The Path of the Soul
This poem is from page 118-119 of the book “Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By” by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji (Yogi Bhajan)
The Wheel of 8.4 million births is turning for the final time.
Ahead is a narrow channel,
It’s much too difficult to pass through.
Though I have consulted everyone,
I have not found the Path of Liberation.
My body is the boat,
The guiding beacon is meditation on the Dharma.
Who knows the way through this narrow crevice?
My Soul has become the fingertip
To feel the way through the results of my deeds.
I stand at the fork in the road, asking:
“How can I know which way to go?”
In the twilight of my life
I stand judged before my God …
I have no spiritual wealth … I have not earned it.
What a fool I am!
I’ve lost the Game after 8.4 million times around!
When you recognize your Guru, and the cycle of births is over,
Life in the earthly realm is ended, and your accounts are
By following the Way of the Gurmantra, the Path is found.
The Joy of Wisdom and Inner Light is the Life of Liberation.
The Joy of Godly deeds is the Life of a True Enjoyer.
Such Union is earned through the Power of the Shabd.
The True Tale of the Infinite One,
Is to merge…
Oh, Yogi! Yogic Meditation is the Path of the Soul!
Explanation of this poem by Guruka Singh Khalsa
(As it appears on page 261 of the book Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By)
The soul is beyond birth and death. Through 8.4 million lifetimes it lives in a vehicle we call “the body” and continues its journey, returning to the source of all life; the vast infinite matrix of creative power which is God. The bodies that the soul occupies on its journey are of many forms, and the human body is the final crowning form in which the soul takes up residence. The last journey around the wheel of birth and death is that incarnation in which you are liberated and are free to return to the source of all life without having to live in a physical body ever again. This final incarnation is that of the Spiritual Guide. It is then that you share the wisdom and experience of many lifetimes with others in order to speed them on their way towards their own final liberation.
In this very personal autobiographical poem, we see the innocence and utter humility of the Siri Singh Sahib’s consciousness as he shares the experience of his approaching death with us.
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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