Saturday, 17 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 070


Above is an image from a n encounter Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji had with Bhagat Kabir Ji. Also present in the image is Bhai Mardana. This story does not find ifs place in the Sri Nanak Parkash but can be found int he Twarikh Gur Khalsa.

First of all this will be my last update until May 2010 as i will be away from home working in London.

Below are the next ten stanzas of the sixth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. The Stanzas are numbered forty one to fifty and continue with the spiritual discourse being given by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Gopal Pandhay. The translation is below;

ਇਹ ਸਥਾਨ ਕੈਸੇ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਵਹਿਂ ? । ਕੋ ਬਿਧਿ ਹੋਤਿ ਅਗਾਰੀ ਜਾਵਹਿਂ ? ।
ਰਿਦੈ ਸੰਦੇਹ ਭਏ ਮੁਝ ਦੋਊ । ਉੱਤਰ ਦੇਹੁ, ਦਯਾਨਿਧਿ ਸੋਊ ॥੪੧॥

Gopal Pandhay asks, “O Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji how are they then living in bliss? When they go in front of the Lord what happens to them? O True Lord i now have these two questions in my mind. O please have some mercy on me and answer these questions.” 41.

ਅਸ ਸੁਨਿ ਕਰਿ ਉਤਪਲ ਦਲ ਲੋਚਨ । ਉਚਰੇ ਬਚਨ ਰੁਚਿਰ ਦੁਖਮੋਚਨ ।
ਜਗਤ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਹਿਤ ਬੈਰਾਗਾ । ਤ੍ਰਿਤਿਯ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਪਦ ਲਖਤਿ ਸਭਾਗਾ ॥੪੨॥
After hearing these questions Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji who had eyes like lotus blossoms said the following words in order to eradicate the troubles of the world. In order to gain dispassion from the material items of the world Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji recited the third part of this shabad. 42.

ਇਕਿ ਆਵਹਿ ਇਕਿ ਜਾਹਿ ਉਠਿ ਰਖੀਅਹਿ ਨਾਵ ਸਲਾਰ ॥
ਇਕਿ ਉਪਾਏ ਮੰਗਤੇ ਇਕਨਾ ਵਡੇ ਦਰਵਾਰ ॥
ਅਗੈ ਗਇਆ ਜਾਣੀਐ ਵਿਣੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਵੇਕਾਰ ॥੩॥
ਭੈ ਤੇਰੈ ਡਰੁ ਅਗਲਾ ਖਪਿ ਖਪਿ ਛਿਜੈ ਦੇਹ ॥
ਨਾਵ ਜਿਨਾ ਸੁਲਤਾਨ ਖਾਨ ਹੋਦੇ ਡਿਠੇ ਖੇਹ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਉਠੀ ਚਲਿਆ ਸਭਿ ਕੂੜੇ ਤੁਟੇ ਨੇਹ ॥੪॥੬॥

(ਅੰਗ ੧੬, ਆਦਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ)


ਦੋਹਰਾ:
'ਤਪ ਕਿਯ ਜਿਨਹਿਂ ਸ਼ਬਾਸ਼ਨਾ, ਜਨਮ ਅਨਤ ਧਰਿ ਸੋਇ ।
ਪਾਇ ਰਾਜ ਜਗ ਬਿਖੈ ਫਸਿ, ਨਰਕ ਗਮਨ ਪੁਨ ਹੋਇ ॥੪੩॥

Couplet – “Those people who meditated on the Lord with a desire all had to undergo the cycle of transmigration. These people became engrossed and trapped in the sexual enjoyment. After death they will go to hell.” 43.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹਿ ਰਖੀਅਹਿ ਇਕ ਨਾਮ । ਇਕ ਜਾਚਿਕ ਜਾਚਹਿਂ ਤਿਨ ਧਾਮ ।
ਕਿੰਚਤ ਦਿਨ ਕੇ ਇਹਾਂ ਬਿਸਾਲਾ । ਪਸ੍ਯੋ ਮੰਦ ਬਿਸਰ੍ਯੋ ਜਨਮ ਤ੍ਰਾਸਾ ॥੪੪॥
Quatrain – “The kings are given great names in the world and some are born as beggars who go from house to house for alms. They only have a few days of happiness in the world. Those who are stuck living their lives in this way forget about fearing the angels of death.” 44

ਆਗੇ ਗਏ ਰਿਦੇ ਤਬ ਜਾਨੈ । ਮੀਜ ਪਾਨਾ ਸਿਰ ਧੁਨਿ ਪਛੁਤਾਨੈ ।
ਮਹਿਮਾ ਨਮ ਭਜਨ ਕੀ ਜੋਊ । ਤਬ ਚਿਤਵਤਿ, ਨਿਤ ਵਿਸਰ੍ਯੋ ਸੋਊ ॥੪੫॥
“When they reach the court of the Lord they will understand this. They will regret their life decisions and shake their heads realising their faults. The glory from meditating on the name of God will become know to their consciousness.” 45.

ਅਨਿਕ ਤਾਰੁਨਾ ਤਾਰਨ ਕਰਿਹੀਂ । ਗਰ ਮਹਿਂ ਗਰੂਏ ਸੰਗਰ ਪਰਿਹੀਂ ।
ਤਪਤ ਥੰਮ ਸੋ ਐਂਚ ਲਗਾਵੈ । ਤੇਲ ਕੜਾਹ ਤਪਤ ਮਹਿਂ ਪਾਵੈਂ ॥੪੬॥
“The numerous angels of death with trouble and watch the individual soul and will place a very heavy chain around your neck. They will attach the soul to burning hot pillars as well as throwing them into cauldrons of boiling oil.” 46.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਲੋਹਿ ਖੰਡ ਕਰਿ ਅਗਨਵਤ, ਮੁਖ ਪਾਵਹਿਂ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਰ ।
ਦਾਰੁਨ ਦੁਖਿਤਿ ਪੁਕਾਰਹੀਂ, ਕੋਇ ਨ ਸੁਨਹਿਂ ਪੁਕਾਰ ॥੪੭॥
Couplet - “The angels of death will cut small pieces of metal which they will make read by burning on a fire will be placed in your mouth whilst being hit to the head. People will suffer in such an agony and no one will hear their woes.” 47.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਇਤ੍ਯਾਦਿਕ ਦੁਖ ਨਰਕ ਅਨੇਕਾ । ਪਾਵਹਿਂ ਨਾਮ ਹੀਨ ਅਵਿਵੇਕਾ ।
ਕਰਤਿ ਵਿਕਾਰਨ ਬੈਸ ਬਿਤਾਈ । ਕਬਹੁਂ ਨ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਮਹਿਂ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ॥੪੮॥
Quatrains – “In hell there are numerous pains and tortures and those who do not remember the Lords name will suffer this torment. Those who are engrossed in their vices have wasted their life as they have not focused their thoughts on the love of the Lord.” 48

ਜਿਉਂ ਤਸਕਰ ਕੋ ਤ੍ਰਾਸਤਿ ਵੇਰੀ । ਕੋ ਨ ਛੁਰਾਵਹਿ ਅਵਗੁਨ ਹੇਰੀ ।
ਤਿਉ ਯਮ ਕੈ ਢਿਗ ਗਹ੍ਯੋ ਇਕੇਲਾ । ਅਨਿਕ ਜਾਤਨਾ ਮਾਂਹਿ ਦੁਹੇਲਾ ॥੪੯॥
“In the way a thief may come to the point of his punishment everyone sees his bad traits and no one lets him off the punishment. In this way a person stands in front of the angels of death on his own and suffers many different types of punishment” 49.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਸੁਤ ਬਨਿਤਾਦਿਕ ਰਾਜ ਸੁਖ, ਸਭਿਹਿ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਪਾਸ ।
ਬੈਸ ਬਿਹਾਵਹਿ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨ, ਮਯਾ ਨ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਕੀ ਤਾਸੁ ' ॥੫੦॥॥
Couplet – “Whether it is sons, women or other forms of bliss a person gets such as wealth and a kingdom are all with the being. If one is to waste their life without remembering the name of God then accept it as the Lord is not pleased with this individual.” 50.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 069


Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his companions Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala.

Apologies for missing out on updating the blog yesterday I was unfortunately tied up with work. Below are another ten stanzas from the sixth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. The stanzas are numbered thirty one to forty and continue with the updesh being given by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Gopal Pandhay. The translation continues below;

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਧਰਾ ਧੀਰ ਦਾ ਧਰਮ ਧੁਰ, ਪਾਧੇ ਕੇ ਸੁਨਿ ਬੈਨ ।
ਦੁਤਿਯ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਪਦ ਬਦਨ ਤੇ, ਬਦਤੰ ਸ਼ਰਧਾ ਦੈਨ ॥੩੧॥
Couplet – Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the one who gives support to the earth and righteousness. After hearing the response from Gopal Pandhay uttered the second verse of the shabad in order to give him faith and content. 31.

ਜਿਥੈ ਮਿਲਹਿ ਵਡਿਆਈਆ ਸਦ ਖੁਸੀਆ ਸਦ ਚਾਉ ॥
ਤਿਨ ਮੁਖਿ ਟਿਕੇ ਨਿਕਲਹਿ ਜਿਨ ਮਨਿ ਸਚਾ ਨਾਉ ॥
ਕਰਮਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਤਾ ਪਾਈਐ ਨਾਹੀ ਗਲੀ ਵਾਉ ਦੁਆਉ ॥੨॥

(ਅੰਗ ੧੬ ਆਦਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ)


ਚੌਪਈ ।
'ਨਹਿਂ ਪਾਧਾ ਉਰ ਧਾਰਹੁ ਐਸੇ । ਅਗ੍ਯਾਨੀ ਨਰ ਮਰਿ ਹੈ ਜੈਸੇ ।
ਸਹਿ ਸ਼ੋਕਨ ਸੋਂ ਮਰਨਾ ਤਿਨ ਕੋ । ਜਨਮ ਜੋਨਿ ਪੁਨ ਪੁਨ ਤਿਨ, ਗਨ ਕੋ ॥੩੨॥
Quatrain – Guru Nanak Dev Ji said, “O Gopal Pandhay do not adopt such an idea in your heart. As in this manner the ignorant people die. The ignorant people die in a state of pain and due to this they are trapped in a cycle of transmigration always coming and going. What sort of an account is this?” 32.

ਨਿਤ ਚਿਤ ਹਰਖਤਿ ਸੰਤ ਸੁਖੈਨਾ । ਜਮਦੂਤਨਿ ਤੇ ਤਿਨ ਮਨਿ ਭੈ ਨ ।
ਸਦ ਖੁਸ਼ੀਆ ਚਿਤ ਚਾਉ ਘਨੇਰਾ । ਜਪਤਿ ਨਾਮ ਹਰਿ ਹੇਰਹਿਂ ਨੇਰਾ ॥੩੩॥
“The saints devoted to the Lord forever remain consciously happy and they have no fear of the angels of death in their mind. They remain forever happy both in this world and the next. They consider God as forever close and constantly meditate on his name.” 33.

ਚਿਤ ਅਚਿੰਤ ਤਨ ਤਜਿ ਜਬ ਜਾਈਂ । ਆਗੇ ਮਿਲਹਿ ਤਿਨਹਿ ਵਡਿਆਈ ।
ਜਸੁ ਕੇ ਨਿਕਸਹਿਂ ਮਸਤਕ ਟੀਕਾ । ਸੁਜਨ ਭਜਨ ਮਹਿਂ ਜਿਨ ਮਨ ਨੀਕਾ ॥੩੪॥
“They remain in their conscious and forget about their mortal body. In the court of the Lord they gain great praise. They gain the saffron mark on their forehead to show the greatness and their constant focus on the Lord.” 34.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਪਰਮੇਸ਼ੁਰ ਅਤਿ ਦਯਾ, ਜਿਹ ਨਰ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ ਨਾਮ ।
ਬਾਤੈਂ ਬਕਨੀ ਬਦਨ ਤੇ, ਬਾਤ ਸਰਸ ਬਿਨ ਕਾਮ ' ॥੩੫॥
Couplet – “The Lord has great mercy on those who have gained the name of God. Those who speak of anything other than the Lord have no use.” 35

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਸੁਨਿ ਸੁਨਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੋਨਨ ਬੈਨਨਿ ਪਾਧਾ । ਨਿਜ ਚਿਤ ਅਹਿ ਲਖਿ ਮੰਤ੍ਰਨ ਬਾਧਾ ।
ਤ੍ਯੋਂ ਤ੍ਯੋਂ ਨੰਮ੍ਰਿ ਹੋਇ ਬਰ ਬਾਨੀ । ਬੂਝਨ ਹੇਤ ਬਦਹਿ ਸੁਖਦਾਨੀ ॥੩੬॥
Quatrain – Gopal Pandhay listened to the words of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his mind became enchanted as a snake would become by the music of a charmer. The words of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are full of humility so he asked the bestower of bliss, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji the following question; 36.

'ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਭੂਪਤਿ ਇਕ ਕੀਤੇ । ਚਿਤ ਮਹਿਂ ਕਬ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਨ ਪ੍ਰੀਤੇ ।
ਬਿਲਸਤਿ ਜਗਤ ਬਿਸਾਲ ਬਿਲਾਸਾ । ਰਿਦੇ ਨ ਕਦੇ ਨਾਮ ਭਰਵਾਸਾ ॥੩੭॥
“In an instant God created the Kings and Emporers. Within their minds they do not have any love for the lord. They remain forever engrossed in the bliss of sin and vices. They never remember the name of the Lord in their mind” 37

ਨਿਸ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਐਸ਼ਨ ਮਹਿਂ ਐਸੇ । ਉਤਪਲ ਮਹਿਂ ਅਲਿ ਮਿਲਵਤਿ ਜੈਸੇ ।
ਅੰਤ ਸਮਾਂ ਨਹਿ ਸਿਮਰਹਿਂ ਸੋਊ । ਜ੍ਯੋਂ ਅਘ ਲਖਤਿ ਨ ਲੋਲਤ ਕੋਊ ॥੩੮॥
“Day and night they remain in this condition as a bee remains at the nectar of a lotus blossom so do they with vices and sin. Even in their final moments they do not remember the name of the Lord just as a sinner forever remains engrossed in sin so the kings.” 38.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਜਿਨ ਦੀਨੋ ਤਨ ਮਨ ਧਨੰ, ਤਿਸ ਤੇ ਅਸ ਅਨਜਾਨ ।
ਦਾਦੁਰ ਕਰਦਮ ਮੱਧ ਮਿਲ, ਕੀਮਿ ਨ ਕਮਲ ਪਛਾਨ ॥੩੯॥
Couplet – “God has granted the body, mind and wealth. Those who do not know the Lord are ignorant. In the way a frog remains in the mud he does not recognise the value of the Lotus blossom so is the condition of the kings.” 39.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਬਿਸਰੈ ਬੈਸ ਬਿਹਾਵਹਿ ਸਭਿਹੀ । ਨਾਮ ਨ ਚਿਤ ਮਹਿਂ ਚਿਤਵ੍ਯੋ ਕਬਹੀ ।
ਸੁਖ ਸੋਂ ਬਿਸ਼੍ਵ ਬਸਹਿਂ ਬਸੁ ਸੇਤੀ । ਰਿਦੇ ਕਦਾਚਿਤ ਸੁਧ ਨ ਅਗੇਤੀ ॥੪੦॥
Quatrain – “They waste their life without meditating on the name of the Lord. They never consciously remember the Lord’s name. They live blissfully involved in materialistic pleasures. In their hearts they do not have any worries.” 40.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 068


Above is a painting of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with Bhai Bala Ji fanning him and Bhai Mardana Ji with his Rabab. Also shown are disciples in a congregation.

Below are ten stanzas from the sixth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. The stanzas are numbered twenty one to thirty and relate to a discourse being given by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to the teacher Gopal Pandhay. The translation is below;

'ਨਹਿ ਮੋਹ ਜਬ ਪਾਧਾ ! ਜਾਰਹੁ । ਗ੍ਯਾਨ ਅਗਨਿ ਸੋਂ ਸਗਲ ਨਿਵਾਰਹੁ ।
ਸ਼ਰਧਾ ਧਰ ਕਾਜਰ ਬਰ ਪਾਵਹੁ । ਹੰ ਤਨ ਤਜਨਾ ਘਸਨ ਸਵਾਰਹੁ ॥੨੧॥
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji said, “O Gopal Pandhay the oil which is like attachment is burned away by the flame of knowledge and realisation destroying all. Within your eyes you should put the great mascara of the Lords faith. With the ego of the human body one should rub clean in order to dispel it.” 21.

ਸਮੁਤਿ ਸਾਰ ਕੋ ਕਾਗਦ ਕਰੀਏ । ਭਾਉ ਕਲਮ ਕਰਿ ਮਨ ਕਰ ਧਰੀਏ ।
ਲੇਖਕ ਚਿੱਤ ਬੂਝ ਗੁਰਦ੍ਵਾਰਾ । ਲਿਖਿਯੇ ਸੱਤਾਸੱਤਿ ਵਿਚਾਰਾ ॥੨੨॥
“With the great knowledge one should adopt it as if it was a piece of paper. One should hold with their mind the pen made out of love. By asking the Guru for a sermon one should make their consciousness the writer. By doing this one should deliberate on the truth and falsehood and write the details.” 22.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਅਸ ਲੇਖਾ ਲਿਖਿ ਜਾਨਿ ਤੂੰ, ਜਿਸਤੇ ਊਨ ਨ ਹੋਇ ।
ਲਿਖਹੁ ਨਾਮ, ਤਿਹ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਲਿਖ, ਅੰਤ ਨ ਪਰ ਉਰ ਕੋਇ ॥੨੩॥
Couplet – “You should learn to write this sort of account on a board with which you will never have a deficit. Write the name of God and its praise whose end cannot be found.” 23.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਜਿਹ ਸਥਾਨ ਲੇਖਾ ਯਮ ਲੇਈ । ਸੱਚ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨੀ ਹੇਰਿ ਮੁਚੇਈ ।
ਕੋਸ਼ਪ ਹੋਇ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਕੋ ਜੈਸੇ । ਤਿਹਤੇ ਸੁਲਕ ਭ੍ਰਿੱਤ ਲੇ ਕੈਸੇ ॥੨੪॥
Quatrain – “The place where the righteous king (Dharamraj) takes your account from the angels of death by seeing the true sign of the Lords name they will let you go. In a way a King takes his treasure with him then no other person prevents this from travelling as is the same as the name of the Lord.” 24.

ਆਪ ਉਪਾਯਨ ਦੇਯ ਮਿਲੈ ਹੈ । ਡਰ ਉਰ ਕਰਿ ਪੁਨ ਸੁਕੁਚ ਚਲੈ ਹੈ ।
ਅਸ ਲੇਖਾ ਜੇ ਤੁਵ ਉਰ ਪਾਧਾ । ਉਧਰਹਿ ਗੋ ਭਵ ਸਿੰਧੁ ਅਗਾਧਾ ॥੨੫॥
“However on meeting the King one accepts an offering from the treasure trove and due to fear within their hearts the people who carry the treasure do not reluctantly touch it. O Gopal Pandhay if you have a similar account in your heart then you will be able to cross this deep worldly ocean.” 25.

ਜੀਵ ਅਨੋਜ ਜਾਇ ਜਿਹ ਜਾਈ । ਪਰਮ ਮੀਤਿ ਜਿਉਂ ਤਹਾਂ ਸਹਾਈ ।
ਸਾਰਬਭੂਮ ਸ਼ਰਨ ਜਿਹ ਪਰਨਾ । ਤਿਨ ਨਰ ਉਰ ਡਰ ਕਿਉਂ ਫਿਰ ਕਰਨਾ ' ॥੨੬॥
“The place where the feeble soul goes to your beloved friend the Lord’s name will assist you. Those people who accept the refuge and shelter of the omnipresent Lord they will not need to anyone.” 26.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਸੁਨਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੋਨਨ ਮਨ ਗੁਨਹਿ ਪੁਨ, ਪਾਧੇ ਅਚਰਜ ਚੀਨਿ ।
ਦੁਤਿਯ ਇੰਦੁ ਰਾਕਿੰਦੁ ਜਿਉਂ ਜੌਨ੍ਹ ਬੈਨ ਇਨ ਕੀਨਿ ॥੨੭॥
Couplet – Listening to this Gopal Pandhay deliberated on the words and was totally surprised. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is like a full moon whose words are true. 27.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਚਿਤ ਚਕੋਰ ਰੁਚਿ ਚਮਕੀ ਚਾਰੂ । ਬਾਲਨ ਤੁੱਲ, ਨ ਬਾਲ ਅਚਾਰੂ ।
ਕਲਾ ਬਿਸਾਲ ਦ੍ਯਾਲੁ ਭਲਿ ਭਾਂਤੀ । ਜਨੁ ਕਲਿਮਲ ਕਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਆਰਾਤੀ ॥੨੮॥
Quatrain – Gopal Pandhay was like a Chakor who was mesmerised by the moon. He thought to himself, ‘This child is no ordinary child and not like any other child. This child has great powers and is merciful to all those people who are stuck in the age of Kaljug under the burden of sin.” 28

ਸੂਝ ਪਰੀ ਬੂਝਨ ਹਿਤ ਉਦਤ੍ਯੋ । ਕਮਲ ਬਦਨ ਅਲਿ ਬਚ ਗੁਰ ਵਿਦਤ੍ਯੋ ।
'ਆਰਜ ਸੁਜਨ ਭਜਨ ਜਲ ਮੀਨਾ । ਸੁਨੇ ਸੁ ਦੇਖੇ, ਮੈਂ ਅਤਿ ਦੀਨਾ ॥੨੯॥
Gopal Pandhay understood the message being conveyed to him and got ready to ask a question. It was as if Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the lotus blossom and Gopal Pandhay as the bee was ready to ask the question. He asked, “Those people who have become great through the meditation to God I have heard of them and seen them but they are seen as poor.” 29.

ਅਸਨ ਬਸਨਤਨ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ ਨਾਂਹੀ । ਆਵਹਿਂ ਖਾਹਿਂ, ਰੰਕ ਸੇ ਆਹੀਂ ।
ਇਸ ਕਰਿ ਮੁਰ ਉਰ ਸ਼ਰਧਾ ਹਾਰੀ । ਸਿਰ ਮਰਨਾ ਸਭਿਹਿਨਿ ਇਕਸਾਰੀ ' ॥੩੦॥
“They do not get a decent amount of food to eat or clothing to wear. They eat what they receive and live an impoverished life. Due to this my faith for them has disappeared from my mind. Whether you are knowledgeable or ignorant you will die in the same way.” 30.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 067


Below is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Bhai Mardana Ji.

First of all Happy Vaisakhi to those who are celebrating today.

The following ten stanzas detail the first shabad uttered by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to assist Gopal Pandhay free from the cycle of transmigration. The stanzas are numbered eleven to twenty from the sixth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. The translation is below;

ਪਾਂਧੇ ਨੇ ਹਕਾਰ ਲੀਨ ਬਾਲਨ ਤੇ ਜੁਦਾ ਕੀਨ, ਲੇਖੇ ਹੂੰ ਕੀ ਸੀਖ ਦੀਨਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਜਾਨ ਕੋ ।
ਤੂਸ਼ਨੀਕ ਭਏ, ਪਾਧਾ ਬਾਰ ਬਾਰ ਕਹੇ ਬਚ, 'ਕੈਸੇ ਤੂੰ ਨ ਬੋਲੈਂ ਅਜ ? ਸੁਨੈਂ ਦੇ ਨ ਕਾਨ ਕੋ ।
ਭਲੀ ਬਿਧਿ ਕਾਲ ਪੈੜੇ ਪਢ੍ਯੋ ਤੂੰ ਬਿਸਾਲ ਸਭਿ, ਤੈਸੇ ਅਬ ਪਢੋ ਹੇਰੋ ਔਰ ਲਰਕਾਨ ਕੋ ।
ਹੋਵੈਂ ਵਡੋ ਜਬ, ਪਢ੍ਯੋ ਕਾਜ ਆਵੈ ਤਬ ਅਬ ਖੇਲਨ ਮੈਂ ਜੀਉ ਤੇਰੋ ਖਾਇਂ ਛੂਛਕਾਨ ਕੋ ' ॥੧੧॥
Pandhay got all the children together in the school and then separated them all into different places. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was very bright and due to this he was given the education on numeracy. Pandhay is saying the numbers again and again but Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji remains quiet. Pandhay asked, “Why are you not speaking today as yesterday you were repeating everything but today you are not even listening. You should repeat the words as you did yesterday as the other children are doing. When you are older this education will be of great use to you. Your mind is wavering toward playing games and if you do so then I will punish you by hitting you with this stick.” 11

ਮਰਹਰੀ ਛੰਦ ।
ਸੁਨਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੌਨਨ ਬੈਨਾ, ਅਨੁਕੰਪੈਨਾ ਬਾਨੀ ਭਨੀ ਰਸਾਲ ।
'ਕ੍ਯਾ ਆਪ ਪਢੇ ਤੁਮ, ਕਰਿਹੋ ਨਿਜ ਸਮ ਕੈ ਲਾਹਾ ਲੈ ਸਾਲ ? ।
ਸੇਮੁਖੀ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਖਾ, ਕੋ ਭਲ ਲੇਖਾ ? ਪਾਂਧਾ ! ਮੋਹਿ ਬਤਾਇ ।
ਇਉਂ ਉੱਤਰ ਦੀਜੈ, ਮਨ ਸਮਝੀਜੈ ਪੀਛੈ ਮੁਝਹਿ ਪਢਾਹਿ ' ॥੧੨॥
Marhari Chand – After listening to Pandhay Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji said the beautiful words, “What have you actually learned? Are you trying to teach me the same as you to make me the same as you? What have you actually gained? What education is worth learning which one can take with them when they pass away? Please tell me about this and give me a reply so that my mind can be put at rest? After that you can educate me in anything you wish.” 12.

ਹੁਇ ਪਾਧਾ ਬਿਸਮੈ, ਅਧਭੁਤ ਰਸ ਮੈਂ ਆਨਨ ਬਚਨ ਅਲਾਇ ।
'ਸਭਿ ਜਾਨੌਂ ਗਿਨਤੀ, ਅਵਨੀ ਮਿਨਤੀ ਡੋਢੈ ਗਨਨ ਸਵਾਇ ।
ਧੌਂਚੇ ਪੁਨ ਊਂਠੈ, ਜੋਰਨ ਕੋਠੇ ਗ੍ਰਾਮ ਕਾਰ ਪਟਵਾਰ ।
ਜਿਸ ਕੇ ਅਨੁਸਾਰੀ, ਰੋਜੀ ਥਾਰੀ ਪਢਹੁ ਨ ਕਿਉਂ ਹਿਤ ਧਾਰਿ ? ' ॥੧੩॥
Then Pandhay hearing this from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was surprised and was filled with a strange sense of emotion. He then replied, “Through education you can learn all the knowledge of maths. You will learn all that is needed to know about weights and their values. Through this you will know all about addition of the weights. You will be able to do the work that is currently done by your household. Through this education your family are able to eat daily so why do you not happily learn this type of knowledge?” 13.

'ਇਨ ਬਿਧਿ ਜੀ ਬਾਧਾ, ਸੁਨ ਸ਼੍ਰੁਤ ਪਾਧਾ ! ਫਾਹੇ ਪਰਨ ਅਪਾਰ ।
ਕਿਹ ਕਾਜ ਨ ਆਵਹਿ, ਜਬ ਦੁਖ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਹੋਤਿ ਨਹੀਂ ਛੁਟਕਾਰ ।
ਸਭਿ ਬੈਸ ਬਿਹਾਵਹਿ, ਪੁਨ ਪਛੁਤਾਵਹਿ ਜਬ ਜਾਵਹਿ ਜਮ ਦ੍ਵਾਰ ।
ਇਹ ਲੇਖਾ ਗਾਹੈ, ਛੁਟ੍ਯੋ ਜਿ ਚਾਹੈ, ਜੌ ਮੈਂ ਕਰੋਂ ਉਚਾਰ ' ॥੧੪॥
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji said, “O Gopal Pandhay listen to me. Due to the various practices you teach the soul of a being becomes trapped in the mortal world. Due to the attachment to the world later the soul is troubled by the angels of death. When a person is to go into the court of the Lord the soul will only feel pain and this education will not assist the soul. This will not be able tot prevent the pain caused by the angels of death. When a person goes through the majority of his life he begins to regret his earlier actions when they go to the abode of the angels of death. If one is to deliberate on what I am about to mention then can this account be changed. (Account of sins and merits accumulated in a birth).” 14.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਕਮਲ ਬਦਨ ਸੁਖ ਸਦਨ ਗੁਰੁ, ਕਰੁਨਾ ਮਨ ਪਰ ਲ੍ਯਾਇ ।
ਪਾਧੇ ਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਕਲ੍ਯਾਨਦਾ, ਬੋਲੇ ਸਬਦ ਉਠਾਇ ॥੧੫॥
Couplet – Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s face is blemishless like a lotus blossom; he is the abode of bliss and the granter of liberation. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji had mercy on Pandhay and to give him liberation said the following shabad (hymn); 15.

Hymn recited in the measure of Sireeraag by the first King Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁ ਮਹਲੁ ੧ ॥
ਜਾਲਿ ਮੋਹੁ ਘਸਿ ਮਸੁ ਕਰਿ ਮਤਿ ਕਾਗਦੁ ਕਰਿ ਸਾਰੁ ॥
ਭਾਉ ਕਲਮ ਕਰਿ ਚਿਤੁ ਲੇਖਾਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਪੁਛਿ ਲਿਖੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
ਲਿਖੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਾਲਾਹ ਲਿਖੁ ਲਿਖੁ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰੁ ॥੧॥
ਬਾਬਾ ਏਹੁ ਲੇਖਾ ਲਿਖਿ ਜਾਣੁ ॥ ਜਿਥੈ ਲੇਖਾ ਮੰਗੀਐ ਤਿਥੈ ਹੋਇ ਸਚਾ ਨੀਸਾਣੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਕਵੀ ਕਹੈ 'ਯਾਂ ਕੋ ਸੁਨਿ ਟੀਕਾ । ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਮੁਖ ਨਿਕਸ੍ਯੋ ਕਲ ਪਦ ਨੀਕਾ ।
ਪੁਰਾ ਸਾਰਦਾ ਫੁਰੀ ਸੁਹਾਵਹਿ । ਪਦਵੀ ਪਰਾ ਜਾਸੁ ਤੇ ਪਾਵਹਿ ॥੧੬॥
Quatrain – Bhai Santokh Singh Ji says, “The meanings to this hymn are very difficult which I will translate now the beautiful words said by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. These are the first divine and beautiful words uttered by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.” 16

ਦੇਹਿ ਧਰਾ ਜਾਂ ਕਾਰਨ ਧਰਨੀ । ਬਯ ਲਘੁ ਕਰਨ ਲਗੇ ਸੋ ਕਰਨੀ ।
ਅਨਵਸਥਾ ਉਪਦੇਸ਼ਕ ਕੇਰੀ । ਧਰਾ ਅਧੀਰਜ ਸਕਹਿਂ ਨ ਹੇਰੀ ॥੧੭॥
“For this reason Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji adopted a divine manifestation on the earth. From such a young age Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji started to assist the world with his divine words. At this age Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji should not have been revealing these divine words but did so as the world was uneasy and mentally disturbed by sin.” 17.

ਪਾਧੇ ਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਪੂਰਬ ਉਪਕਾਰਾ । ਭਵ ਤਾਰਨ ਹਿਤ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਉਚਾਰਾ ।
ਚਤੁਰਬੇਦ ਬਰ ਸਾਰ ਲਖਾਯਾ । ਤਰਹਿਂ ਸਿ ਨਰ ਸੁਨਿ ਮੰਨ ਵਸਾਯਾ ॥੧੮॥
Gopal Pandhay is the first individual that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji saved from the worldly ocean by reciting this sacred hymn. The sacred hymns are similar to the four Vedas and whoever understands this will be able to cross the worldly ocean. 18.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਦੇਹਿ ਦੀਵਟੀ ਕੇ ਵਿਖੇ, ਨੇਹਿ ਮੋਹ ਭਰਪੂਰ ।
ਬਾਤੀ ਬਿਸ਼ਿਯਨ ਬਾਸ਼ਨਾ, ਅਗਨਿ ਗ੍ਯਾਨ ਤੇ ਦੂਰ ॥੧੮॥
Couplet – The human body is like a diva lantern which is filled with the oil of attachment. In this lantern are stones of desire and the flame is of knowledge and realisation. 19.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ਕਰਿ ਢਿਗ ਜਬ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਹੈ । ਆਤਮ ਗ੍ਯਾਨ ਲੇਯ ਪਦ ਪੈ ਹੈ ।
ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਇ ਗੁਰੁ ਦੁਖ ਖੋਊ । ਭੇ ਪ੍ਰਸੀਦ ਉਪਦੇਸ਼੍ਯੋ ਸੋਊ ' ॥੨੦॥
Quatrain – Due to the grace of the Guru when a person is close to him then they will gain knowledge and realisation by dropping to the feet of the Guru. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji manifest in order to eradicate all pain and due to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji being pleased with Gopal Pandhay he was given this divine sermon. 20.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 066


Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji being taken to school. From left to right the characters in the painting are Gopal Pandhay, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Baba Kalu Ji.

Right now begins the sixth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. This is an important Adhyai as in this chapter Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is sent to school with Gopal Pandhay to learn mathematics so that later he could carry on the family trade. In this discourse Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji first reveals his divine nature through Gurbani and his first shabad is recited in order to liberate Gopal Pandhay. This shabad will be part of the Adhyai and the translation will be put up as a post translated from the Steek 'Gagar Cho Sagar' which is a steek on the Sri Nanak Parkash by Sachkhand Vasi Sri Maan Mahant Surjit Singh Ji Sevapanthi Ravari Walae. So the translation of the Sri Nanak Parkash will continue as normal but the translation of the 'Gagar Cho Sagar' will run alongside so two dynamics of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's works will be translated simultaneously. The historical aspect through the Sri Nanak Parkash and the 115 shabads recited by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji which occur during the historical thesis. Expect some posts ever now and then to have the title of Gagar Cho Sagar as well as Sri Nanak Parkash.

The stanzas numbered one to ten of the sixth Adhyai are translated below;

Adhyai 06


ਸ੍ਵੈਯਾ ।
ਸੁੰਦਰ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਰਬਿੰਦ ਬਨੀ, ਗੁਰੁ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਆਨੰਦ ਬ੍ਰਿੰਦ ਜਈ ।
ਮੰਜੁਲ ਰੂਪ ਮਰਾਲਨਿ ਉੱਜਲ, ਸਾਰਦ ਸ਼ੋਭਤਿ ਨਿੰਤ ਨਈ ।
ਜੇ ਗੁਨ ਗ੍ਰਾਹਿ ਗੁਨੀ ਅਲਿ ਕੰਦਲ, ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਸੁਗੰਧਿ ਕੀ ਚੀਤ ਭਈ ।
ਜਾਚਤਿ ਹੌਂ ਕਰ ਜੋਰਿ ਨਿਹੋਰਤਿ, ਮਾਨਸ ਮੇਰੇ ਮੋਂ ਹੋਂ ਥਿਰਈ ॥੧॥
Savaiya – The fame of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is like a garden of lotus blossoms that gives endless bliss. The pure unblemished swans remain in this garden as the goddess Saraswati who add to the continuous fame of the Guru. Thos people who accumulate virtues remain in the garden as if they were bees hovering around the flowers and smell the beautiful fragrance of the Gurus glory. I am a poor individual who has clasped his hands and begs at the door of the Guru so that my mind can be controlled. 1.

ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਬਾਲਾ ਸੰਧੁਰੁ ਵਾਚ ।
ਚਿੱਤ੍ਰਪਦਾ ਛੰਦ ।
ਯਾ ਬਿਧਿ ਖੇਲਤਿ ਬਾਲਿਕ ਸੋਂ ਮਿਲਿ ਬੋਲਤਿ ਬੋਲ ਬਿਲਾਸ ਬਿਸਾਲ ।
ਭੂਖਿਤਿ ਭੂਖਨ ਸੋਂ ਬਿਨ ਦੂਖਨ ਖੋਤਿ ਕਲੂਖਨਿ ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ।
ਭੂਰ ਬਿਦੂਖ ਬਿਦੂਖਨ ਮੈਂ ਤਰ ਰੂਖਨ ਕੇ ਕਬਿ ਰਾਜਤਿ ਸਾਲ ।
ਬਾਲ ਰਹੇ ਅਲਬਾਲਤਿ ਜਾਲ ਬਿਲੋਕਤਿ ਲੋਚਨ ਹੋਤਿ ਨਿਹਾਲ ॥੨॥
Bhai Bala Ji is saying;
Chitarpada Chand (This is a measure which has four lines like a quatrain but only focuses on virtues) In this way Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji used to play with the children and hold discourses with them. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is adorned with jewellery adding to his glory. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the one who has mercy on the meek, granter of bliss and eradicator of sin. Out of all the knowledgeable people Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the greatest and is sat under a tree with the other children sometimes and on other occasions at home. The children all surround Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and are becoming exalted by seeing his divine form. 2.

ਮਰਹਰੀ ਛੰਦ ।
ਹੇਰਤਿ ਸੁਤ ਕਾਲੂ, ਹਰਖ ਬਿਸਾਲੂ, ਪਢਨੋਚਿਤ ਮਨ ਜਾਨਿ ।
ਹਮ ਕਾਜ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਖਾ, ਸੀਖਹਿ ਲੇਖਾ, ਬੈਸ ਅਬਹਿ ਪਹਿਚਾਨ ।
ਕਾਰੰ ਪਟਵਾਰੀ, ਗ੍ਰਾਮਹਿ ਸਾਰੀ, ਕਰਨੋ ਚਿਤ ਤਬ ਹੋਇ ।
ਪਾਂਧੇ ਪਹਿ ਬੈਸੇ, ਹੋ ਮਮ ਜੈਸੇ, ਸੰਖ੍ਯਾ ਨਿਪੁਨੰ ਸੋਇ ॥੩॥
Marhari Chand (This measure comprises of lines made up of twenty line letters each) Baba Kalu Ji on seeing his son is very pleased and realises that my son is now mature enough to be educated. He is thinking to himself, “The family occupation is very difficult and if Nanak could do maths in the way I do then this is the age he should start learning.” As the village revenue official a large number of people rely on us and by educating my son he will be able to do the same. If I was to sit him with Pandhay and educate him then he will be able to do the maths as I can. 3.

