Thursday, March 09, 2006

Reaching God

It surprises me how many people out there believe that their faith is the only one that can achieve final unity with God. Like no one reached God till your particular prophet was born?

And there is soo much focus on names. "Only Allah is the true God." "Only the Lord Jesus Christ is God." (and now there are some apparently believing unless you CALL yourself a sikh you can't unite with God. Good grief)

But Gurbani makes it clear that its not a name that will get you to the final destination, but your ACTIONS.

ang 885
Page 885

raamukulee mehulaa 5
Raamkalee, Fifth Mehl:

koee bolai raam raam koee khudhaae
Some call Him, 'Raam, Raam', and some call Him, 'Khudaa-i'.

koee saevai guseeaa koee alaahi
Some serve Him as 'Gusain', others as 'Allaah'. ||1||

kaarun kurun kureem
He is the Cause of causes, the Generous Lord.

kirupaa dhaar reheem
He showers His Grace and Mercy upon us. ||1||Pause||

koee naavai theerath koee huj jaae
Some bathe at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, and some make the pilgrimage to Mecca.|

koee kurai poojaa koee sir nivaae
Some perform devotional worship services, and some bow their heads in prayer. ||2||

koee purrai baedh koee kuthaeb
Some read the Vedas, and some the Koran.

koee outai neel koee supaedh
Some wear blue robes, and some wear white. ||3||

koee kehai thuruk koee kehai hindhoo
Some call themselves Muslim, and some call themselves Hindu.

koee baashai bhisuth koee suragindhoo
Some yearn for paradise, and others long for heaven. ||4||

kuhu naanuk jin hukum pushaathaa
Says Nanak, one who realizes the Hukam of God's Will,

prubh saahib kaa thin bhaedh jaathaa
knows the secrets of his Lord and Master. ||5||9||

1 comment:

S.K. said...

Vaheguroo! Thank you so much for this VERY IMPORTANT reminder, such a blessing. May Guroo Ji continue to shower you with gurprasad (grace).