There is a big push these days to lift restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. People are getting more and more annoyed with staying inside, going out with masks and all kinds of protective gear. In some places there are even protests to re-open the economy. Enough of masks, people are demanding. You would all have heard the analogy that the whole world is a stage and we are but actors playing our roles. Putting a mask to perform our roles. Are we thus hiding from our true identity? By just playing our roles? Of father, mother, brother, sister, child, friend, teacher, engineer, doctor, farmer, driver, pilot… Who is behind all of these?
“Nirkhat apne roop ko, thir hoye sab ang
Kahaa soonaa kacchu naa rahe, jyon kaa tyon hi abhang”
Once we realise our true form (Self), we find a total equilibrium in our ‘beingness’; nothing else is left to be explained or understood, the body-soul relationship is demystified. The realisation process unfolds to us our ‘hidden’ identity. Satguru Kabir Saheb explains to us that we have to undertake that expedition – to find who we are. Then we will be able to comprehend that we do not belong to this world. That we have another calling. That our union is to be with God. Once the mask is removed, we do not want to wear it again. Because then we experience where we belong to. That is why Satguru Kabir Saheb says there is nothing else to be explained or understood.
“Naam milaave roop ko, jo jan khoji hoye
Jab waha roop hirdaye base, kshudh rahe na koye”