Friday, 5 March 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 024

Above is an image of a lotus blossom which is used a metaphor for the feet of the Guru on numerous occasions and is an ideal metaphor for a how God loving devotee should lead their life.

Now in the Sri Nanak Parkash, Kavi Santokh Singh Ji continues to write about the perils of not reciting the name of God and its merits as the same time. Below continues the translation of the Sri Nanak Parkash from the first Adhyai. The stanzas are numbered forty three to forty five;

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਨਾਮ ਨ ਜਪਹਿਂ ਅਕ੍ਰਿੱਤਘਣ ਜੋ ਅਭਿਮਤ ਦਾਤਾਰ । ਜਗ ਵਡਿਆਈ ਬਾਦ ਮਹਿਂ ਉਰਝੇ ਮੰਦ ਗਵਾਰ ॥੪੩॥

Couplet – If a person does not meditate on the name of God they are ungrateful to the divine lord who bestows gifts. These people are forever searching for praise from this false world and are actually fools. 43.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਜਾਨਤਿ ਸੰਤ ਨਾਮ ਪਰਤਾਪੂ । ਜਿਹ ਕਿਹ ਪਾਯੋ ਜਾਪ ਅਜਾਪੂ ।
ਨਹਿ ਜਾਨਹਿ ਸਾਕਤ ਪਰਤਾਪਾ । ਧਨ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ਼ੀ ਅਹਿਮਤ ਆਪਾ ॥੪੪॥

Quatrain – Those saints who meditate on the name of the Lord understand know of his greatness. God who is beyond all names can only be propagated through the name of the Lord. The apostates do not know how great the name of God actually is. They only focus their thoughts on material objects and their way of life is similar to a snake. (Snakes are known for their fondness of material objects). 44.

ਦਰਬ ਹੇਤ ਸਭਿ ਕਰਹਿਂ ਉਪਾਈ । ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਉਰ ਦੀਨ ਭੁਲਾਈ ।
ਕੰਚਨ ਰੁਚਿਰ ਰਚਿਤ ਬਰ ਰਤਨਾ । ਤਿਹ ਤਜਿ ਕਰਤਿ ਕਾਚ ਹਿਤ ਜਤਨਾ ॥੪੫॥

The apostates only perform actions due to their greed for materialistic objects. They have forgotten the name of Waheguru from within their heart. The name of God is priceless similar to a piece of jewellery fashioned out of gold with emeralds. The apostates have forgotten about the priceless name of Waheguru and are focused on false materialistic and sexual pleasures. 45.

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