Welcome back to the Alphabet learning system for mantras. This one is really one of my favorites Aadays Tisai Aadays.
I spent a working weekend down in my old stomping grounds of the FL Keys. I can’t tell you how much I think of this mantra at times like that. I am grateful and in awe every time I watch the sunset over Mallory Square and reminded that my creator has given us the all that we require.
Basically by practicing this mantra you are asking the universe to place knowledge within you without even knowing the practice or study. You are thanking your Creator and trusting in something outside of your own understanding.
This is very much achieved by being humble and saluting the creator over and over again. You don’t need to know your creators teachings to believe and trust that he/she will install all the knowledge that you require. Trust is a core component to most anything you facilitate in life. You want to be able to trust and to give your trust to others and others need to be able to trust in you without a doubt. It is also important that we never break that trust with others. This mantra will not only help you to trust but it will help you thank your creator for trusting in you to do the right things with others and giving you the knowledge to do so in your lifetime. If you have broken someone’s trust you need to make amends for that and by learning to trust yourself you will also learn to ask forgiveness of others and thus following good yogic principles.
Practice this after your workout, play it just for fun while you are in the house let it stick inside of your memory.
Mantra: Aadays Tisai Aadays
Aadays Tisai Aadays Aad Aneel Anaad Anaahat Jug Jug Ayko Vays
Source: Japji Sahib
Author: Guru Nanak
All honor to the One, Hail the Primal Being whose attributes cannot be described, Who is without beginning, the Unstruck Sound, and whose form is One through every Age.
This mantra is believed to instill the entire knowledge of the Universe without ever reading a book. It is the yogi’s humble bowing to the infinite.
From Yogi Bhajan’s Lecture on Self Reverence 02/26/1996
“In this Slok, he totally completes the human anatomy, excellence, process, projection in the most clear words which one can understand. He says it with absolute clarity, sparing nothing.
Guru Nanak salutes God as a yogi, by using the yogi’s salute: Aadays. Aadays means, “I salute Thou.”
Aadays tisai aadays: I salute Thou. I salute Thou, again and again.
Aad Aneel Anaad Anaahat:
Aad: You are the beginning.
Aad. He describes all dimension of limitlessness.
Jug Jug Ayko Vays:Remains true through all ages, through all time.
-Guru Nanak, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, page 7 (from 30th pauree of Japji Sahib)
God is primal and pure with unknown beginning, Who cannot be destroyed, and Who remains the same in all Ages. Through all time You will remain.” – Yogi Bhajan
Here is the mantra as song beautifully by Snatam Kaur our friends at Spirit Voyage
I hope your are staying warm! This week we go forward with our next Mantra in the list.
Aad Such Jugaad Such Hai Bhai Such
I use this Mantra when I am feeling trapped and not able to reach a goal. I have to share that I personally find that sometimes I will meditate expecting a change and then nothing happens and then when I let go of my expectation the progression of things as they were meant to be plays out suddenly. I think there is a big lesson still to learn inside of that.
Give it a whirl:
Aad Such Jugaad Such Hai Bhai Such Nanak Hosee Bhai Such
Source: 17th Slok of Sukhmani Sahib
Author: Baba Siri Chand, son of Guru Nanak, gave this mantra to Guru Arjun Dev Ji
True in the beginning, true throughout the ages, true even now, Nanak, truth shall ever be.
The ‘Bhai’ version of this mantra has the same meaning as the ‘Bhee’ version. The focus of this mantra is to help remove blocks when you get stuck and help get you moving. This chant is from Baba Siri Chand who was the eldest son of Guru Nanak (the first Guru of the Sikhs).
Now suppose something you want to move and it’s not moving. There is a block and it’s not movable…..then chant this mantra. It’s a lever. It is the biggest lever available to you as a mantra.” Yogi Bhajan
A nice video from our friends at Spirit Voyage:
This video was done in the fall as I was finishing up Yin Yoga studies on the blog and transitioning. I have had requests to post more instructional videos so here goes. Unfortunately with my injury I was down for quite awhile and I will be adding more videos this spring for everyone I promise. I also wanted to give a shout out to Ciara whom is a new friend that I met recently in person the other day interested in yoga. Ciara is specifically interested in acrobatic yoga as she was a gymnast for over 10 years. Ciara, I promise later on we will post a little something on that for you. For now enjoy the basics of your study and I encourage you to follow along with us.
Lately I have been doing gentle hatha yoga routines. I find hatha soothing as it’s gentle poses relieve stress on the joints and hips which bother me especially during the cold when I am basically doing indoor practice. Winter is also the best time to dig into your studies deeper. I’ve been getting requests to post more videos of myself teaching so you may see a few extra posts.I hope that everyone is gliding through winter and remember to ward off the “blues” you must include ayurvedic principles in your diet.
Onward we go with our alphabet soup (ya that sounds good right now so I imagine I have your attention).
So going through the A’s as shared with us by friends at Spirit Voyage we have Aad Pooran Madh Pooran
Aad Pooran Madh Pooran Ant Pooran Paramaysureh
Source: Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Author: Guru Arjun Dev Ji
Aad is sometimes taken to mean the beginning. It actually means more like the primal, something that existed before the beginning, beyond and predating anything. This concept is very hard to translate into English. Pooran means complete, needs nothing else to complete it. In the beginning, God was complete truth. Madh pooran, in the middle, God is completely whole, completely true, all pervading. Ant Pooran, in the end God will be all pervading. Parmaysureh. Why? Because he is parmaysureh. He is the highest of high, highest of the world. This is a lot like Guru Nanak Dev ji’s words at the beginning of Japji Sahib. Aad Sach, Jugaad Sach, Hai Bhee Sach. Naanak Hosee Bhee Sach.
Snatam Kaur has a nice video :