Wednesday, February 07, 2007



Our house hold rubbish, dust, peels, left over food particles, dirt-urine - numerous types of filth is stored in some nook or corner and this is referred to as the ‘refuse -heap’. In it a variety of things keep rotting and decomposing. From this ‘refuse heap’ an extremely harmful foul odour (smell) keeps escaping.

This ‘refuse heap’ is usually well away from the house - but we continue regularly to deposit in our mind, heart, and subconscious, the heavily polluted thoughts and emotions of anger-grievance, jealousy, discrimination and hatred. Over a period of time these develop into ‘baser inclinations (attitudes)’ within us.

We have no idea whatsoever that by leading our lives with the stench of this refuse-heap or ‘fiery ocean of grief’ within us, we are burning and singeing our mind body and heart.

3.1 The world is being consumed by this hidden fire, but Maya does not cling to the Lord’s devotees. 673

3.2 Anger and egotism are within him night and day; he burns, and suffers constant pain. 1415

The result of all this is that we become the victims of many physical and mental diseases and suffer enormous pain.

Chronic physical diseases like T.B. and cancer come to an end with the death of a person but









are chronic ‘mental diseases’ that accompany the soul via the subconscious and create ‘;hell’ in subsequent births.

Patients suffering from chronic diseases are allergic to many things that keep triggering the onslaught (attack) of that disease.

Similarly from our self created ‘black list’ there are some people against whom we have strong intense revulsion. In other words we are so allergic to them that merely thinking of them or hearing their name, ‘sets us on fire’ and within us explode the bombs of hatred, anger and revenge. Within these poisonous flames we burn with anger and smolder for a long time. When the mind is calm at some time or other, a slight provocation triggers another ‘allergy’ bomb to explode.


Thus our mind continues to burn with anger in the poisonous flames of our own self created ‘allergy’. This is the reason why peace and happiness can never be attained.

3.1 The body is burnt to ashes; by its love of Maya, the mind is rusted through. 19

With such and ‘allergy’ through the polluted mental rays of the negative mind our immediate environment becomes uncomfortable.

Slowly these negative mental rays merge into the world’s atmosphere.

Physically the patient can exercise abstinence from external things but from the fumes of negative inclinations (or allergy) of the self created anger-grievance in the mind, heart and the subconscious, there can be absolutely not protection.

A person entangled in the poison of such jealousy - discrimination, hatred

becomes short tempered
unnecessarily finds faults
suspect even the most normal things
become irritated over petty (small) matters
simply accuse anyone
keeps snapping at everybody
is all the time ready to erupt like a volcano
criticises everybody
is unable to see goodness in anybody
feels the whole world appears negative and dangerous


the whole world appears demonic
lives in fear of suffering all the time

With such a polluted and poisonous ‘outlook’ within this world, he

cannot see any goodness
can see no beauty

cannot feel any virtuousness
experiences no lofty courage or valour

feels no sublime yearning
experiences no joy

is bereft of emotions of love
has no ‘friends’ in sight
finds no one to share moments of grief

Living in this way in the vast world, being alive and conscious, he experiences the ‘loneliness’ of ghosts and spirits and engrossed in his ‘solitary cell’ he wastes away his precious life.

Such a person himself suffers the ‘pang of hell’ and ignites ‘hidden forces’ in this beautiful creation through his jealousy, discrimination, enmity and hindrance.

The current dreadful condition of the whole world is the visible ‘proof’ of all that has been mentioned above.

For a mind -orientated person (manmukh) all of God’s virtues and grace such as:-



and other divine virtues are beyond his reach and he remains devoid of them.

For physical diseases medical treatment and self-restraint are medication are essential. We have to abstain or forgo the usage of those things to which we are allergic.

Without self-restraint medication is never effective.

Similarly, for chronic mental diseases (having their origin) in anger, grievance, jealousy, discrimination, enmity and confrontation, it is absolutely necessary to exercise ‘abstinence’ and ‘self-restraint’.

