Sri Guru Ram Das Ji was the fourth Sikh Guru born on October 9,1534 in Lahore and on this day we celebrate his prakash purab. He became Sikh Guru on 16 September 1574 after Guru Amar Das ji. His earlier name was Bhai Jetha. One day Jetha came to Goindwal to pay homage to Guru Amar Das ji and later decided to be his disciple. Impressed by his service Guru Amar Das ji married her daughter with Bhai Jetha. He is known in history for some of his path breaking work accomplishment. Firstly he was known for his representation in Akbar court against charges levied on Guru Amar Das ji by some Hindus. Impressed by his explanation of Sikhism Akbar has dismissed all charges against Guru Amar Das ji. Secondly he has bought land and had laid the foundation for Golden Temple site. His contribution in the sikh history is inevitable and have build the organization structure of sikh society.
- “Without Destiny, the True Guru is not found, even though He sits within the home of our own inner being, always near and close at hand. There is ignorance within, and the pain of doubt, like a separating screen.”
2. “The Lord ushered in the Dark age, the Iron Age of Kali Yuga; three legs of religion were lost, and only the fourth leg remained intact.
3. “The lord saint loves the lord in his mind, like the lotus flower gazing at the moon. The clouds hand low, the clouds tremble with thunder, and the mind dances joyfully like the peacock.
4. “Just as when the iron slag is transmuted into gold by touching the Philosopher’s stone, when the sinner joins the Sangat, he becomes pure, though the Guru’s teachings.
Bani of Guru Ram Das ji
Benefits of reciting Gods name by Guru Ram Das ji
Aasaa, Fourth Mehl: Join the Sat Sangat, the Lord’s True Congregation; joining the Company of the Holy, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. With the sparkling jewel of spiritual wisdom, the heart is illumined, and ignorance is dispelled. O humble servant of the Lord, let your dancing be meditation on the Lord, Har, Har. If only I cold meet such Saints, O my Siblings of Destiny; I would wash the feet of such servants.
Meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, O my mind; night and day, center your consciousness on the Lord. You shall have the fruits of your desires, and you shall never feel hunger again.