Friday, May 05, 2006

Meditate like...

This is a line of gurbani that I sing a lot, but I have only recently tried to look at its meaning:

rwm jpau jIA AYsy AYsy ] DR¨ pRihlwd jipE hir jYsy ]1]
raam jupo jeea aisae aisae, dru prahlad japio har jaisai
Just as Dhroo and Prahlaad meditated on the Lord, so should you meditate on the Lord, O my soul. ||1||
In this line, Bhagat Kabeer Jee says that we should meditate as Bhagat Prahlaad and Bhagat Dhroo (Druva) have done. Understanding the stories of these individuals is important if we want to understand how we should go about this as well.

Here are some Wikipedia links:
Bhagat Prahlad Jee
Bhagat Dhroo Jee

1 comment:

S.K. said...

You're right, more often than not, we continiously read/recite but forget the deeper impacts of these words, the context in which they were written, and how we can place them in our lives.
Thanks for this wonderful reminder :)