Friday, 26 February 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 010

Above is another water painting of Sri Guru Har Rai ji, the seventh Sikh Guru who are walking along whilst a devotee shades the Guru with a canopy. I have translated in the previous post a couplet from the Sri Nanak Parkash regarding an invocation to Sri Guru Har Rai Ji. The eighteenth stanza of the Sri Nanak Parkash is also an invocation to the seventh Guru which can be found translated below;

ਸ੍ਵੈਯਾ ॥ ਪੰਕ ਬਿਖੈ ਬਸਤਾ ਰਸ ਮੈਂ ਰਸ ਉੂਰਧ ਕੋ ਨਿਸਰਾ ਸਰ ਸੇਰੋ ।
ਗ੍ਰੀਵ ਲੌ ਨੀਰ ਮੈਂ ਧੀਰ ਧਰੇ ਇਕ ਪੈਰ ਖਰੋ ਥਿਰ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਰਵਿ ਹੇਰੋ ।
ਆਤਪ ਸੀਤ ਸਹੈ ਬਰਖਾ ਤਪ ਸਾਧਤਿ ਯਾ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੂ੍ਰ ਘਨੇਰੋ ।
ਸ੍ਰੀ ਹਰਿਰਾਇ ਕੇ ਪਾਇ ਸਮਾਨਤਾ ਪਾਇ ਨ ਕੰਜ ਉਪਾਇ ਬਤੇਰੋ ॥੧੮॥

Savaiya - (Again the last line needs to be translated first from this stanza) A lotus blossom tries so hard to equal the glory of Sri Guru Har Rai Ji but it cannot manage to do so and the reason for it are the following; The lotus blossom lives within the water and the stem of the blossom is covered with dirt however at all times the blossom remains above the level of the water. The blossom remains in the water up until its neck with only the head (the blossom) remaining above water. The blossom remains standing on only one leg and constantly faces the direction of the sun. The blossom endures both the hot and cold seasons. In this way the blossom endures such a difficult life. The blossom tries in every way to be measured equal to Sri Guru Har Rai Ji through various methods however it cannot be seen as an equal. 18.

Above is another water colour painting of Sri Guru Har Rai Ji holding a congregation of Sikhs.

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