also known as The Complete Adi Mantra
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Guru Dev Namo
I bow to the Creator.
I bow to the Divine Teacher.
This mantra is meant to help with Shakti Pad. Shakti Pad is a stage where the student has gained some power from their spiritual discipline. This power could be deeper intuitive awareness, control over the subconscious mind, a stronger sense of yourself, etc. Now you are feeling like you made it. You think that you are a “Master.” This feeling is the glitter at the bottom of the ladder. You are very much caught up in how important you think you are, that you cannot see beyond your own limited self. This is where people can start to think they are God’s gift to yoga and that they are better than others. The teachings are much bigger than any one individual.
When this mantra is chanted five times on one breath, the total spiritual knowledge of all teachers who have ever existed or who will ever exist on this Earth, is located in that person.