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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:22 pm
by carlos
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.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:09 pm
by carlos
In search of God

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover, if there is life, then why has no one ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery, there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her, this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

Maybe this was one of the best explanations of the concept of GOD.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:13 pm
by carlos
ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਜੈਸੇ ਸਰਪ ਆਰਜਾਰੀ

Bin Simaran Jaisae Sarap Aarajaaree ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one's life is like that of a snake.

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਧ੍ਰਿਗੁ ਕਰਮ ਕਰਾਸ

Bin Simaran Dhhrig Karam Karaas

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, all of one's actions and works are cursed.

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਗਰਧਭ ਕੀ ਨਿਆਈ

Bin Simaran Garadhhabh Kee Niaaee ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a donkey.

ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਬਚਨਿ ਕੀਨੋ ਰਾਜੁ ਜੋਗੁ

Gur Kai Bachan Keeno Raaj Jog

Through the Guru's Word, I practice Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation

ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰੁ ਭੇਟਿਆ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ॥੮॥੮॥

Naanak Gur Bhaettiaa Paarabreham ||8||8||

O Nanak, meeting with the Guru, I have found the Supreme Lord God

Note: as we can see in the verses above of Guru Sahiban, THEY, are trying to make us understand that any other spiritual practices apart from His simran, His bhajan, His bandagee, is useless, no matter howsoever we see others doing, not because of anything, but because the bhakti of His simran, is the only bhakti accepted in His darbar.



PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:29 pm
by carlos
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਾਣੀ ਸਿਉ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਏ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਬਦਿ ਵਜਾਵਣਿਆ

Anmrith Baanee Sio Chith Laaeae Anmrith Sabadh Vajaavaniaa ||5||

Those who meditate by focusing their consciousness on the Ambrosial Bani of the Word, hear the vibrations of the Ambrosial Word of the Shabad.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:56 pm
by carlos
sorath mehlaa 5

jaa kai simran ho-ay anandaa binsai janam maran bhai dukhee.
Meditating on Him, one is in ecstasy; the pains of birth and death and fear are removed.

Guru Jee is clearly telling us, if one meditates on His Name, leaving aside all other futile ritualistic outer practices, then only, one´s surtee merges into the supreme Lord Waheguru, thus released from the unendable cycle of births and deaths.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:35 pm
by carlos
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle