Poojya Bapushri received this mantra from Lord Sadguru Dattatreya and all the Siddhas and Saints on November 15, 1975. Sadguru Himself has assured that all those who chant this mantra for 5-7 minutes will be elevated to the meditative stage spontaneously after sitting down quietly with eyes closed. Those who sincerely use this mantra will enjoy mental peace during this state. Absolutely nothing else has to be done—just being like a little child and receiving the state of meditation—and that why it is known as ‘Spontaneous Meditation’.The scriptural source of this mantra is not known, nor is the space in the universe where it is prevalent. The only definiteness about this mantra is that it has been received from Sadguru Dattatreya. The verbatim meaning of this mantra is that ‘Only the Fullness, Who is overflowing with knowledge and is omnipresent like indivisible sky, is true and eternal; That Fullness leads from darkness to light and enables the realization of the Self after providing fundamental knowledge.’In this way this mantra is dedicated to omnipresent absolute Nature of Life and is not connected with any religion or sect—meaning that it is non-sectarian and so also omni-sectarian. Therefore, its chanting can be carried out by adherents to all religions and sects—Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Sikh, Parsi, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, and all others included without exception—which in fact is being done so. From the absolute point of view, use of this mantra opens the passage to the spiritual field. After all, this mantra has been offered by Sadguru, the Lord of Lords, being the unity of all that is (G)enerated, all that continues in (O)peration and all that is (D)estroyed in favor of rebirth.You may be pleased to know that no rituals are required for beginning the chant of this universally benedictory mahamantra.. You need neither renounce your current practices of your favored form of the Divine, nor change your Guru or Guru-Mantra. As a matter of fact, this has been the experience of thousands of aspirants—that if one folds the chant of his or her Guru (Ishta) mantra with the chant of this Mahamantra, fructification of Guru (Ishta) mantra is easier and quicker. The technique of folding is very simple: According to the availability of time, you may initially offer 3, 11 or 26 malas (japa) of the mantra ‘Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta’, then regular japa of the Guru (Ishta) mantra in the required number and end with the japa of the mantra ‘Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta’ in the same number as earlier.The effects of this mantra japa cannot be described, but can be experienced directly. Thousands of people have acquired the life they desire in the mundane field after carrying out 2-4 purashcharana japa of this mantra; one purashcharana japa is said to be completed after carrying out 52 malas japa everyday for 52 days continuously. If someone does not have sufficient time to carrying out 52 malas japa at a stretch, he or she may do so by carrying out 26 malas japa in the morning and 26 malas japa in the evening. It has often been found that even one purashcharana japa helps to remove any number of obstructions during daily life, provides comfort in agonies and diseases, and brings peace, happiness and prosperity. Spontaneous Meditation and its CharacteristicsHuman beings have always been seeking eternal peace, happiness and joy. Yet most of mankind feels these can be had through the collection and use of material objects. This is correct, that one can get momentary enjoyments from the use of these illusory material objects, which is probably the reason why people keep on collecting and using them. They behave, however, like a mirage and so the search for eternal peace and happiness continues on. Such persons do not know that real peace and happiness lives not outside them but only inside.As a matter of fact, real peace and happiness has neither any form nor any definite place where it is to be found. The fulfillment we all long for is achieved through the knowledge of the Self, which can be had through the causeless grace of Guru and God. Therefore, the highest fortune is to meet and adhere to a highly accomplished Siddha Guru. Such a Guru or a great person awakens the Kundalini energy, the dormant power at the base of the spine, of the inquisitive aspirant through the phenomenon of Shaktipat; this is done according to the capabilities of the aspirant. Continuing sadhana takes the aspirant to the next stage after the awakening of Kundalini and that is the purification of five vital airs and the five sheaths. Then the piercing of the chakras takes place, which makes the mind and chitta steady, so that the aspirant starts experiencing peace and happiness. Further continuance of such practice takes purification to final stage, so that desires are concluded by then and the aspirant realizes the Self. Speaking of and writing about the whole process is simple, but carrying it out is very difficult. Sometimes completion of this process requires many lives of sadhana, but if the aspirant is fortunate to have the causeless grace of some saint, he or she may realize the aim in this life itself. There is no prescribed technique to earn this grace. True progress depends merely on the pleasure of the saint, and may oblige anybody. Even so, the seeker must keep on working