Fall in Love

Something i've talked to with a couple of Gursikhs now is falling in love.

Many of us have at some point, it seems to be part of the package of being human - especially during our teenage years.

If I remember correctly, the only thoughts that came to my mind were of the person I became obsessed with - everytime I brushed my teeth, or got dressed in the morning I'd think of the person.

What if.....

We fell in love with Guru Ji/Vaheguru/God in this same manner, our sole aim was to love them so much that they were that were on our mind every second of the day.

Every little seemingly useless action was linked to getting closer to them, holding them in our arms and just being content with whatever they did.

When I read Gurbani sometimes I really wish I could feel the emotions that the authors felt when they wrote the blessed words, there are so many examples of this:

"Kabeer, if you desire to play the game of love with the Lord, then cut off your head, and make it into a ball.
Lose yourself in the play of it, and then whatever will be, will be. 239"

vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru
"ik gharhee na miltay taa kalijug hotaa.
When I could not be with You for just one moment, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga dawned for me.

hun kad milee-ai pari-a tuDh bhagvantaa.
When will I meet You, O my Beloved Lord?

mohi rain na vihaavai need na aavai bin daykhay gur darbaaray jee-o. 3
I cannot endure the night, and sleep does not come, without the Sight of the Beloved Guru's Court. 3"

Shabd Hazarey, Dhan Siri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji

vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru vaheguru

myrY min AYsI Bgiq bin AweI ]
maerai man aisee bhagath ban aaee
Such is the devotional love which has been produced in my mind.

hau hir ibnu iKnu plu rih n skau jYsy jl ibnu mInu mir jweI ]1] rhwau ]
ho har bin khin pal rehi n sako jaisae jal bin meen mar jaaee 1 rehaao
Without the Lord, I cannot live even for an instant, like the fish which dies without water. 1Pause

Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Limb 368

I agree that wordly love is nothing compared to devotional love, but for people like me its a glimpse of what Gurmukhs (people following the teachings of the Guru's) experience.


ss said...

Very nicely put.

Inder Kaur said...

Waheguru ji ka khalsa
waheguru ji ki fateh

true indeed that our true love is waheguru only, just the emotion with him should be more stronger. While we find for true love on this earth we seem to ignore him who loves us so much even when we make mistakes.

This Shabad is by Guru Raam Daas Ji in Raag Vadhans on Pannaa 560

vaddeha(n)s mehalaa 4 ghar 1
Wadahans, Fourth Mehl, First House:

ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh ||
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

saej eaek eaeko prabh t(h)aakur ||
There is one bed, and One Lord God.

guramukh har raavae sukh saagar ||1||
The Gurmukh enjoys the Lord, the ocean of peace. ||1||

mai prabh milan praem man aasaa ||
My mind longs to meet my Beloved Lord.

gur pooraa maelaavai maeraa preetham ho vaar vaar aapanae guroo ko jaasaa ||1|| rehaao ||
The Perfect Guru leads me to meet my Beloved; I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to my Guru. ||1||Pause||

mai avagan bharapoor sareerae ||
My body is over-flowing with corruption;

ho kio kar milaa apanae preetham poorae ||2||
how can I meet my Perfect Beloved? ||2||

jin gunava(n)thee maeraa preetham paaeiaa ||
The virtuous ones obtain my Beloved;

sae mai gun naahee ho kio milaa maeree maaeiaa ||3||
I do not have these virtues. How can I meet Him, O my mother? ||3||

ho kar kar thhaakaa oupaav bahuthaerae ||
I am so tired of making all these efforts.

naanak gareeb raakhahu har maerae ||4||1||
Please protect Nanak, the meek one, O my Lord. ||4||1||

truly a nice post we do need to get it in us a felling more stronger for our satgur preetam.