Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


1. The widows burn themselves on the pyres of their lords, but if they love their spouses well, they'd suffer the pangs of separation even otherwise. Nanak: She who loves not he spouse, why burns she herself in fire? For, be he alive or dead, she owns him not. (Suhi, M. 3)

2. In the Kali-age, they (the man and the woman) meet as was Ordained; And as was the Will, they enjoy themselves. But she attains not to her loved Lord by burning (on his pyre), And by becoming a Sati through the effect of the Wrought deeds. Sheepishly, she follows the habit of the mind and surrenders herself to fire; But she attains not the Union of the Lord, and wanders through many births; Says Nanak, "She, who looks upon the Supreme God as her Spouse, Blessed is such a Sati and approved is she at the Lord's Court." (Gauri M. 5)

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