Sunday, 23 May 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 091

Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji sat in the house awaiting the sacred thread ceremony to begin.

Below continues the ninth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash and in the stanzas forty one to fifty Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji continues his updesh against a worldly sacred thread but repeats his desire for a sacred thread made out of the name of God so that it can actually perform the acts that the sacred thread in the Vedic rituals is supposed to. The translation continues below with the shabad again coming from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on ang 471;

ਮਃ ੧ ॥ ਲਖ ਚੋਰੀਆ ਲਖ ਜਾਰੀਆ ਲਖ ਕੂੜੀਆ ਲਖ ਗਾਲਿ ॥ ਲਖ ਠਗੀਆ ਪਹਿਨਾਮੀਆ ਰਾਤਿ ਦਿਨਸੁ ਜੀਅ ਨਾਲਿ ॥ ਤਗੁ ਕਪਾਹਹੁ ਕਤੀਐ ਬਾਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਣੁ ਵਟੇ ਆਇ ॥ ਕੁਹਿ ਬਕਰਾ ਰਿੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਖਾਇਆ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਆਖੈ ਪਾਇ ॥ ਹੋਇ ਪੁਰਾਣਾ ਸੁਟੀਐ ਭੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਪਾਈਐ ਹੋਰੁ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਗੁ ਨ ਤੁਟਈ ਜੇ ਤਗਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਜੋਰੁ ॥੨॥

Couplet – “This is a custom of society to wear this sacred thread and when the thread becomes old it breaks. When it breaks another is put around the individuals neck, it is false like the rest of this world.” 41.

“If you have a permanent sacred thread then place it around my neck and a sacred thread of knowledge around my heart. By placing such a sacred thread around me the desires of the mind should disappear and one will gain the status of the indestructible Lord.” 42.

In this way the liberator of all Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji uttered this holy hymn to give a spiritual sermon. While Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was uttering such word the Brahmins surrounding him quickly threw the sacred thread over him. 43.

The abode of bliss, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji then went silent as Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji destroyed the falsehood of the Brahmins. The whole of the family present were very pleased because the fear in their mind had been eradicated. 44.

By listening to the words of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Pandit Hardayal Ji said the following, “O true king I must be blessed to hear such elixir like words from your mouth. Your words are completely true and cleanse the heart of an individual.” 45.

“People are bound to these worldly rituals and due to this they cannot break them of their social caste divide. For these reasons please tell us about this pure sacred thread that you wish to wear so that we may become pure as well.” 46.

“Say it so that all the intellectuals, Brahmins, Kshatris and Bedis will hear the reasons what sacred thread is imperishable and goes with you from one world to the other.” Hearing this, the lotus eyed Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji said the following hymn to cut an individual’s bondage. 47.

ਮਃ ੧ ॥ ਨਾਇ ਮੰਨਿਐ ਪਤਿ ਊਪਜੈ ਸਾਲਾਹੀ ਸਚੁ ਸੂਤੁ ॥ ਦਰਗਹ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਪਾਈਐ ਤਗੁ ਨ ਤੂਟਸਿ ਪੂਤ ॥੩॥

Quatrain - (Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji says) “Those people who wear such a sacred thread become liberated from fear. Where that being goes he will receive respect and his glory will be well know.” 48.

“The sacred thread of the Lord’s name is not destroyed and remains with you in every world. Those who are fortunate are able to wear this sacred thread. The vices of lust and anger have made your mind impure which can be made clean again through the meditation of the Lords name.” 49.

“Those people are able to wear this sacred thread but the people of today have forgotten all about this and have done the opposite.” Pandit Hardayal Ji heard such a sermon from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji that he adopted it in his heart with permanence. 50.


  1. Sorry its offtopic but just wondering if u have sent bhai gurdas singh ji's vaar for publishing yet?

  2. Funny you have asked about it today, I have been on the phone with three different publishers today so will be looking to send it off soon and hopefully have it available later this year.

  3. oh that's great.. r u not getting dftbooks to do it?

  4. not sure yet. They did not let me pay a penny to assist them with costs last time and i feel like a burden if i ask them to do it again. I will speak to them but i hope to raise the funds myself before i approach them


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