-Maya is a slave to those who worship Naam (Akal Purakh). Maya (sexual desire, anger, greed, worldly attachment, ego) is a slave.
-There is one and only one way to fulfillment and that is through Naam. Without this all else is incomplete.
-Khalsa Ji, one who is without pride, without power, innocent and oppressed, finds a place in the home of the Guru.
-Khalsa Ji, the poorest people are those in whose mind [God’s] Name does not abide
The following is an extract of a speech delivered by Sant-Sipahi Shaheed Baba Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindrawale before a Sikh congregation at Sri Amritsar Sahib, Punjab on December 31, 1983.
Guru’s Image, Guru Khalsa, Assembly of Akal Purakh’s worshippers constituted and blest by Satguru- Supporter of the Humble, the True King; the entire congregation, say aloud:
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
[The first part of this speech is not available]
WORLDLY PEOPLE ARE BUSY IN PURSUIT OF MAYA (Sexual Desire, Anger, Greed, Worldly Attachment, Ego)
Dayalpuri Ji read a poem (which conveyed the idea) that Maya, money, is everything. As suited the occasion, he presented his views about the worldly people- that worldly people think like that. In his poem he expressed these thoughts keeping in mind the role of politicians as well. If we chase Maya, Khalsa Ji, (we shall eventually find that) Maya is a shadow. Guru Sahib’s words are:
Gur Kar Pakree Na Ayee Hath. Preet Karee Chalee Nahee Sath. Kahu Nanak Jao Thiag Dhaee. Tab Charnee Aye Paee.
‘When one tries to hold it (Maya) firmly, one cannot keep it in hand. If one loves it, it does not go with him. O Nanak say, when one gives it up, it falls at his feet.’
A man goes walking. His shadow accompanies him. If the man turns toward the shadow and wishes to catch it, he will get tired and fall but will never be able to catch his shadow.
Maya is a Shadow of Akal Purakh [God’s] Name
Maya is a shadow. Akal Purakh [God’s] Name is a form. Maya, the shadow, follows the form which is [God’s] Name. Satguru Ji has said the words:
Ridh Sidh Naam Kee Dasee.
‘Miraculous powers, worldly possessions, are subservient to [God’s] Name.’
Dasee is a word which refers to a servant/slave. Some of you rich people have them in your homes. Maya is a slave to those who worship Naam (God). Maya (sexual desire, anger, greed, worldly attachment, ego) is a slave.
Jis Naam Ridhay Soee Vad Raajaa. Jis Naam Ridhay Tis Poorae Kaja.
‘One who has [God’s] Name in mind is the greatest of kings. One who has [God’s] Name in mind is fulfilled.’
Kar Kar Thakae Vadae Vadaerae. Kin Hee Na Keeae Kaj Maya Pooray.
‘In the past, people tried until they were tired; no one was able to fulfill the business of Maya (fulfill their desires).’
We heard here that people with money get married while the poor stay unmarried. With Maya, one is never fulfilled. There is one and only one way to fulfillment and that is through Naam. Without this all else is incomplete. Those of you who are readers of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and especially those who present discourses and listen to them and understand the fundamentals, would certainly know that if you read the entire Gurbani in Guru Granth Sahib Ji, only one Raja (Ruler) has found a place there. Why did anybody else not get a place? And the Raja who did find a place is one who considered Maya [his wealth] to belong to God. Any Raja who thought it was his own did not find a place there. Read the entire history; read all of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji;
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