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.

1 comment:

  1. WOW

    Amazing stuff in this granth


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