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The Morning Hukam:
A Meditation
Tuesday, October 8, 2013





Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar – Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The soul-bride is at home, while her Husband is away; she cherishes His memory, and mourns His absence. She shall meet Him without delay, if she rids herself of duality. || 1 ||

O Nanak, false is the speech of one who acts without loving the Creator. He judges things to be good, only as long as the Creator gives and he receives. || 2 ||

Paurrhi: He who created the creatures, also protects them. I have tasted the food of ambrosial nectar, naam. I am satisfied and satiated, and my hunger is appeased. The One Eternal Creator is pervading in all, but rare are those who realize this. Servant Nanak is enraptured, in the Protection of the Creator.  || 20 ||

[Guru Nanak, Salok, GGS:594]


Today’s hukam evokes an unusual feeling.

Why? I don’t know.

The feeling was so strong that I listened to the hukam several times. (Wonderful is technology!)

The mind drifts …

I find myself sitting on a sandy shore.

Waves embrace …

I hear, “The Divine is within. Search not outside. Focus within. Chatter tastes sweet; but it is not for you. Know that the Divine is in all. However, rare are those individuals who realize this. Those who do, bask in the glow of the Divine.”

Heads bow in gratitude …

October 8, 2013

Conversation about this article

1: Ajit Singh Batra (Pennsville, New Jersey, USA.), October 09, 2013, 2:17 PM.

Duality limits the vision of human beings because any problem they face in life, they start to think in terms of 'good and bad'. They tend to ignore the limitlessness of God, as described in Japji Sahib, paurrhi 25: "kaiti-aa dookh bhookh sad maar / aih bi daat teri daataar". That is, "many suffer from hunger and pain, but O Generous One: this too is Your grace". God who has created us not only protects us but also resides in the soul of our body. He guides us from within, in His own way. But we think of 'good and bad' in relation to ourselves. Rains may be good for the crops of a farmer but they may be bad for a person whose house has been demolished. The human terms 'good and bad' should not be applied to evaluate God the Infinite. Only way to avoid duality in life is not to make comparisons as they hinder the potential for spiritual growth.

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