How to Live Life

May 26, 2018 | Author: harrychopra | Category: Shabda, Bhakti Movement, Wisdom, Asian Ethnic Religion, Spirituality


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19/02/2018 Gurmati Bhagti | Gurbani Blog | ਗਰਬਾਣੀ ਬਲਗਪਿੜਐ ਨਾਹੀ ਭਦ ਬਿਝਐ ਪਾਵਣਾ : Not by reading (religious books), but through Understanding, is the Mystery Realized. - sggs, 148 GURBANI BLOG | Understanding the Gurbani Through the Gurbani ਗਰਬਾਣੀ ਬਲਗ Gurbani Blog » Gurmati Bhagti Gurmati Bhagti by T. Singh Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) emphasizes on how to live life — how to properly utilize the time between the birth and death. Accordingly, the Teaching of the SGGS rather emphasizes on Awakening the Divine Wisdom (Giaan) or Virtues (“ਗਣ”) within. Because — according to the SGGS — the Divine cannot be realized by remaining without the Divine Wisdom or the Divine Virtues (truth, contentment, mercy,  patience, Dharma, Sahaj…). ਮਧ ਇਆਣੀ ਪਈਅੜ ਿਕਉ ਕਿਰ ਹਿਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਿਪਖ : While in this father’s home (i.e., in this human life), if a soul-bride remains ignorant, (then) how can she obtain the Divine Vision? (i.e., remaining ignorant, she CANNOT obtain the Divine Vision!). (sggs 78). Removing our ignorance (doubts, attachment to Maya, foolishness..), the Divine Wisdom or Virtues of the SGGS transforms our nature into the Divine Nature (Virtuous Soul – “ਗਣਵਤੀ”). ਗਣ ਵੀਚਾਰ ਿਗਆਨੀ ਸਇ ਗਣ ਮਿਹ ਿਗਆਨ ਪਰਾਪਿਤ ਹਇ : (One who) contemplates the Divine Virtues is spiritually Wise. Spiritual Wisdom is obtained through the Divine Virtues (sggs 931). Hence, the Gurbani repeatedly reminds us to engage in “Bhagti“. But — What’s “Bhagti” in Sikhi? according to the SGGS — what is “Bhagti” in Sikhi? Let’s ask the Gurbani: ਗਰ ਕੀ ਮਿਤ ਤ ਲਿਹ ਇਆਨ ਭਗਿਤ ਿਬਨਾ ਬਹ ਡਬ ਿਸਆਨ : You ignorant fool, take the Gurmati (i.e., Divine Wisdom or Aatmic-Giaan of the Gur-Shabad); without (this) Bhagti, even many clever have drowned (in perplexity). (sggs 288). ਸਚੀ ਭਗਿਤ ਗਰ ਸਬਦ ਿਪਆਿਰ : True Bhagti consists of love for the Gur-Shabad (sggs 158). ਿਵਣ ਗਣ ਕੀਤ ਭਗਿਤ ਨ ਹਇ : Without acquiring Virtues, Bhagti can not be performed (sggs 4). Hence, as emphasized by the SGGS, for a Sikh (learner or student of the SGGS), “Bhagti” is to thoroughly Understand the Wisdom (Giaan) of the SGGS through the Shabad-Vichaar, and then persistently live it in daily life (Sikhee Sikhiaa Gur Veechaari, SGGS 465). Now, before we go any further, let’s ask the SGGS as to why it’s essential to obtain the Divine Wisdom: ਗਰ ਮ ਹੀਣਸ ੍ਯ ਜ ਾਣੀ ਿਧਗਤ ਜਨਮ ਭਸਟਣਹ ਕਕਰਹ ਸਕਰਹ ਗਰਧਭਹ ਕਾਕਹ ਸਰਪਨਹ ਤਿਲ ਖਲਹ ॥੩੩॥