Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa, Vahiguru ji ki Fatih!
Guru Nanak Sahib, in the last stanza of Asa Ki Var, Song of Hope, invokes the metaphor of the vessel to talk about all beings. Every vessel or body is entirely created by IkOankar, 1Force.
The vessel itself is complete; it is a gift from IkOankar.
The incompleteness is due to our behaviors.
In some vessels, milk is poured; they experience ease and happiness.
Some vessels stay mounted on the stove; they experience suffering. It is because of their own doings.
So how can we feel the Grace despite worldly circumstances?
Guru Nanak Sahib tells us of variation in experiences. Everyone is going to experience reality in different ways. What matters is whether we feel the Grace. We could be millionaires, but that does not mean we have made it in the world.
The only determining factor is Grace. Those who feel the Grace regardless of their physical circumstances or roles and social standing are the fortunate ones whom IkOankar has enriched.
May we yearn to feel the Grace.
May the Wisdom-Guru guide us!
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