Saturday, June 24, 2006

Last Day at Halls!! :)


Yesterday was my LAST DAY at Halls of Residence. What a RELIEF! In this last week the kitchen was getting in a bad state. People had left Halls with their DIRTY DISHES in the kitchen sink! It was unbelievable that because they couldn't be bothered washing up that they left their dirty dishes in the sink (which included beer cans! Waheguru!). One person moved out of halls about two weeks ago, leaving all the mess! So you can imagine the SMELL and HORRIBLE site of the sink. Chalo, its all in the past :)

I couldn't believe how much stuff I had accumulated in my room. Loads of books, loads of Gutke, clothes, dishes and loads of paper... Waheguru. I gathered all my stuff and packed them in a suit case. I found some books and some reciepts which I thought I had lost. Just shows you that if you have cluttered place, you won't find things. My move was fairly easy compared to others because I had packed all my things away in my suitcase and box beforehand.

As I was packing up my things up, my mind was thinking of Guru Sahib's words of wisdom regarding our "MAN" (mind). Just as if you don't clear your room or space regularly, it becomes very tiresome and hardwork to clear it when you wish to. However, if you keep your belongings organised, and you don't gather UNNECESSARY items to take up space in the room, then things are quick, smoothe and easy, when you want to move room or clean up the place.

I was thinking, how much rubbish, junk and unnecessary items our mind has cloggered up with. However, through Guru's Kirpaa and Nitnem Banian (daily routine prayers), Naam Abhiyaas (Repetition and practice of Naam), and Gurbaani Abhiyaas (repetition and practice of Gurbaan) our mind is able to focus again and get it organised. Kaam (desire), Krodh (anger), Lobh (greed), Moh (attachment) and Hankaar (ego) are the dust in the room of the Mind. For this reason one should do Nitnem and Simran as a regular clean-up of the mind. Chalo, that's what I was reflecting on.
ਗਿਆਨ ਰਤਨਿ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਜੀਐ ਬਹੁੜਿ ਨ ਮੈਲਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
giaan ratan man maajee-ai bahuR na mailaa hoe.
When the mind is cleaned with the jewel of spiritual wisdom, it does not become dirty again.

ਜਬ ਲਗੁ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮਨਿ ਵਸੈ ਤਬ ਲਗੁ ਬਿਘਨੁ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥
jab lag saahib man vasai tab lag bighan na hoe.
As long as the Lord and Master dwells in the mind, no obstacles are encountered.

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਿਰੁ ਦੇ ਛੁਟੀਐ ਮਨਿ ਤਨਿ ਸਾਚਾ ਸੋਇ ॥੪॥੧੦॥
naanak sir de chhutee-ai man tan saachaa soe. ||4||10||
O Nanak, giving one's head, one is emancipated, and the mind and body become true. ||4||10||
(Ang 992)

1 comment:

Singhstah said...

i really like that analogy, good one.