Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 083

Above is an image of a wall hanging depicting Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Below continues the beautiful updesh in the eighth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. Below are stanzas numbered thirty one to forty where Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji continues to give a spiritual updesh on the falsehood of the world and its attachments.

“The first fifteen years of your life are passed through ignorance and childhood. Any life over the age of eighty years involves a person losing their sight and their hearing.” 31.

Couplet – “The organs of a person begin to fail and they are no longer able to control them. The actions of the body become difficult so how can a person adopt the name of God within their heart at this moment in their life?” 32.

Quatrain – “Now listen to the details of the remaining years of a person’s life which pass without the worship of God. Just accumulating the time taken to urinate or pass bodily waste passes a number of years.” 33.

“Through both eating and drinking a number of years pass as well as living happily with your life partner. The rest of an individual’s life is passed by earning wealth, committing both good and bad actions” 34.

“To spend your life raising and loving your children both day and night you become more attached to them. In this way a person’s life has passed them by and in the end a person leaves the world empty handed.” 35.

“This is the account of an individual’s life where a person wastes his life without meditating on the name of God. The life breaths of a human being are priceless and people waste them attaching themselves to material objects and in the end loses his life.” 36.

“At the moment a person begins to understand this he turns his mind away from sin and lustful desire. The individuals then realises that God is omnipresent and prays to him. What I have said I will now explain to you.” 37

ਯਕ ਅਰਜ ਗੁਫਤਮ ਪੇਸਿ ਤੋ ਦਰ ਗੋਸ ਕੁਨ ਕਰਤਾਰ ॥ ਹਕਾ ਕਬੀਰ ਕਰੀਮ ਤੂ ਬੇਐਬ ਪਰਵਦਗਾਰ ॥੧॥

Couplet – (This is the expounding of the above verse) “O Lord I am making a supplication to you please with your grace tentatively listen to this. O God you are the true for, the greatest and the most graceful. Please bless me with the virtue of your name.” 38.

Quatrain – “Those people who have given both their mind and body to the devotion of God. With great humility they ask for the name of God so they can meditate. At that moment the Lord has mercy on them and grants them his divine name.” 39.

The Mulla heard the beautiful words of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji through which falsehood and ignorance were dispelled. Then the Mulla said to Baba Kalu Ji’s son, “You are blessed as your mind is already imbued with love for God.” 40.

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