The Guru Mantra
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
Painting by Sewa Singh, www.sikhphotos.com