Meaning: verb: Desires earnestly, longs.
ਗੁਰਸਿਖਾਂ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਰਤੈ ਜੋ ਸਿਖਾਂ ਨੋ ਲੋਚੈ ਸੋ ਗੁਰ ਖੁਸੀ ਆਵੈ॥
gursikhaaṅ aňdar satiguroo vartai
jo sikhaaṅ no lochai so gur khusee aavai.
The true Guru resides within Guru-oriented Sikhs; one who longs for the Guru’s Sikhs is pleasing to the Guru.
Guru Ram Das Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 317
What happens when we apply the Guru’s Word in our lives?
Yes, the spirit or presence of the Guru resides within us when we listen, reflect and apply the Guru’s message in our lives.
Guru Ram Das himself served Guru Amar Das and his Sikhs with selfless love and great respect.
Equally, the Gurus were pleased with those who showed love and affection to all beings including their Sikhs.
Therefore, they who show love and respect and help their fellow beings, earn the love of the Guru.
Are we one of those?
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? -Mary Ann Evans, an English novelist, 1819-1880
Etymology: From Sanskrit lochate (is caused to shine) → Sindhi lochaṇu (to desire, search for), Lahndi lochaṇ (to favour, to wish, to desire earnestly).