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Healing for our World: Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung

By Gurudev Kaur/Elizabeth Carovillano

With all that is happening in the tragic displays of fear and pain in our communities, I have felt so compelled to meditate and chant Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung. Chanting settles my heart and mind while invoking the pure power to heal and bless. We are all powerful healers and have the potential, through our intentions and prayers, to spread healing and light where it is needed most. 

I find myself mentally chanting this throughout the day or whispering it as I go about my work. It is so soothing and pure. May our collective vision of light and love bring healing to the the darkness and pain. 

Ra Ma Da Sa Healing Meditation

Posture: Sit in easy pose with your legs crossed and spine straight, or sit in a chair with feet flat on the floor.

Mudra: Bend the arms and bring the elbows against the side of the rib cage. The palms of the hands face the sky. The elbows are snug at your sides with the forearms in close to your upper arms. The hands are at a 45 degree angle, halfway between pointing forward and pointing to the sides.

Focus: Eyes are closed and focused at the third-eye point.

Mantra: 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

Sa (repeated)

Say = the personal embodiment of Sa

So = the personal sense of merger with Sa

Hung = the Infinite, vibrating and real

This mantra literally means: “I am Thou." It can also mean, "the service of God is within me.“

Time: 11 minutes.

End: 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.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

See also: Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung

Go to Spirit Voyage to listen to or purchase a download of the Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung Chant--beautifully recorded by several different artists.