Guru Ram Das Rakho Sarnaee

 

Guru Ram Das

We celebrated Guru Ram Das Ji’s Birthday yesterday evening at the Golden Temple. Guru Ram Das is known as the Lord of Miracles, and embodies humility, service, and deep devotion. Guru Ram Das held a special place in Yogi Bhajan’s heart, and he described this occasion as a powerful time for the fulfillment of prayers and a time of great blessing.

Because it was very crowded ten staff members chaperoned the students to make sure they were all taken care of. We stayed together the whole time. Very close to each other, because everyone wants to be there to celebrate and honor the great Guru and healer. The temple and the surrounding buildings were  lit with a million lights. It was beautiful and  stunning! Then everyone lit candles to make prayers for ourselves, for our families back home, and for peace in the world, and we shared an Ardas and Hukam. Finally there was a firework display, which was impressive! We are so fortunate because we had the chance to live the experience. We will always have that memory in our hearts.

Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru

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.
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.