Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rakhe Rakhan Har

We were inspired last Saturday to practice this chant for our upcoming class.  The words and a couple translations are below.  I'll have copies for you in class.  The melody we will use is from Aurora's recording on her CD Aquarian Sadhana.    iTunes and Amazon have the mp3.

Rakhe Rakhan Har

 "This is a sound current of protection against all negative forces which move against one's walk on the path of destiny, both inner and outer.  It cuts like a sword through every opposing vibration,  throught,word, and action."

Rakhay rakhanahaar aap ubaaria-an, 
Gur kee pairee paa-ay kaaj savaari-an, 
Hoaa aap da-iaal manaho na visaari-an, 
Saadh janaa kai sang bhavajal taari-an, 
Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaari-an, 
Tis saahib kee tyk Naanak manai maa-eh, 
Jis simrat sukh ho-ay sagalay dookh jaa-eh.

"The following translation was given by Yogi Bhajan on June 15, 1986, in St. Louis, Missouri.)"

"Thou who savest, save us all and take us across,
Uplifting and giving the excellence.
You gave us the touch of the lotus feet of the Guru, and all our jobs are done.
You have become merciful, kind, and compassionate; and so our mind does not forget Thee.
In the company of the holy beings you take us from misfortune and calamities, scandals, and disrepute.
Godless, slanderous enemies -- you finish them in timelessness.
That great Lord is my anchor.
Nanak, keep Him frim in your mind.
By meditating and repeating his Name,
All happiness comes and all sorrows and pain go away."     

This is the fifth of seven chants from the Morning Sadhana for the Aquarian Age given for practice by Yogi Bhajan on June 21, 1992.  He gave the instruction to keep chanting all seven in the given order for 21 years. 

 More information via the link below on the Morning Sadhana for the Aquarian Age
(Additional Meaning and About information comes from the given site where recordings of the chant may also be found.)
Meaning: God Himself is looking out for us, gives us the light, and takes care of our affairs. God is merciful, and never forgets us. God guides us, giving us good people to help us. God does not allow hurt to come to us. I take comfort in the thought of God. When I remember God, I feel peaceful and happy and all my pain departs.

 About: This shabad, written by Guru Arjan, is a mantra for protection against all negative forces.  It can be the hardest mantra of the Aquarian Sadhana mantras to master, but don't give up!  It's very rewarding.

1 comment:

  1. Loved learning this in class today. Very catchy tune. It was in my head while I went for a walk and the cadence is perfect! xoJanet