Saturday, 3 April 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 053

Above is a painting depicting Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Right today the next ten stanzas numbered twenty one to thirty from the fourth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. In these stanzas Pandit Hardayal Ji gets his first glimpse of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and realises that he has the characteristics of a divine manifestation. The translations are below;

Couplet – The Pandit then said to Baba Kalu Ji, “Show me the child.” The midwife Doulata was summoned by Baba Kalu Ji. 21.

Quatrain – (Baba Kalu Ji are speaking to Doulata) “Bring the child to this knowledgeable individual.” The midwife on hearing this went to the residence of Baba Kalu and asked for the child but Mata Tripta Ji refused to hand the child over in the manner that a materialistic individual grasps his wealth. 22.

Mata Tripta Ji said, “It is a cold season outside and due to this the child will catch a cold. The limbs of the child are firm so why do they want to the child to be outdoors?” The Pandit outside again asked to see the child and then Mata Tripta Ji handed over her beloved son. 23.

The midwife Doulata brought the child out of the house whose face was radiant and beautiful. His face was small and illuminated but great in glory like the Bohar. (The bohar is a very small piece of land in the Triveni where the Lord is to manifest as a very small abstract being and sit on this when the world is to enter dissolution. Even though the land is small it had great fame and glory). 24.

Couplet – The Pandit was a very knowledgeable being and recognised the divine characteristics of the Guru. He gained a sense of happiness in his heart and stood up. 25.

Quatrain – He became imbued with love for the child and due to this bowed to the young child consider himself to be lucky and grateful. He looked at the child in the same way a holy man looks at his beloved master and becomes pleased. 26.

He saw the beautiful characteristics of the child’s limbs and continues to inspect the rest of the child’s features. The feet of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are firm and beautiful like the petals of a lotus blossom. 27.

The arms, knees and shoulders are all long and beautiful of the child. The nails of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are red in colour. The fingers of the child were all of the same length and his chest was widely spaced. 28.

In his left hand he had a mark showing a whisk and a mark of a canopy in his right hand. (These are signs used by astrologers). Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s cheeks were full and round while he had a long nose making him look beautiful. 29.

There is a small image of a crescent moon on the head of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji as he glorifies the area. The eyebrows are shaped like upturned bows and the brows do not meet. Pandit Hardayal Ji said, “O Baba Kalu Ji listen to me your son is very astute and he has the twenty two virtues within him.” 30

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