Humility is a cornerstone of any spiritual path. While we experience growth and develop a deeper relationship with our highest Self, remaining humble allows us to continually receive the next lesson we’re meant to learn, the next block we’re meant to break through, the next blessing waiting to reveal itself. Without humility, it’s easier to hit plateaus and end up feeling stuck.
Yogi Bhajan was gifted the mantra “Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru” from Guru Ram Das in his astral self. The fourth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Ram Das was known for his humility healing abilities, and protective energy, and this mantra follows suit. It’s said to heal and impart humility to anyone who chants it.
The mantra is comprised of two parts. The first part is a nirgun mantra (Guru Guru Wahe Guru), which projects the mind to the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part is a sirgun mantra (Guru Ram Das Guru), which means the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite. It is the mantra of humility. It reconnects the experience of the finite to infinity.
Guru – Teacher or guide that brings one from the darkness to the light
Wahe – Exclamation of ecstacy, like ”WOW!”
Ram Das – Literally translates as “God’s servant,” but also refers to Guru Ram Das, the Fourth Guru of the Sikhs
Chant along with these beautiful versions of the Guru Ram Das mantra: