Mantra for Protecting Your Home: Satigur Kar Deenai

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Mantra for Protecting Your Home: Satigur Kar Deenai

Our homes are powerful, sacred spaces.  They are extensions of our heart.  Within our homes, we hold everything we love.  We hold our families and our animals.  The walls of our homes protect ourselves and our children from the elements.  A home offers us a private space to express who we are, both in how we behave and with what we surround ourselves.  We hold memories that are precious to us in the form of photographs and trinkets, symbols for a loving space within us that holds moments in time where our hearts were open and happy.  When our homes are cluttered or dirty it may be a sign that we’re not letting Love fully express through our hearts.  We may hold on to “stuff” because we fear the absence of prosperity or love.  If our homes are unclean, perhaps it is a sign that we don’t spend enough time purifying the space within ourselves. Too often, we build walls around our hearts to protect them from being hurt.  We think that the only way to keep ourselves safe is to armor up and anticipate threats.   It isn’t true. Opening the heart and letting love flow is our natural state of being.  If we are hurt then feeling the hurt is what will liberate us from it.  We feel it and then it passes.  By being open to Love, the flow of Love can protect the Love within us.   The same is true for our homes.

The mantra Satigur Kar Deenai, written by Guru Arjan, the 5th Guru of the Sikhs, is  an invocation of Love into the home.  The presence of high, angelic energy is called upon specifically to protect our homes.  It is spoken as an affirmative prayer, as if we know this protection has already come to pass, which makes it especially potent.  The force of the Universe rushes in to support you.  I’m not saying that you leave this mantra playing in the home and then don’t lock your doors.  By all means, lock your doors and set an alarm if you choose to.  What it means is that protection comes from the Universe, whatever tool it chooses to use to protect your home. This mantra summons a powerful, loving force and reminds you that it is the presence of that Love which places you at ease, whether what we are protecting is your home or your heart.

Mantra for Protecting Your Home: Satigur Kar Deenai

Satigur kar deenai asthir ghar baar
Jo jo nind karai in grihan kee
Tis aagai hee maarai kartaar
Satigur kar deenai asthir ghar baar
Nanak daas taa kee saranaa-ee
Jaa ko shabad akhand apaar

 

Translation:

The Guru has protected our homes

He who slanders these homes

Is predestined, by the Creator-Lord, to be defeated

The Guru has protected our homes

Nanak seeks but the refuge of that Lord

Whose word is Infinite and Eternal

 How to use this mantra:

Recite, chant or listen to this mantra until you feel a sense of peace.

Where you can hear this mantra:

Jai-Jagdeesh’s album “I Am Thine” has an incredible version of this mantra infused with these sweet English lyrics:

“Angel Divine, Angel of mine
This humble prayer I offer at your feet
Keep this home safe and warm
All through the night
Hold your beloved children tight
All through the night, all through the night.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Editor’s Note: Read more from Ramdesh Kaur on opening the heart in her book “Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart” with Karan Khalsa.  CD with mantras accompanies the book, with music from Snatam Kaur, Mirabai Ceiba and others.)

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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

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