Gurdwara with G-454; Why Sikh Dharma?

 
Date:
January 28, 1990
Location:
Munich, Germany
 
 
 
 

...Today it is my privilege that we are attending our GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. in Munich. And as a ceremony you are noticing certain things. This is first time I'll be in a position to explain to you what Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. is about, why Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. when there are other twenty-two religions already? And why man need Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. what is the idea when everybody millions and billions of people are practicing other religions? Is it that we are starting something new to collect people and take away their money? Are we using the mankind a section of the mankind to make them believe and ask them for political reason to join us? What is the purpose of starting something new when there are so much already going on? What actually GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. meant when he started saying that I am not this, I am not that? What was his idea to invoke a man to think about certain things?

Let us see from right here where we are. We all came and we bow to Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. not to any man. Symbolically and really that only means that man for the first time is free to worship the word of God in his own right. Subjection of man to man has been eliminated. Then in the form of a human GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. things do change with the circumstances with politics, with social situations man has been freed of that once for all. Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. will speak to you same thing whether you are rich, poor, politically strong or socially poor. It means the profile of the God line and guideline is very well established. Things, which are for me are for you, there is no change that things are special for me and things are not special for you. Number three, it has time to understand once for all that we are the creation of God and God is in us as a life force.

Therefore, there is no place for guilt or sin. Only the definition of sin and not sin is when we act unconsciously and without compassion then we commit wrong things. But when we act consciously kindly and compassionately there is not a chance to do wrong and it is a way of living compassionately, kindly and really. Religion has become a real state of mind that is why every Sikh is required to rise early in the morning, in the ambrosial hour and create his own strength, physical, mental, spiritual so that he or she can face the day gracefully as it is required to be. There is no dialogue that we will go to heaven, but there is a dialogue that we can create heaven. There is no dialogue to find the God, there is a dialogue God is. As a person has not to find the Sun, everybody knows it is there, therefore, every Sikh knows God is there.

It is right in our heart, we are part of His environments and God is part of our environments. There is no separation whatsoever. Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. start with first word, Ik ong kaar, Ik ong kaar means there is a one God who is this creation is. Ik means one, Kaar means creation. Ong means the Creator. That means one Creator and creation. There is no differentiation duality, or polarity, it is oneness. Then it said, SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. , SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. means your identity is true. If you are black, brown, you are yellow, you are a woman or a man, you are German, Japanese or Indian or you are a Dutch or you are an American, that is your false identity. Your true identity is that you are a part of God and God is part of you. All is God and all is you.

That recognization of that identity beyond doubt and question that is godly. You see us not shaving our beard and cutting our hair. Not that we can't do it, but we don't want to be babies. We grow up as they grow up. And we keep them because they are given to us. When a man reaches a state of totality, which is the status of karta purkh, all God does so does the man. Then the faculty of energy we require and the strength of the energy we require that is not a inspiration, that is a reality in us and with that reality we will not have fear. Majority of the time we do things we are very afraid not only ordinary people are afraid I have seen great religious people afraid. I was in Vatican discussing certain things and Arch Bishop told me, he said, "We can't do this right now."

I said, "What is the problem?"

He said, "There are lot of political problems."

I said, "Wait a minute, I understand you are Vatican you are a sovereign government and you are sovereign lord who rules, you the pope padre, but we are talking religious, we cannot compromise with politics and with social structure. We have to come and live by the purity of the spirit. Do you spiritually feel that you can do it or not?"

He said, "Spiritually we should do right now, but politically we can't. You will understand us."

I said, "I don't want to understand I understand fully well."

I told him I said, "Let me define corruption for you."

When a religious man compromises with an ordinary situation it is the biggest evil, it is a sin, and it is what corruption is about.

And he said, "Yes, you will say that, but it is very difficult."

I said, "Then you ask Jesus why he hung himself on the cross, he just would have apologized and walked away. And he would have told few fisherman that he can't do it. Now you are exactly doing opposite to what Christ laid it for you."

He said, "It is very easy to give a sermon, but if you will be my position you will find the same difficulty."

I said, "If you put your self in my position you won't even come and ask. At least I have come all the way from Los Angeles to Rome to ask you."

I said, "I am very happy that you are losing disciples and losing grounds, it works for me, but I am telling you don't do it. Because in spirit it is wrong, in politics it is right. Do you know the catholic church does not recognize any other denomination except Buddhist, Hindus, Islam, and Jews and only recognize is Catholics. And they have a secretariat used to call Non-Christians.

