|Gur Kee Murat Man Mein Dhian|
|from the chapter - Philosophy and Maryada|
Delight of perception of Truth, the beloved Lord Guru Nanak, frees one from the false delight derived from the worldly objects of senses; frees one from lust and greed.
This vision of the luminous form of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib awakens in one the ultimate love of the Beloved Lord and facilitates breaking off all worldly and transient bonds.
The blessed ones thus beholding Sri Guru Nanak Sahib with their eyes and cherishing Him within their hearts, have taken refuge at the Lotus Feet of the Beloved Lord. They do not lose hold of the Lotus Feet of their Lord Guru Nanak and Sri Guru Nanak Sahib does not forsake such dear devotees.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is the personification of all that is Divine. He is the embodiment of the Eternal Truths and the highest spiritual philosophy. Only a true lover understands and knows the Divine Charm of His Luminous Form. Continuous meditation on Satguru's luminous form fills the heart with purity and the Divine attributes start enveloping, the meditator, the contemplator.
He is the repository of all the sublime and Divine attributes. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is repository of all divine virtues and excellences. We derive from Him the highest inspiration and light of guidance in our day-to-day life. In the light of those Divine attributes and excellences, one's whole life becomes divinised and spiritualised. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is the highest ideal who lived on earth and with meditation on that ideal, a wonderful transformation takes place in our own personality.
Devotees yearningly contemplate and meditate on the luminous form of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, the Greatest Prophet of Love.
Devotees yearn to quench their spiritual thirst and hunger by drinking through their physical, mental and spiritual eyes the Nectar always overflowing from the lustrous form and lotus feet of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib.
Blessed indeed are the breaths, the moments and the time spent in meditation of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, the very Ocean of Bliss and Bestower of All Auspiciousness.
Formless God is beyond our physical and intellectual perception but the glorious vision of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is a rare blessing for a true divine lover.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is Himself the Formless Har, the Jot Roop and perfect embodied manifestation of God. His luminous form represents perfection in all Divine Virtues and Excellences. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is the Lord of the Universe; His Luminous Form is the pool of Eternal Bliss and Grace. The Luminous Form of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is eternal and exists in eternity. It is an eternal Light which manifests itself in every age.
Satguru is free from the cycle of birth and death. He is not subject to time and karmas.
Appearance (manifestation) of the Lord Guru Nanak and His so-called disappearance from the worldly scene is all part of the divine plan and beyond the comprehension of mortals. It is beyond the reach and grasp of the limited intellect of man.
A true lover of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib dedicates his whole life and attention to the object of his only love. Bhai Kanhayia Ji loves Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib with such intensity that he starts beholding his beloved Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib in everyone, friend and foe alike. Bhai Nand Lal Ji, a true lover of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, beholds Him in the whole universe.
Bhai Mati Das yearns to continue beholding the luminous form of his most beloved Satguru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, till his last breath.
A true lover of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib yearns to continue beholding the holy vision of the luminous form of Lord Guru Nanak for the whole of his life.
For such contemplators and meditators, the radiant form of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib keeps on flashing in their mental and spiritual visions and awakens and sustains Divinity in their hearts, fully aglow.
A Gursikh therefore utilizes all his senses, all his faculties as God-given instruments for the sake of the Divine and for the attainment of the Divine.
The holy hymn reflects and reveals total harmony of internal and external faculties in Guru worship culminating in perpetual Guru consciousness. Soul, mind and body in their totality are dedicated to the love and worship of Satguru. Every part and faculty of this physical body is utilized and dedicated to the service and worship of the Satguru. Such is the wonderful state of mind and body of a love-smitten sikh.
Satguru Seti Ratia Dargeh Paaiai Thhaon - Unless one sails in Guru consciousness, unless one is totally possessed by Guru consciousness, unless a sikh's love and his own separate individuality has totally melted into the lotus feet of the Satguru, he cannot claim to have grasped the essence of this holy hymn.
All faculties, external and internal, physical, mental and spiritual should be directed towards attaining uninterrupted Guru consciousness. A combination of external and internal worship is necessary to achieve this blissful goal.
The essential spirit and theme of this sublime hymn is the attainment of continuous Guru consciousness.
Constant Guru consciousness is the prime pre-requisite to find a place of honour at His Lotus Feet in Sach Khand.
This is a wonderful blessed state in which one is totally possessed by Guru consciousness. This blessed state is constant, remains unbroken by the Grace of Satguru. Self-surrender and prema-bhakti in this state is complete in which a Sikh remains in an ecstatic grip and possession of Satguru.
Soul and body in their totality are dedicated to the Lord through love and service. The Lord permeates both soul and body. He permeates each and every pore of the body. Every pore of the body, every function and activity of such a true sikh is self speaking and radiates out the pure love of the Satguru.
As a true sikh yearns and thirsts for continuously drinking the Nectar of Satguru's love through these precious senses, i.e. eyes, ears and tongue, he remains in perpetual gratitude to the Lord for granting him a human birth with these senses of perception. Pure and blessed are the eyes that never get tired of envisioning the Lord Guru Nanak, pure and blessed are the ears and the tongue which never get tired of hearing and reciting Gurbani.
Author - Brigadier Partap Singh Jaspal (Retd.)
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taken from the chapter - Philosophy and Maryada