On October 9th, we celebrate the anniversary of the birthday of Guru Ram Das. Guru Ram Das is an important figure to the Kundalini community as he lead his life centred in the heart space – devoted to bringing community together, focused on the ‘we’ instead of the ‘me’. It is tradition to honour this anniversary by chanting the mantra “Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru” for 11 minutes each day for 10 days leading up to October 9th, starting September 28th.
By chanting the mantra “Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru” we honour and invoke our own heart-centred consciousness: To love without attachment and to invite compassion, gratitude and abundance into our lives.
Who was Guru Ram Das? Guru Ram Das was the fourth of the ten sikh Gurus, who lived in the mid-1500’s. He was known for his humility, service to the community and deep devotion. He founded the city of Amritsar in India and designed the very beautiful Golden Temple (pictured here), a place of devotion for both the sikh community and anyone who seeks to find a connection to the truth within and heart-centred consciousness.
I invite you to connect to the subtle essence of Guru Ram Das and your own space of love, connection, truth, compassion, joy and abundance through this 10-day meditation. Chanting this mantra from your heart space will link you to the energy of deep joy and expansiveness. It offers comfort, connection and the experience of unconditional love.
How to do it:
Sit comfortably and bring your hands across the chest at the heart centre and chant:
GURU RAM DAS GURU
Here is a one lovely recording to chant along to by Mirabai. You can listen and download it here.
For your interest: In honour of Guru Ram Das the Guru Ram Das Centre for Medicine and Humanology has been setup with a long-term mission to bring the techniques of Kundalini Yoga as a treatment modality into the health care field. This is a great resource for all practitioners of Kundalini Yoga interested in using Kundalini yogic practice to heal.