“We are the people, the people of love. Let us people love today.”
The Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) taught us that love is infinite, it is an experience of selflessnes and cannot be selfish. When we are above physical love and come to spiritual love, then our physical body does not crave anything, you have only longing for the spiritual. Just as Guru Arjan Dev wrote in Shabad Hazary, when he longed to merge with his Guru.
Maeraa man lochai gur dharasan thaaee ~ My mind longs for the Blessed Vision of the Guru’s Darshan.
Bilap karae chaathrik kee niaaee~ It cries out like the thirsty song-bird.
Our whole essence is a discipline and our highest point in discipline is to be in love with others and carry them with our head and our heart. Guru Nanak taught us taught us that true love is a devotion so utterly complete, we give of ourselves in totality:
Je tohi prem khelan da chav, sir dhar tali gali mori aav ~If you want to play this game of love, put your head on your palm and then walk with me.
Je it maarag pair dharijai, sir dijai kaan no dijai ~ If you set your feet upon this path, do not vacillate, even at the risk of your life.
Guru Nanak knew that we came from infinity, and yet we become distracted from the longing of our soul to live in that reality and that truth. The greatest blunder we can commit is to think that mind and soul belong to us. They are infinite, they belong to the infinite. We have to understand, our life is not ours, it is given to us to experience the love of God, to live, to give, to serve everyone. The body may forget things but as long as we breathe in this body, our soul does not forget its journey. All actions come from the breath of life and we all breathe the same breath of life. We are all strung like beads on one breath of life, one truth, which is everywhere. That is how Universal we are.
When we rise up in the morning to recite Bani and do the Sadhana, all the angels, the saints and sages come to listen. Out of their love, their souls fly to those places to listen where God’s Name is chanted. It is written in the book of the heavens of God that we shall be born on this Earth at this time. We have learned the technology to raise the consciousness of the human being and thus we will serve the human beings in bounty, in grace, unto infinity.
The Siri Singh Sahib trained us to be teachers in the Age of Aquarius. We must build our character first, care about ourselves, be kind to ourselves, be compassionate to ourselves, hold firmly to our commitment to destiny. Only then do we have the resources to love. In our commitment is the essence of the flow of spirit. In our commitment we establish our identity. Without commitment, we do not know ourselves and cannot possibly understand love.
Let us give ourselves a chance to be lofty, graceful, gorgeous, radiant, and real as the purveyors of God’s love.
Dr. Bibiji Inderjit Kaur, the wife of the Siri Singh Sahib, serves the position of Bhai Sahiba (Chief Religious Minister) of Sikh Dharma. She is known around the globe as a revered "mother" and honored as an ambassador of good will for all. Contact her at: [email protected].