Last night my one year old baby woke up crying several times. She first woke up at about Midnight, and then at about 1am. Both times she was able to put herself back to sleep within a few minutes. Than she woke up a third time around 2am, and this time she was crying really hard and didn’t look like she was going to be able to calm herself. I went to her room and picked her up, but she wouldn’t stop crying. I went through the checklist, diaper, etc…but all was fine. Her cry sounded scared, so I figured she probably had a bad dream. I sang for her a little song from the book “Snuggle Puppy” I read for her every night. She calmed down, but as I tried to put her back in the crib she desperately hung on to me, as if to say: Mommy don’t leave me alone. For a second I didn’t know what to do, and then I spontaneously started chanting the Aad Guray Nameh mantra. She stopped crying immediately at the first sound of the mantra. I kept chanting and with each verse visualizing protective energy surrounding us. She reached a point of relaxation very quickly. After several repetitions of the mantra I told her it was time to go to sleep and put her down on the crib. She did not cry anymore, grabbed her doll, went back to sleep and did not wake up again until the morning.
This mantra is very powerful and can be used in many different settings. One highly suggested use is in the car, before you start driving. Chant the mantra, visualizing protective light around you with each verse. Begin on you right, behind, left and in front.
Mantra: Aad Guray Nameh
Aad Guray Nameh, Jugaad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guroo Dayvay Nameh
Language: Gurmukhi – Source: Sukhmani Sahib (prayer of peace) – Author: Guru Arjun Dev Ji, Fifth Guru of the Sikhs
I bow to the primal Guru
I bow to the truth that has existed throughout the ages
I bow to True Wisdom
I bow to the Great Divine Wisdom
This is a mantra of protection and is recited to invoke the protective energy of the universe. Yogi Bhajan taught that this mantra should always be chanted 3 times in a row. This mantra is chanted after tuning in to a class with the Adi Mantra.
Many people chant this mantra when they need extra protection. It is part of the “triple mantra”, and is often spoken before driving a car to create a protective energy around the those in the car.
When you cannot be protected, this mantra shall protect you. When things stop, and won’t move, this makes them move in your direction. – Yogi Bhajan
Would love to hear from you and your own experience with this mantra.