Guru Ram Das became known for giving his miraculous healing blessings to all people regardless of origin or spiritual beliefs and Yogi Bhajan called him “the guardian of the Aquarian Age.”
Guru Ram Das was Yogi Bhajan’s personal guide and Guru. When we tune in with Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo at the beginning of each Kundalini Yoga class, we connect to the light of Guru Ram Das, and he will be there to assist us in his grace.
Guru Ram Das had a particular habit. Travelers would arrive every day to meet with him. In the evening, Guru Ram Das would dress very humbly, and go to where the travelers were resting, to wash their feet. The next day, when the travelers had a chance to meet Guru Ram Das for the first time, they were surprised to find it was the foot-washer they had met the night before.
He is a light of healing, protection, and guidance for all who call on him.
The Guru Mantra: Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru
This is a mantra of self-healing, humility, relaxation, protective grace, and emotional relief. It calls on the spirit of humility and grace of Guru Ram Das. The Guru Mantra is an ashtang mantra. Ashtang mantras have eight parts. They catalyze the kundalini energy to initiate through your own effort and devotion. The first part of the mantra, Guru Guru Wahe Guru, projects the mind to the Infinite, the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part, Guru Ram Das Guru, means “the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite.” This mantra projects the mind to the Infinite and then brings finite guidance on a practical level.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight.
Mudra: The hands can be in any comfortable position (Gyan Mudra, folded in your lap, on the knees, etc.).
Eyes: Close the eyes and focus at the brow point.
Mantra: Chant the Guru Mantra for 5 – 31 minutes. There are many melodies for this mantra (listen at Spirit Voyage) or it can be recited in a monotone. Try to complete the whole mantra on one breath.
Guroo Guroo Wha-hay Guroo, Guroo Ram Das Guroo