The Whole Universe Chants for You!
“The Power of Your Voice & Mantra,” used with permission.
From “I Am a Woman, Creative, Sacred & Invincible--Lectures”, by Yogi Bhajan, PhD, Kundalini Research
Institute, Espanola, NM, 2009, p. 112. To buy this wonderful book for yourself, please go to http://www.kundaliniresearchinstitute.org/iamawoman . From Yogi Bhajan’s Lecture, July 18, 1975.
There are two powerful ways to practice a mantra. One is Darshani
Mantra, and the other is jap-jap[i].
Darshani Mantra is a Guru Mantra[ii] which is chanted while reading the screen of the forehead. It is such a beautiful and effective technology,
and it really works fast—faster than many other things. It will work with the Guru Mantra, Adi Mantra[iii], Skakti Mantra, Mul Mantra[iv], or any of the ashtang[v] mantras we chant.
Close your eyes, and with the Third
Eye, which sees beyond these eyes, you can read it on the screen of your forehead and start chanting it. Certain
things will happen to you, which you won’t expect. With a lot of practice it will do many things
for you. Let us do it for four or five minutes. Practice it for a couple of minutes
so you can experience it. If there is any problem, you can overcome it right now. You
are your own masters; don’t try to skip away. Practice it.
The other way to practice mantra is listening, creating a jap-jap like this:
Say Ek Ong Kar[vi], listen; Sat Nam[vii], listen. Say and listen. When you say and you listen, then you are practicing a jap-jap.
A jap-jap is a certain technical method in which a person sits down and says the mantra and mentally listens
to it. When the sadhana becomes perfect, the whole universe chants for you, and you just listen.
Everything sings to you. It is such a beautiful practice.
In your car driving along, the care takes a rhythm, and you chant, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam.
Automatically, things will start talking to you, because this world is never without sound. Once
you tune into the sound of mantra, the universal sound becomes the mantra. They call it a jap-jap.
Let us practice that. Let us say, Ek Ong Kar and
then mentally listen; Sat Nam, listen, and so on. Use Mul Mantra and then listening. Do
not let only your mind say it. You must also listen to it. After a while you will start
just chanting, but you must be alert and you must listen to it. Listening is more important than even chanting.
The best way to practice this is to record yourself and then leave a gap. Practice with your own
voice, and it will work 10 times better than anything else.
[i] Jap-Jap: Literally, “Meditate-Meditate”
[ii] Guru Mantra: A mantra given by a Guru, such as “Wahe Guru”
[vii] Sat Nam: “The identity of Truth,” which is your Real Self, and that of others.