Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 006

Above is a painting of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji who was the fourth Guru of the Sikhs. He we can see a court attended by bards and disciples reading scripture and reciting hymns to kirtan. Sri Guru Ram Das Ji are the first of the Sodhi dynasty to become Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Ram Das Ji were the son in law of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji and their dynasty kept the seat of Guruship until the passing of the title to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Guru Ram Das Ji was brought up in a very poor household and worked from a young age, amazingly they wrote over 900 hymns which can be found in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in 30 out of the 31 different musical measures

Kavi Bhai Santokh Singh Ji has written the next two stanzas which are numbered eleven and twelve as an invocation to the fourth Guru. The translation of the Sri Nanak Parkash continues below;

ਦੋਹਰਾ । ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਸੁਖਰਾਸ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਸੇਵਕ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ਬਿਦਾਰ । ਪਗ ਪਰ ਮੁਰ ਪਰਣਾਮ ਹੈ ਪਰਨਾ ਸ਼ਰਨ ਵਿਚਾਰ ॥੧੧॥

Couplet - Sri Guru Ram Das Ji are the form of the Lord and the repository of bliss. Sri Guru Ramdas Ji are the eradicators of fear tormenting an individual. Bhai Santokhs Singh Ji says he is bowing to the feet of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji and paying his respects and salutations. Kavi Santokh Singh Ji states that he yearns for a place of shelter at the feet of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji asfrom here all boons are bestowed and all troubles are removed. 11.

ਕਬਿੱਤ । ਪੁਖਕਰ ਭਰੇ ਪੁਖਕਰ ਪੁਖਕਰ ਜਯੋ ਪੇਖ ਕਰਿ ਸਸੀਕਰ ਕਰੈ ਦੁਤਿ ਹੀਨ ਹੈ ।
ਪੁਖਕਰ ਹੀਨ ਦਿਨਕਰ ਕਰੇ ਛੀਨ ਤਿਸ ਖਰ ਧਾਰੀ ਦੇਹਿ ਪਰ ਯਾਂ ਤੇ ਸੋ ਮਲੀਨ ਹੈ ।
ਸੁਖਮਾ ਨਿਹਾਰ ਭੋਰ ਦਾਹਿਤਿ ਅਪਾਰ ਆਨ ਜਾਰਤਿ ਤੁਖਾਰ ਏਤੇ ਔਗੁਨ ਅਧੀਨ ਹੈ ।
ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਚਰਣ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਦੇਤਿ ਉਪਮਾ ਕਮਲ ਕੀ ਨ ਬਨੈ ਬਿਧਿ ਹੀਨ ਹੈ ॥੧੨॥

Kabit - (Again with this stanza the last line is to be translated first) The feet of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji grant the boon of liberation but a lotus blossom cannot grant such a boon. (Now Bhai Santokh Singh Ji goes on to state the similarities between a lotus blossom and Sri Guru Ram Das Ji) in a pool of water the lotus blossom resides and blooms, however on seeing the moon the lotus blossom closes hiding its beauty. If the pool of water is to evaporate then the effect of the sun on the blossom would be to burn, killing its beauty. The stem of the lotus blossom forever remains covered int eh dirt of the mud and silt. Due to the beauty of the lotus blossom many insects come and take the nectar from it slowly killing the beauty of the flower. When the season changes and the weather cools the freezing temperatures cause the lotus blossom to die. The lotus blossom forever remains an subordinate to its surroundings whilst Sri Guru Ram Das Ji is not affected or a subordinate to the surroundings, the Guru remains independent to the environment around him. For this reason although their are similarities in metaphorical senses the lotus blossom cannot be considered the same as the Guru in its nature.12.

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