What is Sadhana?
Sadhana simply defined is the technique of disciplining yourself. It is a practice, particularly when performed during the Amrit Vela, which resets your cycles and patterns to the rhythm of your ultimate aims, your Soul and the heartbeat of the Universe… Sadhana is a conscious activity to access the unlimited potential of your life through relating to and embracing the most mysterious aspects of our deep self – encountering the Knowable Unknown and the Unknowable Unknown. It is during the Amrit Vela, the 2 1/2 hours before sunrise, that prana concentrates and cleansing on all levels is more easily accomplished. Simply being aware, vertical and leaning in the right direction at this time has profound effects as the subconscious, which is usually tucked away and suppressed through tensions in the physical body, is right there on the surface and in our conscious awareness…
“Getting up for sadhana in the morning is a totally selfish act- for personal strength, for personal intuition, for personal sharpness, for personal discipline, and overall for absolute personal prosperity.” –Yogi Bhajan
Aquarian Sadhana Format:
Japji: The Song of the Soul
We recite the Japji for 30 minutes. Japji was composed by Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539). It is the opening prayer of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh sacred writings. His simple message does not belong to any particular religion, nor any particular time in history. His timeless message experienced in ecstatic song is for all and is as vital today as it was when he first spoke the words from his deep meditative state.
Then we practice a Kriya: (Yoga Set) and Relaxation (30-60 minutes)
We chant Seven mantras:
Aquarian Sadhana Mantras and their Effects:
1) Chant Long Ek Ong Kars (7 minutes)
2) Wah Yantee (7 minutes)
Waah Yantee Great Macroself
Kar Yantee Creative Self
Jag Dut Patee All that is creative through time
Aadak It Waahaa All that is the Great One
Brahmaadeh Tresha Guru Three aspects of God: Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh
It Wahe Guru That is Wahe Guru.
Chanting this mantra strengthens the relationship between your
individual consciousness and the universal consciousness. God is
in you, and God is in everyone.
“If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all” – Yogi Bhajan
3) The Mul Mantra (7 minutes)
Ek Ong Kar One Creator, Creation
Sat Nam Truth is God’s Name
Kartaa Purkh Doer of everything
Akaal Moorat Undying
Saibung Self Illumined
Gur Prasad It is by Guru’s Grace
Jap Repeat and Meditate!
Aad Sach True in the beginning
Jugaad Sach True through all the ages
Haibhee Sach True even now
Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach Nanak says Truth shall ever be.
Chanting this mantra helps you experience the depth and divinity
of your soul. It can root out and burn away deep, longstanding
pain and sorrow.
4) Sat Siri Siri Akal (7 minutes)
Sat Siri, Siri Akaal Great Truth, Great Undying
Siri Akaal, Mahaa Akaal Great Undying, Great Deathless
Mahaa Akaal, Sat Naam Great Deathless, Truth is God’s Name
Akaal Moorat, Wahe Guru Deathless Image of God
Chanting this mantra connects you with the undying, eternal truth
that is your true essence. It helps you to be victorious in all aspects
of your life.
5) Rakhe Rakhan Har (7 minutes)
Rakhe rakhanhar aap ubaarian
Gur kee pairee paa-i kaaj savaarian
Ho-aa aap da-i-aal manaho na visaarian
Saadh janaa kai sang bhavajal taarian
Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaarian
Tis sahib kee tayk Nanak manai maa-eh
Jis simrat sookh ho-eh sagalay dookh jaa-er
Oh Savior Lord, save us all and take us across.
Uplifting and giving the excellence, You gave us the touch of The Lotus Feet of the Guru, and our works are embellished with perfection… You have become merciful, kind and compassionate, and so our mind does not forget you… In the company of the holy, you carry us across, from Misfortune, calamities and disrepute.
The Godless, slanderous enemies you finish them off in an instant.
The Lord Master is my Anchor and Support. Oh Nanak, hold firm in your mind… Remembering Him in meditation, happiness comes, and all sorrows and pain simply vanish.
Chanting this mantra provides protection against any negative forces you may be encountering. It clears the way for happiness to enter your life by removing pain and sorrow from your heart.
6) Wahe Guru Wahe Jio (22 minutes)
Wahe Guru Great Beyond Description is the experience of God’s Wisdom…
Wahe Jio Great Beyond Description is the experience of God Blessing the Soul.
This is the mantra of ecstasy! When you chant it with all your heart, you will experience the indescribable ecstasy of God. All your affairs will be arranged to perfection!
7) Guru Ram Das Chant (5 minutes)
Guru Guru Wahe Guru,
Guru Ram Das Guru
This Guru mantra projects the mind to infinity, then allows a finite guiding relationship to come into your practical activities. The first part (Guru Guru Wahe Guru) projects the mind to the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part (Guru Ram Das Guru) means “the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite. It is the mantra of humility. It reconnects the experience of infinity to the finite… Chanting this mantra invokes the guidance, love and protection of Guru Ram Das, the Fourth Sikh Guru. It opens the Fourth Chakra, the Heart Center, and allows you to feel and effortlessly radiate universal love…
The Sadhana’s at the Lighthouse are canceled for now…
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