Beggar's Bowl

Friday, October 27, 2023

Surrender Into Abundance

Art by Yonya Engel

In light of the war in Gaza and the on-going systemic oppression, colonization, displacement and genocide of the Palestinian people by Zionists and the state of Israel, a prosperity meditation in this moment seems trite and callous. But a wise man, an artist colleague of mine, once told me, "You can't give from a deficit. You can't be a philanthropist and be poor." That really stuck with me. For years, I have been giving from a deficit. And once again, I find myself hitting a rough patch in life which really makes me feel helpless in this situation. SO I am going to pace myself with the information I take in and images I expose myself to. I am not going to sink into despair about not having control over the injustices all over the world but particularly in Palestine. I will focus on what I can do. I will pray. I will share the commentary of my friends who are cultural critics artists and activists. I will continue to Boycott Divest and Sanction Israel. AND I am going to make this meditation my priority. I have to keep breathing. Let's breathe together. 

TO BEGIN: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh, or neck lock. Keep the spine straight. Rub your hands together. Press your thumbs against your sternum holding your hands in prayer pose. Roll your eyes in and up towards your third-eye. If you are unable to sit in "easy pose," you may sit on a sturdy chair and cross your feet underneath your chair. 

On two breaths, chant the opening mantra ONG NA MA GURU DEV NAMO which means I bow to the infinite wisdom within. Do this 3 times. For the proper cadence and pronunciation, listen here. If you like what you hear, you can purchase my mantra music on Bandcamp.

MUDRA: Hands in gyan mudra. Index finger pressed against the thumb. Right arm is bent with hand at eye level. Left hand is resting palm up on the left knee. 

FOCUS: Eyes are closed.

MANTRA: *Translation from Gurmukhi to English*

His blessings are so abundant that there can be no written account of them.

The Great Giver does not hold back anything.

There are so many great, heroic warriors begging at the door of the Infinite Lord.

So many contemplate and dwell upon Him, that they cannot be counted.

So many waste away to death engaged in corruption.

So many take and take again, and then deny receiving.

So many foolish consumers keep on consuming.

So many endure distress, deprivation, and constant abuse.

Even these are Your Gifts, O Great Giver!

Liberation from bondage comes only by Your Will.

No one else has any say in this.

If some fool should presume to say that he does,

he shall learn, and feel the effects of his folly.

He Himself knows, He Himself gives.

Few, very few are those who acknowledge this.

One who is blessed to sing the Praises of the Lord,

O Nanak, is the king of kings.

Repeat the prayer eleven times. Takes about 15 minutes. 


This meditation is a prayer. The 25th Pauree of Japji. It is said to change poverty into prosperity. It works on the pranic body, the aura, and the radiant body, moving the energy from the body to the Heavens. When the mind comes out of duality, prosperity is there. 

TO FINISH: Inhale deeply, hold the breath for ten counts, then relax completely. Say aloud the Warrior Healer's Affirmations.

TO CLOSE: Rub your hands together and bring them to prayer pose, palms touching thumbs pressed against your sternum. Chant Long SAT NAM on one breath. Repeat this for a total of three times. Bring your hands to your forehead and bow. This seals the work in your frontal lobe. Your center for decision making. 
So there it is. Inshallah, we will generate enough resources to provide for ourselves, our families and make positive changes in this corrupt Capitalistic world. 
Any questions, and/or to participate, you can find me on IG @rhythmandbreathyoga

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