The sound current created by this mantra is said to bring self-elevation, prosperity, happiness, and to shield us from discomfort and disease.
The practice invokes a variation on the Guru Gaitri Mantra, with four Har’s added to each line. The Guru Gaitri Mantra was written by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, who was a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher.
In chanting, pay attention to your tongue as you create the sounds. Har is pronounced like “hud,” and as you roll the r, the tip of the tongue should touch the roof of the mouth, ideally behind the front teeth.
Posture: Sit in easy pose with your spine straight.
Mudra: Bend your elbows so that your hands are comfortably in front of you at approximately shoulder height.
Har Har Har Har Gobinday God the Sustainer
Har Har Har Har Mukhanday God the Liberator
Har Har Har Har Udaray God the Enlightener
Har Har Har Har Aparay God the Infinite
Har Har Har Har Hariang God the Destroyer of Evil
Har Har Har Har Kariang God the Creator
Har Har Har Har Nirnamay God the Nameless
Har Har Har Har Akamay God the Desireless
Each time you chant "Har," quickly open and close your hands as you pull the navel point in and up. Repeat these actions each time you chant "Har."
Continue for 11 minutes or 31 minutes.
This mantra is a Shakti mantra, by which we mean a power mantra, a warrior mantra.
It affirms the eight facets of God: Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer of Evil, Creator, Nameless, Desireless. Har is the creative energy of God. The four repetitions of Har are said to break down barriers of the past.
The two together are said to fix the mind to prosperity, convert fear to determination, and invoke guidance.
© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.
This meditation can be found in Reaching Me in Me.