: Cursed and corrupt is the life of that mortal who lacks the Gur-Mantra (Divine Wisdom or Upadesh of the Gur-Shabad…). Know such wicked (or fool) to be just like a dog, a pig, a donkey, a crow, a snake. ||33|| (sggs 1356). In fact, Giaan (Divine Wisdom, Spiritual Knowledge, Bibek…) is called Dharma and Guru in the SGGS. Hence, the life-span is considered fruitful only to those who have Awakened the Spiritual Wisdom within. ਕਬੀਰਾ ਜਹਾ ਿਗਆਨ ਤਹ ਧਰਮ ਹ ਜਹਾ ਝਠ ਤਹ ਪਾਪ  : O Kabeer! (Within a person, if) there is Giaan (Spiritual Wisdom, Divine Knowledge, Aatm–Giaan…) there is Dharma; (if within him) there is falsehood, there is sin (corrupt thinking). (sggs 1372). ਕਹ ਕਬੀਰ ਮ ਸ ਗਰ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾ ਕਾ ਨਾਉ ਿਬਬਕ  ॥੪॥੫॥: Says Kabeer, I have found that Guru, whose Name is Bibek ||4||5|| (sggs 793). One who performs this “Bhagti” and “persistently” (“Nirantari Bhagti“) lives his daily life by it (i.e., the Wisdom or Virtues of the SGGS) is called Bhagt in the Gurbani (Gurmukh, Daas Jan…). In essence, “Gurmati Bhagti-ਗਰਮਿਤ ਭਗਿਤ”  =  “Gurmukhi Bhagti-ਗਰਮਿਖ ਭਗਿਤ”… http://www.gurbani.org/gurblog/gurmati-bhagti/ 1/4 Hukam…) ||1|| (sggs 879). such Bhagt  (Gurmukh. In essence.e. Divine Virtues (ਗਣ)… ਸ ਭਗਤ ਸ ਤਤ ਿਗਆਨੀ ਿਜਨ ਕਉ ਹਕਮ ਮਨਾਏ : They are the Bhagt. anger. and so on. (sggs 513). Jan…)  is the Knower of the Spiritual Essence (“Tattu Giaanee-ਤਤ ਿਗਆਨੀ”. according to the Wisdom of the SGGS. or singing of the Gurbani.. http://www. ਿਜ ਗਰਮਿਖ ਕਰ ਸਾਈ ਭਗਿਤ ਹਵ : Whatever the Gurmukh does.e. So. Naam. Thus. “Khaalsae-ਖਾਲਸ”): ਕਹ ਕਬੀਰ ਜਨ ਭਏ ਖਾਲਸ ਮ ਭਗਿਤ ਿਜਹ ਜਾਨੀ : O Kabeer! Those persons become “Khaalsae” (ਖਾਲਸ) who have realized the Prem Bhagti (ਗਰਮਤ ਦਾ ਪਰਾ ਿਗਆਨ. unbroken. and the body (i. “Gurmukhi Bhagti” ) is “Niraalee” (unique.  ਗਰਮਿਖ ਭਗਿਤ ਕਰਹ ਸਦ ਾਣੀ : O mortal. ਗਰਮਿਤ ਭਗਿਤ ਪਾਵ ਜਨ ਕਈ ॥੧॥: A rare “Janu” (Gurmukh. etc.) with Shabad-Vichaar (sggs 1059).e. “ਏਕ ਿਲਵ ਤਾਰਾ”…). Gur-Giaan. ears.. Why “rare”? Because.. unceasing. unparalleled…). “Bhagti” is the way of searching the mind and Understanding Bhagti in Sikhi is to die in ownself to Realize the Mool (Source…) within. In nutshell.gurbani.  As a result. is Bhagti (sggs 1422). which makes us pure ones (i. anger. whatever he does in daily life is “Bhagti“. greed. ||1||Pause|| (sggs 110). ਭਗਤਾ ਕੀ ਚਾਲ ਿਨਰਾਲੀ : Bhagtaa kee chaal niralee (sggs 918). or sitting in some peculiar posture (“ਬਗਲ ਸਮਾਿਧ”). To the contrary. or Divine Wisdom of the Gurbani…)..e. etc.19/02/2018 Gurmati Bhagti | Gurbani Blog | ਗਰਬਾਣੀ ਬਲਗ According to the SGGS. ਿਨਰਮਲ ਭਗਿਤ ਹ ਿਨਰਾਲੀ ਮਨ ਤਨ ਧਵਿਹ ਸਬਿਦ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ : Bhagti that purifies (mind…) is “Niraalee” (unique). or counting beads (ਮਾਲਾ ਫਰਨੀ) with Maya infatuated mind (Bikaar: lust. Truth…) are many. obtains Bhagti ||3|| (sggs 159). which need courage to surmount them. the challenges in this quest (the Way of Sach-ਸਚ.org/gurblog/gurmati-bhagti/ 2/4 . (sggs 655). Divine Wisdom) dawns within by the “Gurmatee” (i. who live by the Hukam (sggs 506). (“Niraalee”). etc. one gets connected to his Mool within. it is to thoroughly Understand the Wisdom of the SGGS through the Shabad-Vichaar. ਗਰਮਿਖ ਅਨਿਦਨ ਸਬਦ ਰਾਤਾ : The Gurmukh night and day remains attuned to the Shabad (sggs 125). ਤ. SGGS asserts that the true Bhagti and Bhagts are very “rare”. they are the knower of the Spiritual Knowledge of the Divine. senses: eyes.  ਸਬਿਦ ਮਰ ਭਗਿਤ ਪਾਏ ਜਨ ਸਇ ॥੩॥: One who dies in the Shabad. Those who Our Guru. and egotism is the goblin (ghost. Daas. It is said that persistence can grind a steel beam into a needle! The Gurbani urges us to apply persistence in “Bhagti” as well for here the target is to grind the crazy.)… ਮਾਇਆ ਮਹ ਪਰਤ ਹ ਕਾਮ ਧ ਅਹਕਾਰਾ : Attachment to Maya. Divine Life…). Divine Wisdom of the SGGS). the “Gurmati Bhagti” is not just repetition of some “Mantra”. the SGGS tells us that this “Gurmati Bhagti” (i. This is also called “Nirantari Bhagti” in the Gurbani — persistent Bhagti (uninterrupted. iron-like stubborn mind (“ਮਨ ਲਹਟ”)! Sri Guru Granth Sahib urges that this true “Bhagti” should be the target of a Sikh in life. “Gurmat Bhagti” in Sikhi is to die in the Shabad. Daas…) obtains the “Gurmati Bhagti” (understanding of the Gur-Shabad. constantly engage in “Gurmukhi Bhagti” (sggs 880). become the Gurmukh and thus engage in the “Gurmati Bhagti”. immersed in Truth (Sach). Thus a Gurmukh‘s whole life becomes “Bhagti“. Perfect Understanding of the Gur-Shabad. and then “persistently” live it in daily life (Gurmukh Lifestyle. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) does not subscribe to the old engage in it are also unique! practices prescribed or given by the crafty or illiterate or self appointed clergy (ਪਜਾਰੀ ਲਾਣ ). This is what the Gurbani calls “Gun Gaawaa Nit” (“ ਗਣ ਗਾਵਾ ਿਨਤ”) — Living the Divine Wisdom or Virtues in daily life (i. Because. ਭਤ…).e. the SGGS asks us to the Shabad.e. and one lives the Divine Virtues in daily life.. Bhagt. Deraavaad (fraud Baabaa…). lust. In other words. the Gurmukh Lifestyle)! ਗਰਮਤੀ ਪਰਗਾਸ ਹਆ ਜੀ ਅਨਿਦਨ ਹਿਰ ਗਣ ਗਾਵਿਣਆ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ : The Divine Light (i. Gurmati Bhagti is unique it’s different than the ancient tradition prescribed by Brahamanic practices.. (Through this unique Bhagti) wash the mind. Brahm-Giaanee…). becomes living liberated (Jeevan Mukt). In other words. gurbani. The SGGS also calls this State  “Sachkhand“. reincarnations or Joonis…) and their mind remains intuitively Stable (Thir). Gurbani. hidden…).gurbani. Share This Post: f t G+ in Filed Under: Bhagti. Singh Post author Thank you Veer Preet Aman Singh Ji for taking the