I was reading this article on gurbani.org Two worlds and found this statement –
“Over the years, the author received e-mails from some individuals suggesting that the SGGS has no reference to Karma, Maya, reincarnation etc.! Are we reading the same SGGS!
Apparently, to justify one’s own life dictated by Bikaars (Kaam, Krodh, Lobh etc.) or falsehood, some suggest that the SGGS does not talk about Karma, Maya, reincarnation, and so on.
When an ostrich finds himself in an imminent danger, he foolishly sticks his head in the sand, hoping that sticking his head in sand will save his life! But it will not. Similarly, many of us stick our conditioned mind in the sand of “Bikaars“, and hope that this act will save us!”
Before reading the article above, I was going through a few shabads. I guess those who reject reincarantion will also reject the pangtee below and blame it all on “metaphor”. ‘bahur jon nah aou’ IS NOT A METAPHOR.
ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਹੋਹਿ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਬਹੁੜਿ ਜੋਨਿ ਨ ਆਉ ॥੧॥
Sāḏẖsangaṯ hohi nirmal bahuṛ jon na ā▫o. ||1||
In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall become immaculate and pure; you shall not come to be reincarnated again. ||1||
ਸਤਿਸੰਗਤ ਰਾਹੀਂ, ਤੂੰ ਪਾਵਨ ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਏਗਾ ਅਤੇ ਮੁੜ ਕੇ ਜੂਨੀਆਂ ਅੰਦਰ ਪ੍ਰਵੇਸ਼ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰੇਗਾ।