Ung sung waa-hay guroo
Mantra chanting with Ang Sung Wahe Guru celebrates the realization that there is no piece or part of ourselves, no action, and no life that is not already the living vibration of the Infinite. It is all God. We are one.
Yogi Bhajan said, in The Master’s Touch, that “…if you have put God outside of you, there’s nothing in you, and that’s why you’re suffering.” He continued, “You need a reality that Ang Sang Wahe Guru, with every limb, with thirty trillion cells of you which change themselves every seventy-two hours, God is in you.”
This mantra is used to eliminate haunting thoughts, bring peace when there is emotional imbalance, and to counter the phobias and depression that can happen in times of war. It reminds us of the larger connection with the universe and takes us out of limited, defensive thinking.
Yogi Bhajan also said,
“The word Ang Sang Wahe Guru is meant for destroying unconscious habits and unconscious thoughts for which we are not willing to go through the consequences.” – 6/29/90
Incorporating this mantra into your life and your thought patterns is a powerful practice on its own. A powerful Kundalini Yoga practice is to say ‘Ang Sang Wahe Guru’ to yourself 25 times a day. You can do this by listening to music or just silently reciting it to yourself. Yogi Bhajan said:
“One word I ask you to learn. One line. I’m not asking you to do pranayam for thirty hours and then you’ll be fine, or if you can fly in the air you will be wonderful, or if you give one billion dollars as charity, then you’ll be nice. Nothing. Don’t do anything for me or believe me or trust me.
“25 times you have to say for yourself: ‘Ang Sang Wahe Guru.’ In 24 hours you have to say 25 times, to yourself, not for me, not meditating on God, not closing eyes, not doing any yoga. You can do it while sitting on a toilet seat. It doesn’t matter. It is all you. You have to have no ceremony for it. It will develop intuition in you that you need. It will let you see the unseen, hear the unheard, and know the unknown.”
Excerpt From “Mantra: Personal Guidance through the Power of the Word” by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD.
“Chanting this mantra, the dynamic, loving energy of the Infinite is dancing in every limb and every cell of our being. Individual consciousness merges with the Universal Consciousness. In this mantra, we experience that we are not alone. The Infinite One is with us in every cell and every limb of our being. We feel the Divine Presence removing our fears and loneliness. This mantra expresses a universal truth. Repeating it creates a thought, which gradually guides the psyche to adjust itself. It reconnects every fragmented projection of the psyche, each separated part of the body, and synchronizes the finite to the Infinite. This act of rejoining the separated parts is the quintessential act of healing. Under attack, under war, under the pressures of fear, this meditation keeps us together, conscious, and ready to act. It brings the inner peacefulness that comes only from the touch and scope of spirit.”
Excerpt From: Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD. “Mantra: Personal Guidance through the Power of the Word.” iBooks.
There are also numerous and powerful Kundalini Yoga meditations that involve mantra chanting with Ang Sang Wahe Guru. The Meditation for the Seventh and Eighth Chakras published in the yoga manual Physical Wisdom and the meditation Healing the Self published in the book Senses of the Soul by Guru Meher Singh. Other meditations use repetitions silently on the breath as a meditative pranayama. Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa recommends in her book, Kundalini Yoga: the Flow of Eternal Power, that this mantra be used while massaging the body during a cold shower. This morning practice starts the day with remembrance of God (and many other benefits of taking cold showers).
Listen to it, recite it, sing it; this mantra is great anytime.
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