A Passage for August

 Mantram art from a recent YA retreat.

Mantram art from a recent YA retreat.

We've been thinking a lot about the mantram recently at YA Blog HQ. Nearly a year ago we looked at another passage focusing on the mantram, but this month we've been looking for other passages that really emphasize the mantram and we picked "Weaving Your Name" by Kabir. What we love about this passage is the poetry of the words and the imagery he uses about integrating the mantram into all parts of our day. 

If you'd like to learn more about the mantram, and see mantrams recommended by Easwaran, you can do so here. We recently re-read the section "How to Choose and Use a Mantram" and highly recommend it for new and long-time users of the mantram – it's such a great refresher!

We'd love to hear from you, so please share your thoughts in the comments below:

  • Which aspects of this passage appeal to you, or intrigue you?
  • What is a way the mantram has helped you recently?

Have a great month of August!


Weaving Your Name – Kabir

I weave your name on the loom of my mind, to make my garment when you come to me. My loom has ten thousand threads to make my garment when you come to me. The sun and moon watch while I weave your name; the sun and moon hear while I count your name. These are the wages I get by day and night to deposit in the lotus bank of my heart.

I weave your name on the loom of my mind to clean and soften ten thousand threads and to comb the twists and knots of my thoughts. No more shall I weave a garment of pain. For you have come to me, drawn by my weaving – my ceaselessly weaving your name on the loom of my mind.