ਬਹੁ ਗੁਨੀ ਅਲਾਵਹਿਂ, 'ਸਤੁ ਨ ਪਢਾਵਹਿ; ਸੋ ਸ਼ਤਰੂ ਸਮ ਤਾਤ ।
ਸ਼ੋਭਾ ਨਹਿਂ ਪਾਵਹਿ, ਮਤਿ ਨਹਿਂ ਆਵਹਿ, 'ਕਗ ਮੈਂ ਇਹ ਬਖ੍ਯਾਤ ।
ਨਹਿਂ ਦਰਬ ਖਟਾਊ, ਭੋਰ ਸੁਭਾਊ ਸਮਝ ਨ ਕੋ ਬਿਧਿ ਸੋਇ ।
ਇਉਂ ਰਿਦੈ ਵਿਚਾਰਾ ਕਲ ਭੁਨਸਾਰਾ ਲੇ ਜਾਵੋਂ ਸੁਤ ਕੋਇ ॥੪॥
The educated people say, “The father who does not educate his son is deemed to be his son’s enemy”. Without being educated one cannot gain fame and this is well known throughout the world. My son is not one to earn a vast amount of money and he does not understand the way of the world. In this way Baba Kalu Ji is thinking to himself that the next morning I will take him to Pandhay for education. 4

ਜਬ ਭੀ ਪਰਭਾਤਾ, ਲੇ ਕਰ ਤਾਤਾ, ਚਲਨੇ ਭਯੋ ਤਯਾਰ ।
ਅੱਛਤ ਭਰਿ ਥਾਰੀ, ਬਹੁਰ ਸੁਪਾਰੀ, ਲੀਨੀ ਕਰ ਮਹਿਂ ਧਾਰਿ ।
ਪਟ ਨਵ ਪਹਿਰਾਏ, ਸੁਭਗ ਸੁਹਾਏ, ਚਲ੍ਯੋ ਤਾਤ ਸਂਗ ਤਾਤ ।
ਗਤਿ ਚੰਚਲ ਚਾਰੀ, ਗਜ ਸੁਤ ਵਾਰੀ, ਹੇਰਤਿ ਹਰਖਤਿ ਮਾਤ ॥੫॥
When the morning came Baba Kalu Ji took Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with him after he got ready. A tray containing rice and betel nuts was taken by Baba Kalu Ji in both of his hands. The clothes adorning Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are beautiful adding to his glory. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji accompanied his father. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is following such a wonderful way in the way a baby elephant follows its mother and the mother remains pleased. 5.

ਸ੍ਵੈਯਾ ।
ਜਲ ਜਾਤ ਸੇ ਹੈਂ ਪਦ ਜਾਤਿ ਚਲੇ, ਗਹਿ ਤਾਤ ਕਰਾਂਗੁਰਿ ਹਾਥ ਉਚਾਈ ।
ਕਰ ਕੰਕਨ ਸੋਂ ਕਟ ਕਿੰਕਨਿ ਹੈ, ਕਲ ਕੁੰਡਲ ਲੋਲ ਕਪੋਲਨ ਝਾਈ ।
ਦਲ ਲੋਚਨ ਕੰਜ ਬਿਸਾਲ ਭਲੇ, ਸਿਰ ਪੈ ਉਸ਼ਨੀਕਹਿ ਨੀਕ ਬਨ੍ਹਾਈ ।
ਚਟਸਾਰ ਜਹਾਂ ਅਤਿ ਚਾਰੁ ਬਨੀ, ਬਹੁ ਬਾਰਿਕ ਬਾਰਹਿ ਬਾਰ ਅਲਾਈ ॥੬॥
Savaiya – The feet of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are like lotus blossoms and he holds the finger of his father with his hand while they walk. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was wearing bracelets on his arms and a black cord around his waist. Sri Guru Nanak Dev was wearing earrings which were shining and also wearing a necklace. The eyes of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are long like the leaves of a lotus blossom and on his head he is wearing a turban. Once they arrived at the school they saw a number of boys learning from the teacher. 6.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਬੈਸੇ ਪਾਧੇ ਪਾਸ ਤਬ, ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਖ ਕੰਦ ।
ਬਾਰਿਕ ਰਵਿ ਸਾ ਹੇਰਿ ਕਰਿ, ਜਨ ਅਰਬਿੰਦੁ ਅਨੰਦ ॥੭॥
Couplet – Baba Kalu Ji took Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji who is a cloud of bliss and sat with Pandhay. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s face was radiant like the sun and his devotees on seeing him bloom like a lotus blossom. 7.

ਕਬਿੱਤ ।
ਕਾਲੂ ਕਹੇ 'ਪਾਧਾ ! ਸੁਨਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਮਾਰੋ ਸੂਨ, ਯਾ ਕੋ ਤੂੰ ਪਢਾਇ ਗੁਨ ਦੀਜੈ ਨਿਜ ਹੇਤ ਸੋ ।
ਦੇਉਂ ਮੈਂ ਉਪਾਇਨ ਗੁਨਾਇਨ ਸੋ ਹੋਇ ਜਬ, ਏਕ ਦੇਊ ਹਾਇਨ ਮੈਂ ਕੀਜਿਯੈ ਸੁਚੇਤ ਸੋਂ ' ।
ਐਸੇ ਮੁਖ ਭਾਖਿ 'ਅਭਿਲਾਖ ਹੈ ਪਢਾਵਥੇ ਕੀ ॥ ਸੌਂਪ ਕਰਿ ਆਤਮਜ ਗਵਨਯੋ ਨਿਕੇਤ ਸੋ ।
ਪਾਧੇ ਅਹਿਲਾਦ ਕੈ ਮਹਰਤ ਕੋ ਸਾਧਿ ਕੈ ਸਰੱਸ੍ਵਤੀ ਅਰਾਧਿ ਕੈ ਜੋ ਸਬੈ ਮਤਿ ਦੇਤਿ ਸੋ ॥੮॥
Kabit – Baba Kalu Ji said, “O Pandhay listen to me, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is my son, please teach him and give him this virtue with love. When my son has learned a vast amount from you I will reward you with wealth, clothes and other items. Within either one or two years get my son ready.” In this way Baba Kalu Ji relayed his desire to get Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji educated. Baba Kalu Ji left his son with Pandhay and returned home. Pandhay saw that it was a good time to teach the child, focused on the goddess Saraswati who is the knowledgeable being that assists education. 8.

ਸੰਖ੍ਯਾ ਕੋ ਜੋ ਆਦਿ ਸੋ ਸਿਖਾਵਨ ਕੀ ਸੀਖ ਦੇਤਿ, ਸੰਖ੍ਯਾ ਤੇ ਅਸੰਖ ਤਾਂ ਕੋ ਸੰਖ੍ਯਾ ਕੋ ਸਿਖਾਵਈ ।
ਜਨਕ ਬਿਸਾਇ ਗਯੋ ਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਤਿਹ ਮਾਨ ਕਹ੍ਯੋ, ਪਢੈਂ ਆਨੁ ਬਾਕ ਜੈਸੇ ਪਾਂਧਾ ਸੋ ਪਢਾਵਈ ।
ਜਾਨੁ ਮਤਿਵਾਨ ਅੱਪ੍ਰਮਾਨ ਹਰਖਾਨ ਮਨ ਕੀਨੋ ਅਨੁਮਾਨ ਇਹ ਦੇਰਿ ਨ ਲਗਾਵਈ ।
ਪਢੈ ਤਾਤਕਾਲ ਧਨ ਪਾਇ ਹੌਂ ਬਿਸਾਲ, ਬਾਲ ਭਲੋ ਮਤਿਸਾਲ ਤੁੱਲ ਯਾਂਕੀ ਕੋ ਨ ਪਾਵਈ ॥੯॥
Pandhay then began to scribe the numbers in order to educate Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on numeracy as he had no previous education on this topic. Because Baba Kalu Ji had left Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji did whatever the teacher (Pandhay) told him. The children all repeated the teachings after the teacher. The teacher assumed the children were without concept or knowledge. And thought to himself that it will not take long to educate these pupils. He thought to himself that the child (Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji) will learn quickly and due to this he would also gain wealth quickly. The child is very clever and due to this there is no other child like him. 9.

ਇੱਕ ਦਿਨ ਸਾਰੋ ਪਢ੍ਯੋ ਪਾਧੇ ਜੋ ਉਚਾਰੇ ਬੈਨ, ਸੰਝ ਭਈ ਐਨ ਆਇ ਅਜਰ ਸੁਹਾਯੋ ਹੈ ।
ਹੇਰਿ ਹਰਖਾਇ ਮਾਇ ਅੰਕ ਮੈਂ ਬਸਾਇ ਲਏ, ਬੂਝ੍ਯੋ 'ਪਢਯੋ ਕੈਸੇ? ' ਪੈੜਾ ਆਨਨ ਅਲਾਯੋ ਹੈ ।
ਖਾਇ ਅੰਨ ਰੈਨ ਪੁਨ ਕੀਨੀ ਸੁਖ ਸੈਨ ਤਬ, ਜਾਂ ਕੋ ਕਬ ਭੈ ਨ, ਹੇਰੇ ਚੈਨ ਮਨ ਭਾਯੋ ਹੈ ।
ਭਈ ਜਬ ਭੋਰ ਕਾਲੂ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਪਾਂਧੇ ੳਰ ਗਯੋ, ਸੁਨੀ ਨੁਤਿ ਗੌਰ ਤਾਤ ਰਿਦੈ ਹਰਿਖਾਯੋ ਹੈ ॥੧੦॥
The whole day Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was taught whatever Pandhay said to him. When the day turned to evening Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji returned home. Mata Tripta Ji saw Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and picked him up to put him in her lap. Mata Tripta Ji asked, “What did you learn today?” Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji informed her of what he had learned. It had turned to night and following his meal Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji fell asleep. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji never feared in his mind and if one was to see him they would also feel bliss in their mind. The next morning Baba Kalu Ji again took Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Pandhay. On seeing Pandhay he praised Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and this brought happiness to the mind of Baba Kalu Ji. 10.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 065


Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with his companions Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala Ji.

Below are the last couple of stanzas from the fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. The stanzas are numbered seventy one and seventy two just praise the attraction of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to his fellow companions and friends in the village of Talwandi. The translations are below and from tomorrow the sixth Adhyai will begin.

ਬਾਹਰ ਚਲਤ੍ਯੋਂ ਸੰਗ ਸਿਧਾਰਹਿਂ । ਇਸ ਬਿਧਿ ਨਿਤਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਸੁਖਦ ਬਿਹਾਰਹਿਂ ।
ਸ੍ਵੱਛ ਬੱਛ ਛੇਮੋਚਿਤ ਬਾਲਾ । ਕਰੇ ਕਿਤੇ ਜੋ, ਦੀਨ ਦਯਾਲਾ ॥੭੧॥
When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji leaves the house the children go along with him. In this way they remain in a state of bliss. The children with pure hearts become liberated by the protector of the meek, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 71.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਲੀਲਾ ਬਾਲਿਕ ਖੇਲ ਕੀ, ਸਲੰਕਾਰ ਸਬਿਲਾਸ ।
ਜੋ ਸਿਖ ਧਰਿਹੀ ਧ੍ਯਾਨ ਕੋ, ਦੇਂ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸੁਖ ਰਾਸ ॥੭੨॥
Couplet – The games from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s childhood life have been narrated with great bliss. The Sikh who adopts the form of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s feet within his heart will gain the essence of peace. 72

ਇਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਗ੍ਰੰਥੇ ਪੂਰਬਾਰਧੇ ਬਾਲਕ ਲੀਲਾ ਬਰਨਨੰ ਨਾਮ ਪੰਚਮੋ ਅਧ੍ਯਾਯ ॥੫॥
The fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash Granth (Poorbarad) which is regarding the childhood play of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji has now been completed

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 064


Above is an image i should have put on the web earlier. The image shows the midwife Doulata, Baba Kalu Ji holding the baby, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and lastly Pandit Hardayal Ji.

Below are the translations from the fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash and the stanzas numbered sixty one to seventy within which Mata Tripta Ji witnesses the demi gods worshipping her child, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sri Guru Nanak dEv Ji using their psychic powers realises that Mata Ji has noticed this and makes her forget by ensnaring her back into attachment. The stanzas are below;

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਹੌਂ ਹੇਰੇ ਸੁਪਨੇ ਕੀ ਨ੍ਯਾਈਂ । ਅਬਲੌ ਚਰਚ੍ਯੋ ਬਿਦਤ ਦਿਸਾਈ ।
ਚਿਤ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰਤ੍ਯੋਂ ਪਰਭਾਤੂ । ਚਢ੍ਯੋ ਸੁ ਮਾਰਤੰਡ ਬਖ੍ਯਾਤੂ ॥੬੧॥
Quatrain – (Mata Tripta Ji is thinking to herself) I remember seeing this all as if it was a dream however I can actually see the sandalwood on the body of my son. In this way she continued to deliberate on this until the morning when the sun rose. 61.

ਜਾਨੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਜੀ ਮਨ ਮਾਤਾ । ਤਾਨ ਦਈ ਤਬ ਮੋਹ ਕਨਾਤਾ ।
ਜਾਗੇ ਪੁਨ ਕਰਿਕੈ ਮੁਖ ਰੂਖਾ । ਕਹੈਂ 'ਮਾਤ ! ਦੇ ਭੋਜਨ, ਭੂਖਾ ' ॥੬੨॥
At that moment Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji who was the knower of all realised that his mother Mata Tripta Ji had realised what had occurred. For that reason Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji engrossed his mothers mind in attachment. When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji woke up then they made themselves look sad and said to his mother, “O Mother I am hungry please make some food for me.” 62.

