Throughout 2018, our newsletter articles will reflect on the Shabd Guru. The Siri Singh Sahib said: “My personal identity bows to the Shabd Guru. It’s a very simple human thing. I bow so that my words bring light to me and to my surroundings.” (November 1, 1992). We will explore the concept of Shabd Guru in the framework of the four guidelines of Obey, Serve, Love, Excel taught by the Siri Singh Sahib.
For the Spring issue, we asked Ministers to write on the concept of surrendering and obeying. How do we take up the command of obeying by surrendering our heads? What does it mean to bow to the Guru? What does it mean to fully surrender to the Guru?
“Your Siri Guru Granth, of which you are Sikhs, lives without emotions, creates no commotion. It is straight, simple and delivers with a smile. It is such a personal Guru…if between you and the Siri Guru Granth you do not want anybody to interpret, there is no need…each time you read the Siri Guru Granth you will understand differently, because each time it will clean your garbage and bring you to a higher level. Finally, you will understand what my Guru is saying. The day you understand what your Guru is saying and what Shabd Guru is saying, that day you will find happiness everlasting and forever. Before that, it is a game. Nothing will work out.”—The Siri Singh Sahib (August 25, 1991)
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