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Adam mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee

24 Aug 2009 0 Comments

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Vaahiguroojeekeefateh

Bhagat Kabir is giving a response to a Musalmaan who is preaching and trying to convince him into the Islam dharam. Baba Adam is mentioned in the Old testment and also in the Quran.  So Bhagatjee uses his anterdhian to give a response through Allahee Dhur Kee Bani.This Shabad can be found on Ang 1161 of Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee.

This is a true interpretation of what a Gursikh should take from a story such as Baba Adam.

bwbw Awdm kau ikCu ndir idKweI ]

Sikhitothemax: He bestowed His Grace on Adam, the father of mankind

(According to the Old testment and the Quran) Baba Adam was shown some (true) knowledge

auin BI iBsiq GnyrI pweI ]2]

Sikhitothemax: who then lived in paradise for a long time. ||2||

and He (Baba Adam) was able to live in heaven for a long time

idl Klhlu jw kY jrd rU bwnI ]

Sikhitothemax: Pale are the faces of those whose hearts are disturbed.

(However,)Those hearts (minds) that are disturbed (by Kaam, Krodh, Lobh) their faces become pale (before Vaahiguroo) [b/c of shame]

[This is the theme behind the story behind Adam and Eve’s story of corruption by the Vices or Paaps)

Coif kqyb krY sYqwnI ]

Sikhitothemax: They have forsaken their Bible, and practice Satanic evil.

(It is written in the Old testament and the Quran) that Baba Adam did darshan everyday of God, but still he disobeyed the Hukam[command] of God and obeyed Satan, who was considered a corrupted Angel. In their religious scriptures it says lw ielwh iel ielwh” (translation: aside from one God, there is no other) so Baba Adam left these teachings of the Ketab (Bible and Quran), for Satanic practise krY sYqwnI (following the ways of Kaam, Krodh, Lobh). If it is written lw ielwh (no other), then why leave his Hukam?***

dunIAw dosu rosu hY loeI ]

Sikhitothemax: One who blames the world, and is angry with people

The fault is in worldly beings (meaning themselves) and they take up anger against loeI (pRkws-rUp prmwqmw)= God

(Meaning Baba Adam got angry at God after not realizing his own sins, faults)

Apnw kIAw pwvY soeI ]3]

Sikhitothemax: shall receive the fruits of his own actions. ||3||

Whatever they did (Adam and Eve) [by consuming the fruit] they had to pay the price for.

qum dwqy hm sdw iBKwrI ]

Sikhitothemax: You are the Great Giver, O Lord; I am forever a beggar at Your Door

[This is a true Gursikh’s perpective of How to look at the One who creates you) A perspective that Baba Adam did not embrace.]

dyau jbwbu hoie bjgwrI ]

Sikhitothemax: If I were to deny You, then I would be a wretched sinner.

If I were to deny you (as Baba Adam did) , then I would be a scarred sinner.

dwsu kbIru qyrI pnh smwnW ]

Sikhitothemax: Slave Kabeer has entered Your Shelter.

This Slave (Bhagat Kabir Ji says) has entered your Sanctuary.

iBsqu njIik rwKu rhmwnw ]4]7]15]

Sikhitothemax: Keep me near You, O Merciful Lord God – that is heaven for me. ||4||7||15||

[Sikhitothemax translation is fine here]

***this is quoted and translated from Baba Gurbachan Singh Bhindrawale

Bhul Chuk Khimaa

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Gurbani da Adab/Respecting Gurbani part 2

08 Jul 2009 0 Comments

The True King, Sri Arjun Dev Ji. highlighted greatness and supreme importance of Gurbani and gave this teaching to thte Sikhs:

Shree Gur Kaer Sareer Juaouu; Sabh(i) Thhaan, Samai Sabh(i), Na Darsai Hai |

You cannot have darshan of the physical body of the respected Guru in all places or at all times.

Giranthh Ridaa Gur Ko Eih Jaanahu; Outam Hai Sabh(i) Kall Rahai Hai |

Know that Sri Guru Grath Sahib Ji is the heart of the Guru, and is supreme because Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji will remain for all time.

