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My Valentine

Valentines day is here, true love is in the air and my beloved is somewhere near. The colour of

love, hearts of red, aroma of roses, sweet smiles and sweet nothings abound. This is picture

perfect – will you experience this true love?

How many of us really experience this true love, which is so fabulously portrayed in Bollywood –

with actors singing in the rain, snow and lush scenery. Our hearts, dreams and emotions yearn

for this love of two souls becoming one.

The true sadness is many of us will die yearning and die trying, to find/realise this true love, or

the ecstasy of true love. But if love is true – does it have a sell by date? Does it have a till

death do us part? The simple answer is NO.

True love carries through this life and next – this is both in a spiritual and material sense. But

the Guru & the spiritually gifted tell us to yearn for a love which is not transitory, in that we go

after the Creator and not his Creation. Some of us may be happy to get engrossed in the

creation whereas others would prefer to yearn for a love which is both fulfilling and saves us

from the pain of transmigration. The choice is yours – we make our tomorrow.

But what are the traits of lovers? What are the limits of true love?

Love has its ups and downs, it tears and tantrums, but the pangs of separation of a lover and its

tears can be life-changing and rejuvenating. Traits of a true lover are to be attentive to the

needs of their lover – by being humble, forgiving/accepting and speaking sweet words to their

beloved (Bhagat Fareed Jee, 1384 Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee).

Jealousy – is a characteristic that is both frowned upon and cherished by lovers, depending on

the love and tendencies to control. The lover I have found though, is the most jealous lover and

his love is both painful, tearful and challenging. My lover – the Creator of the Universe, my

wonderful enlightener, Allah, Vaheguru, Hari – GOD, is the most jealous lover in the world. He

wants me to break all my affections and attachments, all that is illusory and then I may one day

realise the ocean of his love.

I walk this lonely path towards him – whilst knowing He is near, yet far, He can hear but I cannot

see, but I enjoy the hide and seek. As I will keep seeking him and one day I shall find, then

there will be no pangs of separation. Great souls before me, walked this earth and enjoyed and

cherished him, the same beloved that I yearn – souls like Mata Kaula Jee (Kaulsar Sarovar in

Golden Temple precinct) who left her hearth and home for the 6th Guru and died after being

separated from Guru Jee at Kartarpur Sahib (near Jalandhar). Like Bhagat Fareed Jee who

begged the crow not to poke his eyes out as he yearned to see the beloved Lord, after strict

meditations his body had become like a skeleton and he was afraid the crow thought he was

dead (see 1382 Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee).

I know who my true love is, my searching has ended and I hope that all that read this and

celebrate Valentines also find true love. I celebrate valentines daily when I sing his praises.


By Bhai Sahib Bhai Harjinder Singh Jee

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