(The Aquarian Teacher, pp. 413-414 & KRI Pilot Manual, pp. 413-414)
Posture: Sit in easy pose with light neck lock (Jalandhar Bandh).
Focus: Focus your eyes at the tip of the nose.
Breath: Chant the entire mantra 3-5 times on one breath. Keep the number of repetitions per breath constant. The sound “dayv” is chanted a minor third higher than the other sounds. The sound of “dayvaa” carries slightly on the “aa” sound.
Mantra: Ong Namo, Guroo Dayv Namo, Guroo Dayv Namo, Guru Dayvaa.
Mudra: Bring both palms in front of the Heart Center facing upward. Touch the sides of the palms along the little fingers and sides of the hands, as if you will receive something in them. Form Gyan Mudra in each hand.
Time: Continue for 11-31 minutes for a powerful meditation and guidance. Yogi Bhajan did not restrict longer periods of practice.
End: Inhale, hold briefly, exhale and relax.
Comments: To center before a set of Kundalini Yoga we chant the Adi Mantra at least three times. “Adi” means the first or primal; “mantra” is the creative projection of the mind through sound. This mantra is the first creative action. It centers you into your higher self.
When you need a spiritual linkage and guidance then you use another form of the Adi Mantra, the “Complete Adi Mantra for Individual Meditation.” The complete individual form of the mantra immerses you in awareness and guidance for your personal situation. It establishes a guiding beam between you in your immediate state and your higher consciousness that is true through all states. It is very useful if you are entering Shakti Pad in Kundalini Yoga. It is also excellent as a means to gain perspective and direction.
Yogi Bhajan explained this when he said, “Use this mantra in its complete form anytime you have a lack of faith or any similar thing. Many of you will enter Shakti Pad, or you are in it, this mantra will help. With the grace of Guru Ram Das, when this mantra is chanted 5 times on one breath, the total spiritual knowledge of all teachers who have ever existed or who will ever exist on this Earth, is located in that person.”
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