Wednesday, March 01, 2006



Today this old guy on the bus came up to me and started talking ..He was asking me about sikhs etc.....and then we ended up talking about the state of the world today. With so much killings, diseases, people going crazy under depression, drugs etc... something he said left a strong impression on me . Actually two things...he was like " For the world to become a better place people need to have a moral and spritual upliftment....and he stated that people who wants better for everyone should ask themselves this question everyday :

Are You contributing to the miseries of the world or are you doing something to appease it?
I was like wow...I didn't ask him what religion he was or who he was but i know for sure we need more people with those thoughts around.

I then searched STTM and i found this shabd :

ਗੂਜਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ 5 ॥
ਅਹੰਬੁਧਿ ਬਹੁ ਸਘਨ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਹਾ ਦੀਰਘ ਰੋਗੁ ॥
ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਉਖਧੁ ਗੁਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਦੀਨੋ ਕਰਣ ਕਾਰਣ ਜੋਗੁ ॥1॥
ਮਨਿ ਤਨਿ ਬਾਛੀਐ ਜਨ ਧੂਰਿ ॥
ਕੋਟਿ ਜਨਮ ਕੇ ਲਹਹਿ ਪਾਤਿਕ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਲੋਚਾ ਪੂਰਿ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਆਦਿ ਅੰਤੇ ਮਧਿ ਆਸਾ ਕੂਕਰੀ ਬਿਕਰਾਲ ॥
ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨ ਕੀਰਤਨ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਰਮਣੰ ਕਾਟੀਐ ਜਮ ਜਾਲ ॥2॥
ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਲੋਭ ਮੋਹ ਮੂਠੇ ਸਦਾ ਆਵਾ ਗਵਣ ॥
ਪ੍ਰਭ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਗੁਪਾਲ ਸਿਮਰਣ ਮਿਟਤ ਜੋਨੀ ਭਵਣ ॥3॥
ਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਪੁਤ੍ਰ ਕਲਤ੍ਰ ਸੁਰ ਰਿਦ ਤੀਨਿ ਤਾਪ ਜਲੰਤ ॥
ਜਪਿ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਮਾ ਦੁਖ ਨਿਵਾਰੇ ਮਿਲੈ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਸੰਤ ॥4॥
ਸਰਬ ਬਿਧਿ ਭ੍ਰਮਤੇ ਪੁਕਾਰਹਿ ਕਤਹਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਛੋਟਿ ॥
ਹਰਿ ਚਰਣ ਸਰਣ ਅਪਾਰ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੇ ਦ੍ਰਿੜੁ ਗਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਓਟ ॥5॥4॥30॥

goojaree mehalaa 5 ||
aha(n)budhh bahu saghan maaeiaa mehaa dheeragh rog ||
har naam aoukhadhh gur naam dheeno karan kaaran jog ||1||
man than baashheeai jan dhhoor ||
kott janam kae lehehi paathik gobi(n)dh lochaa poor ||1|| rehaao ||
aadh a(n)thae madhh aasaa kookaree bikaraal ||
gur giaan keerathan gobi(n)dh ramana(n) kaatteeai jam jaal ||2||
kaam krodhh lobh moh moot(h)ae sadhaa aavaa gavan ||
prabh praem bhagath gupaal simaran mittath jonee bhavan ||3||
mithr puthr kalathr sur ridh theen thaap jala(n)th ||
jap raam raamaa dhukh nivaarae milai har jan sa(n)th ||4||
sarab bidhh bhramathae pukaarehi kathehi naahee shhott ||
har charan saran apaar prabh kae dhrirr gehee naanak outt ||5||4||30||

Goojaree, Fifth Mehl:
Intellectual egotism and great love for Maya are the most serious chronic diseases.
The Lord's Name is the medicine, which is potent to cure everything. The Guru has given me the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||
My mind and body yearn for the dust of the Lord's humble servants.
With it, the sins of millions of incarnations are obliterated. O Lord of the Universe, please fulfill my desire. ||1||Pause||
In the beginning, in the middle, and in the end, one is hounded by dreadful desires.
Through the Guru's spiritual wisdom, we sing the Kirtan of the Praises of the Lord of the Universe, and the noose of death is cut away. ||2||
Those who are cheated by sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment suffer reincarnation forever.
By loving devotional worship to God, and meditative remembrance of the Lord of the World, one's wandering in reincarnation is ended. ||3||
Friends, children, spouses and well-wishers are burnt by the three fevers.
Chanting the Name of the Lord, Raam, Raam, one's miseries are ended, as one meets the Saintly servants of the Lord. ||4||
Wandering around in all directions, they cry out, ""Nothing can save us!""
Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of the Lotus Feet of the Infinite Lord; he holds fast to their Support. ||5||4||30||

Wow. Maybe he moved from here. The same thing happened to me a while back on the bus... we just started discussing spirituality and the moral enlightment that it can bring. But its true Veerjee, we need more of these people around!

Agree with that, not much more to add to what has been said, but as I do visit your blog quite regulary and haven't really left any comments I felt oblidged to leave one :-)

Really inspiring posts.

Waheguru Ji Ki Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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If you could let me know the address again.

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