time to respond to this post. Giaan.org/gurblog/glimpses-of-god/ http://www. or hidden — they become public (apparent. clear… ) – does not remain concealed (secret. Sahaj.gurbani. Furthermore. realize the Gur-Shabad (instead).e. Worship. wisdom COMMENTS LEAVE A COMMENT G Preet Aman Singh Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh. etc.org/gurblog/what-is-dying-in-the-shabad/ Reply http://www. Wisdom. Truth. Bhagts of Gurmati dwell in the state of Divine Wisdom — Prachand Giaan Avastha. (sggs 8).gurbani.gurbani.gurbani.org/gurblog/gurbani-defines-form-of-god/ http://www. Devotion.org/gurblog/there-is-no-second/ http://www.. Manmukh Tagged With: Bhagat. Welcome to the Gurbani Blog! Some suggested reading.19/02/2018 Gurmati Bhagti | Gurbani Blog | ਗਰਬਾਣੀ ਬਲਗ ਏਹਾ ਭਗਿਤ ਜਨ ਜੀਵਤ ਮਰ : This is Bhagti. They transcend Bhavsaagar (i. Daas…) remains dead while yet alive (sggs 364).gurbani. for example: http://www. Gurmat. bhagti. Gurmat. The SGGS asks us in a very simple language: ਏਹੜ ਤਹੜ ਛਿਡ ਤ ਗਰ ਕਾ ਸਬਦ ਪਛਾਣ : Abandon your crooked or quarrelsome ways (nonsense this and that talk…). gurmukh. SGGS tells us that such Bhagts cannot remain concealed. In this state they are essentially Joti Saroop (“Loa” = Joti or Light. open…). ਿਤਥ ਭਗਤ ਵਸਿਹ ਕ ਲਅ : The Bhagts dwell there (Prachand Giaan Avasthaa…) as “Loa” (Joti Saroop). Gurmukh. (sggs 265).gurbani.org/gurblog/gurmati-bhagti/ 3/4 . (by which) “Janu” (Gurmukh. Sikhi. (sggs 646). ਹਿਰ ਕਾ ਭਗਤ ਗਟ ਨਹੀ ਛਪ : Hari Bhagt becomes open (undisguised. Veerji i really wanted to ask you that is there any way i can meet kalgidhar pita like actually experience his presence and if so how ? How should i be focusing while doing the nitnem ? And i know the words of guru granth sahib ji Maharaj’s words are his words but i want to feel his presence what should i do ? Veere i have been following you for a long time you are the ocean of gurbani knowledge .org/gurblog/dying-through-the-shabad/ http://www. secret. Bhakti.org/gurblog/where-is-god-2/ http://www. Ignorance. Bhagt. so i thought of asking this from you ! Thank you Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh ! Reply G T. go beyond Maya.org/gurblog/recognize-god-within/ http://www. Niraakaaree Saroop…). giaan. There’s not much left for them to merge into Mahraaj.ORG   |   TERMS OF USE http://www.19/02/2018 Gurmati Bhagti | Gurbani Blog | ਗਰਬਾਣੀ ਬਲਗ G A kaur Yeh it’s so important to understand the value of time in a Gurmukhs Jeevan. Reply POWERED BY REFLECTIONS ON GURBANI © 1993 .gurbani.2018 GURBANI.org/gurblog/gurmati-bhagti/ 4/4 . A lot of work and effort to do. Singh Post author Thank you A Kaur Ji for taking the time respond to this post. Reply G T.
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