The present age is of "FAST FOOD". All of us, especially children, want every thing "FAST". So, we want a "Short cut to Happiness".
Can we find such a fast and easy way to get happiness?
Can we practice it and also teach it to children for their benefit?
So, what is the MAGIC FORMULA?
This short but important line from Sukhmani Sahib gives us three messages:
We should PRAISE [ustat karni hai]
We should PRAISE GOD [Waheguru ji di ustat karni hai]
We should PRAISE GOD, SINCERELY FROM OUR HEART. [Waheguru ji di ustat, mann naal karni hai.]
But God cannot be seen. So, how should we praise Him? The trick is to remember the Creator, whenever we see His Creation. For example:
When we see anything that is good, we should sincerely praise GOD, because:
GOD has made that thing good or made that person good.
GOD is the source of all good qualities.
“SAGAL GUUNAN KE DAATE SWAMI" [ GGS: 1117]
Good things are found in the universe. For example, beautiful flowers, a beautiful sunrise, etc. Who has made them? We can try to remember that God has made these wonderful things.
Similarly, we use so many inventions, which are made wonderfully, such as:
A cellular phone, which helps us to speak from any place.
A computer, which stores so much information.
The internet, which helps to communicate instantly across the world.
All these man-made inventions are made only with the grace of God.
When we see good things, we should remind ourselves that God must be even more wonderful. With this sincere feeling, we should say Waheguru, Waheguru. But what is the benefit of praising God?
“GUUN GAAVAT TERI UTRAS MAEL” [Sukhmani Sahib]
So, let us praise God, everywhere and everytime.
Praising God is free of cost, but It can give us ever-lasting happiness
Generous contributions of Satnam Kaur and colleagues