Faith!

September 25, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

The work load this semester is really crazy. Each of my 4 professors think I am only doing their class this term!

Over the last 2 weeks or so I have just been wanting to listen to Basant Raag -sort of a craving..so i listened to numerous shabad in basant raag. The one that really hit me was nhI Cofau ry bwbw rwm nwm ]in this shabad Bhagat Kabir ji shares with us the story of Phralad ( below).

pRhlwd pTwey pVn swl ]
sMig sKw bhu lIey bwl ]
mo kau khw pV@wvis Awl jwl ]
myrI ptIAw iliK dyhu sRI guopwl ]1]

nhI Cofau ry bwbw rwm nwm ]
myro Aaur pV@n isau nhI kwmu ]1] rhwau ]

sMfY mrkY kihE jwie ]
pRhlwd bulwey byig Dwie ]
qU rwm khn kI Cofu bwin ]
quJu qurqu CfwaU myro kihE mwin ]2]

mo kau khw sqwvhu bwr bwr ]
pRiB jl Ql igir kIey phwr ]
ieku rwmu n Cofau gurih gwir ]
mo kau Gwil jwir BwvY mwir fwir ]3]

kwiF KVgu koipE irswie ]
quJ rwKnhwro moih bqwie ]
pRB QMB qy inksy kY ibsQwr ]
hrnwKsu CyidE nK ibdwr ]4]

ie prm purK dyvwiD dyv ]
Bgiq hyiq nrisMG Byv ]
kih kbIr ko lKY n pwr ]
pRhlwd auDwry Aink bwr ]5]4]

Prahlad’s father, Harnakash believes he is god himself. However, Phralad refuses to believe that. So his father makes life hell for him. After going through all the trouble his faith in God is unshakeable. Unlike most of us he never complained or doubted the existence of God when he suffered. His faith, Kabir Ji says was so strong that God to the form of a nar- singh to come and protect him from his ruthless father.

Talking about faith some of us always ask..we always do everything ( paath, sewa, etc) that we should, then why do we get shit? Once some one told me..those who do a lot of paath and are inclined towards religion face more trouble in life than others. Some examplese are amritdharis having trouble with their kirpans or being forced to cut their beards or abandon their turbans. We know Phralad went through troubled times as well. We know what our forefathers went through in the 1800’s! The could have just become muslims and lived an easy life..wonder what kept them from it!…. FAITH

So why is it that people who have faith in god going through so much trouble? I am of the opnion that God’s testing us. Just like when we go to school we have tests and exams. Only when we clear the exams we are promoted. And as we go to higher classes the exams get tougher.I feel its the same with our spiritual growth.

Each time you are in trouble remember you are being tested be focused in coming out of it and have faith that god is there…all you have to do is hold his hand and have faith that he will pull you out! And when you are out of it all..you would be at the next level( closer to god)! and soon you will be tested again!

In the last stanza of the Shabad Kabir Ji reasures us. He says god came to protect Phralad he will come to protect you as well as long you have the faith in God.

I just pray that God blesses all of us with the Faith that Phralad had.

Click here to download the shabad. I have shared this particular shabad a few times already. It was sung by Prof Kartar Singh ji

Have a blessed week ahead!

Guru Ang Sang!

Angad Singh

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8 Responses to “Faith!”

  1. Upinder Kaur Says:

    very nice post!
    beautiful new looks of your blog as well.
    May God bless you.

  2. Angad Singh Says:

    Thank you ji.

    I should thank Veer Lakhvir singh ji..he made this picture long time ago..late on i ll add his name to the credit..

  3. Mr Singh Says:

    Wahegurujikakhalsawahegurujikifateh

    No offence jio, but I don’t think it’s right to use words like, ‘shit’ especially when you are qouting gurbani.

    Wahegurujikakhalsawahegurujikifateh

  4. Angad Singh Says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

    Thank you for your input Mr Singh!

    Guru Ang Sang!

  5. Amrt Says:

    i can read the font of Basant Rag! nice blog man!

  6. Sifar Says:

    The summary of this post… “Khiniyon Teekhee, Vaalon Neekee, Aate Marag Jana…..”

  7. Angad Singh Says:

    Sifar ji

    care to explain your comment

  8. upinder kaur Says:

    ਖੰਨਿਅਹੁ ਤਿਖੀ ਵਾਲਹੁ ਨਿਕੀ ਏਤੁ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਜਾਣਾ ॥ (੯੧੮-੧੯, ਰਾਮਕਲੀ, ਮਃ ੩)
    The path they take is sharper than a two-edged sword, and finer than a hair.

    Angad Sifar is explaining the hard life of Bhagats.Path Prahlad chose to walk upon was sharper than a two-edged sword, and finer than a hair.


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