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Old 05-Jan-2012, 04:34 AM
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Remembrance!
by Harinder Singh
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Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh ji,

Remembrance is the virtue which is the quintessence of our Guru’s teachings. Remembrance is very subtle. It needs to be explained with an example. A mother is very busy cooking. Her little child is playing around. For all purposes it looks as if she is engrossed in her cooking, but her “surt” is in the child -- lest the child fall, or go too near the staircase, or pick up something wrong to put into its mouth. She is busy in her work, but in everything that she does there is a persistent remembrance of the child. While the mother sleeps at night, no thunderclap can disturb her asleep, but let the child so much as stir her sleep is disrupted and her hand goes out to the child. Surt (Punjabi for remembrance) persists even in sleep -- remembrance of the child.

When Guru Nanak was asked about his Guru, his answer was “Shabd Guru, Surt Dhun Chela”.

Surt involves a continuous remembrance, like the thread in the beads. Do everything that the world demands of you, but let your mind stay always with Him. Sit, sleep, walk, eat; no purpose is served by running away from the world. Go to work; go to the office or the shop or the factory. Dig pits, because money has to be earned; worry about your kids. All these webs of the material world are there, but through it all keep alive remembrance of Him. Let life go on outside as usual, but within let there be only He! Keep your relationship with Him always fresh and alive.

ਕਹਤ ਨਾਮਦੇਉ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਤਿਲੋਚਨ ਬਾਲਕੁ ਪਾਲਨ ਪਉਢੀਅਲੇ ॥ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਕਾਜ ਬਿਰੂਧੀ ਚੀਤੁ ਸੁ ਬਾਰਿਕ ਰਾਖੀਅਲੇ ॥੪॥੧॥

Guru says, there is no need to run away from the world. Attain surt and you become a Sikh. Once remembrance is found, everything is in order. Of what use is your running to the woods if your surt is filled with the world? But this is what usually happens. People leave the world and flee to the forest -- and think of home! It is the mind's way not to worry about where it is, but focus on where it is not. When you are here you think how wonderful it must be in the Himalayas. Then you go to the Himalayas and start thinking: Perhaps I could have been in Poona. Maybe I have gone astray. The rest of the world stayed where they were. They can't all be wrong. What am I doing sitting under this tree?

Even in the wilderness you will count your money and keep your accounts. The faces of wife and children will hover around you. You will be in the Himalayas all right, but your surt will be in your home with your family.

ਕਾਹੇ ਰੇ ਬਨ ਖੋਜਨ ਜਾਈ ॥ ਸਰਬ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ਸਦਾ ਅਲੇਪਾ ਤੋਹੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਮਾਈ ॥੧॥

Guru says: Stay where you wish, but let your remembrance be in God. Nothing is achieved by singing praises; everything is achieved by surt. All singing of praises is superficial, whereas remembrance is within. There is no need to shout aloud: "You are great, O Lord, I am a sinner. You are the redeemer, I am a beggar." Why shout like that? Whom are you telling? There is no need to ring bells and sing praise; what is needed is remembrance. Keep his remembrance; do not forget for a moment. Nurture His remembrance.
Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/gurmat-vichaar/37832-rememberance.html

ਕਬੀਰ ਮੁਲਾਂ ਮੁਨਾਰੇ ਕਿਆ ਚਢਹਿ ਸਾਂਈ ਨ ਬਹਰਾ ਹੋਇ ॥ ਜਾ ਕਾਰਨਿ ਤੂੰ ਬਾਂਗ ਦੇਹਿ ਦਿਲ ਹੀ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਜੋਇ ॥੧੮੪॥

If you were to find a diamond, you would quickly put it safely away in your pocket. You might even tie it in a handkerchief lest it fall somewhere. Whether you go to the market, make your purchases or meet your friends, your remembrance will always be with the diamond. A faint low sound repeats again and again saying, "The diamond is in the pocket, the diamond is in the pocket..." Every now and again you will feel it with your fingers to see whether it is still there.

Nurture the remembrance of God within in the same manner. Now and then touch it inside to be sure it is there. While walking on the road, stop and look inside. Is the thread of remembrance intact? Is the flow continuous? While eating stop for a second and check; close your eyes and watch if the remembrance is flowing.
Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=37832

Gradually the experience will go deeper and deeper. Then the flow of remembrance continues in your sleep too. When it flows all twenty-four hours of the day, you will have made the bridge between yourself and Him. Now you can close your eyes and merge into Him whenever you please. The road is now made; the instant you close your eyes you are lost in Him. And when you return to the world from your meeting with Him you will be refreshed, filled with absolute energy, as fresh and light as if you have just had a bath. Therefore Guru Nanak says that bathing in thousands of holy places takes place in surt.

The rivers and the streams fall into the ocean, but that is not enough to know the ocean. The rivers and canals have no consciousness; therefore, though they fall into the ocean they are not aware of it. We also are falling into God all day long, but we are not aware of it. We move round and round and about Him but we know not. Again and again we fall into Him. In every death we fall into Him, in every birth we arise from Him, but we lack remembrance.

If you observe carefully and as your remembrance becomes stronger, you will realize how each breath you take goes into Him and comes back to you from Him. When the breath goes out of you, you go into God; when the breath comes in, God flows into you. In every moment, with each breath, He spreads all over you. And your joy can know no bounds. With this experience you will get your first feeling of a deep grattitude.

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So many Waheguru! moments in that post! Thanks for sharing it with us Kanwaljit bhaji!! peacesignkaur
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Re: Rememberance

Kanwaljitji

A superb article, certainly one that I will be referring to when I feel low and unconnected.
Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=37832

very good reading thank you
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Re: Rememberance

Excellent!!! thank you for sharing it with us.

Sikhs now days are merely shouting to show other people "oh, look I am holier than you are", however their mind and heart are in a different place.. They are only holy in appearance and nothing more.
Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=37832

It makes me laugh, how some of the so called Sants do Kirtan and Simra now days. Why all the acting and head shaking!?!? Who are they fooling?
Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=37832

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Guru says: Stay where you wish, but let your remembrance be in God. Nothing is achieved by singing praises; everything is achieved by surt. All singing of praises is superficial, whereas remembrance is within. There is no need to shout aloud: "You are great, O Lord, I am a sinner. You are the redeemer, I am a beggar." Why shout like that? Whom are you telling? There is no need to ring bells and sing praise; what is needed is remembrance. Keep his remembrance; do not forget for a moment. Nurture His remembrance.
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While walking on the road, stop and look inside.
Veera this is all very good, but may I suggest we look each way first ,otherwise the breathing may not occur any more.Although it is not required any way that is a myth ,the 'bridge' must be deeper than a physiologcial process like breathing,otherwise where is the 'bridge' when you stop breathing.
Let us all test this posit by not breathing for two minutes or hours you choose please!
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