Yogi Bhajan has given us the secrets to entering the vast mystic space of the gong. Before playing the gong we offer a prayer. With reverence, through the Naad of the mantra--the harmony of the mind within the waves of sound, in the humility of our devotion, we ask to be allowed to enter into the Aad—the infinite space.
We recite silently to ourselves...
AAD GURAY NAMEH
JUGAAD GURAY NAMEH
SAT GURAY NAMEH
SIREE GUROO DAYV-A NAMEH
ONG NAMO GUROO DAYV NAMO
NAANAK HOSEE BHEE SUCH
I bow to the primal wisdom
I bow to the wisdom of the ages
I bow to the true wisdom
I bow to the great Divine wisdom
I bow to the subtle divine wisdom, the divine teacher within
True in the Primal beginning
True throughout the ages
True here and now
O Nanak, forever and ever True.