Karta Singh’s responds - Baisakhi day address
Sat nam, my Friend,
It is 40 days since I left KRI and 3HO and today is “Baisakhi”, the day of “Vaisakh”, for the True Self to come forward and bow.
So I ask my True Teacher: “Guide me! Tell me the words through my mouth from YOU!”
And he says:
Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
By Your Grace, we find the Way.
By God’s Grace, we meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
By God’s Grace, we are released from our bondage.
By your Grace, egotism is eradicated ||1||
As you assign me, so I take to Your service.
By myself, I cannot do anything at all, O Divine Lord. ||1||Pause||
If it pleases You, then I speak the Truth.
If it pleases You, then the True Guru showers his Mercy upon me.
All peace comes by Your Kindness, God. ||2||
Whatever pleases You is a pure action of karma.
Whatever pleases You is a the true faith of Dharma.
The treasure of all excellence is with You.
Your servant prays to You, O Lord and Master. ||3||
The mind and body become immaculate through the Lord’s Love.
All peace is found in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.
My mind remains attuned to Your Name;
Nanak affirms this as his greatest pleasure.”
For me the surat that I live by, and it is at the bottom of my email, is: “What pleases God is the only Good done.”
I always honour women as the expression and manifestation of God’s Grace. I am fully aware that the man’s redemption is bestowed from and through Women’s Grace.
On this planet as soon as we incarnate we are experiencing all facets of polarity - the first memory and reopening of ancestral wounds are coming with the relationship to our mother and father.
I had my load like anyone.
I meet through these 40 years of teaching thousands of students who had the opportunity to become aware, heal and uplift their destiny. In this process it was also a personal dynamic where I could as well heal and elevate myself. I have been aware that for some of you it has not been a process which could be completed by a final healing and integration.
Everything I offered, I offered to my cost. It was that I totally TRUSTED: the students capacity to heal, the process to move it forward, and God and Guru to make it all happen.
All I have said and done was rooted in the deepest source of my heart in the presence of HIS LOVE. To take His words: “As you assign me, so I take to Your Service.”
I am fully receiving the pain of the complainants and others who have been hurt by the current situation, whether they are students or not. I have myself experienced a heavy stage of emotions - deception, a sense of betrayal and abuse.
To throw each other the ball of guilt and offenses will not solve our present.
I am and I have been for so many years the object of all of your projections and for sure I am all of them - and none of them.
There were many expectations that have not been met.
Can’t we today abandon the attachment to all regret and face the time with a renewed courage? The courage to forgive ourself any sort of weakness and handicap. To resurrect to who we really are. To our full potential which no one can ever alter.
Let us lean on the words of the Guru once more. ‘O Lord Master. Let mind and body become immaculate through the Lord’s Love.’
This Unconditional Love is the medicine!
Perhaps you allow me to offer this poem that has been with me since the time I was 23 years old:
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Source: A Choice of Kipling's Verse (1943)
We can all pretend that we are right, pure and highly spiritual. But can we for the present time be, simply, human?
I would suggest to pray for each other and practice 11 minutes a day Rakhe Rakhanhar for mutual forgiveness.
May the healing blessings of Guru Ram Das be with you all.