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or perfection, or holiness. The moral salvation of man lies in his
having objectives beyond himself in pursuit of which he can forget
himself, objectives which will keep the inner structure of the self
wholesome, without making inner wholesomeness itself the goal.
Holiness is not found in pursuit of holiness, nor happiness in pursuit
of happiness. Both are incidental products of the pursuit of something
else, beyond the self, which is really worth pursuing, and in the
pursuit of which a man can safely forget himself and his holiness
and happiness. Human salvation, therefore, lies in total effacing of
his selfishness, in that he must rise from his self, in having single
minded devotion to God, the Beauty of beauties, the Eternal, the
very Sourve of all life, Man’s real Self. Any type of divided loyalty
in this regard will negate the purpose.
It is by totally effacting oneself, he merges in the love object,
to be part of Him. Thus the cycle becomes completed) from God
we come to the world, and by liying with Him we merge back in
Him. God abides within us and we are to live a natural life in union
with Him according to His Commands, which every one is capable
of hearing. One has not to abandon home and go out in search of
Him. By living with God, one engages himself in work to earn for
his livelihood by hones means, and he never finds himself in want of
the material to live a decent way. It is the crave for acquisition of
material things (Maya), and neglect of the Divine Presence in us,
which degenrates us to a life of an animal and destroys us.
Professor Noel Q King, University of California, Santa Cruz,
in his Introduction to this thesis states: “In this book before us, Sardar
Dalip Singh again calls us. back to the fundamentals, to think over
what the Gurus really said and did to apply the implications in our
lives. Always he bases his arguments on “Gurbani”. His reasoning
is coherent and logical. The outcome is revolutionary. Thus if he is
right that ‘Gurbani’ teaches that there is something of the Divine in
our Souls and that the Divine indwells the Universe, great
consequences follow. Think of the consequences, if By Nam-Simran
in our minds and the Truth of ‘Gurbani’ in our actions, we
transformed our selves into more of the divinity and less and less of
“Maya”, Think of the consequences of realizing the Divine in
ourselves, we recognized in others and in the whole creation……”

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