Friday, 30 March 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
“This chant is not for the weak and the timid. It is the Bowman’s Bow; everyone cannot string it up and shoot arrows about. In the Guru’s Words, there is a holy war, the axes strike, and the swords clash, the arrows fly, destroying the ghosts of darkness.”
These words of his give a new glimpse of the fire of life that tingled in his blood, a new tradition that occupied his mind. He was quite different from those around him, the weak, superstitious, fear-consumed people who in their ritual observance had never known the spirit of heroism. A philosopher told me, it so appears that the Sikh religion, in a generation or so, works right upto the bone of man.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Matsya Purana says: “One who sinks a well lives in heaven for as many years as there are drops of water in it. But to dig ten such wells equals in merit the digging of one pond; digging of ten such ponds was equal to making a lake; making of ten lakes was as meritorious as begetting a virtuous son but be getting ten such virtuous sons had the same sanctity as that of planting a single tree.”19