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According to Guru Granth Sahib ji, Ram Chandra ji is a Pooran avtar. And in Guru Granth Sahib, all authors place him higher than themselves. Remember this shabad from Guru Granth Sahib? ਸਤਜੁਗਿ ਤੈ ਮਾਣਿਓ ਛਲਿਓ ਬਲਿ ਬਾਵਨ ਭਾਇਓ ॥ In Satyug, You (Vishnu) enjoyed deceiving and liberating King Bali in the Vaman avtar. ਤ੍ਰੇਤੈ ਤੈ ਮਾਣਿਓ ਰਾਮੁ ਰਘੁਵੰਸੁ ਕਹਾਇਓ ॥ In Treta, You loved being called King Ram, of the Raghu Dynasty. ਦੁਆਪੁਰਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਨ ਮੁਰਾਰਿ ਕੰਸੁ ਕਿਰਤਾਰਥੁ ਕੀਓ ॥ In Dwapar, You, Krishan Murare, killed Kans and saved everyone. ਉਗ੍ਰਸੈਣ ਕਉ ਰਾਜੁ ਅਭੈ ਭਗਤਹ ਜਨ ਦੀਓ ॥ You granted Kingship to Ugrasain and elevated your devotees. ਕਲਿਜੁਗਿ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਣੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰੁ ਅੰਗਦੁ ਅਮਰੁ ਕਹਾਇਓ ॥ In Kaliyug, You came as Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Angad Dev and Guru Amar Das. ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਾਜੁ ਅਬਿਚਲੁ ਅਟਲੁ ਆਦਿ ਪੁਰਖਿ ਫੁਰਮਾਇਓ ॥੭॥ The rule of Guru Sahibs is unchanging, unmovable, by His very command. This shabad mentions the Pooran Avtars of that particular Yug. "So what about crying? That's a human emotion. Isn't it better when you don't shed a tear? Ram Chandra ji is said to have cried, therefore he is not pooran avtar, right?" Not shedding a tear - is also a human trait. Crying is also a human trait. Not shedding a tear - is not always a special quality. It is special when you are about to face a challenge (or are in the middle of it). When you complete a challenge without shedding a tear (or whining, bitching, moaning) is a display of strength, it is bravery. But when you are separated from someone you love; when a loved one has died or been kidnapped, then there is sadness. And blocking out the sadness and not crying is then a display of weakness, it is cowardice. At that moment, facing your sadness fully and getting in the flow of sadness is bravery. There are often tears and crying. However it is still possible to maintain inner peace. There is a misconception amongst many sikhs and even spiritual folks that when someone doesn't shed a tear, they are somehow more exalted than someone else who does. You cannot ignore or become numb to sadness. When you become numb to emotions, you will become numb to Parmatma as well. "However you can be at peace and not cry. Surely that is better than being at peace and still crying?" Emotions - laughing, crying, etc - do not determine spiritual level; only inner spiritual state determines spiritual level. As long as you have inner peace, it does not matter if you laugh or cry. So consider "Not shedding a tear" a metaphor for inner that is not to be taken literally. Being centered on Parmatma, while crying or laughing is what is actually spiritually exalted. Crying or laughing, when it becomes irrelevant to a being's inner state, then consider this being spiritually exalted. Crying or laughing itself is irrelevant. So there may be tears of sadness or joy, that doesn't mean one is not a pooran guru or pooran avtar. ਹਰਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਭਿੰਨੇ ਲੋਇਣਾ ਮਨੁ ਪ੍ਰੇਮਿ ਰਤੰਨਾ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਜੇ ॥