It is the Soul’s duty to worship the Divine Soul, by personifying Guru’s poise and teachings. Once the Soul gains knowledge of the Supreme Soul through Guru’s updesh, teachings, it is able to kindle the love of the Supreme Soul internally and one becomes steady, and unwavering.
Without a Guru one can not be tuned into wisdom; it can not escape from the filth of greed. If Paramatma’s remembrance abides within the mind, for a moment or even for an instant, it is equivalent to bathing at all sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage. Filth of one’s vices do not stick to those who remain steadfast in faith, but filth attaches itself to those who are not true to their love for Paramatma. This filth then cannot be washed off with physical rituals such as bathing at shrines. By following the mind instead of Guru’s updesh one acts with ego and earns only pain. One is only enlightened by following Guru’s teachings and putting them in practice.
Love is not bound to differences that humans have created. It is pure and unifying. Through this pure love and faith for Paramatma one gains everything. It is Guru’s teachings and guidance that show us this path towards Paramatma’s love and remove all the obstacles of our karmas. Through Sat Sang one gains knowledge and is able to nurture Paramatma’s remembrance.
Just as Mai Saleema’s unwavering faith in Guru Nanak Shah Fakir and her commitment to Sat Sang overturned her husband’s malicious fate, we too can positively affect our own life and those we care about. Mai Saleema followed Guru Ji’s guidance and remained untroubled by her husband’s reaction. She knew that it was Sat Sang and Guru Ji’s grace that had saved her husband from his fate. Ultimately, it was her stability and intuition that she had gained from Guru Ji’s Sat Sang that helped her husband transform his doubt into true love for Guru Ji.