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'Ekonkar Satgur Parsad'
God is attainable through the Grace of the Satguru.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib first put on an Illuminous Human Form to shower Grace on all mankind, to redeem the ailing and sinning humanity in this Dark-Age of Kalyug and in due course of time, attired Himself in the Holy Garb of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, a Form of an Eternal Grace.
Actually He opened the flood gates of His grace to the world through Sri Guru Granth Sahib for all times to come. From His Lotus Feet flows the Mighty Ganges of Grace.
Anyone who had seen or heard Sri Guru Nanak Sahib was saved because having seen the Sun of Grace or having heard the Nectarous Words of Grace flowing from His holy lips, one was automatically saved. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is an Ocean of Grace, Mercy, Compassion, Benevolence, Kindness, Blessedness.
His Grace is most miraculous. Miraculous effect of this grace on mankind during His life-time and thereafter is a common knowledge. For the Eternal to assume a human form does not limit Him to that body and to His physical presence at one place only. His eternity and power of eternal presence plays a unique divine role. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib compassionately accepted the loving offer of fresh milk from Bhai Dodha daily to the last day of His physical existence and continued accepting this physically for a long period thereafter though He was then physically not present in the world. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib was physically sitting in deep meditation at.Baba Bakala but also rescueing the drowning ship and saving the life of Makhan Shah Lubana, thousands of miles away on the vast seas resulting in injury to His shoulder. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib was attending Kirtan in a sizeable congregation at Anandpur Sahib but at the same time, He was also physically present at Hoshiarpur saving His devoted sikh Bhai Joga Singh from going astray. The Lord can assume many forms and appear and grace His devotees simulta- neously at many places at the same time.
From each and every hymn of Sri Guru Granth Sahib flows unabated the Nectar of Grace and those who receive this Nectar as coming direct from the holy lips of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib are saved.
Sikh religion is a Religion of Divine Grace, the Grace of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib eternally flowing from Sri Guru Granth Sahib,
Let us bask in the sunshine of this Grace-Eternal by tuning our mind and soul with the divine melodies of the Amrit Bani of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib's very nature is Grace and it flows alike to everyone. It shines on all alike. There is no partiality, no favouritism in the flow of this Grace. A humble and true devotee experiences this Grace at all times.
When in a true spirit of humility we throw ourselves at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, we start experiencing this Grace of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib. When we so surrender, we are left with no individual Will of ours. We tune ourselves to the Will of our beloved Lord Satguru.
Bhai Mati Das had totally surrendered to his beloved Satguru. He had no individual Will. Totally engulfed with the Grace of his beloved Lord Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib his face glowed like a spiritual sun even when being sawed alive in two halves. Grace is not bound by time and space. It is operative everywhere and every time. Makhan Shah Lubana is lifted from drowning alongwith his ship by this Grace of the Lord thousands of miles away from Baba Bakala.
We have just to face in all humility towards the Satguru and step out.
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib's Grace is always operative whether you look upto Him or whether He happens to cast a gaze at you. Whenever and on whomsoever He cast His gaze, effect of Grace was miraculous. He just casts that gaze at Sour Reethas and they instantaneously become sweet and continue to be so even today at Gurdwara Reetha Sahib, a shrine which sprang there at in sacred memory of the Miracle of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib's Grace. So were many others like Bhooma the Robber, Lepers and sick persons, cannibals and murderers instantly transformed into divinities as a result of His Grace.
Grace of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib still continues to flow eternally from the Holy Body of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in which He eternally dwells and resides.
Wonderful are the ways, the means, in which the Grace of the Lord operates. Grace of Lord Krishna upon poor Sudama, upon Bidar, upon Draupadi, Grace of Lord Rama upon Bheelni are wonderful soul-stirring events.
All Merciful Lord Guru Nanak in His infinite compassion had redeemed the greatest sinners. His one glance of mercy was enough to wipe out all the sins, cast off the karmas of the greatest sinners. But for the Divine Grace of the Most Compassionate Satguru those sinners would have been doomed for ever.
Guru Nanak Daata Baksh Lai
In this humble appeal of mercy lies submerged my ray of hope and I thus endeavour to invoke the Grace of the Most Graceful Guru Nanak.