Guru Guru Wahe Guru

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While recording the song 'A Master's Request', the guitarist Ric Flauding played his beautiful composition 'Elizabeth's Dream'. I started chanting the mantra Guru Guru Wahe Guru to it and it was so beautiful that we went ahead and recorded it to include on this album. This piece is one of my personal favorites. I've played it on repeat for long periods of time on airplanes, around my home and throughout the night to calm down and connect. When a dear friend of mine died in 2005, this piece was a personal anchor to peace of mind and divinity.


Guru Guru Wahe Guru
(Guru Mantra of Guru Ram Das)

Guroo guroo wha-hay guroo guroo ram das guroo

Translation: Wise, wise is the one who serves Infinity.

This is a mantra of humility, relaxation, self-healing, and emotional relief. It calls on the spirit of humility and grace of the realm of Guru Ram Das, with its spiritual guiding light and protective grace. It reconnects the experience of infinity to the finite, and therefore rescues you in the midst of trial and danger.
The first part, Guroo Guroo Wha-hay Guroo, is a nirgun mantra (nirgun means without any qualities) – one that vibrates only to infinity, having no actual finite components. It projects the mind to this source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part, Guru Ram Das Guroo is a sirgun mantra (sirgun means with form). It therefore projects the mind to Infinity and then gives a finite guiding relationship on a practical level. This mantra was given to Yogi Bhajan by Guru Ram Das in his astral Self.

This is in praise of the consciousness of Guru Ram Das, invoking his spiritual light, guidance, and protective grace. We are filled with humility.


from Chants Eternal, track released October 6, 2004
Main vocals – Dev Suroop Kaur
Supporting vocals – Theresa Coe
Guitars – Ric Flauding
Fretless Bass Guitar – Mike King
Conga – Tony Redhouse

Produced by Liv Singh Khalsa and Dev Suroop Kaur

Guru Guru Wahe Guru
Composition (Elizabeth’s Dream) by Ric Flauding

Anahad Productions



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Dev Suroop Kaur Santa Cruz, New Mexico

As a musician, recording artist and Yoga Teacher Trainer, Dev Suroop Kaur strives to break it down, keep it real, and support all to experience their own empowered authenticity. From the deeply contemplative albums Sahej and Narayan, to the hip, edgy beats of her chant-rap album Kundalini Beat, Dev Suroop Kaur offers an wide range of styles to invoke the experience of the Divine Spirit. ... more

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