GURU ANGAD DEV JEE

'Faith and contentment are the food of angelic beings.
They alone will see the vision of the Perfect One.
There is no place for the idle talkers.'

(GURU I, Salok : Guru Granth Sahib Jee)

TRUE LOVE - SEVA (SERVICE) FROM THE HEART

Puran Singh wrote 'The state that Budda reached through his almighty struggle was reached by Guru Angad Dev jee through His Divine Love for Guru Nanak Dev jee'. Everything Guru Angad Dev jee was for the love of Guru Nanak Dev jee - seva at amritvela (before sunrise), kirtan (singing God's praises), langar (free kitchen), preaching, breathing, talking, thoughts absolutely everything was for the Love of Guru Nanak jee.

I used to think Sikhism was about 'seeing the light' or meeting Waheguru jee and because Guru Gobind Singh jee wrote that anyone who calls Him God will go to hell I wrongly thought that I had to praise Waheguru only. The path of Sikhism is to Love Guru Nanak jee's Lotus feet, to build up this love daily by serving Sikhs as if you were serving Guru Nanak jee himself. The Sikh loves the Guru, praises the Guru, looks to the Guru for everything and without knowing it Guru Nanak jee leads the Sikh to Waheguru jee.

In summary do seva and simran of Guru Nanak jee like Guru Angad Dev jee did, the rest is taken care of by Guru Nanak jee - Dhan Nirankar! Dhan Baba Nanak! (Wonderful God! Wonderful Guru Nanak!)

THE TRUE GURU

There is One Waheguru: with the True Guru's blessing Waheguru jee is found O my mother I am in Anand (Divine Bliss) as I have found the True Guru.
(Ramkali M: 3 Anand : Guru Granth Sahib Jee)

Guru Amar Das jee spent 70 years of his life without a Guru, and he didn't even realise the importance. One day Amaroo (later to become Guru Amar Das jee) met a Hindu holy man and they talked for a while. The holy man was very impressed with Amaroo and asked him who his Guru was. When Amaru replied he had no Guru, the holy man was deeply horrified that he had wasted his time with a worldly person. Amaroo was so distressed that he had no Guru that he searched and searched for the True Guru. When Amaroo found Guru Angad Dev jee, he was overjoyed, he was in Anand (Divine Bliss). Guru Amar Das jee has written Anand Sahib, the first 2 lines express His happiness:

Ek Oankar Sat Gur Prasad

Anand Payia meree maee, SatGuru Ma Pa-ia

There is One Waheguru: with the True Guru's blessing Waheguru jee is found

O my mother I am in Anand as I have found the True Guru.

Only a few people realise the importance of the Guru. Even fewer people find the True Guru. Guru A mar Das jee also says when you find the True Guru give your head to Him i.e. serve, love and obey the True Guru by taking Amrit and experience Anand. So, whenever you mutha-take (bow) to SatGuru Granth Sahib jee, think how Amaroo was feeling each and every time he mutha-taked to SatGuru Angad Dev jee. Then think of how you can give your head to such a Supreme Being as the True Guru.


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