Arjun Dev ji sung
Amrit priya bachan tuhare.
Raj na chaho, Mukat na chao
Man preet charan kamalareh.
Your words are nectar,
I don't desire Kingdom (Raaj) and I don't want Liberation (Muktee)
my mind (only wants) the love of your lotus feet'.
think Muktee is the thing to get, i.e salvation or liberation or freedom
from the bonds of the world. People
want heaven where they meet all there relatives and have the house and
garden they always dreamed about. But Guru Arjun Dev ji is light years
ahead of that stage and sings:
Man preet charan kamalareh
my mind (only wants) the love of your lotus feet.
isn't having the love of Guru ji's lotus feet the same as heaven or mukti?
a giani jee gave the following example : it's like a little boy who's lost
in a shopping mall. At first
he loved spending hours in the toy shop, then he really wanted to go to
the sweet shop and eat all the chocolates.
In the end he started crying because he wanted his mummy.
He ran past the sweet shop, he ran past the toy shop, the only
important thing was finding his mummy and she'd pick him up and hug him to
is not about going to heaven or hell (the shops), but about going back to sit in Gurdev-Pita Guru Nanak Ji's fatherly laps,
it's about being absorbed in the lovelight of Guru ji's Lotus feet.
And being absorbed in the love of God's Lotus Feet is to do naam
simran with humility and love.