From: “The Mind. It’s Projection and Multiple Facets,” by Yogi Bhajan with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, Kundalini Research Institute, Espanola, NM, 1998, page 151—“Meditation for the Sattvic Guna.”
Before beginning any Kundalini Meditation, please Sit Straight and Tune In.
Listen to Soul’s Whispers!
This meditation will refine the sattvic guna of your mind. Sit down very calmly and quietly. Make your spine straight. Put your hands on opposite shoulders. Your arms must cross. Hold your shoulders well, the arms relaxed on the chest. Close your eyes. Listen to this tape of the mantra. (You can buy a single track download of this mantra very inexpensively when you click here, then scroll down to the Downloads. My favorite one for this is by Guru Nam Singh in the album "Chants for Haiti.") And here is a free one that has been timed for this meditation using chimes.
Ardaas bhayee, amar daas guru,
Amar daas guroo, ardaas bahayee,
Raam dass guroo, raam daas guroo,
Raam daas guroo, sachee sahee.
The Grace of Guru Amar Das (who is the hope of the hopeless) and
Guru Ram Das (who is the King of the yogis and Bestower of blessings—past, present and future)
Guarantee the prayer will be answered and all one’s needs provided for.
As you listen to the instruments play this tune, whistle with it. Hear the sound of the whistle at the brow point. Keep the eyes closed. Inside of yourself, be very calm, quiet. This is a posture of peace. Continue 15-31 minutes.
Then begin long, slow, deep breathing. Mentally listen to the echo of your whistling. Hear the sound you created before. Bring your unified power of the mind, the subtle sattvic (refined and peaceful) guna (energy condition) of the mind to listen. Once you learn to listen this way, you can listen in exactly the same way to what God’s Will is. When you can still the mind, refine it, command its guna, then you can listen to God’s Will, discern what it is, then act. Life will be very easy, content, and fulfilled. In the Bible you are told the same thing. There is a word called “Behold.” Behold yourself. Be within yourself and listen. Continue for 3 to 11 minutes.
End with the three powerful breaths: inhale deep through the nose, hold for 5-10 seconds, then exhale powerfully through the mouth. As you hold the breath in, put all the pressure downward on your shoulders with your hands. Press them down, and keep the spine steady and straight. Repeat the breath three times. Then relax.