Thursday, 11 March 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 032

Above is a painting of Bhai Mardana, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Bhai Bala (left to right)

Right now follows the final stanzas in the first Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. Below are the stanzas numbered eighty two to eighty eight;

ਅਸ ਗੁਰ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਕਰਿਹੋਂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥੂ ।
ਸੁਨਿ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਵਹਿਂ ਗੁਰ ਕੇ ਪੰਥੂ ।
ਗੁਰ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਸਰਿਤਾ ਜਿਵ ਬਰਨੀ ।
ਮੰਗਲ ਕਰਨਿ ਅਮੰਗਲ ਹਰਨੀ ॥੮੨॥
Kavi Santokh Singh Ji states he is going to make such a Granth embedded with the fame and glory of Guru Nanak Dev Ji that people who follow this faith will gain a feeling of inner peace after hearing the compositions. The description of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life is like a flowing river which creates bliss and eradicates pain. 82.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਭਵ ਬੰਧਨੁ ਬ੍ਰਿਖ ਕੇ ਸਹਿਤ ਭਰਮ ਬਿਮੁਖਤਾ ਕੂਲ ।
ਕਹਿਨ ਸੁਨਨਿ ਪਰਵਾਹਿ ਤਿਹ ਢਾਹਿ ਉਖਾਰਹਿ ਮੂਲ ॥੮੩॥
Couplet – The bondage's of life are like metaphorical trees on the two river banks of doubt and apostates. By listening and accepting the exposition the flow of the current will destroy the banks of doubt and apostates as well as uproot the trees of bondage. 83.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਗੁਰ ਸਿੱਖਨ ਮੱਜਨ ਹੈ ਜੋਗੂ ।
ਗੁਰ ਸਿੱਖੀ ਸੁਖ ਆਨੰਦ ਭੋਗੂ ।
ਨਿੰਦਕ ਜੌਨ ਅਸੂਯਾ ਸਹਿਤੂ ।
ਤਿਨ ਕੇ ਯੋਗ ਨ ਇਹੁ ਦੁਖ ਦਹਿਤੂ ॥੮੪॥
Quatrain – For the Gursikhs to bath in the river of the composition is a routine. By taking this ritual bath they gain peace and bliss. The slanderers and apostates are not able to bathe in this river as they are to endure pain and discomfort. 84.

ਸ਼੍ਰੂਤ ਦਰ ਸੋਂ ਚਲਿ ਕੈ ਸੁ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਹੂ ।
ਉਰ ਸਾਗਰ ਮਹਿ ਇਸਥਿਤ ਆਹੂ ।
ਤੱਬ ਮਤਿ ਸੁਕਤਾ ਤਿਹ ਪਰ ਤਰਿਹੀ ।
ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਬੂੰਦ ਕੀ ਲਾਲਸ ਕਰਿਹੀ ॥੮੫॥
When the river of fame narrating the glory of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji passes through the ear canal it merges with the ocean in the heart of the individual where it settles. Then the mind which is like a metaphorical ship floats on top of this water and yearns for a droplet of the Guru’s love. 85.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਸ੍ਵਾਂਤਿ ਬੂੰਦ ਜਬ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਦੀ ਪਰਸੀ ਤਿਹ ਕੋ ਆਇ । ਹੁਇ ਅਡੋਲ ਤਬ ਬੈਸਹੀ ਨਹਿਂ ਇਤ ਉਤ ਕੋ ਧਾਇ ॥੮੬॥
Couplet – When the droplet of the Guru’s love touches the individuals mind then it becomes steady and no longer wavers from one thought to another. 86.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਸਾਕਤ ਖਰ ਨਹਿਂ ਮੱਜਨ ਕਰਿਹੀਂ ।
ਬਿਸ਼ੈ ਠੌਰ ਦੁਰਗੰਧਹਿ ਫਿਰਹੀਂ ।
ਜਿਉਂ ਕਿਉਂ ਤਿਹ ਬਨੁ ਜਾਇ ਸੰਜੋਗੂ ।
ਹੋਤਿ ਗੁੜਾਕਾ ਤਿਨ ਤਨੁ ਰੋਗੂ ॥੮੭॥
Quatrain – Those people who are wondering lost (apostates) are similar to donkeys and cannot wash in the river of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s fame. They continue to wonder covered in the filth of sin from lust. If a person is to bring such a person into the congregation to hear of the guru’s fame then they will suffer from the vice of sleep. 87.

ਸੋਰਠਾ ।
ਸਰਿਤਾ ਤਟ ਸਤਿਸੰਗ, ਪਾਇ ਨ ਸ਼੍ਰਵਨ ਸ਼ਨਾਨ ਭਾ ।
ਗੁਰ ਜਸੁ ਗੂਢਉ ਰੰਗ, ਰੰਗਯੋ ਨ ਮਨ ਦਹਦਿਸਿ ਫਿਰਯੋ ॥੮੮॥
Sortha – The Guru is the metaphorical river and the banks of the river are the true congregation (Satsangat). Those people who do not listen to this composition will not be able to gain a holy bath in the fame of the Guru. The deep colour of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s fame has not dyed the mind of the apostate and due to this they forever lament at their loss. 88.

ਇਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਗ੍ਰੰਥੇ ਪੂਰਬਾਰਧੇ ਮੰਗਲਾ ਚਰਨ, ਨਾਮ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਬਰਨਨੰ ਨਾਮ ਪ੍ਰਥਮੋ ਧਯਾਇ ॥੧॥
The first Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash Granth which is the invocation and contains the glory of the Lords name has now been completed.


  1. Wahegurujikakhalsawahegurujikifateh

    What a powerful way to end the first Adhyai and illustrate the importance of studying the Sri Nanak Prakash granth. Thank you so much for this mahaan seva Bhai Kamalpreet Singh Ji. May Guru Sahib continue to bless you.


  2. tHIS Is without doubt the best sikh blog and website on the internet ever!

  3. Guru kirpa that the seva to the blog remains forthcoming and i thank you for the compliment also but the compliment goes to those who have brought the knowledge of our faith to the public domain.


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