Monday, July 27, 2009

Dive In

In the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, we read:

ਤੂ ਸਾਗਰੁ ਹਮ ਹੰਸ ਤੁਮਾਰੇ ਤੁਮ ਮਹਿ ਮਾਣਕ ਲਾਲਾ ॥:
(O God) You are the ocean, and I am Your swan; the pearls and rubies are in You (884).

In the above citation, the Holy becomes the surface of the ocean, with priceless pearls and rubies of spiritual knowledge and ecstatic love hidden deep within. When we merely stand at the edge of the water and count the waves, we never gain access to the secret treasures underneath. Should we desire possession of such qualities and states of being, we will have to jump into the water and dive deep down in it, beneath the surface, like the swan. The bank remains static, whereas the life of the ocean is marked by dynamism, spontaneity and flourishing. Dive in!

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