Mantra for Calming the Mind: Bhaja Man Mere

“Oh my mind, meditate on God’s name!  God’s name is the truth of my identity.”quiet mind

Imagine if you told your mind this everyday.  Imagine if your whole life shifted so that instead of a constant stream of thoughts about what isn’t going right, what you have to do, what you want to be different, you grounded your thoughts in a remembrance of the Divine.  Imagine if every day was filled with thoughts of gratitude, abundance and peace.

How do you get to that point?  How do you get from  chaos of the mind to peace of mind?  Byron Katie says, “The end of the war of the mind will be the end of war.”  Once we can get to a place of internal peace, we will experience it in the external.  There are many paths to this.  Kundalini yoga is just one way of quieting the mind, but it is highly effective.

The practice of mantra hypnotizes the mind into a state of tranquility.  In fact, each mantra trains the mind to function in a specific way, like entering code into a computer to get it to perform a particular function.  One of the mantras that contains the code for calming the mind is “Bhaja Man Mere.”

Here’s the full mantra:

Bhaja Man Mere Hari Ka Nam, Hari Ka Nam Sat Nam.

The translation for this is “Oh my mind, meditate on God’s name!  God’s name is the truth of my identity.”

It’s a beautiful and peaceful mantra and one that when chanted trains the mind towards tranquility.


Nirinjan Kaur’s sublimely sweet version of this mantra is on “Prem Siri”.

GuruGanesha has a more rockin’ version of this mantra.

Sada Sat Kaur’s classic version.





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Ramdesh Kaur, MA, is an IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trained by Gurmukh. She writes extensively on yoga, spirituality and mantra. She hosts the show "Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh" on Unity FM, one of the Top 100 Itunes Podcasts, and leads Spirit Voyage's 40 Day Global Sadhanas, which bring together 20,000 meditators from 65 countries. Before working with Spirit Voyage, she was the residential Kundalini yoga teacher at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India in the Himalyan foothills, and has a Master's Degree from the Courtauld Institute in London. She is the author of "Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart" with Karan Khalsa and has three best selling guided meditation CDs "Journey into Stillness", "Relaxation Meditations", and "Stress Relief Meditations" (with crystal singing bowl master Ashana) all available on Spirit Voyage, ITunes and Amazon. She teaches at festivals internationally and leads powerful personal creativity retreats in Mexico with her partner Harnam Singh, an accomplished mantra musician.


  1. Hi Ramdesh Kaur,

    Is this mantra from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji?


  2. plz let me know how to heal my aura m attacked by psychic attacks
    my aura is totally darken n my chakras are blocked
    there is no light in crown chakra
    plz help me out

    • Sat nam Komal. Connect with the sound current. Why not start with the simple chanting of Waheguru? The sound current can protect you from all manner of energy and slowly open our crown chakra.



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