Saturday, 1 May 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 071

Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Chola which is preserved at Dera Baba Nanak.

Apologies for being away for the past two weeks and not updating the blood. I hope to continue with the Sri Nanak Parkash and to regularly update the blog from now one.

We continue with the updesh being given by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Gopal Pandhay from the Sri Nanak Parkash. Below are another ten stanzas from the sixth Adhyai numbered fifty one to sixty. The translated stazas are below;

When Gopal Pandhay heard this sermon a desire within his mind sprouted. The discourse of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was like a chain fastened to the elephant like mind making it subservient. 51.

Quatrain – Gopal Pandhay said, “I have realised that you are one with great powers. Your words are the granter of liberation however I have one doubt so please eradicate this and then I will accept you as my Guru.”52.

If the emperors of the world are trapped in a spell of attachment they never remember the name of God then why doesn’t the Lord make them fear so that they will remember him?” 53.

“Due to having no fears they remain trapped in the sin of lustful desire and have forgotten to meditate on God. They remain engrossed in the love of their mind and body. They are unable to eradicate the love they have for desires.” 54.

Couplet – “To remain still in the universe is the belief of people and due to this people collect material possessions”. Listening to this request Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the protector of the meek replied; 55.

ਭੈ ਤੇਰੈ ਡਰੁ ਅਗਲਾ ਖਪਿ ਖਪਿ ਛਿਜੈ ਦੇਹ ॥ ਨਾਵ ਜਿਨਾ ਸੁਲਤਾਨ ਖਾਨ ਹੋਦੇ ਡਿਠੇ ਖੇਹ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਉਠੀ ਚਲਿਆ ਸਭਿ ਕੂੜੇ ਤੁਟੇ ਨੇਹ ॥੪॥੬॥

Quatrain – “Those people who God creates fear for both day and night forget about the fear of the Lord. Every moment is bringing them closer to their death and their body is daily heading towards old age.” 56.

“Those people are engrossed in the lust for sexual pleasures and desire bringing their body into a frail condition. These people are known as the Pathans and Emperors who at the end merge with the dust after death which I have witnessed.” 57.

“The attachment for material possessions and the body are both false as when you leave here then nothing will assist you. Nothing will accompany you further into the next world and people will waste their life on accumulating such things out of attachment.” 58.

Couplet – “The knowledgeable being is trapped in his ignorance and does not understand his moment of death. It is as if a blind individual is walking towards an open mouthed snake.” 59.

Quatrain – “Through the grace of the Lord a being is able to meet the Guru (spiritual master) and if this happens then they will not suffer the wrath of the angels of death. If the Guru is able to give his sermon then the being will gain the eye liner of knowledge. It one gains this discourse then they will not fear the snake like death.” 60.

1 comment:

  1. amazing information, but one very important question, is that the real chola of guru nanak dev maharaj. it has some embroieery work done on it. there is also a drawing of guru nanak sahib on the top left part off this page where it looks like as if guru sahib is wering a chola with " URDU " written all over.


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