But instead of ‘abstaining’ from anger - grievance, we grind and regrind the faults/ weaknesses of others and derive satisfaction from slander and back-biting.

In this way we sift through the refuse of people’s ills and joyously expose ourselves to the stench by inhaling (its foul odour). This causes our mind-intellect- heart to become even more defiled and polluted.

These black (polluted) lists and white and clean lists with divine inclination have origination from our thoughts-beliefs or created according to the variety of experiences of our mental make up (hue). Because our beliefs and personal experiences are different, so our ‘lists’ too are different. It is possible for a man on a ‘black list’ of someone to gain acceptance into the ‘white list’ of another.

If our encounter with someone is pleasing to the mind, comfortable and advantages, it gives rise to togetherness,kinship, trust, affection, respect and faith; and that person is registered into our white and clean list.

On the other hand, if someone is exposed to a bitter and dangerous encounter with another person, it give rise to wrath, revulsion, anger, enmity, confrontation and that person finds his way into his ‘black-list’.

In other words, the black and white (clean) list depend on the condition of our mind.

If our mind is polluted, then in our hearts the ‘black list’will keep getting longer. In the same way as our mind continues to become purer, the ‘black list’ will become shorter and the faith filled ‘white list’ will grow longer.

But like the ‘sanitary inspector’ our attitude is one where we sift through people’s ills (weaknesses) and bear hatred towards them.

Sifting through people’s ills, being high nosed, and talking bad about others, is clear proof and evidence of our internal mental ‘pollution.

6.1 By slandering, the slanderer washes the filth off others; he is an eater of filth, and a worshipper of Maya. 507

6.2 It is not good to slander anyone, but the foolish, self-willed manmukhs still do it. 755


7.1 When the slanderer sees a fault in someone else, he is pleased. Seeing goodness, he is depressed.
Twenty-four hours a day, he plots, but nothing works.
The evil man dies, constantly thinking up evil plans. 823

By and by, knots or ‘casefiles’ of pollution keep building in our subconscious. We delve into, sometimes this file and sometimes that file and burn and singe our body-mind-heart and subconscious with anger, grievance, jealousy, discrimination, hatred, enmity against that person.

The result of this on our ‘attitude’ - dwelling on petty -petty things of people and

being suspicious
shieving through ills and weakness (of people)
feeling irritated
showing anger
showing disrespect
being high nosed
showing annoyance
being sacarstic
passing poisonous remarks
showing disgustful attitude

and repulsing relatives, friends, pals and sympathisers by ignoring them, thereby creating enmity and confrontation with them.

In this way we isolate ourselves from society, and lead a life of hell in our self-created ‘solitary cell’ and also distance ourselves from the spiritual path.


The continuous effect of such base (low) thoughts, emotions and behaviour, affects our facial expressions, heart, mind and personality. In this way, our appearance too becomes ugly and frightening and people tend to avoid us.

Such a mind-orientated (manmukh’s) life is like that of a ‘snake’ because like a snake they (manmukhs) burn, simmer and fret in their own internal poison and if someone moves near them, that person too gets scorched with their poison.

8.1 Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, life is like a burning fire, even if one lives long, like a snake. Guru Arjan Dev L1 712

8.2 The snake may be locked in a basket, but it is still poisonous, and the anger within its mind remains.
One obtains what is pre-ordained; why does he blame others?
Guru Nanak Dev L16 1009

In this way potraying ourselves as virtuous and infallible and with noses raised, looking upon others as low or bad and shieving through their ills is nothing but the height of our egotistical arrogance.

Gurbani, on the contrary, advises us on humility and modesty as follows:-

8.3 I am not good; no one is bad.
Prays Nanak, He alone saves us! Guru NanakL16 728

8.4 Kabeer, I am the worst of all. Everyone else is good.
Whoever understands this is a friend of mine. Bh.Kabir l16 1364

This is ‘mental abstinence’ which can only be achieved through mental thoughts and emotions.

