Complete Adi Mantra

If you need a spiritual link and source of guidance, then use the Complete Adi Mantra. It is said to provide a direct connection to your higher consciousness, giving you a sense of awareness and guidance for your personal situation. It is very useful for re-centering if you are entering Shakti Pad (the phase of spiritual ego) in Kundalini Yoga. It is also excellent as a means to gain perspective and direction.

The Practice

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.

Photos courtesy of KRI.

Chant for 11 to 31 minutes.


“Ong” is the creative energy of the cosmos and the consciousness of the Creator. It evokes energy, activity, and 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. It evokes 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 restrictions imposed by the ego.

“Guru” means wisdom or teacher. It does not mean a personality, but the source of knowledge of the kind that transforms you, alleviates pain, and increases your awareness. The word can be broken into parts: “Gu” means darkness or ignorance; “Ru” means light or knowledge; so a “Guru” is something which can 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.

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 their charts, to guide us to the many ports we are to serve and experience.

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.

This meditation can be found in the Aquarian Teacher Training Manual Level 1 Yoga Manual.

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