God says: “To the devotional call of that child of
Mine who struggles, prays, and meditates in order to
know Me in body, mind, and soul as the all-pervading,
ever-new Joy–as the ever-increasing Bliss of meditation–
I silently and deeply respond.”
–Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF Lessons
There is but One God, His name is Truth, He is the Creator, He fears none, he is without hate, He never dies, He is beyond the cycle of births and death, He is self illuminated, He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning, He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True, He is also True now.
Apne gum ki numaish na kar
Apne nasib ki azmaish na kar
Jo tera hai tere pas khud ayega,
Har roz usse pane ki khwaish na kar!
Taqdir badal Jayegi apne aap hi ai dost,
muskrana sikh le wajah ki talash na kar.
Guru Granth Sahib
Do not make a public display of your sorrow
Don’t test your destiny before it unfolds tomorrow
What is mine will come to me anyway
So I’ll not pine for it every day
Luck will change by itself in season
Learn to laugh without any reason
Guru Granth Sahib
(English Adaptation by Manohar Khushalani)
BLOOD vs MILK ?
A short story of SHREE GURUNANAKji
A rich man by name Malik Bhago gave his sweet pancake to Nanakji & at the same time a poor man Bhai Lalo also came to Nanakji to offer his dry chapati>
Nanak ji took the dry chapati & started having it when the rich man saw this he got wild & asked Nanakji why he did that.
Guru Nanak took Bhai Lalo’s dry chapati in his right hand and Malik Bhago’s fried sweet pancake in his left hand. When he squeezed the right hand the people present there saw drops of milk dripping from it. And when he pressed the left hand with the Malik Bhago’s fried pancakes, everyone saw blood trickling from it.
“Look Malik Bhago, wealth gathered by cruelty and corruption towards the poor is like sucking their blood which you have done. You had invited me to partake of blood, leaving food pure as milk. How could I accept it?” said Guru ji. Malik Bhago was silent then. Bhai Lalo on the other hand was the symbol of honesty and hard work. So according to Guru ji it’s better to earn little money with honesty than to amass a huge wealth by devious and crooked means.
The news spread that a Guru, who could challenge caste and authority, with such courage unknown before, travelled the countryside. More and more people came to listen to the enlightening words of Guru Nanak. Bhai Lalo was blessed by Guru Nanak Dev ji to spread the message of the Divine Name. He became a devout Sikh and preached the Guru’s gospel to the people of Saidpur.
Story on Guru Nanak researched by Arjun Govindani