The one and only one very simple and effective method of ‘mental abstinence’ is:
when a low or bad thought arises within us against someone, or emotions of anger, grievance surge, then at once say,


let it be
never mind
so what has happened
let it pass
forget about it

at that very moment act to ‘forget about it’, ‘ignore it’.

Such a lofty attitude, divine attribute can only emerge from ‘forgiveness’ and is the manifestation and symbol of ‘forgiveness’. For this reason some views about the divine attribute of ‘forgiveness’ are being put forward.

The meaning of ‘forgiveness’ is -

to pardon
to bless
to ignore (unsee) the mistake.

There are many degrees of forgiveness :-

1. Forgive someone on the surface but maintain the ;’anger’ and enmity deep within.

By doing this, unknowingly, the mind gets more polluted and accumulated more dirt and eventually the ‘bomb’ of mental ‘anger’ explodes. This is entirely ‘superficial’ and we are ‘cheating’ ourselves. This is cannot be regarded as forgiveness.

2. To sincerely forgive a mistake.
In this way ‘anger’ does surface in the mind but an effort is made to forget ‘anger’ through intellectual reasoning.
With this (effort), it is possible for ‘anger’ to be erased but the blemish or ‘hurt’ that the ‘dirt’ of anger has inflicted, remains in the deepest recesses of the subconscious.

3. To be totally unmindful of the short-comings of another and being ‘helpful’ towards him. This is a ‘counter game’ that is very formidable (difficult).

10.1 Fareed, answer evil with goodness; do not fill your mind with anger. Your body shall not suffer from any disease, and you shall obtain everything. 1382 Bhagat .Farid

4. Don’t allow the mind to be ‘receptive’ to the short-comings ‘ of others. This is the spiritual(Godly) level in which the heart is so engrossed in Naam Simran (meditation of the Naam) and ‘love of the Self” (the soul within) that the low and defiled external environment has absolutely no effect on him

10.2 Renounce both praise and blame; seek instead the state of Nirvaanaa.
O servant Nanak, this is such a difficult game; only a few Gurmukhs understand it! 219

10.3 Some speak good of me, and some speak ill of me, but I have surrendered my body to You. 528

But we are completely ignorant of the divine virtues of ‘forgiveness’ or knowingly pretend otherwise, as if the counsel of ‘forgiveness’ has been uttered for someone else.

We regard it our duty to ‘respond to a brick with a stone’ and slowly this becomes our habit or attitude. This is the reason why there is an increase in tension, jealousy, discrimination, enmity, confrontation, quarrels and fights thereby making the world ‘hell’ like.

Since the beginning, through the gurus, avatars (divine incarnations) holy men and prophets, man has been given encouragement to ‘forgive’, ‘pardon’ the short-comings or sins of others. Some have advised to ‘forgive’ three times, some seven times and some seventy times.

But the blessed Guru Nanak felt that man is forever erring.

10.4 When their accounts are called for, they shall not be released; their wall of mud cannot be washed clean.
One who is made to understand — O Nanak, that Gurmukh obtains immaculate understanding. 252

10.5 When their accounts are called for, they shall not be released; their wall of mud cannot be washed clean.
One who is made to understand — O Nanak, that Gurmukh obtains immaculate understanding 261

‘Children’ make countless mistakes, but the mother, engrossed in her motherly love, remains ‘unmindful’ of them and continues to love her child.

11.1 As many mistakes as the son commits;
His mother does not hold them against him in her mind. 478

In the same way we are the children of the Infinite Lord and as a Parent, the Supreme One, as is His nature, takes no notice our wrong doings or vices and all the time continues to ‘forgive’ or ‘pardon’ - for the Supreme Lord knows that man errs. If the Infinite Lord were to take account of our short comings and sins, that is consider the writ of our deeds, then there can be no hope for us to escape from the ‘worldly hell’.

