Saturday, May 24, 2008

A bumper sticker day

Bumper sticker of my car, PAX, who is currently getting her transmission rebuilt.
So I wasn't driving her today, but the bumper sticker still applies.
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Today on the way to the yoga retreat, running late, I decided to take the highway, thinking I would get there faster than if I went over Lady Young (my normal route). Far from it. There was an accident on the highway (an overturned SUV, with ambulance and fire engine attending) and the long snake of traffic (l'embouteillage) was at a standstill. About 15 minutes passed and, at 9 a.m. when the retreat was supposed to be starting, I was still stuck in one spot, surrounded by thick black smoke created by garbage being burned outside of a shack at the side of the Beetham.

I thought to myself: "The others must be tuning in now." So I sat there and tuned in where I was, chanting the opening Ong Namo mantra five times and then Ad Guray Namay 5 times (instead of 3 times each). As I completed the final chant, suddenly the cars began to move, both the highway and the smoke cleared and everything began to flow. It was as if nothing had ever been there.

By the time I reached the location of the retreat at about 9:30, the women were now starting to tune in (Ong Namo) ... having started 'late' themselves.

But perhaps there is no such thing as late. Everything is in perfect timing.
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These are the opening mantras (as explained at this source):

ONG NAMO, GURU DEV NAMO
is the Adi Mantra that precedes Kundalini Yoga practice, tuning one in to the higher self. Ong is "Infinite Creative energy in manifestation and activity". ("Om" or Aum is God absolute and unmanifested), Namo is "reverent greetings' implying humility, Guru means "teacher or wisdom", Dev means "Divine or of God" and Namo reaffirms humility and reverence. In all it means, "I call upon Divine Wisdom".

AD GURAY NAMEH, JUGAD GURAY NAMEH,
SAT GURAY NAMEH, SIRI GURU DEVAY NAMEH
is the Mangala Charn Mantra, and is chanted for protection. It surrounds the magnetic field with protective light, and means "I bow to the primal Guru (guiding consciousness who takes us to God-Realization), I bow to wisdom through the ages, I bow to True Wisdom, I bow to the great, unseen wisdom."

4 comments:

kikipotamus said...

It never ceases to impress me how powerful our minds can be if we just allow ourselves to be part of the magic. We can even disperse traffic jams. If we realized that we could, we could move mountains and stop wars, too.

Elspeth said...

Yes!

human being said...

beautiful and powerful words creating much energy...
thanks...namaste

Lynn said...

Your true stories continue to boggle my mind.
Nemaste