Songs of Many Tongues: ‘Ang Sang Wahe Guru ‘ (‘A Thousand Suns’)

When music becomes truly transcendent, performers and listeners are united in a aural current of beauty and soulfulness. The line between performer and audience, and between the secular and the sacred is dissolved, and the music that reemerges is the voice of a universal shared experience. The song I’m about to introduce to you has this quality, and for me, it is a gem. Ang Sang Wahe Guru translates to ‘A Thousand Suns’ in the Sikh language. The phrase, which appears in the opening line, is a mantra from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. It essentially means, “the dynamic, loving energy of the universe vibrates in every cell of my being.” The mantra is meant to dispel loneliness, increase courage, and connect humans to the sacred sphere in all of creation.

Ang Sang Wahe Guru
May the Light of a thousand suns shine through,
Live the life of Grace that you were meant to…
Wahe Guru
Carry the Light of God’s love into this world,
Be the open heart the earth longs for…
Can you feel it… in your heart…
can you feel it?
Open your heart…
can you feel it?

Here is the song sung by the GuruGanesha Band, an ensemble of four instrumentalists, with singer-scholar-musician, Paloma Devi as the lead singer.

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  1. I am very grateful and blessed to find this Sacred Mantra, thank you very much

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