40 Days of Poetry: Day 29

 

Unto One Who Meditates Upon Guru Ram Das

 

The Names of Rama, Krishna and Buddha,

Words of Moses, Jesus and Mohammad,

Devotions, religious rites, salutations and prayer.

The wash of the saint’s feet and the cup of nectar,

The realm of Raj Yog, Lord’s own mansion,

The Name of God and yogic concentration.

All of these shall be granted unto,

One who meditates upon Ram Das, the Guru.

 

The most regal marriage, union with the Creator,

Enjoyment of gold, beauty, dainties and pleasure.

The gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh,

Teachings of Narayan, Hari and Braham.

Material wealth, spiritual powers, the nine treasures,

Rubies, diamonds and maya’s whole array of pleasures.

All of these shall be granted unto,

One who meditates upon Ram Das, the Guru.

 

Highly exalted among masters and men,

Is the one who has sung Sukhmana deep within.

The mind’s desires and all bliss go to him,

Who meditates upon Dusht Daman, Gobind.

Ever and ever shall that kingdom thrive,

For the one who recites, Wahe Guru, the Guru mantra, inside.

All the affairs are arranged and the desires all calmed,

For the one who mediates and chants the mantra, Sat Nam.

 

Singing the ‘Sopurkh’, gain the sight of the Immortal Creator.

The universe fills the meditation of one, who sings the Chaunkee of Sadar.

Reciting the praises of Ram Das Guru,

Realize God in the inner essence of you.

Siri Sirgum is such a vibration of sound,

It can bring prosperity to the spiritually drowned.

By hearing or singing the Guru Gaitree,

Dusht Daman, the master of that house, comes to be.

The wisdom of yoga lies with Paintees Akharee,

While the soul’s fulfillment dwells in Bhentee Chaupee.

 

Whether causing others to hear the Baaraa Maaha, or yourself just hearing,

The ocean of peace and bliss comes to fulfill that blessed being.

Small portions of food comprise the most Saatvik feast,

Imparting God’s bliss and liberation complete.

A truly Saatvik meal is the Guru’s own langar,

The whole world’s meditation takes place at Hari Mander.

That being who each day recites the Lord’s Word,

From God, unto him, peace and bliss are bestowed.

LISTEN TO THIS POEM SET TO MUSIC

 

Courtesy of Gurumustuk SIngh Flickr Page. Paintings of Guru Ram Das by Guru Kirin Kaur (Phoenix, AZ).


In the book Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live Byby Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan

Siri Singh Sahib ~ Yogi Bhajan: The saint, the teacher, the humanitarian, the leader. Within these pages lies a manual of conscious living written in the form of 108 luminous and inspiring poems. Based on the science of human consciousness called Raj Yog and written as a guide for future generations, these poems answer questions on how to live successfully with an open heart and mind amidst the challenges of the modern world. There is an abbreviated version of this poem in Furmaan Khalsa, titled “To Those Who Meditate on Guru Ram Das” (p. 215).

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Mata Mandir Singh produced lovely devotional music to accompany this poem by Yogi Bhajan. The album The Yogi contains the song “To the One Who Meditates on Guru Ram Das,” which is a beautiful musical rendition of part of the poem above. Please visit Spirit Voyage if you are interested in purchasing this song.


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