hard to earn the grace of the saint—but even working hard requires the grace of the Guru or guide. This is why it is said ‘Guru Kripa He Kevalam,’ which means that it is the grace of Guru which gets you everything.The problem arises as to what a person can do to achieve peace and happiness. To disentangle this knot, Lord Sadguru Dattatreya has offered the great mantra Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta. Through the japa of this mantra, people adhering to all religions and sects of this world can experience peace and happiness and can also have visions of their Guru and Ishta. Moreover, they can also get their genuine desires fulfilled through the japa of this mantra. Every person—man or woman, literate or illiterate, rich or poor, adherent to any religion, caste, creed or sect—gets elevated to the meditative stage spontaneously after chanting this mantra for 5-7 minutes and then sitting with eyes closed. Chanting this mantra enables thousands of people to arrive at the meditative stage at the same time and enjoy experiences as well. Apprehensive people may well be thinking how is it possible that an a regular person can enjoy the sought-after stage of meditative after just chanting for 5-7 minutes. Only this much needs be said: This mantra has been received from Sadguru and all the siddhas and saints in the form of a boon where it has been promised that the chanting of this mantra will take the chanter to the meditative state spontaneously. The results of a boon or curse need no explanation or defense. Chanting this mantra affects the accomplishment of all yogic activities; these activities connected with Hatha yoga or Raja yoga are accomplished automatically. It is not necessary that each aspirant experiences every possible activity and experience—and, indeed, this does not happen. It is not uncommon to experience all the three motions of Pranayama activity—Pooraka, Kumbhaka and Rechaka—happening automatically. Many aspirants start doing postures, and in this way the first five limbs of the eight-fold yoga system get accomplished spontaneously by chanting this mantra. This stage leads gradually to the concentration of the mind, that in turn takes the meditator to the meditative stage, which is self-validating. You can experience all this by yourself or with friends. Everything is revealed within oneself.The aspirant need not worry whether experiences happen during meditation or not; it is not necessary that everybody must have experiences. But if there is any experience—functional or perceptual—the aspirant should not try to check it. Whoever is undergoing any posture, gesture or any other activity should allow it to continue. If an aspirant is crying, let the crying happen, or if he or she is laughing, let the laughter be. It should be taken for granted that whatever is happening is beneficial. These are all yogic activities and so one should not try to understand their meanings by oneself. You may inquire about the meaning from a qualified spiritual guide or you may correspond with Girnar Sadhana Ashram and/or read the literature they publish.People who have just studied literature regarding yoga-sadhana and meditation, but have not received the blessings of sitting near the lotus feet of a Guru or some great soul with faith and belief, may feel skeptical as to how thousands of people can achieve the meditative stage at the same time. They are requested to study a little more and contemplate the phenomenon of Shaktipat and Diksha. Highly accomplished Siddha yogis rarely carry out Shaktipat through touch or sight but use their power of determination which is not bound by time and space, thereby benefiting an aspirant who is thousands of miles away. This power has the capacity to act in all three states of awareness: waking, dreaming and sleeping. Please remember that it is the power of Sadguru Dattatreya which is working here.Benefits of MeditationMeditation is, without doubt, immensely useful in the spiritual field, yet definitely does help in daily life as well. At first meditation assists the purification of mind, intellect and conscience—which, in turn, helps dissolve the perversions and flaws of human nature. Subsequently, negative tendencies of the mind—such as fear, depression, indifference and dejection—start vanishing, so that self-confidence is increased, thereby allowing any individual to better endure the difficult incidents in life. Personality gets brightened, resulting in multi-directional development in life. Increased focus develops the power of making decisions in day-to-day work and also enables ease even while attempting difficult and lengthy tasks. Decrease of negative tendencies in the mind makes it more cheerful. Virtue develops, and in students this is particularly valuable in their abstaining from vices. Because of the increase in concentration, memory power gets more and more developed, so that students win laurels in examinations. Meditation helps in the development of virtues like obedience and self-discipline, as well as self-determination. Most of all, Spontaneous Meditation provides mental peace which relieves mental tension. Therefore, one is able to fight organic diseases and mental agonies easily, not to mention that increasing blood pressure is checked.Such experiential improvements mean that quality of life becomes more beautiful, human values become richer and one’s life blossoms like flower all the time.