Maerae Saroop Tae Yaa(n) Tae Hai Deeragh; Saahib Jaan(i) Adaaeib Kai Hai |

Know that Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s form is greater than mine; know and respect Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the embodiment of the Lord.

Poojahu Chandan Kaesar Ko Ghas(i); Dhoop Dhukaaei Kai Phool Chadtai Hai ||5||

Worship Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by grinding down sandalwood and saffron (to apply them as perfumes), lighting incense and offering flowers. (Sri Gur Partap Suraj Granth, Panna 2140)

6. Dal Bhanjan Gur Sorrmaa; Badd Jodhaa Bahu Paroupakaaree||

The warrior Guru, the vanquizher of armies, is very brave and benevolent. (Var 1, Pauri 48)

After gaining victory in the battle of Hargobingpur Sahib, the Sixth Satgur, Sri Guru Hargobind Ji, listened tot eh recitation of Jap Ji Sahib from Bhai Gopala Ji. Bhai Gopala Ji was seated on a platform higher then Guru Ji’s own thrown (out of respect for Gurbani). Upon hearing such a pristine pronunciation of Jap Ji Sahib from Bhai Gopala Ji, Satguru Ji was prepared to bestow the Guruship ipon the devotee.

Mata Damodari Ji’s sister, Bibi Ramo Ji and her husband Bhai Saee Das Ji remembered and meditated upon Guru Sahib with great respect and affection, for this reason Satguru Ji prepared a visit them at their village, Daroali. On reaching Sachkhand Sri Harimander Sahib, Guru Sahib performed the Ardaas, circumbulated around Sri Harimander Sahib four times and then went to Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib. Satguru Ji seated Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on a beautiful throne at the front of the procession. Then Guru Sahib Ji followed gracefully and respectfully along with the rest of the Sangat and made their way to their village.

7. Sangat from a far away country came singing keertankeertan towards the lotus feet of the Sevent King, Sri Guru Har Rai Ji. When the Sangat got very close, in order to maintain respect for Gurbani, Guru Sahib Ji got up very quickly from their throne, hitting their knee against the side of their throne and thus caused themselves an injury. When the shocked Sangat asked, “maharaj, why did you arise in such a rush?” Guru Sahib replied, “O’ Brothers! The Sangat was reciting Gurbani . We arose so quickly out of respect for Gurbani. If we falter from respecting Gurbani how can others be expected to respect Gurbani?” Satguru Ji blessed the Sangat with the following Diving Words:

Jo Sikh Gurbaanee Bhai Karae | Bin Prayaas Bhav Saagar Taree |..||15||

Any Sikh who fears Gurbani will cross this world ocean without any effort|..||15||

Jo Gur Bhagat(i) So Sikh Hai Meraa | Gurbanee Bhae Tisai Ghaneraa |

He who is lovingly devoted to the Guru is my Sikh. He has great awe and respect for Gurbani.

Jin Bhai Adam Naa Baanee Dharaa | Jaanoh(u) So Sikh Nahee(n) Hamaaraa ||20||

He who has no fear or respect of Gurbani. Know that he is not my Sikh. ||20||

(Sri Gur Partap Suraj Granth, Panna 3344-45)

The seventh King’s highly intelligent Sahibzada, Sri Raam Rai Ji, was graced with the blessing by Guru Sahib Je that “We (Guru Sahib Ji) will abide on your tongue and whatever you say will come true”. And so it did, Ram Rai Ji showed great miracles in the court of Aurengzeb. Everdyday 13,000 Rupees would come to Ram Rai Ji’s headquarters courtesy of Emperor, Aurengzeb. however, when Ram Rai Ji changed the line “Mittee Musalmaan Kee” to Baemaan Kee”, Satguru Har Rai Sahib Ji was extremely offended and disappointed and told Ram Rai that they did not wish to even see someone who had changed the Gurbani of the most respected Satguru, (Guru Nanak Dev Ji), and had altered the word of God. Ram Rai was ordered to continue to walk in whichever direction he was facing and to never return. It was also ordered that no other Sikh should worship or acknowledge Ram Rai. In this way he was excommunicated from the house of the Guru.

