Posted By Shabad Vichar    on Apr 11, 2021

King's Darbaar

A King was sitting on his throne when his 4 year old son came running to his "Darbaar". Seeing his son come, the King got up, came several steps forward to receive the child. Out of fatherly love, he made his son sit on his lap and offered him his favourite sweets. The servant who bought the sweets, got to sit in the King's feet and got engaged in serving the king by pressing his legs.

While the King was busy playing with his son, a guard came in and informed that some traders from another city had come to discuss business with the King. The King refused to meet them, as according to him these traders were too selfish and only though of their own good.

Now imagine, if some day, God calls us to his "Darbaar", how would we like to meet Him :

1) As His Son/Daughters : This is how Bhagat/Sant meet Akaal Purakh. Their sheer love for Vaheguru jee draws the King himself from his throne towards them and they are looked after and pampered by Akaal Purakh himself. The deep love of these Bhagat/Sant can be described in the following words from Shri Guru Granth Sahib :

ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
Bilaaval, Fifth Mehl:

ਅਪਣੇ ਬਾਲਕ ਆਪਿ ਰਖਿਅਨੁ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗੁਰਦੇਵ ॥
Apṇe bālak āp rakẖian pārbarahm gurḏev.
The Supreme Lord God, through the Divine Guru, has Himself protected and preserved His children.

ਸੁਖ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਸਹਜ ਆਨਦ ਭਏ ਪੂਰਨ ਭਈ ਸੇਵ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Sukẖ sāʼnṯ sahj ānaḏ bẖae pūran bẖaī sev. ||1|| rahāo.
Celestial peace, tranquility and bliss have come to pass; my service has been perfect. ||1||Pause||

2) As His Servants : To be honest, spirituality starts with accepting oneself as the Almighty's servant. Guru Sahib and various Bhagat have at many times called themselves as "Das" and appear to be competely attuned to God's will. This helps in erradicating Ego as a Das or servant is bound to follow his Master's command at all times. In fact, when the All Mighty is pleased with his servants, He himself picks them up and gives them His Throne. The supreme sacrifice of such servants can be described as below :

ਦੇਵਗੰਧਾਰੀ ॥

ਅਬ ਹਮ ਚਲੀ ਾਕੁਰ ਪਹਿ ਹਾਰਿ ॥
Ab ham cẖalī ṯẖākur pėh hār.
Now, I have come, exhausted, to my Lord and Master.

ਜਬ ਹਮ ਸਰਣਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਕੀ ਆਈ ਰਾਖੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਭਾਵੈ ਮਾਰਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Jab ham saraṇ parabẖū kī āī rākẖ parabẖū bẖāvai mār. ||1|| rahāo.
Now that I have come seeking Your Sanctuary, God, please, either save me, or kill me. ||1||Pause||

3) As a Trader : We would not like to accept this, but most of us go to Gurdwara Sahibs for trade. We have so many things to tell to Guru Sahib and hardly have the appetite to listen to what Guru Sahib wants to teach us. Guru Sahib has the following lesson for people like us :

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
Raamkalee, Fifth Mehl:

ਰਾਮ ਰਮਾ ਰਾਮਾ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਉ ॥
Rām ramā rāmā gun gāo.
He sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord,

ਛੋਡਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੇ ਧੰਧ ਸੁਆਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Cẖẖod māiā ke ḏẖanḏẖ suāo. ||1|| rahāo.
and renounces the entanglements and pursuits of Maya. ||1||Pause||

Vaheguru jee ka Khalsa, Vaheguru jee ki Fateh !

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