Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (the Adi Mantra)
I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.
This mantra is used for “tuning in” to the divine flow and self-knowledge within each of us and linking us to Yogi Bhajan and the Golden Chain of teachers. It is chanted at least three times before practicing Kundalini Yoga.
Listen to the Adi Mantra being chanted:
Actually, all teachings are there to tell you to be yourself…. Who are you? You are the vehicle. That’s why the opening mantra of the class is, “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.” We don’t say “Om Namo,” we say, “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.”
Oh transcendental, transparent, “Guru Dev” is transparent. “Dev” means transparent. “Guru” means who brings light into darkness. I bow to you, “Ong Namo,” Oh creative total self. The difference is, Ong and Om, when Om cannot be chanted, cannot be spoken, it is written in the Puran but it can be experienced. That’s why Guru Nanak put before it, “Ek Ong.” It is total permutation and combination to create that sound. There is no two opinions about it, to experience yourself and all in you. In that unisonness, is the beauty of life. Otherwise you will be victim of your own perpetual permanent fear.
For every success, for every achievement, for every love or for everything, we want a newness. Pleasure comes out of newness, enjoying newness. But there is a pleasure also which is everlasting, in which you become a new all the time. That’s the diagonal energy, that’s tantric energy.