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Having realised his folly, the Raja pleaded with folded hands : “Sir, if this body is not mine, if this kingdom and all other possessions are not mine, if the mind does not belong to me, what can 'I' offer at your lotus feet?”

The Great Saviour and the Lord of Divine Wisdom compassionately looked at the Raja and said : “Offer this 'I' of  your's”

 

Raja, an 'Uttam Adhikari', a deserving soul of the compassion of the Great Guru, fell at His holy feet and went into a rapturous trance.

After a short while, the Great Guru asked the Raja to get up and go and rule his kingdom. The Raja, who had now awakened to spiritual wisdom, again pleaded his total inability to rule a kingdom which was actually not his. He pleaded with all humility.

 
He pleaded with all humility : “O Dispeller of all ignorance and darkness,
O my Great Guru, Light of all Lights, how can I rule now?
O Bestower of illumination, grant mercy and illumine further”

The Nectar of divine wisdom again flowed from the holy lips of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib :

“Previously you ruled the kingdom always with the notion, 'my kingdom', 'my palace', 'my army', 'my treasure', 'my family' and so on. Since you have now offered and surrendered your 'I', all these bonds of 'I'ness and `My'ness stand snapped. Now you cannot claim anything as yours. Now you rule the kingdom as an instrument of Guru and God. Everything belongs to God. Look after and rule the kingdom as a sacred trust of the Lord. Only the sense of 'I'ness and 'My'ness binds a soul.

All the worldly links with the false 'I' ego are binding; as now all these links with 'I'ego stand delinked and snapped, you are free”

 

In His characteristic simplicity, Sri Guru Nanak Sahib advises the Raja how to remain uncontaminated in the midst of all worldly contamination, how to remain detached in the midst of all worldly attachments, and how to remain totally free in the midst of all worldly bondages. Having surrendered the 'I'ness and 'My'ness at the lotus feet of Satguru, the Satguru is the Sole doer, the Karta. All worries and burdens connected with the Self are passed on to the holy feet of Satguru. Consequently one travels lightly and without any burden through the journey of life. One belongs to the supreme care taker. What a singular relief for a spiritual aspirant?

Dharam Rai Dar Kagad Pharey
Jan Nanak Lekha Samjha

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (698)
Dharam Rai has torn up the whole account (record) of those who have totally surrendered at the feet of the Lord.

Dharam Rai Ab Kiya Karaigo
Jau Phatiyo Sagalo Lekha

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (614)
What can Dharam Raj do now when all my account has already been torn (in the service and holy company of true saints).

Sri Guru Nanak Sahib incarnated in this Dark Age as the Supreme Physician - Doctor of this terrible ailment, disease and malady of 'I' ego.
Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj

Having rid the Raja of his 'I' ego, Sri Guru Nanak Sahib bestowed freedom on him from all bonds which can bind, which cause the continuity of the cycle of transmigration.

Sadhey Dhhain Vich Deri Hai Guru Nanak De Bakhsan Vich Koi Deri Nahin

Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj
There is delay on our part in falling head long (surrendering) at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, but there is no delay in Great Guru Nanak accepting and saving us. This is a wonderful and great assurance given by Mahan Babaji.

As we drop at the holy feet of the Satguru in all our humility and become his, all our previous accounts held by Dharam Raj are torn, all the previous sins wiped out. The heart stands purified and illumined with the Grace of the Satguru, and a totally fresh and new holy and pure chapter of life starts thereafter. With face turned towards the source of all lights, all darkness of previous lives is left behind like non-existent shadow.

The knowledge of false identification of the 'I' ego with name, form (body), possessions and 'I'ego's false sense of independent identity and existence of the self dawned on the deserving Raja.

Haumain Bujhey Taan Dar Sujhey

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (466)
The mechanisations of this dreadful 'I' ego have to be properly understood with a penetrating processs of self-inquiry and analysis to cross the mire of delusion and be in a position to behold the holy entrance to Lord's mansion.

With 'I' the doer of all Karmas, surrendered at the holy feet of Satguru, it ('I') becomes non-existent and unfettered by any Karmas. One is liberated. 'I' as the doer is the sole binder and when 'I' is non-existent, there is no one to bear the fruits of any past or present Karmas. One is free.

Jaih Prani Haumain Taji Karta Ram Pachhan
Kaho Nanak Waih Mukt Nar, Ih Man Sachi Man

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (1427)
Guru Nanak the Ninth says -
“One who vanquishes his ego and beholds the Lord as the Sole Doer of all activity, that person has attained jivan mukti (is liberated while living), know this as a real truth, says Nanak.”

Jivanmukta has risen far above the consciousness of doership, 'Ek Onkar Satnam Kartapurkh' for him the Lord is the Sole Doer, the Sole Karta. His 'I'ego is non-existent and hence his total non-involvement in any Karma. He is completely free. He has attained mukti in his very life. He is Jivanmukt.

In the state of Jivanmukti, there is no sense of doership; the sole doer or Karta is the Lord, there is no individual will; only the will of the Lord prevails, There is no 'I'ness and 'My'ness; it is all 'Thou' and 'Thy'ness.

A jivanmukt has actually died before his death. It is a death of the 'I'ego, it is a death of separate individuality and identity, it is a death of the individual will, it is a death of 'I'ness and 'My'ness.

The impact of each word of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib was simple, direct and most penetrating.

Each word and hymn uttered by humility personified Sri Guru Nanak Sahib had a unique and wonderful effect. It directly hit with deadly effect, the ego centre, the worst enemy and a disease of entire humanity. His mere presence would swallow, reduce to ashes the ego of Great Sidhas, Pirs and Faqirs and thus enable them to understand the deep rooted meaning of higher Reality.

 

 
 
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