Greetings Radiant Reader,I recorded a new(ish) version of "Ajai Alai" the other day. This mantra is for VICTORY, RADIANCE, and POWER.
Most of the longer mantras I do are from a hymn (called "bani") called Japji Sahib (Nirankaar, Bahuta Karam, Amul, etc...).
This one however, is from Jaap Sahib. It was written by the 10th Sikh Master, who was a SPIRITUAL WARRIOR. When I recite Jaap Sahib I feel carried by a very forceful and consistent rhythm... like being on horseback.
:: THE POWER OF NEGATIVE WORDS ::
The rhythm of this mantra, which is created from using couples of words that sound very similar to one another: ajai alai/ abai abhai/ abhoo ajoo, etc... These are all aspects of GOD, but because God and Me are One, these are aspects of all of us.
It's also worth noting that the sound "a" at the beginning of most of these words is a negation. Each word brings up its opposite. Alai--cannot be detroyed; abhai--beyond fear, etc. This is a bit confrontational. In order to qualify God, you are speaking all the things that God isn't. All these things that we think we are (full of fear, perishable, visible) because we often limit our sense of who we are to that which we see in physical form.
Guru Gobind Singh is saying God is NOT and we are NOT limited to these "human" weaknesses.
:: POWER IS INTERNAL ::
POWER is not something we can exert over anyone else. POWER comes from the eternal flow of our beingness. It is innate within us. It like an underground well, waiting to be tapped. It's just there. Ever-present. Ever-flowing.
We become very powerful when we realize that everything we need is always available to us. And that is radiance. It is a confidence rooted in spiritual knowing.
Ajai Alai brings this understanding to us because it vibrates within us at the frequency of our eternal power.
:: VICTORIOUS UPLIFTER ::
It may sound lofty or even esoteric, but I if you think of someone who can command a room when they walk into it--not by yelling or asserting their power, but by a subtle yet forceful presence--THAT is radiance. That is true power.
That power can be used to elevate others.
That is a true victory in my book.
When you have that kind of power, it's easy to maintain it.
If you're looking to grow it, it just needs to become a habit.
Try reciting this mantra 11 times per day for 40 days and see what happens. (Let me know!)
Ajai Alai – Invincible, Indestructible
Abhai Abai – Fearless, Unchanging
Abhoo Ajoo – Unformed, Unborn
Anaas Akaas – Imperishable, Etheric
Aganj Abhanj – Unbreakable, Impenetrable
Alakkh Abhakkh – Unseen, Unaffected
Akaal Dy-aal – Undying, Merciful
Alaykh Abhaykh – Indescribable, Uncostumed
Anaam Akaam – Nameless, Desireless
Agaaha Adhaaha – Unfathomable, Incorruptible
Anaathay Pramaathay – Unmastered, Destroyer
Ajonee Amonee – Beyond birth, Beyond silence
Na Raagay Na Rangay – Beyond love, Beyond color
Na Roopay Na Raykhay – Beyond form, Beyond shape
Akarmang Abharmang – Beyond karma, Beyond doubt
Aganjay Alaykhay – Unconquerable, Indescribable