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Our Redemption in This Life - God Alone gives Naam, none else


Our Redemption in This Life - God Alone gives Naam, none else

The following are the important Compositions of Sri Guru Amar Das Jee, teaching us how union with God is attained while living in this world in our own house in the normal way. God’s Light abides in us all, is called GURU JOT or Sat Guru Poora, or SABDA; which has all the Qualities of Absolute God and is also our Guide or Teacher. Those who are Blessed by God to live with Him abidng in them, attain every thing; Naam (Love for Him), and ultimate Union with Him. GOD ALONE IS THE BESTOWER OF NAAM TO THE DEVOTEE, NONE ELSE. The claims of both old and modern fake gurus, sants, prophets, Avtars, etc. are thus repudiated.

The Guru also teaches us that God alone is the DOER, none Else; whom He blesses he finds Him abiding within him, live with Him, love Him and attain guidance and unon with Him. Those, who are not blessed by Him, they are enticed with the material allurements of the world, they lose the GEM within them and go after petty worldly comforts, and degenerates themselves. Although God is Formless, it is He Who makes the devotees realize His presence within themselves and everywhere. Also those unfortunate seekers who search Him outside from within themselves are like the deer, who has the musk within him, but aimlessly wanders from place to place in search of the Musk.

Let us read carefully the following Composition -

“The love of Maya is enticing; without teeth, it has eaten up the world. The self-willed manmukhs are eaten away, while the Gurmukhs (who live with God abiding in them) are saved; they focus their consciousness on the True Name. Without the Name, the world wanders around insane; the Gurmukhs come to see this. Involved in worldly affairs, the one led by the waves of his Mind, wastes his life in vain; the peace-giving Lord does not come to abide in his mind. O Nanak, they alone obtain Naam (love of God), who have such pre-ordained destiny. 1
M.3: The home within all is filled with Ambrosial Nectar, but the self-willed manmukh does not get to taste it. He is like the deer, who does not recognize its own musk-scent; it wanders around, deluded by doubt. The manmukh forsakes the Ambrosial Nectar within him, and instead gathers poison; the Creator Himself has fooled him. How rare are the Gurmukhs, who obtain this understanding; they behold the Lord God within themselves. Their minds and bodies are cooled and soothed, and their tongues enjoy the sublime taste of the Lord. Through the Lord abiding in us in the Form of SABDA, the Naam (love of Lord) wells up; and it through the Lord abiding in us in the Form of SABDA, we are united with the SUPREME LORD. Without love of the SABDA, the whole world is insane, and it loses its life in vain. The Lord abiding in us in the Form of SABDA alone is Ambrosial Nectar; O Nanak, the Gurmukhs obtain it. 2 PAUREE
The Lord God is inaccessible; tell me, how can we find Him? He has no form or feature, and He cannot be seen; tell me, how can we meditate on Him? The Lord is formless, immaculate and inaccessible; which of His Virtues should we speak of and sing? They alone walk on the Lord's Path, whom the Lord Himself instructs. The Perfect Guru (The Lord abiding in us) has revealed Him to me; loving Him, He is found. 4”
Slok M.3. Maya mumta mohni jin vin dunta jag khaya. Mumukh khadai gurmukh obrai jin sach naam chit laya. Bin navai jug kamla phire gurmukh nadir aaya. Dhunda kartia nehphal janam gavariya such data mun na vasaya. Nanak Naam tina ko milya jin ko dhur likh paeiya. (1)
M.3. ghar hi meh amrit bharpoor hai munmukha sadd na paiya. Join kastoori mirag na janai bharmda bharam bholaya. Amrit tuj bikh sungreh katai aap khoaiya. Gurmukh virlai sojhi paei tin aundar braham dikhaya. Tun mun seetal hoeiya rasna har sad aaiya. Sadai hi nao opjai sadai mail milaya. Bin sadai sabh jug bohrana birtha janam gavaiya. Amrit eiko sabad hai Nanak gurmukh paiya. (2)
Pauri . so har purkh agam hai koho kit bidh paeiye. Tis roop na raikh aadirist koho jun kio dhiaaeiye. Nirankar niranjan har agam kia keh gun gaeiye. Jis aap bojhaey aap so har marag paeiye. Gur poore vakhaliya gur seva paeiye. (4)
(Slok M.3, Sorath ki Var, pages 643 –44)


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