Monday, 17 May 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 082

Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Below continues the eighth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. In the stanzas numbered twenty one to thirty Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji commences his updesh to the Mulla in Raag Tilang. This shabad can be found in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the first Shabad in Raag Tilang on Ang 721. The translation continues below;

ਦੁਨੀਆ ਮੁਕਾਮੇ ਫਾਨੀ ਤਹਕੀਕ ਦਿਲ ਦਾਨੀ ॥ ਮਮ ਸਰ ਮੂਇ ਅਜਰਾਈਲ ਗਿਰਫਤਹ ਦਿਲ ਹੇਚਿ ਨ ਦਾਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Quatrain – (Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji says the following through the shabad) “O Mulla if you really want to know about my condition the carefully listen to what I have to say. As you mentioned the Lord’s name i am giving you this reply.” 21.

“Those individuals who believe that this world is eternal need to realise that all is false other then the name of God. It is false like the floating land of Raja Harichand which is like a cloud or the wager waged by a gambler.” 22.

“Whichever individual grabs at this life believing it to be true then in his final moments they will regret their actions. Those people who consider this world as perishable do not care for the anything in the world.” 23.

“I do not love the material objects of this world as this is the false reality. I constantly have a fear of the angel of death above my head who without delay will take one from this world.” 24.

“In this way a person should adopt such fear in their heart and they will not get too attached to their work or this world.” Hearing such a discourse the Mulla was shocked and said to the Guru; 25.

“You are still a young child so how are you uttering such deep and wise words as those said by a saint or an elderly individual. Elderly individuals like me who have passed the majority of life need to have such knowledge like these uttering’s.” 26.

“At your age you should be playing like a child and you should not consciously think of such things. In the prime of your life you will have wealth and a wife through which you will live in bliss.” 27.

“These ideas of meditation and fear you should do adopt when you are in your old age. Now you should live in happiness with your relatives.” Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji heard the words of the Mulla and realised he was living without fear. 28.

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji uttered such beautiful words within was a divine sermon. “O Mulla Ji you talk about this age in my life but without meditation on the name of God this life is wasting away.” 29.

“The average length of an individual’s life is one hundred years and if a person is lucky enough to live this long let me tell you about their life. Fifty years of that life is wasted through sleep and the other fifty years is wasted before your eyes.” 30.

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