Thursday, 25 February 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 008

Above is a picture of Sri Guru Hargobind Ji the Sixth Guru of the Sikhs. Sri Guru Hargobind Ji transformed the Sikhs from saints to saint soldiers. They adopted the art of weapons, martial arts, created the Akal Takhat (eternal throne) and many other practices. Sri Guru Hargobind Ji was the only son of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji and survived three attempts on his life whilst he was just in his infant years. Guru Hargobind Ji along with the newly martialed Sikhs fought in four battles against the imperial forces of the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan.

Bhai Santokh Singh Ji writes the stanzas numbered fifteen and sixteen as an invocation to Sri Guru Hargobind Ji which is translated below;

ਦੋਹਰਾ । ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਹਰਿਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਬਰ ਸਨਧਬੱਧ ਧਰਿ ਧਯਾਨ । ਬੰਦ ਦੋਊ ਕਰ ਬੰਦਨਾ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਦੁਤਿ ਮਦਨਾਨ ॥੧੫॥

Couplet - Sri Guru Hargobind Ji are the greatest as they are the ones who cut ignorance and embed knowledge and within an individual. Sri Guru Hargobind Ji remain forever ready, they are both a saint and a soldier by adopted both combat weapons and projectile weapons they remain forever ready. Bhai Santokh Singh Ji states he is holding both hands together and bowing in respect to Sri Guru Hargobind Ji as Sri Guru Hargobind Ji are so handsome that not even the demi god Kamdev can be considered an equal. 15.

ਕਬਿੱਤ । ਅਮਲ ਕਮਲ ਜੈਸੇ ਕੈਸੇ ਕਹੌਂ ਪਦ ਜੁਗ ਰਜਨੀ ਮੈਂ ਆਨ ਗਤਿ ਹੋਤਿ ਜਿਨ ਬਾਨ ਹੈ ।
ਜਾਨਿਯੇ ਸੰਤਾਨ ਕੇ ਸਮਾਨ ਬਨੈ ਅਨਬਨ ਦਾਨੀ ਮਨ ਕਾਮਨਾ ਨ ਦਾਨੀ ਮੋਖ ਗਯਾਨ ਹੈ ।
ਚਿੰਤਾਮਣਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਨਖ ਭਾਖੇ ਨ ਪਰਤਿ ਮੁਖ ਮੋਹ ਨ ਮਿਟਾਵੈ ਦੁਖ ਜਾਨਤਿ ਜਹਾਨ ਹੈ ।
ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਹਰਿਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਪਦ ਆਨੰਦ ਕੇ ਕੰਦ ਜੋਊ ਉਪਮੇਯ ਆਪ ਪੁਨ ਆਪੇ ਉਪਮਾਨ ਹੈਂ ॥੧੬॥

Kabit - Bhai Santokh Singh Ji are saying, How can i say that the feet of Sri Guru Hargobind Ji are similar to two white lotus blossoms? How can i compare the two as the Blossom closes when day turns to night but the Guru forever remains in the same state. Then if i am to compare the feet of Sri Guru Hargobind Ji to Kalap Brich (The wish fulfilling tree) I will still not be able to do the glory of the Guru's feet justice? The reason why the two cannot be compared is although the Kalap Brich is able to give an individual their desired with it can not grant knowledge or liberation from the cycle of life and death whilst the Guru's feet are able to grant these two boons. How can i compare the feet of the Guru with the Chantimuni (a precious jewel that gives you your conscious desire). This is due to the fact that the Chintamuni creates attachment for material pleasures whilst the Guru's feet are able to prevent the vice of attachment. Sri Guru Hargobind Ji's feet are the granter of bliss to the devotee as they are the item of praise and to be praised at the same time. 16.

Above is another watercolour painting of Sri Guru Hargobind Ji.

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