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Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by Neutral Singh, May 12, 2005.

  1. Neutral Singh

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    When your path is blocked, it's likely that you've just encountered a grand opportunity. When what you were planning doesn't go as you planned, it can put you on your way to something even better than you first imagined.

    Sure, it's nice when everything in your day and in your world goes smoothly and according to plan. Yet when the difficult, unexpected challenges arise, then you truly have a chance to shine.

    When one door is suddenly slammed shut on you, it forces you to seek out and open another door. Behind that other door there could very well be a whole, big, wonderful world filled with astounding richness.

    If things are going along nicely, you probably will not want to venture very far from what is familiar and comfortable. Yet when you suddenly run up against a brick wall, it can compel you to a higher level of performance.

    When a challenge suddenly looms, you'll find yourself calling upon skills and capabilities you may have never used before. And once you've used those new skills they do not go away, but in fact become even stronger and more accessible to you.

    Challenges are life's way of showing you that you can be stronger, more capable, more creative, more highly focused than you ever would have thought. When life does not go as you had wanted, that's your golden opportunity to make it even better.
     
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  3. Nirmaljit

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    :hmm:Its so sweet thoughts. I also believe in what you said in your writing. There is always a reason for everyuthing but we human beings are so far to understand this. If something goes wrong he started blaming the almighty without thinking, even for a single minute. The acceptence, willingness & patience, these things come to you by experience and by doing simran and ardas regularly.
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    Nirmaljit Kaur
     
  4. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Nirmaljit ji, gurfateh.

    YES thats what is called SEHAJ in Gurbani...ALL things come after SEHAJ.
    You are also right that simran and ardass...help quite a lot to silence/focus the MANN..
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  5. satnamr46

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    Nirmaljit ji,WJKK,WJKF
    As you have stated :acceptance,willingness and patience are very important .One has to live according to the Gurmat principles to understand it.We must strive and seek while submitted to the Will of God.Here are some line from sukhmani Sahib:
    Asatpaḏī.
    Ashtapadee:

    ਦਸ ਬਸਤੂ ਲੇ ਪਾਛੈ ਪਾਵੈ
    दस बसतू ले पाछै पावै ॥
    Ḏas basṯū le pācẖẖai pāvai.
    He obtains ten things, and puts them behind him;

    ਏਕ ਬਸਤੁ ਕਾਰਨਿ ਬਿਖੋਟਿ ਗਵਾਵੈ
    एक बसतु कारनि बिखोटि गवावै ॥
    Ėk basaṯ kāran bikẖot gavāvai.
    for the sake of one thing withheld, he forfeits his faith.

    ਏਕ ਭੀ ਦੇਇ ਦਸ ਭੀ ਹਿਰਿ ਲੇਇ
    एक भी न देइ दस भी हिरि लेइ ॥
    Ėk bẖī na ḏe▫e ḏas bẖī hir le▫e.
    But what if that one thing were not given, and the ten were taken away?

    ਤਉ ਮੂੜਾ ਕਹੁ ਕਹਾ ਕਰੇਇ
    तउ मूड़ा कहु कहा करेइ ॥
    Ŧa▫o mūṛā kaho kahā kare▫i.
    Then, what could the fool say or do?

    ਜਿਸੁ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਸਿਉ ਨਾਹੀ ਚਾਰਾ
    जिसु ठाकुर सिउ नाही चारा ॥
    Jis ṯẖākur si▫o nāhī cẖārā.
    Our Lord and Master cannot be moved by force.

    ਤਾ ਕਉ ਕੀਜੈ ਸਦ ਨਮਸਕਾਰਾ
    ता कउ कीजै सद नमसकारा ॥
    Ŧā ka▫o kījai saḏ namaskārā.
    Unto Him, bow forever in adoration.