ਨਿਸ ਕੀ ਭੂਲੀ ਸਕਲ ਵਿਚਾਰਾ । ਲਖੀ ਰਿਦੇ ਸੁਤ ਮੈਂ ਭੁਖ੍ਯਾਰਾ ।
ਦਧਿ ਸੋਂ ਅਸਨ ਦੀਨ ਹਿਤ ਖਾਨੇ । ਜਿਉਂ ਆਗੈ ਜਾਨੈ ਤਿਉਂ ਜਾਨੇ ॥੬੩॥
After saying this Mata Tripta Ji forgot all about the events in the night and in her heart only had the worry about her hungry son. She fed her son and gave him some yogurt and only thought of him as she did previously. 63.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਅਸਨ ਸਦਨ ਤੇ ਅਚਵ ਕੈ, ਮਿਲੇ ਬਾਲ ਜਹਿਂ ਜਾਲ ।
ਪਦ ਨੂਪਰ ਕਟ ਕਿੰਕਨੀ, ਹੋਵਤਿ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਬਿਸਾਲ ॥੬੪॥
Couplet – When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji ate his food he went out to play with his friends who had come to see him. When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji left he could be heard by his anklets making loud noises. 64

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਬਿਚਰਹਿਂ ਖੇਲਨ ਮਹਿਂ ਅਨੁਰਾਗੇ । ਭਾਗੇ ਭਾਗਹਿਂ ਬਾਲ ਸਭਾਗੇ ।
ਥਿਰ ਹੋਵਤਿ, ਥਿਤ ਹੋਵਹਿਂ ਸਾਰੇ । ਬੈਸਹਿਂ, ਬੈਸ ਜਾਇਂ ਇਕਬਾਰੇ ॥੬੫॥
Quatrain – In this way Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji remained in his games. When Guru Nanak Dev Ji ran then so did all of the other children. When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji stopped and stood still or sat down so did all the other children. 65.

ਨਾਨਕ ਆਨਨ ਭਾਨਹਿਂ ਕਹਾਨੀ । ਭਗਤਿ ਬਿਰਾਗ ਵਿਖੈ ਜੋ ਸਾਨੀ ।
ਸ਼੍ਰਵਣ ਮਨਨ ਕਰਿਹਹਿਂ ਨਿੰਧ੍ਯਾਸਾ । ਪੁਨ ਸੁਨਨੇ ਕੀ ਵਧਹਿ ਪਿਆਸਾ ॥੬੬॥
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji used to tell all of the other children numerous stories which are imbued with dispassion and meditation to God. The children listen to the discourse, accept the teachings and adopt the practices from the stories. The thirst for stories seems to increase with the children. 66.

ਗਿਰਾ ਸੁਗੰਧਿ ਬਦਨ ਅਰਬਿੰਦਾ । ਜੁਗਤਿ ਯੁਕਤਿ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਮਕਰੰਦਾ ।
ਬਾਲ ਬ੍ਰਿੰਦ ਸਮਭਏ ਮਲਿੰਦਾ । ਸ਼੍ਰਵਨ ਪ ਕਰਹਿਂ, ਅਗਾਤ ਅਨੰਦਾ ॥੬੭॥
The face of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is like a lotus blossom and his words are full of fragrance. It draws the attention of all due to the sweet essence contained in his words. The other children are like bees that surround Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They all listen to the words with their ears and become engrossed in bliss. 67.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਆਵਤਿ ਜਾਵਤਿ ਮਨੁਜ ਕੋ, ਸੁਨਤਿ ਠਾਢ ਹੁਇ ਜਾਇ ।
ਪੰਡਤ ਸੇ ਮਧੁਰੇ ਲਗਹਿਂ, ਕੀਰਤਿ ਬਦਨ ਅਲਾਇਂ ॥੬੮॥
Couplet – Whichever person comes or goes on his/her way they stand still when they hear Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji as his words are sweet as if they were spoken by a knowledgeable individual. These people all sing the praises of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 68.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
'ਇਹ ਬਾਲਿਕ ਕੈਸੇ ਬਚ ਬੋਲਹਿ । ਬਾਲ ਬੈਸ ਹੈ ਬੋਲ ਅਮੋਲਹਿ ' ।
ਚੰਦ ਬਦਨ ਤੇ ਸੁਧਾ ਸਮਾਨੀ । ਸ਼੍ਰੂਤ ਦਰ ਪਾਨਦ ਬੋਲਤਿ ਬਾਨੀ ॥੬੯॥
Quatrain – “What is this young child saying? He is just a child but his parables are priceless.” The face of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is like the moon and his words are like the ambrosial elixir. Those people who are listening are drinking this elixir. 69.

ਲਗੀ ਸਿਸੁਨ ਕੀ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਘਨੇਰੀ । ਸੰਗ ਨ ਤਜਹਿਂ ਰਹਹਿਂ ਮੁਖ ਹੇਰੀ ।
ਸਦਨ ਆਇਂ ਜਬ ਦੀਨਾ ਨਾਥੂ । ਸਿਸੁ ਨਹਿਂ ਤਜਹਿਂ ਰਹਹਿਂ ਹਿਤ ਸਾਥੂ ॥੭੦॥
All of the children love Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji as they do not leave him alone and stare at his radiant face. When the protector of the week Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji goes home the children do not leave him and go with him. 70.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 063


Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji surrounded by his companions.

Below are the translated ten stanzas from the fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. The stanzas are numbered fifty one to sixty. In these the demi gods have come to earth and have placed Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on a throne and worshipping him. Mata Tripta Ji is a witness to what is going on. The detail of events is given below;

ਤਾਂ ਪਰ ਹੇਰਾ ਨਿਜ ਸੁਤ ਬੈਸਾ । ਸ਼ੋਭਾ ਕੋਟ ਕਾਮ ਨਹਿਂ ਤੈਸਾ ।
ਨਿਰਜੁਰ ਜਜਹਿਂ ਅੰਜੁਲੀ ਜੋਰੀ । ਭਨਤਿ ਬਿਨੈ, ਮਨ ਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਨ ਥੋਰੀ ॥੫੧॥
She saw that her son, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was sat on the throne. He looked so beautiful that an infinite number of Kamdev (the demi god of love) could not equate to the beauty. The demi gods are clasping their hands and worshipping Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They are making numerous loving supplications to the Guru. 51.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਉਸਤਤਿ ਉਕਤਹਿਂ ਅਨਿਕ ਬਿਧਿ, 'ਜੈ ਜੈ' ਬਚਨ ੳਚਾਰਿ ।
'ਪਾਵਨ ਪਰਮ ਪੁਰਾਤਨੰ, ਪਰੁਖ ਨ ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰ ! ॥੫੨॥
Couplet – They are praising the Guru and are shouting, “Be victorious”. They are all saying to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, “You are pure, complete and divine Lord who is endless.” 52.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਧਰ ਅਲੰਬ ਕੇ ਦੇਵਨ ਹੇਤੂ । ਪ੍ਰਗਟੇ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਬੇਦੀ ਕੁਲਕੇਤੂ ! ।
ਭਗਤਿ ਜਗਤ ਮਧ ਬਿਦਤ ਕਰਨ ਕੋ । ਕਲਮਲ ਦੁਸ਼ਟਨ ਦੰਭ ਦਰਨ ਕੋ ॥੫੩॥
Quatrain – “In order to give the earth some support you have taken form in the lineage of the Bedi clan. You have come to manifest the remembrance and meditation of the Lords name. You are also manifest to destroy sin, falsehood and enemies of righteousness.” 53.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਕਲਿ ਮਹਿਂ ਪਾਵਨ ਪੰਥ ਨਰਨ ਕੋ । ਪ੍ਰਦ ਸਤਿਸੰਗਤ ਜਗਤ ਤਰਨ ਕੋ ।
ਨਾਮ ਜਪਾਵਨ ਧ੍ਯਾਨ ਚਰਨ ਕੋ । ਭਗਤਨ ਦੁਖ ਹਾ ਜਨਮ ਮਰਨ ਕੋ ॥੫੪॥
Quatrain – “O Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji you are the one who is going to guide the beings in the age of Kaljug by bringing them into the true congregation (Satsangat). You have manifest to meditate on the name of God and to focus on his feet while eradicating the cycle of transmigration for your saints.” 54.

ਦੇਨਿ ਆਸਰਾ ਏਕ ਸ਼ਰਨ ਕੋ । ਕੁਮਤਿ ਕੁਚਾਲ ਕੁਕਰਮ ਹਰਨ ਕੋ ।
ਪੀਰ ਮੀਰ ਸਿਧ ਦਰਪ ਛਰਨ ਕੋ । ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਦੇ ਜਾਪ ਰਰਨ ਕੋ ' ॥੫੫॥
“You have come to provide support and shelter while at the same time you eradicate ignorance and bad actions from being committed. You will destroy the ego of the rulers and Sidhs whilst propagating the recitation of the incantation of ‘Waheguru’”. 55.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਬਿਬੁਧ ਸੁ ਬਦਨ ਬਦ ਪਦ ਅਰਬਿੰਦ ਮਨਾਇ ।
ਗਏ ਆਪਨੇ ਲੋਕ ਕੋ ਜਹਿਂ ਜਹਿਂ ਤੇ ਜੋ ਆਇ ॥੫੬॥
Couplet – For this reason Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji you manifest into the world and the demi gods continued to praise him in this manner. After they had worshipped Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji they returned to their abodes from where they initially came from. 56.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਅਚਰਜ ਭਈ ਹੇਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਤਾ । ਜਾਨੀ ਪਰੈ ਨ ਗਤਿ ਨਿਜ ਤਾਤ ।
ਭਯੋ ਰਿਦੇ ਮਹਿਂ ਸੰਭ੍ਰਮ ਜਾਗੀ । ਸੁਤ ਅਵੈਵ ਸਭਿ ਦੇਖਨਿ ਲਾਗੀ ॥੫੭॥
Quatrain – Mata Tripta Ji on seeing the dream was shocked and is unable to understand or recognise her son’s glory. When she woke up she doubted what she had witnessed and started looking at the limbs of her son. 57.

ਚੰਦਨ ਸੋਂ ਚਰਚਤਿ ਹੈਂ ਸਾਰੇ । ਬਹੁ ਸੁੰਗਧਿ ਸੋਂ ਜਜੇ ਨਿਹਾਰੇ ।
ਸੰਭ੍ਰਮ ਮਨ, ਨਹਿਂ ਥਿਰਤਾ ਹੋਈ । ਕਿਧੌਂ ਸਾਚਿ ਕੈ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਸੋਈ ॥੫੮॥
Upon inspection she found that her son had sandalwood sprinkled all over him due to this all the limbs were fragranced. Mata Tripta Ji could not understand what had actually occurred she wonders was it real or actually a dream. 58

ਰਿਦੈ ਵਿਚਾਰਤਿ ਆਰਤ ਮਾਤਾ । ਨਿਰਨੈ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਏਕੈ ਬਾਤਾ ।
ਸੁਤ ਕੀ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਮਨ ਮਹਿਂ ਮਾਨੀ । ਇਹ ਅਵਤਾਰ ਸੱਤਿ ਚਿਤ ਜਾਨੀ ॥੫੯॥
Mata Tripta Ji is deliberating on the event in her heart and has become worried as she does not know if the incident really occurred or was an imaginative experience. She has however realised the glory of her son and accepts that he is the manifestation of the Lord. 59.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਜਿਸਕੇ ਪਦ ਅਰਬਿੰਦ ਕੋ, ਦਿੱਬ ਰੂਪ ਬਹੁ ਆਇ ।
ਕਰੀ ਆਪਚਿਤ ਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਸੋਂ, ਬਾਰਬਾਰ ਸਿਰ ਨਾਇ ॥੬੦॥
Couplet – The feet of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the reason for which the demi gods came to worship him. With great loving devotion they worshipped the feet of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and again and again prostrated to his feet in respect. 60.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 062


Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with Bhai Mardana

Thankfully I have some time today to put two posts up quickly on the translations of the Sri Nanak Parkash. Below are translated the stanzas numbered forty one to fifty within which Pandit Hardayal Ji explains the glory of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and later commences the story of the demi gods glorifying and commemorating the great manifestation of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The translations are below;

ਬਾਲਿਕ ਕੇ ਸਨਬੰਧੀ ਜੇਤੇ । ਮਹਿਮਾ ਲਖਿ ਨ ਸਕਹਿਂਗੇ ਤੇਤੇ ।
ਅਵਰ ਅਨੇਕ ਮਨੁਜ ਵਰੁਸਾਵਹਿਂ । ਕੋਇਕ ਸਨਬੰਧੀ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਵਹਿ ॥੪੧॥
“All of the family of this child will not realise the glory of this child. However infinite others will benefit from the glory of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Only some of the family will gain anything from the child as they will be unable to grasp his values.” 41.

ਹੋਇ ਤਰੁਨ ਜਬ ਵਧਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਤਾਪਾ । ਜਿਉਂ ਬਾਵਨ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਲੋਕਨ ਮਾਪਾ ।
ਪੀਰ ਮੀਰ ਮਾਨਹਿਂਗੇ ਆਨਾ । ਜਿਉਂ ਗੋਕਲ ਮਥੁਰਾ ਭਗਵਾਨਾ ॥੪੨॥
“When he comes into adolescence his fame will continue to grow in the way the Bavan manifestation controlled the three domains in one moment and grew to a gigantic form in an instant. The Kings and the saints will follow your son in the way the residents of Mathura accepted Sri Krishna.” 42.