So they dividedly world into two things, Christians and Non-Christians." I told him why it is so important? Why don't you have a secretariat human and non human? But the situation is it may be misunderstood Sikh religion recognizes there is a one God and everything good and bad are His creation. That's very important to deal with a bad with a bad is not a Sikh way. It requires a mind very clear, very strong and very real to have fearlessness. Nirbao, nirvair. No fear and no vengeance. No vengeance on self and no fear for self. And for that fearlessness you have to identify yourself that is called Akal Moorat. Look as God made you to be, we are not running a boutique shop that we have to sell turbans to people. Or we want to hang ourself with our beards. What we do is we identify ourself, we identify that we have no fear and we have no vengeance. Not only not have vengeance with your friends or not have a psychological vengeance but you don't have vengeance against your enemies.

You do not act directly or indirectly to have any fear or any vengeance in any circumstances or environments. Then Nanak says that you shall recognize that aajoonee saibhung shall prevail. Aajoonee means that you never come and never go. And that is the status of the spirit and saibhung means by itself your spirit soul is existence by itself, not by yourself. After realizing that GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. concludes says Guruprasad, by GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. 's blessing a GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. means one who takes you from the darkness to the light. GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. means darkness remover which is God or we have this Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. . It takes you from darkness to the light. Then question comes how, that's a normal question? Then there is a one commandment in the entire Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. that said jap. Jap means repeat, say it again and again. What you have to say?

Aad sach, in the beginning the truth was. Jugad sach, through the times truth is. Hai bhee sach, now all is true. Nanak hosee bhee sach, Nanak truth shall be. So anything, which looks false to you it is false because you do not have the consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. . You don't have the consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. because you don't have the intuition. You don't have the intuition because you don't develop it. That is why GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. says,

"AmritAmrit , Aamrit The nectar of bliss; also the ceremony in which a person dedicates their life to the Khalsa. Amrit Vela , Aamrit Vela Literally "ambrosial time". It is the 2-1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. During this special time you are most receptive to the soul; you can clear the subconscious of wrong habits and impulses; and you can connect with the teachers and saints from all traditions. It is the best time to perform sadhana (spiritual discipline). VelaAmrit Vela , Aamrit Vela Literally "ambrosial time". It is the 2-1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. During this special time you are most receptive to the soul; you can clear the subconscious of wrong habits and impulses; and you can connect with the teachers and saints from all traditions. It is the best time to perform sadhana (spiritual discipline). Sach Na Vadai Vichar, Karmee Aveay Kapda, Nathri Mukkh Dwar"

In the ambrosial hours rise up and meditate you shall be covered throughout the time and you shall intuitively stay at the door of salvation. So what I am explaining to you if Sikh religion is a religion or it's a way of life, it has only one purpose, man has to be sovereign by his own creative right and has to be recognized in that recognization he has to get rid of his fear and his vengeance about himself and about everybody and has to recognize truth is, truth was and truth shall be.

"Aad puran, mudh puran, anth puran, parmeshwara"

In the beginning it is perfect, in the middle it is perfect and in the end it shall be perfect and that is God and if we recognize or are willing to recognize or understand to recognize or feel to recognize or have idea to recognize that God is and we are part of God we have to acknowledge it. It is that acknowledgement that I am part of God and God is total of me sets the rule path of Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. . It seekers path to seek the truth here and now so that life can become comfortable. My dear with fellowmen it is not a ritual and its not a dogma, it is not a philosophy, it is not a do's and don'ts it's a simple understanding of the divine rule, God created us and we shall create God in our self around us and in our being, and in every being.

In Anandsahib third Nanak says very clearly,

"Yeh netryo meryo Har binn aur na dekho koi"

Oh my eyes don't see anything other than God.

"Yeh sarvano meryo sachey sunney ko pithaey"

Oh my ears, you have been asked to listen to the truth and it also challenges the human body.

"Hey singda merya iss jagg mein aayke kya tu karm kamaya?"

Oh my body you have come to this world what action you have taken to glorify and recognize the divinity and the infinity of the God? And then in Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. it says,

"Aval allah noor upaa-i-aa kudrat ke sabh bande Ek noor te sabh jag oopaji-aa kon bhale ko mande"

In the beginning there was one God and one God out of light created all of us. And we are creation of one light who has the power to decide who is good and bad? So the teachings are very infinite, straightforward, grass root and honest. It is my prayer and my blessings that all of you who are relating to this path must understand it is very simple and straight and it's a path where you walk with smile. It's a Sikh history in five hundred and twenty years Sikh martyrs have gone and kissed the death, tragedy and treachery with absolutely great smile. And still they are doing it. They are the vanguard to the mankind that there is no death. A Sikh of the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , a practicing Sikh of the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. live in the state of deathlessness, realizes timelessness and has a infinite courage to love, to serve, and to be. We have two aspects of Sikh religion Sangat, and pangat, congregation and we sit together and feast and rejoice. Even in our death ceremony we read the same AnandAnand Bliss, ecstasy. song of bliss, which we read at the time of birth because we believe in coming and going is by the will of the God.

