Sunday, November 22, 2020

Power is in our own Mind

 Power is in our own Mind


ਤੁਝ ਬਿਨੁ ਅਵਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਮੈ ਦੂਜਾ ਤੂੰ ਮੇਰੇ ਮਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥ ਤੂੰ ਸਾਜਨੁ ਸੰਗੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਕਾਹੇ ਜੀਅ ਡਰਾਹੀ ॥੧॥

Other than You, I am not any other; You  are in my mind. 
You are my beloved Companion, God; why  my self makes me fearful? 
(Guru Granth Sahib: Ang 378)

Interpretative meaning:

Other than You, I am not any other;

The above line of Gurbani explain a truth which Gurbani speaks of again and again. The very  beginning  word of Guru Granth Sahib  are  "ੴ " Ikongkaar which tells of Oneness of Creation. There is only ONE and is self-expressed in the Created World. The creation is made up of Sound Vibration created by Hukam,. The Hukam is  like a command or a directive. It has with it   programmed information which is the blue print of the created world. All creation is structured into forms and systems which function in accordance with Hukam. 

The nature of Creation is Satnaam. This signifies that the  world we live in is a duality. One part of which is Sach (true) while the other by inference is not true. By true the meaning here is permanence that is eternal. The created part is a self expression of the ONE and is also real but is transient in nature.  The creation thus has beginning and end meaning transient.

We with our body, house, car mind, job, family are all part of the created world. Looks strange but think of what everything is the composition of matter. This is a hard truth which we have to know through contemplation. Just like the dream world in our mind which looks real. 

You  are in my mind

Gurbani says HIS light is illuminating everything. HE Himself pervades and is present in everything. This presence is also there in our mind as his light. Our conscious awareness is this light and is part of all pervading Nirankar as Purakh, the all pervading consciousness which is Karta the creator. Purakh is also known as God, Prabh or Parmeshwar or Parmatma.

You are my beloved Companion, God; why  my self makes me fearful? 

We are unaware of the presence of the One and consider HIM to be distant and separate. This is because of the presence of Haume, a sense of individuality in living beings. Our Soul  has Conscious Awareness which is part of Purakh, Mind and Haume. Our ignorance of reality is due to presence of Haume. We think ourself as an individual. This is HIS world play. In the Created world exists fear which again is only part of created duality. Our true nature is also Nirbhau, having no fear, 

Gurbani calls our true identity as Naam.  Our conscious awareness when becomes aware of its true origin comes to have Naam in the mind. Purakh is always with us, within us connected with our consciousness. HE is our companion. Our intent is a form of Hukam. Our thoughts create our reality.

We can be out of fear and live empowered. This we can achieve by going within. We can live from within by feeling connected and by having Naam in our mind. The path to have Naam is what Gurbani teaches, We have with us Satguru Purakh as guide, Purakh and Satguru are one and same.  Satguru is our companion, guide and also friend.

Learn to go within.

Then live from within.

When we are within out thoughts are forceful and manifest. This is Naamaukhad. Feel healthy and you are healthy. Feel prosperous and you would have prosperity. Do not get attached or the Haume comes to disturb.

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