“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Should we go see them and if so what do we accomplish by doing this?
Is is to make ourselves feel better....
Is it so we can say 'well if something does turn for the worst then at least I saw them.' ....
Is it to make them feel wanted and happy for that short period of time? ...
Is it to show how much we care? ...
Maybe, but does this really help that person get better? How can we help long term and not just be there for the day or that short period of time? How can we show our love and concern for that persons well being each and everyday?
Its amazing how when we have questions, maharaj(god) answers them. See the hukamnama below.
|This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Sorath on Pannaa 623 |
|soriT mhlw 5 ] |
| sorat(h) mehalaa 5 || |
|Sorat'h, Fifth Mehla: |
|guir pUrY crnI lwieAw ] |
| gur poorai charanee laaeiaa || |
|The Perfect Guru has attached me to His feet. |
|hir sMig shweI pwieAw ] |
| har sa(n)g sehaaee paaeiaa || |
|I have obtained the Lord as my companion, my support, my best friend. |
|jh jweIAY qhw suhyly ] |
| jeh jaaeeai thehaa suhaelae || |
|Wherever I go, I am happy there. |
|kir ikrpw pRiB myly ]1] |
| kar kirapaa prabh maelae ||1|| |
|By His Kind Mercy, God united me with Himself. ||1|| |
|hir gux gwvhu sdw suBweI ] |
| har gun gaavahu sadhaa subhaaee || |
|So sing forever the Glorious Praises of the Lord with loving devotion. |
|mn icMdy sgly Pl pwvhu jIA kY sMig shweI ]1] rhwau ] |
| man chi(n)dhae sagalae fal paavahu jeea kai sa(n)g sehaaee ||1|| rehaao || |
|You shall obtain all the fruits of your mind's desires, and the Lord shall become the companion and the support of your soul. ||1||Pause|| |
|nwrwiex pRwx ADwrw ] |
| naaraaein praan adhhaaraa || |
|The Lord is the support of the breath of life. |
|hm sMq jnW rynwrw ] |
| ham sa(n)th janaa(n) raenaaraa || |
|I am the dust of the feet of the Holy people. |
|piqq punIq kir lIny ] |
| pathith puneeth kar leenae || |
|I am a sinner, but the Lord made me pure. |
|kir ikrpw hir jsu dIny ]2] |
| kar kirapaa har jas dheenae ||2|| |
|By His Kind Mercy, the Lord blessed me with His Praises. ||2|| |
|pwrbRhmu kry pRiqpwlw ] |
| paarabreham karae prathipaalaa || |
|The Supreme Lord God cherishes and nurtures me. |
|sd jIA sMig rKvwlw ] |
| sadh jeea sa(n)g rakhavaalaa || |
|He is always with me, the Protector of my soul. |
|hir idnu rYin kIrqnu gweIAY ] |
| har dhin rain keerathan gaaeeai || |
|Singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises day and night, |
|bhuiV n jonI pweIAY ]3] |
| bahurr n jonee paaeeai ||3|| |
|I shall not be consigned to reincarnation again. ||3|| |
|ijsu dyvY purKu ibDwqw ] |
| jis dhaevai purakh bidhhaathaa || |
|One who is blessed by the Primal Lord, the Architect of Destiny, |
|hir rsu iqn hI jwqw ] |
| har ras thin hee jaathaa || |
|realizes the subtle essence of the Lord. |
|jmkMkru nyiV n AwieAw ] |
| jamaka(n)kar naerr n aaeiaa || |
|The Messenger of Death does not come near him. |
|suKu nwnk srxI pwieAw ]4]9]59] |
| sukh naanak saranee paaeiaa ||4||9||59|| |
|In the Lord's Sanctuary, Nanak has found peace. ||4||9||59|||
Maharaj here tells us the answer. How do we help that person? - we help by doing our ardas. But not an ardas that says maharaj please help that person get better ... no it should be an ardas that asks maharaj to help that person come into a gursikhi jeevan(life) and attached him/herself to maharaj's feet. It should be an ardas to ask maharaj to show us how to love him and how to give our whole mind, body and soul to him. If we do this (give our mind, body and soul to maharaj), then maharaj will look after us and become our protector and then we may become ill but we will feel no pain because we have maharaj on our side.
Maharaj, at the end of the day, is the only one who can really help and who can really get someone better.