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Unlocking the Essence of Freedom & Liberation

August 15, 2023

Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa, Vahiguru ji ki Fatih!

What does it truly mean to be free?
How do we attain liberation?

In the enchanting verses of the seventeenth stanza of Gauri Thiti, Guru Arjan Sahib provides insights that resonate deeply:
Anyone who sings; anyone who listens; anyone who contemplates;
Anyone who imparts knowledge, anyone who grasps it, liberation dawns on them.
They cast off sins, becoming pure; the cycle of birth after birth is cleansed.
In this realm, in the next, their countenance shines; Maya's grip loses hold.

We pause.
We reflect.

We need not engage in every practice; it's about finding our unique path to connect with IkOankar (One Universal Integrative Force, 1Force, the One). Within this pursuit, we can shed our transgressions that haunt our thoughts and lead to rituals and pilgrimages seeking absolution. We can cleanse ourselves in this life, discarding the filth of not just a moment, a day, or a year, but perhaps even lifetimes. In doing so, our faces radiate with an inner glow, immune to the grasp of materialism and fleeting ties.

Those who achieve this feat—those who hold the memory of the Divine dear—are the noble warriors of an elevated lineage. They are the meditators, the enlightened ones, the truly rich, and the courageous. It challenges our common anxieties about lineage and the judgment of our deeds in the afterlife. This message erases the boundaries of inherited status and focuses on the lineage of our actions and the lineage of remembering the One. It emphasizes conquering the mind, transforming both our inner and outer worlds.

The sanctuary of the Sovereign is where true liberation resides, where doubts and afflictions dissipate. Connection blossoms through Wisdom, enabling us to dwell in Remembrance and Identification with the One we seek. This path frees not only ourselves but also our loved ones. It acquaints us with truly knowing IkOankar as a part of our essence.

Are we ready to liberate ourselves from the chains of materialism, fears, and doubts and embrace the radiant glow from within?

May we find the keys to a life illuminated by divine essence — the essence of freedom and liberation

May the Wisdom-Guru be with us!

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