As fishes are at one with the waves of the river, So was the Guru, immersed in the River of the Lord: As the moth submits itself to the flame, So was the Guru's light merged with the Divine.
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On this Thanksgiving Day, why would I feel thankful for the martyrdom of a spiritual lighthouse -- a Guru? His sacrifice underlines one of the most fundamental principles of human existence: ensuring the right of everyone to breathe free.
Despite the horrific killing of Guru Arjan, when Sikhs take to the streets today, they will serve with prayer and humility, practicing the Guru's teaching: "There is no enemy, and none is a stranger."
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