity (when you chant it press the tip of your tongue against the upper palate to raise the energy to highest centers). This is the base mantra of all mantras. Adversity melts before this mantra. It gives you the capacity of effective communication so your words contain mastery and impact. This mantra helps you conquer the wisdom of the past, present, and future. It brings you peace and prosperity even if it wasn’t in your destiny. This mantra takes away negativity from within oneself awakening the Infinite Creative energy to burn away obstacles to achieving higher consciousness. You will become wiser and peace and prosperity will enter into your field.

SA TA NA MA – The Panj Shabad expressing the five primal sounds of the universe. “S” is Infinity, “T” is Life, “N” means Death or Transformation and “M” is rebirth. (The 5th sound is “A”.) Increases intuition, balances the hemispheres of the brain and creates a destiny for someone when there was none. This mantra describes the continuous cycle of life and creation.

SAT NAM – 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.

SAT 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 Pad Mantra. Brings prosperity and protection.

WAHE GURU – Guru Mantra, the mantra of ecstasy. It is not translatable but chanting it elevates the spirit and increases intuition.

WAHE GURU, WAHE GURU, WAHE GURU, WAHE JEEO – Great beyond description is His Infinity Wisdom.” This is the mantra of ecstasy. The word Jio sends the message directly to the soul. “O, My Soul, God is!” This mantra causes a very subtle rub against the center of the upper palate and stimulates the meridian known in the West as the Christ Meridian Point, and in the East as Sattvica Buddha Bindu. The tongue and the lips correspond to the Sun and the Moon in their movement. Soothe the wounds of life with the infinite bliss this mantra induces.