Naam... Priceless


Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Meet me, O my Lord of the Universe. Please bless me with Your Name.
Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, cursed, cursed is love and intimacy. ||1||Pause||
Without the Naam, one who dresses and eats well
is like a dog, who falls in and eats impure foods. ||1||
Without the Naam, all occupations are useless, like decorations on a dead body. ||2||
One who forgets the Naam and indulges in pleasures,
shall find no peace, even in dreams; his body shall become diseased. ||3||
One who renounces the Naam and engages in other occupations,
shall see all of his false pretenses fall away. ||4||
One whose mind does not embrace love for the Naam
shall go to hell, even though he may perform millions of ceremonial rituals. ||5||
One whose mind does not contemplate the Name of the Lord
is bound like a thief, in the City of Death. ||6||
Hundreds of thousands of ostentatious shows and great expanses
- without the Naam, all these displays are false. ||7||
That humble being repeats the Name of the Lord,
O Nanak, whom the Lord blesses with His Mercy. ||8||10||

(Aang 240 SGGS ji )

The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is priceless.
It brings peace and poise. ||1||Pause||
The Lord is my Companion and Helper; He shall not forsake me or leave me. He is unfathomable and unequalled. ||1||
He is my Beloved, my brother, father and mother; He is the Support of His devotees. ||2||
The Invisible Lord is seen through the Guru; O Nanak, this is the wondrous play of the Lord. ||3||5||145||

(Aang 407 SGGS ji )

Waheguru’s Naam is everything. It is the root of all occurrences, of all creations. Those whose minds resonate with a universal outlook come to receive this vibration of Naam. Such an experience is overwhelming for the devotee, and being overwhelmed is simply indicative of the power of Naam. It is priceless.

The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is priceless.

The nature of Naam is to bless the devotee with sehaj, comfort, satisfaction, and acceptance of His Will.

It brings peace and poise. ||1||

Naam is to remember, to contemplate upon the Supreme Master. Naam is the force which resides within Shabad Guru. To connect with Shabad is to experience Naam. The Guru goes on to say,

The Lord is my Companion and Helper; He shall not forsake me or leave me. He is unfathomable and unequalled. ||1||

As long as we are devoted towards His Remembrance, His Protective Shield of Naam will surround us. Within this circular shield resides the wisdom of Shabad. Such wisdom, when accepted by a devotee, guides us through life. It becomes much like our companion. Much like a helper. He does not forsake those whose devotion is filled with love.

Naam is always present, always there. This force is everywhere. There is not a place in this universe where Naam does not pervade. In this regard, the Guru says,

Indeed God is unfathomable, unweighable, and unconquerable. The Guru goes on to say,

He is my Beloved, my brother, father and mother; He is the Support of His devotees. ||2||

For some He is a Friend, for others a Brother. To some He becomes a Father, a Mother. Yet, for others, He provides as a Source of Shelter. Indeed this line indicates that Waheguru has many forms, many relations. Such a Wondrous Lord who can relate to everyone. Unlike us, He has no limits. He is not bound by relationships. He has no prejudices. He does not reject. He is totally accepting. Finally, the Guru says,

The Invisible Lord is seen through the Guru; O Nanak, this is the wondrous play of the Lord. ||3||5||145||

Shabad is the light which allows us to see and experience the invisible Lord. The journey of this life is indeed an unpredictable one. One, which can only be predicted by Waheguru. Being unpredictable is exactly why it is wondrous and amazing how Waheguru plays with the universe.

by sikhitothemax and humble kaur

 

 

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