If you need an individual, spiritual link and source of guidance, then use the Complete Adi Mantra. The complete individual form of the Adi 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 (spiritual ego) in Kundalini Yoga. It is also excellent as a means to gain perspective and direction.
Posture: Sit comfortably in easy pose with a light neck lock.
Mudra: Place your hands in front of heart center, palms up, with the sides of your hands touching. Touch your index or Jupiter finger to your thumb to form Gyan Mudra, the mudra of wisdom.
Eyes: Focus your eyes on the tip of your nose.
Breath and Mantra: Chant the entire mantra three to five times on one breath.
Ong Namo, Guroo Dayv Namo
Guroo Davy Namo, Guroo Dayvaa
The sound "Dayv" is chanted a minor third higher than the other sounds and the sound "Dayvaa" is held slightly longer on the "aa" sound.
Listen to the mantra pronunciation here under Kundalini Yoga Mantra Pronunciations #17.
Time: Chant for 11 to 31 minutes.
"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 five times on one breath, the total spiritual knowledge of all teachers who have ever existed or who will ever exist on this Earth, is beseated in that person."
"Ong" is the creative energy of the total cosmos and consciousness of the Creator as experienced in this Creation. It has the connotation of energy and activity. It creates involvement without attachment. It generates shakti, the generative force of life. Note that the sound is not "Om." That sound is for withdrawal and relaxation.
"Namo" means to bow to or to call on. The connotation is one of respect and receptivity. It is the type of bowing that grants dignity through acknowledging a higher consciousness and discipline.
"Ong Namo" calls on your consciousness to become subtle and receptive to its own higher resources. It instructs the conscious and the subconscious to let go of the normal restrictions imposed by the limited ego.
"Guru" means wisdom or teacher. It does not mean a personality. Rather, it means the source of the knowledge; not just any knowledge, but the kind of knowledge that transforms you, that alleviates pain, and that increases your awareness. "Guru" in the spiritual context is the embodiment of the Infinite. The word can be broken into parts: "Gu" means darkness or ignorance; "Ru" means light or knowledge; "Gur" means a formula to systematically attain a goal; so a "Guru" is something which can give you a "Gur" to transform your "Gu" to "Ru"!
"Dev" means subtle, etheric, divine or belonging to the realms of God. It implies sophistication and wisdom.
"Guru Dev Namo" calls on the subtle wisdom that guides you in an impersonally personal manner. It is a wisdom that is stored and transmitted through the subtle and radiant bodies of the aura. It is the realm and guidance of Guru Ram Das.
If the limited individual ego in which we normally live is a small pond, then "Ong Namo" releases us into a vast and endless ocean. "Guru Dev Namo" gives us the experience of the wisest seaman and all of his charts to guide us to the many ports we are to serve and experience.
This meditation can be found in the Aquarian Teacher Training Manual Level 1 Yoga Manual.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
Photos courtesy of KRI.