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Who Can Give Us The Amrit?

May 23, 2023

Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa, Vahiguru ji ki Fatih!

In today’s world, many individuals claim to possess the sacred “Amrit, the Aab-i-Hayat, the Maha Ras, the Fount of Nectar.” These self-proclaimed “chosen ones” assert that they can bestow this divine elixir upon those not chosen.

We pause.

The term “amrit” signifies something that transcends death and time, granting immortality. In the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scriptural canon, the religious text, and the charter, amrit is synonymous with Nam, representing Identification with IkOankar, 1Force, the One. The Word of Wisdom (Sabad Guru) is often described as amrit, which connects individuals with Nam. Amrit is sometimes used as an adjective to describe the sweetness or pleasantness of a thing.

The question arises: who possesses the ability to grant us amrit? And what must we do to receive this immortalizing nectar?

In the first verse of Rag Bihagara, Guru Ramdas Sahib says, “O my inner-self, O my life, Nam is like the sweet and immortalizing nectar. This nectar of Nam is received through the teachings of the Wisdom.”

We reflect.

Identification with IkOankar brings this sweetness and immortalizing effect. This Identification is cultivated and nurtured within through the teaching and guidance of the Wisdom. The Wisdom addresses the toxins present within ourselves, both internally and externally, eliminating our ego and freeing us from attachments to the material world and our temporary relationships. The Wisdom enables the blossoming of virtues within our minds. We truly come alive and flourish in this state of Identification and Remembrance.

Will we allow the Wisdom to teach and guide us?

May we yearn to receive the amrit of Nam.
May the Wisdom-Guru guide us!

Watch, Listen, Read

Session 1 - Introduction: 1Oankar & Nam

Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur cover the major Sikh principles and paradigms.

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