"Yoga of the Mind"
Man = Mind
A mantra is a syllable, word or phrase in one of the sacred languages (like Sanskrit & Gurumukhi) and sometimes in English, which elevates or modifies consciousness through its vibration, the sound itself, rhythm, tone, and even the reflexology of the tongue on the palate.There 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, be present with it , try to not let your mind drift, Bring your mind back as many times as it might take, in-order to stay with the mantra. The other is to actively listen to it as you say it. Listen deeply in the conch of your throat (center).Listen to your own voice. By listening to your sweet sound you bring on a deep healing effect. Some of the most frequently used mantras are given below:
Aad Guray Nameh jugaad guray Nameh Sat Guray Nameh Siree Guroo Dayv-ay Nameh
This is the Mangala Charn Mantra, and is 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."
Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti , Adi shakti, Namo Namo,Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo ,Prithum Bhagawati, Prithhum Bhagawai, Prithum Bhagawati, Namo namo ,Kundalini, Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo, Namo. The 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.
Akal, Maha: Kal means "Undying, Great death" is a powerful life-giving chant removing fear and relaxing the mind.
Aap Sahee Hoa Sahee 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". Chanted for prosperity.
Aradas Paye, Amar Das Guru, Amar Das Guru ,Aradas Paye, Ram Das Guru, Ram Das Guru, Ram Das Guru ,Suche Sahe: Guru Amar Das, who is hope for the hopeless, and Guru Ram Das, who is King of the Yogis and provider of Blessings, past, present and future. The prayer will be answered, and that all one's needs are provided for, signed, sealed and delivered!
Dharti Hai, Akash Hai Guru das Ram Das Hai.
Dharti means "earth" and Akash is Ether, and Guru Ram Das is the 4th Sikh Guru. Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad, Ek Ong Kar, is the Magic Mantra so power and sacred. It is usually chanted in reverse. This mantra will aid in removing negativity. 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".
Ek Ong Kar, Sat Nam, Karta Purkh, Nirbhao, Nirvair ,Akal Moort, Ajuni, Sia Bhang, Gur Prasad, Jap, Ad Such, Jugad Such, Hahbee Such, Nanank Hose 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.
"Ek Ong Kar, Sat Nam, Siri Wha he Guru"
This 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". 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
This is the Guru Gaitri Mantra which means "Sustainer, liberator, enlightener, infinite, destroyer, creator, nameless, desire-less". 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. Works on clearing the subconscious mind.
Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru
Calls upon Guru Ram Das in praise of his spiritual guiding light and protective grace.
Har means Creative Infinity, a name of God. Hara is another form. Hari is the active form of Creation.
Hum Dum Har Har .This mantra opens the Heart Chakra and means "We the universe, God, God." creativity flows.
Ong Namo, Guru Dev Namo This 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 un-manifested), 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, Sushmana. 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 this 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.
SA TA NA MA This is the Panj Shabad expressing the five primal sounds of the universe. "Sa" is Infinity, "Ta" is life, "Na" means death and "Ma" is rebirth. This is one of the most frequently used mantras in Kundalini Yoga.
Sat Nam This 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 within
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.
Wahe Guru This is the Guru Mantra, the mantra of ecstasy. It is not translatable but chanting it elevates the spirit.
Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Jio:"The ecstasy of consciousness is my beloved."