Mantra for Changing Your Destiny: Mul Mantra (The Opening of Japji)


I have a friend who’s going through some serious challenges. He’s experiencing troubles in his marriage, problems with his business, and a deep sense of loss for a “family” that he’s never had. He just can’t find the place within himself that feels settled, and he has lapsed into some old addictions as a way to cope.

This man is very spiritual and often reads and attends spiritual classes, seminars, and workshops. But his spiritual practice ends there. He has no daily practice, no plan of action to help himself feel better. He’s been this way for several years.

In another attempt to “learn something new” that he thought might make him feel better, he went to a vedic astrologer, presumably to help him find out what he “should do,” in terms of his failing marriage and career. The vedic reading confirmed the difficult times he had been having, and then said that they would continue for several years with this challenging period in his life. And just like that, he resigned himself to being unhappy for years to come.

I wanted to sing a song in front of him and grab his attention. Imagine a string band made up of furniture, Disney-style, and me singing, “Life is what you make it, fate is how you take it!” But I couldn’t get through to him. Neither could his friends. Once he heard that his “fate” was misery, he believed it so deeply that it will likely become true.

It’s not that I don’t believe in Vedic Astrology. In fact, I do. But I also believe that we can rise above restrictions in our karma and fate and rewrite our own destiny.

Yogi Bhajan gave us the mantra with which to do so. The Mul Mantra, the words first spoken by the spiritual master Guru Nanak after enlightenment, literally translates as the “Root Mantra,” or the mantra from which all other mantras in the Kundalini Yoga tradition are built. It contains the core, essential truth of creation, and its vibration is so powerful that it can change your fate and help you rewrite your destiny.

Yogi Bhajan said, “The Mul Mantra is a fate killer. It removes the fate and changes the destiny to complete prosperity.” This mantra has a vibration of empowerment that reminds your soul of its fundamental Self; purity, prosperity, and grace. You become that. Fate dissolves. Destiny can be rewritten.

My friend doesn’t need to accept misery. He can see that there are pitfalls in his Vedic chart that may result from past karma or from a point of vibrational attraction that has called to him those things which he does not want. He has the power to change his life at any moment. So do you, with the Grace that flows through you with these words.


Ek Ong Kar, Sat Nam, Karta Purkh, Nirbao Nirvair, Akal Moorat, Ajoonee, Saibhung Gur Prasad, Jap.

Aad Such, Jugaad Such, Hai Bhee Such, Nanak Hosee Bhee Such.


One Creator. Truth is His name. Doer of everything. Fearless, Revengeless, Undying, Unborn, Self-illumined, The Guru’s gift, Meditate!

True in the beginning. True through all the ages. True even now. Oh Nanak, it is forever true.

There are many beautiful versions of this mantra, which is also a part of the Aquarian Sadhana, the series of chants sung during morning sadhana. Some of my favorites are below:

Snatam Kaur’s energetic version gets me dancing on the inside!

Nirinjan Kaur’s soaring vocals inspire me every time I hear them.

Gurunam Singh’s powerful version supports and uplifts your practice.



  1. Nice to get motivational Information.

    • AMRIT kirtan- spell check must have changed it..sorry- hope this one sticks!

  2. Sat Sri AKAAL JI
    There are lots of books on meditation and I practice it i have some AMAZING. WONDERFUL… Colourful can’t tell in words experience in meditation with BANI FROM OUR GURU STI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI..but all i want to say is that there is no one who one is the master of kundalini and nothing is totally written in this field
    All is like you are thirsty for a glass and they give you some drop. Its all on you either you satisfied with it or go for the search of glass…..

  3. whole family suffers from black magic. how to rcover

  4. P.S. I forgot to mention one other thing – it seems as if the meditation is making me more sensitive to the energy vibrations coming off of the technology I use, in a bad way. It makes me feel like it is bad for me to be using my computers, that what they are giving off is interfering with me in a bad way.

  5. Somewhere I clicked on a link to this article and the same day I read it (some time last week) I began doing this meditation. Every time I do it, I experience INTENSE tingling through my whole body. It stirs up energy in me like nothing I’ve ever done. After I finish meditating, then, it leaves me feeling like my body is going to float away in a light breeze. I wonder if this is normal…? It is extremely intense and I feel so light afterwards, and this feeling lasts almost until the next day when I do it again. I wonder what is going on?

  6. Ssa ji.. i am going through vry hard time.. my family is looking for a boy for my marriage but no where positive response comes.. somebody said one of our familiy membet did black magic like i dont get marry @ good place.. ! Can u guide what matra or path should i recite and get rid off from all nwgative energies and marry the right one.
    plz help me.

  7. Sat siri akhal g satinder…i love some one and our realtion is going on ago 4 years….that time he wanted to marry with me….. but my real sister dant want to see happy with each other and now she use some black magic on us …now that boy reject me for marriage he is under infulence of black magic …..plzzzzzzzzz tell me any way or gurbani path that can help me for marriage………waheguru g ka khalsa waheguru g ki fateh….plzzzzzz help me god …

  8. I am a sikh girl. I want to marry a boy he belongs to hindu family. But my mom is not agreed. Plz help me. What I can do. Which gurbani help me to agree my parents. I am very thankful for you if you would resolve my problem.

    • Trust.Surrender. Pray. Reach with love. are the few keys. Its been almost two years now, I am sure Guru Sahib showed you the light you need to see. Keep trusting. We receive what we need not we want.

  9. Great article, thank you. My intention is to complete 11 repetitions of mul mantra for 1000 days. I am a little over a quarter way through and already my life is transforming in front of my eyes with old patterns disappearing and every day I am more surrounded by love, prosperity and joy. However perhaps more importantly is the deep sense of inner peace that it gives me.
    It is such an easy practice. It takes me about 3 mins a day.
    There are a couple of technical points: I do each repetition in one breath and make a little pause between ajoonee and saibhang.
    Thank you for the article. Sat Nam



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