Everything is Wonderful!

When one looks at the creation of the Lord, it is simply awesome. There are colors, vegetation, millions of species, animals, humans and nature in its various moods. There are numerous underwater species full of beauty and color. There are many varieties of birds with amazing colors and shapes. Then there are other form of natural attractions like the clouds, the stars, rainbow, the rivers, the waterfalls etc. One can spend one’s lifetime studying these constituents of the nature and yet not reach anywhere. The world is like a stage and there are numerous beautiful sets created by the Lord which leave you with admiration.

Then there is the aspect of a perfect order in the nature. Every celestial body follows a fixed orbit with specific timings and nothing goes wrong. The seasons, the climate and the daily weather also follows set rules and there is no vacuum in the nature. There is a perfect feed back and corrective mechanism in every aspect of nature. Even in living beings there is a perfect balance, be it a food chain, reproduction system or emotional domain. We cannot appreciate love without experiencing hate, cannot cherish union without having a feel of separation and enjoy success without taste of failure.

I cannot help quote lines from Sikh scriptures  (Shri Guru Granth Sahib- SGGS) in which Saint Nanak (first Sikh Guru) beautifully expresses his sentiments.

” ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਪਵਨ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਪਾਣੀ |

Wonderful is the Wind, wonderful is the Water,

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਅਗਨੀ ਖੇਡਹ ਵਿਡਾਣੀ ||

Amazing is the Fire, which works wonders.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਧਰਤੀ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਖਾਣੀ ||

Wonderful is the   Earth, and amazing is the source of Creation.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਸਾਦ ਲਾਗਿਹ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ||

Wonderful are the Tastes to which we mortals are attached.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਸੰਜੋਗ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਵਿਜੋਗ ||

Wonderful is Union and wonderful is Separation.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਭੂਖ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਭੋਗ ||

Wonderful is Hunger and Wonderful is Satisfaction.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਸਿਫ਼ਤ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਸਾਲਾਹ ||

Wonderful is the Praise (of Lord) and Adoration.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਉਜੜ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਰਾਹ ||

Amazing is the Wilderness and wonderful is the Path.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਨੇੜੇ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਦੂਰ ||

Wonderful is Closeness and wonderful is Distance.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਦੇਖੇ ਹਾਜਰਾ ਹਜੂਰ ||

It is amazing  to feel/perceive the ever-present Lord.

ਵੇਖ ਵਿਡਾਣ ਰਹਿਆ  ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ||

Looking at His wonders, I am wonder-struck.

ਨਾਨਕ ਬੁਝਣ ਪੂਰੇ ਭਾਗ||  ”

O Nanak, those who understand him are blessed with perfect Destiny.  (SGGS, Page 464) ”

Thus in this wonderful Creation of the Lord, let each one of us live in peace and rejoice since there is no place for hatred, intolerance, ill will, jealousy and discrimination.

Guchi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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