Having a Tough Time? This Meditation Can Lift You.
At Khalsa Women’s Training Camp in 1983, Yogi Bhajan said this Shabad, the fifth track of my latest album, Meditate Forever, was the perfect forklift and Kundalini yoga meditation.
He also said, “In the first two lines, the entire secret of God and God’s experience is totally identified.”
This meditation helped me during difficult times in my life.
My situation was huge and filled with misunderstandings that even I didn’t know about. It took time and concentration to calm my mind, to see the dramas replayed from a neutral place and discover the insensitivities that caused the problems. With this knowledge, I could understand solutions.
After singing this meditation, I no longer felt stifled, instead immersed in the flow of Naad, where the tongue touches points that stimulate the hypothalamus, leading to feelings of great joy, clarity and strength.
For this feeling to have a long-lasting effect in my life, I did this meditation for two and a half hours every day for two years.
But starting was the first step to a lifetime of feeling better in hard times.
For Meditate Forever, I recorded a simple, slow version of this meditation, where you can sing and feel your own energy rise and tensions fall.
This is another tool in your meditation arsenal.
Often we have the tools and don’t use them.
Or, we don’t have the right key. When you’re locked out of your home, you wouldn’t use your car key to get inside the house.
Even when you have the right key, nothing is going to change unless you use it. You have to turn the key in the lock so the door can open. Yup, big transitions require effort even with a little key.
The key for this meditation?
Reading and singing with precision.
Moving the tongue in the mouth to carefully form the words with precision.
I recite in this way to unlock the door of my mind’s resistance.
Sometimes we need a miraculous entry into a different state of mind or a different state of awareness to deal with a difficult time in our life.
Even for a moment.
When only a miracle can save you, sing these words by heart, and you’ll find your way out of the misunderstanding of that situation.
Shabad/Mantra: Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru
- Complete Mantra/Shabad
- Dhan dhan raam daas gur jin see-ree-aa tin-ai savaa-ree-aa
- Pooree ho-ee karaam-aat, Aaap sirajan-haa-rai dhaa -ree-aa
- Sikhee a-tay sangat-ee paarbrahm kaar namasa kaa-ree-aa
- Atal athaa-ho a-tol too, tay-raa ant naa paa-raa-vaa-ree-aa
- Jinee too(n) say vee-aa bhaa-o kar, say tudh paar utaa-ree-aa
- Lab lobh kaam krodh ma-ho, maar ka-dhay tudh sa-par-vaa-ree-aa
- Dhan so tay-raa thaan hai, sach tay-raa paisa-kaa-ree-aa
- Naanak too lehe-naa too-hai, gur amar too(n) vee-chaa-ree-aa
- Gur dithaa taa mana sa-dhaa-ree-aah
- Language: Gurmukhi
Source: Siri Guru Granth Sahib
- Translation: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.
Sikhs as well as 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.More Information:
This Sikh prayer or shabd is in praise of Guru Ram Das who is able to manifest miracles. This shabd is chanted to bring miracles into your life.