8. When the Eighth King, Sri Guru Har Krisan Ji, went to Delhi, Emperor Aurengzeb asked to see them. The True King wrote down the following:

Mahalla Pehlaa || Kia Khaadhai; Kiaa Paidhai How ||

The first Master. What good is food, and what good are clothes?

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Ang 142)

Guru Sahib Ji sent this to Aurengzeb as a message that the true Darshan of the King of Kings was within the shabad, which should reside within oned heart.

9. When Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji went to visit Praagraaj Tribeni, at that place Guru Sahib Ji’s respected Mother, Mata Nanaki Ji, requested to have Drashan of a Grandson, Guru Sahib Ji said, “Carry out an Akhand Paath of Dhur Ki Bani; and Waheguru Ji will most definitely fulfil you request.”

In the Dharam Vihai Shastar, it is written that the Akhand Paath Sahib was conducted from the Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (compiled by Bhai Banno Ji) accompanying Guru Sahib Ji, at ‘Vadee Sikh Sangat Gurdwara’ in Tribeni. In which these five Sikhs were the Paathis

1. Bhai Mati Das Ji

2. Bhai Dayala Ji

3. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Ji Masand

4. Bhai Gurdita Ji (who was the 6th descendant in the lineage of Baba Budha Sahib Ji)

5. Bhai Sati Ram Ji, who was a Sikh of the Eighth King

In this way the Ninth King blessed these five Sikhs with the responsibility to carry out the Akhand Paath for the arrival of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Only after the completion of Dhur Ki Bani did Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji arrive:

Tehee Prakaas Hamaaraa Bhayo || Patnaa Sehar Bikhai Bhav Layo ||

There (in Allahabad) I was conceived (March 1666 CE). Later, I took birth at Patna (December 1666 CE)

(Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji, Ang 59)

Guru da Adab/Respecting Gurbani

11 May 2009 0 Comments

Vaahiguroo jee Ka Khalsa, Vaahiguroo jee kee Fathe

Khalsa Jeeo, while we as the Sikh Youth have our eyes set on state of Chardee Kala, that state will not be reached until we become aware our present actions.  A major issue affecting us is the rapidly deteriorating respect and honor for Gurbani.   One can only start to undertand this concern if they start to learn more about the Khalsa Panth’s past. The disrespect shown to Sri Amrit Keertan Pothees,  Sri Gutka Sahibs would all cease if one was to look at our Guru’s lives and then gain an appreciation of the Gurbani that is still present with us today. So as an introduction to respecting Gurbani here is an  excerpt from a book titled “Gurbani Da Adab”:

“1. During the time of the Goshts (discussions of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with the Sidhs) the Sidhs asked Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji:

Teraa Kavan(u) Guroo; Jis Kaa Too Chaelaa (Who is your Guru? Whose disciple are you?) (Ang 942)

The respected King (Guru Nanak Dev Ji) answered:

Sabad(u) Guroo; Surat(i) Dhun(i) Chaelaa  (The Shabad is the Guru, upon whose vibration I lovingly focus my consciousness as the chaylaa) (Ang 943)

Gur Sangat(i) Baanee Binaa; Doojee Oatt Naheen Heh(i) Raaee (I have no support except of the Guru, holy congregation, and Bani) (Vaar 1, Pauri 42)

Oh Sidhs! Without the Guru’s congregation and without the Guru’s Bani, there is no other support at all for us.