ਰਾਮਚੰਦ ਸੇ ਗੁਨ ਇਨ ਮਾਹੀ । ਬ੍ਰਿੱਧ ਹੋਹਿਂ ਤਬ ਲਿਹੁ ਪਤਿਆਹੀ ।
ਹੋਇਂ ਅਚਾਰਜ ਬ੍ਯਾਸ ਸਮਾਨੇ । ਮਾਨਵ ਧੰਨ, ਜਿ ਮਨ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨੇਂ ॥੪੩॥
“He will have the virtue of being the epitome of righteousness like Sri Ram Chandar and you will understand this when he is older. He will be knowledgeable like Rishi Vyas and those who accept him will be ones with great fortune and destiny.” 43.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਸੁਤ ਪਰ ਸ਼ਰਧਾ ਉਰ ਕਰਹੁ ਦਰਬ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਹਰਿ ਕੂਰ ।
ਪਰਮ ਰੂਪ ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਚਿਦੰ ਚਾਰਚਰ ਮੂਰ ॥੪੪॥
Couplet – “Have faith in your son and forget about the love you have for false material possessions. He is the grand form of the Lord who is both the root of the insentient and conscious forms.” 44.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਹਿਤ ਪ੍ਰਦ ਬਿੱਪ੍ਰਹਿ ਕੀ ਬਰਬਾਨੀ । ਮੁਖ ਬਲ ਅਸੁ ਕਵਿਕਾ ਜਿਵ ਮਾਨੀ ।
ਅਰਣਵ ਅਮੀ ਕੀਰਤੀ ਦ੍ਯਾਲਾ । ਦਿਜ ਕੀ ਉਕਤਿ ਸੁ ਮੁਕਤਨ ਮਾਲਾ ॥੪੫॥
Quatrain – The words of Pandit Hardayal Ji were great for Baba Kalu Ji and he accepted only some of it as the horse forcefully accepts it reins into its mouth. The praise of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is like the ocean of ambrosial elixir. The words of Pandit Hardayal Ji are great like a pearled rosary. 45.

ਸਾਕ ਬਣਕ ਜਿਉਂ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਤਾਂਹੀ । ਨਹਿਂ ਜਾਨੀ ਕਾਲੂ ਮਨ ਮਾਂਹੀ ।
ਨਿਜ ਨਿਕੇਤ ਕੋ ਪੁਨ ਚਲਿ ਆਯੋ । ਜਗਤ ਕਾਜ ਹਿਰਦਾ ਬਿਰਮਾਯੋ ॥੪੬॥
In a way a vegetable salesman does not know the value of the elixir or pearls so it the same for Baba Kalu Ji accepting the virtues and praise of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Baba Kalu Ji does not accept these words to describe his son. Baba Kalu Ji then returned home and continued with his worldly work. 46.

ਬਹੁਰੋ ਅਸਤ ਅਹਿਰਪਤਿ ਭਯੋ । ਭਈ ਬਿਭਾਵਰ ਗੁਰੁ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਅਯੋ ।
ਹੇਰਤਿ ਮਾਤ ਰੂਪ ਬਲਿ ਜਾਵਹਿ । ਪਾਨ ਆਪਨੇ ਭੋਜ ਖੁਵਾਵਹਿ ॥੪੭॥
Later that day the sun set and Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji returned home. Mata Tripta Ji on seeing her son becomes exalted and feeds him with her own hands. 47.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਪੈ ਪਿਆਇ ਪੁਨ ਮਾਤ ਲੇ ਸੂਤੀ ਸੁਠ ਪਰਯੰਕ ।
ਪਲਕ ਜੁਟੀ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਬਦਨ ਸਦਨਹਿਲਾਦ ਮਯੰਕ ॥੪੮॥
Couplet – Then Mata Tripta Ji prepared and fed milk to the Guru then placed him in his cot. The face of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is beautiful and Mata Tripta Ji’s eyes were fixed to it as the Guru is the residence of all bliss. 48.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਸਵਾ ਜਾਮ ਜਬ ਰਹੀ ਤ੍ਰਿਜਾਮਾ । ਜਨਨੀ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਪਿਖ ਅਭਿਰਾਮਾ ।
ਸੁੰਦਰ ਦੁਤਿ ਬ੍ਰਿੰਦਾਰਕ ਬ੍ਰਿੰਦਾ । ਮਿਲ ਕਰਿ ਆਏ ਕਰਤਿ ਅਨੰਦਾ ॥੪੯॥
Quatrain – When there was only one and a quarter Pehirs left the Mata Tripta Ji had a great dream. The beautiful demi gods were all in her house celebrating. 49.

ਮੰਜਲ ਕੁਸਮਾਂਜੁਲ ਮਲਿਯਾਗਰ । ਕਰ ਕਪੂਰ ਬਰ ਗੰਧਿ ਉਜਾਗਰ ।
ਦੇਖਾ ਏਕ ਸਿੰਘਾਸਨ ਸੁੰਦਰ । ਸੂਚੇ ਮਾਣਿਕ ਗਚ ਰੁਚਿਰੰਦਰ ॥੫੦॥
They were throwing the petals from the Kalapbrich from both of their hands and throwing the fragrance of sandalwood. All these fine fragrances were being thrown in the house over Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. In the middle of the room is a beautiful throne which is encrusted with white pearls. 50.

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 061

Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with Bhai Mardana, Bhai Bala and the nine other Sikh Gurus. Also in the picture is an unknown Sikh.

Below is the translation of the stanzas numbered thirty one to fourty of the fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash within which Baba Kalu Ji goes to the home of Pandit Hardayal Ji as he is skeptical about the prediction made about Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on his birth. The translation is below;

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਪੌਛਤਿ ਈਛਨ ਸ੍ਵਛਾਂਨਨ ਛਬਿ । ਛਕੀ ਮੋਹ ਮੈਂ ਪਿਖਿ ਜਨਨੀ ਤਬ ।
ਪਸਚਾਤਾਪ ਕਰਤਿ ਚਿਤ ਮਾਂਹੀ । ਹਮਰੇ ਦਸਨ ਏਕ ਸੁਤ ਆਹੀ ॥੩੧॥
Quatrain – Mata Tripta Ji is using a beautiful piece of cloth to wipe the tears from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s eyes. She has become engrossed with attachment for the child and in her mind is regretting her actions towards the child. She is thinking to herself, ‘God has only blessed our family with one son.’ 31.

ਬਾਲ ਬੈਸ ਇਹ ਆਪਨ ਪਰ ਕੋ । ਹਾਨ ਲਾਭ ਨਹਿਂ ਜਾਨਹਿ ਘਰ ਕੋ ।
ਵਡੋ ਹੋਇ ਸਮਝਹਿ ਸਭਿ ਰੀਤੀ । ਅਬ ਡਰਪਾਵਨ ਕੀ ਨਹਿਂ ਨੀਤੀ ॥੩੨॥
The child is still of young age and has no know what is his and isn’t. He does not seem to have any attachment to the items we have at home. When he is older he will understand all of this for this reason it is not good to frighten him. 32.

ਉਰ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰਿ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਮਾਤਾ । ਤਜ੍ਯੋ ਅੰਕ ਤੇ ਹਿਤ ਕਰਿ ਤਾਤਾ ।
ਖੇਲਨ ਲਗੇ ਬਾਲਿਕਨ ਮਾਂਹੀ । ਜਿਹਕੇ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਦੋਖ ਨ ਸਾਹੀਂ ॥੩੩॥
In this way Mata Tripta Ji deliberated in her heart and lovingly let him go from her lap. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji then left and started to play with the other children. A glimpse of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is able to eradicate all pains that a person can suffer. 33.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਕਾਲੂ ਲੱਛਨ ਦੇਖਿ ਅਸਿ, ਦੈਵਗ ਵਾਕ ਸੰਭਾਰ ।
ਗਿਨਤ ਗਟੀ ਉਰ ਅਟਪਟੀ, ਤਿਹ ਕੇ ਗਯੋ ਅਗਾਰ ॥੩੪॥
Couplet – by seeing the characteristics of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji his father Baba Kalu Ji remembers the advice of Pandit Hardayal Ji. Whilst wrestling with his thoughts in his mind Baba Kalu Ji arrived at the house of Pandit Hardayal Ji. 34.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਦਿਜ ਕੋ ਦੇਖਿ ਬਦਨ ਤੇ ਬੋਲ੍ਯੋ । 'ਭਲੋ ਆਪ ਨੈ ਜੋਤਿਸ਼ ਟੋਲ੍ਯੋ ।
ਤੁਮਰੋ ਕਹ੍ਯੋ ਨ ਫੁਰ ਭਾ ਏਕੂ । ਬਰਨਨ ਕੀਨੇ ਗੁਨ ਜੁ ਅਨੇਕੂ ॥੩੫॥
Quatrain – When Baba Kalu Ji met Pandit Hardayal Ji he said the following, “It was good that you checked the astrological signs on the birth of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji however not even one of the things you said about my son has come true. You praised my son and said he would have infinite virtues.” 35.

ਤਿਹ ਕੇ ਲੱਛਨ ਤੇ ਮੈਂ ਜਾਨੀ । ਧਨ ਹਾਨੀ ਹਇ, ਮਨ ਅਨੁਮਾਨੀ ।
ਭਲੋ ਛਤਰ ਮੁਝ ਧਾਮ ਫਿਰਾਯੋ । ਅਗਲੀ ਦੀਨੀ ਵਸਤੁ ਗਵਾਯੋ ॥੩੬॥
“From seeing the child’s characteristics I have come to the following conclusion that this child will lose the wealth of the household. You said that a canopy would be held on top of my son’s head however he is already losing the initial possession in the house which God has already granted.” 36.

ਜੋ ਲੇਵਹਿ ਸੋ ਜਾਇ ਗਵਾਵਹਿ । ਬੂਜਹਿਂ ਜੇ, ਨਹਿਂ ਕਛੂ ਬਤਾਵਹਿ ।
ਗਨਨਾ ਗਿਨੀ ਗੁਨੀ, ਨਿਰਗੁਨੀ । ਤੁਮ ਗੁਨਵਾਨ, ਭਨੀ ਅਨਬਨੀ ॥੩੭॥
“Whatever he picks up he loses. If we are to ask him about the said item he does not tell us anything. From what you stated that my son was to have numerous virtues if you look at him it seems he actually has no virtues. You seem to me a person with great knowledge however everything you said has turned out to be completely wrong.” 37.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਮਨ ਹਰਖਾਵਨ ਕੇ ਨਮਿਤ, ਮੁਝ ਸੋਂ ਕਿਧੋਂ ਸਨੁਾਇ ।
ਗਨਨਾ ਕਰਤੇ ਚੁਕ ਗਏ, ਕਿਧੋਂ ਨ ਜਾਨ੍ਯੋ ਜਾਇ ' ॥੩੮॥
Couplet – “Did you say these things just to please my mind? Did you fail in your astrological formulas and equations?” 38.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਸੁਨਿ ਕਰਿ ਦਿਜਬਰ ਕਾਲੂ ਬਾਨੀ । ਹੁਤੀ ਅਸ਼ਰਧਾ ਮਹਿਂ ਲਪਟਾਨੀ ।
ਤਿਸੁ ਉਰ ਸ਼ਰਧਾ ਦੇਵਨ ਹੇਤੂ । ਬੋਲ੍ਯੋ ਬਚਨ ਬਿੱਪ੍ਰ ਕੁਲਕੇਤੂ ॥੩੯॥
Quatrain – Pandit Hardayal Ji listened to the complaint which was said with complete faith by Baba Kalu Ji. Then to assure Baba Kalu Ji the great Pandit said the following; 39.

'ਇਕ ਲੱਛਨ ਮੈਂ ਤਬ ਹੀ ਹੇਰਾ । ਕਹ੍ਯੋ ਨ ਸੋ ਪਿਖਿ ਆਨਂਦ ਤੇਰਾ ।
ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਭਯੋ, ਮੈਂ ਸੋ ਅਬ ਜਾਨ੍ਯੋ । ਜੋ ਤੋ ਸੋ ਨਹਿਂ ਤਬਹਿ ਬਖਾਨ੍ਯੋ ॥੪੦॥
“Baba Kalu Ji I realised one characteristic of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s straight away. Due to your delight at the time I did not disclose this. That characteristic has now manifested which I did not tell you about at the child’s birth. 40.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 060

Above is an image of the Kahrava of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

First of all as you can see the layout of the blog has improved drastically. this is all thanks to the Nishkam Seva of Bhai Jvala Singh Ji and his brother in Canada who have given up their valuable time to redesign the layout and pictures of the blog. Not only that but the Sri Nanak Parkash posts from nineteen to thirty have all been re-edited and the gurmukhi of the Sri Nanak Parkash has been added to these posts so that the first Adhyai is almost complete with Gurmukhi online. Again the credit goes to Bhai Jvala Singh as he has typed this up on Unicode. All of this Nishkaam Seva whilst maintaining his own blog (Sikhreality) and working hard on his final year of completing a degree. What a gem this Singh is to the panthic seva whilst busy in his academic studies.

