Raamkalee, Fifth Mehla, Chhant
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Raamkalee, Fifth Mehla, Chhant
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sathigur kee saevaa safal hai jae ko karae chith laae
Sunday, August 13, 2006
How the lord sent me forth to this world
While I was busy with austerities
There I was by Hemkunt ‘Receptacle of Ice’
Amid the seven snow – clad mountain peaks
Out of my contemplation, the lord God
Summoned me to his presence
And sent me hither to his world
It wasn’t my desire to come hither”
Friday, August 11, 2006
Guru Nanak is ‘the Name’ we sing as the birds sing the joy of the new dawn. Guru Nanak, Guru Nanak, we say and we pass on. We look neither to the left nor to the right, with our lips sealed with honey of the name, with our eyes enraptured by the dream of a greater, nobler universe of the Guru’s mind. We go muttering even mechanically our life – mantram and we pass undisturbed and undisturbing into the heart of men and things. We go mingling like a good thought in the blood of the universe, ‘the Name! the Name!’
As the babe knows the mother and nothing beyond, we know our Name and nothing beyond. They ask a mere child what is God and where? How could the little babe talk? The baby laughs. The babe hath not yet learnt language, nor thought. Do you believe in God or do you no? What impertinent questions are these and those? Enough, under the garment of the Guru I am concealed and blessed in my garment of the Guru I am concealed and blessed in my joy that knows no answer to these questions.
So you cannot fight the battles. You are seeking the peace of the soul without a body. And what is a soul without the body. No, I have a friend divine that saves me and saves all. If I am to be I shall be of his command and he knows more than you and I. I believe he makes his servant manifest in a day, in a moment. Greatness is all his. Great men are but mediums of his inspiration. He who is filled with the will of the father is great. None else, none else. Greatness is of the service. He gives to his servant to do. The bird on the bough that chirps a nascent note of the morn is a hero to that extent. We believe that man is as powerless as the babe, as the calf, as the bird.
Extract from Spirit Born People
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Dhanaasaree, Fifth Mehla, Eighth House, Du-Paday:
Ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Remembering, remembering, remembering Him in meditation, I find peace; with each and
In this world, and in the world beyond, He is with me, as my help and support; wherever I go, He protects me.
The Guru's Word abides with my soul.
It is like wealth to the poor, a cane for the blind, and mother's milk for the infant
In the ocean of the world, I have found the boat of the Lord; the Merciful Lord has bestowed His Mercy upon Nanak."
………“The truth of suffering is that we experience many different types of suffering. The three categories are: suffering of suffering – this refers to things such as headaches; suffering of change – this is related to the feeling of restlessness after being comfortable; and all- pervasive suffering that acts as the basis of the first two categories and is under the control of karma and the disturbing mind.”……….
Saturday, August 05, 2006
ham avagun bharae eaek gun naahee a(n)mrith shhaadd bikhai bikh khaaee
I am overflowing with sins and demerits; I have no merits or virtues at all. I abandoned the Ambrosial Nectar, and I drank poison instead.
maayaa moh bharam pai bhoolae suth dhaaraa sio preeth lagaaee
I am attached to Maya, and deluded by doubt; I have fallen in love with my children and spouse.
eik outham pa(n)thh suniou gur sa(n)gath thih mila(n)th jam thraas mittaaee
I have heard that the most exalted Path of all is the Sangat, the Guru's Congregation. Joining it, the fear of death is taken away.
eik aradhaas bhaatt keerath kee gur raamadhaas raakhahu saranaaee 458