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The Chakras within us.

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We go through life incorporating many types of Chakurs, or circles. There is the circle of friends, circle of family, circle of relatives, circle of colleagues. We have hobby circles and interest circles like music, playing an instrument etc. But within us we also have many charkus which we are not aware of and they are so intricate and delicate that we are ensnared by them and go round and round in their sphere of influence without ever noticing it. Blessed is he/she that can look within and see the noose that strangles us, they can then do something about it and only then progress spiritually to a higher level.


Some are under the influence of anger. All their lives they get upset and vent their anger on those around them never quite knowing what is happening to them. They cause hurt and suffering to those around them and their own atma.  How can they progress spiritually when the noose is forever around their neck and they are totally under the influence of karodh?


In a similar way others are influenced in a different way, they regard themselves as very important and demand respect and subordination. I have a relative who is like this, all his life he has gone around in this little circle. He must be respected and one must run around him, buttering him up else he gets very angry. All his life this aspect of Ego has ruled him, how can he progress when all he wants is people is feed his ego. As long as you agree with him, nod your head at all he says and generally show him great respect then his ego is being fed and he is happy. Those within him are also happy as they prevent him from progressing down the spiritual path.


Men are very prone to Kaam.  It ensnares them, beguiles them and they become so intoxicated by it that they lose all their senses. They feel that no one is looking and they make sly glances at ladies are young enough to be their daughters. Yet the Guru is sitting within each one of us and each “pall” (Pall – when you look at one thing then switch your gaze to another, this is one pall) is recorded. Just think of how many times you change your gaze each day, each is recorded and each one will have to answer for when one moves from this world.


Those within can be very subtle in changing your view, it just needs a minor adjustment and your straight path towards your Guru is changed slightly and you are off target. Some look at Gurbani not through eyes of love, not through their love for their Guru, but through a purpose and agenda.  

Why did Guru Ji say this? Is Guru Ji against women? Why did Guru Ji say that? Is this how they view women? Why does gurbani say this?  Why does it not show equality? We have little intellect about gurbani but we start pointing fingers at our own Guru, on the pretext that we want to understand but really it is the subtle influence of the ego that is so alive within us. It will not let us rest, it will start to throw doubt at our Guru, to such an extent we openly oppose Gurbani, try to pick holes in it. It is all about ‘Me’. We ourselves do not understand the depths of Gurbani  but the ego within us will instead point fingers at our Guru – “he said this, how can he say that against women?”


Every question we ask looks innocent on the surface but is subtly constructed with the real underlying question of -  Is this bani, is this tukh against women?  because we are now driven by this all-consuming notion. We may even contemplate getting married and entertain the notion of one partner leading two lava and then swapping and letting the other lead the remaining lava, all in the pursuit of equality but totally disregarding the pramparta set by the Gurus. We get so consumed by these circles that we lose our real purpose, that of submitting to the Guru totally and utterly.  


The Sikhs of old, they submitted themselves totally to their Guru.  There is a story of a Sikh visiting Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Guru Ji asked him to wait outside, but Guru Ji got called away and the Sikh remained standing outside the door for days. He would not move, his Guru had instructed him and so he stuck to the bachan. When Guru Ji saw this they were greatly impressed.  That is total submission. Not like nowadays, we would want to know why we are being asked to stand outside and for how long, and if the time went over we would walk off. That is not the way. Those Singhnia and Singhs who gave their all to the Guru realised Him. To want to learn, being curious, wanting to understand is one thing, to question and question because we have one issue in our head and we pursue it relentlessly even if that means disrespect to our Guru is altogether something else.

Those who love Him totally, without question, without doubt, without any condition, without agenda, only they will realise Him.        



Edited by Bundha
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