The Faithful Wife & A Woman’s Mind

December 20, 1987 |

Categories: Poetry

This poem  The Faithful Wife & A Woman’s Mind is from page 68-69 of the book“Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By” by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji


My Beloved is shining!
Hers is the radiant light of the four crossroads.
Four states of consciousness in which we all live.
That woman who is pure, her virtue is supreme.
Through her virtuous deeds, she is called
The Faithful Wife.


The Lover thinks of how to please her Beloved,
And know Him deep inside of her.
What does the flirtatious one know of this?
She cannot fathom the true depth of Love.

INTRODUCTION of Furmaan Khalsa

The poems found in this volume were written by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji (Yogi Bhajan).

If you have never met this man, I don’t think that I could ever adequately describe him to you. And if you have met him, then you know why any description I might give would be inadequate.

Yogi Bhajan is a  Spiritual Teacher. The role of the Spiritual Teacher is not very well understood in the Western World.

In our lives we all have four teachers: The first teacher is our mother. The second teacher is our father, and the third teacher is our environments (our friends, peers, schoolteachers, and work associates, etc.)

Many of us never recognize that there is a  level of learning that lies beyond these three.

While the Infinite speaks to us in many voices, if we have ears to hear and eyes to see beyond the most mundane levels of awareness, the voice of the Spiritual Teacher is the one that teaches us how to integrate these deeper levels of awareness into our lives and how to fulfill our purpose on this planet in the most painless and effective way.

The Spiritual Teacher

A Spiritual Teacher is not a middleman between us and God. The Spiritual Teacher is not a preacher. A Spiritual Teacher is  a compas-sionate and clear sighted guide and companion on the Path of Truthful living.  Someone who has walked the Path at least a few steps ahead of us.  So knows the pitfalls and the twists and turns, and can remind us with just the right few words (or if  necessary the kick in the pants!) that we need at the proper time and place.

These poems were almost all written over a period of a few months in 1980. They are in Gurmukhi, a sound current or Naad language in which every word actually contains the vibratory essence of its own meaning. Gurmukhi is not a symbolic language, such as most of us are familiar with, but a technical tool designed to alter human consciousness by speaking and hearing.

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