On October 9th, we’ll be celebrating the birthday of Guru Ram Das, the fourth guru of the Sikhs and our “patron saint” of Kundalini Yoga.  Yogi Bhajan taught that it was a very auspicious time to receive answers to your prayers.  Guru Ram Das is known as the Lord of Miracles, after all!

From September 29th to October 9th, communities of Kundalini Yogis will come together all over the world to chant for 11-31 minutes “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur” (see complete words below), the Mantra for Miracles, honoring this great light and tremendous spirit.

On October 9th, morning sadhana will be 2.5 hours of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur to celebrate his birthday.  Find a celebration near you…many communities practice “a dish and a wish” meals, where you bring a potluck and a prayer to share with your friends.

Come chant with us on Spirit Voyage!  Today (September 28th) on Spirit Voyage Radio we several versions of Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur playing so you can pick your favorite for the coming week!

Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur

Dhan dhan raam daas gur jin siri-aa tinai savaari-aa
Pooree hoee karaamaat aap sirajanhaarai dhaari-aa
Sikhee atai sangatee paarbrahm kar namasakaari-aa
Atal athaa-o atol too tayraa ant na paaraavaari-aa
Jinee too sayvi-aa bhaa-o kar say tudh paar utaari-aa
Lab lobh kaam krodh mo maar kadhay tudh saparvaari-aa
Dhan so tayraa thaan hai sach tayraa paisakaari-aa
Naanak too lehanaa toohai gur amar too veechaari-aa
Gur dithaa taa man saadhaari-aa

Language: Gurmukhi – Source: Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Translation:

Blessed, blessed is Guru Ram Das; the One who created You has also exalted You.
Perfect is Your miracle; the Creator has installed You on a throne.
Sikhs as well as all Conscious people recognize You because you manifest the Creator.
You are unchanging, unfathomable and immeasurable; You have no end or limitation.
You are unchanging, unfathomable and immeasurable;
Those who serve You with love are carried across the sea of existence.
The five obstacles of lust, anger, greed, pride and attachment:
You have beaten them and driven them out.
Blessed is Your realm, and True is Your magnificent glory.
You are Nanak, You are Angad, and You are Amar Daas;
When I recognize You, my soul is comforted.

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