Dissolve the Blocks in your life
We do not realise it but we actually block ourselves. We get entangled in our emotional wants and needs which fail to serve our real heart’s desire for connection with our infinite self.
Yogi Bhajan explains: “We have forgotten one thing. We have not come on this Earth to have a religion, not at all. We have not come here to do a business. These are all tools to achieve one thing-which is a basic human instinct—that this finite wants to merge in Infinity. We want to have not this, not that, but we want to have everything; we want to feel everything, we want to know everything, we want to merge in everything, and we want everything to merge in us. When you stop trying this, you destroy yourself. It destroys your mechanism because then you act against your own nature to seek Infinity.”
Sometimes we do not recognize that our finite experience in the human body is in part to create a polarity so we can experience the Infinite. The finite and the Infinite are like two hands which are there to both serve our heart. We feel the desire to expand and touch that infinite nature.
We may express this as a desire for:
- Looking physically good or fashionable
But when we settle for these finite goals, instead of understanding that these things are an expression of our infinite nature not our hearts desire, we get stuck. As Yogi Bhajan put it, we settle for a single peanut butter sandwich instead of the ongoing feast of plenty that will continue for all our lives.
In order to elevate ourselves as human beings and to stay on the path of our spirit, there are simple tools that can help us. They give us the clarity, courage and consciousness we need. This meditation is one of those tools.
The practice of this meditation, even briefly, locates you in your heart, opens your perception, and lets you immediately recognize the way forward. All the blocks that seemed absolute dissolve. When darkness and struggle seem to surround you, a ray of light finds its way in and it is even easier to see through the darkness. This is a state of ordinary miracles. This is a steady state of gratitude to see the constant flow of miracles that accompany you on your path. That is Dharma!
2nd Sutra Meditation: Mandhavani Kriya
“When your work doesn’t proceed, you get blocked, if you chant this mantra, then not only it will start it will start like Infinity.” -Yogi Bhajan 4/11/77
Posture: Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position with a straight spine.
Mudra: Bring the hands in front of the throat, forearms parallel to the ground. The left hand is palm down; the palm is flat and the fingers point to the right. Extend the left thumb toward the throat. Bring the right thumb between the left thumb and index finger, placing it in the center of the left palm and allow the fingers of the right hand to rest on the back of the left hand. Lock the right thumb in place and apply firm pressure on the left palm. Hold the position at the level of the throat about six inches in front of the body.
Mantra: ad Asch, Jugaad Sach, Hai Bhay Sach, Naanak Hosee Bhay Sach
Breath: Inhale deeply and completely exhale as the mantra is chanted in a monotone. Inhale and continue. This mantra is from the 17th Ashtapadi of Sukhmani Sahib
Time: 31 minutes.
Be sure to keep the arms parallel to the ground. The key to this meditation is locking the right thumb and keeping firm pressure on the center of the left hand. Your thumb may become sore after a while but be strong and don’t give an inch.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
Comments by Gurucharan Singh: Let each sound resonate through your whole being like a pebble across the calmest of ponds. And in that complex matrix of ripples you are still personally present and feel your vastness in equal proportion to your specific finiteness. You are in this body—at this time—timelessly and fully engaged. When you listen from the doorway between the finite and Infinite, the mantra you recite becomes the shabad—a sound that dissolves the ego as it invites the Infinite through the heart that you embody. As Yogi Bhajan instructed us:
“This is a Shabad. If you can perfect that Shabad—perfect means when you can recite it correctly at any time without any hindrance while reciting, this is the perfection of the Shabad. While reciting you can hear it accurately. You hear it within yourself, not anybody else. That means it is perfected. Then whenever you will perform it the master miracle will happen.”
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