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The Enemy Is Within

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Astroboy, Apr 6, 2008.

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    The Enemy is Within

    Anti-Sikh Groups & SGPC/DSGMC Partake in Maryada Violations
    [​IMG]Many attendees sat on chairs in presence of Guru Granth Sahib
    In end of 2007, the Brahmin Sabha, the infamous Chaman Lal and other pro-RSS institutions teamed up with Makkar of SGPC and ex-Delhi Gurdwara Committee to violate Maryada and make a mockery of Kirtan and Langar.
     
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    • Manmukh tatt na jaananee pasoo maahi samaanaa: The Manmukh is a beast; he does not know the essence of Reality that is contained Within himself (sggs 1009).
    • Bhagtee saar na jaananee Manmukh ahankaaree: The egotistical Manmukhs do not appreciate the value of devotional worship (sggs 429).
    • Kookar sookar kaheeahi kooriaaraa. Bhayuki marhi bhayu bhayu bhay haaraa. Man tan jhoothe koor kamaavahi durmat dargah haaraa he: The false Manmukhs are called pigs and dogs. They bark themselves to death; they bark and bark and howl in fear. False in mind and body, they practice falsehood; through their evil-mindedness, they lose out in the Spiritual Realm (sggs 1029).
    • Manmukh jhootho jhooth kamaavai: The material beings practice falsehood, only falsehood. (sggs 363).
    • Manmukh agiaanee andh andhaaraa: The Manmukhs are ignorant; immersed in utter darkness (sggs 1067).
    As the Manmukh or demons take shelter in material corruption, they are called the lowest of mankind despite their advancement in material education, science and politics. Association with such material beings is called Kusang (false or bad association). By its very nature, such association separates an individual from the Truth, and makes him forgetful of his True Nature which is Pure Consciousness (or "Joti Svaroop").
    • Manmukh saevaa jo karae doojai bhaae chit laae. Putt kalat kattamb hai Maya mohu vadhaai: The materialists may perform service, but his consciousness is attached to the love of duality. Through Maya, his attachment to children, spouse and relatives increases (sggs 1422).
    • Manmukh maile mal bhare haumai trisanaa vikaar: The materialists (Manmukhs) are polluted. They are filled with the pollution of egotism, cravings and evil passions (sggs 29).
    A Manmukh lifestyle is void of humility, contentment, compassion, and spiritual wisdom. Such lifestyle exhibits nothing but undesirable qualities in a person. To make us aware of Manmukhs and their conduct, the Gurbani has provided us with numerous symptoms of such material beings caught in the vertex of unenlightened existence. Some of these symptoms include: egoism, ignorance, selfishness, duality, bondage, evil-mindedness, falsehood, violence, untruthfulness, doubts, superstitions, uncontrolled senses, identification with the feeling of "I, me, mine, your", lust, anger, greed, attachment, self pride, self-conceit; jealousy and enviousness, stubborn mindedness, hatred, fanaticism, conflicts, lack of contentment, material hankering and lamentation, lack of mental control and inner peace, self-centered, full of quarrel and contentions, lack of faith, extrovertedness, ritualistic, unhappy, always interested in taking instead of giving, affinity for bad association, lack of self-discipline, mental agitation, unceasing wandering (rat-race), begging material things from God, complaining, finding faults in others, unable to bear pains and sorrows of life, love for material world instead of the Self within, corruption, fraud, larceny and swindling, bribery, cheating, lying, plundering, stealing, fond of mental speculations and material logic, attachment to material world, deceitful nature, fearful, unceasing desire for sense objects, cynicism, hypocrisy, always wanting to control the world, always wanting to be appreciated, unceasing hunger for name and fame, love for titles and honor, divisiveness, prejudices, cruelty, bigotry, unnatural diet, indulgence in worldly pleasures, illusion, delusion, wrong identity, stupor, obstinate error, love of Maya or worldliness, crookedness, animosity, and so on. Opposite to these are the attributes of Gurmukhs (Spiritual Beings)

    Hence, according to the Gurbani, a Manmukh is not a question of heredity, family of birth, ancestry, race, region, social status, caste, creed, education, titles, religion or any peculiar external appearance of a person; it is a question of unenlightened existence, cynicism, egoism, ignorance, hypocrisy, bondage, mental delusion, body-consciousness, mistaken identity, and so on! The Gurbani sums it up as follows:
    • Gurmukh chaanan jaaneeai Manmukh mughad gubaar: The Gurmukh knows the Divine Light, while the foolish Manmukh gropes around in the darkness of ignorance (sggs 20).
    • Nanak manmukh bandh hai gurmukh mukati karaae: O Nanak, the Manmukhs remain in bondage; the Gurmukhs are liberated (sggs 559).
    • Manmukh sayu kar dostee sukh ki pushahi mit. Gurmukh sayu kar dostee Satgur sayu laayi chit. Jamman maran kaa mool katteeai taan sukh hovee mit: If you make friends with the Manmukhs, O friend, who can you ask for peace? Make friends with the Gurmukhs, and focus your consciousness on the True Guru within. The root of birth and death will be cut away, and then, you will find peace, O friend (sggs 1421).
    • Nanak aape aapi aapi khuaaeeai: Says Nanak: Let your (True) Identity consume your (mistaken) body-identity (sggs 369).
    • Gumukh jotee joti milaaee: By becoming Gurmukh (Spiritual Being) blend your light with the Divine Light (sggs 362).
    T. Singh
     

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