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Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi

Thursday
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21
July
2016

Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi

Thursday
,
21
July
2016
Hukam
Amritsar
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Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi

Thursday
,
21
July
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.

Bride-lover is praise-worthy, recognizes the Divine,

Follows Hukam¹, renounces ego,

Dyed in Beloved, delight follows.  1.

 

Listen girl-friend! The sign to meet the Divine:

Surrender mind and body, forsake societal norms. 1. Reflect.

 

Girl-friend counsels girl-friend,

Earn what pleases the Divine,

Such bride-lover remains cradled.  2.

 

Caught in ego, one doesn’t enter the Mansion,

Then regrets, when night passes,

Unfortunate,self-oriented, suffers pain.  3.

 

I would plea, if I thought Divine was far,

Indestructible Divine permeates everywhere,

Being Nanak see’s the Presence and sings.  4.

 

1. Divine Order or Command

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi  | Guru Granth Sahib 737

ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥

ਧਨੁ ਸੋਹਾਗਨਿ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਪਛਾਨੈ ॥

ਮਾਨੈ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਤਜੈ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੈ ॥

ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਸਿਉ ਰਾਤੀ ਰਲੀਆ ਮਾਨੈ ॥੧॥

ਸੁਨਿ ਸਖੀਏ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਮਿਲਣ ਨੀਸਾਨੀ ॥

ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਅਰਪਿ ਤਜਿ ਲਾਜ ਲੋਕਾਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਸਖੀ ਸਹੇਲੀ ਕਉ ਸਮਝਾਵੈ ॥

ਸੋਈ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਾਵੈ ॥

ਸਾ ਸੋਹਾਗਣਿ ਅੰਕਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ॥੨॥

ਗਰਬਿ ਗਹੇਲੀ ਮਹਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਵੈ ॥

ਫਿਰਿ ਪਛੁਤਾਵੈ ਜਬ ਰੈਣਿ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ॥

ਕਰਮਹੀਣਿ ਮਨਮੁਖਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੩॥

ਬਿਨਉ ਕਰੀ ਜੇ ਜਾਣਾ ਦੂਰਿ ॥

ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਰਹਿਆ ਭਰਪੂਰਿ ॥

ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਗਾਵੈ ਦੇਖਿ ਹਦੂਰਿ ॥੪॥੩॥

Reflections:

Woke up to this beautiful Hukam!

Guru is so kind, so very compassionate to me.

I needed to hear this on so many levels.

I want to rejoice.

Yes! I am a bit crazy – but the ones in Love are….What can I say?

Listen,my beautiful friends to what Guru says:

“Girl-friends(human-beings), listen to the way to meet/connect with the Divine: Eliminate being driven by popular-notions (pleasing others), dedicate your mind and body to IkOankar (1-Ness).” (Pause for reflection)

“Blessed s the one who understands, who recognizes, who sees, who experiences that her True Self, her True identity is IkOankar (1-Ness).

That the tiny light within her; is part of the 1 Eternal Light.

That she is just a drop of that Endless Ocean.

Her true purpose is to merge into that Endless Ocean.

Accept Hukam.

Eradicate ego.

The veil of separation will be lifted.

Soaked in Eternal Love, you will forever enjoy the highest pleasures, the highest delights, and the never-ending pleasure of bliss - complete inner and outer peace.

Marks of those who walk this path?

They surrender their mind and body to seva.

They care not what the world says about them.

They pay no attention to the voices that stand against their faith, their belief,and their love for Guru. Reflect! (I so needed to hear this.)

The one who follows Guru merges into that Endless Ocean.

The one who is still under the influence of ego cannot understand that she is just a drop of an ocean.

When the Call of Death comes, she regrets and cries out: Why didn't I follow what the Guru said? Why didn't I love? I thought You were far away? She forgot that the 1 Eternal pervades through all.

Says Nanak, I see my Beloved ever-present in all places at all times and I sing Your praises.”

My Ardas: May Your Fragrance embrace me.

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