The Indian scriptures say that creation is cyclic: the universe comes into being, stays for a time, and then is dissolved. Furthermore, they say that these three phases of universal existence are in operation at all times: The universe is constantly being created, constantly being preserved, and constantly being dissolved again.

These three forces co-exist; they are not opposing energies, but are all part of the natural order. Together they constitute AUM, with the three aspects:

A—the creative force
U—the preserving force
M—the dissolving force

We can observe these influences even in the lives of human beings. Every human being is a mixture of these three aspects of creation. The three energies exist within us, and we can learn to harmonize ourselves with them, and draw upon them, to be successful in our lives.

The ideal human being brings the three types of vibration to a harmonious balance within himself. He is innovative, when it is appropriate to be so; conservative, when true values are at stake; and prompt to combat evil, if he sees it to be menacing the good. Most people tend to manifest primarily one or another of these vibrations in their lives.

AUM is part of the Hindu Holy Trinity: AUM-TAT-SAT, which parallels the Christian Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

AUM (Holy Ghost) is Cosmic Vibration, the Divine Mother

TAT (Son) is the Christ Consciousness, a reflection of the Supreme Spirit in all creation

SAT (Father) is the Vibrationless Spirit beyond creation.

The Process of Creation

According to Hinduism, God “dreamed” the universe into existence. The process of creation was that God vibrated a portion of His consciousness, creating the vast array of dualities (opposites) that give “texture” to the universe: light/dark, up/down, joy/sorrow, life/death—the list goes on and on.

Just as on the physical plane, vibration makes a sound, so also in the subtler realm of Spirit the vibration of creation (the “cosmic motor”) is the sacred sound of AUM. In that sound, all things exist—and without that sound, nothing could exist.

Experiencing the Protective Power of AUM-TAT-SAT

In the summer of 2016, I decided to experiment with AUM-TAT-SAT as a mantra. Daily, I repeated mentally AUM-TAT-SAT whenever I remembered, and especially as I walked to work and back, for about 10 minutes each way.

After a few months, I started to feel a subtle change in my consciousness. I felt an invisible protecting layer around me, and greater peace within me. After about three months, I had a confirmation about the shift in my energy field. Before I share it, I need to give you some background.

Many geese have adopted Ananda as their home. When I walk to work, I sometimes encounter a couple of geese on the gravel path. As I get closer, they start to move away, and one of them may hiss at me; during their nesting season, the male, wanting to protect his nesting eggs, will flap its wings.

After about three months of repeating the mantra daily, I was walking home from the market in Ananda Village. I saw a flock of about fifty geese spread on the village lawn and the pathway. I slowed my pace as I walked towards them, mentally repeating AUM-TAT-SAT.

The geese noticed me, but they hardly moved. They made just enough room for me on the path, but remained very close to me, a breath away. None of them hissed or flapped its wings. I walked slowly amidst them. I felt welcomed as a friendly guest and accepted amidst them, instead of being a threat. It was a wonderful feeling to walk so closely and peacefully among the geese.

Later, as I reflected on this incident and why I was treated differently this time, I believe it was the repetition of the mantra that harmonized my energy, so my aura was peaceful and allowed the geese to feel at ease in my presence.

I am continuing to practice AUM-TAT-SAT and feel the subtle power of Spirit flowing through me and harmonizing my aura.

I found Paramhansa Yogananda’s affirmation to express what I have experienced through the repetition of AUM-TAT-SAT:

“The light of Christ shines through me, and therefore my mind is clear. Order and harmony reign in all my affairs.”

Daily Practice

By daily practice of meditation, mantras, japa, and affirmations, we develop spiritual receptivity so that we can experience the divine as a real and very practical aspect of our daily lives.

As you expand your awareness and experience God’s presence within you, you’ll find that not only does it sustain you and brings peace to your heart, it begins naturally to radiate outward to bless others around you. As you develop a dynamic positive attitude of mind and heart, you open to the divine light to flow through you.

Affirmations for Divine Protection

By Paramhansa Yogananda

I will seek safety: first, last and all the time in the constant inner thought of God-peace.

God is within me and around me, protecting me, so I banish the gloom of fear that shuts out His guiding light and makes me stumble into ditches of error.

By Swami Kriyananda

I live protected by God’s Infinite light. So long as I remain in the heart of it, nothing and no one can harm me.

Listening to the sound of AUM (the cosmic vibration) raises the mind above the delusion of human existence, into the pure skies of divine consciousness.

Listen To Swami Kriyananda chant AUM:


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33 Comments

  1. Is there a recording of the Aum-Tat-Sat mantra available? And can I say Aum-Tat-Sat while engaged in other activities?

