Monday, 8 March 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 028

Above is a painting depicting Maya and the Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva)

Ika Maee Jugat Viaee Tin Chele Parvaan (The Illusion known as Maya created the three disciples - Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva). This line from Jap Ji Sahib by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji shows that the Trimurti are not divine as they were created for purposes by the illusion known as Maya. To those who are trapped in the entanglements of of the false reality consider Maya to be an illusion veiling them from direct contact with the Lord. To those who are immersed with the love of God and detached from reality consider Maya to be the creative force of God.

In the next four stanzas of the Sri Nanak Parkash numbered fifty one to fifty four of the first Adhyai, Kavi Santokh Singh Ji speaks about the perils of Maya and advises those who are deluded to the presence of the lord to have firm faith in hims and not to become engrossed in falsehood.

The translated stanzas are below;

ਦੋਹਰਾ । ਜਿਹ ਕਰੁਨਾ ਤੇ ਜਠਰ ਮਹਿਂ ਅਗਨਿ ਸਪਰਸ਼ ਨ ਹੋਇ । ਜਨਮਤਿ ਹੀ ਪੁਨ ਜਗ ਰਚਯੋ ਰਿਦੈ ਬਿਸ਼ਾਰਯੋ ਸੋਇ ॥੫੧॥

Couplet – Through the grace of God the fire of the womb could not touch the child. You have then taken birth into the world and become attached to the world. Due to this you have forgotten about the Lord. 51

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਜਿਹ ਕਰਨਾ ਤੇ ਰੂਪ ਅਨੂਪਾ । ਤਿਹ ਤਜਿ ਪਰਯੋ ਅੰਧ ਜੋ ਕੂਪਾ ।
ਜਿਸ ਕਰੁਨਾ ਸਭਿ ਦਏ ਪਦਾਰਥ । ਤਿਸ ਤਜਿ ਫਿਰਤ ਬਿਸ਼ੈ ਕੇ ਸ਼੍ਵਾਰਥ ॥੫੨॥

Quatrain – Through the grace of God you have been granted such a beautiful form. You have forgotten about the Lord and have fallen into the hidden well of Maya. Through the grace of God has given you all the material objects. You have forgotten about the Lord and become entangled in the web of sexual desire. 52.

ਮਨ ਮੂਰਖ ਅਜਹੂੰ ਨਹਿਂ ਜਾਨਤਿ । ਜਿਸ ਕਰੁਨਾ ਤੇ ਸਭਿ ਤੁਝ ਮਾਨਤਿ ।
ਮਧੁਰ ਜਾਨ ਬਿਸ਼ਯਨਿ ਬਿਲਸਾਤੂ । ਸੋ ਹੋਵਹਿਂ ਕਟੁ ਬਡ ਦੁਖ ਦਾਤੂ ॥੫੩॥

O foolish mind you still do not understand the Lord! It is due to the name of God that people give you respect. You are engrossed in the trap of sexual pleasure because you consider it to be sweet. In the end this will become bitter and you will suffer great pain. 53.

ਦੋਹਰਾ । ਨਾਮਹਿ ਤੇ ਸਭਿ ਕੁਛ ਬਨਯੋ ਖੰਡ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡ ਸਰੀਰ । ਸੋ ਕਿਉਂ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਸਾਰਿੳ ਨਿਤ ਸਮਾਰਿ ਮਤਿ ਧੀਰ ॥੫੪॥

Couplet – Through the name of God all of existence was created. The galaxies, the heavens and the planets were created due to the name of God. So why have you forgotten the name of God? O faithful being forever remember the name of God. 54.

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