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Maya is a snake that can be destroyed by bringing our mind's attention to doing meditation.

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Class 22

  1. 1. Class
  2. 2. Purpose of Lessons• You Should do 3 Hours simran a day.• You should keep your lekha.• Why we need to learn this?• Maya acts as a trap to separate us from Truth.• We live this life to get connected to Truth.• We keep Sangath to warn our mind of impending danger
  3. 3. Gurbani calls Maya a Snake, our mindbehaves like a snake.Attributes of a snake include;• Venom,• Adverse to light,• Kill by poison &strangulation – Can be trained, defanged and venomoid
  4. 4. ਹਮ ਬਾਰਿਕ ਰਿਤਾ ਿਰਭੁ ਦਾਤਾ ॥ਭੂਲਰਹ ਬਾਰਿਕ ਅਰਿਕ ਲਖ ਬਿੀਆਅਿ ਠਉਿ ਿਾਹੀ ਜਹ ਜਾਤਾ ॥੧॥ਿਹਾਉ ॥ ਚੰ ਚਲ ਮਰਤ ਬਾਰਿਕ ਬਿੁਿੇਕੀ ਸਿਿ ਅਗਰਿ ਕਿ ਮੇਲੈ ॥ ਮਾਤਾਰਿਤਾ ਕੰ ਰਠ ਲਾਇ ਿਾਖੈ ਅਿਦ ਸਹਰਜਤਬ ਖੇਲੈ ॥੨॥I am just a baby; God, theGreat Giver, is my Father. Thechild is so foolish; it makesso many mistakes. But it hasnowhere else to go.||1||Pause|| The mind ofthe poor child is fickle; hetouches even snakesand fire. His motherand father hug him close intheir embrace, and so heplays in joy and bliss.||2||1266
  5. 5. Suk Sagar (Ocean of Happiness) Agan Saga (Ocean of Fire)Bik Sagar(Ocean of Poison)
  6. 6. Page 1415, Line 5ਮਾਇਆ ਭੁਇਅੰ ਗਮੁ ਸਿਿੁ ਹੈ ਜਗੁ ਘੇਰਿਆ ਰਬਖੁ ਮਾਇ ॥The poisonous snake, the serpent ofMaya, has surrounded the world withits coils, O mother!
  7. 7. Page 801, Line 10ਿਾਇਆ ਵੇੜੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਸਿਬ ਭੁਇਅੰ ਗਾ ॥ਹਉਮੈ ਿਚੇ ਦੀਿਕ ਦੇਰਖ ਿਤੰ ਗਾ ॥Maya, the snake, holds all in her coils. They burnto death in egotism, like the moth lured byseeing the flame.
  8. 8. You are the snake?
  9. 9. Page 239, Line 2ਰਬਿੁ ਰਸਮਿਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਸਿਿ ਆਿਜਾਿੀ ॥Without meditating in remembranceon the Lord, ones life is like that of asnake.
  10. 10. ਵਿਮੀ ਮਾਿੀ ਸਾਿੁ ਿ ਮੂਆ ॥ ਿਰਭੁ ਸਭ ਰਕਛੁ ਜਾਿ ਰਜਰਿ ੈਤੂ ਕੀਆ ॥੩॥By destroying its hole, the snake is notkilled. God, who created you, knowseverything. ||3||1348
  11. 11. How do we slay the serpent?
  12. 12. Page 987, Line 3ਗਿੁੜ ਮੁਰਖ ਿਹੀ ਸਿਿ ਤਰਾਸ ॥As with the magic spell of Garuda the eagleupon ones lips, one does not fear the snake;
  13. 13. Page 942, Line 9ਰਬਿੁ ਗੁਿ ਰਬਸੀਅਿੁ ਡਸੈ ਮਰਿ ਵਾਟ ॥ ਿਾਿਕ ਗੁਿ ਰਬਿੁਘਾਟੇ ਘਾਟ ॥੩੮॥Without the Guru, one is stung by thepoisonous snake of Maya, and dies.O Nanak without the Guru, all is lost. ||38||
  14. 14. Page 697, Line 9ਮਾਇਆ ਭੁਇਅੰ ਗ ਗਰਰਸਓ ਹੈ ਿਰਾਣੀ ਗੁਿ ਬਚਿੀ ਰਬਸੁ ਹਰਿਕਾਰਿਬਾ ॥੧॥Maya, the snake, has seized the mortal; throughthe Word of the Guru, the Lordneutralizes the venom. ||1||
  15. 15. ਰਬਸੀਅਿ ਰਬਸੂ ਭਿੇ ਹੈ ਿੂਿਿ ਗੁਿੁ ਗਿੁੜ ਸਬਦੁ ਮੁਰਖ ਿਾਵੈਗੋ॥ ਮਾਇਆ ਭੁਇਅੰ ਗ ਰਤਸੁ ਿਰੜ ਿ ਆਵੈ ਰਬਖੁ ਝਾਰਿ ਝਾਰਿ ੇਰਲਵ ਲਾਵੈਗੋ ॥੨॥The snakes are filled with poisonous venom; theWord of the Gurus Shabad is the antidote - place itin your mouth. Maya, the serpent, does not evenapproach one who is rid of the poison, and lovinglyattuned to the Lord. ||2||1310
  16. 16. ਚੰ ਦਿ ਵਾਸੁ ਭੁਇਅੰ ਗਮ ਵੇੜੀ ਰਕਵ ਰਮਲੀਐ ਚੰ ਦਿੁ ਲੀਜੈ ॥The fragrant sandalwood tree is encircled bysnakes; how can anyone get to the sandalwood?ਕਾਰਿ ਖੜਗੁ ਗੁਿ ਰਗਆਿੁ ਕਿਾਿਾ ਰਬਖੁ ਛੇਰਦ ਛੇਰਦ ਿਸੁਿੀਜੈ ॥੩॥ Drawing out the Mighty Sword of theGurus Spiritual Wisdom, I slaughter and kill thepoisonous snakes, and drink in the SweetNectar. ||3||1324
  17. 17. ਦਸਿ ਰਬਹੂਿ ਭੁਯੰਗੰ ਮੰ ਤਰੰ ਗਾਿੁੜੀ ਰਿਵਾਿੰ ॥ ਬ੍੍ਾਰਿ ਉਿਾੜਣਸੰ ਤੰ ॥ ਿਾਿਕ ਲਬਿ ਕਿਮਣਹ ॥੧੬॥The snake-charmer, by his spell, neutralizes thepoison and leaves the snake withoutfangs. Just so, the Saints removesuffering; O Nanak, they are found bygood karma. ||16|1361
  18. 18. HomeworkDO SIMRAN! 3 hours a day minimum.Don’t be killed by the snake.Charm the snake remove its venom.Dhyan in Gurmantra.Work on 4 Stages of simran before yousleep.