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Postby carlos » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:22 pm

Some Light on Bhakti ...

The whole world is engaged in some type of devotions.

Many think reciting scriptures, fasting, pilgrimages, idol worship, etc . are real forms of worship, and then, the blind fight and quarrel among themselves, as each think, their path, their method, is the only correct one, thus they try to impose on others, for that, they go to the extent on inflicting pain and torture on our fellow human beings.

We tend to forget, that there is only one Truth, creative force, namely Nam or Shabad as per Bani. And this Supreme Consciouss powrer has created everything, seen or invisible, all creatures, all beings, whether of different caste, creed, gender or nationality

Different people in different dharams, are born accordingly to their past own karam, as per laws of Nature, of which are not consciouss at all.

Different thing is, if anyone misbehaves or acts as beasts, they should be punished as per constitutional laws, not fanatical laws.

In the Bani, it is stated clearly, some are deluded, and some are put on the right path of devotion, all per His Hukum.

So have we ever asked ourselves, how can we ever blame anyone, for being born in a particular dharam, caste or nation? What is their fault?

Should we not feel pity for them, instead of hatred ?

Should we not pray to Wahiguru, to bless us to remain in His hukum, instead of trying to impose our judgements, and aslo sincerely pray for them, so that one day, they too get blessed and have the chance of being on the right path, not to the label of any particular religion, but that path of devotion, which can reunite us with that our origin, as said before, Nam or Shabad, which we all popularly call also Wahiguru Akal Purukh.

So as per the title of this post, have we ever asked ourselves, which is that real devotion, which is effective and accepted at His Court and turns us from manmukhs to gurmukhs?

To this our question or doubt, Dhan Dhan Satguru Arjun Dev Maharaj tells us in His Bani of Raag Dhanaasree:

ਜਾਪ ਤਾਪ ਭਗਤਿ ਸਾ ਪੂਰੀ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੈ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਈ ॥

Jaap Thaap Bhagath Saa Pooree Jo Prabh Kai Man Bhaaee ||

That alone is perfect chanting, meditation, penance and devotional worship service, which is pleasing to God's Mind.

* He says, that practice is perfect devotion, which pleases Him. So then a question once again arises in our mind, which is that perfect fruitful devotion.

To that, He also answers in the following next verse:

ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਤ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਸਭ ਬੁਝੀ ਹੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਿ ਅਘਾਈ

Naam Japath Thrisanaa Sabh Bujhee Hai Naanak Thripath Aghaaee

Chanting the Naam, all thirst and desire is satisfied; Nanak is satisfied and fulfilled.

* He says, that by chanting the Nam or Nam japna, all our thirst and sincere desire to realize Him and merge in Him, is fulfilled.

That is why also as seen in the folloowing verse, He says that if ever we have to ask Him of anything in our prayers or Ardaas, that is to have mercy upon us, so that we can meditate upon Him.

ਤੁਮ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਕਰਹੁ ਦਇਆ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਾਈ ॥

Thumh Karahu Dhaeiaa Maerae Saaee ||

Have pity on me, O my Lord and Master.

ਐਸੀ ਮਤਿ ਦੀਜੈ ਮੇਰੇ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਤੁਧੁ ਧਿਆਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Aisee Math Dheejai Maerae Thaakur Sadhaa Sadhaa Thudhh Dhhiaaee ||1|| Rehaao ||

Bless me with such understanding, O my Lord and Master, that I may forever and ever meditate on You.

After going through these pearls of wisdom from Guru Jee, it is quite clear, there where we manmukhs, divide and put limitations, or boundaries as per our own agyanta, they, Guru Sahiban, expand the horizons of their vision and blessings on all, and by distributing equally, all their spiritual wisdom or wealth, among all beings, because there is only one permanent eternal reality, which is : Nam/Shabad, and no multiple gods, goddesses, devis, devtays, prophets, nor incarnations, as many proclaim it to be.

For that Truth Of Nam and Shabad, is :Sabna jeea ka Iko Daata.

Sat Sree Akal.
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