“By vibrating in rhythm with the breath to a particular sound that is proportional to the creative sound, or sound current, one can expand one’s sensitivity to the entire spectrum of vibration. It is similar to striking a note on a stringed instrument. In other words, as you vibrate, the Universe vibrates with you.”
–Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher Training Manual, p. 66.
Question: Why do we draw so heavily on the Sikh tradition for the mantras that we use in Kundalini Yoga?
Answer: “Those mantras just happen to be correct mantras. It’s not because they come from the Sikh tradition. The mantra, ‘God and Me, Me and God are One,’ you will not find anywhere, but it works. It is an Ashtang mantra. The sound is correct, so we use it. It doesn’t have to be only in Gurmukhi (the vibratory language of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib). I draw correct mantras from wherever I can. There are tons of mantras—I only use those which I know will be very elementary and will work.”
-Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher Training Manual, p. 69.