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      Dear Cesar,

      I am not aware that there is a recording of AUM-TAT-SAT.
      Yes, you can say AUM-TAT-SAT whenever you feel the need for it, and while engaging in other activities.

      Blessings,
      Nayawami Diksha

      1. OM TAT SAT, An Ancient Sanskrit Mantra on Youtube (-:

  2. Ananda is a wonderfull instrument,for us to reach our Goal,Godconsciousness. I am so greatfull to you,Nayaswami’s for shining the guidinglight,without wich it just wouldn’t work. Thanks to the world of computers,I can let you come into my house and elevate me through Paramhansa Yogananda’s Teaching,through your magnetic aura. I am a psychiatric patient,so I need lot’s of Light,wich I get through you.
    With much Love as always,Dominic Lagae

  3. Your words and the examples you gave of inspiration in action have lifted my morning. I was praying for an answer and it came through you. With Gratitude, Prem-Shanti

  4. Nice article based on rational experience to be tried on oneself and gain self protection and peace.

  5. As always, a lovely article. regards, Nikki Cavin-Grace

  6. Thank you very much,
    a very powerful And Timely article.
    It served as an important affirmation for me personally.
    I’m greatful to be included in Be the Change.
    Master’s Blessing
    Michael

  7. Thanks for the simple depth and clarity. Aum Tat Sat.
    Kiran

  8. Thank you very much. I have complete faith in what you say and I will certainly recite the mantra as often as possible and I am sure that it will bring something positive to me. Thanks again.

  9. Well done article. The Aum/Trinity topic is fascinating always.

  10. Is this in Yoganandas’s teachings? I am a kriyaban and wondering if this is some I missed? I like the sound of it but don’t remember ever hearing this ?

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      Dear Mary,
      Yes this is a part of Yogananda’s teachings. Swami Kriyananda writes in more depth about it in his book: The Hindu Way of Awakening. This book is available at Crystal Clarity Publishers.

      Blessings,
      Diksha

  11. Thankyou, I like this ,it is very helpful. Something I can conciously do at any time

  12. I thank you for this heart-warming post, which brought tears of happiness into my eyes.

    Paramahansa Yogananda and his teachings with all of my heart, and I own several of his Books, which I bought already very long ago, and I do share snips of it on Facebook, so that others can also be awakened to THE HOLY TRINITY.

    I ALSO experience that THE HOLY TRINITY open these Books for me when I ponder upon something to share with others, like just now, when I opened WHISPERS from ETERNITY and was presented with the following:

    BLESS ME TO PERFORM EVERY
    WORK ONLY TO PLEASE THEE

    Father, teach me to perform all my work only to please Thee. Let me feel Thee as the electricity of Life, moving the machinery of my bones, nerves, and muscles. In every heart-throb, every breath, every burst of vital activity, teach me to feel Thy power.

    Namaste

  13. Thank you so much for wonderful article, as i was finding answer for my question n incidentally i caught this article.
    But i want to know, is there any particular pattern to chant aum tat sat or we can chant the way we want. Plz answer me.

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      Dear Preeti,
      There is no specific way to repeat Aum-TAT-SAT.
      When you repeat this mantra, mentally, our out loud, try to do so, while infusing it with your heart’s feelings: your love for God, and your longing to unite with Him.

      Blessings,
      Diksha

  14. Dear Nayaswami Diksha, Thank you never quite seems to quantify the utmost gratitude for this wondrous, beautiful article and how it so deeply touches our soul, inspiring and encouraging us yet further – Nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee, thank you and bless you so much. Namaste

  15. Dear Nayaswami Diksha, Re above – I meant to say that I will do my best to practice the different quotes above as much as possible as I also believe it will have an immense positive effect in me (as for some time now I tend to forget even some things that mean much to me but that’s due to on-going traumas, but also feel privileged to be part of the pledge ‘I am the change’ and appreciate so much all the inspiration etc that Ananda imparts to us all. Thank you and bless you again. Namaste

  16. Nice, The wind of ‘Good feeling’ has blown over my mind after reading the Holy Trinity. It is inspiring, thanks.

  17. I was so happy to see your post on OM TAT SAT, Nayaswami Diksha, and with MUCH GRATITUDE to you!! I have meditated for many years and have done some introductory chants that include OM TAT SAT, but never really knew an in depth “knowing” of the mantra. From your post and sharing your experience, I have been repeating it both silently and out loud.
    BTW…there is a nice,pure,chanting of OM TAT SAT on youtube. It is called OM TAT SAT. An Ancient Sanskrit Mantra. I would be happy to send it to you if you would like to give me your email, or FB page(and friend me .
    Again, thanks to you and blessings of all joy!
    Vrindaji Claremaria Bowman

  18. Hello Nayaswami Diksha,
    This is a question that I believe I already understand the basic reality. I started chanting the Aum-Tat-Sat the day I read your posting (April 25). It is the 30th, and I am having a maelstrom of terrible karmic events. I generally have unlucky karma but it is spaced out over long periods; this is rough! I will continue to chant and give whatever comes (of itself let it come) and give it to Master. Say a little prayer for me; bless you.

