The Man of God (Brahm Gyani)
This poem is from page 82-83 of the book “Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By” by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji, published in 1987.
A pretty face,
A beautiful body,
Have no Real Value.
Intoxicated with Nam,
Dyed deeply in the color of God,
Realizing his True Self,
Light shines from his face
And his form is beautiful.
He sees God’s Power,
Through the power of nature.
He practices Yoga and Meditation,
He is a Man of God.
Our essential nature is to reach for the essence of life.
The technology of the Spirit is alive and flowing.
The Power of God is Endless.
Rare is the one
From a Man of God!
Explanation of this poem by Guruka Singh Khalsa
(As it appears on page 258 of the book Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By)
Brahm Gyani is a term used often in these poems and in Siri Guru Granth. Brahm is God the Creator: the Absolute, Infinite, ever creating and expanding, Divine Spirit. Gyan means knowledge of the Infinite gained through one’s own personal experience. A Brahm Gyani is therefore one who experiences God constantly manifesting, both within himself and all around him.
In the Sukhmani Sahib, Guru Arjan describes the Brahm Gyani in this way:
In the same way that the lotus floats on the wafer but never gets wet, the Brahm Gyani lives in the world but does not belong to it.
In the midst of evil, he is unaffected by it, and his very presence dispels it, just as the warmth of the noonday sun dries up foul things while shining equally on all.
He is like the wind which blows the same on the beggar and the king.
He rests within his own soul. As patient as the earth which is dug up by some and decorated by others.
Oh Nanak, the value of a Brahm Gyani is limitless! He is like fire … He purifies and warms and gives us light.
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.
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