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Sikhi's Guiding Light

September 12, 2023

Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa, Vahiguru ji ki Fatih!

In the depths of contemplation, one uncovers the essence of Sikhi's central principle: the recognition of Divinity in all things. This profound understanding guides the path of Sikh behavior and shapes its core values.

Sikhi acknowledges a singular Divinity as the inseparable, pulsating force that breathes life into the entire creation. Within this belief lies the acknowledgment that every facet of creation, every being, carries a spark of the Divine within, possessing the inherent potential to embody Divine-like qualities.

In the stillness of introspection, one begins to perceive this truth—a truth encapsulated in the sacred verses of the Guru Granth Sahib.

ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਹੈ ਸੋਇ ॥
ਤਿਸ ਦੈ ਚਾਨਣਿ ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
ਗੁਰ ਸਾਖੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਪਰਗਟੁ ਹੋਇ ॥

Within all is the Light; That Light is the same.
By That radiance, all are illuminated.
Through the Guru's Teachings, the Light shines forth.
     Guru Granth Sahib 13

These words resonate with the whisper of ancient trees and the hushed murmurs of flowing streams echoing through the heart's chambers.

Yet, as we journey inward, we come to realize that recognizing the divinity in all is but the first step. Our true pilgrimage begins in acknowledging the divinity within ourselves and tracing our roots to that eternal Light. Until this recognition takes hold, everything else remains a temporary remedy—a fleeting glimpse of the profound. However, once we unlock the treasure within, the Light that is our essence, our interactions with the world and fellow beings undergo a profound transformation.

With each encounter, we emanate the radiance of that inner Light, for we understand that every being we meet carries the same Divine spark within their being. We tread the path of compassion, respect, and understanding, mindful of the sacred bond that unites us all. In the silent communion with our own divinity, we find the wellspring of love and wisdom to navigate life's intricate tapestry.

May we recognize the Light within all of us.
May the Wisdom-Guru be with us!

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