Saturday, July 14, 2012

So how does one clean Mind, Body and Soul?

With the whole World going crazy about mind cleansing, body cleansing, soul cleansing, it is mind blowing how many techniques, ideas are out there.  People spend billions to find peace, sukh, happiness in life.  The entire World seems lost in this rat race for meditation techniques, astrological predictions for events in their lives, breathing techniques, exercises,  lotions, teas, foods, crystals and so on.  I mean there seems to be no end to this madness.  This is all good as long as no one gets obsessed about it.  For a Sikh, body, mind and soul cleansing is done thru 100% submission to the Guru's words.  I mean, all one has to do is to let go of that ego thru Guru Ji's words and it is that simple.  Submit yourself (or as they say in Punjabi, door Guru Ji noon sambhal dio meaning let Guru Ji hold the string) , let go of yourself like a kite.  At times I find it hard myself too and it feels as if maya is running the show and controls my mind, body and soul.

सिरीरागु महला ३ ॥
Sirīrāg mėhlā 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

जगि हउमै मैलु दुखु पाइआ मलु लागी दूजै भाइ ॥
Jag ha▫umai mail ḏukẖ pā▫i▫ā mal lāgī ḏūjai bẖā▫e.
The world is polluted with the filth of egotism, suffering in pain. This filth sticks to them because of their love of duality.

मलु हउमै धोती किवै न उतरै जे सउ तीरथ नाइ ॥
Mal ha▫umai ḏẖoṯī kivai na uṯrai je sa▫o ṯirath nā▫e.
This filth of egotism cannot be washed away, even by taking cleansing baths at hundreds of sacred shrines.

बहु बिधि करम कमावदे दूणी मलु लागी आइ ॥
Baho biḏẖ karam kamāvḏe ḏūṇī mal lāgī ā▫e.
Performing all sorts of rituals, people are smeared with twice as much filth.

पड़िऐ मैलु न उतरै पूछहु गिआनीआ जाइ ॥१॥
Paṛi▫ai mail na uṯrai pūcẖẖahu gi▫ānī▫ā jā▫e. ||1||
This filth is not removed by studying. Go ahead, and ask the wise ones. ||1||

मन मेरे गुर सरणि आवै ता निरमलु होइ ॥
Man mere gur saraṇ āvai ṯā nirmal ho▫e.
O my mind, coming to the Sanctuary of the Guru, you shall become immaculate and pure.

मनमुख हरि हरि करि थके मैलु न सकी धोइ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
Manmukẖ har har kar thake mail na sakī ḏẖo▫e. ||1|| rahā▫o.
The self-willed manmukhs have grown weary of chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, but their filth cannot be removed. ||1||Pause||

मनि मैलै भगति न होवई नामु न पाइआ जाइ ॥
Man mailai bẖagaṯ na hova▫ī nām na pā▫i▫ā jā▫e.
With a polluted mind, devotional service cannot be performed, and the Naam, the Name of the Lord, cannot be obtained.

मनमुख मैले मैले मुए जासनि पति गवाइ ॥
Manmukẖ maile maile mu▫e jāsan paṯ gavā▫e.
The filthy, self-willed manmukhs die in filth, and they depart in disgrace.

गुर परसादी मनि वसै मलु हउमै जाइ समाइ ॥
Gur parsādī man vasai mal ha▫umai jā▫e samā▫e.
By Guru's Grace, the Lord comes to abide in the mind, and the filth of egotism is dispelled.

जिउ अंधेरै दीपकु बालीऐ तिउ गुर गिआनि अगिआनु तजाइ ॥२॥
Ji▫o anḏẖerai ḏīpak bālī▫ai ṯi▫o gur gi▫ān agi▫ān ṯajā▫e. ||2||
Like a lamp lit in the darkness, the spiritual wisdom of the Guru dispels ignorance. ||2||

SGGS, page 39


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