Join Ramdesh for an exploration of The Triple Mantra, one of Kundalini yoga’s most powerful and oft-recited mantras. “I love exploring different mantras and how we can use them in practical ways in our lives,” Ramdesh says. Indeed, The Triple Mantra is fantastic for daily life: Find out why on this podcast!
The Triple Mantra has a very specific use, Ramdesh explains, and a unique energy code that when recited strengthens one’s magnetic field. The electromagnetic field surrounding the body holds karmic imprints, and we can protect ourselves by strengthening that field with The Triple Mantra, which is designed to take care of us, Ramdesh points out.
The first part of this three-part mantra will be very familiar to Kundalini yogis: Aad Guray Nameh, Jugaad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh Siri Guroo Dayvay Nameh. This part of the mantra surrounds us with protective light. The second portion is Aad Such Jugaad Such Hai Bhee Such Nanak Hosee Bhee Such. This portion removes obstacles from our spiritual path. The last line is Aad Such Jugaad Such Habhai Such Nanak Hosee Bhai Such. This section removes obstacles from daily life.
The third part, Ramdesh points out, is “super important and really hammers home the effect of this mantra to prevent accidents, and any sort of peril in your life….” The third part is really great for safety during travel. Ramdesh shares that Kathryn Livingston (yes, yours truly!) wrote a blog post on Spirit Voyage about how The Triple Mantra provided protection during an accident that occurred nearby when she was driving (and chanting!) on a highway. Lots of yogis use it as a general go-to travel mantra.
Nirinjan Kaur’s version from Adhara is the track you’ll hear first. This beautiful rendition is a favorite of many yogis, including well-known British Kundalini yogi/activist/comedian Russell Brand, who listed it as one of ten tunes he would bring along if stranded on a desert Island. Nirinjan’s Triple Mantra was his number one “can’t live without” desert island tune! (Hats off to Russell for helping to spread the word about sacred chant music!).
About The Triple Mantra, Yogi Bhajan said, “The Triple Mantra clears all types of psychic and physical obstacles in one’s daily life. It is a sure protector against car, plane and other accidents. It cuts through all opposing vibrations, thoughts, words and actions. Listening to or chanting Triple Mantra will strengthen your magnetic field and keep negativity away.”
Joseph Michael Levry (also called Gurunam), who founded Naam Yoga, speaks of the power of The Triple Mantra, which he recommends as a daily practice. His version is up next, from the CD Triple Mantra.
What do the words mean? The first part is all about acknowledging the wisdom that has existed throughout the ages: “I bow to the primal teacher, the primal guru, I bow to the truth that has existed through the ages, I bow to the true wisdom, to the great divine wisdom.” The second and third parts mean, “True in the beginning, true throughout the ages, true even now, Nanak, truth shall ever be.” Nanak is the first guru of the Sikhs, and his named is often invoked; he was an enlightened soul who recognized the oneness of all spiritual paths. All three parts of the mantra are focused on truth, Ramdesh sums up; The Triple Mantra is about knowing truth, connecting with the truth and resonating the truth. The mantra shifts us into divine alignment and protection.
Listen next to Seda Bagcan’s version from Remember. Ramdesh reminds that there are lots of ways to use mantra. We can recite mantra in a normal voice, chant or sing a mantra aloud, mentally recite it, listen to the mantra, or play it ambiently in the home. Triple mantra can be chanted while you’re making dinner, folding laundry, driving in your car, or anytime at all.
“Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self acceptance,” Ramdesh says, quoting the beloved KY teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. Any way that you can bring mantra into your life—even if only for a few moments a day—can make a difference. You don’t have to be a perfect yogi, chanting for hours at a time—but give mantra a chance and just see if it doesn’t uplift you in some wonderful way. At the very least, The Triple Mantra will help you get to where you want to go!