Saturday, 15 May 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 077

Above is an image of the Sargun manifestations of the ten Sikh Gurus.

First of all an apology for the lack of updates. I have been busy with a number of other projects as well so need to keep a track of my duties better.

Below continues the parsang from the seventh Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. The below stanzas numbered thirty one to forty state that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji created a composition which was the essence of the Gita in only a hundred stanzas. Now many people will ask where this is found in Gurbani and what link does the Gita have with Gurmat. One the Gita only talks about Brahmgyan only and nothing else to do with demi gods or avtars. It has the essential teachings found in the foundations of Gurbani. Secondly this bani is not found in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji but is still preserved today as the 'Nanak Gita' which is read by the Udasi samparda still to this day. Something also worth noting is the common term of 'Kachi' bani which Neo Sikhs (modern day Sikhs) who have no idea or knowledge of Bani consider any bani of the Gurus outside of the Sri Guru Granth Singh Ji. Many people refer to this and any other Bani of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji outside of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as 'Kachi' This includes the 'Nanak Gita' and the Pransanglee. What we must remember is that you can only get 'Kachi' bani (False/incomplete) bani from a false Guru while Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji were the transcendent Lord and anything they said was true and it the words had an element of assistance to the Atma of another it was Bani and not 'Kachi Bani'.

The translation for the stanzas is below;

“I am reading the Gita of 100 stanzas. With great love I am deliberating on its meanings. Due to reading the Gita I am deliberating that one who reads about the Lord walks on the path of righteousness.” 31.

Couplet – Baba Kalu Ji was surprised to hear to hear the response of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Baba Kalu Ji became intrigued and wondered if what he heard was actually true or false. 32.

Quatrain – Baba Kalu Ji said, “Read the Gita to me and explain the meanings. Tell me the meanings that you have understood.” After hearing the blissful words of Baba Kalu Ji, the eradicator of pain, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji began to explain the meanings. 33.

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji the complete Guru explained the meanings. The feet of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are the granter that will assist one in crossing the worldly ocean. The small Gita that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji created is being explained. Baba Kalu Ji became so intoxicated that he was like a deer intoxicated by the chimes of a bell. 34.

Initially Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, read the stanzas of the Gita. Through listening to it one gains great essence. Then he explained all of the meanings and its intricate summary. 35.

After listening to it Baba Kalu Ji deliberates on the words said by Gopal Pandhay that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s intellect is greater then any other and was right all along. Who else can have such a great intellect at a young age? 36.

Couplet – Baba Kalu Ji after listening to the Gita went to see Mata Tripta Ji. Baba Kalu Ji following a great deliberation praised Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji from his heart. 37.

Quatrain – “Initially the astrologer Pandit Hardayal Ji praised Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He told me about the greatness of all of his limbs then he said Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was of great intellect.” 38.

“Now I have seen him with papers for educated people and with great love was consciously playing like a child. I asked him what he was playing and my son then replied with some beautiful words.” 39.

“He said he was reciting the prayer of the 100 stanzas Gita. He read it to me as if he had learned to do so from a Pandit. Now the intellect of our son is very great. Who knows what he will be when he is older?” 40.


  1. Veer ji,

    Do you know if the Nanak Gita is available in print anywhere, or does one have to go to the Udasis to see it?

    Also, do you have the Gobind Gita available in pdf? Amardeep Singh mentioned that he sent you a copy cannot find it on his hard drive. If you can e-mail it to me, I will put it on scribd for the Sangat.

    See here for a thread on SA discussing the Gitas. It would be nice if you could reply:


  2. Gurfateh. The Nanak Gita is avalable in print butit is in Hindi. I first saw a copy of it with the Bedis and have Katha of it by Sachkhand Vasi Mahamandleshwar Swami Ishwar Das Ji Udasi. I will try to find it in recordings on tape.

    I am going to try and obtain a copy of it for translation.

    I have sent the Gobind Gita to NE0 via an email so hopefully he will put it up on the forums for all to download. Otherwise email me on and i can send you a copy.

    If you go to Swami Shantinand in Jalandhar I am sure they will show you a copy but its not going to be easy!!

  3. Do you mean that Nanak Gita is transliterated in Devanagari characters and the commentary is in Hindi?

    If so, and if you find a copy somewhere, I can transliterate the Gurbani back into Gurmukhi. I doubt my Hindi is good enough to translate any commentary though.


  4. The Nank Gita is still written in Sanskrit with the commentary in Hindi. It is part of a massive Udasi Granth containing bani from Baba Sri Chand ji, Baba gurditta Ji and others. Will see if the bedis can send a copy soon.

    1. would love to see those bani's
      anyupdate on it paaji?


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