Thursday, June 7, 2007
Analogy on reason to recite Gurbani
This is an excellent analogy:

He mentioned that at one time, a young child went to a Sikh Saint, and stated that no, matter how hard he tried to keep Gurbani in his heart, he just could not understand or keep it. He stated that his mind was not a bucket, but a strainer, which let everything pass through and did not contain the meaning of gurbani.

The saint said "let us try an experiment. Here is a strainer, and here is some water, and pour a bucket of water through the strainer. " The child did this and said " see the water was not contained, it just passed through, my mind is just like this". The saint said. " Do it once more" , he did, and still the water passed through the strainer. The saint said. " Do it ten times at least". The child did, and at the end of this experiment, he said " See water still passes through, no matter how many times , and how many buckets we pass through it" . The saint said. " Look carefully at the strainer and see if there is any thing different." The child did, and his eyes were filled with tears, and he said. "Yes, i see the differnce now, the grimy dirty strainer is now shiny and bright, like never before.

The saint said. " My son, this is what Gurbani does for you, it cleans your mind, and even if you do not realize it, it slowly cleanses your mind, and protects you from the five vices. The more you recite Gurbani, your mind will not only become shinier, but become like the bucket itself, which will not only become clean , but hold the meaning of Gurbani in your heart"

The child smiled, and felt he had received the best example of the power of Gurbani, ever.

Frankly, we are no different than the child.
As long as we try to recite Gurbani, and understand the meaning, we too will find strength and control to overcome the five vices. Waheguru.....

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  • At June 11, 2007 at 1:21 PM, Anonymous Belay

    Beautiful story. This is my first visit to your blog. Very impressive. Keep up the wonderful and meaningful postings.

  • At June 11, 2007 at 11:59 PM, Blogger Jagjit Kaur

    10q virji.

    * All is done with HIS kirpa. Without HIM I am nothing *

  • At June 14, 2007 at 3:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Dass received an email with this article by some chardekala Gurmukh singhnee from Singapore some years ago...dass posted it on some phorums...and emailed some of my freinds...I didn't know this "message" is still alive...passing through the internet.vahegurooo
    ~Dhan sree Guru Ram Dass jee~

  • At May 21, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Blogger ajay

    Sewa Vichar Foundation was created in 2000 to originally record the entire oral recitation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji for the purpose of helping anyone to read and understand the Gurus words and to Gurbani bring
    people closer to Gurbani. Since 2000, Sewa Vichar Foundation has expanded its efforts and sewa to record more Gurbani to reach each and every household in the world