Monday, April 29, 2013

Birth (Sikh View) - Part 2 of 2...

(Taken from Article)

ijn hir ihrdY nwmu n bisE iqn mwq kIjY hir bWJw ]
jin har hiradhai naam n basiou thin maath keejai har baa(n)jhaa ||
The Lord's Name does not abide within their hearts - their mothers should have been sterile.
Page 697 Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, Sri Guru Raam Daas Ji Maharaaj

...An unborn child in the womb is at one with the Lord. At birth, the spirit of the child is subjected and exposed to Maya. The child cries at losing the blissful union it had with the Lord. Shortly after birth, the child is taken into the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj for its first spiritually significant ceremony, to invoke the Lord's blessings and to be named. A supplication on behalf of the child is made. After seeking blessings for good health as well as a long and purposeful spiritual life, a random reading is taken from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj. The first letter of the first word of the hymn is selected as the first letter of the child's name. The name given to a Sikh child should be meaningful so as to constantly remind him/her of the Lord. These initial blessings lay the foundation for its subsequent spiritual life. The life of the young child should revolve around and forever seek blessings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, the eternal Guru.


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