Monday, June 08, 2009

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji...

(By my Brother)

This year we (Sikhs) are celebrating the 300th year of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as our eternal Guru...

AwigAw BeI Akwl kI qbY clwieau pMQ ]

With the blessings of the Lord Almighty was The Panth (Khalsa) formed

sb isKn kO hukm hY gurU mwinau gRMQ ]

All Sikhs are hereby commanded to believe in The Granth as The Guru

"The word Guru is made up of two root words. Gu, meaning darkness and Ru, meaning light. Throughout the ages, different wisdom traditions have acknowledged that a Guru is needed for a human being to cross out of the darkness of ego and ignorance into the light of awareness, where the Divine is experienced within one's own self.

For countless generations, Gurus were human beings who guided other human beings towards enlightenment. For over two hundred years and through ten Gurus, God created a Guru that was not a human - but simply the essential words that can guide a person to "enlightenment."

Through Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, God gave the Sikhs a Guru that would never die, an eternal living Guru. This Guru is the Shabad Guru, held in the form of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This gift from God to all of humanity insures that, if any soul ever genuinely seeks truth, there is one place he or she can go to receive the truth directly.

The Ardaas is a prayer that asks us to reflect on all that it took for the Divine to create this pure Shabad Guru on earth and all that the Sikhs had to endure in order to protect the Guru and insure that the Guru made it into the hands of future generations. The Ardaas recounts historical events that are deeply and profoundly moving, showing that the spirit of the Divine within the human being is capable of great acts of courage and sacrifice. The Ardaas is a total meditation of the hundreds of years and thousands of people that acted in the Will of God in order for us to have the gift, today of meditating upon and understanding the Guru's wisdom..."

Article taken from internet website...


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