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Yogi Bhajan said, at the Winter Solstice of 1972, that a person who wears pure white and meditates on this sound current for 2.5 hours a day for one year, will know the unknown and see the unseen. Through this constant practice, the mind awakens to the infinite capacity of the soul for sacrifice, service, and creation.
This kriya is one of three that Yogi Bhajan mentioned would carry us through the Aquarian Age, even if all other teachings were lost. Balances the mind, improves memory, strengthens the arcline. There are four principle components to practicing Kirtan Kriya correctly: Mantra, Mudra, Visualization, and Voice.
1. Mantra: this kriya uses the five primal sounds, or the Panj Shabd – S, T, N, M, A – in the original bij form of the word Sat Nam:
SA – infinity, cosmos, beginning
TA – life, existence
NA – death
MA – birth This is the cycle of creation. From the Infinite comes life and individual existence. From life comes death or change. From death comes the rebirth of consciousness. From rebirth comes the joy of the Infinite through which compassion leads back to life. Chant the ‘A’ as if you were pronouncing ‘mom,’ in the following manner: SAA TAA NAA MAA
2. Mudra: each repetition of the entire mantra takes 3 to 4 seconds. The elbows are straight while chanting, and each finger touches, in turn, the tip of the thumb with a firm but gentle pressure; SA – index finger (Jupiter) touches thumb, TA – middle finger (Saturn) touches thumb, NA – ring finger (Sun) touches thumb, MA – pinkie finger (Mercury) touches thumb. Repeat.
3. Visualization: you must meditate on the primal sounds in the “L” form. This means that when you meditate you feel there is a constant inflow of cosmic energy into your soalr center, or Tenth Gate (The Crown Chakra). As the energy enters the top of the head, you place Sa, Ta, Na or Ma there. As you chant Sa, for example, the “S” starts at the top of your head and the “A” moves down and out through the Brow Point, projected to Infinity. This energy flow follows the energy pathway called the golden cord – the connection between the pineal and pituitary gland. Some people may occasionally experience headaches from practicing Kirtan Kriya if they do not use this “L” form. The most common reason for this is improper circulation of prana in the solar centers.
4. Voice: we chant the mantra in the three languages of consciousness:
Aloud: the voice of the human - awareness of things of the world
Whisper: the voice of the lover - experiencing the longing to belong
Silent: the voice of the divine - meditate on Infinity or mentally vibrate.
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