Back to the translations from the Sri Nanak Parkash now, below are the next ten stanzas from the fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash by Kavi Santokh Singh Ji. The stanzas below are numbered twenty one to thirty start to narrate the unique qualities of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at the age of five years of age. At this age he showed no attachment to any material objects, instead he used to take them from the house and throw them near the poor so that it would assist them. however Mata Tripta Ji had grown angry of losing her possessions and the following events took place as shown below;

ਪਾਂਚ ਬਰਖ ਕੀ ਹੋਈ ਬੈਸਾ । ਕਰਨ ਲਗੇ ਕਾਰਜ ਪੁਨ ਐਸਾ ।
ਲੇਯ ਵਸਤੁ ਘਰ ਬਾਹਰ ਧਾਵਹਿਂ । ਜੋ ਲੇਵਹਿਂ ਸੋ ਜਾਇ ਗਵਾਵਹਿਂ ॥੨੧॥
When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was aged five he then started to play in this manner. Whatever item he finds in the house he takes it with him when he leaves and loses it. 21.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਭਾਂਜਨ ਭੂਖਨ ਬਸਨ ਜੇ, ਨਿਜ ਨਿਕੇਤ ਤੇ ਲੇਯ ।
ਜਾਇ ਨਿਰਸਤਹਿਂ ਜਾਇ ਤਹਿਂ, ਜਹਿਂ ਅਗਾਤ ਦੀਨੇਯ ॥੨੨॥
Couplet – Whether it is be utensils, jewellery or clothes he takes it from his home and throws it away where the poor live. 22.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਕਰਤਿ ਨਿਤਾਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕਾਰ । ਦਯਾ ਕਰਨ ਕੋ ਜਿਹ ਬਿਵਹਾਰ ।
ਇਕ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਇਕ ਭਾਂਜਨ ਲੀਨਾ । ਰੰਕ ਪਿਖ੍ਯੋ ਇਕ ਤਹਿਂ ਸੁਟ ਦੀਨਾ ॥੨੩॥
Quatrain – Each day Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji do the same where they are merciful to those who are unfortunate. One day Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji took an expensive cooking utensil from the house and threw this in front of a poor person who he saw walking. 23.

ਮੁਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਨਿਜ ਘਰ ਆਏ ਜਬਿਹੀ । ਜਨਨੀ ਹੇਰੇ ਰੋਸੀ ਤਬ ਹੀ ।
ਬੂਝਨ ਲਗੀ 'ਕਹਾਂ ਤੈਂ ਗੇਰਾ ? । ਅਬ ਥੋ ਕਰ ਮਹਿਂ, ਭਈ ਨ ਦੇਰਾ ' ॥੨੪॥
When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji came home Mata Tripta Ji saw that he had returned home empty handed she was very cross. She asked him, “Where have you thrown the utensil? You had it in your hand one minute and now it is gone.” 24.

ਮੁਖ ਤੇ ਕਹੈਂ ਨ ਉਤਰ ਕੋਊ । ਭਏ ਤੂਸ਼ਨੀ ਗਤਿਦਾ ਜੋਊ ।
ਕਰ ਮਹਿ ਲੇ ਲਕਰੀ ਤਬ ਮਾਤਾ । ਡਰਪਾਵਨ ਲਾਗੀ ਨਿਜ ਤਾਤਾ ॥੨੫॥
On being questioned Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji failed to reply to Mata Ji. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji remains completely silent. Mata Tripta Ji at that point picked up a stick in order to punish Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 25.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਮ੍ਰਿਘ ਅਰਭਕ ਸੇ ਚਕਿਤ ਚਖੁ, ਕਰੇ ਨੀਚ ਡਰਿ ਮਾਤ ।
ਸਜਲ ਭਏ ਝਖ ਦੋ ਮਨੋ, ਛੋਰਤਿ ਸਰਿਤਾ ਗਾਤ ॥੨੬॥
Couplet – Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji fearing his mother was like a young dear who lowered his eyes. Both of the eyes filled with tears and tears rolled down the Gurus face as if it was water from two streams. 26.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਲਾਲੂ ਪਿਤ੍ਰ ਬੰਧੁ ਤਬ ਆਯੋ । ਕਰੁਨਾ ਰਸ ਮਹਿਂ ਹੋ ਛੁਟਕਾਯੋ ।
ਰਿਸ ਕੀਨੇ ਕਹਿਹੀ ਪੁਨ ਵਾਕੂ । 'ਬਹੁ ਔਗੁਨ ਕੀਨੇ ਇਨ ਪ੍ਰਾਕੂ ॥੨੭॥
Quatrain – At that moment Baba Lalu Ji (uncle of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji) came to the house and prevented anything happening to the Guru. Still Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s mother was still angry and continued to say, “My son has committing some mischievous acts.” 27.

ਲੇਯ ਸਦਨ ਤੇ ਵਸਤੁ ਜੁ ਹੇਰਹਿ । ਬਹੁਰ ਨ ਆਨਹਿ ਬਾਹਰ ਗੇਰਹਿ ।
ਨਿਠੁਰ ਨਿਡਰ ਸੁ ਢੀਠ ਇਸ ਜੈਸਾ । ਅਬ ਲੌ ਹੌਂ ਨ ਨਿਹਾਰ੍ਯੋ ਐਸਾ ॥੨੮॥
“Whatever item he likes in the house he takes with him and does not return it. For this reason I am not happy with this hard hearted and insensitive attitude. I have not seen another child like this.” 28.

ਪੂਰਬ ਇਨ ਬਹੁ ਵਸਤੁ ਗਵਾਈ । ਹੌਂ ਕਹਿ ਰਹੀ ਸਮਝ ਨਹਿਂ ਆਈ ।
ਸਾਸਨ ਯੋਗ, ਅਬਹਿ ਤੁਝ ਛੋਰਾ । ਐਸਾ ਕਾਜ ਨ ਕਰਿ ਪੁਨ ਔਰਾ ' ॥੨੯॥
“He has already lost a large amount of items and he does not seem to understand. I was ready to punish him but due to your uncle arriving you have been saved. Do not do this again.” 29

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਜਨਨੀ ਯੌਂ ਸਮਝਾਇ ਕੈ, ਉਰ ਭਰਿ ਆਯੋ ਨੇਹੁਂ ।
ਕਰ ਗਹਿ ਅੰਕ ਬਿਠਾਇੳ, ਨਿਜ ਸੁਤ ਕਰੁਨਾਗੇਹੁ ॥੩੦॥
Couplet – in this way Mata Tripta Ji made Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji understand but straight way she became full of the love and attachment she had for Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. She grabbed Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s hand and sat him in her lap. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the master of mercy and piety. 30.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 059


Above is an image of the Harsahai Pothi which is was written by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on his travels.

Right below are the stanzas numbered eleven to twenty of the fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash Katha. Here we get a glimpse of the childhood of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his beautiful form. The translation is below;

ਚੋਪਈ ।
ਜੁਗਲ ਘਟੀ ਪਲਨਾ ਪਰ ਸੋਏ । ਜਾਗੇ ਬਹੁਰ ਸੁ ਚੇਤਨ ਹੋਏ ।
ਲਗੇ ਬਾਲ ਲੀਲਾ ਪੁਨ ਕਰਨੇ । ਪਕਰਹਿਂ ਪਰਨਾ ਹਇਂ ਪਗ ਪਰਨੇ ॥੧੧॥
Quatrain – Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji remained asleep in his cot for two Gharis. When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji woke up he was imminently alert to the world. Sri Guru Nanak Dev played whilst in his cot and pulled himself up supporting his weight on his feet to stand in the cot. 11.

ਭਯੋ ਚਰਨ ਬਲ, ਹੋਵਹਿਂ ਠਾਢੇ । ਖੇਲਹਿਂ ਬਾਲਨ ਮਹਿਂ ਹਿਤ ਬਾਢੇ ।
ਭੂਖਨ ਸਬਦ ਪਲਾਵਤਿ ਹੋਵਤਿ । ਨੈਨ ਛਬੀਲੇ ਛਬਿ ਸੋਂ ਜੋਵਤਿ ॥੧੨॥
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji has now gained the strength in his legs and is able to stand on his own. He used to play on his own in a lovable way. When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji played with other children they could be heard due to their anklets. The eyes of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are beautiful and add to the elegance of his face. 12.

ਬਿਨ ਬੋਲੇ ਨਹਿਂ ਆਲਯ ਆਵਹਿਂ । ਸ਼ਿਸ਼ੁ ਪਸ਼ਚਾਤ ਪਰਿਪ ਮਹਿਂ ਧਾਵਹਿਂ ।
ਜਨਨੀ ਅਸਨ ਹਕਾਰਿ ਖੁਵਾਵਹਿ । ਨਹਿਂ ਅਘਾਤਿ ਦੇਖਤਿ ਬਲ ਜਾਵਹਿ ॥੧੩॥
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji does not return home until he is called by his mother. He plays with the other kids in the alleyways chasing them. Later Mata Tripta Ji calls Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji home so that he can eat. Mata Tripta Ji never gets tired of seeing her son and feels exalted when she sees him. 13.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਦਧਿ ਅਰੁ ੳਦਨ ਮਾਤ ਤੇ, ਅਰਧਿਕ ਖਾਇ ਪਲਾਇ ।
ਬਾਲਿਕ ਲੀਲਾ ਕਰਤਿ ਸਭਿ ਅਲਖ ਜੁ ਲਖ੍ਯਾ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥੧੪॥
Couplet – Mata Tripta Ji fed Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji yoghurt and rice of which he only eats half of the meal before running off to play with his friends. He plays with other children and no one can understand his miraculous game. 14.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਲੇ ਕਰਿ ਕਾਲੂ ਅੰਕ ਦੁਲਾਰਹਿ । ਪਾਵਤਿ ਸੁਖ ਕੋ ਬਦਨ ਨਿਹਾਰਹਿ ।
ਤਜਿ ਕਰਿ ਜਨਕ ਅੰਕ ਕੋ ਜਾਵਹਿਂ । ਰਲਿ ਬਾਲਨ ਸੋਂ ਖੇਲ ਮਚਾਵਹਿਂ ॥੧੫॥
Quatrain – Sometimes Baba Kalu Ji would be holding Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on his lap. By seeing the face of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji it brought great happiness to Baba Kalu Ji. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji later leaves his fathers lap and goes and plays with the other children. 15.

ਸੁੰਦਰਤਾ ਮੰਦਰ ਮੁਖ ਹੇਰਹਿਂ । ਨਰਨਾਰੀ ਜਾਵਤਿ ਮਗ ਘੇਰਹਿਂ ।
ਬੋਲਹਿਂ ਬੋਲ ਬੁਲਾਵਹਿਂ ਬਚਨਾ । ਗਿਰਾ ਮਾਧੁਰੀ ਕੀ ਜਨੁ ਰਚਨਾ ॥੧੬॥
By seeing the beautiful face of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji both the men and women all stop and stare. These people all stop to talk to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and hear his sweet words. 16.

ਕਹਹਿਂ ਪਰਸਪਰ ਲੋਕ ਲੁਗਾਈ । 'ਕਾਲੂ ਭਾਗ ਅਹੈਂ ਅਧਿਕਾਈ ।
ਜਿਸੁ ਅਵਾਸ ਸੁਤ ਅਸ ਉਪਜਯੋ । ਸਭਿ ਬਿਧਿ ਸੋਂ ਨਿਹਾਲ ਭਵ ਭਯੋ ' ॥੧੭॥
All the men and women say between themselves, “Baba Kalu Ji is blessed as if a child like this is born into a household then all the members of that family are exalted.” 17.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਸਭਿਹਿ ਸੁਭਾਵਕ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਮਨ, ਕਰਹਹਿਂ ਬਦਨ ਨਿਹਾਰਿ ।
ਜੈਸੇ ਜਾਤ ਸਮੁੰਦ੍ਰ ਮਹਿਂ, ਸਭਿ ਸਰਿਤਾ ਕੋ ਬਾਰਿ ॥੧੮॥
Couplet – The love in an individuals mind is attracted to the image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. In a way that all the streams and rivers make their way to the sea all people are attracted to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 18

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਚਖ ਚਕੋਰ ਲੋਕਨ ਕੇ ਬ੍ਰਿੰਦਾ । ਚੰਦ੍ਰ ਬਦਨ ਦ੍ਰਿਸ਼ ਆਨੰਦ ਕੰਦਾ ।
ਸੁੰਦਰ ਰੂਪ ਹੇਰਿ ਰਵਿ ਨ੍ਯਾਈ । ਜਨੁ ਅਰਬਿੰਦ ਬਦਨ ਬਿਗਸਾਈ ॥੧੯॥
Quatrain – The eyes of all the individuals are similar to Chakors while the face of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was like a moon to which all the eyes found bliss. The form of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was illuminating like the sun while the face of all individuals is like a lotus blossom which blooms on its seeing the Guru. 19.

ਘੰਟਕ ਜਿਉਂ ਸੁਨਿ ਕੈ ਬਰ ਬਾਨੀ । ਰਹੈਂ ਠਾਂਢ ਢਿਗ ਮ੍ਰਿਗਹਿ ਸਮਾਨੀ ।
ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਬਾਲਕ ਲੀਲਾ ਕਰਿਹੀਂ । ਧ੍ਯਾਨ ਜਿ ਧਰਹਿਂ ਭਵੋਦਿਧਿ ਤਰਿਹੀਂ ॥੨੦॥
By listening to the sweet words of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji they become intoxicated as the dear does on hearing the horn. In this way Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji plays the childhood games. The individual who focuses of the face of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji can cross the world over to salvation. 20.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 058


Above is a painting of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Below are stanzas numbered two to ten from the fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash within details of the attachment and love of Mata Tripta Ji is shown for her son Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The translations are below;

ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਬਾਲਾ ਸੰਧੁਰੁ ਵਾਚ ।
ਪਲਨਾ ਪਰ ਪੋਢਾਵਈ, ਕਹਿ ਲਲਨਾ ਲੇ ਅੰਕ ।
ਲਾਲਤਿ ਮਾਤ ਬਿਸਾਲ ਹਿਤ, ਸੂੰਘਤਿ ਬਦਨ ਮਯੰਕ ॥੨॥
Bhai Bala Ji is saying;
Couplet – Mata Tripta Ji puts the child Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to rest in the cradle and sometimes he is being carried in another person’s arms. With great love Mata Tripta Ji takes care of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji who has a moonlike illuminating face which Mata Tripta Ji embraces and kisses. 2.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਆਨਨਿ ਆਰਨਜਾਤ ਨਿਹਾਰੀ । ਲੀਲ ਲਲਿਤੰ ਆਰਤ ਹਾਰੀ ।
ਲੋਚਨ ਅਮਲ ਕਮਲ ਦਲ ਜੈਸੇ । ਨਾਸਾ ਤਿਲ ਪ੍ਰਸੂਨ ਨਹਿਂ ਵੈਸੇ ॥੩॥
Quatrain – Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s face is like a lotus blossom and Mata Tripta Ji on seeing it is playing the beautiful game of life eradicating all causes of pain. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s eyes are like the white leave of a blossom and the nose is that beautiful that the blossom cannot be even considered in comparison to it. 3.

