Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Stormy Wind!

For the last couple of the days the weather has been very stormy in the UK. On the news I saw this news article:
As 95mph storms batter Britain, two idiots take a baby feet from crashing waves
By Richard Smith Richard.Smith@Mirror.Co.Uk 11/03/2008

Two idiots gambled with a helpless baby's life as they dodge a ferocious 20ft wave during yesterday's 95mph storms.

Ignoring repeated radio and TV warnings to stay away from danger areas, the pair pushed the tot in a buggy along a groyne pointing directly out to sea.

Dad-of-three Andrew Hasson, 48, who captured the scene at Brighton, said: "It was appalling. The water was cascading down on them with huge waves coming in every 20 seconds.

"The baby could easily have been washed into the water. Yet the men were laughing and joking as they took the tot back to its mum watching on the prom."

Full news article

Of all the days to go for a stroll across the beach they decide to go when the waves are crashing at dangerous speeds and the wind is so fast that it could kill them! Rab Bhallaa Kare!

Today I was walking back from town and the wind was gushing strongly! Whilst walking I could feel the force and power of the wind blowing. I was doing Simran and repeating "WaaheGuroo... WaaheGuroo... WaaheGuroo." In my mind I was thinking how Waheguru is amazing and great! In Aasa Di Vaar it says:
ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਪਵਣੁ ਵਹੈ ਸਦਵਾਉ ॥
bhai vich pavaN vahai sadvaa-o.
In the Awe of God, the wind and breezes ever blow.
(Ang 464)

I thought to myself that people don't acknowledge God's existence and say "Prove that God exists! I can't see him!" However, I thought, "Look it's windy! Show me the wind!" You can't see the wind, but you definitely "experience" the wind. Waheguru is not sitting in Heaven (as believed by mainstream Christians), sitting in the Seventh Sky above Earth (as believed by mainstream Muslims) or dwelling in idols (as believed by mainstream Hindus). Waheguru is here, within us, everywhere, and dwelling amongst His Creation.
ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਣੀ ॥
gurmukh Dhartee gurmukh paaNee.
The Gurmukh sees the Lord Waheguru on the earth, and the Gurmukh sees Him
in the water.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਵਣੁ ਬੈਸੰਤਰੁ ਖੇਲੈ ਵਿਡਾਣੀ ॥
gurmukh pavaN baisantar khelai viddaaNee.
The Gurmukh sees Him in wind and fire; such is the wonder of His Play.
(Ang 117)

As the wind pushed against my face I thought in my mind, the same wind that we cannot see but only feel, is the same wind that in the last couple of days destroyed trees, shaken homes and caused havoc. Look at the power and beauty of Waheguru who creates, sustains and dwells within this magnificent nature and Universe. Admiring the wonder and awe of Waheguru's Creation and Divine Presence, "Waah" (Wonderful) comes out of the mouth!
ਏਕੁ ਅਚਾਰੁ ਰੰਗੁ ਇਕੁ ਰੂਪੁ ॥
eik achaar, rang ik roop.
The One Lord Waheguru is in all actions, colours and forms.

ਪਉਣ ਪਾਣੀ ਅਗਨੀ ਅਸਰੂਪੁ ॥
pauN paaNee agnee asroop.
Waheguru manifests in many shapes through wind, water and fire.
(Ang 930)

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