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  • The self-willed manmukhs wander lost in reincarnation, confused and deluded by doubt. The Messenger of Death constantly beats them and disgraces them. Serving the true Guru, mortal's subservience to death is ended. He meets God and enters the Mansion of His Presence. O mortal, as a Gurmukh, meditate on Naam, the Name of God. In duality, you are ruining and wasting this priceless human life. You are trading it away in exchange for a penny. By God's grace, Gurmukh falls in love with Him. Enshrine loving devotion towards God deep within your heart. Shabad carries one across this terrifying world. Then one appears true in the True Court of God. One cannot find the true Guru by performing numerous rituals. Many wander lost and confused in Maya without the Guru. Egotism, possessiveness and attachment rises up and increases in the ones who love duality. The self-willed manmukhs suffer in pain. The Creator Himself is Inaccessible and Infinite. Chant the Word of Guru's Shabad and earn the true profit. The Lord is Independent, Ever-present, here and now. O Nanak, the Gurmukh merges in the Naam (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1261).

  • O mind, you are so full of pride; loaded with pride you will depart from this world. Maya has fascinated you over and over, and lured you into reincarnation. You shall depart clinging to your pride, O foolish mind. In the end, you shall regret and repent. You are afflicted with the diseases of ego and desire, and you are wasting your life in vain. The self-willed manmukh does not remember God. Thus he shall regret and repent hereafter. Nanak says: O mind, you are full of pride; loaded with pride, you will depart. O mind, don't be so proud of yourself, as if you know it all; A Gurmukh is humble and modest. Ignorance and ego is within the mind; through the True Word of the Shabad, this filth is washed away. Be humble and surrender to the true Guru; do not attach your identity to your ego. The world is consumed by ego and arrogance; realize it, lest you will lose your own self as well. Make yourself follow the sweet will of the true Guru and remain attached to His Sweet Will. Nanak says: renounce your ego and self-conceit; obtain peace and let your mind abide in humility. Blessed was the time when I met the true Guru and God came into my consciousness. I became very blissful because my mind and body found natural peace (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 441).

  • I am a wrestler of the the Lord. I have tied a tall, plumed turban after meeting the Guru. Everyone have gathered to watch the wrestling match and the Lord Himself is present to behold it. The bugles play and the drums beat. The wrestlers enter the arena and circle around. I have thrown the five challengers to the ground and the Guru has patted me on the back. All have gathered together, but we shall return home by different routes. The gurmukhs reap their profits, while manmukhs lose their investment and depart. You are without color or mark. The Lord is seen to be manifest and present. Your devotees meditate on You by listening to Your Glories over and over; they are attuned to You, O Lord. I am the servant of the Lord age after age. The Guru has cut my bounds away. Nanak has searched, and found an opportunity and I shall not have to dance in the wrestling arena of life again. Simplified, the Shabad states that everyone has been born into this world and have gathered together. However, everyone will go to different routes when they die. The gurmukhs who love God and beat the five challenges (lust, anger, greed, emotional attachment, and ego) will be uplifted in the Kingdom of Lord and will never have to take birth again while the manmukhs who have only lived their life by selfish means loose the chance to meet God in their precious human life and take birth over and over again (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 74).

  • The #Gurmukhs# listen constantly to the Naam, and chant it in the true congregation. The Gurmukhs sing the Lord's Praises, and erase self-conceit; they obtain true honor in the Court of the Lord (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 910).


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