Monday, June 22, 2009
Without the True Guru, no one has found Him; reflect upon this in your mind and see.
Without the True Guru, no one knows the Way. The blind find no place of rest.
People continue wandering through the cycle of 8.4 million incarnations; without the True Guru, liberation is not obtained.
Without the True Guru, God is not found; all have grown weary of performing religious rituals. (Ang 72)
Without the True Guru, the Lord cannot be seen.
Without the True Guru, no one has obtained the Lord; without the True Guru, no one has obtained the Lord.
From the very beginning, it has been the Will of the Lord Master, that He cannot be remembered without the True Guru.
The soul-bride may wander throughout the four ages, but still, without the True Guru, she will not find her True Husband Lord.
Throughout the four ages, the One True Lord is permeating and pervading; without the Guru, no one finds Him.
Without serving the True Guru, they do not become one with the Lord.
And so many more shabds are in reference to these same teachings.....
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Are you a moderate Sikh? Do you, like many others, identify yourself as a Sikh, but just not a very strict or orthodox one? Sikhi is a very difficult path and so instead of going all the way, many who identify themselves as Sikhs tend to find comfort in an easier version.
I often wonder what the moderate Sikh is supposed to do. Against what set of values does a moderate Sikh operate? Who has said that a moderate Sikh can cut his/her hair, eat meat, drink alcohol, etc?
In reality, there is no such thing as a moderate Sikh, orthodox Sikh, strict Sikh, Mona (haircut) Sikh, Amritdhari Sikh, Jatt Sikh, Khalsa Sikh, Sehjdhari Sikh etc. There can only ever be one type of Sikh: one who genuinely attempts on a daily basis to live according to the teachings of the True Guru.
If we do not even know what the teachings of our Guru are, then it is deeply dishonest to call oneself a Sikh. A Sikh is a student of the True Guru, but what kind of student knows next to nothing about what his or her Guru teaches?
When we waste some money, we feel a sense of loss. Yet, we are wasting our entire lives without a second thought. I find it shocking that so many educated young people simply do nothing whatsoever to find out what Sikhi is all about, despite the great number of resources that are now available.
The True Guru wrote compositions that are absolutely amazing and unmatched, yet we squander away our time on useless activities like accumulating wealth, which will not go with us when we die. We want to feel like Sikhs, but without the effort. We want to do every single thing a Sikh has been told not to do and yet still call ourselves Sikhs. How completely bizarre!
I do not understand how we can not feel even a little sense of embarrassment when living such an obvious lie. I have met people who are very proud to be called Sikhs, yet they agree that they do not understand and practice a single teaching of the True Guru. At the very least, we ought to be honest with our own selves.
Are you a Sikh by name alone? What have you been doing lately to practice the teachings of the True Guru? Have you made any attempt at all? If no, then do you plan to do so shortly? If still no, then how are you a Sikh?
Being born into a Sikh family does not make one a Sikh any more than being born to parents who are dentists make one a dentist. When we die, the God will not say, “Oh, you called yourself a Sikh, so you’re ok, go through!” Calling oneself a Sikh without doing anything about it and having no genuine intention of doing anything about it, is more like being an imposter than a Sikh.
I hope these words do not offend, but if they do, then focus your energy on learning and practicing more of Sikhi. Otherwise, you are not a Sikh. If you are not a Sikh, then what are you?By Bhai Gurvinder Singh
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Yet what they say and what they do are two seperate things
.......There actions are dark and there soul is trapped. The mighty warrior of Maya, named Kaam is eating there soul away, yet instead of using naam to fight this warrior, they follow kaam without any hesitation. The mind has millions of desires, first you need to stop acting on them and only then will they go away. You say you are a Gursikh, but you are following your mann.
Kaur is your sister and Singh is your brother.....where has it all gone wrong?
Just by receiving Amrit you will not be saved, what a waste of a blessing that is for a person who has been given a chance of immortality and wastes it by never getting up at amritvela, why dont you understand this, it is not your appearance that will get you through Dharam raaj, but only Satguru can pull you out and for that you need to be his disciple! What master says, this humble slave does. Its not too late always beg that 'Tav charnan mann rahe humara'.