11.2 O Dear Lord, if You made an account of my mistakes, my turn to be forgiven would not even come. Please forgive me, and unite me with Yourself. 1416 M3 L7

This is why, man’s salvation can only take place through the Supreme Lord’s Divine Virtue, His Nature, ‘forgiveness’

It is elucidated (mentioned) in Gurbani that the Infinite Lord, who

‘forever blesses’
‘forever is merciful’
‘is not mindful of vices’
‘bears up with much ignorance’
‘saves the virtueless’

by virtue of His Divine ‘Nature’

disregards our mistakes, omissions, ignorance or sins and forget about them.

11.3 Even the ungrateful ones are cherished by God. O Nanak, He is forever the Forgiver. 47

11.4 He is the Giver of all beings. He ever cherishes and cares for all beings, but the fool does not appreciate any of His virtues. 612


12.1 He saves even the ungrateful;
My God is forever merciful. 898

12.2 The Saviour of the down-trodden, the Merciful, the Treasure of Grace sees our short-comings but He never tires of giving. Guru Gobind Singh

We become the benefactors of the ‘Divine Nature’ of the Supreme Lord when we

become aware of
become regretful
become repentful
become dejected

about our mistakes and vices and

suffering the pang

fall at the feet (shelter) of the Guru.

12.3 Save me, any way You can; O Lord God, I am Yours.
My demerits are uncountable; how many of them should I count? 704

12.4 I am foolish, idiotic and ignorant; I seek Your Sanctuary, O Primal Being, O Lord beyond birth.
Have Mercy upon me, and save me, O my Lord and Master; I am a lowly stone, with no good karma at all. M4 L6 799

12.5 You are the all-powerful Cause of causes.
Please cover my faults, Lord of the Universe, O my Guru;
I am a sinner — I seek the Sanctuary of Your Feet. ..............
It is my nature to make mistakes, forever and ever;
It is Your Natural Way to save sinners. 828 Bi.M5 L1&3

12.6 Begging, imploring, I seek Your Sanctuary; Lord, shower me with Your Mercy, and save me, God. 997 MM4 L14

12.7 Says Nanak, I am totally filled with faults. I have come to Your Sanctuary — please save me, O Lord! 1232 Sarang M9 L3

12.8 Begging and pleading, I have come to Your Sanctuary; I am on fire — please shower me with Your Mercy! 1270 Malar M5 L1

In creation every things undergoes change - only the Infinite Lord and His ‘Naam’ are permanent and unchanging.
In such a changeable world every being undergoes change according to ones own environment and ‘society’.
That person who is a manmukh (mind-orientated) today, through ‘sangat’ (association of those who find joy in divine matters) can slowly become a gurmukh (guru-orientated). On the other hand through bad sangat (company) or negative society, a gurmukh (guru orientated) can slide into the mind-dominated world.
But we, totally in opposition to this divine rule, are not ready even once to forgive the faults of others and give them a chance to remedy (change for the better) or progress. Instead we condemn them forever and put them into our permanent ‘black list’.

Thus, by witnessing just one fault of someone, we register him forever and permanently on our own self created black list, and put out of sight (ignore) the possibility of him mentally changing. This is nothing but our ‘egoistical stubborness’.

Inspite of our egoistical stubbornness, the Supreme Lord continually gives chances to every being to progress spiritually. This is because in the divine world there is no ‘black list’. In the divine world, all beings are regarded as ‘spiritual children’.
17.1 Tell me, who should I call good or bad, since all beings are Yours? 383 M5 L8

17.2 Unto whom should we speak, O Nanak, when He Himself is all-in-all? 475 M2 L5
In this matter, Gurbani guides us as follows:-

17.3 Do not harbor anger in your mind, or blame the Messenger of Death; instead, realize the immaculate state of Nirvaanaa. 973 Nama L15

17.4 The One Lord is all-pervading; there is no other at all. The mortal might complain, if there were any other. 842 M3 L14

17.5 O my mind, why are you angry? In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Lord’s Name is the source of profit. Contemplate and appreciate the Guru’s Teachings within your heart, night and day. 1262 M3 L 9

All our low self destructive thoughts or emotions are the symbols or ‘steam’ of our defiled (polluted) mind. It is impossible for low and defiled thoughts or emotions to emerge from a pure and divine mind.

