21
Jan, 2011

gurasikh
jogee jaagadhae maaeiaa a(n)dhar karan oudhaasee||

The
Sikh of the Guru is the ever-awake Yogi (always aware of God)
and remains detached amidst maya.

      
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
        Bhai
Gurdaas Ji

Whoever
helps us, we should always thank them from the bottom of our heart.  It’s
all God through them coming to us.  We
said to Baba ji after meeting him the
first time, “its so hard to find the true sants” and baba ji replied,
“they are everywhere, but its just our ego that stops us recognising
them.”

 

Don’t
let people’s negative actions towards you let you stop doing
bhagti. 
Whatever people have been
doing, let them,
dont be afraid of DUKH, say to God, “even if you give me DUKH I wont
give
up your Name. Even if my whole family dies and my body rots, I wont
forget your
Name.   Make
me do such a bhagti, make me
into such a bhagat that ‘jam dhoot na avay neray’ – that even the
couriers of
death cant come near.”

 

HELL
has challenged you and your family through these people doing black
magic etc,
now pick up the word of SatNAAM with 100% determination and go into
battle. 
You dont need to be a VICTIM
anymore, you have the SuperPower of SatNaam – the Infinite
Divine Power, with
you, you have the Sants with you, you have the divine wisdom, you just
have to
surrender and “do or die”.  

 

Take
your desinty into your own hands.

 

Whatever
has happened to you so far in life, you sowed it and hence you reaped
it. 
So sow good now, sow naam and
fully surrender
and see what that reaps tomorrow.

 

If
you cant get up for amirtvela yesterday, then whenever you do get up,
do ardas
and just start doing simran. 
And if you
cant get up for amritvela then next day or the day after that or the
day after
that, then dont give up, be determined, do ardas and do simran whenever
you do
get up, then start doing it at lunchtime at work, then do it in the
evenings,
then do more seva, talk less, eat less, focus mind on Satnaam douring
day and
night when you are not working, spend less time on TV, computer,
friends,  and
focus mind on Satnaam more and more.

 

If
negativity is stopping you, wether its spirits, or more powerful , your
own 5
thieves and maya and desires, then clen up that negativity.

 

Dassan
Dass ji said to us that BANDAGI IS NOTHING LESS THAN WAGING WAR ON MAYA.  So
you are the soldier of Truth, the war has
begun, focus, surrender and fight every day, khalsa so jo karay nit
jang –
khalsa is the one who fights (with maya) every day.

 

OOTATH
BAYTATH SOVAT NAAM – standing sitting sleeping NAAM.  Make
your mind like that – ONE TRACK MIND –
ONE SUBJECT – ONE THOUGHT – IK OANKAR SAT NAAM.

 

Keep
praying all day long, do this ardas
that Dassan Dass ji gave us, 
it really
works, it cools the mind, 
and refocuses
us on humbleness. 
Its not enought to pry
once in the morning and night, our minddrifts all over the place in
between. 
So this ardas is really good
to keep focusing
our mind.

 

Just
remember that HE is doing HIS own simran inside you, so then we dont
get that
we did simran , nor do we get disappointed that we didnt feel anything

because its up to HIM – HE holds all the gifts in HIS hand and gives as
HE
pleases. 
all we can do is be thankful,
keep accepting our misdeeds and asking for forgiveness and become more
humble
and poor in attitude and more intimate with him inside ourelf.

 

We
are really blessed, all of us to have access to many Sants in this
Sangat and
elsewhere, but like anything, we have to putinto practise even one
thing they
tell us.

 

Baba
ji says as well that no one gets to Dargah without going through a
Sant, that
Dargah is run by the Sants. 
Have you
read this by bhai nand lal ji – look how he 
honours the company
of sants
: 

 

We
used to do nitnem for many years and it just became a mechanical
process, going
through the moitions, a chore to complete, no love or enjoyment, just
racing
through it every morning.   
We forget
that Gurbani was forged in the hirdha full of 
love, and that is why it is
in poetry and music – that is the language
of love. 
So we read and listen to it
with love and get the full benefit.  If
we just make it into a chore then we lost the essence.

 

If
you have ever written a poem or made a song in which you poured out
your heart
and soul to your lover, how would you feel if someone took all your
poems and
songs, stripped away the music, put them all in a text book and
hundreds of
years later people just read them mechanically without even
understanding them?

