Thursday, June 08, 2006

Killing the Five Evils: Overcoming Lust (Kaam) Part 2

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
The Emperor said to Satguru Sri Guru Har Gobind Sahib Ji Maharaj, 'You are a very young man. Many beautiful women come to see you. It is extremely hard to subdue youthful passions. How do you O True King succeed in doing so?'
Satguru Ji said, 'Dear Brother, there was once a very religious and chaste man who had conquered his passions. A lewd and adulterous king used to wait on this man. The saint once asked him what desire he sought to gratify by his attention to him.

The King replied, 'I am a lustful man. I ever desire sexual pleasures and the gratification of all my desires.'
The Saint replied, 'Because of this enjoyment you have only eight more days of your life to live, which you may enjoy as you please. On the ninth day you will surely die.'
The King, was very worried and asked the saint if there was anything that he could do to avert his fate.
The Saint replied, 'Meditate on the name of Waheguru.'
The King, left the saint and hurried home..... He abandoned all worldly affairs, and so applied himself to devotion of the name of Waheguru so that all impure desires left his mind.
The ninth day came, and the King went to the Saint and informed him of how he had spent his time since their last meeting. The saint then said, that his life was saved by the power of his devotion and then asked him how he had abandoned sensuality.
The King replied, that it was through the fear of impending death....
The saint smiled, looked at the king and said, 'that is an answer to the question you asked. That is the way to avert your fate. You thought that you will die in eight days, so no evil desires entered your mind, while as for myself, I am not certain that that death will not come and seize me at any moment. On this account my mind is unswayed by passion.'
Satguru Ji then said, 'O Emperor Jahangir, there is no reliance to be placed on death; it comes like a thief when we expect it not to come. If a man had information, he would not allow things to be stolen from his house.'
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

1 comment:

Singhu said...

Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Har Gobind Sahib Jee, Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Har Gobind Sahib Jee,Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Har Gobind Sahib Jee,Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Har Gobind Sahib Jee,Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Har Gobind Sahib Jee,