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Quieten The Noise!

April 11, 2023

Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa, Vahiguru ji ki Fatih!

Guru Nanak Sahib in the Arti Sabad reveals That One whose Light is in all is the Embodiment of Light. By the radiance of "That One," there is Light in all.

Many of us struggle with this.

The Guru knows.
The Guru guides…Through the Guru’s teaching, this Light becomes evident.

We pause.
We reflect.

When the Wisdom enters our lives, we bear witness to it. The Wisdom brings out the recognition of Light everywhere. When we witness the Light, we embody love. This is when we feel the grace.

When we are able to identify with IkOankar, the One, and taste the nectar of Grace, we can embrace the grandness of the Arti of the cosmos.  Then our senses tune into the sound, beauty, and magnificence of that happening around us. Then the othering, pettiness, and smallness we practice will turn into oneness, openness, and vastness.

Perhaps then we can glimpse the sky becoming the salver, the moon and the sun becoming the lamps, and the stars becoming the shining pearls. Perhaps then we can experience the unstruck sound echoing and resonating like a clarinet or a kettledrum.

Can we quieten the noise around us and listen closely to the sounds being played in nature all on their own?

May we identify with the One!
May the Wisdom-Guru be with us.

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