Theme: Spiritual


On this side of the gate is “I
On that side of the gate is “Supreme”
The Guru stands at the Gate

Beware of charlatans!
Be alert and cognize
       Fear not
The True Guru doesn’t spare

The Guru will destroy
your most precious possession
− the Ego

Are you ready?

If yes:
You will cross the Gate (dwar)
and become one with the One
I” will cease
Even the concept of “God”
will disappear

The realization
The attainment
− will simply be −
the primordial energy
       the sound of the silence
Ik Onkar Satnam*
* One  - Primordial Energy - Supreme Truth 
Ik Onkar Satnam are the first three words of the Mulmantra
(the prologue) of Guru Nanak's Japuji Sahib


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

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Comments on this Poem

Comment One has to undergo
The 'labour'
To separate 'me' - the ego


The oneness
Ik Onkar Satnam
Sri Vaheguru!

Neera Pradhan
10-Jul-2020 01:40 AM

Comment A few days ago I heard someone saying 'Ik,onkar, satnam' in some context I do not remember, and I kept on wondering what the meaning could be! I do not remember much else that was said before or after it, only these words reached my ears as also my heart. And now, after reading this poem, I got to know the meaning, and I think now I also know why these particular words are the ones which my mind retained from the whole speech!

Saheli Ray
12-Aug-2013 07:44 AM

Comment The only way to experience bliss in existence,sir.Regards.

Sony Dalia
07-Aug-2013 11:47 AM

Comment it awakens our souls..wonderful!

05-Aug-2013 23:54 PM

Comment Incomparably beautiful - a wonderful theme expressed in a wonderful poem.

04-Aug-2013 22:49 PM

Comment Lovely, thought provoking poem, Rajender.

Here is a tanka I wrote almost two years back. I felt like posting it here, as a response.

I stand
barefooted before god
my slippers
outside the temple gate
along with my ego

Kala Ramesh

Kala Ramesh
04-Aug-2013 22:27 PM

Comment I loved the poem....just enough to put you easily at peace!!

04-Aug-2013 19:37 PM

Comment very nice poem sir .......

Reema Jaiswal
04-Aug-2013 11:28 AM

Comment It is wonderful. Just what actually to be understood and to be followed. I love it.

Super work Rajender Krishan Ji

Can you please share it on my FB wall (if atall possible then)


Gurdeep Singh Kohli (Anjum)
04-Aug-2013 11:20 AM

Comment That is the true benefit of having a Guru...I loved the way you brought the meaning of Gurudwara in this nice poem

04-Aug-2013 09:45 AM

Comment A good poem-lesson that awake the senses and promote deep thinking, in particular to those like me totally ignorant of those concepts. You have the ability to make it seem simple , but we know better. Bravo Raj and thank you.

04-Aug-2013 09:04 AM

Comment A poem to awaken mankind!

04-Aug-2013 08:27 AM

Comment Divine! Ik Onkar Satnam!

Padmaja Iyengar
04-Aug-2013 00:25 AM

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