On the other hand, divine thought or ‘love for worship’ cannot emerge from a defiled mind and we keep moving away from the Godly path.

18.1 With a polluted mind, devotional service cannot be performed, and the Naam, the Name of the Lord, cannot be obtained. 39 M3 L9

18.2 The mind is impure; only the True Lord is pure. So how can it merge into Him? 755 M3 L14

Low and defiled thoughts or emotions only emerge from a mind trapped in egoism. In Gurbani such a mind that is trapped in egoism is refered to as ‘manmukh’ (mind orientated) or ‘saakat’ (worshipper of materialism).
18.3 The more they walk away, the deeper it pierces them, and the more they suffer in pain, until finally, the Messenger of Death smashes his club against their heads. 13 M4 L11

18.4 The self-willed manmukhs are polluted. They are filled with the pollution of egotism, wickedness and desire. 29 M3 L7

18.5 Nectar seems bitter to you, and poison is sweet.
Such is your condition, you faithless cynic, which I have seen with my own eyes.
You are fond of falsehood, fraud and egotism.
If you hear the Naam, the Name of the Lord, you feel like you have been stung by a scorpion. 892 M5 L 19

18.6 The faithless cynics are called egotistical;
without the Name, their lives are cursed. 1325 M4 L14

So if we want to change our defiled ‘manmukh’ mind and convert it into one with pure, divine attributes of a Gurmukh, then the habits of our daily life have to be the complete opposite of that of manmukhs or saakats.
18.7 Turn away from the faithless cynic. 535 M5 L17

This means that we have to ‘self surrender to the soul within’, our thoughts, emotions, desires, habits and ‘the life flow’, otherwise we will continue to burn and simmer in the old defiled ‘life flow’.

If there is a ‘stench’ coming from some ‘rubbish’ we move away from it or we throw that rubbish far away thus saving ourselves from the ‘stench’. But we cannot save ourselves from the ‘stench’ that emerges from the internal defiled mind because this is the ‘odour’ of our internal low thoughts, defiled tendencies and polluted desires.
This ‘odour’ given off by the dirt inevitably continues to generates itself, thereby also polluting our environment.

This self created internal mental ‘odour’, in every place and all the time is ‘leeched on’ (stuck) to us and spontaneously makes its presence felt in every facet of our life causing us to isolate ourselves from society and moving further away from the supreme (divine) goal.

In this way, by and by, our ‘power to sniff’ or ‘power to discern’ does not remain, there depriving us of the ability to feel the presence of our own ‘mental odour’.

When the odour of rubbish is present in the house or in the drains, we climb up to the flat roof top (balcony) to escape it - to obtain some clean and fresh air.

In the same way if we want to insulate ourselves from this defiled ‘mental odour’, then we have to move to a high, virtuous, beautiful and divine ‘environment’ or ‘plane’ where there is expose to lofty (sublime) thoughts, divine tendencies and love filled desires- this is only possible in ‘company of the Truth Seekers’ or ‘ the society of Evolved Souls’.
19.1 In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall become absolutely pure, and the noose of death shall be cut away. 44 M5 L15

19.2 In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, filth is washed off. The Supreme Lord God has become our friend and helper. 625 M5 L18

19.3 But if he joins the Society of the Saints, then he comes to embrace love for the Truth. 756 M3 L2

19.4 In the Realm of the Saints, one’s lifestyle is immaculate. In the Society of the Saints, one comes to love the One Lord. 1146 M5 L8

To insulate ourselves from the low and defiled external ‘effects’, Gurbani guides us as follows -

‘share of the virtuous’
‘ move on, leave the vices behind’
‘extend goodwill towards the bad’
‘anger must not weaken the mind’
‘don’t harbour any ill will towards another’

‘ talking ill of anyone is not beneficial’
‘quit listening to back-biting’
‘have mercy on other beings’
‘cultivate the habit of ‘forgiveness & patience’
‘see and be unmindful’
‘there is no enemy, there is no stranger’
‘be like a guest (who knows he has to go) to tread the path of divine realisation’
‘do not be angry with anyone else’
‘contemplate on our own self’

The last line ‘‘contemplate on our own self’ carry a very deep and important message.

