Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru . A Song about Sailing through Karma . comments by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 27 February 2019; revised on 17 May 2020

  • DHAN DHAN RAM DAS GURU: A SONG ABOUT SAILING THROUGH KARMA
  • THE NAME OF GOD WILL FERRY US THROUGH THE ‘TERRIBLE WORLD OCEAN’

Dear Ones,

DHAN DHAN RAM DAS GURU: A SONG ABOUT SAILING THROUGH KARMA

This is one of my favorite songs from the old days, when I studied kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan of Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO).

We would sing this song for hours. I especially liked the part about the Guru, our true Inner Light, having the power to carry us across what we used to term the ‘Terrible World Ocean’.

Snatam Kaur sings it differently from the way I learned it, but her melody is nice too, do you not you think? …

Video: “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur – Miracles,” by Snatam Kaur – Topic, 24 February 2015 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW7xOdyWavE ..

Here are the lyrics and their translation …

Link: “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru,” at Spirit Voyage … https://www.spiritvoyage.com/mantra/dhan-dhan-ram-das-guru/man-000032.aspx ..

THE NAME OF GOD WILL FERRY US THROUGH THE ‘TERRIBLE WORLD OCEAN’

In the above translation it looks to me as if what we used to call the Terrible World Ocean is more mildly termed the ‘sea of existence’.

One might think of all the ocean waves in the Terrible World Ocean as the strong emotions of Lust, Anger, Greed, Pride and Attachment.

Were it not for our devotion to our Inner Light, we would surely be shipwrecked. Or raft-wrecked, as the Sikh scriptures are always picturing the devotee on a small raft, in a wild, raging storm, with nothing but the Name of God between him and the briny deeps.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

PS: This blog is from my pre-Shift Ascending with Planet Earth website, which is no longer online.

For more about the ‘terrible world ocean’ see … Link: “Happiness Runs,” by Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa, 23 December 2017, in Sikh Dharma International … https://www.sikhdharma.org/happiness-runs/ ..
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