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Oh God by thy will we came and by thy command we are leaving the Earth. I am just here to be shared with you certain testimonies of the Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. . You are equally good enough to walk on this path without playing any game. There is only one game worth playing, play the game of God to glorify God. Creator of all and consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. of everyone. It is the purity and the piety, in His name we live and in His grace we dwell.

I hope my these few little words set in your mind a process for the real thinking so that you can elevate yourself in the court of God and be in the love of mankind. It will give you peace and tranquility inside and it will take away from you the subjection and the oppression of the others. It will give you the strength that with love and affection with kind and compassion, you can relate to those who cannot relate to you. This is a Sikh history and the case of a war when enemy was millions and we were few hundred at night we used to take care of their wounded and treat them and we prepare the lungarLangar , Lungar Free kitchen associated with Sikh worship service. and we'll give the call that anybody including our enemies can come and eat with us they shall go unharmed and we kept to that tradition and we are still keeping to that tradition. When the lungarLangar , Lungar Free kitchen associated with Sikh worship service. is served it is served as GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. 's lungarLangar , Lungar Free kitchen associated with Sikh worship service. , it is served to all and everybody. That's why at the house of the Sikh it becomes God's house, because all are welcome with all the love and the capacity.

I hope you will understand the simple way of God in the simple honest consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. of the man. May we all prosper in His name and may we all be exalted in consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. by His grace. I am personally grateful and my prayers are with you for sparing some time to come in the presence of Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. and acknowledge, in the beginning there was a word, word was with God and word was God. Only we practically we believe it, live it and practice it.

God bless you all and thank you.

"Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh"

The class chants....

Student: Fifth GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. (?) the mind is imbued with this word, but the word is of no way, difficult it is to be like the same. That position is obtained only through perfect Sikh. The last meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. and its first (?) smallest by the letter what is of the (?) is the fruit as well. They who remain awake obtain gifts from the lord. All bounty of a lord. But who can fault Him to grant them some who are awake receive them not, while some He Himself wakes from sleep and blesses them these gifts. Thou who searches for the groom must have some fault in the body they who are called (?) bride cherish not hope of another. Oh man in thy mind make patience solve thy bow of patience (?) string and the patience by arrows. The Creator will not allow thy to miss them all. The men of patience abide in patience by (?) burned their buddies ego. They come near the lord but disclose not their secrets to anyone. The patience...

Side B

The aim of life if somehow though implanted in thy mind oh men. This life though grow into a big river and breaking up become not a (?) brooklets. Sorry, difficult it is to practice sainthood. I left (?) only if it is (?) fruitful. Some way one alone works in the way of the saints. My body is heated like an oven and my bones burn like firewood, where my feet to tire I would walk on my head if I can meet with my beloved. Heat though not thy body like an oven and burn not thy bones like firewood. What harm have thine head and feet done thy. See thy, the love thy within thy. I go searching for my friends but my friend is ever with me. Nanak the unseen lord is seen not, the exalted GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. shows him to be mortal seeing the swans swimingthe cranes too were intruded the poor cranes where drowned to death with their heads below and their feet above.

I deemed to be a great swan therefore I associate with Him if I had not known that He was only a wretched crane I would not have touched Him with my limb from the beginning. What does it matter whether He on whom got caste is not the fore glance, it's a swan or a crane. If it pleases Him oh Nanak He changes the crow into a swan. In the lake there is but one God but there are fifty (?) us, this body is caught in the waves of desires. Oh true lord my whole is in thy alone. What if that works with that virtue and what is that true (?)? What is the dress, which I may wear by which I may captivate my spouse. Humility is the word forgiveness the virtue and sweetness of tongue is the jewel (?). Where thou these three ropes oh my (?) then alone thy spouse would come under the hold. If one be simple even when wise be powerless even when blessed with power and shares with others.

Even when they are almost not to share. Only some such (?) one is called a saint. Utter thou not even a single harsh word since that true master abides amongst all. Break thou not anyone's heart as invariable or all these jewels. Precious like jewels are the minds of all to hurt them is not at all good. If thou desires thy be loved then hurt thou not anyone's heart. There is but one God true is His name, creative His personality and immortal is His form. He is fear free without enmity, beyond (?) and self illumined. By the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. 's grace He is obtained.

"Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh"

Student: (....)

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