The Yogi’s Prayer
Relinquish desire and attachment
Enjoy “what is” right now.
Accept pain and pleasure
Equally in peace.
Release selfishness and pride
Cultivate humility, and a generous heart.
Trusting the architecture of undivided wholeness.
Let the words of enlightened beings guide thoughts and actions.
Do not be drawn by the senses into craving or aversion,
Sleep just enough,
Apply the principle of moderation.
Let truth, contentment and self-discipline be your companions.
Neither dwell in fear, nor animosity
Be meticulously conscious
While living in the world,
Keep the connection to God intact.
Dedicate each thought, word and deed to the Infinite.
Override the ego.
Love the Beloved all hours of night and day,
Even among family activity, work and play.
Maintain your yogic postures with deep internal silence
Purity exists beyond thought.
Lovingly attune to the sound current of Infinity
Vibrate the unstruck melody.
Listen with rapture – bring the mind to perfect stillness,
Withdraw from the world of form
Turn attention inward.
The experience of God is indescribable
At the crown chakra the pineal secretes a sublime liquid –
an ecstatic experience occurs, filled with illumination, love, non-attachment and the wisdom of God.
Bathe in this,
The breath is the tributary of the Divine.
Bring awareness to each breath.
Lovingly remember the name of God,
Suspend the breath within the central channel of sushumna.
Choose a lifestyle that supports intimacy with God
Bathe externally and internally each day,
Purify yourself through meditation
before dawn and at dusk
Embrace fully each meditation that you do.
Keep the company of the holy, the Sadh Sangat
Contemplate and treasure the words of the Guru’s Shabd,
the sound current of God
as the ultimate wealth.
Sing the praises of the Divine.
With constant attention, listen to and obey your higher wisdom,
Choose right action over ignorance or confusion.
Bring kindness and compassion to every encounter
See God in All
Exist in a state of neutrality
Contain and transcend both polarities.
Let the soul dwell in the original Being,
as water is contained in ocean.
Sat Dharam Kaur ND, 2011 (inspired by Kabir and Guru Nanak’s yogic writings from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib).