I am a Sacrifice (Vari Jai-ee)

Body of work: Furmaan Khalsa

Image “In Guru’s Service” is by Nirmal Kaur of Seattle, Washington

This poem is from page 97-99 of the book “Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By” by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji (Yogi Bhajan)

I dedicate myself…
I offer myself…
I ever sacrifice myself!

I am a sacrifice to Guru Gobind,
Who gave me my Sovereignty.

I am a sacrifice to the Khalsa Panth,
Who honored me in the eyes of God.

I am a sacrifice to Guru Ram Das,
Who made me the Siri Singh Sahib.

I am a sacrifice to every Gursikh who lives the Rehit.
I am a sacrifice to the Five Beloved Ones,
Who gave me the Amrit to drink,
Gave me the mantra “WaheGuru”,
And laid the Path of the Khalsa.

I am a sacrifice to my True Guru,
Who erased all my past deeds.

I am a sacrifice to my True Guru,
Who sang the song of the Word.

I am a sacrifice,
And I bow my head over and over,
To my Guru,
Who cuts the bonds of my Karma.

I am a sacrifice to God,
Who gave me the gift of Yoga.

Meditating, I found inner Knowledge.
And merged with God.

Oh Yogi! By Guru’s Grace,
I chanted “Sat Nam”
And by God’s Grace,
He came inside me,
And I dissolved myself in Him.

Explanation of this poem by Guruka Singh Khalsa

(As it appears on page 260 of the book Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By)

The opening of the Tenth Gate, the experience of Cosmic Consciousness, is accompanied by profound feelings of humility and gratitude. In this poem the Siri Singh Sahib expresses that humility and gratitude towards:

  1. Guru Gobind Singh, who made him a Sardaree, a Sovereign Khalsa.
  2. The entire body of the Khalsa, through whom he became honored. {See the poem Sehm)
  3. Guru Ram Das (whom he describes with the phrase “Siri Guru Dev”), through whose grace he came to the West to guide the Khalsa as Siri Singh Sahib.
  4. Every Sikh of the Guru who lives the daily Rehit. (As Guru Go bind Singh explained: A Sikh of the Guru who practices the Rehit is one with the Guru and there is no difference between such a Sikh and the Guru himself.)
  5. The Five Beloveds {Punj Piare), who laid down the path of sacrifice and who gave him the Amrit.
  6. His True Guru, who wiped off the record of his karmas and gave him the gift of Shabd.
  7. And to God, who gave him the gift of Union with Him (Yoga).

Living with an attitude of gratitude in the company of others who feel the same way is living in Heaven on earth!

The Siri Singh Sahib ~ Yogi Bhajan: The saint, the teacher, the humanitarian, the leader. Within these pages of “Furmaan Khalsa” lies a manual of conscious living written in the form of 108 luminous and inspiring poems. Based on the science of human consciousness called Raj Yog and written as a guide for future generations, these poems answer questions on how to live successfully with an open heart and mind amidst the challenges of the modern world.

Read the Forward, Dedication and Introduction to Furmaan Khalsa.   If you are interested in purchasing this book, visit the SDI Marketplace or Sat Nam Europe