MEDITATION — LISTENING TO ANGELIC WHISPERS
Meditation for the Sattvic Guna
(The Mind, Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., p. 151)
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose. Make your spine straight.
Focus: Close your eyes.
Breath: As you listen to the instruments play this tune, whistle with it. Hear the sound of the whistle at the brow point.
Mudra: Put your hands on opposite shoulders. Your arms must cross. Hold your shoulders well, the arms relaxed on the chest. This is a posture of peace.
Mantra: Listen to a tape of the mantra:
Ardaas Bhayee, amar daas guroo,
Amar daas guroo, ardaas bhayee,
Raam daas guroo, raam daas guroo,
Raam daas guroo, sachee sahee.
The translation of the mantra is: “The grace of Guru Amar Das (who is the hope of the hopeless) and Guru Ram Das (who is the King of the yogis and Bestower of blessings — past, present and future) guarantee the prayer will be answered and all one’s needs provided for.”
Time: Continue for 15-31 minutes. Then begin long, slow, deep breathing. Mentally listen to the echo of your whistling. Hear the sound you created before. Continue long, slow, deep breathing for 3-11 minutes.
End: End with 3 powerful breaths. Inhale deep through the nose, hold for 5-10 seconds, then exhale powerfully through the mouth. As you hold the breath in, put all the pressure downward on your shoulders with your hands. Press them down and keep the spine steady and straight. Repeat the breath three times. Then relax.
Comments: This meditation will refine the sattvic guna of your mind. Inside of yourself be very calm, quiet. Once you begin long, slow, deep breathing and mentally listen to the sound you made whistling before, bring your unison power of the mind, the subtle sattvic guna mind, to listen. Once you learn to listen this way, you can listen in exactly the same way to what God’s Will is. When you can still the mind, refine it, command its guna, then you can listen to God’s Will, discern what it is, then act. Life will be very easy, content and fulfilled. In the Bible you are told the same thing. There is a word called, “Behold” “Behold yourself. Be within yourself and listen.”