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Selfless Love

By Guruka Singh Khalsa

I first started doing Kundalini Yoga in 1970 and sadhana soon became a precious part of my day. After sadhana, I felt so good; full of energy; alive in every cell of my body. What an incredible experience! But soon I started wondering, “So, what comes next? There must be something more.” And it became crystal clear to me that each of us is given ‘x’ amount of energy in our life, and the fundamental question is, “What do you want to do with your energy?”

So, I fell in love.

Every human being longs for love and acceptance. We spend a lot of time and energy working on our relationships and looking for emotional satisfaction. We discuss “falling in love” and we ask each other, “Have you ever been in love?” Of course, the question assumes that everyone has an understanding of what love is. How else could you answer the question? But what a strange concept it is. I mean, actually… there’s no place else to be, is there?

We all exist, breathe, and communicate in love. Love is the very fabric of existence. The Earth loves the rain. The flower loves the sun. The bee loves the flower. The dog loves his master. In fact, the whole Universe is made of love! The expression “love makes the world go ‘round” is much more than an expression; it’s a statement of fact.

Kabir, the Lord's slave, has discovered

An ocean filled with the nectar of love;

But I find no one disposed to taste it.

When men do not believe my words,

Words from my own experience,

What else can I say to convince them?[1]

So what is love anyway? Well, it’s beyond words to express. Love is an experience of selflessness within oneself. Beyond physical love, beyond romance, beyond obsession, passion, and infatuation there exists another realm. It is the love of God. Now there’s a conundrum! Ek Ong Kaar—God and the Creation are One: “God and me, me and God are One.”

The entire Creation is one with God.

But we call its parts by different names.[2]

If I’m God, does that mean that loving God means loving myself? Well, sure; but it means even more than that. God is love—absolute, pure, infinite, unconditional love. We are all actually made out of love. It’s who we are and what we are.

The first sutra of the Aquarian Age is, “Remember, the other person is you.” Okay, so I’m God and the other person is me. Hmmm… we’re both God.

Ah! There lies the most essential truth: There is only One, and tag! We’re all It.

So what now? As everything else falls away and we become grounded in our soul, we begin to live in our own essence; our words and actions become singularly marked by kindness and compassion, and that compassion has no limit. That is Saibhang, living in the light that is love itself and being spontaneously present in the experience of each moment—on the edge of the infinite moment of creation where love is constantly unfolding. Living in that space, every action becomes seva, and in fact, there’s nothing else to do but serve the One God.

Guruka Singh is a teacher, writer and inveterate punster and the Executive Director of Sikhnet. He began teaching Kundalini Yoga in 1971, and has taught ever since. Known by many as Doctor Hi-Fi, he loves to play with electronics, computers and words. He lives and teaches under the blue skies of New Mexico with his beloved Khalsa family.

[1] Teachings of Yoga translated by George Feuerstein (page 96)

[2] Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the 5th Sikh Guru, from Sukhmani Sahib