Friday, 5 March 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 023

Above is an image illustrating the cycle of transmigration and that of life and death.

Kavi Santokh Singh Ji continues to write in the Sri Nanak Parkash about the merit of meditating on the Waheguru incantation. Kavi Santokh Singh Ji warns the individual to avoid the snare of Maya and meditate on the Lord. By remaining trapped in the web of Maya the individual doesn't realise the essence of truth in creation and lives out enjoying the embellishments of falsehoods. Only through the meditation of God does one remove the veil of untruth in the same way that an individual may reveal a water hole after they have removed the algae floating on top.

Below are the translations of the Sri Nanak Parkash from the first Adhyai in stanzas numbered forty to forty two;

ਚੌਪਈ ॥
ਸੁੰਦਰ ਮੰਦਰ ਅਂਗਨਾ ਸੇਜਾ । ਅੰਤ ਸਮੇ ਜਮ ਗਹਿ ਕਰਿ ਲੇ ਜਾ ।
ਚਤੁਰੰਗਨ ਧੁਜਨੀ ਬਲ ਧਰਨੀ । ਤਿਹ ਛਿਨ ਕਾਹੁ ਨ ਤੇ ਹੁਇ ਕਰਨੀ ॥੪੦॥

Quatrain – Those attached to their beautiful houses, their irrigated fields, their beautiful women will in their final moments be grabbed by the angels of death and dragged to hell. Even if you have the four different types of army and brave soldiers they will not be able to prevent the soldiers of death from taking you away. 40.

ਗਜ ਬਾਜੀ ਸਯੰਦਨ ਬਹੁ ਰੰਗੇ । ਹੋਤਿ ਕੋਸ਼ ਗਮਨੇ ਪਗ ਨੰਗੇ ।
ਸਿਵਕਾ ਡੋਰੇ ਤਜਿ ਕਰਿ ਨਾਨਾ । ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨਾ ਜਮ ਪੁਰੀ ਪਯਾਨਾ ॥੪੧॥

Those people who had elephants, horses and chariots of many colours along with vast amounts of priceless treasure have all left the earth naked and along. They left their many chariots and have gone with the angels of death to hell as they did not meditate on the name of God. 41.

ਨਾਮ ਹੀਨ ਅਸ ਸ੍ਵਾਸ ਸਹਤਿ ਹੈ । ਜਿਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਭਸਰਾ ਫੂਕ ਬਹਤਿ ਹੈ ।
ਨਾਮ ਜਪਤਿ ਸੇ ਵਡੇ ਵਡੇਰੇ । ਤਿਨ ਜਮਦੂਤ ਨ ਆਵਤਿ ਨੇਰੇ ॥੪੨॥

The breath which is the life force comes into the person who does not meditate on God like the air through bellows into a fire. Those who do meditate on the name of God are greater than the greatest. The angels of death do not come near to the individuals who meditate on the name of God. 42.

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