“You do not have to be a Sikh or a religious person at all to relate to Guru Ram Das: he simply represents the energy of compassion, love and healing in the Universe.” ~ Snatam Kaur from her book Original Light
October 9th marks the birthday of Guru Ram Das, the 4th Guru in the Sikh lineage. Considered a master of Raj Yoga and recognized for his incredible gift of healing, Guru Ram Das is known as “The Lord of Miracles.” He is honored as an embodiment of compassion, humility, integrity, and service. It is said that Guru Ram Das would walk through the streets of Amritsar, India at night – in disguise – washing the feet of impoverished and exhausted people. When these people came before the Guru the next day, they were often shocked to find the same quiet and humble man who had washed their feet the night before! Guru Ram Das was personally involved in establishing the site of the Harimandir Sahib – The Golden Temple – in Amritsar. Open to people of all religions and nationalities, tens of thousands of people visit this sacred shrine daily to be inspired and uplifted by the sound current of the Shabad Guru and to dip in the healing waters surrounding the Temple.*
Ajeet Kaur Chants to Guru Ram Das at Sat Nam Fest Joshua Tree 2015
When we call upon Guru Ram Das through chanting, we are not calling upon a person. We are invoking the enlightened consciousness of this great being embodied, and bringing to ourselves his special divine qualities. Ram is one of the names of God-consciousness, and Das means servant. This chant invites healing and miracles into your life.
Wishing you infinite healing and love. Sat nam.
*Information gathered from the book Heroes, Saints and Yogis: Tales of Self-Discovery and the Path of Sikh Dharma by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa and Guruka Singh Khalsa.
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