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Liberation/Mukti

Raag Suhi Sree Guru Ram Das Maharaj

ਤੇ ਮੁਕਤ ਭਏ ਜਿਨ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਤਿਨ ਪਵਿਤੁ ਪਰਮ ਪਦੁ ਪਾਏ ॥੧॥

Thae Mukath Bheae Jin Har Naam Dhhiaaeiaa Thin Pavith Param Padh Paaeae ||1||

ते मुकत भए जिन हरि नामु धिआइआ तिन पवितु परम पदु पाए ॥१॥

They alone become liberated, who meditate on the Name of the Lord; they obtain the supreme status.

In the lines above of Dhan Dhan Satguru Sree Guru Ram Das Maharaj, is revealed the secret for our jeevan mukti for once and ever, in simple and clear words for us manmukhs.

He clearly says that, do whatever you may want as per terms of devotion, such as rituals, idol worship, etc, but nothing of that is of any avail to you; because only those wadbhagee jeevas get mukti/liberation, who mediatate on the name of the lord.

Guru Jee´s wadeeayee has no limits, and on the other side our moorakhta also has no limits....

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    1,911

Continuing a little bit with the pure paviter Bani of Sree Guru Ram Das Maharaj, in Raag Suhi as seen above.

The next question that which arises in our minds after reading the line above is, if meditating on His Name is the only way to achieve mukti from the wheel of births and deaths, and also is so much emphasized by Guru Sahibans in the Bani, why, most of the people prefer to do so many other things according to their understanding as per how our Dharam is.

That also, when the amritful words of our Guru Sahibans are so clear and simple ...

Well, to this question, Guru Jee beautifully says:

ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੀ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਆਰਾਧਿਆ ਜਿਨ ਕਉ ਧੁਰਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਲਿਖਤੁ ਲਿਲਾਰਾ

Thinhee Anthar Har Aaraadhhiaa Jin Ko Dhhur Likhiaa Likhath Lilaaraa ||

तिन्ही अंतरि हरि आराधिआ जिन कउ धुरि लिखिआ लिखतु लिलारा

They alone worship and adore the Lord deep within, who are blessed with such pre-ordained destiny from the very beginning of time.

He says, it is all by His Hukum. Because, only they meditate on His sweet Name, on whose forehead, He has written so. The rest will worship devis, devtays, past beings, and engage in all external activities or rituals.

You see, Guru Jee´s Bani has no second meanings, their teachings are straight and forward; it is our corrupted and weak minds, which interpret the Bani wrongly.

Mostly because, it is that what we have seen the majority do, so we take it for granted to be true, without taking a breath to sit down, and see the amazing real sweetness and beauty of the truths in the Bani, beyond any description ...

You see, He clearly says above : They alone worship and adore the Lord deep within.

These are clear instructions as per how the devoton should be done,or of what it should consist.

He says, this devotion, is of meditating on His Name, that also, not at a particular outer place, or in a collectively gathering ..... but rather at a place of solitude and solace, which quite well could be our own very house, because it is within us where we have to go / enter.

Because if it is deep within ourselves, why should others surround us? They may distract our attention from our Bhakti.

And if I am to go within myself, and thus be unconsciouss of my outer surroundings, in order to be in the company of my Beloved Wahiguru, why should anyone know or see, my intimate relation with Him?

You see, it maybe only one or two lines of the Bani, but they have depth in them, and are complete by themselves. No need for big discussions or debates.

It is only by faith and to put the Bani into practice, for becoming one with the Divine Wahiguru within us.

Such is the utmost beauty and value of the Bani of our Guru Sahibans.

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    1,911

Some people say that only halal (meat prepared in the Islamic way of slitting the animals throat) can’t be eaten.

Guru Granth Sahib jee forbids us to eat halal, so how can Guru Granth Sahib possibly say its OK to eat jhatka (meat prepared by killing the animal with one swift strike)?

A Sikh talks of Guru and listens to Guru. A person who doesn’t listen to Guru or talk of Guru is not a Sikh. People say, “But I read in a book that it is OK to eat meat.”

Are they going to believe a book or their Guru? Like in front of the Sun all other lights fade away into insignificance.

God’s Word, bani, has power that transforms water into amrit.

Whether a man strangles someone slowly to death, or shoots the victim quickly, he is sentenced for murder, regardless of how the killing was done. It makes no difference how you kill the animal, halal or jhatka, you’ll get the same punishment at the end.

The holy Hindus used to eat meat, Bhagat Kabir jee asked, “If they are the Saints then who are the butchers?”

Have you ever meditated on Bentee Chaupee? People say Guru Gobind Singh jee ate meat. But our Guru was the ocean of mercy, read what he writes in Bentee Chaupee:

“Cheetee te kanchan asthoola, sabh par kirpa drisat kar phoola…
From the smallest insect to the biggest elephant, God’s throws his glance of blessing on all, and gets pleasure by doing so.”

