man was travelling on his path he was determined to reach his ultimate
goal. Along the way he started feeling hungry.
He now had a new goal : To eat, he also felt thirsty so he left his
original path and started walking towards the river.
Reaching the river he thought it's best to wash my hands before
eating or drinking - yet another goal.
So he bent down. The river was still he could see a golden bracelet deep down.
All of a sudden he forgot his hunger and thirst, he forgot about
washing his hands and thought only of possessing the golden bracelet.
He jumped into the water but couldn't find it, a passer by saw him
jumping in and out of the river and asked why.
The passer by said 'O Friend, the bracelet is not in the river it's
high up on the branches of the tree, you are chasing the reflection!'
The man now had yet another goal to climb the tree . . . and so on.
Guru Sahib has said the purpose of our life is spiritual - to become
enlightened. Sikhi is the
path our ultimate goal is Waheguru ji.
Like the man in the story we set off on the path but get distracted
by one thing after another
and waste our precious time.
Arjun Dev ji says 'Gobind milan kee eh teree baria,' 'it's your turn to
meet the World Protector'