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There is no place for Ego (HAUMAIN) in the sphere of Divine Love, in the sphere of true Prema Bhagti. That is why in the House of Guru Nanak one finds Garibi, Nimrata, Humility reigning supreme. Guru Nanak was an Incarnation of Divine Love and a Prophet of True Humility.
 

 

 

 

 

Sri Guru Nanak Sahib was a Prophet of the poor, of the downtrodden, of the outcastes, of the untouchables, of the lepers and of the sick. He identified Himself with the poor and raised them to lofty heights.

  Neecha Andar Neech Jaat
Neechi Hu At Neech
Nanak Tin Kai Sang Saath
Vadian Sio Kia Rees
 
  Sri Guru Granth Sahib (15)  
  Nanak is the companion of the lowest of the low and of the condemned lot. He has nothing in common with the high born.  

During his long journeys to far off places He invariably showered grace on the poor, the sick, the low. All being the children of the same God, he recognised no distinction between Muslims and Hindus, between rich and poor, between high caste and low caste. This greatest Incarnation of Love had come to unite the whole global community in one bond of relationship, in a bond of pure love. A low caste Hindu Bhai Bala and a low caste Muslim Bhai Mardana were His permanent companions.

He showered infinite grace on those who had gone astray. With this infinite grace He transformed murderers, robbers, cannibals into saints and gods. He refashioned the condemned ones into divinities. Such was the unique impact of His infinite grace on the low, the poor and the condemned ones.

There is no place for Ego (HUMAIN) in the sphere of Divine Love, in the sphere of true Prema Bhagti. That is why in the House of Guru Nanak one finds Garibi, Nimrata, Humility reigning supreme. Guru Nanak was an Incarnation of Divine Love and a Prophet of True Humility.

All the holy and great events of His life speak of one unmistakable reality and that is the victory of Truth over Falsehood, of Humility over false Pride and of Love over Hatred. All bowed and fell at His holy feet wonderstruck and overwhelmed with His Majestic Divinity and over-flowing Love and Humility.

The Lord of all Mercy goes all the way to knock at the humble dwelling of a stinking leper to save him.

Elaborating once on the fourfold Swaroop of the Lord Guru Nanak, Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj clarified:-

  • Nirankar - Guru Nanak is the Formless Lord Himself.
  • Sakaar - He appeared in the Luminous form of Jagat Guru Nanak and fascinates all the worlds.
  • Gurbani
  • Nimrata - Garibi is His fourth Swaroop.

The Supreme Jagat Guru had concealed His True identity with His peerless, unprecedented, unparalleled Humility. Totally clothed, garbed and concealed by his unique and matchless humility Guru Nanak Sahib could not be recognised by every one. He revealed his true identity to the blessed few.

Sri Guru Nanak Sahib revealed His Supreme and True Grandeur to Baba Nand Singh ji Maharaj and Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj broadcast the same to the world as never witnessed earlier.

It is again out of infinite love and mercy for the mankind that He passed on for posterity His Eternal Form - Holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Never has the Lord set such a unique precedent before.

When Sri Guru Nanak Sahib incarnated, the sinning humanity was redeemed through His Holy Glance, through His Holy Word, through His Holy Touch, through His Holy Association, through His Holy Remembrance. The Nectar, of His Divine Sight, His Divine Word, His Divine Touch, His Divine Association, His Holy Remembrance continues to be available to us through Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

A mere glance, look, word or touch of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib was enough to redeem, to save. The same holds good even today. Through Gurbani the most compassionate Lord Guru Nanak reaches out to us with His Glance of Grace. He mercifully looks at us. His Grace touches the chords of one's heart through the nectarous Holy words (Gurbani) which flows like an Ocean of Nectar from His holy lips. If we tune our minds and hearts to the nectarous melodies of Gurbani with a live faith in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, we are saved. Sri Guru Arjan Sahib assures us salvation in His famous closing hymn.

  Thaal Vich Tin Vastu Paio
Sat Santokh Vichaaro
Amrit Nam Thakur Ka Paio
Jis Ka Sabas Adhaaro
Je Ko Khave Je Ko Bhunchai
Tis Ka Hoe Udhaaro
Eb Vast Taji Neh Jaai
Nit Nit Rakh Urdharo
Tam Sansaar Charan Lag Tariai
Sab Nanak Brahm Pasaaro
 
  Sri Guru Granth Sahib (1429)  
  In this platter (Holy Book), three holy dishes (delicacies), Truth, Contentment and Divine Wisdom, have been placed and the Nectar of Lord's Nam which is the support of all has been put above all else. He who eats and relishes this food will be saved. This holy food is so precious that it cannot be forsaken and should be firmly clasped to the heart. Clinging to the Lord's feet one is ferried across this dark ocean of the world.  

A true lover of Sri Guru Granth Sahib remains perpetually drunk, intoxicated with the Nectar of the Divine Name, Nectar of Truth, Nectar of Supreme contentment and the Nectar of Divine Wisdom.

Nam feeds contentment. Nam bestows contentment. Contentment is a rare Divine Blessing. It is rare Divine Peace and Joy. The Nectar of contentment flows uninterrupted from the Divine Name (Nam Santokhia), from the Holy Gurbani. To the blessed heart so filled with contentment, the Kingdom and the wealth of the whole world becomes totally insignificant and meaning-less.

Such a Divine Lover perpetually feasting on these Divine Delicacies of the Divine Guru Arjan becomes a blessing unto the world. The lustre of the heart and the body so fed on this holy diet radiates out peace alround. Lustre shines magnificently on such a holy face.

Life of a blessed person so fed on these divine delicacies becomes a blessing unto others. Such a life is more blissful and sacred than the virtue obtained by visiting sixty-eight Tiraths put together.

Let us yearningly take refuge at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and be perpetually fed with the Nectar of the Divine Name, the Nectar of the Eternal Truth, the Nectar of True contentment and the Nectar of Divine Wisdom overflowing directly from the Holy Hands of Sri Guru Arjan Sahib.

Gurbani retains the flavour of Eternal Freshness. It can never wane or become stale.

  Sach Puraana Hovai Nahi  
  Sri Guru Granth Sahib (955)  
  Sri Guru Nanak Sahib says, “Truth never gets old”

Eternal Truths, mystic revelations contained in the sacred hymns of Sri Guru Granth Sahib start appearing to be transmitting the same life giving nectar when uttered by Sri Guru Nanak Sahib first time. One hymn was sufficient to transform the notorious murderer Sajjan Thag into a saint, a cannibal into a god and so on. But we have to have a live faith in Sri Guru Granth Sahib and have to receive this blessing, the sacred hymns coming direct from the holy lips of the Lord; we have to actually sit at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the living presence of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib and be blessed.

A mere glance, look of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib was enough to set the ego of a person afire. So does the holy Gurbani set the ego on fire. Though it is very difficult to understand the true meaning of great mystic revelations (holy hymns), it is only the grace and compassion of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib which can unfold the great mystic mysteries and the precious treasure of divine wisdom and knowledge implied and hidden therein.

The prevailing mist and darkness disappeared in this world with the appearance of the very source of Light Eternal. There was widespread relief and the humanity experienced true Bliss. He appeared to lighten the burden of the earth.

  Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ik Iiahi Chaki Hai Jithey Main Pisi Jaandi Hai  
  Baba Narinder Singh Ji  
  Sri Guru Granth Sahib is a Divine Grinder (chaki) in which 'I' ego is crushed.  

 

 
 
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