A fearful mind cannot be a spiritual mind. A mind where fear exists, will not be able to approach the Truth. Such a mind, because of its aversion to the object of fear will create new camouflages.. new make-beliefs. Such running away from the the basic normal reality of life and world as we live in cannot lead you to transcendant consciousness. But does religion really have to do with such a journey?
They say Jesus was crucified and blessed those who killed him. His followers then started an entire religion about him making a mockery of his message. The same goes for Sikh Gurus – specially Guru Nanak. I doubt he would have carried a kripan (or the dagger) for his security or religiousness. Yet, the believing Sikhs (who want to be completely religious) go about carrying such a kripan as if leaving it will make them less of a Sikh than Guru Nanak himself was!
This is a crazy situation. The Pope – who purports to be Jesus’ representative on Earth now is scared for his life. Well, there are many loonies who would want to kill him. The sane dont care about him 🙂 Well, but his life is in danger or so he believes. And Jesus Christ and his message may be fine to speak and throng about.. but he has no pretentions about living such a message. What if he is killed? Jesus was a pauper – so he had nothing to live for anyway.. Pope is a king who rules over billions of euros worth of property and lives in arguably the most expensive neighborhood in the world and has the arduous job of saving the “souls” of billions.. speaking Jesus’ message! 🙂 What is Jesus to Pope btw? Is he anything more than a prop? Honestly! If Jesus came today and wanted to live in Vatican … in his dirty clothes and his attire. Would he be able to? Would anyone even believe he is Jesus?
So Pope is coming to Interfaith meet (in US) and Sikhs were going to go there.. but cannot. Why? Because they have another prop to live up to. His name was Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak and other Gurus including Guru Tegh Bahadur, father of the last Guru – Guru Gobind Singh – were in the same spiritual mould as Jesus.
Only the last Guru converted a spiritual movement into a religion by prescribing tenets. In fact, by the same tenets, the last 9 Gurus were nowhere close to being Sikhs themselves! So, now for these Sikh leaders – to heck with the rest of the 9, only the last matters. Guru Nanak is good. .. and his message should be read. His Japji Sahib should be recited… but to think and walk fearlessly as he did.. are you crazy?? We need a Kripan! That’s what makes these guys Sikhs.
So in this interfaith meet – the Pope’s reps (thats Jesus’ rep’s reps!) would not let the Sikhs let in with kripans and Sikhs would not go without the kripans. Stalemate.
But why even participate in this drama? Does Pope come to meet the Sikh leaders when they are in Italy? So is Pope great because he has money? Is money the barometer for spiritual greatness?
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