 

That
is what ritual readings have done to the Guru’s divine love poems
between them
and their Lover – God.

 

And
on top of that, then business type of people charge others thousand
pound to
read your poems in a race to get it completed in 48 hours to fulfill
your worldy
desires. dont you see that happening in the Gurdwaras now?  Isn’t
it so sad?

 

When
really they were love songs betwen God and His Bhagat from the heart,
and were
to inspire us and merge usinto the same divine love.

 

So
simple.

 

But
in Maya people have made it into something completely different.   Maya
is complexity said Baba ji, that is why
people get confused in the religious places, simple message is lost.  But,
at least God wanted us to know the
Truth, so we are out of it, and whoever listens we tell them too.  We
don’t do daily ritual readings anymore.  We
try and do simran all the time. 
But, sometimes we feel like
listening or
singing Asa di Vaar, another week we got so inspired by Jaap Sahib and
Chaupai
– the thing with Gurbani is that it puts into words what we are feeling.  That
is why it is so great. 
If we read Gurbani and dont
feel it in our
heart and soul, then we are fooling ourself that somehow we are doing a
good
deed just by reading. 
Gurbani should
inspire us, take us to to the highest Truth Consciousness.  And
not the other way around, we strip away
all the music and love and make it into a mechanical process – in that
case we
just brought gurbani down into our maya consciousness.

 

Baba
ji said that Guru Granth Sahib is to bring the Sikhs our of Maya, but
Sikhs
dont do what Gurbani says, wrap up everything in false illusions of
ceremonies
and ritual readings and charge money,  so
in effect Sikhs have brought their guru down to their Maya level!

 

And
the one who tells them this Truth, they reject, discredit, and throw
out of the
Gurdwara! 
Saying how can all Sikhs
around the world be wrong as everyone is doing the samething in every
Gurdwara
and have been doing so for generations.

 

That
is what our family tell us, how can millions of sikh be wrong and you
and a few
others be right? 
They think majority is
right, minority is wrong.  
They
forget 
bhagat is always the minority

virla- rare one. 

 

“Kahu
nanak jis no eh vath deh. 
Jug meh utam
kadeeay virla kayee keh.” 

Says
nanak, the ones who have the Eternal Blessind,

they
leave the world as the highest, they are the rarest of the rare.

 

When
we read gurbani and listen to Baba ji’s divine wisdom we
realise the inner path
is so simple. 
With his Blessings, we
went through that realisation years ago and then we realised we were
not born
knowing all these rituals and ceremonies and complxities, we learned
them over
the course of 20 years or religious life, so now it was time to unlearn
them
and let go of them.

 

So
now if we have the feeling to listen or read or mainly sing Gurbani, we
really feel
that Guru ji is sitting infront of us as Pure Divine Light, talking to
persoanlly, how much love and kindness and meaning would be in each
word. 
Then we feel uplifted.  Like
Guru ji Himself has come and sung
through our Hirdha and mouth.

 

Bhai
Gurdas ji calls the Gursikh the ever-awake Yogi or the “Yogi of
Awareness.” 
Which
means to us to do everything with
awareness. 
To read gurbani with
awareness that Guru Sahib is talking to us .

To
do Satnaam simran, with awareness that behind the word SatNaam is an
actual
Being – that is why Dassan dass ji said, Satnaam is not just a name to
recite
like a mantra. 
SatNaam is the Infinite
divine Power.

 

If
we do our simran and read/sing/listen to gurbani with this awareness
that
behind the words is an actual Divine Being – Sat Purakh, then we are
doing it
the right way and we become aware of god and He also is aware of us.

 

Yes,
if we feel/see/are aware of the Divine Light infront of us, then also
realise
that in the Divine Light is the Divine Light of all Sants and SatGurus,
and
they are aware of our true and sincere heartfel loving devotion, thay
is why
Dassan Dass ji said to us that “Dargah is watching” so dont do
anything dumb!!!

 

Become
aware of your deeds, especially asat karams – untrue deeds.  Become
aware of the thoughts going thru your
mind, where are they coming from – what desire or theif is behind them?

Become
totally self-aware and then you can fix those problems, confess bad
deeds and
bad thoughts, refocus mind on Sat Naam and gurbani, and evolve your
conscious
towards the bliss of Truth consciousness – Sat Chit Anand.