Meditation with the Magic Mantra

The mantra Ek Ong Kar, Sat Gur Prasad is said to elevate the self beyond duality and establish the flow of the spirit. It can make the mind powerful enough to remove obstacles.  

It earned the name “magic mantra” because its impact tends to happen quickly and last a long time. But it must be chanted with reverence.

The traditional teaching suggests that we chant to God before practicing this mantra. You could chant the Mul Mantra or the Mangala Charn Mantra before meditating to prepare yourself.

The Practice

Posture: Sit in a comfortable meditative posture.

Mudra: Lift your hands to the level of your heart, palms up, elbows relaxed by your sides. Form a shallow cup of your hands by placing the sides of your hands together from the base of the palms to the tips of the Mercury fingers (pinkies). All the fingers are together but not rigid. Open the thumbs out away from the hands. The cup is not deep, the edges of the cup are about thirty degrees up from the parallel plane.

It is important to keep the "line of Mercury" connected; the outsides of the hands touch from the Mercury fingers to the base of the palms. Normally there will be no opening whatever, but some people will have a gap between their little fingers. Keep this gap to a minimum.

Eyes: Close your eyes and look into your hands through your closed eyelids.

Mantra: Chant Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad in a monotone, letting the breath find its own pace. One repetition of the mantra takes between four to five seconds.


Continue for 31 minutes. Begin with three minutes and work slowly up to the full time.


31 minutes of this meditation can keep you in a very elevated state. Begin with 3 minutes and slowly work up to full time. 

When originally taught, it was said that this mantra is known to have a potential backlash. Normally mantras do not, which means that when you chant them well, they give you the benefit, but if you chant them wrong, they have no ill effect. In the case of this mantra, it’s especially important to chant with reverence, a humble heart, and if possible, in a reverent environment.

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

This meditation can be found in Infinity and Me.

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