Guru Ram Das and the Yogis (A Story)

Guru Ram Das and Baba Siri Chand

Every day till Guru Ram Das Ji’s Gurpurb someone in our community here in Espanola is telling a story about Guru Ram Das.

Here is a story that was told by Shanti Kaur Khalsa about Guru Ram Das Ji and Baba Siri Chand (Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Son), as well as encounters with other Yogis and what Guru Ram Das ji taught them. Click on the play button below to listen to the story.

Pictured Right is a painting depicting part of the story of Guru Ram Das Ji wiping the feet of Baba Siri Chand with his beard. The picture was printed along with 107 other artworks during the 1999 Baisakhi celebrations.

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12 Responses to “Guru Ram Das and the Yogis (A Story)”

  1. Singh says:

    Beautiful Sakhi…absolutely beautiful, it shows the humility that our Great Guru Ji’s had, at the same time it shows how the son of Guru Nanak Dev Ji finally lost the last bit of his Ego.

    Dhan Guru, Dhan Guru Pyare

    • True Singh says:

      What a poor thinking fo the emotionally and religiouly poor people!!

      Without knowing the whole truth….. making comments and suggestion

  2. harinder kaur says:

    great sakhi of our fourth Guru Ramdas Das Ji. would really appreciate more sakhian from Guru Ji s life.

  3. Simar says:

    Hi, I am a young Sikh, and grew up being taught Sikhism. Pardon my ignorance, but to me Udasi Sikhism seems to contradict the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, as it places great importance on “guru” Sri Chand, Guru Nanak’s ascetic son whom he did not find worthy to be his succesor in the guruship. His practices were rutualistic in a way that Guru Nanak did not wish to promote. In Japji, the morning prayer opens up with Ekh Onkar (One God), yet Sri Chand promoted the idea that his father was a second coming of Ram Das, one of many Hindu Gods. This Goes against Guru Nanak’s teaching that there is one God, and that God does not reveal himself in human form because there is no need, as he is omnipresent and omnipotent. Udasi Sikhism goes against Maryada.

    Also the fact that you give more reverence to Guru Ram Das Ji also seems to go against the sikh principle that the teachings of all the Gurus should be revered and that all are equal.

    “Men put on many strange clothes and wander far away in search of God. But they forget to make their hearts clean. They shall neither find God, nor any happiness after death. O Man, be a saint in your own home and follow the Guru’s way; Practise truth, love and good works. This way alone You will know truth and be granted Gods grace.”
    (Guru Ram Das)

  4. Guruka Singh says:

    Simar Singh Ji – Yes, that is what most people think. But Guru Nanak Dev Ji understood his son’s destiny. Even though he was not destined to become the next Nanak, he had his own sacred destiny which was also important. Subsequent Gurus sent their sons to him for instruction. Every son of every Guru had a unique and valuable role to play. Even Prithi Chand.

    Speaking for myself, I do not give “more reverence” to Guru Ram Das Ji, but he is my personal Guru – not because of anything I believe, but because of his relationship with me. This is not something I can easily put into words, but it is my own experience. It is very personal.

    …..G

  5. jodhan says:

    i also got alot of stuff learne on this channel

  6. manmeet says:

    i personally feel that ,no one can connect to the spritual level of saints,what they feel? what they think? how forward they can look into? what they do? why they do?.
    The only thing is Saints understand Saints Language(SANTA KI BANI SANT HI JAANE).
    Saints have a different level & a different world .They know, why they have send on earth to do the task of karmas & to complete that in specific period of time.
    LIKE BABA SRI CHAND JI known as the roop of lord shiva.he was born with golden hair jatas & ring in ears pierced (RINGS MADE OF FLESH).her mother always worship lord shiva & wishes the son resemble to his lord.
    BABA JI is the clear example of divine & deep Meditation. He was 151 years old but seems to be looking 12yrs only .after 151 yrs of age he told his followers to stop at some place & he will go alone from here .After that no one knows that where has has gone.
    Some saints said that they are still in this world & seen him.
    SAINTS WILL BE SAINTS
    JAI BABA SRI CAHND JI

  7. prabhdeep KAUR says:

    sikhism is just so awesome