MIND BODY BREATH
The sound of a mantra can lift a person to higher levels of self-understanding. It can bring transformation while imbuing power and strength.
Mantras are repetitive and rhythmic phrases that reach deep into the core of the unconscious mind to bring wholeness to the mind, body, and spirit. We can chant mantras out loud, practice them silently in our minds, and listen to them as part of yoga or meditation practices.
SunDo is an ancient Korean Taoist breath meditation practice that enables practitioners to accumulate Qi in the lower tancheon (lower-abdominal energy center) similar to other types of Taoist practices such as Qigong or Tai Chi. Once enough Qi has been stored in this lower center, a person’s body and mind become saturated with vital energy, which brings optimal health and increased power that can be used for augmenting any area of one’s life.
An audio recording guides the SunDo practice. The recording is a SunDo Master’s voice continually repeating the 16 words above. The mantra’s purpose is to focus attention and evenly synchronize the heartbeat with one’s inhale and exhale.
Additionally, these words help to create the “right heart” for guiding oneself on the path toward enlightenment. Here is the mantra in an ancient Korean-Chinese language and then English translation:
Heart-Breath Harmony Song for SunDo Breath Meditation
Jung Gak Do Won
Che Ji Che Nung
Bool Do Il Hwa
Goo Hwal Chang Sang
Awakened in the foundation of truth,
I gain wisdom and power.
When the universe and I are one,
I will save all living beings.