Thursday, 4 March 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 022

Above is the stanza from one of Bhai Gurdas Ji's ballad detailing the sacred formula to the incantation of Waheguru.

In the Sri Nanak Parkash the stanzas continue in praise for the sacred incantation with Kavi Santokh Singh Ji explaining the merits of meditating on this incantation and also the consequences of not worshipping the Lord. The following three stanzas translated are numbered thirty seven to thirty nine from the first Adhyai;

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥ ਮੰਗਲ ਸੁਖ ਕਲਿਆਨਦਾ ਕਰਹਿ ਅਮੰਗਲ ਹਾਨ । ਜਪਤਿ ਜਪਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਨਾਮ ਕੋ ਪ੍ਰਗਟੈ ਉਰ ਮੈਂ ਗਯਾਨ ॥੩੭॥

Couplet – The incantation ‘Waheguru’ gives an individual happiness and bliss whilst destroying of all hindrances. By continually reciting the great incantation of ‘Waheguru’ then the knowledge of God propagates within the heart of the individual. 37.

ਚੌਪਈ ॥ ਬਰਤ ਨੇਮ ਜਪ ਤਪ ਜਗ ਕਰਮੂ । ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨਾ ਬਿਰਥੇ ਸਭਿ ਧਰਮੂ ।
ਨਾਮ ਹੀਨ ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ ਬੀਚੂ । ਜਨਮ ਧਰਹਿਂ ਊਚੂ ਕਬ ਨੀਚੂ ॥੩੮॥

Couplet – If one is to keep a religious vow, perform meditation, perform austerities or ritual fire worship without the name of the Lord they are all useless. Whichever individual does not meditate on the name of God they will keep returning to this worldly ocean taking both greater and worse births. 38.

ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨਾ ਧਿਗ ਰਾਜ ਸਮਾਜੂ । ਨਾਮ ਹੀਨ ਜਗ ਜੀਵਨ ਲਾਜੂ ।
ਅਭੈ ਭਵਿਤ ਭੋਗਹਿ ਭਵ ਭੋਗੂ । ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨਾ ਜਾਵਹਿ ਜਮ ਲੋਗੂ ॥੩੯॥

Without worshipping the name of God even the blissful births seem cursed. If a being is not to meditate on the name of God during their life they should be ashamed. Those people who without fear are engrossed in the pleasures of sexual desire without the name of God being meditated on they will be condemned to hell. 39.

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