God’s mercy is on all creatures from the tiniest ant to the huge elephant. If Guru Gobind Singh jee had written, “Your mercy is not upon the goat, chicken and lamb then it would be OK to eat them.

But he didn’t. Guru jee wrote God’s mercy is upon ALL creatures.”

baba Maan Singh

Sat Sree Akal

P.S: I do not know, who this Baba is, but reading this paragraph above from his writings, I liked it, and felt like sharing it with the sangat here.

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simran345    2,425

ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਰਮਈਆ ਮਨਿ ਵਸੈ ਕਿਉ ਪਾਈਐ ਕਿਤੁ ਭਤਿ ॥

Gẖat gẖat rama▫ī▫ā man vasai ki▫o pā▫ī▫ai kiṯ bẖaṯ.

The All-pervading Lord dwells within each and every person's heart-how can He be obtained?

ਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਭੇਟੀਐ ਹਰਿ ਆਇ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਚਿਤਿ ॥

Gur pūrā saṯgur bẖetī▫ai har ā▫e vasai man cẖiṯ.

By meeting the Perfect Guru, the True Guru, the Lord comes to dwell within the conscious mind.

ਮੈ ਧਰ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਧਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੈ ਤੇ ਗਤਿ ਮਤਿ ॥

Mai ḏẖar nām aḏẖār hai har nāmai ṯe gaṯ maṯ.

The Naam is my Support and Sustenance. From the Lord's Name, I obtain salvation and understanding.

ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਹੁ ਹੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੇ ਹੀ ਜਤਿ ਪਤਿ ॥

Mai har har nām visāhu hai har nāme hī jaṯ paṯ.

My faith is in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The Lord's Name is my status and honor.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਰੰਗਿ ਰਤੜਾ ਹਰਿ ਰੰਗਿ ਰਤਿ ॥੫॥

Jan Nānak nām ḏẖi▫ā▫i▫ā rang raṯ▫ṛā har rang raṯ. ||5||

Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; He is dyed in the deep crimson color of the Lord's Love. ||5||

Happy 2016 Guru Purnima everyone : )

Thank you Preet for the pangtis of Gurbani. Out of interest, may I ask how do you celebrate Guru Purnima? From my understanding it originates from India, is that right? Sorry I don't know much about it and I or anybody else I know has never celebrated this festival as part of Sikhi. What do people do in India on this occasion? Much thanks. Edited by simran345
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Jacfsing2    1,845

Thank you Preet for the pangtis of Gurbani. Out of interest, may I ask how do you celebrate Guru Purnima? From my understanding it originates from India, is that right? Sorry I don't know much about it and I or anybody else I know has never celebrated this festival as part of Sikhi. What do people do in India on this occasion? Much thanks.

I want to know what Guru Purnima is as well?

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simran345    2,425

I want to know what Guru Purnima is as well?

Google came up with this;

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Purnima

I'm assuming it's a holiday in India that's celebrated in regards to spiritual teachers of guidance, which one also calls a Guru, which I am again assuming are living teachers. But I could be wrong, only from what I've read. But the Sikh Gurus I would not fit into this description, as Harsharan Paji gave a good post in another thread:

http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?/topic/79482-worshipping-gurus/?hl=worship

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harsharan000    1,911
ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਰਮਈਆ ਮਨਿ ਵਸੈ ਕਿਉ ਪਾਈਐ ਕਿਤੁ ਭਤਿ ॥
Gẖat gẖat rama▫ī▫ā man vasai ki▫o pā▫ī▫ai kiṯ bẖaṯ.
The All-pervading Lord dwells within each and every person's heart-how can He be obtained?
ਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਭੇਟੀਐ ਹਰਿ ਆਇ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਚਿਤਿ ॥
Gur pūrā saṯgur bẖetī▫ai har ā▫e vasai man cẖiṯ.
By meeting the Perfect Guru, the True Guru, the Lord comes to dwell within the conscious mind.
ਮੈ ਧਰ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਧਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੈ ਤੇ ਗਤਿ ਮਤਿ ॥
Mai ḏẖar nām aḏẖār hai har nāmai ṯe gaṯ maṯ.
The Naam is my Support and Sustenance. From the Lord's Name, I obtain salvation and understanding.
ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਹੁ ਹੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੇ ਹੀ ਜਤਿ ਪਤਿ ॥
Mai har har nām visāhu hai har nāme hī jaṯ paṯ.
My faith is in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The Lord's Name is my status and honor.
ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਰੰਗਿ ਰਤੜਾ ਹਰਿ ਰੰਗਿ ਰਤਿ ॥੫॥
Jan Nānak nām ḏẖi▫ā▫i▫ā rang raṯ▫ṛā har rang raṯ. ||5||
Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; He is dyed in the deep crimson color of the Lord's Love. ||5||
Happy 2016 Guru Purnima everyone : )

Just awesome Preeet Jee.

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harsharan000    1,911

Guru Purnima, for example is like a mother´s day, a father´s day, celebrated each year .

