Meditation for Guidance

Meditation for Guidance

At times when the path of truth and clarity seems lost, calm yourself and still your mind, then the path will come to you.  To live life according to the guidance of the inner truth is essential.  If you do not, you will have doubts.  If doubts are not removed, then frustration comes in.  Frustration, when not released, leads to anger.  Anger then leads to destructive action either to the self, others, or both.  To stop this vicious cycle, create the habit to still the mind and ask questions of your own higher consciousness.  This  meditation can develop that capacity and strengthen your mental direction.

"Tune in" with the the Adi Mantra (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo) – 3-5 times.



Posture: Sit with a straight spine in Easy Pose or Lotus Pose.  Make the hands into a cup with the palms facing up.  Leave a fish-like hole between the sides of the little fingers.  Bow the head forward over the palms.

Eyes: Look into the palms with the eyes almost closed.

Breath: Inhale in 10 parts.  Mentally chant the mantra Waho (Wah-hoe) with each part.  Exhale in 10 parts mentally chanting the mantra Guru (Gu-roo) with each part.  Continue for 11 minutes.  To end, inhale and exhale powerfully and relax.



Remain in Easy Pose or Lotus Pose with a straight spine.

Chant Waho (Wah-hoe) aloud 8 times and then chant Guru (Gu-roo) aloud 8 times, both in a monotone: Waho Waho Waho Waho Waho Waho Waho Waho Guru Guru Guru Guru Guru Guru Guru Guru

Time: Continue for 5 to 11 minutes.

Originally taught on May 27, 1974  – © 1974 The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

13 Responses to “Meditation for Guidance”

  1. Gurmeet Singh Kapoor says:

    wow that seems great!..are part 1 and 2 one meditation itself or are they different meditations? thx

  2. Jagjeet Singh Parwanda says:

    Kudalini Yoga is not mentioned in Guru Granth Sahib, our path is path of ease (Sehaj that is easy going) where eyes are completely closed. We have not to look into any thing, but concentrate your mind on Gur mantra and listen your chanting voice inside, that will take you to the 10th door ultimately. ( }

    I do not criticize the Yoga,that correct at its place, but aren’t we diverting from Guru Granth Sahib, the true Guru? In another Hymn of Bhagat Beni the things have been crystal cleared.

    • you are completely right about everything ;only the naam is needed;and it is crystal clear.
      just the times are different ;we are in a very material age and the context as yu mentioned has to be observed .
      the west is a tough place to live for his material intensity and if some of us are blessed to discover the way to remain on the tracks to understand our spirit and finally immerse in the naam as a result ,then WA HE GURU !right?
      everything is there and happens for a reason .and there is good and bad to everything ;which makes it good at the end .
      May the loving flame of wa he guru inspire you at all times….. .

      jiwan jot kaur.khalsa.

  3. Guruka Singh says:

    Jagjeet Singh Ji – Many things are not mentioned in Guru Granth Sahib. Brushing your teeth is not mentioned. Does that mean we should not brush our teeth? That is the logic you are using.

    You know, I never think of our Dharma as “eyes closed.” Quite the opposite in fact… all three eyes open.

    You ask, “…aren’t we diverting from Guru Granth Sahib…?” and the answer is no, not at all. The shabd you referenced describes how the energy flows through the channels in the body. It describes the “secret” of the pineal gland, it describes the experience of anaahadh baanee and says to keep the bij mantra (sat nam) in your heart. But it does not explain how to do that. It says that those who understand how to do it are rare. Yes, you may have the experience spontaneously, but how do you maintain that state of consciousness? It requires a steady, daily sadhana.

    Yoga is just a word. Seva is karma yoga. Naam Simran is mantra yoga. Don’t get hung up on a word. Yog means Divine Union. The whole Siri Guru Granth Sahib is about experiencing the state of Yog.

    Unless it causes pain to others, no path is right or wrong. How can one criticise something one has never experienced and of which one has no personal experience? Better to use your precious pranas to bless everyone – Sarbat da Bala – that is our prayer.


  4. Sarbjit Kaur says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh.

    Hello Ji’s. Kundalini Yoga is really interesting. Actually there are Three Granths. The Guru Granth Sahib Ji, The Dasam Granth and the Sarbloh Granth. The Guru Granth Sahib Ji is about the Union of the Soul with God. The Dasam Granth is about many things, including Yoga and Martial Arts which Guru Gobind Singh Ji taught. And the Sarbloh Granth, which has not been translated yet.

    If you would like, please check out links below.

    Because of the the the political state of India during and after the Gurus ‘departed’ and during the Independent struggle in India, the Dasam Granth had to be hidden for political reason. Research for yourself. Really made me understand a few things that I had no idea about. Some of it will make you cry. Did you know that the the first 40 years of the Khalsa after Guru Gobind Singh ‘departed’ was led by a women.

    There a lot of things we do not know and we are still learning. It helps to know our history. Sikhism, I realised now is much more than I knew, including Yoga, and martial arts.

    Waheguru and my Sangat, forgive me if I made any mistakes above and also I didn’t mean to offend, just to share what I have found out recently.

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fatheh.

    Sarbjit Kaur

  5. Jagjeet Singh Parwanda says:

    Not being prejudice to any one I have to say that the key is in the hands of true Guru.

  6. Guruka Singh says:

    Beautiful! Actually, we have no contradiction here at all.

    “Naa ko maeraa dhusumun rehiaa naa hum kis kae bairaaee
    subh ko meeth hum aapun keenaa hum subhunaa kae saajun”

    No one is my enemy, and I am no one’s enemy
    I am a friend to all. I am everyone’s friend.

  7. Sehaj says:

    Vjkk, VJKF!
    Can this kirya or other meditation kiryas done at any time. If a person does half an hour of meditation during amrit vela then other’s can be done during the day or there is certain time also.

  8. Guruka Singh says:

    Sehaj Ji – Yes, this can be done at any time and in addition to your amrit vela sadhana.

  9. Jagjeet Singh Parwanda says:

    There is a very good Shabad giving the impression for all time ‘Simran’, by the 3rd Guru, in Srirag at page 35. click the link address-

    But the time of Amrit Veilaa ( starts after 12 midnight ), has been given a great significant value, as there is “Jungle Raj’ and one can contemplate Him in meditation without disturbance with fresh mind. In a Vaar of Bhai Gurdassji, he has crystal cleared, saying he is a sacrifice to those Gursikhs who wake up in the last quarter of night and take a dip in the ambrosia nectar of holy tank of Naam.

  10. Iqbaljit Singh Khalsa says:

    “Unless it causes pain to others, no path is right or wrong. How can one criticise something one has never experienced and of which one has no personal experience? Better to use your precious pranas to bless everyone – Sarbat da Bala – that is our prayer.”
    -Mr. Guruka Singh.

    You are too cool Mr. Singh, i wish that God gives me the company of people like you, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Christain, Buddhist, many more, and especially Khalsas like you!

  11. Iqbaljit Singh Khalsa says:

    our Muslim brethern also pray with their palms facing their faces, what a beautiful similarity isnt it!!