The Job of Love (Prem-Kar)

September 14, 2022 |

Categories: Poetry

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This poem is from page 110-112 of the book “Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By” by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji (Yogi Bhajan)

Hey you!
Man of the world.
You’re a Professional!
You know how to take care of yourself.
What do you know about me?
You don’t recognize me at all.
Not even a little bit.
I have come here
Many, many times.
And every time
I spoke the Truth.
But you’re so out of it,
You can’t even move.
You can’t even speak.
You’re so closed,
You don’t even know how to open your heart!
You’re going to leave this earth
Having never meditated on God.
You’ve polluted your sacred life.
You messed yourself up playing dirty games.
Why not sing God’s Praises?
I came here from far, far away.
God, my friend, sent me here.
Now listen to me my child!
Come, let us concentrate together.
Let us meditate on God’s Name together.
Let us become … Illuminated!
Let us speak
And listen to each other.
Let us merge
And become one with each other.

Explanation of this poem by Guruka Singh Khalsa

(As it appears on page 260 of the book Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By)

This is the voice of the Spiritual Teacher speaking to someone so wrapped up in Maya that he cannot recognize who the Spiritual Teacher actually is. The Siri Singh Sahib has often said that if we are ever to paint a picture of him, it should show him covered with scars. The scars are the wounds caused by all those who have insulted him and betrayed him. The miracle of the Siri Singh Sahib is his limitless compassion.  In this poem the powerful flow of his compassion is evident as he tries to enlighten an egoist.

The Siri Singh Sahib ~ Yogi Bhajan: The saint, the teacher, the humanitarian, the leader. Within these pages of “Furmaan Khalsa” lies a manual of conscious living written in the form of 108 luminous and inspiring poems. Based on the science of human consciousness called Raj Yog and written as a guide for future generations, these poems answer questions on how to live successfully with an open heart and mind amidst the challenges of the modern world.

Read the Forward, Dedication and Introduction to Furmaan Khalsa.   If you are interested in purchasing this book, visit the SDI Marketplace or Sat Nam Europe

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