SAadmin Posted April 5, 2003 Report Share Posted April 5, 2003 The Game Of Gamesâ€¦ Why is there so much Dukh in our lives? This is a question that many people may ask. When we decide to become Sikhs, we say to ourselves that 'hopefully, now my Dukh will cease!' We turn to Guru Jee to take our Dukh away. But if Guru Jee says Dukh Daaroo, Sukh Roarg Paiyaa - 'Pain is the remedy, Happiness is the Disease' do we really want Guru Jee to take our Dukh away? What Guru Jee means is that we remember God in hard times but we forget Him when things are going well...so if being Dukhi serves as a reminder of Guru Jee then this truly is the remedy! We may say that 'Guru Jee! All I wanna do is LOVE you!' Our soul cries out and says 'I want nothing else, but to LOVE YOU.' Then what does Guru Jee say back to us? Guru Jee says: JE THO PREM KELAN KAA CHAUO, SIR TAR THALEE GHALEE MOHE AAUO If You Want To Play This Game Of Love, Then Come Into My Court With Your Head In Your Palm If we TRULY want nothing else but to love Him, then we have to make the sacrifice of our head first. We could then say 'Whoa! That's a pretty heavy price to pay for the ability to love Him!' But we have to ask ourselves WHY would Guru Jee say this? Everyday we come across a challenge of some kind...things may seem so hard, sometimes you are torn between right and wrong. We may be in a situation where being Truthful may put our relationship with our loved ones in jeopardy. This is when we may come out with 'Guru Jee! All I wanna do is LOVE you, I can do without all these hassles!!' Then this is where the 'giving of the head' concept hits home...it's like Guru Jee saying 'If you really want to Love me, then you must live by the TRUTH and die by the TRUTH, for I am TRUTH.' This is want loving Guru Jee is...He presents us with these 'tricky situations' to bring us closer to Him...He helps us become detached from the world and attached to Him. He makes us say 'Guru Jee, I am just gonna be Truthful, I am gonna put it all in your hands...I have faith enough to give my head.' This is where the phrase 'I'm putting my neck on the line for you' stems from...where you are prepared to face the consequences for doing the right thing. This is why Guru Jee wants us to give our head...it's not because He likes to collect heads...it's because it helps us get closer to Him...giving our head to Him isn't a favour/payment to Him...it is a favour to ourselves! Are we prepared to put our 'necks on the line' for Guru Jee. Just like the countless Singhs and Singhneea who really did just that...and what was their outcome? In the eyes of the worldy person they were brutally murdered...but in the spiritual realm they gained MUKHTEE (Freedom from this World). Which is the REAL aim of ALL GURSIKHS..... So if the consequence for being Truthful is seemingly negative in the physical...it isn't that way in the spiritual! After we say 'EK ONKAAR (There is One God)' we say SATNAAM - 'His Name Is TRUTH' Then if His Name is TRUTH then we must try and be Truthful ourselves. The Taking of Amrit is the first step in the 'Head Giving' journey. It is our promise to Guru Jee, that from this day forward we will not use our own heads, but HIS! After Amrit, we may think to ourselves 'that's it! I've given my head to Guru Jee' but it doesn't end there...the process of giving our head is one that lasts throughout our lifetime. It is falsehood to believe that once we have taken Amrit we are now super-enlightened people. If we continue to let our own MAT (thinking) to dominate our decisions then we haven't really given our head...we must give our head to Guru Jee EVERYDAY. Because everyday is a battle between Gurmat and Manmat....we have to sacrifice our Manmat in order for our Gurmat to come through... We continue to receive 'training' from Guru Jee in the form of Dukh and Sukh...it is just that now we have been blessed by Gurmat, to pass the training we must use this tool...and to use this tool all we gotta do is say 'Here Guru Jee you deal with this, because I (Me/Mai/Houmai) am incapable.' This is what it means to give our head..... SAGAL DUAAR KO SHAD KE, GAYO TUHAARO DUAAR I Have Abandoned All Doors, I Have Come To Your Door BAAHE GAYE KEE LAAJYAS, GOBIND DAAS TUHAAR Take Me By My Arm, For I Have Become Your Servant 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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