Destroy all my wordly desires and may my only desire be to see thy feet, may I place my head at your feet and serve you, may I become the dirt on your slaves feet, may your feet enter my heart and may this be my only love...
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I hear people say "There were a lot more people that were going to take amrit today, but they say that this jathas rules are too strict and they will wait for another jatha and take it from them".
Shocking really, that we have come to a state where we 'take' amrit on our conditions, not Guru jis! I mean after all who is guru ji, he doesnt understand how it is to live in this 'modern' age!
Its shows that we have no trust or faith in Gurujis words and hukam. People like me continue to question his authority. Then we ask why are we in this sorry state. The answers simple, we are not with our Guru ji.
Our Guruji is beyond time and beyond this so called modern western world. He is the knower of all hearts. He knows our worries and our thoughts, but have we ever let him take care of it? No! We think we can live our life in a way that we can control everything, but just once, why dont you lay everything at his feet and then see how you walk through this life with ease.
If we become his, do you think he will ever let us down? No, because only a human can let people down, our Guruji is God, so whats to worry?
If you have love in your heart for Guruji, go to him (panj pyare) with the thought that Guruji, im not worthy, my life is lifeless, I have come to your feet to beg for your amrit, all I can give is this empty head (which I think is full of wisdom). If thats the attitude you come with then Guruji will wake you up for amrit vela, Guruji will jap naam for you, Guruji will look after you kakaars. Thats what a father does, how great is he, that we dont know, but sometimes I think we dont deserve his mercy and compassion.
The path is not easy because we think that I cant do it, well we cant do anything, let Guruji do it and live by his hukam and his will and lets live life by his rules, if you see it as a chore, then it becomes like work, now none of us really like going to work do we?! But if you see it as love, communication with Guruji and that one desire, to have darshan of the Masters feet, then it becomes an addiction.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Me: Wait, how about if you mess up? There is no turning back you know.
You: Mess up? He will be with you all the way, holding your hand, whats to fear then?
Me: How about if you cant do it? I'm not doubting God, but I have my doubts about you!
You: I think you are under estimating its power, remember you are giving your head, make a request so you never trip up.
Me: What makes you think you are worthy of taking it in the first place? Do you follow the conduct? You cant even get up in the morning! Oh and naam, well yeah it comes out of your mouth, but don't make me say where your mind is.
You: But there are others who have taken it and are you not worthy or as good as them?
Me: Oh so now your comparing yourself with others, not to mention judging others! What a great disciple you would make! Ha!
You: Remember, sometimes you have to give something, to receive something.
Me: Will you be picking and choosing, which group to take it from?
You: Your not taking anything from any group, you are trading something small for immortality and you are receiving it from your Master. O foolish mind you will always be in doubt, stop questioning and jump in with full faith, with fear and love in your heart, this is the time, this is your best opportunity, don't miss out........
Once upon a time, there was this girl who had four boyfriends. She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adored him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.
She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.
She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times. The girls 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him.
One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.' Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company? No way! Replied the 4th boyfriend, and he walked away without another word. His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.
The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company? No!', replied the 3rd boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else! 'Her heart sank and turned cold.
She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company? I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time , replied the 2nd boyfriend. At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave. His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.
Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.' The girl looked up, and there was her 1st boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect. Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!.
In truth, you have 4 boyfriends in your life: Your 4th boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.
Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth. When you die, it will all go to others.
Your 2nd boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.
And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul , often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world. However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity.
from tapoban.org forum
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
That Love that stops it from being a chore?
My Love is bound by my 5 senses, how can I realise true Love?
Love should be unconditional, it should have no bounds, what makes thy Love different?
Why does my Love stop and start, many a time?
How do I invoke the Love within my heart for you?
Why follow something without Love?
I believe it, I know its true, I know its the right way, I have full faith in it. Then why cant I follow it? Why can I not truly Love it?
True Love is a longing, its the true desire, its a flame that should be consuming your body. You should not be able to eat, sleep, work because of the pain that true Love has brought you. That pain of seperation.
My Love should be like that of a child; eager, innocent, unconditional, faithful and determined. I ask again where is my Love?
Why am I wondering from place to place, when I know these places cant satisfy my Love and will not fill that hole.
O True Master make me realise your Love.