    ਜਾ ਕੈ ਮਨਿ ਲਾਗਾ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਮੀਠਾ
    जा कै मनि लागा प्रभु मीठा ॥
    Jā kai man lāgā parabẖ mīṯẖā.
    That one, unto whose mind God seems sweet -

    ਸਰਬ ਸੂਖ ਤਾਹੂ ਮਨਿ ਵੂਠਾ
    सरब सूख ताहू मनि वूठा ॥
    Sarab sūkẖ ṯāhū man vūṯẖā.
    all pleasures come to abide in his mind.

    ਜਿਸੁ ਜਨ ਅਪਨਾ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਮਨਾਇਆ
    जिसु जन अपना हुकमु मनाइआ ॥
    Jis jan apnā hukam manā▫i▫ā.
    One who abides by the Lord's Will,

    ਸਰਬ ਥੋਕ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਨਿ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੧॥
    सरब थोक नानक तिनि पाइआ ॥१॥
    Sarab thok Nānak ṯin pā▫i▫ā. ||1||
    O Nanak, obtains all things. ||1||

    ਅਗਨਤ ਸਾਹੁ ਅਪਨੀ ਦੇ ਰਾਸਿ
    अगनत साहु अपनी दे रासि ॥
    Agnaṯ sāhu apnī ḏe rās.
    God the Banker gives endless capital to the mortal,

    ਖਾਤ ਪੀਤ ਬਰਤੈ ਅਨਦ ਉਲਾਸਿ
    खात पीत बरतै अनद उलासि ॥
    Kẖāṯ pīṯ barṯai anaḏ ulās.
    who eats, drinks and expends it with pleasure and joy.

    ਅਪੁਨੀ ਅਮਾਨ ਕਛੁ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਸਾਹੁ ਲੇਇ
    अपुनी अमान कछु बहुरि साहु लेइ ॥
    Apunī amān kacẖẖ bahur sāhu le▫e.
    If some of this capital is later taken back by the Banker,

    ਅਗਿਆਨੀ ਮਨਿ ਰੋਸੁ ਕਰੇਇ
    अगिआनी मनि रोसु करेइ ॥
    Agi▫ānī man ros kare▫i.
    the ignorant person shows his anger.

    ਅਪਨੀ ਪਰਤੀਤਿ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਖੋਵੈ
    अपनी परतीति आप ही खोवै ॥
    Apnī parṯīṯ āp hī kẖovai.
    He himself destroys his own credibility,

    ਬਹੁਰਿ ਉਸ ਕਾ ਬਿਸ੍ਵਾਸੁ ਹੋਵੈ
    बहुरि उस का बिस्वासु न होवै ॥
    Bahur us kā bisvās na hovai.
    and he shall not again be trusted.

    ਜਿਸ ਕੀ ਬਸਤੁ ਤਿਸੁ ਆਗੈ ਰਾਖੈ
    जिस की बसतु तिसु आगै राखै ॥
    Jis kī basaṯ ṯis āgai rākẖai.
    When one offers to the Lord, that which belongs to the Lord,

    ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਮਾਨੈ ਮਾਥੈ
    प्रभ की आगिआ मानै माथै ॥
    Parabẖ kī āgi▫ā mānai māthai.
    and willingly abides by the Will of God's Order,

    ਉਸ ਤੇ ਚਉਗੁਨ ਕਰੈ ਨਿਹਾਲੁ
    उस ते चउगुन करै निहालु ॥
    Us ṯe cẖa▫ugun karai nihāl.
    the Lord will make him happy four times over.

    ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਦਾ ਦਇਆਲੁ ॥੨॥
    नानक साहिबु सदा दइआलु ॥२॥
    Nānak sāhib saḏā ḏa▫i▫āl. ||2||
    O Nanak, our Lord and Master is merciful forever. ||2||

    God,s Will is difficult to understand but if we follow Gurmat:do honest day,s work(kirat virat kar dharam dee) and share with others while living in His Bhana,peace and serenity will ensue.Humbly
    Satnam Singh Randhawa
     
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