It is celebrated once a year, by the disciples usually hindus, in remeberance of their spiritual gurus, mostly past.

But then as several comunities may live together, and enjoin amicabally in each others´ celebrations, and others knowing us as sikh disciples of Guru Jee, think we would like to celebrate it with them, in the name of Guru Jee.

For me, it is healthy having and keeping good relations with all other human beings, but, we know within, that our relation with Guru Jee, is not limited to any particular day, but rather by His Grace, it is a relation of 24/7 / 30/365.

Others may look and respect us, and think we are like them in that sense, and invite us to celebrate with them that day as per tribute to our Guru Jee.

Let them believe so, there is no harm in it. Let everyone be happy, as each one wants, as long as there are no hard and ill feelings.

Only we know, what is the depth in our relation with Guru Jee.

One thing I like from hindus is, as in comparison with other dharams, is that, they are cool and respect others beliefs, they even put our Guru Jees images in their houses as of their own gods as well.

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    1,911

Some lines, in dedication to our beloved Guru Jee and Wahiguru Akal Purukh, though never enough.

KOEE AAN MILAWE MERA PEETAM PYARA.

HAU REHA NA SAKAA BIN DEKHEY PREETAMA.

HUN KADH MILIAYE PRIYA TUDH BHAGWANT

GURU MEREE POOJA, GURU GOBIND.

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    1,911

 

Raag Sorath Sree Guru Arjan Dev  Maharaj:

 

ਜੋ ਸਿਮਰੈ ਤਿਸ ਕੀ ਗਤਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਉਧਰਹਿ ਸਗਲੇ ਕੋਟਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ

Jo Simarai This Kee Gath Hovai Oudhharehi Sagalae Kottaa

जो सिमरै तिस की गति होवै उधरहि सगले कोटा ॥१॥ रहाउ

One who remembers the Lord in meditation, is emancipated; millions have been saved in this way.

 

In this line above, Guru Jee is telling us something about how to acheive salvation once and forever in this human birth, if only, that is what we really want, otherwise the world is wide open for us to remain as much as possible in it.

He says. remembering Him in meditation, by the Simran of His Naam, millions have been saved, and  thus this is the eternal path for whosoever wishes so, there is no other way, neither was in the past, neither shall be in the future...

if  there was any other alternative, why would Guru Jee say: millions were saved in this way, which by itself is the highest, and unique path.

It is for us moorakhs, to see how much we have understood the Bani...

 

Sat Sree Akal.

 

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harsharan000    1,911

 

Law of Karma

After Kurukshetra war,
 *Dhritrarashtra* asked *Krishna*,
 “I had 100 sons.
 All of them were killed.
Why?

Krishna replied,
“50 lifetimes ago,
You were a hunter.
 While hunting,
You tried to shoot a male bird.
It flew away.
 In anger,
You ruthlessly slaughtered the 100 baby birds in the nest.
 Father-bird had to watch in helpless agony.
Because you caused that father-bird the pain of seeing the death of his 100 sons,
 You too had to bear the pain of your 100 sons dying.

*Dhritarashtra* said,
“Ok,
But why did I have to wait for fifty lifetimes?”
*Krishna* answered, “You were accumulating
' *Punya*' during the last
 fifty lifetimes to get 100 sons -
Because that requires a lot of Punya .
Then you got the reaction for the *Paap*' (sin) that you have done fifty lifetimes ago.”

*Krishna* says in the Bhagavad-gita (4.17) *Gahana Karmano Gatih*
The way in which action and reaction works is very complex.
God knows best which reaction has to be given at what time in what condition.
 Therefore,
 Some reaction may come in this lifetime,
 Some in the next and Some in a distant future lifetime.

There is a saying,
 *The mills of God grind slow*
but,
They grind exceedingly fine.”
 So, every single action will be accounted for,
 Sooner or Later.

*Srimad Bhagavatam* gives example:
If we have a cowshed with 1000 calves and
If we leave a mother cow there,
 She will easily find out where her calf is among those thousands.
She has this Mystical Ability.

Similarly,
Our *karma* will find us among the millions on this planet.
There may be thousands going on the road but only one meets with an accident.
It is not by chance,
it’s by *Karma*.

Thus,
the *Law of Karma* works exceedingly fine;
 it may be! ' *Slow to Act*',
 but ' *No one can Escape* '.

 

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harsharan000    1,911

 

A reflection on God´s love

At the begining I was mistaken in 4 respects -

I concerned myself to remember God,

to know Him,

to love Him,

and to seek Him.

At the end, I saw that: God had remembered me;

His knowledge of me, preceded mine of Him,

His love had come before mine;

and He had sought me before I had sought Him.

 Bayazid (Persian sufi mystic  804-874)

 

* This only shows, the inmensity of Wahiguru´s Hukum, whatever love or devotion we offer Him, is much due to His Grace upon us, rather than our own petty merits.

Sat Sree Akal.

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