MEDITATION — GURU RAM DAS CHANT

(Yoga Secrets for Business Success, Darshan Singh Khalsa, p. 80.)

Center yourself with three deep inhalations and exhalations (or by chanting Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo).

Posture: Sit in any meditative posture, i.e., Easy Pose or in a chair with a straight spine with a light neck lock (Jalandhar Bandh). 

Focus: The eyes are closed, looking upwards into the third eye point.

Breath: The breath will come naturally.

Mantra: GURU GURU WAHAY GURU

GURU RAM DAS GURU.  

Mudra: Gyan Mudra.

Time: 1 minute to 2 ½ hours.

End: Not specified. You can always, inhale, hold for 5-10 seconds, then exhale and relax.

Comments: This mantra brings a meditative peace, mental and physical relaxation and protection to the self. It also channels healing energy. It can be useful when you’re suffering the negative effects of office politics.

This mantra has two parts, Nirgun and Sirgun. The first part, “Guru Guru Wahay Guru,” is a Nirgun mantra which vibrates only to Infinity. It has no finite qualities. It is the unknown. It projects the mind outwards to the source of all knowledge and ecstasy.

The second part, “Guru Ram Das Guru,” is a Sirgun mantra. This relates to the manifest energy or form and means, “the wisdom that comes as a servant of Infinity.” In combination, the parts of the mantra project the mind to Infinity and allow the guiding faculty to come into your practical activity. (Above comments from CD liner notes to The Yoga of Sound, Relaxation, by Mata Mandir Singh & Friends.)

This meditation invokes the protective energy of Guru Ram Das, master of Kundalini Yoga and a great teacher and yogi of sixteenth century India, by whose grace we today are able to practice the technology of Kundalini Yoga.

This is a good meditation to practice whenever you need divine guidance, protection or assistance. Miracles can happen.