‘Ekonkar Satgur Parsad’
God is attainable through the Grace of the Satguru.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib first put on an Illuminous Human Form to shower Grace on all mankind, to redeem the ailing; as well as sinning humanity in this Dark-Age of Kalyug. In due course of time, attired Himself in the Holy Garb of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, a Form of an Eternal Grace.
Actually He opened the flood gates of His grace to the world through Sri Guru Granth Sahib for all times to come. From His Lotus Feet flows the Mighty Ganges.
Gur Nanak Jin Sunia Pekhia Se Phir Garbhaas Na Paria Re
Sri Guru Granth Sahib (612)
Grace, Mercy, Compassion
Anyone who had seen or heard Sri Guru Nanak Sahib was saved because having seen the Sun of Grace or having heard the Nectarous Words flowing from His holy lips, one was automatically saved. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is an Ocean, Mercy, Compassion, Benevolence, Kindness, Blessedness.
His Grace is most miraculous. Miraculous effect of this on mankind during His life-time; and thereafter is a common knowledge. For the Eternal to assume a human form does not limit Him to that body. As well as to His physical presence at one place only.
His eternity and power of eternal presence plays a unique divine role
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib compassionately accepted the loving offer of fresh milk from Bhai Dodha daily to the last day of His physical existence; and continued accepting this physically for a long period thereafter though He was then physically not present in the world. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib was physically sitting in deep meditation at.
Baba Bakala. But also rescueing the drowning ship; and saving the life of Makhan Shah Lubana, thousands of miles away on the vast seas resulting in injury to His shoulder.
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib was attending Kirtan in a sizeable congregation at Anandpur Sahib. But at the same time, He was also physically present at Hoshiarpur saving His devoted sikh Bhai Joga Singh from going astray. The Lord can assume many forms and appear and grace His devotees simulta- neously at many places at the same time.
From each and every hymn of Sri Guru Granth Sahib flows unabated the Nectar and those who receive this Nectar as coming direct from the holy lips of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib are saved.
Sikh religion is a Religion of Divine Grace, and of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib eternally flowing from Sri Guru Granth Sahib,
True Spirit of Humility
Let us bask in the sunshine of this Grace-Eternal by tuning our mind and soul with the divine melodies of the Amrit Bani of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib’s very nature is Grace and it flows alike to everyone. It shines on all alike. There is no partiality, no favouritism in the flow of this Grace. A humble and true devotee experiences this Grace at all times.
When in a true spirit of humility we throw ourselves at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, we start experiencing this of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib. When we so surrender, we are left with no individual Will of ours. We tune ourselves to the Will of our beloved Lord Satguru.
Bhai Mati Das had totally surrendered to his beloved Satguru. He had no individual Will. Totally engulfed with the Grace of his beloved Lord Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib his face glowed like a spiritual sun even when being sawed alive in two halves. Grace is not bound by time and space.
It is operative everywhere and every time. Makhan Shah Lubana is lifted from drowning alongwith his ship by this Grace of the Lord thousands of miles away from Baba Bakala.
We have just to face in all humility towards the Satguru and step out.
Charan Saran Gur Ek Painda Jaaye Chal Satgur Kot Painda Aagey Hoet Leit Hay
Bhai Gurdas Ji
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib’s Grace is always operative whether you look upto Him or whether He happens to cast a gaze at you. Whenever and on whomsoever He cast His gaze, effect was miraculous.
He just casts that gaze at Sour Reethas and they instantaneously become sweet and continue to be so even today at Gurdwara Reetha Sahib, a shrine; which sprang there at in sacred memory of the Miracle of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib. So were many others like Bhooma the Robber, Lepers and sick persons, cannibals and murderers instantly transformed into divinities as a result of His Grace.
All Merciful Lord
Grace of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib still continues to flow eternally from the Holy Body of Sri Guru Granth Sahib; in which He eternally dwells and resides.
Satgur Daya Nidh Mehma Agadh Bodh
Namo Namo Namo Namo Net Net Net Hai
Bhai Gurdas Ji
There is delay in throwing ourselves, in all humility and devotion, at the Lotus Feet of our Beloved Sri Guru Granth Sahib. But there is no delay in Sri Guru Nanak Sahib showering His Grace in saving us.
Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj
Wonderful are the ways, the means; in which the Grace of the Lord operates. Grace of Lord Krishna
upon poor Sudama, upon Bidar, upon Draupadi, Grace of Lord Rama upon Bheelni are wonderful soul-stiring events.
Meharvan, Sahib Meharvan,
Sahib Mera Meharvan Ji Sagal Ko Del Daan
Sri Guru Granth Sahib (724)
Gracious, Lord is Gracious, My Lord is all Grace. He is the Lord and Preservor of all creation.
Jeha Beejay Soluney Karma Sandra Khet
Sri Guru Granth Sahib (134)
Every one operates under the ‘Law of Karma‘ and as one sows, so one reaps.
All Merciful Lord Guru Nanak in His infinite compassion had redeemed the greatest sinners. His one glance of mercy was enough to wipe out all the sins, cast off the karmas of the greatest sinners. But for the Divine of the Most Compassionate Satguru those sinners would have been doomed for ever.
Guru Nanak Data Baksh Lai
Baba Nanak Baksh Lai
In this humble appeal of mercy lies submerged my ray of hope; and I thus endeavour to invoke the Grace of the Most Graceful Guru Nanak.
Satgur Mera Sada Dyala
Mohe Deen Ko Rakh Lia
Sri Guru Granth Sahib (383)
All Glory to the All-Merciful Guru Nanak,
the Protector of the Poor,
the Great Redeemer of Sinners,
the Supreme Benefactor of the World,
Ocean of Compassion and Grace.
Baba Narinder Singh Ji
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