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      Dear Garry,
      I am sorry for the difficulties that you are facing right now.
      Continue to repeat this mantra, and infuse it with your love for God, and your longing to be united with Him. Gradually, the power of God will grow stronger inside of you, and will mitigate the karma, or at least will help you to handle it better.
      I will pray for you.

      Blessings,
      Diksha

  19. I love this explanation of Aum Tat Sat or the Holy Trinity because I have never been able before to completely remember how the comparison works. This is simple to understand and I love the affirmations, thanks Diksha…

  20. Nayaswami Diksha:

    Honestly, this could not have come at a more appropriate time. This is so very timely you cannot even imagine. You see, lately I have been so very scattered, upset and even angry; at what I cannot honestly name one thing even though I know that there is a reason for everything. I have already committed to doing this Meditaion but I do need some help for I was meditating for some time but have ‘fallen’ by the wayside. But I am now ready and willing to pick myself up and to BE THE CHANGE. So, yes please I would like to take up the challenge, but will need a little help in getting started. Will you please help me?

    Thank you very much.

    Blessings,

    Verette

  21. Adding my thanks, Diksha. Beautiful and practical inspiration.

  22. I had an awakening experience of a two part life journey pre-post (still evolving) that involved my acknowledgment and awareness of the number 333. I first began seeing this number in 2006 during a period of darkness in my life.. not being religious or spiritual..yet, at that time.. I saw the number enough times to research and identify a biblical passage that was synonymous with my life and that message essentially empowered me to pay closer attention to cause and effect (laws of attraction). As I began my journey of awareness and self refinement, the wall I had created between my soul and the light began to dissipate.. and while still in depression (approx 10 years long) the 2nd part of my journey began the evening of December 31st 2013 after a prayer to God trying to heal from a minor adversity. That prayer a few hours later subsequently formed into a biblical nightmare that seemed to last an eternity and felt more real than any other dream I had before in my life. That nightmare transformed my life overnight.. it started with me alone wearing ancient warrior battle gear in a desert valley with menacing rolling hills and ominous dark clouds..in minutes I was battling demons in the valley; normally one would wake up as one does when experiencing a terrifying nightmare.. but it continued until the last demon above ground was defeated.. I was then plunged deep in the abyss of hell and battled more terrifying demons (in hindsight I believe this was my soul battling life adversities that I had yet to reconcile) after more.. it seemed endless.. and the nightmare seemed to last for hours upon hours.. until I defeated the final demons in hell and within seemingly seconds I was back on earth in the same valley I had battled the demons before my descent into Hell.. but it was different.. there were no more demons..as I stood there in the valley in my dream, the clouds started to recede and roll back over the surrounding hills and then out of sight.. and then a very bright light shone down on me.. and I awoke, I vividly remember gasping when I awoke.. I was literally covered in sweat and has goose bumps, so apparent that I was running my fingers down my body trying to figure out where those good bumps ended, but that sensation covered by entire body, most prevalent on my thighs.. I remember at that very moment turning to look at the clock and it was precisely 3:33AM.. the moments, minutes, hours, days after this is the miracle.. the depression I had for nearly decade was entirely gone. The saying, ‘weight lifted off my shoulders’ is cliche’ and often misused, but I clearly remember feeling that soul heaviness that had been tormenting me for years, it was completely gone! All the hate, hurt, anger, sadness, frustration, all the blame.. all the pain I had felt for years was entirely absent from my being! It’s difficult to describe, but to put it simply, the immediate post conditional state of my being was in bliss.. vibrations I had never felt were flowing through my body, the centered-ness, the clarity, that wall that was between my conscience and soul vs ‘The Light’ – 333 (Holy Trinity, Mind, Body and Spirit) was bridged again! It was as if I was reborn because the immediate blissful days after, I knew I had been given a miraculous gift from above – life to me was new again, every single thing that my being had taken for granted due to that wall and living selfishly was all of the sudden brand new to me.. it was like being a baby all over again, everything was shiny new.. flowers became beautiful again, I stopped spending my time through awareness on the common human trap of negative thinking and self perpetual misery!! I figured out through this gift that life was actually very simple, as long as one follows the principles of the laws of attraction. MY story is uniquely mine, but 333 saved my life – its a priceless gift of life and soul rebirth bestowed upon me by God and his infinite army of light working Angels!!

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