Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Many talk of the pain and suffering of separation; O pain, you are the ruler of all

The following is from Salok Fareed Jee on Ang 1379 of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj:

ibrhw ibrhw AwKIAY ibrhw qU sulqwnu ]
birehaa birehaa aakheeai birehaa thoo sulathaan
Many talk of the pain and suffering of separation; O pain, you are the ruler of all.

PrIdw ijqu qin ibrhu n aUpjY so qnu jwxu mswnu ]36]
fareedhaa jith than birahu n oopajai so than jaan masaan 36
Fareed, that body, within which love of the Lord does not well up - look upon that body as a cremation ground. 36

Birhaa is the mind's pain of separation from someone and those pangs to be around them. Birhaa is repeated twice to show the heartfelt agony of separation. Aakheeai as the abandoned female separated from her Husband can do nothing but go from pillar to post talking about her pain to anyone and everyone who listens. This happens to people all over the world so many people talk of the pain of being separated from their Beloved. The pain is then called Sultaan or the ruler of all. Many think of worldly kings as rulers, others think of the Lord as the supreme ruler but its pain of being separated from the Beloved that rules over every heart, every soul, every mind everywhere... its the hurt of living as female souls without the having the happiness and inner peace of the Husband Lord with us which is the suffering of sufferings. This Chief of pains drives the entire Creation because if we were to achieve our life aim of merging our souls with the Lord we would be free of the cycle of birth and death, free from any hurt by the vices, but more importantly free from the agony of being without the love of the Lord as one who has the Lord needs nothing else..

Any tan or body where the love of the Lord does not oopjai or blossom is considered a cremation ground. Similarly on Ang 89 Guru Angad Dev Ji states "naanak jis pi(n)jar mehi birehaa nehee so pi(n)jar lai jaar O Nanak, that human body, in which there is no pain of separation from the Lord-take that body and burn it." This is the place where the five vices burn away; turning all the love and energy of the soul into ash. The cremation ground of the body with a burning and writhing soul is considered the place where demons reside, a place where death surrounds you; a place of neverending sadness and despair - such is the body without the Lord...

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