Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 004

First of all before I begin this post I just want to thank Bhai Jvala Singh for his Nishkaam Seva in writing out the verses from the Sri Nanak Parkash in Gurmukhi. I wish to thank him for his efforts to bring this text to those who read this blog. Can I suggest to all to visit Bhai Jvala Singh Ji's blog which contains some of the most unique and informative information about Puratan Sikhi on the web today. The blog address is http://sikh-reality.blogspot.com/

Right back to the text, above is a water painting of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji who were the second Sikh Guru. In the following stanzas 7 and 8 we find the invocation to Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji by Kavi Bhai Santokh Singh Ji. The words are piercing like an arrow and although the translation being done is basic I hope the message of the Bhai Sahib is conveyed in the same way

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅੰਗਦ ਕੰਦਨ ਬਿਘਨ ਬਦਨ ਸੁ ਮੰਗਲ ਸਾਲ । ਪਰਨ ਸ਼ਰਨ ਕਰ ਚਰਨ ਕੋ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਧਰਿ ਭਾਲ ॥੭॥

Couplet - (Kavi Bhai Santokh Singh Ji now conveys the features of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji) Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji is the Guru who is able to remove and destroy any impediments. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji are the home of all bliss and all of their words/prophecies become true. By seeking refuge at the holy feet of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji one can I prostate in front of him and pay my respects and salutations. 7.

ਸ੍ਵੈਯਾ ।
ਪਾਸੁ ਪਰਾਗ ਸੀ ਸੋਹਤਿ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਗੰਧਿ ਸੀ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਮੱਧ ਬਸਾਨਾ ।
ਕੋਮਲਤਾ ਕੋਮਲਤਾ ਇਕ ਸੀ ਨਿਰਲੇਪਤਾ ਸੀ ਨਿਰਲੇਪ ਸਮਾਨਾ ।
ਜੋ ਭਵ ਭੂਰ ਭਰਾ ਸਰਸੀ ਇਸ ਤੇ ਨਿਤ ਊਰਧ ਸੇ ਬਿਗਸਾਨਾ ।
ਹੈਂ ਅਰਬਿੰਦ ਸੇ ਅੰਗਦ ਕੇ ਪਗ ਮੋਖਦ ਏਕ ਬਿਸ਼ੇਖਤਾ ਜਾਨਾ ॥੮॥

Savaiya - (This Savaiya is always started by the last line which is referred to as Anvai Arth)Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji's feet are similar to a lotus blossom however there is one great distinction between the two and that is that the feet of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji can grant liberation from the cycle of births and deaths. The similarity between the two is that the lotus blossom has pollen to top of it making it look beautiful whilst the feet of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji is covered with fine dirt making them look wonderful. (It is regarding as good fortune to gain the dirt from the feet of the Guru as a blessing). The lotus blossom has a beautiful smell emanating from it and in the same way the feet of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji have fame and glory from the lord emanating from their feet. Both the feet of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji and the lotus blossom soft and tender. The lotus blossom remains unattached from the dirty water around it and in the same way Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji's feet are unattached from the dirt of this worldly existence. The lotus blossom is unaffected by the depth of the water and will constantly grow so that it is always above the level of water for it to blossom by while Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji remains above the depth of the material entrapment's of the world and blossom above the level of sin. For this reason although there are similarities between the lotus blossom and the holy feet of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji however only the feet of the Guru can provide an individual with salvation from the cycle of birth and death. 8.

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