The Pearl of Wisdom
"Wisdom Study Version"
by His Holiness, M. R. Bawa Muhaiyadddeen
(may God be pleased with Him, and with Us)
- "Wisdom Study Version" -
"Wisdom Study Material"
First, On "The Previous Page":
Go To "Initial Wisdom Review" of Chapter 19
Go To "Text", For Topic 01 To 14,
For "Initial Wisdom Review" of "Original Version" of Chapter 19
And Second, On "This Page":
"Service To The Guru"
About Chapter 19
Author: M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
(may God be pleased with Him,and with Us)
Review Written by: Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler)
Date Review Originally Written & Posted: January, 2005
Main "Go To" Menu: Status
Go To: "Brief Outline" - with no brief summary of each Topic of Chapter 19 ------ Avail. Go To: "Longer Outline" - with a brief summary of each Topic of Chapter 19 ----- Avail. Go To: Story 01 - of the stray dog and the restaurant patrons Go To: Story 02 - of the white ants and the ant hill that only they could build Go To: Original Version - of Chapter 19 -------------------------------------------------- Available Go To: Wisdom Outline - of "Original Version" of Chapter 19 ----------------------- Available Go To: Table of Contents - for the book, "The Pearl of Wisdom" ------------------- Available Go To: Related Material: See Spiritual Letter 64 ---- "Understanding The Importance of Giving Greetings to Our Father, Shaikh Muhammad Rahim Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him), and getting His blessing, before we "say or do" anything"
Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim. In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.
Al-salam 'alaykum wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu. Wa 'alaykum al-salam wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu. May all the peace, the beneficence, and the blessing of God be upon us all. May God help us all. Amen.
My love you (anbu) - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler).
"Initial Original Version" - of Chapter 19
His Holiness Teaches Us:
Swami, O Guru Leader, how is service to the Guru to be performed?
Pay obeisance at the feet of your virtuous Guru. Seek Him. Perform your duty towards Him.
This is the glorious word of the Guru's most gracious bequest. This is the oil of the heart that flickers without a wick. This is the gracious word.
It is beneficial to serve Him. Do not run away. Do not turn away. Do not stumble and fall. Do not look up or down. Look at the center. Keep the virtuous Guru in your heart. Surrender your body, wealth, and soul - all three to Him.
Pay close attention to the words of the Guru. Observe good conduct, good character, and good behaviour. Speak good words. The words of the Guru are beyond the sciences and the religions and should be adhered to. They are glorious words.
Do not have a frown on your face. Do not restrict your heart. Do not be haughty. Forget esteem and pride.
Accept the Guru as the Father of Light, (as) the One who removes your idiosyncrasies, (as) the Lamp that dispels darkness, and (as) the Substance that fills your heart.
Accept Him as the one who teaches that birth is suffering, unclean, and destructive. He is the seed of wisdom, and (the One who) will lead men to the good path.
"I trust you always, O Gurunathar (Guru who guides).
Make my soul pure in this
impure birth, and make it shine.
Grant me the grace of the Holy One."
Ya Quddus, Ya Quddus, Ya Quddus,
Al-hamdu lillah, Al-hamdu lillah, Al-hamdu lillah.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
(say it 3 X 3 = 9
Times each time each day, or More)
Reflect and remember the Guru with a full and loving heart. Be of service to Him. Seek the good Guru leader, my disciple, gems of my eyes.
The Guru presides over the abode of the divine state. It is the primary duty of the disciples to greet the Guru with reverence, and obtain His blessings with patience and silence.
They must be seated in one place without making any disturbance.
The second duty is to conduct yourself knowing your inner responsibilities, and not disobeying the words of the Guru.
You should complete your duties with purity of body, mind, and speech, even if there is any difficulties in the administration.
Get up early in the morning, bathe yourself, remember God with purity, and worship Him, and fulfill all your regular duties.
Pay obeisance to your Guru deva and stay in readiness to perform the duties of the Guru. Some of the duties are polishing His utensils, washing His garments, and bathing Him.
You should carry out to perfection whatever duties that are assigned to you. You should obtain the food requirements of the Guru deva and offer them to Him with kindness.
You should assimilate the discourses of the Guru deva, keep them in mind, and live accordingly.
You should dispel anger, lust, miserliness, delusion, bigotry, aggression, and replace them with kindness, benevolence, pity, charity, pleasant speech, sacrifice, generosity, and thus develop yourself.
This will make you happy, and others happy too. This is the rare service of great magnitude that you can perform to the Guru deva.
To love other lives as your own (starting with the life of the Guru), and to do such rare service, are equivalent to service to God.
It is the great desire of the Guru to show you how to live not only for yourself, but for others as well.
If you follow the way of the Guru deva, the resplendent grace will glow. Your inner eye will manifest itself. The word of God will be born. The great light of wisdom will dawn upon you. The enormous diseases of birth will be destroyed.
You can reach the House of (the) Everlasting Happiness of Immortality. This is the Peace of Soul strived for by the disciples.
O son, the criterion which will determine the extent of the Grace of the Exalted Guru to be reached by the disciple, will depend on the service, the path he follows, his thoughts, his clarity, and his understanding with which he performs his duty.
I shall tell you a story.
(For "The Story" of he stray dog and the restaurant patrons - Click HERE)
Like wise, O my disciples, gems of my eyes, the Guru (Shaikh) with the fullness of God's grace will grant you charity, words of wisdom and grace, depending on your own thoughts, ideas, conduct, and state of mind.
This is the secret of the heart of the Incomparable Gracious God.
It is not easy to discover this. O Child, follow the Guru and continue to do so, without looking back. Follow the path He travels which is the best way.
O Disciples, gems of My eyes, do not test your Guru by deviating from His path, and allowing yourself to be directed by your own mind, and your own wisdom.
Do not conduct yourself thinking what you do is correct, and what the Guru does is wrong.
(For "The Story" of the white ants and the ant hill - Cllick HERE)
Nevertheless, whatever occupies the ant hill, it belongs to the while ant (that built it, not what is currently living within it). It is (only) the white ant that knows the secret of the ant hill. The rat, the mongoose, the snake, none of them knows it. They cannot build the house (built by the white ant).
(Likewise) the true wise men, the gnanis, are not deceived by the contempt of any number of persons. This fact must be embedded in your mind. Be steadfast in the true path without being deceived, O Disciples, gems of my eyes.
Reflect carefully on what I have said. These kind words come from My vibrant heart (within you, alive with God and His grace, wisdom, and 'ilm, to the Children of God for your age) to the Children born with Me, and to the infants with their baby language. They are the Miracles of the King, the Almighty.
I praise with My tongue the beauty of the One with the six faces and say this, O Disciples, gems of My eyes. Amen.
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