Gurbani tells us that embedded deep within our minds is something that is more valuable than the most expensive diamonds and jewels of the world.
These are the DIVINELY VIRTUES OF GOD:
Unconditional love | Contentment | Compassion | Kindness | Benevolence | Gratitude | Forgiveness | Humility | Courage | Etc. |
Guruji reveals this information to us in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS).
ਮਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਤਨ ਜਵਾਹਰ ਮਾਣਿਕ ਜੇ ਇਕ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਿਖ ਸੁਣੀ ॥
Matt vich ratan javahar manik, Jae eik gur ki sikh suuni (SGGS, p2)
MATT refers to our mind. RATAN JAVAAHAR MANIK refers to precious stones and diamonds which Guruji is using as metaphors to make us realise how precious these virtues are in our lives.
These DIVINELY VIRTUES are invaluable because when a person starts manifesting them in his life, he begins to experience PEACE, HAPPINESS, JOY and BLISS from within right away.
At page 186 of the SGGS, Guruji says all these precious items are in the possession of GOD who is staying in our minds.
ਅਗਮ ਰੂਪ ਕਾ ਮਨ ਮਹਿ ਥਾਨਾ ॥
ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ਕਿਨੈ ਵਿਰਲੈ ਜਾਨਾ ॥੧॥
Agam roop ka man mein thaanna
Gur parsaad kinai viralai jana
The unfathomable LORD lives in our minds.
Through the blessings of the Guru, some rare ones have found HIM. (SGGS, p186)
How can we reach to this treasure that Guruji says is within all of us? The answer is through the teachings of the Guru.
ਜੇ ਇਕ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਿਖ ਸੁਣੀ ॥
Jae eik gur ki sikh suuni
By listening to the message of the Guru, understanding it and putting it into practice in our lives.
In order to search for all these valuable things we have to make a journey inwards as they are embedded within us.
The first step of this journey begins with answering the question that Guruji is asking us on page 1 of the SGGS:
ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥
Kiv sachiaaraa hoeeai kiv koorrai thuttai paal?
What is the meaning of the word SACHIAARAA? How do I become SACHIAAR? What is KOOR? We will discuss this in the next vichaar (discourse).
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Day 02: We pay others to read it for us (Asia Samachar, 30 July 2018)
Day 01: Gurbani Es Jag Mein Chaanan (Asia Samachar, 25 July 2018)