Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 001

Above is a painting of Kavi Bhai Santokh Singh Ji who was the writer of this enormous Granth. I will now begin a translation of the Sri Nanak Parkash which begins with a list of invocations to God and to Saraswati who in a transcendent form is in the form of a pen. What one should understand is that this in not a invocation to the demi goddess in any was but that to the power of the Lord who is known though her many names such as Maya, Chandi, Kali, Chandka, etc.

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
There is One God who is realised through the grace of the True Guru.

ਅਥ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਲਿਖਯਤੇ ।
Now the text of the Sri Nanak Parkash is being written

ਅਧਯਾਯ ਪਹਿਲਾ
The First Adhyai

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥ ਏਕੁੰਕਾਰਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਤਿਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਹੋਇ । ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੇ ਫਤੇ ਵਿਘਨ ਵਿਨਾਸ਼ਨ ਸੋਇ ॥੧॥
Couplet - The Guru is the form of the One Lord and through his grace does one realise the true form of God. God is continuously victorious and so are those who meditate on him also, for this reason God remove all obstacles and problems to enable this text from being completed.1.

ਕਬਿੱਤ ॥ ਤੀਨੋ ਲੋਕ ਬਰ ਦਾਨੀ ਤੀਨੋ ਜਾਚੈਂ ਮਹਾਰਾਨੀ ਤੀਨੋ ਤਾਪ ਹਾਨੀ ਆਦਿ ਤੀਨੋ ਗੁਨ ਮੰਡਿਕਾ ।
Kabit - O Saraswati (whose transcendent form is that of the pen) you are the one who is enabling me to write this enormous Granth. You are the one who gives knowledge in the three realms. The demons, the humans and the demi gods all are asking you for knowledge. You are the one who alleviates the three different types of pain and suffering. You are the one from the primal beginning who gives the three different virtues of Sato, Rajo and Tamo to the writers bringing them praise.

ਤੀਨੋ ਕਾਲ ਮਾਨੀ ਤੀਨੋ ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨੀ ਤਵ ਤੀਨੋ ਕ੍ਰਿਤਵਾਨੀ ਤੀਨੋ ਗਾਨੀ ਬਰ ਬੰਡਿਕਾ ।
You have been respected by the poets during the three phases of time. You are the three different types of power that bring about boons. You are the doer of the three duties of creation, sustenance and destruction. You are the one who has been praised by the poets in the three time periods as you are the granter of boons.

ਦੀਨੀ ਰਜਧਾਨੀ ਬੱਜ੍ਰ ਪਾਨੀ ਕੋ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ ਪਾਨੀ ਜਾਨੀ ਮੈਂ ਭਵਾਨੀ ਸੁਖ ਖਾਨੀ ਖਲ ਖੰਡਿਕਾ ।
You are the one who enables one to grasp a sword and the one who returned the rule over the demi gods and the heavens to Indar. You are the one who gives bliss to those who worship God and destroys others such as demons.

ਨਮੋ ਨਮੋ ਬਾਕ ਬਾਨੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਬਿਦਤਾਨੀ ਦਾਸ ਰਸਨਾ ਬਸਾਨੀ ਜੈਤਿ ਜੈਤਿ ਮਾਤ ਚੰਡਿਕਾ ॥੨॥
I pay my salutations to you again and again Saraswati who is present within each and every being. You are the one who resides on the tongue of the poet Bhai Santokh Singh Ji, may you be forever praised who is the motherly power within creation. 2.

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