Understand our Mool Mantra. It's very beautiful, the Mool Mantra. It's something you can understand in lay language, and you should understand it now. "Ek Ong Kaar." All is the Creation of the One. There's no duality. There's no opinion. There's no argument. There's no logic. There's no rationalization. It is a statement. Either you can accept it or you can deny it. "Ek Ong Kaar." If I am the creation of the Creator, then everybody is. Bad and good included. Our problem is we cannot accept bad experiences.
You should understand something. To become spiritual is a one-minute job. You know, there is a one-minute teacher. Today, America is in a fad of one-minute. So I will give you one-minute spirituality. It doesn't take one minute. It takes about 30 seconds, but talking to you I'd like to give you a margin of one minute because that's the thing that is going on.
Here’s one-minute spirituality.
In your life, all your memories come from serious negative experiences and authentic pain. I'm not saying that you made it up. But do you understand that you hardly ever remember the goodness of life? And you hardly multiply the goodness of life? Goodness of life is Godliness. Multiply it – you will be rich. Opportunities will come to you.
There is one thing that is the most beautiful thing in the Sikh religion. The Sikh religion is a practical religion. It's not that you have to stand in some asana for five hours and do something just to become a Sikh. Becoming a Sikh is just normal, positive living against the bombardment of negativity. It's a test of the grit of the soul.
Somebody once asked me, “What do you do?” I said, “I just elevate people. I'm an elevator.” “How do you do it?” I said, “I try it. I have a good wire, and a good machine at the top. I call on it, and it moves. And I carry the person. If I cannot carry all 18 stories, at least I carry one story. At least I try.”
“What do you get out of it?”
I said, “My own satisfaction. People come and tell me every pain of theirs. Their veins are filled with pain."
Now understand the cross-section of it. They think I don't have pain. They think I am free of it. Do you understand that? Isn't that a wonderful recognition? I may be more bubbly and over-filled with pain than they are. It might be that my pains are so huge and large I cannot touch them. But to another person I have no pain.
Number two: the other person expects I don't have pain, and I'm supposed to elevate all of his pain or her pain. That's the relationship. Not only to be positive, but to give another person a positive experience is what the spirituality of Guru Naanak is.
The spirituality of Naanak is – elevate. If you chant Naam, “Naanak naam harhdhee kalaa.” -- If you chant Naam and you are in ecstasy. You are elevated. You shake hands with God. You kiss Him and He kisses you. You tell Him to do this thing and God does everything for you, but Guru Naanak specifies it. With all the greatest miracles in the world, the highest miracle is, “Sarbat daa Bhalaa.” (Translation: Wishing good to all.)
It's a qualifying line. There's no diversion allowed in this. It's a prescribed formula. If you happen to be a great sadhu, great yogi, great theologian, great saint, great human, great being, greatness of all greatness, what is the character expected of you? You will wish good to all. Even to the enemies.
I am warning you. You may not understand this. You say, “I wear a turban and I wear white. I am just a Sikh and that's all I want.” That's not going to work out. People are going to make demands on you. People are going to ask you.
We fought wars. Bhai Khanhaiya was a Sikh of the Guru. He did not discriminate between the enemy asking for water or his own soldier of war. The highest test of spirituality is, "Do good to those who have done wrong to you." Spirituality is not a joke to crack. It's a reality of life which we have to live.