The Ganesha Siddhi mantra

I have begun reciting the Ganesha Siddhi mantra for the last few days and have got up to about 6000- ish repetitions. Everyday I have been sitting on my meditation stool in my bedroom in front of my Ganesha statue, lighting a tea candle as an offering, saying a quick prayer for Ganesha to be with me during my recitation practice, and then chanting for maybe two rounds or more every time.

It goes like this:

Om Shrim Hrim Klim Ganeshwaraya

Brahma Rupaya Charave

Sarva Siddhi Pradeshaya

Vigneshaya Namo Namaha

The translation is…

“Salutations to the Supreme Lord Ganesha. You are Brahman, you are the Bestower of all Siddhi’s. O Vigneshaya, remover of all obstacles, salutations again and again.”


This mantra is an interesting one. The whole point of the mantra is that it is able to give ‘siddhi’s’ (magical abilities). Once you gain mantra siddhi with this mantra, anything that you say will come true. Just as God created the universe from his word, the person who has gained full perfection of this mantra through reciting these sacred vibrations will be able to change reality through their word also.

“But power corrupts and you can use in many selfish and destructive ways” I hear you cry. Guess what? This mantra not only gives you the ability to fully create reality through speaking it into existence but it also purifies your consciousness so that when you have attained mantra siddhi everything that you speak will be a blessing to yourself and others. Spiritual practice makes you a much more powerful being and as you go through various developments you will become more and be able to do more. You will be able to more effectively embody your innate Divine Nature. BUT spiritual practice also purifies your being so you will be more beneficial and helpful to the world. The natural byproduct of spiritual practice is that you become a fully, more kinder and compassionate person, a greater asset to the world.

But to gain perfection of this mantra, to attain mantra siddhi and get the full power of the mantra fully ingrained into your being you have to chant it for 500, 000 repetitions with a minimum of 108 repetitions a day. I have calculated that chanting at a medium pace takes me seventeen minutes and to chant thirty rounds would take me about eight or so hours. If I chanted 108 times a day it would take me about twelve years to gain perfection, twice a day would be six years, thrice a day would be three years etc…

… But I like the mantra so much that chanting it is not a problem. So here we go and see what happens.


The Inner Mind and the Revelations of Muhammad


These are personal thoughts of mine…

‘The prophet said, “The tuest poetic verse ever said by a poet is: Indeed! Everything except Allah, is perishable.’

I have been thinking about prophets lately. Are prophets chosen or do they merely get their revelations from the Supreme Source because their minds ‘happen’ to be receptive enough to receive theses visions and insights? Is it part of a divine plan or a divine accident?

The mind of Muhammad was a volcano. The collective magma of the yearning of the Arab people burst forth from his mind. Arabia was looking for a revelation from the Supreme Source, just as the Jews and the Christians had received. This yearning built up in the collective unconsciousness of the Arab people and needed an outlet. Something had to burst forth from the deeper mind. This energy needed to have a mind in which to burst from in order to enter the world. It needed the mind of someone who was receptive.

Maybe anyone could have been the Prophet of Arabia. It is well documented that those that work on their mind enough are able to gain great insights and even develop supernormal powers. Muhammad gained his revelations because he had purified his mind to such a great extent through spiritual practices and ethical living that his mind became an antenna for the divine will of God. It is clearly documented that Muhammad went on retreats to Mt Hira to perform spiritual practices by himself about the time that the Angel Gabriel first visited him. It is also told that he had a reputation for being upstanding, honest and fair in his everyday activities, in his business and family life also. His activities had opened him up to be able to receive the visions and become a prophet. And from these visions he changed, becoming a humble merchant, a persecuted leader, and finally the most powerful man in Arabia.

He became the embodiment of the hopes, dreams and yearnings of all Arabia. No wonder he is is so respected and revered by all Muslims. His preaching and selfless striving and life brought about a profound change of consciousness for an entire people!

The magma burst forth from the mind of Muhammad and spiritualised the whole of Arabia. The lava is still spreading today.

Everything comes from God and God is everywhere and everything but to find him you must look within yourself… to look anywhere else would be only looking at an everchanging manifestation or after effect of an idea that was in the mind of God, not God itself.

To know God you must go beyond the dream and go in search of the sleeper. You must dive into your mind and find it’s source.

Everything is mind because everything is part of the dream in the mind of God and everything is the consciousness of the sleeper.

If you dive beyond your conscious mind, beyond the subconscious and internal programmes and become part of the pure mind of God which is the essence of your own mind. This same essence permeates everything. This was the source from which the magma flowed and erupted from Muhammad’s mind.

Muhammad’s revelations came from the pure mind of God. His mind got in tune with the Divine Mind and he became a Great Prophet. The needs of the Arabian people were satisfied when Muhammad became a vessel for the will of God and the foundations of Islam was secured.

From God we come- From God we are- From God we shall return. The mind of God is our source. God is the untainted mind that is our essence and the essence of evertyhing. It is the essence of all.