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

Mantra for Changing Your Destiny: Mul Mantra (or Mool Mantra)

Open window against a white wall and the cloudy sky and sunI have a friend who’s going through some serious challenges.  He’s struggling in his life; there are problems in his marriage, problems in his business, and he has a deep sense of loss for a “family” that he has 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 has 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 a career move.  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; none of his friends could.  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 re-write 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 re-write 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 powerful vibration of upliftment 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.

Mul Mantra:

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.

(Translation:  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 in the morning during Kundalini yoga sadhana.  You can shop around and find a version that works for you.  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.

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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. www.ramdesh.com

5 Comments

  1. 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.

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  2. Sat siri akhal g ..im 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 …

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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