By seeing ‘one or two’ short comings or faults of someone, we put on him the hateful label of being ‘guilty’ or the ‘transgressor’ and register him on our ‘black list’ and forever place on him this reproachful blemish or make a decree of condemnation.

In this way we overlook all of his other ‘virtues’ and ‘goodness’. Our hatred for him becomes so deep rooted that we are not even prepared to listen to his ‘virtues’ or his praises. If he sincerely pleads for forgiveness or ‘turns over a new leaf’ even then we are not prepared to remove him from our ‘black list’.

In this way we are only assimilating his ‘vices’ and censuring his ‘virtues’ - but Gurbani advises just the opposite

20.1 Through the Word of the Shabad, merits are gathered in, and demerits are burned away. 222 M1 L7

20.2 I am a sacrifice to those who gather merits. 361 M3 L11

20.3 Let us form a partnership, and share our virtues; let us abandon our faults, and walk on the Path. 766 M1 L1

On the other side, we are unaware or ignorant of our short-comings or intentionally attempt to ‘cover’ them up and we keep ‘blowing the trumpet’ of our own ‘virtues’.

In this way we a being ‘hypocritical’ and we are cheating ‘ourselves’.

21.1 One who calls himself good — goodness shall not draw near him.
278 m5 L15

21.2 The self-willed manmukhs see themselves as being very virtuous; they have absolutely no understanding at all. 601 m3 L 14

If people also put us on their ‘black list’ and create an ‘unpleasant relationship’ with us, then we get annoyed, burn, get tormented and show anger and grievance.

But we tend to forget that the kind of relationship we extend to people, its ‘reflection’ or result falls back (or boomerangs) on to us.

21.3 Whatever I did, for that I have suffered; I do not blame anyone else.
433 m1 L14

21.4 Why do you do such evil deeds, that you shall have to suffer so?
474 m2 L7

21.5 As one acts, so does he receive. As he plants, so does he eat. 662 m1 L7

21.6 As you plant, so shall you harvest. The proud, egotistical person will surely be uprooted. 869 m5 L17

Slowly it becomes our habit and behaviour to ‘rummage or look through the rubbish’ of others and ‘raise our nose’ (with a better than thou attitude).In doing all this, our polluted mind finds satisfaction.

In this way:

Our mind become defiled and restless.
Anger - grievance and enmity - antagonism keep on increasing.
The ‘black list’ become longer.
We burn- simmer-feel torment


(We) keep moving away from godliness.
Our ‘good deeds’ too become dirty.
From ‘divinity’ we move towards ‘materialism’.
Simply waste away our precious human life.

The mental anger- grievance, jealousy - discrimination etc. are limited not only to life in a society but are also present in the religious circles. Consequently, the so called religious people or ‘religions’ sift through the short-comings of each other and through jealousy-discrimination spread the poison of ‘religious intolerance (or fanaticism).

For this reason in Gurbani we are advised to ‘contemplate on our own self’ instead of sifting through the short-comings of people.

22.1 O human being, search your own heart every day, and do not wander around in confusion. 727 Kabir L8

22.2 To read the horoscope of the mind, is the most sublime joyful peace. 1093 m5 L19
That is why Baba Farid Ji has written -

22.3 Fareed, if you have a keen understanding, then do not write black marks against anyone else. Look underneath your own collar instead.
1378 Bh.Farid L3

This means that don’t write ‘poison letters’ by dwelling upon the short-comings of others or don’t impose any ‘decrees’. Instead go into the deepest recesses of your own heart or sub-conscious and contemplate on the hidden short-comings and worry or consider about how to free yourself of them.

