IF SILENCE IS GOLDEN, INNER SILENCE IS PRICELESS
Reaching home after a long day’s work, do you request children and others to leave you with a few minutes of silence?
Or when there is an argument or when we are in a noisy place, do you wish for moments of silence?
But even when we sit in silence, does the mind often make ‘noise’ by way of thoughts of the whole day - of worry, judgment, fear, pain or anger?
It is very rare that it creates pleasant and peaceful thoughts that relaxes us. In those moments we realize that staying quiet is not the solution. The solution is to make our mind silent.
We play our roles in this physical world through the medium of communication. But our original state is one of inner silence.
Life feels pleasant when the mind learns to think slow and right. A silent mind creates fewer and purer thoughts so we experience contentment and peace.
Our original home is the Soul World (called Param Dham or Incorporeal world). In this world, we do not have bodies and we don’t even have thoughts.
We are tiny sparkling point of light or energy. We live there quietly in the presence of God as peaceful souls.
Even today find inner and outer silence very soothing because it connects us at a deeper level to our original form.
As we the soul comes down into the physical world and take a body to play different roles, we come into action and interaction. Over thousands of years the mind gets fed with information, beliefs and experiences.
It creates thoughts while we are awake … even when asleep.
When thoughts clutter the mind, we find it harder to silence it although that is when we long to emerge our power of silence.
Guru can definetely make us change our opinion, and destination, if only, we turn out from manmukhs and become Gur-sikhs.
So the key for that desired transformation within us, is only, when one gives oneself totally to Him.
And giving oneself to Him totally is understanding what Guru Jee tells us through the Bani, and to follow it implicitly.
Then work diligently and honestly on it.
So what is that to be done?
Gurbani says: Ik Oankar Satnam, Satgur parsad Jap.
There is only one True Lord Satnam/Wahiguru/Akal Purukh, who is realized by His grace when we do His simran/jap.
Prabh ka simram sabse oochaa
Prabh ka simran man kee mael jaae.
Prabh ka simran, garb na vaseh.
The whole of Gurbani is nothing, but mahima of One wahiguru Akal Purukh and His true bhakti.
Sat Sree Akal.