Meaning: noun: Literally a sesame-seed, as tiny as a sesame seed; a little moment, a mere instant.
ਇਕੁ ਤਿਲੁ ਪਿਆਰਾ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਦੁਖੁ ਲਾਗੈ ਸੁਖੁ ਜਾਇ॥
ik til piaaraa visrai dukh laagai sukh jaa-i.
If the Beloved is forgotten even for an instant, suffering overtakes, peace departs. – Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 59
Message: Real deep depths of true love
When you are in love, you cannot live without your beloved.
It feels painful when our loved one is disconnected or away from us.
We feel miserable, as if all peace has been stolen.
Similarly when we are disconnected from the Divine, or the divine potential within us, it is difficult to bear the struggle.
Gurbani motivates us to live in divine awareness, each and every moment.
By living in the presence of the Divine, we learn to live in the present moment positively and fruitfully.
Cherishing the message of Gurbani, moment by moment, will take us closer to the Beloved. It will help us to banish egotism, possessiveness, and greed.
In the love of the Beloved, inner peace ensues since we choose love over hate. We can be at peace within or at war. The choice is ours.
The moment your mind truly awakens, you will realize all is divine and you will see how beautiful it all is. -Anonymous
Etymology: From Sanskrit til (sesame seed; small particle).
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