Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Miracles

I know Sikhs don't believe in miracles, but when one chooses to appreciate the beauty Waheguru has created around us, the beauty Waheguru has given us the privilege to experience with all our senses and with our soul, one realizes how insignificant and yet significant each one of us is in this master plan we have no sense of.


There are only two ways to live your life.
One is though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shabd: Jithai Jaye Bahai Mera Satguru

A beautiful shabad that has been keeping me going, of late.
(Translation courtesy of http://fateh.sikhnet.com/)

(from Asa Di War)


jithai jaa-ay bahai mayraa satguroo so thaan suhaavaa raam raajay
Wherever my True Guru goes and sits, that place is beautiful, O Lord King.

gusikheeN so thaan bhaali-aa lai Dhoor mukh laavaa
The Guru's Sikhs seek out that place; they take the dust and apply it to their faces.

gursikhaa kee ghaal thaa-ay pa-ee jin har naam Dhi-aavaa
The works of the Guru's Sikhs, who meditate on the Lord's Name, are approved.

jinH naanak satgur pooji-aa tin har pooj karaavaa 2
Those who worship the True Guru, O Nanak - the Lord causes them to be worshipped in turn.

gursikhaa man har pareet hai har naam har tayree raam raajay
The Guru's Sikh keeps the Love of the Lord, and the Name of the Lord, in his mind. He loves You, O Lord, O Lord King.