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Why and When Does a Master Cry?


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Before you click on the video, I would like for you just watch the video and not read the comments. I'd like for you to think on your own about the question in the Title of this thread.

The context of the 1 min video has very much to do with the emotions expressed in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJyX9vFT7aw...feature=related

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If he sees himself as a spiritual master/teacher then his aim would be to lead people to true happiness. Yet, he doesn't see anyone 'happy' so may feel he's failed his mission OR it's his empathy towards peoples pain that makes him cry.

An interesting question. I've heard in Katha that the only time Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji ever had tears in their eyes was when they were asked to tear up the 'bedhava' written by the 40 mukte. On the other hand, I've heard that Guru Har Rai Ji was always in bairaag.

From Ang 953:

salok ma 1 ||

Salok, First Mehla:

seha(n)sar dhaan dhae ei(n)dhra roaaeiaa ||

Branded with a thousand marks of disgrace, Indra cried in shame.

paras raam rovai ghar aaeiaa ||

Paras Raam returned home crying.

ajai s rovai bheekhiaa khaae ||

Ajai cried and wept, when he was made to eat the manure he had given, pretending it was charity.

aisee dharageh milai sajaae ||

Such is the punishment received in the Court of the Lord.

rovai raam nikaalaa bhaeiaa ||

Rama wept when he was sent into exile,

seethaa lakhaman vishhurr gaeiaa ||

and separated from Sita and Lakhshman.

rovai dhehasir la(n)k gavaae || jin seethaa aadhee ddouroo vaae ||

The ten-headed Raawan, who stole away Sita with the beat of his tambourine, wept when he lost Sri Lanka.

rovehi paa(n)ddav bheae majoor || jin kai suaamee rehath hadhoor ||

The Paandavas once lived in the Presence of the Lord; they were made slaves, and wept.

rovai janamaejaa khue gaeiaa ||

Janmayjaa wept, that he had lost his way.

eaekee kaaran paapee bhaeiaa ||

One mistake, and he became a sinner.

rovehi saekh masaaeik peer ||

The Shaykhs, Pirs and spiritual teachers weep;

a(n)th kaal math laagai bheerr ||

at the very last instant, they suffer in agony.

rovehi raajae ka(n)n parraae ||

The kings weep - their ears are cut;

ghar ghar maagehi bheekhiaa jaae ||

they go begging from house to house.

rovehi kirapan sa(n)chehi dhhan jaae ||

The miser weeps; he has to leave behind the wealth he has gathered.

pa(n)ddith rovehi giaan gavaae ||

The Pandit, the religious scholar, weeps when his learning is gone.

baalee rovai naahi bhathaar ||

The young woman weeps because she has no husband.

Naanak dhukheeaa sabh sa(n)saar ||

O Nanak, the whole world is suffering.

ma(n)nae naao soee jin jaae ||

He alone is (happy) victorious, who believes in the Lord's Name.

aouree karam n laekhai laae ||1||

No other action is of any account. ||1||

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If he sees himself as a spiritual master/teacher then his aim would be to lead people to true happiness. Yet, he doesn't see anyone 'happy' so may feel he's failed his mission OR it's his empathy towards peoples pain that makes him cry.

An interesting question. I've heard in Katha that the only time Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji ever had tears in their eyes was when they were asked to tear up the 'bedhava' written by the 40 mukte. On the other hand, I've heard that Guru Har Rai Ji was always in bairaag.

thats exactly what i felt as well, the tears express the humanity of even a Master. It was a window moment into the compassion of the one who has gone beyond duality.

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