2. The Bhatts recited the following about the Second King, Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji:

Naanak(i) Naam(u) Niranjan Jaanyo; Keenee Bhagat Praem Liv Laaee (Guru Nanak realized the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord. He was lovingly attuned to the loving devotional worship of the Lord)

Taa Tae Angad(u) Ang Sang(i) Bhayo Saaeir(u); Tin Sabad Surat(i) Kee Neev Rakhaaee (Guru Angad was with Him, life and limb, like the ocean; He showered His consciousness with the Word of the Shabad) (Ang 1406)

3. Sri Guru Amar Das Ji says the following in ‘Anand Sahib,’ from the daily Nitnem:

Aavahu Sikh Satguroo Kae Piaariho: Gaavahu Sachee Baanee (Come, O beloved Sikhs of the True Guru, and sing the True Word of His Bani)

Baanee Taa Gaavahu Guroo Kaeree; Baaneeaa Sir(i) Baanee (Sing the Guru’s Bani, the supreme Word of all Words.

Jin Ko Nadar Karam(u) Hovai; Hiradai Tinaa Samaanee (Those who are blessed by the Lord’s Glance of Grace – their hearts are imbued with Bani)  (Ang 920)

Gurbaanee Eis(u) Jag Mehi Chaannan(u); Karam(i) Vasai Man(i) Aaeae (Gurbani is the Light to illuminate this world; by His Grace, it comes to abide within the mind) (Ang 67)

Sri Guru Amar Das Ji told their Sahibzahaa, Baba Mohan Ji, to look after the Gurbani, which had been compiled by Guru Amar Das Ji and the previous two Guru Sahib Jis, and make sure to not give this Gurbani to anyone apart from the Fifth King, Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji. Guru Amar Das Ji blessed Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji in their childhood by saying:

Dohita Baanee Ka Bohita (My Grandson is the Boat of Gurbani. Gurbani has been called the boat, which can liberate us worldy beings:

Gur(u) Jahaaj(u), Khaevatt(u) Guroo; Gur Bin(u) Tariaa Naa Koe (The Guru is the Boat, and the Guru is the Boatman. Without the Guru, no one can cross over) (Ang 1401)

4. Sri Guru Ram Das Ji states:

Baanee Guroo, Guroo Hai Baanee: Vich(i) Baanee A(n)mrit(u) Saarae (The Word, the Bani is Guru, and Guru is the Bani. Within the Bani, the Ambrosial Nectar is contained) (Ang 982)

Satigur Bachan, Bachan Hai Satigur; Paadhhar(u) Mukat(i) Janaavaigo (The True Guru is the Word, and the Word is the True Guru, who teaches the Path of Liberation) (Ang 1309)

5. The Fifth King, Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji, personally went to Sri Goindwall Sahib, to collect Pothiaa (Collections of Gurbani written by the previous Guru Sahibs) from Baba Mohan Ji. After receiving the Pothia, Guru Ji respectfully seated the Pothia on a palanquin. Guru Sahib Ji did not seat themselves on the same level as the Pothia, nor did Guru Ji ride their horse back to Sri Amritsar Sahib. Instead, Guru Sahib Ji walked barefoot keeping the palanquin to their right, and waved a Chaur Sahib over the Pothia, until they arrived in Sri Amritsar Sahib. Guru Sahib Ji seated the ambrosial Gurbani on a platform at the place of Ath-Sath- Ghaat (a place within Sri Harimandir Sahib known as the place of 68 pilgramages), keertan was recited and the Gurbani Pothia were respected by reciting the following divine words:

Pothee; Parmesar Kaa Thhaan(u) (These Pothia are the home of the Transcendent Lord God) (Ang1226)

After compiling and completing Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s Saroop, the first Prakash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was performed at Sri Harmindir Sahib. Once this had taken place Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji never sat on a pillow in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, or on the same level as Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Guru Sahib insisted that the Chaur Sahib was not waved over them, (but instead over Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) and then sat amongst the holy congregtion. By showing great respect and reverence to Gurbani the respected Fifth King blessed us with guidance on how to respect and revere Gurbani.

Near Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib, is Kothri Sahib; it is here, where at night, still to this day, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, resumes the posture of bliss (Sukhaasan). Satguru Ji (Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji), would not take rest on a bed alongside Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, but would instead lay a white sheet on the floor and rest below Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. To this day, a white sheet is kept on the floor, alongside the bed of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as a reminder of their devotion.”

to be continued……