Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 080

Above is a gold frame from a Gurdwara in India showing the the ten Sikh Gurus.

Right now to continue the Sri Nanak Parkash Katha in the eighth Adhyai we will find another updesh by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This updesh is to the Mulla who is from this Adhyai who realises the great intellect of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This updesh is again found in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Once this Adhyai is complete I will post the second translation from the Gagar Cho Sagar. Below are the stanzas numbered two to ten.

Couplet – Bhai Bala Ji said, “O Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji listen to the following discourses. In the way the Lord’s manifestation Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji plays as he destroys the sins of his devotees. 2.

Savaiya – By meeting with the other children Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji plays while his father Baba Kalu Ji calls him home. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is adorned with beautiful clothes while he plays in the alleys of Talwandi. Sometimes he runs, sometimes he sits and sometimes he gathers the children to utter sweet words. He is fed by Mata Tripta Ji who becomes please by merely watching him. 3.

One day Baba Kalu Ji thought to himself, ‘without education Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is wasting his life. What work and what could he do in order to gain wealth? He should not do any other work other then that of the family as if he is to do a different trade then people with slander him. It is my duty to educate my child as he will not learn in his older life.’ 4

Baba Kalu Ji took his son with him so that he could learn Farsi. Baba Kalu Ji sat with the Mulla and began to praise his son, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. “Please teach my child lovingly. He is very intelligent and will learn quickly. Tell me what day I should bring him to you as watching him being educated will give me a sense of satisfaction.” 5.

Kabitt – The Mulla replied, “Tomorrow is a good day for you to bring your son to the school. I will teach him lovingly and not say anything to compromise your beliefs. Your son seems bright so take him some now and I will see him tomorrow.” Baba Kalu Ji returned home and all of the people in the house ate their evening meal then went to sleep. In the morning when Baba Kalu Ji saw the master of bliss, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji he said to his son, “Please study hard daily and do not focus on playing all the time.” 6.

Baba Kalu Ji took some sweets and a silver rupee to the school which was given to the Mulla to distribute while he started to write on the board. The Mulla read the Kalaam then wrote the initial Persion letter of ‘Alif’ followed by the rest of the alphabet. It takes some time for the Mulla to recite the letters but not for Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Mulla was surprised and assumed Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji must have been educated before or is here lovingly learning from him. He could not tell. 7.

The Mulla thought to himself, ‘Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is mastering the difficult letters of the Farsi alphabet with ease. This child is young but his mind is wise like an elderly male. The Siharis and Muktas (special letters), accumulation, accounts were all mastered by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The children aged ten years at the school are anot equal to the intellect of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. “This cannot be the work of any ordinary individual Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji must be a divine manifestation.” In the way one cannot understand God the Mulla could not comprehend Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 8.

The Mulla started to praise Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, “Baba Kalu Ji’s sons’ intellect is great. He has easily mastered the difficult language of Farsi.” People come to see the face of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to test his intellect. People are surprised at hearing his words. All of the people are praising Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji as his age is small but his intellect is great. By hearing the sweet words both the Hindus and Muslims they love Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and remain happy and never upset or in pain. 9.

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji speaks such sweet words and gives discourses to his Sikhs as a Rishi would to his audience. By using the Farsi alphabet he uses it to meditate on the Lord erasing sin like the water from the sacred Ganges River. In the way the priceless words from the Pandit are very sweet words and said with love so are the words of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Di and they are worthy of worship. People listen to the praise of God and then repeat the teachings once they get home. Great is Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji who has come in the age of Kaljug to give praise to the name of God. 10

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