06-Mar-2009, 11:30 AM
re: "Sab Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai Guru Manyo Granth" and the Roadhaswami
Originally Posted by sadhu
gyaini jarnail singh ji
Can you please explain me the meaning of the words "sidh ghost" and the word "shabd guru"?
Hundreds and millions of people have been martyrs all over the world, that does not mean that they had experienced god. They definitely were dedicated and enthusiastic, but that does not neccessarily means that they had experienced god. Thousands of men died and were called martyrs during 1984 riots, but that does not mean that they had experienced god.
Thanks, this is what i am trying to say, that sikhism is not the only way to reach god, and their are many other ways by which one can reach god, and people have actually attained god by different paths. And the ones who have attained become god themselves, they may look like simple human beings, but they have now merged in the infinite. Those are the ones who can talk about the ways to attain god, because they themselves have attained. They are the ones who have a clarity and a pure consciousness, and they are the ones who really understand Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji or any other holy book.
The way we read Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is no more like a child trying to read a driving manual, we may read it thousands of times, but it wont help us to drive a car. We need an instructor to explain the manual, and then finally to drive a car. Just to drive a simple car and understand its workings, one needs an able instructor, then how can you understand the mysterious god without an able master.
The manuals will not help without an able instructor. And moreover the importance of an instructor is mentioned a number of times in the manual. But many people believe that the manual itself is the instructor, which is very foolish. The importance of a living guru is mentioned so many times in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, but people say that Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is itself the guru, which is never mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
There is the crux of the matter. Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Maharaj is not a manual,
not a training manual, not a driver's manual. It is the Guru.
Granth Sahib ji speaks with the voice of all the Gurus who went before, and Granth Sahib contains their light. Granth Sahib ji is the Teacher.
ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਇਸੁ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਕਰਮਿ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਏ ॥੧॥ gurabaanee eis jag mehi chaanan karam vasai man aaeae ||1|| Gurbani is the Light to illuminate this world; by His Grace, it comes to abide within the mind.
Granth Sahib ji is the Light that dispels Darkness. ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਛੁਟੀਐ ਬਿਖੁ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਗੁਰ ਤਰਣਾ ॥੧॥ gur parasaadhee shhutteeai bikh bhavajal sabadh gur tharanaa By Guru's Grace you shall be saved. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, you shall cross over the terrifying world-ocean of poison. ||1|
| Granth Sahib ji grants His grace.
prਸਬਦੁ ਭਾਖਤ ਸਸਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਅਪਾਰਾ ॥ sabadh bhaakhath sas joth apaaraa || Giving voice to the Shabad, the moon of the mind is illuminated with infinity. Granth Sahibji gives voice to the Shabad. Hear it.
In the Hebrew Bible it says, He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse. In Guruji says, ਕੀ ਨ ਸੁਣੇਹੀ ਗੋਰੀਏ ਆਪਣ ਕੰਨੀ ਸੋਇ ॥ kee n sunaehee goreeeae aapan kannee soe ||Haven't you heard the call from beyond, O beautiful soul-bride?