ਸੁੰਦਰ ਅਲੰਕਾਰ ਘਰਿਵਾਏ । ਬਿਨ ਦੂਖਨ ਕੈ ਭੂਖਨ ਪਾਏ ।
ਬਨੀ ਬਾਜਨੀ ਕਿੰਕਨਿ ਚਾਰੀ । ਕਟ ਮਹਿਂ ਪਾਈ ਅਤਿ ਛਬਿ ਵਾਰੀ ॥੪॥
Mata Tripta Ji took out some beautiful ornaments and put them on Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Small bells are tied to the waist of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and add to the glory of the child Guru. 4.

ਕਰ ਮਹਿਂ ਕਟ ਪਦ ਨੂਪਰ ਸੋਹੈਂ । ਜੋ ਦੇਖੇ ਤਿਸਕੋ ਮਨ ਮੋਹੈਂ ।
ਦੁਇ ਦੁਇ ਦਸਨ ਅਧਰ ਦੁਤਿ ਹੋਤੀ । ਸੰਪੁਟ ਬਿੱਦ੍ਰਮ ਜਿਉਂ ਜੁਗ ਮੋਤੀ ॥੫॥
On the arms of the Guru small bracelets are placed while anklets are placed on his heels. Those people who see the Guru become attached to him. The two teeth that are now in the mouth of the Guru add to his glory as if there were two pearls in a coral shell/reef. 5.

ਅੰਙਣ ਮਹਿਂ ਰਿੰਙਣ ਗਤਿਕਾਰੀ । ਚਰਣਾਂਬੁਜ ਖੈਂਚਤਿ ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ।
ਹੇਰਤਿ ਹਸਤਿ ਹਸਾਵਤਿ ਔਰੀ । ਕਿਲਕਤਿ ਮੁਖ ਤੇ ਮਾਧੁਰ ਠੋਰੀ ॥੬॥
In an enclosed area Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji who is the granter of liberation have began to crawl. By crawling Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji pull their lotus feet behind him which brings joy to Mata Tripta Ji. On seeing this she laughs while Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji gives out joyful shrieks which were sweet. 6.

ਬੇਦੀ ਕੁਲ ਕੀ ਆਨਿ ਬਧੂਟੀ । ਮੂਰਤਿ ਪਿਖਿ ਜਨੁ ਆਨਂਦ ਬੂਟੀ ।
ਗਹਿ ਕਰਿ ਭੁਜ ਤੇ ਅੰਕ ਬਸਾਵਹਿ । ਪਰਮ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਕਰਿ ਹਰਖ ਲਡਾਵਹਿਂ ॥੭॥
All of the females from the Bedi clan come and see Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and by doing this become intoxicated with his glimpse. They all take the Guru one by one into their arms, love him and hold him with bliss. 7.

ਬੋਲੈਂ ਬਚਨ ਤੋਤਰੇ ਮੀਠੇ । ਸਨੁਹਿਂ ਨਾਰਿ ਨਰ ਲਾਗਹਿਂ ਈਠੇ ।
ਹੇਰਹਿ ਮਾਤ ਤਾਤ ਅਨੁਰਾਗਹਿ । ਫਿਰਤਿ ਭੂਮਿਕਾ ਮ੍ਰਿਤਕਾ ਲਾਗਹਿ ॥੮॥
When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji stammers sweetly all the man and women find this adorable and loving. The mother seeing her son loves him and when Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji crawls the dirt from the earth attaches itself to him. 8

ਲਗੀ ਧੂਰ ਤਨ ਧੂਸਰ ਹੋਏ । ਅੰਬ ਲੇਯ ਅੰਬਾ ਅੰਗ ਧੋਏ ।
ਮਲਿ ਕਰਿ ਮੁਖ ਮੱਜਨ ਕਰਿਵਾਯੋ । ਪੌਂਛ ਸਰੀਰ ਅੰਕ ਬੈਸਾਯੋ ॥੯॥
When the dirt attaches to the child it makes his complexion dirty so Mata Tripta Ji washes his limbs with water. She washes his body, clothes him then carries him again in her arms. 9.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਝਗਲੀ ਝੀਨ ਨਵੀਨ ਪੁਨ, ਪਹਿਰਾਈ ਤਨ ਤਾਤ ।
ਪੈ ਕੋ ਪਾਨ ਕਰਾਇ ਕੈ, ਪੌਢਾਏ ਕਰ ਮਾਤ ॥੧੦॥
Couplet – A small thin piece of clothing is worn by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji which is placed on him by his mother Mata Tripta Ji. Mata Ji then fed the child milk and placed him in a cot. 10.

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 057


Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Bhai Mardana Ji.

Right we now start the fifth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. I am going to just translate the initial stanza in this Adhyai and hopefully make some time later to add more. The first stanza in this Adhyai is based on two lines in the Sri Jap Ji Sahib. The lines are ਗੁਰੁ ਈਸਰੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਗੋਰਖੁ ਬਰਮਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਪਾਰਬਤੀ ਮਾਈ ॥ and ਏਕਾ ਮਾਈ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਵਿਆਈ ਤਿਨਿ ਚੇਲੇ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ॥ ਇਕੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੀ ਇਕੁ ਭੰਡਾਰੀ ਇਕੁ ਲਾਏ ਦੀਬਾਣੁ ॥ This stanza from the fifth Adhyai is the invocation and mirrors the sentiments laid out in the two lines from the Sri Jap Ji Sahib. The stanza is translated below;

Adhyai 05

ਕਬਿੱਤ ।
ਬਿਧਿ ਸੇ ਵੈਰਾਗ ਪ੍ਰਦ, ਹਰਿ ਸੇ ਗਿਆਨ ਪਾਲ ਸ਼ਿਵ ਸੇ ਬਿਕਾਰ ਨਾਸ਼ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਦਾਸ ਕੇ ।
ਸੀਤਕਰ ਜੈਸੇ ਸੀਤ ਕਰਿ ਸੋ ਬਿਸ਼ਾਗਨਿ ਤੇ ਤਿਮਰ ਹਰਨ ਸੇ ਤਿਮਰ ਮੋਹ ਫਾਂਸ ਕੇ ।
ਧਾਮ ਰਿਦੈ ਸ਼ੁੱਧ ਮੱਧ ਦੀਪਕ ਸੇ ਦੀਪ ਦਿਪੈ ਮਾਯਾ ਭਿੰਨ ਜੀਵ ਕੋ ਦਿਖਾਵੈਂ ਸੁ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ ਕੇ ।
ਚਰਨ ਸ਼ਰਨ ਕਰ ਪਰਨ, ਹਰਨ ਡਰ ਤਾਰਨ ਤਰਨ ਅਰਨਵ ਭਵ ਨਾਸ਼ ਕੇ ॥੧॥
Kabit – (This invocation to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is similar to the details given on the fifth and thirtieth stanza of the Sri Jap Ji Sahib). Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is similar to Brahma and can propagate both the virtues of dispassion and knowledge in the heart of a devotee. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is similar to Vishnu in the way he nourishes the virtue of knowledge in the heart of the devotee. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is similar to Shiva in the way he destroys the vices in the heart of the devotee. In the way the moon is able to sooth with its rays so can Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji sooth the heat from the vices of sin in the heart of an individual. In the way the sun dispels darkness Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is able to dispel the noose of attachment from the heart of the devotee. In the way a diva can illuminate a room so can the light of knowledge Guru Nanak Dev Ji places in the mind of an individual. Once the mind becomes enlightened it eradicates Maya and one is able to see the truth about the existence. If a person is to adopt the shelter of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s feet then they will become liberated from the cycle of births and deaths. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is like the ship who can ferry a person across the worldly ocean to safety. 1.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 056


Above is an image of a written Pothi by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

The last four stanzas of the fourth Adhyai is translated below. In these stanzas we see Pandit Hardayal Ji thinking to himself and hoping that he will get a chance to speak to Guru Nanak Dev Ji when he reaches the age of enlightenment. The last stanzas are below;

“When this child leaves his childhood and becomes in his youthful years many people will be in this child’s congregation and swim across the worldly ocean. I will then make a supplication to the Guru and ask that to free me from the bondage's of work and liberate me.” 61.

Couplet – “If the Guru is the knower of all then through his intuition he can read what I am thinking in his young form. If he has this power then he can show me something that will happen in my life and through his mercy grant me a divine sermon.” 62

Quatrain – “When Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is at the age when he can give out knowledgeable sermons please O Lord let me live til this moment.” In this way whilst deliberating on these thoughts Pandit Hardayal Ji went home whilst meditating on the name of God yearning for salvation. 63.

After this moment a considerable time elapsed and Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji continue to grow. This is similar to how a devotee grows in knowledge and his vices decrease. 64.

The fourth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash Granth (Poorbarad) which is regarding the name of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji has now been completed.

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 055


Above is a rosary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Right i will try to complete the fourth Adhyai today so we can start on the fifth one tomorrow. Below are the translated stanzas numbered forty six to sixty of the fourth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. In these Stanzas Pandit Hardayal Ji names the child Nanak to the surprise of Baba Kalu Ji. Baba Kalu Ji expected a Sanatan name and asked what the meaning of the name was. In this translation we get the first translation of the name in Viakaran of the Sanskrit vocabulary. The name Nanak has numerous meanings and i will try to post them all if i ever get up to doing a complete translation of the Sampardai Steeks on the Jap Ji Sahib. For now please enjoy the translated stanzas below;

When the child had been born for thirteen days then Pandit Hardayal Ji came to the house and spoke to Baba Kalu Ji. He said, “This child’s name should be Nanak as there is no name as great as this.” 46.

The Pandit said this and put the child into a small Chola (traditional Indian clothing). Baba Kalu Ji then said the following, “This seems to be a name made up of both Hindu and Muslim vocabularies and a name should not be made in this way.” 47.

“Please deliberate on the name again and then we will name the child. You need to see which is great and which is not. We will adopt a name that is considered great by my lineage for my son.” 48.

Couplet – “The previous names that have been used in the Hindu religion have been used after great deliberation. So for these reasons deliberate on a name so that no one will find a flaw in it.” 49.

Quatrain – After hearing this Pandit Hardayal Ji said the following, “Your son is a great manifestation just like the manifestations of Ram and Krishan. Only the Hindus accept them and not the Muslims.” 50

“Both faiths will accept your son as divine and his devotees with be both Hindus and Muslims. The feet of your son are similar to a ship guiding people to safety through divine knowledge to liberation.” 51.

“Whoever remains in your sons company will cross over the worldly ocean. He will be well known throughout the world. He will assist many people to cross over the worldly ocean to liberation. He will be the one who will give others the name of God to meditate one.” 52.

Couplet – “He will be known from the land to the sky and within nature. He will be the worshipper of the one divine and omnipresent God.” 53.

Quatrain – “The earth, the mountain and the oceans will give way to your son on his travels. Both day and night the elements will be in accordance to his will. I have deliberated long and hard on the name of ‘Nanak’. For this reason I have given this beautiful name to your son.” 54.

“Both the Hindus and Muslims will recite his name. Understand the great glory of his name. There are great things written in this child’s birth horoscope and that is what I have told you.” 55.

“O Baba Kalu Ji there is no falsehood in what I have told you. Have faith in what I have said and consider this to be the truth.” Baba Kalu Ji asked, “Then at least tell me the meanings of the name Nanak.” Pandit Hardayal Ji replied, “The letters of the name are great so deliberate on their meanings in your heart.” 56.

Kabit – This is the meanings from the Sanskrit script of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s name. “The first letter is ‘N’ which means one who is complete. The next letter is ‘A’ (Aira) and with the third letter being ‘K’ in the name. This makes the syllable ‘AK’ whilst the last two letters are ‘A’ and ‘N’ making the syllable ‘An’. The meaning of the name is that this being is one who has no (An) pain (Ak). The meaning of the word ‘Ak’ is pain and the whole world is trapped in pain. The being who suffers no pain remains forever in bliss. This is the meaning for the name ‘Nanak’ who is the subordinate to the devotees and is forever the supreme truth, supreme consciousness and complete bliss.” 57.

Couplet – When Baba Kalu Ji heard the words of the Pandit he was internally happy. He blissfully gave an offering to the Pandit and then Pandit Hardayal Ji returned home. 58.

Quatrain – Pandit Hardayal Ji on his way home pondered in his mind on many things. He thought to himself, “I have aged considerable and become old. For this reason I am regretting the actions I have done during my life.” 59.

“I will not be able to see the glorious life of this child”, these are the wavering thoughts in the mind of Pandit Hardayal Ji. He is thinking to himself, “May I remain alive until I see this child’s glory and my fortune will or will not allow this.” 60

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