Marvels of True Surrender
One cannot even imagine the Divine Reward for such total surrender. A Sikh, out of total love and devotion, offers himself at the holy feet of the Beloved Satguru. In return the Great Guru gives Himself away unto such a true Lover. That is what Prema means in this Great Religion of Love. Devotion, love and Prema of a finite and mortal begets the Infinite Love and God in return. In this Prema, the input is surrender of the Self and the output is God Himself. Man gives in to his limited capacity and Guru gives in return to His Infinite and Unlimited capacity.
Whole sale surrender by a devoted sikh attracts the wholesale Grace and Blessing of the Satguru.
This holy concept of whole-sale surrender at the sacred feet of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib at the time of Amrit Ceremony retains permanent validity and deep significance. Such a surrender literally determines the true eligibility of the aspirant for the Amrit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib.
Eligibility is determined on the basis of total surrender and total sacrifice for the Divine.
True understanding of the above hymn supplies key to the answer.
The Five Beloved Ones truely acted in accordance with the Divine Will and Call. They rose one after the other in compliance with the Divine Commandment. A true sikh, a true lover remains at the beck and call of the Divine Satguru and acts as He bids him to do.
This unique powerful stroke became the most powerful shaping factor in the regeneration of a whole culture and in the emergence of a new Nation. It was a Mighty Stroke of the Divine which deeply touched and moved every heart and has left a most powerful and perpetual spiritual legacy.
In True Love, True Devotion, True Bhagti, True Saranagti one gives oneself away unto the Beloved. A True Lover sacrifices everything for the Beloved without seeking any return thereof. Fake, selfish, pretended love for the Divine is neither true Bhakti nor true Saranagti. False and pretended show of love amounts to spiritual death.
The Great Guru demanded a head. Only five in a mammoth congregation of thousands rose and offered their heads in loving devotion to their Lord of Love, in total subjection of their will to the Divine Purpose (Hukam Maniey Paaiey).
In obedience to the Holy Command of the Guru, they gave themselves away in Loving and Devoted Service to Him. In return of this human offer which is, perforce, limited to human capacity, Guru gives Himself away unto these five Beloved ones. He gives to them to His unlimited, boundless capacity and elevates them to the chosen Five Immortals of the Order of the Khalsa and that also for Eternity
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