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Self Daswanth - Give Or Take

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True, .. even if just 10 percent of the Guru ji Bani existed in us - in its true spirit, the world would be so much wondrous ..

But the ideal world (the Gurudwara is a perfect example of the true spirit of heaven in a vague sense, to me..) and raw human nature are at conflict with each other..

Manmukhs invariably end up attempting to cross the ocean of Maya on the boat that is full of holes or at best try to sail on both with one half embedded on each boat. No surprise that a storm invariably has us drowning in the ocean of maya eventually.

The Guru sings out to us, but we manmukhs at most get enchanted by the music and miss the verse..
The Guru keeps trying in all earnest, but we are endlessly basking in the glory of the bed of roses.. untill we feel the thorns prick through our thick hides. We bleed, we lay in agony that we could have so easily avoided. But then, we heal and go back to the thorn tree, because the scent of the rose is captivating. We live dangerously, that is our nature. That is the trait embedded into us by the wretched, ungrateful race we belong to.

Only nature and the rest of his creation lives in Chardi Kala. The one exception in our race is the Gurmukh as far as our sinful human race goes. They transcend with each Shabad that lifts them up because they let its glory Peirce their soul truly.

How many of us manmukhs give our daswanth to the Akaal?? Nitnem of 2.4 hrs a day is not daswanth untill at least 10 percent of the Bani is implemented in spirit at least for that day.

When we go to the Guru, do we actually even offer a daswanth of our very selves truly - daswanth of our wealth, daswanth of our sewa, most precisely - daswanth of our soul empty for him to fill with Kripa??

Five to seven Bani are recited by most daily, we could shame a parrot by our recitation.

Ten Guru's to explain and we shamefully do not even imbibe ten virtues. Solace, misery, pain, lies and so much negativity we unload along with our matha tek. A tenner or dollar bill in the golak and hey - our Gurudwara visit is blessed.

Sadly dears, the Guru Da langar ran eons before you reached for the golak to proudly contribute. The Guru does not want you to give your daswanth thus. He wants you to give and more importantly take the daswanth from the Maharaj in hope that one day you keep collecting the daswanth and become complete in the truest sense.

Daswanth to me is not just giving, it is akin to changing your dress in a metaphorical sense. You discard the robes of maya and glow in the chadar of the truth. Step by step, one daswanth at a time,

Ten Guru's - daswanth. One complete Gurmukh. Collecting a daswanth from each of the ten Guru Maharaj. The tragedy is that the Guru Granth Sahib Ji holds the entire treasure, can we not take a daswanth at least?

Is taking truly - not the true daswanth?.
 

RD1

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The Guru sings out to us, but we manmukhs at most get enchanted by the music and miss the verse..
The Guru keeps trying in all earnest, but we are endlessly basking in the glory of the bed of roses.. untill we feel the thorns prick through our thick hides. We bleed, we lay in agony that we could have so easily avoided. But then, we heal and go back to the thorn tree, because the scent of the rose is captivating. We live dangerously, that is our nature. That is the trait embedded into us by the wretched, ungrateful race we belong to.
So well put.
Most of us are weak and feeble.....easily enticed by maya....engrossed in duality....

When we go to the Guru, do we actually even offer a daswanth of our very selves truly - daswanth of our wealth, daswanth of our sewa, most precisely - daswanth of our soul empty for him to fill with Kripa??
We are too attached to our own worldly lives, to "i"; at the expense of our spiritual selves, of "oneness". Miri Piri is out of balance....

Maybe off topic a little, but this reminded me of something i have been contemplating lately....especially when you say - daswanth of our soul empty for him to fill with Kripa - its like a part of me is like yes, whatever Waheguru wants, let it be. Come whatever may, whatever is His Hukam, I will accept ......but even when i say this, a part of me, the part attached to ego and maya, is resisting. A part of me is lying to myself as I truly cannot bring my self to wholeheartedly surrender.
 

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By the 5th Guru Arjan Dev, the shabad is on Ang 616 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, translation by Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa.

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