Our Guru is our true friend. The one to connect us to Paramatma. Through the teachings of our Guru, we obtain knowledge of Paramatma and learn how to praise and appreciate Paramatma.
We must seek the company of those that are close to our Guru. Devoting ourselves to those who live under Guru’s guidance, obey Guru’s will and carry out Guru’s seva. Our Guru shows us the divine path through which we are liberated from vices and find ourselves in a constant state of remembrance of Paramatma. Paramatma’s name destroys all pain and suffering. Through Guru’s Seva and Satsang we obtain the ultimate blessing of Moksh, liberation
We ask Paramatma to bless our home and families. We seek blessings for wealth, health, and fame. However, those whose souls are connected with Paramatma go a step further than this. While remaining committed to their worldly duties they ask for Paramatma’s union. Such a person never gets stuck in Moh Maya, greed and illusion. They complete their worldly responsibilities in all ways while remaining emersed in Paramatma’s love. A constant state of yearning reminds them of the real reason for human life. This is the spiritual state and strength that we should all aspire to.
Guru Sahib did not ask for the sacrifice of worldly duties and responsibilities, but for the sacrifice of worldly attachments, vices and greed. Guru Sahib had gone back multiple times to liberate the soul of the man that had once fed them. However, being stuck in Moh Maya he was unable to let go of his attachment towards his sons. As a result, he became stuck in the cycle of birth and death. Finally, rebirthed as an ant he realized that this Moh had only caused him pain and suffering. Often distracted by worldly attachments we forget our Guru’s teachings and as a result face many challenges. By following the teachings of our Guru and implementing them in our daily lives through Satsang, Seva and Simran we find the strength to avert those difficulties.
Bhagwan Krishna also reminds us in the Bhagavad Gita that duties should be fulfilled without being attached to the results. When we are attached to the end result, we become deluded, because there is some kind of greed attached to it. The real purpose of human life is Moksh, liberation. This can only be obtained after we sacrifice our worldly attachments, desires, and greed.