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Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Teghbahadur Sahib in Rag Sorath

Wednesday
,
14
September
2016

Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Teghbahadur Sahib in Rag Sorath

Wednesday
,
14
September
2016
Hukam
Amritsar
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Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Teghbahadur Sahib in Rag Sorath

Wednesday
,
14
September
2016

Sabad is Infinite; we are finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad.

Sabad is Infinite; we are finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad.

O’ dear friend! know this in your mind.

The world is entangled in its own pleasures; no one is for anyone else. || 1 ||  Reflect  ||  

In good times, many come and sit together, surrounding you on all four sides.

But when hard times come, they all leave,and no one comes near you.  || 1 ||

Your wife, whom you love so much, and who has remained ever attached to you,

runs away crying, “Ghost! Ghost!” as soon as the swan leaves this body.  || 2 ||  

This is the way they act — those whom we love so much.

At the very last moment, O Nanak, no one is any use at all, except the Divine.  || 3 || 12 || 139 ||

 

Guru Teghbahadur Sahib in Rag Sorath  | Guru Granth Sahib 634

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥

ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਜਾਨਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਮਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥

ਅਪਨੇ ਸੁਖ ਸਿਉ ਹੀ ਜਗੁ ਫਾਂਧਿਓ ਕੋ ਕਾਹੂ ਕੋ ਨਾਹੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਸੁਖ ਮੈ ਆਨਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਬੈਠਤ ਰਹਤ ਚਹੂ ਦਿਸਿ ਘੇਰੈ ॥

ਬਿਪਤਿ ਪਰੀ ਸਭ ਹੀ ਸੰਗੁ ਛਾਡਿਤ ਕੋਊ ਨ ਆਵਤ ਨੇਰੈ ॥੧॥

ਘਰ ਕੀ ਨਾਰਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਹਿਤੁ ਜਾ ਸਿਉ ਸਦਾ ਰਹਤ ਸੰਗ ਲਾਗੀ ॥

ਜਬ ਹੀ ਹੰਸ ਤਜੀ ਇਹ ਕਾਂਇਆ ਪ੍ਰੇਤ ਪ੍ਰੇਤ ਕਰਿ ਭਾਗੀ ॥੨॥

ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੋ ਬਿਉਹਾਰੁ ਬਨਿਓ ਹੈ ਜਾ ਸਿਉ ਨੇਹੁ ਲਗਾਇਓ ॥

ਅੰਤ ਬਾਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਜੀ ਕੋਊ ਕਾਮਿ ਨ ਆਇਓ ॥੩॥੧੨॥੧੩੯॥

Reflections:

Today’s Hukam begins with a deep understanding – know that the Divine resides within you.

Listen, my child, the entire world is entangled. Everyone is motivated by their own self-interest. No one truly belongs to anyone. Reflect on this.

In times of happiness, many surround you. In times of hardship no one comes near you. Your life-partner whom you adore, will immediately dispose you as soon as your breath leaves. Know that this is the way of the world. You have attached your love to mortals and forgotten the Creator. Remember, in the end none of these mortals will be of any use to you.

Connect with Nam (Divine-Identification).

Nam is the boat that will help you cross this world-ocean. You may have all the things but if you don’t have a boat how are you going to get across. Whatever you have gathered stays behind. When you breathe your last no one is of any use to you except the Divine.

A powerful reflection…

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