The Reason Why (Kaaran)

December 1, 1987 |

Categories: Poetry

This poem is from page 90-91 of the book “Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By” by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji

I, the Fortunate Wife, became a Teacher in this life,
Through my devotion in previous lives.

I was Liberated through hearing Divine Wisdom,
And I became successful by serving God.

By serving my Spiritual Teacher,
Egolessly, I merged with God.

Through the Power of Raj Yoga,
I became the very Image of the Infinite.

God has manifested Himself in this Age of Steel

Oh, men and women of God! Listen to this revelation!
Whoever understands and teaches this Sacred
Shall be blessed with Bliss, Peace, and Joy!

Explanation of this poem by Guruka Singh Khalsa

(From page 259 of Furmaan Khalsa.)

In this autobiographical poem the Siri Sahib explains how he became who he is.

In the first line he calls himself suhaagan which means a happily married wife and likharan which means a writer, or one who teaches through her writing. Both these nouns are feminine and express the identity of the Soul as God’s bride.

The image of a marriage between the Soul and God appears in many spiritual texts, including both the Bible and the writings of the Gurus.

The longing of the devoted wife for her husband’s companionship is likened to the longing of the Soul to merge with God. (See the Bara Maha of Guru Nanak for some more of this beautiful imagery.)

After explaining how he came to be the writer of these poems, he exhorts us to share our understanding of the sacred knowledge of Raj Yoga with others and therefore be blessed to become teachers ourselves!

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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