We are now in the Aquarian Age in Kundalini Yoga. Teacher Yogi Bhajan highlighted seven specific mantras (or chants) that will guide us peacefully and safely through this new era. The sacred Mool Mantra is one of the seven mantras of the Aquarian Age, and a chant upon which we can rely time and time again. It is perfectly suited to the challenges of the modern day.
Needless to say, we are now living in a turbulent and hectic period in history. The countless advancements in technology and the way in which people work has transformed our day-to-day lives. Given the continuous political changes and global issues we face, it’s natural to feel concerned, angry, anxious, overwhelmed, and chaotic.
Should all of the above sound familiar, you can use the Mool Mantra to have a moment of stillness, calm, and quiet. Doing so allows you to seamlessly tap into the technology of the Shabad Guru and use it for your own benefit. The words you repeat during this mantra transcend both your individual identity and ego. They symbolize complete freedom.
Before we get started, we must delve into the Shabad Guru and its meaning. Within the Sikh faith, the words that are written in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib are collectively known as the Shabad Guru. These verses have the power to transform and renew you.
Benefits of this Meditation
- Enhances the depth of your soul
- Allows for a moment of relaxation
- Increases levels of mindfulness
- Encourages feelings of generosity
- Helps you find your spirituality
- Offers feelings of true fulfilment
How to do the Mool Mantra
Now that you understand the innate power of the Mool Mantra and how it can help you relax and find your spiritual identity, it’s time to learn how to do it. Follow the steps below.
1. Learn the Mool Mantra. The language of the verses was originally Gurmukhi, which is similar to Sanskrit, as it is intensely powerful. Here’s the transliteration:
Ek Ong Kaar
Hai Bhee Sach
Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach
The verse from the Mool Mantra translates as the following. Keep these words in mind as you are repeating the mantra:
The One, Universal Creator
Truth is His Name
The Primal Creative Being
Beyond Fear, Beyond Vengeance
The Image of the Undying
Beyond Birth, Self-Existent
By Guru’s Grace
True in the primal beginning
True throughout the ages
True here and now
O Nanak, forever and ever True
2. Repeat the Mool Mantra 11 times a day for a period of 40 days.
3. When you are chanting the Mool Mantra, avoid allowing the words to run into one another. You should leave a short space between the words.
4. Ensure that you emphasize the ‘ch’ sound at the end of words. Doing so enhances the power and intensity of the message you are sharing. Pronunciation is key.
5. Should you miss a day, you don’t need to berate yourself. Instead, simply start again.