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The Ultimate Goal

Discussion in 'Essays on Sikhism' started by drkhalsa, Nov 26, 2004.

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  1. drkhalsa

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    A man was travelling on his path he was determined to reach his ultimate goal. Along the way he started feeling hungry. He now had a new goal : To eat, he also felt thirsty so he left his original path and started walking towards the river. Reaching the river he thought it's best to wash my hands before eating or drinking - yet another goal. So he bent down. The river was still he could see a golden bracelet deep down. All of a sudden he forgot his hunger and thirst, he forgot about washing his hands and thought only of possessing the golden bracelet. He jumped into the water but couldnt find it, a passer by saw him jumping in and out of the river and asked why. The passer by said 'O Friend, the bracelet is not in the river it's high up on the branches of the tree, you are chasing the reflection!' The man now had yet another goal to climb the tree . . . and so on. ​
    Morale: Guru Sahib has said othe purpose of our life is spiritual - to become enlightened. Sikhi is the path our ultimate goal is Waheguru ji. Like the man in the story we set off on the path but get distracted by one thing after another and waste our precious time. Guru Arjun Dev ji says 'Gobind milan kee eh teree baria,' 'it's your turn to meet the World Protector'​
     
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  3. Arvind

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    O yea, So many distractions, however self created.

    Bhayee Prapat Manukh Dehuriya
    Gobind Milan Ki Eh Teri Bariya,
    Avar Kaaj Tere Kitey Na Kaam,
    Mil Saadh Sangat Bhaj Keval Naam
     
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    The ultimate goal for any Sikh is

    TO get to know Gurmati Raam Naamu or Hari Naamu and connect ones innerself with this outer self of Naamu.

    Prakash.S.Bagga
     
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    The term :ultimate Goal seems to be confusing in the sense it does not make clear
    at both ends.What ultimate Goal,By whom and for Whom Ultimte goal.Unless the term is specifically clarified there is going to be distractions only.
    If we consider the ultimate Goal for Sikhs as per Gurbani I think the answers are very much there .
    Prakash.S.Bagga
     

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