Monday, 5 April 2010

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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