Sixteen: Everywhere Radiance
“At a certain moment, when your mind is clean, the
last of your ten bodies, the radiant body begins to
work. When your radiance starts to work, then you start
living, loving and enjoying being a human....If your
subconscious is clean so that your conscious and supreme
conscious become one then you become a very beautiful
human being. And that’s the purpose of the life to
become a beautiful human being.”
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, March 19, 1983
Meditation: Polishing the Radiant Body
January 28, 1972
Sit cross-legged with spine straight. Keep the chest
slightly lifted so the neck lock is applied.
Raise both hands to shoulder level with the elbows
relaxed down by the sides. Make fists of the hands.
Extend the index finger straight up. The thumb locks
over the other fingers.
The eyes are looking past the tip of the nose.
Chant the Ik Acharee Chand shabad from Guru Gobind
Singh’s Jaap Sahib. Chant each word distinctly and
pull the navel point in rhythm with the words.
Na Raagay Na Rangay
Na Roopay Na Raykay
Indestructible. Within Everything.
Invisible. Free from wants.
Unnameable. Free from desires.
Without a master. Destroyer of all.
Beyond birth & death. Beyond silence.
More than love itself. Beyond all
Formless. Beyond chakras.
Beyond Karma. Beyond doubt.
Beyond battles. Unimaginable.
Comments by Gurucharan Singh: As you chant this
beautiful mantra, project an attitude. You are
vibrating and speaking to the real you. Wake up!
Elevate your spirit. Simultaneously hear the sounds
coming from everywhere. This mantra is anahat-
boundless. The sound already vibrates throughout
creation. It flows through you; uses your tongue;
speaks your heart. Hear it as the whisper of your
soul. Let it awaken your consciousness. Expand your
mind with less boundary and ego. Let each word
chisel you and reveal your divinity, dignity and
depth. Feel you are shining everywhere, as you did
in the last stage meditation. This time feel the
radiance is already everywhere. You are sensing it
not projecting. The light arises from the space of
the “unstruck sound” which is everywhere.
Chant steadily for 50 minutes.
Continue chanting in the same posture but begin to
move your torso in circles from the base of the
spine in rhythm with the chant. As you chant move
with a sense of ease like a tree swaying in gentle
breezes. 3 Minutes.
To End; Take a deep inhale, straighten the spine and
suspend the breath into stillness and grasp the
hands of your neighbors on each side. Exhale and
immediately move to the next exercise.
Holding the hands of your partners on each side,
forming lines, move your spine around from the base
(without bending). Continue to chant the mantra for
2 minutes; strongly whisper the mantra for 1 more
minute. Move immediately to the next exercise.
Keep holding hands with your partners. Sit
absolutely still. Close the eyes and focus at the
brow point. Begin long, deep, steady, slow breathing
through the nostrils. Continue listening to the
mantra. Establish a mental attitude of the Buddha.
Be in perfect balance and feel your presence
everywhere like a calm perfect sea. In your radiance
you sit with truth, with reality, with the presence
of your unlimited Being. 6 Minutes.
Then continue the breathing and tighten the grip
with your partners. Open your sensitivity to feel
the flow of energy that is part of the tidal
presence of your infinite self, psyche and God.
Sense the energy flowing through you and existing in
all places in all directions at once. 3 Minutes.
To end: Inhale deeply, suspend the breath, and
project yourself everywhere. Exhale. Repeat two more
times. Then relax.
Sit straight in a cross-legged meditation posture facing
a partner. Relax the elbows down and bring the hands
facing forward toward your partner’s hands. Do not touch
your partner’s hands. Keep the palms separated by about
2- 6 inches (5-15 cm.). Move the hands up and down
steadily in rhythm with the Ik Acharee Chand Mantra
mantra, matching your partner’s movements. Continue
chanting the mantra as you mirror each other, pacing the
hands as you sense the energy between them. The hands
move about 12 inches (31 cm.) up and down.
Fix your eyes unblinking toward your partner’s eyes.
Penetrate through the eyes to the light of the soul. See
the unlimited space of that person and see them exactly
as they are, with you, joined in this common space of
energy and awareness.
Time: 22 Minutes
To end: Inhale deeply; suspend the breath and the hand
movement. Hold the hands near heart center level between
you and your partner. Keep the eyes locked with your
partner. Exhale. Repeat two more times. Then inhale with
the eyes closed and bring the hands down. Exhale. Move
immediately into the next exercise.
Yogi Bhajan comments: “Don’t touch the hands. Let the
energy flow. Let in the name of God, heavens flow and
flow. Let the winds become the breeze and touch you. Let
the song of the Holy Ghost be heard. Let the spirit
flow. Flow with this sound! Let the winds blow. Come in
the winds, touch the heart through feeling. Feel the
breath of life in every cell and everywhere.”
Continue facing your partner. Extend your arms and bring
your palms over your partner’s ears. Press the Jupiter
mound, the base of the index finger, against the ear.
Seal the ears with tight, but not uncomfortable,
pressure. You may have to lean slightly forward to
establish the lock.
Fix your eyes, looking into your partner’s eyes, without
blinking; this is a traatik.
Chant the Ik Acharee Chand Mantra loud and clear. Use
the navel point in the sound. 9 Minutes. During the
final minute increase the pressure of the lock over the
To End: Inhale deeply, suspend the breath, look
straight, exhale. Repeat two more times with the eyes
closed. Then relax.
Comments by Gurucharan Singh: This exercise is the
polarity of Part 2. You are doing the chant in the
nirgun mode of anahat. You are hearing the sound inside
as you block the ears. Inside the inner sound is the
subtle pulse of the naad. When the body is in balance,
its pranas organize into a meditative sensitivity, then
these sounds polish your radiant body which is
everywhere. The sounds created by the tenth master, Guru
Gobind Singh, capture the energy that brings steady
success and a shine to your radiant body. The tongue
makes the sound in the earthy language of humans and the
ears hear it for the angelic part of you to rise through
the heavens with joy and ecstasy.
This meditation will help give you guidance to guide
those who will be struck by the overwhelming levels of
change that beset us in this change of age. Radiance
everywhere is your capacity to uplift those who are
shivering and shattered to be spirited, secure, self
radiant and successful to express their destiny in every