We talk constantly about peace—it is one of the most popular topics of discussion in the world today. Peace between nations, peace in our societies, peace in our schools, peace in our families, & the most important - peace within ourselves. Yet, this much-desired peace continues to elude us.
The obstacles and the solution are buried in this statement: "I want peace." What do we have? An ‘I’, a ‘want’ and a ‘peace’. If you remove the ‘I’ and the ‘want’, what is left? Peace. You do not have to look for peace, find peace or create peace. All you have to do is remove the ‘I’ and the ‘want’ and peace stands there in its full glory for the world to imbibe.
So, how to remove these? ‘I’ is one of the greatest obstacles to peace. ‘I’ is our ego. ‘I’ is our sense of ownership, doership and pride. This ‘I’ says, “I want to be in the centre.” Isn’t it true? We always want to be the ones getting the glory, the appreciation, the prestige. Even when we don’t do anything, still we want to be appreciated. That is our downfall.
We are so proud; this ‘I’ is so proud. It thinks, “Oh, I am so successful. I am so good.” But the truth is that we only go to work; God works. We can do nothing without His grace. As soon as we realise this,we can take our little ‘I’ and merge it in the big ‘I’, the universal ‘I’, the divine ‘I’. Then we surrender our lives and our every action to Him. Then we say, “God, let my tiny drop of water merge with your great ocean. Let me be a tool for Your will and Your work.”
It is through this selfless surrender to Him, that the pain of the ‘I’ is removed and with that all our troubles and unrest disappear. Remember, we said “I want peace”. ‘I’ and ‘want’ are the barriers of peace. If you remove them, then there is nothing left but peace. It is not the having or not having that is the issue.
The issue is the wanting, the yearning and the expecting. These external things never bring any lasting happiness. We must give more and want less. Then we will know true joy and peace. This is why "SEVA" (or selfless service) is given prime importance in sikkhism. Ppl normally dont understand its important & then suffers later.
Do seva, be part of the unique & distinct "Akal Purakh Ke Fauz". Like I always say, "Forget trying to educate ppl about who we are, I am done with that job ... I am serving ppl with who we are ... coz thats the way they they should know us, that waheguru would have liked it"
Bhul Chuk Maaf
Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh.