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Pledge On The Eve Of The Martyrdom Of Shri Guru Arjun Devji

May 22, 2007
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PLEDGE ON THE EVE OF THE MARTYRDOM OF SHRI GURU ARJUN DEVJI :-


ALL THE ATROCITIES EXECUTED ON THE HOLY SPIRIT OF THE 5th GURU NANAK WERE VENGEFULLY PLANNED (THE HISTORY BEHIND IT IS ANOTHER MATTER). BUT HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A HUMAN BEING TO BEAR THE PAIN AND AGONY ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH ATROCITY ?

THE MARTYRDOM OF SHRI GURU ARJUN DEVJI IS A GLARING EXAMPLE DEPICTING THE POWER OF NAAM. AN EXAMPLE FOR US MANMUKHS TO TAKE HEED.

FOR AGES NOW, MAN HAS TAKING REFUGE FROM WORDLY PAIN AND SORROW BY GETTING INTOXICATED (BY DRUGS, ALCOHOL ETC.) AND IN HIS UNCONSIOUSNESS TRYING TO FORGET THE PAIN. BUT ALAS! HE COULD NOT ESCAPE THIS SORROW. IT HAS FOLLOWED HIM FROM INCARNATION TO INCARNATION.

AND WHAT IS THE POWEROF THESE TOXINS ? FOR EXAMPLE IT IS SAID THAT INTOXICATION FROM AFEEM (POOST) IS DISPELLED IF WATER IS PUT ON THE BODY (TAKING BATH). AND AS FAR AS ALCOHOLIC INTOXICATION IS CONCERNED, ONE RESOUNDING SLAP IT ENOUGH TO DISPEL IT. SAME WITH ALL OTHER TOXINS WHOSE EFFECT EVENTUALLY DWINDLES.

WHAT ABOUT THE INTOXICATION OF NAAM ?
IN THE SGGS IT IS REFERED TO AS ANAND (BLISS, HAPPINESS) WHICH CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH CONCENTRATED NAAM-SIMRAN. THE PROCESS WHERE THE TONGUE UTTERS W-A-H-E-G-U-R-U AND THE EARS LISTEN ATTENTIVELY TO IT. YOU MAY SAY THAT IT IS EASY, BUT BELIEVE ME IT IS THE TOUGHEST NUT TO CRACK IN THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD (AS NANAK CONFIRMS – “AAKHAN AUKHA SAACHA NAAM”). WHY ?

FOR THIS WE HAVE TO DO RESEARCH ON OUR THOUGHT PROCESS.
THERE ARE TWO MAIN THOUGHTS THAT ARE ALWAYS RUNNING IN OUR THOUGHT PROCESS :-

1) THE REMORSE OF THE PAST. WHAT IF …….? YOU WILL AGREE THAT IT IS A FRUITLESS THOUGHT BECAUSE WHAT HAS PASSED CANNOT BE RETRIEVED AT ANY COST.
2) THE ANXIETY OF THE FUTURE. WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR ME ? ANOTHER FRUITLESS THOUGHT BECAUSE NOBODY’S FUTURE CAN BE PREDICTED BEFOREHAND.

SO THE MAJORITY OF OUR THOUGHT PROCESS IS FUTILE, BUT WHEN WE REPLACE OUR USELESS THOUGHTS WITH NAAM (WHEN WE REMEMBER PARMATMA), OUR SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION STARTS TO HAPPEN.

AS THE PRACTITIONERS OF THIS NAAM-SIMRAN PATH WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE CONSTANT (AATH PEHER AARADHIYE) JAP -EVENTUALLY YIELDS THE FRUIT OF ANAND (ETERNAL BLISS). A FEELING OF SUCH GLEE AND HAPPINESS THAT IS BEYOND EXPLANATION. IN ALSO ACCOMPANIES A STRONG FEELING OF INTOXICATION THAT STAYS WITH YOU FOR EVER.

THIS POWERFUL INTOXICATION IN THE NAAM-JAP IS EXACTLY THE REASON WHY OUR FIFTH GURUJI DID NOT FEEL EVEN AN OUNCE OF PAIN WHEN THOSE HEINOUS ATROCITIES WERE COMMITED AGAINST HIM.

CAN WE ALSO ACHIEVE THAT SPIRITUAL LEVEL ? BELIEVE ME YES…… LET US TAKE THE PLEDGE ON THIS EVE OF OUR GREAT GURUJI’S MATRYRDOM THAT WE SHALL START PRACTICING NAAM-SIMRAN FROM RIGHT NOW.

LET OUR HANDS AND LEGS CARRY ON WITH OUR EVERYDAY WORK, BUT LET OUR THINKING PROCESS BE ENGULFED BY NAAM.
HATH KAR WAL TE CHIT KARTAR WAL
 

simpy

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When mind accepts everything as His Will(not me, mine ); When Mind is thinking only about God; When Rom Rom is doing Simran; when in everything and in everyone only God's presence is seen and felt................

Thanks Pritpal Singh Ji for reminding everyone about THIS TRUTH.

Dhan Dhan Siri Guru Arjan Dev Sache Patsha Ji......

Guru Maharaj sab te mehar karan.........................
 

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