I love all the mantras I’ve learned since I began practicing Kundalini yoga, but I would have to say my absolute go-to mantra is the Triple Mantra. I use it so often (nearly every day for the past five years) that it feels like we’re attached at the hip.
The Triple Mantra was one of the first mantras I learned (after the Adi mantra and Sat Nam), and it was the first that was especially challenging to remember. It took me weeks to get it right (it may seem simple to you, but I was brand new to chanting and found Gurumuki words and rhythms mystifying if not downright mind-boggling). But once I had it down it seemed a no-brainer. Once I knew it, I couldn’t get it out of my head!
Triple Mantra, not surprisingly, does three things: it surrounds you with a protective light, it removes obstacles from your spiritual path, and it removes obstacles from your daily life. It’s also advised to chant the triple mantra every time you get in your car or travel—it helps you avoid accidents and mishaps. As an added benefit, you can chant it any time, anywhere—even while washing the dishes! You don’t have to be sitting in your sacred space wearing white—go for it, wherever you are.
Triple Mantra was one of the first mantras that I saw working in action in my own life, and perhaps that’s why I’ve grown to depend upon it. Once, when I was driving in heavy traffic on my way to a yoga workshop, two cars collided just to the left of my vehicle. I have absolutely no idea how I was not involved in the collision—it seemed physically impossible that somehow neither car sideswiped my van as they passed within inches before crashing into each other. At the time, I was chanting the Triple Mantra, and it seemed to be the only explanation for why my car was not involved.
Triple Mantra has also seen me through a few recent plane trips. After years of not flying because of my fear, the Triple Mantra was my friend as I flew to Asia twice recently. I boarded with a full iPod of mantras, but Nirinjan’s Kaur’s version of the Triple Mantra was the first on my playlist. On my first trip to New Mexico to summer solstice a few years back, I chanted it for hours (needless to say, it got me there!).
It’s difficult to pinpoint all the obstacles that have been removed from my path since I’ve been chanting this mantra, but it does seem that the more I chant it, the more my life flows without impediment. (Of course, that just seems to be what happens when one practices Kundalini yoga!) Sometimes I’m shocked by my ability to manifest my dreams lately. Granted, I’m still working on a few things…but with the Triple Mantra in my back pocket, I’m pretty sure they will eventually come.
Chanting the Triple Mantra cuts through all opposing vibrations, thoughts, words and actions; it strengthens the magnetic field and keeps negativity away. You can start with 11 minutes for 40 days, and then build up if you like. The complete mantra is:
Aad Guray Nameh, Jugaad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guroo Dayv-ay Nameh
Aad Such Jugaad Such Hai Bhee Such Nanak Hosee Bhee Such
Aad Such Jugaad Such Hai Bhai Such Nanak Hosee Bhai Such
I can sense my aura expanding as I chant this mantra, and I feel empowered and emboldened by its vibration. For me the Triple Mantra is the mantra for 2015—the mantra that will continue to remove the obstacles, doubts, fears, and all the things that just don’t serve me, clearing the path so that I can truly become the person I am meant to be. If it’s not yet in your mantra repertoire, why not give it a whirl?