Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tell me what god feels like?

Soon after her brother was born, little Sachi began to ask her parents to leave her alone with the new baby. They worried that like most four year olds, she might feel jealous and want to hit or shake him, so they said "NO." But she showed no signs of jealousy. She treated the baby with kindness and her pleas to be left alone with him became more urgent. They decided to allow it.

Elated, she went into the baby's toom and shut the door, but it opened a crack - enough for her curious parents to peek and listen. They saw little Sachi walk quietly up to her baby brother, put her face close to his and say quietly, "Baby, tell me what god feels like? I'm starting to forget."

This made me think, I found this particularly interesting as it comes into line with gurmat. In gurmat we hear again and again that before we came o be born as humans we where with Akal Purkh (god) and we came here with the purpose to jap naam. Elder Gursikhs often explain that when a child is born it cries very loudly from the shock of birth and being bought into this life. Before birth it is connected with vaheguroo jaaping naam constantly but when it is born that connection is broken. As we go through life our dasam duar (tenth Gate) closes up with maya as we grow in kaljug and pollute out spirituality with 5 thieves.

Through naam jaap swaas swaaas can we create him connection once again. :)