But the external sense and mind orientated man, is oblivious (or unaware) of the ‘internal play’ of ‘self introspection’ (or going within oneself). This divine and secret internal ‘play’ is arduous (difficult), which cannot be cultivated without the guidance of the sadh sangat (the society of evolved souls).

An example about this is given here. An animal with sores and wounds is made to suffer by the pecking of flies, crows, birds and other insects. To escape from such pecking it dives into the water and saves itself. As long as it is in water, until then it is safe. The moment it comes out, immediately the birds begin to irritate it


We get very beautiful advice from this example, that as long as we can keep our mind, orientated inwards and dwell on simran, for that period we will be insulated from the painful external ‘worldly effects’, and we will have no time to be ‘angry’ with anyone. In this way, we neither succumb to ‘external influence’ nor be troubled by ‘anger-grievance’. But all this play is about being ‘orientated inwards’ and its methodology cannot be acquired without (the help of) guru-orientated and evolved souls or ‘sadh-sangat’ (the company of evolving souls).

23.1 I have totally forgotten my jealousy of others,
since I found the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.
No one is my enemy, and no one is a stranger. I get along with everyone. 1299 m5 L13

23.2 In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I have renounced my other cares and anxieties.
I dug a deep pit, and buried my egotistical pride, emotional attachment and the desires of my mind.
No one is my enemy, and I am no one’s enemy.
God, who expanded His expanse, is within all; I learned this from the True Guru.
I am a friend to all; I am everyone’s friend.
When the sense of separation was removed from my mind, then I was united with the Lord, my King. 671 m5 L6

The essence of this essay in the light of gurbani can be analysed and put forward in the following way:-

23.3 Do not be angry with anyone else; look within your own self instead.
Be humble in this world, O Nanak, and by His Grace you shall be carried across. 259 m5 L6

23.4 Do not harbor anger in your mind, or blame the Messenger of Death; instead, realize the immaculate state of Nirvaanaa. 973 Bh.Naamdev L15

23.5 O my mind, why a re you angry?
In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Lord’s Name is the source of profit. Contemplate and appreciate the Guru’s Teachings within your heart, night and day. 1262 m3 L3

23.6 Fareed, do not turn around and strike those who strike you with their fists. Kiss their feet, and return to your own home. 1378 Bh.Farid L5

23.7 Fareed, answer evil with goodness; do not fill your mind with anger. Your body shall not suffer from any disease, and you shall obtain everything. 1382 Bh.Farid L 1

The important ‘crux’ or root problem pertaining to this subject lies in, being in a state of
‘forgetfulness or rememberance’

To make human life -

good or bad
pure or dirty
divine or worldly
peaceful or painful
guru-orientated or mind-orientated

it is essential to

‘forget’ or ‘discard’ mental short-comings


acquire or cultivate divine virtues.

If a VIP is supposed to come to our house, we clean the house inside-out so that no dirt can be seen.

Although we keep the outside clean, but the heart in which we keep longing for the presence of the king of kings - the glorious Guru Nanak - in that heart we keep accumulating the dirty ‘rubbish’ of numerous short-comings like anger, grievance, disgust. jealousy, discrimination, hatred, enmity-confrontation etc.! From this, the odour of horrible ‘stench’ keeps emerging. In such a polluted heart, how can the pure ‘light form’ of ‘Satguru’ ever reside.

24.1 Do not harbor evil intentions against others in your mind, and you shall not be troubled, O Siblings of Destiny, O friends. 386 m5 L14

24.2 So, when standing up and sitting down, dwell upon the Lord, and cherish the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.
O Nanak, evil-mindedness is eradicated, when the Supreme Lord God comes to dwell in the mind. 297 m5 L2


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