5. Sakhi Bhagat Beni Ji
Source: Vaar 10 Pauri 14 Beni Vaaran Bhai Gurdas
Beni Bhagat is one of the fifteen saints and sufis some of whose compositions have been incorporated in the Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Saint Beni, a gurmukh, used to sit in solitude and would enter a meditative trance. He would perform spiritual activities and in humbleness would never tell anyone. Reaching back home when asked, he would tell people that he had gone to the door of his king (the Supreme Lord). When his wife asked for some household material he would avoid her and thus spend his time performing spiritual activities. One day while concentrating on the Lord with single-minded devotion, a strange miracle happened. To keep the glory of the devotee, God Himself in the form of King went to his house. In great joy, He consoled everyone and made available profuse money for expenditure. From there He came to His devotee Beni and compassionately loved him. This way He arranges applause for His devotees.
You worship the stone idol, and paint ceremonial marks of Ganesha.You remain awake throughout the night, pretending to worship God.You dance, but your consciousness is filled with evil. You are lewd and depraved - this is such an unrighteous dance! ||3|| You sit on a deer-skin, and chant on your mala. You put the sacred mark, the tilak, on your forehead. You wear the rosary beads of Shiva around your neck, but your heart is filled with falsehood.You are lewd and depraved - you do not chant God's Name. ||4|| Whoever does not realize the essence of the soul all his religious actions are hollow and false. Says Baynee, as Gurmukh, meditate. Without the True Guru, you shall not find the Way. ||5||1||
Bhagat Baynee ji Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji Ang. 1351