Monday, March 26, 2007

Play The Game Of Love

Waheguroo Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguroo Ji Ki Fateh

Wassup all! LOL really sorry for not updating the blog,its been busy this few weeks, and still busy will be off with all this soon.Heres an article i got from an email.Its a lil long, but i would suggest that everyone takes their time and read it right..

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Play the game of love and rise above the worldWe live in a world where we are looked at, laughed at, teased at and harmed by others but we as gursikhs have to rise above that. We have to rise above this pain, we have to rise above this influence, we have to rise above this world and remain dead to it; where pain is seen as pleasure. Where influence from others does not corrupt us; where we always please God and not any other.

Our love has to be projected towards God, where pain, torment, hurt is seen as a blessing from God as this suffering is seen as a medicine; a cure in life. Where fashion, possessions, media does not influence us as everything deterring from God is seen to be nonsense. This is all just a materialistic world; a fantasy, a dream, a game. This is a test to see if we would follow Guru Ji・s footsteps and never pay attention to public opinion. A test which will leave trails of suffering in the world but virtuous gifts in the hereafter or instead live in this dream and realise the happiness was just a figment of our imagination and experience torment in the hereafter.Sikhs always tend to get picked on, by their keski, clothes or appearance from manmukhs. They do what ever they can to please them but not even realising the disappointment given to God. If one has taken amrit and soon turns their back to Guru Ji, they have surely not even realised the commitment, the burden they have put upon themselves when they gave their head to Guru Ji. Realising the wrong doings and committing them is worse than not understanding at all. Once you choose a path, there is no turning back. Just how a train goes to its destination, if it follows a particular track, there is no turning back.

nwnk rivAw hB Qwie vix iqRix iqRBvix roim ]2]
O Nanak, He is pervading and permeating all places, the forests and the meadows, the three worlds, and every hair. 2

If we give up our keski, wear fashionable clothes, jewellery, remove hair, in which Gods light abides, just to impress others; we are living as a slave to Manmukhs. We have drawn ourselves completely into this dream. We have become detached from God; we have been forgotten in Saach Khand but we have satisfied the manmukhs. Everyone living in this world does not depart with us. There is no true friend, family or sibling; they will all soon turn their back on us. This is when the realisation of the departure we had of God comes to understanding.

hwr for kMkn Gxy kir QwkI sIgwru ]
I am so tired of wearing all these necklaces, hair-ties and bracelets, and decorating myself.

Why aren・t we tired of trying to impress the ones that have the same noose of death tied around their necks as we do around ours, that are under control of the creator, so why do we search to impress the creation and not the creator? These Manmukhs that we are trying to impress have hurt us, shown no compassion, careless of understanding our beliefs though all of a sudden due to our fear we abandon God for these Manmukhs, which will surely drive us to hell at the end. Why do we turn our back on the one who actually loves us for another who has given us pain? What kind of strength, authorities have we exposed there. The result: influenced by manmukhs and we end up suffering the same fate as them. What virtue would we receive then? Strength, fearless and courage comes from Naam whereas, weakness, fear and cowardice comes from following manmukhs.

ijMdu vhutI mrxu vru lY jwsI prxwie ]
The soul is the bride, and death is the groom. He will marry her and take her away.

If we fall for these Manmukhs which are controlled by the five demons and Maya, we will without doubt be wed to death at the end and he shall take us away, but if we rise above this world, now, then we have the chance of being married to God. The true marriage is at the time of death. Death shall be our husband or God shall be.

vwlhu inkI purslwq kMnI n suxI Awie ]
The bridge to hell is narrower than a hair; haven't you heard of it with your ears?

