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Tann Chandan Mastak Paati

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    Bani of Bhagat Beni ji of 12th century is recorded in Guru ji.

    Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Page 1351):

    One may rub body with sandalwood oil, with basil leaves on forehead. In your heart hands, there is knife. With that, you look like a thug, who is pretending to meditate, and posing like a crane (crane being expert at pretending). You try to look like a bhagat. But your gaze is evil, and your nights are wasted in conflict.

    You perform daily cleansing rituals, wear two loin-cloths, perform religious rituals and put only milk in your mouth. But in your heart, you have drawn out the sword.

    You worship the stone idol, and paint ceremonial marks of Ganesha. You remain awake throughout the night, pretending to worship God. You dance, but your consciousness is filled with evil. You are lewd and depraved - this is such an unrighteous dance!

    You sit on a deer-skin, and chant on your mala. You put the sacred mark, the tilak, on your forehead. You wear the rosary beads around your neck, but your heart is filled with falsehood. You are lewd and depraved - you do not chant God's Name.

    Whoever does not realize the essence of the soul - all his religious actions are hollow and false. Says Baynee, as Gurmukh, meditate. Without the True Guru, you shall not find the Way.

    Bhagat Beni ji's Point: True Guru helps to find the way. All actions are waste or pretension if the riddle of soul is not solved.

    Interpreter's request to Sangat: Above are attempts from various sources available online with own interpretation too. And I humbly request you to point out any thing done wrong, which is totally unintentional from my side.
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