Will we care then about this manmat once the messenger of Death comes and pulls us by our hair and drags us to the very thin bridge across hell? No, we will be repenting, wailing, screaming; our mind will not care for this jewelry, bleaching hair, cutting hair, wearing beautiful garments, styling hair but will be focused on the horror seen in that world which is unseen to us now. We will unquestionably see reality there and this will wake us up out of this dream state we are living in now, but it will be belatedly by then, yes too late, too late to jap Naam, too late to do any type of seva to help others and ourselves and especially too late for anyone to hear our screaming and request for forgiveness and to even save us, as can be done on earth by Guru Sahib jee from this beautiful suffering in this world. Suffering is the cure not happiness. If we have to suffer to be Sikhs then so be it. A Sikhs life is made difficult not easy.

PrIdw ikVI pvMdIeI KVw n Awpu muhwie ]1]
Fareed, the call has come; be careful now - don't let yourself be robbed. 1

We have to remain strong in this world, so never let the five demons steal away that life of a Sikh. This is a hellish world but this will only come to understanding if we rise above it and have distinction from everyone. We will see there is no difference from hell and earth as we are not playing with the delusional pleasures in this world. We have to remain dead to this world. We have to see the truth and to never get influenced by faulty. We may keep the appearance of a Sikh but the inside may be full of filth. They will no longer be compatible with each other and the weakest will fall out of place. If your Naam is prevailing it can combat the 5 evils. If your false mind is dominant you will fall into the hellish, horrific, horrendous world.

ibnu sbdY Awcwru n ikn hI pwieAw ]
Without the Shabad, no one achieves a lifestyle of good conduct.

Shabad is the Naam and with this, one will become fearless by fearing God 24/7, and all suffering will be seen as the will of God and therefore it shall be accepted by us. At the end and even now Naam will be there to help us, save us, and there to transform us into a Khalsa. We have to Jap Naam at all times. In this way our mind can no longer waver, no confusion can take place. We will never be blinded from a veil covering the true existence in this world. Remember to focus our mind on God because if a false thought comes to mind we would think before we act, before making the mistake which can alter our life entirely. The rightful conduct has been given to us through the teachings/rehits of our Guru Jee and his Sikhs:

dwVHw muC isr kys bnweI ]
hY ieh idRVH ijh pRBU rzweI ]
myt rzweI ju sIs muMfwvY ]
khu qy jg kYsy hir pwvY ]80]
The hair moustache and beard are created within God's order. How can those who violate their natural form by cutting their hair ever be accepted by the Lord?.

And:

surmwidk iSMgwr nihN nihN pr qrunI sMig
Do not wear make-up or jewellery. Do not commit adultery.

Remember the true meaning of what Guru Ji has given us, do not give it up for a mere shell because we always reap the fruits we sow. We don・t live here for a long time, this life would pass by as a dream. What use would those possessions be then, they would be left behind but the only thing which can stay with us is the gift of Naam. This is the most precious gift anyone can receive and one is a fool if they give it up to impress others. Who do we rather be; a lion or a sheep; where each sheep follows each other, following the same path leading to agony in the end, or a lion; fearless, and follows the laws of nature, thus following the laws of our Guru Sahib Jee.

If we want to play this game of love, rise above this world and remain dead to it. Never pay attention to public opinion. It will finish us.

jau qau pRym Kylx kw cwau ]
If you desire to play this game of love with Me,

isru Dir qlI glI myrI Awau ]
then step onto My Path with your head in hand.

iequ mwrig pYru DrIjY ]
When you place your feet on this Path,

isru dIjY kwix n kIjY ]20]
give Me your head, and do not pay any attention to public opinion. 20

To read the whole shabad of the Gurbani lines shown above, here・s the URL: http://www.sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=5475

I advise the sangat to read the whole shabad, as it gives a better understanding of the Gurbani lines given above.

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Its really interesting.Please spare some time and read the email.Ill try bloggin more.For now i need to trim the grass in order to bribe ma dad to let me go for some Samagam in Kuala Lumpur aahaha.Thats all

Take Care
Waheguroo Ji Ki Khalsa Waheguroo Ji Ki Fateh!

1 comment:

P.K.LAMBA said...

excellent and thought provoking