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  1. I found these on a IG Page, what do you guys think? ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਖੜਗ ਕੋ Namaskar Sri Kharag Ko Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj does ਨਮਸਕਾਰ (Namaskar) - gives respect and bows down to the ਸਰਬ ਸ੍ਰਿਸਟ ਖੜਗ - Creator of the Universe, not the physical war or physical destroyer. Guru ji is doing namaskar to ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ - ਸ੍ਰੀ ਖੜਗ) - showing how Bibek Budhi is pure and a form of god itself, which does (ਖੰਡਨ)- destroys Avgun (ਅਵਗੁਣ) - bad vices and the ignorant, and once hit no one can escape its (vaar) - Strike. This Bibek Budhi protects (Santokh) and cuts away ignorance and Viche Vikaar (5 Chor). In Bhatt Swaye: ਨਾਨਕਿ ਰਾਜੁ ਚਲਾਇਆ - This is talking about the Spiritual War that is happening in our minds, the battle between (ਗੁਣ and ਅਵਗੁਣ), not the physical war, that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj is one who (ਪਰਗਟ) - summoned- who brought (ਮਤ)- intellect into this Dark age of (Kalyug). Chandi Ki Vaar : (ਪ੍ਰਥਮਿ ਭਗਉਤੀ ਸਿਮਰ ਕੈ)- I salute to that same shakti, in which- (ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਈ ਧਿਆਇ)- In which that shakti Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj (ਧਿਆਇ) - Concentrated Upon. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj contemplated and spread this bibek budhi in the form of Gurbani. The Gurbani in which ਅਵਗੁਣ are cut away if anyone does (Namaskar) to it, which is also a stage of bhakti. ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਖੜਗ ਕੋ - In essence, Satguru Dasam Patshah bows to ਸਰਬ ਸ੍ਰਿਸਟ ਖੜਗ - Creator of the Universe, ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ- Gurbani ( Manifested form of Nirgun Saroop) which provides Bibek Budhi- ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁਦੀ to the ignorant and cuts all (ਅਵਗੁਣ) away. ਕਰੌ ਸੁ ਹਿਤੁ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇ ॥ Karou Su Hitu Chitu Laaei ॥ 1)- Meaning: Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: ਹਿਤੁ- Doing it for myself, ਚਿਤੁ- To my benefit. Guru ji says it's in my benefit that this granth is being compiled. Guru Ji doesn't want to prove to the ignorant fools who doubt this granth and Guru Ji is compiling this granth for himself. Guru ji says its my benefit - ਚਿਤੁ. ਭਾਵ- Deeper Meaning: Dasam Patshah sees himself in every atom in the universe, as Guru ji is god himself: ਮਨ ਤੂੰ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ ਹੈ ਆਪਣਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਪਛਾਣੁ- O my mind, you are the embodiment of the Divine Light - recognize your own origin. In essence: Whenever reading Dasam Patshah’s bani, always realize you are reading to Dasam Patshah, In essence: Guru ji says whenever a Gursikh reads, Satguru hears and benefits for himself. This explains the reasoning Guru Ji wrote this magnificent bani, for his benefit and its readers as well to realize the jot inside. 2) - Meaning: Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: ਕਰੌ ਸੁ ਹਿਤੁ- ਹਿਤੁ- to love/ reach high spiritual stages or love- Dasam Patshah says - ਕਰੌ ਸੁ- I will definitely - ਹਿਤੁ- Release you from this cycle of birth and death and shower you with love from Parmatama (IF) - ਚਿਤੁ- ਮਨ- with full awareness (Translations) - ਦਿਲ- with complete affection for Gurbani. In essence: Guru Ji says I will shower him with love and ਭਲਾ- bless him) if that Gursikh, ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇ- Reads Gurbani with love and complete awareness. ਹਿਰਦੈ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਮਨਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਭਾਇਆ- Constantly listening to the Ambrosial Gurbani in the heart, it becomes pleasing to the mind. ਪੂਰਨ ਕਰੌ ਗਿਰੰਥ ਇਹੁ ਤੁਮ ਮੁਹਿ ਕਰਹੁ ਸਹਾਇ ॥੧॥ Pooran Karou Grintha Eihu Tuma Muhi Karhu Sahaaei ॥1॥ Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: I will complete this granth -scripture of mine- (ਪੂਰਨ ਕਰੌ ਗਿਰੰਥ ਇਹੁ)- ਪੂਰਨ- complete, ਕਰੌ- To do ਗਿਰੰਥ- scripture ਇਹੁ- this, only if - ਤੁਮ ਮੁਹਿ ਕਰਹੁ ਸਹਾਇ- with your blessings and aid. ਤੁਮ- Your, ਮੁਹਿ- Me, ਕਰਹੁ- to do, ਸਹਾਇ- Aid/help. Who is Guru ji asking for aid? - a physical sword- or ਸ੍ਰੀ ਖੜਗ- ਸਰਬ ਸ੍ਰਿਸਟ ਖੜਗ - creator, maintainer and destroyer of the Universe. Guru ji’s ਪਵਿੱਤ- pure bani should be read repeatedly with this tongue- ਜਿਵ ਜਿਵ) and contemplated upon- (ਤਿਵ ਤਿਵ) this bani should be read with full consciousness and with ਬੈਰਾਗ- Renunciation of this (maya)- world surrounding us and eating us away. Satguru’s ਬਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਨਾਟਕ mean- ਬਚਿਤ੍ਰ- Wonderful, fantastic and ਨਾਟਕ- play. ਬਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਨਾਟਕ- The ustat of the play of ਸ੍ਰੀ ਖੜਗ and the fight between (ਗੁਣ and ਅਵਗੁਣ) and the creator who provides Bibek Budhi- ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁਦੀ and cuts all (ਅਵਗੁਣ) away as it strikes the ignorant. ਖਗ ਖੰਡ ਬਿਹੰਡੰ Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: That ਖਗ- splitted/ that splitted mind/ in duality, who has no ਏਕਤਾ - oneness, whose trapped in duality. Many have tried to make this ਖਗ- splitted- mind into one, but the powerful mind doesn't stop, it jumps into maya continuously. ਖਗ ਖੰਡ- the world- the world is completely in duality, can also be sugar Like sugar- the dualistic mind who doesn't realize the ਜੋਤ- light) inside and is trapped in worldly desires. Like sugar, it wavers, it easily jumps into maya and viche vikkar- 5 chor, and has many desires in which it jumps into and makes this world of maya more sweet and and the more sweet it is, the more attached the man becomes. ਖਗ ਖੰਡ- Like sugar, it ਖੰਡਲਾ- fast, it very fast comes into duality and the oneness is lost. Guru Ji here talks about the Vaar of Bibek Budhi- how the person- ਖਗ ਖੰਡ- In duality and moves around too much into maya- Satguru Ji says this Vaar of Bibek Budhi once hit will, ਬਿਹੰਡ- to be completely still- almost like paralazyed- completely frozen. Guru Ji says in duality- ਖਗ- splitted mind- this mind when viche vikaar come, it flies away like sugar does when wind arrives- no concentration. This Vaar of Bibek Budhi will completely ਬਿਹੰਡ- completely make still- it will put this moving mind with thought in its place and never move again, this is the ability of this vaar. Sri Guru Amar Das ji says in Raag Gauri “ਮਨੁ ਮਾਰੇ ਧਾਤੁ ਮਰਿ ਜਾਇ”- When someone kills and subdues his mind, his wandering mind stops wandering as well. In essence: Satguru ji says this dualistic mind can't stop moving- zero concentration and when this ਬਬੇਕਤਾ comes it will completely stop its wandering and thoughts and will connect you with the one- Akaal purkh. ਖਲ ਦਲ ਖੰਡੰ Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: The ਦਲ- army/ group of people- what type of group? - ਖਲ- ਖਾਲ਼ੀ/ empty. ਭਾਵ: (ਅਕਲ ਤੋਂ ਰਹਿਤ)- without intellect. Intellect of what?- ਅੰਦਰੁ ਖਾਲੀ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਬਿਨੁ ਢਹਿ ਢੇਰੀ ਤਨੁ ਛਾਰੁ ॥੧॥The inner being is empty without love. The body shall crumble into a heap of ashes. ||1||- Sri Raag Guru Nanak Dev. ਭਾਵ- The group - ਦਲ/ The world is empty inside and has no love for Akaal Purkh. They are spiritually empty- no knowledge - ਗਿਆਨ of Akaal Purkh. ਨਾਮ ਬਿਹੂਨਾ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਹੀਨਾ ਜਲ ਬਿਨੁ ਮਛੁਲੀ ਜਿਉ ਮਰੈ ॥ Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the body and mind are empty; like fish out of water, they die. The world has lost the Naam of Vaheguru and are empty- from the inside and outside. The people of this world are like fish. An analogy: A fish swims up to another fish and says, “so where’s this water everyone keeps talking about “- this is the condition of humans today, we don’t understand we are in the water. A fish lives in the water, but it’s also made up of water. Everything it sees is in the water, everything it feels is in the water but it can’t understand it. Similarly, humans are (ਅਕਲ ਤੋਂ ਰਹਿਤ)- without intellect- ਖਲ ਦਲ . Humans in ignorance try to fit the ocean inside their bowl (Mind), but don’t realize they can throw the bowl in the ocean and become one with the ocean. They are blind with the lens of duality. They simply can’t take it off. ਜੈਸੇ ਗੁੰਗ ਗੁੰਗ ਪਹਿ ਬਚਨ ਬਿਬੇਕ ਪੂਛੇ ਚਾਹੇ ਬੋਲਿ ਨ ਸਕਤ ਕੈਸੇ ਸਬਦੁ ਸੁਨਾਵਈ | If a dumb wants to learn something from another dumb, what can anyone who himself is unable to speak, explain to the other dumb? ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ ਜੀ : ਕਬਿੱਤ ੪੭੪ ਪੰ. ੩ To this reason Satguru came in this Dark age of Kaliyug and brought Gurbani - which provides Bibek Budhi - ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁੱਦੀ which gives ਬੁਦੀ to the ਖਲ ਦਲ- people without intellect/ no naam or ਏਕਤਾ. Dasam Patshah says: This ਬੁੱਦੀ intellect will fill up the empty minds. ਕਵਨ ਸੁ ਮਤਿ ਜਿਤੁ ਤਰੈ ਇਹ ਮਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ What is that intellect, by which this person might swim across, O mother? - What intellect is this - that will fill up the empty minds. ਜੋ ਭਲਾਈ ਸੋ ਬੁਰਾ ਜਾਨੈ ॥ That which is for his own good, he thinks is evil. ਸਾਚੁ ਕਹੈ ਸੋ ਬਿਖੈ ਸਮਾਨੈ ॥ If someone tells him the truth, he looks upon that as poison. ਜਾਣੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਜੀਤ ਅਰੁ ਹਾਰ ॥ He cannot tell victory from defeat. ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੮੦ ਪੰ. ੩ Raag Gauri Guaarayree Guru Arjan Dev. He is completely without intellect and the only thing that can save him is Naam which will provide ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁੱਦੀ and it will ਖੰਡੰ - ਖੰਡਣ ( completely destroy) all ignorance and the ਖਲ ਦਲ- without intellect and fill them up with the ਰਸ - spiritual love for Akaal Purkh. ਅਤਿ ਰਣ ਮੰਡੰ Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: ਅਤਿ - utmost, ਰਣ- battlefield. This world is like a battlefield in mostly everyone - has lost their ਕਾਰਣ- reason to exist/ why they have come into this world. ਸਾਧਸੰਗੇ ਨਾਮ ਰੰਗੇ ਰਣੁ ਜੀਤਿ ਵਡਾ ਅਖਾੜਾ ॥ In the Saadh Sangat, imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, I am victorious on the great battlefield of life. This world is like a huge battlefield where we have to fight against our mind and direct it toward Akaal purakh. ਅਤਿ ਰਣ - This battlefield - ਰਣ is filled with utmost - ਅਤਿ , people that have no naam. Dasam patshah says ਬਬੇਕਤਾ will completely ਮੰਡੰ - destroy this battlefield of life/ the battle of ਗੁਣ and ਅਵਗੁਣ. ਜਨਮੁ ਜੀਤਿ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਭਾਗਾ ॥੬॥ They are victorious on the battlefield of life, following the Guru's Teachings, and their pains run away. ||6|| Raag Basant Guru Nanak Dev. Satguru ji says: They are only victorious in this battlefield in which the world resides who follow the gurus teaching/ Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji which provides oneness and removes duality - ਬਿਬੇਕ and this ਬੁਦੀ - intellect comes in which ਮੰਡੰ - it destroys this battlefield of life - ਅਤਿ ਰਣ. “ਹਮ ਮੂੜ ਮੁਗਧ ਅਸੁਧ ਮਤਿ ਹੋਤੇ ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਬਚਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਮ ਜਾਨੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ I am foolish and ignorant, and my intellect is impure. Through the Teachings of the Guru, the True Guru, O Lord, I come to know You”. Without this pure intellect - ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁਦੀ all people are foolish and ignorant and their so-called intellect is impure. Only through Gurbani/ Teachings of the Guru, this pure ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁਦੀ will arise and it’s play will remove you from this battlefield in which the world slowly dies. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: This ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁਦੀ is out of the ability to perceive “ਜਾਪ ਤਾਪ ਕਛੁ ਉਕਤਿ ਨ ਮੋਰੀ ॥ I do not have the ability to chant or practice intense meditation.” The ਖਲ ਦਲ - empty of intellect /naam are ਮੰਡੰ - Naked/ non- protected. What does being spiritually naked mean? “ਨੰਗਾ ਦੋਜਕਿ ਚਾਲਿਆ ਤਾ ਦਿਸੈ ਖਰਾ ਡਰਾਵਣਾ ॥ He goes to hell naked, and he looks hideous then (Raag Asa Guru Nanak Dev). When the ones without naam leave this world they go naked - without any gun or naam. The one who does not wear truth is truly naked, whoever stands in the presence of false is truly naked. ਨਾਗੋ ਆਇਓ ਨਾਗ ਸਿਧਾਸੀ ਫੇਰਿ ਫਿਰਿਓ ਅਰੁ ਕਾਲਿ ਗਰਸੂਆ ॥੧॥ Naked you came, and naked you shall depart. You shall go round and round the cycle of birth and death, and you shall be food for Death. We have come without naam and shall depart without it - our ego always remains. “ਹਉ ਵਿਚਿ ਆਇਆ ਹਉ ਵਿਚਿ ਗਇਆ ॥ In ego they come, and in ego they go”. We are naked/ without naam or ਬੁਦੀ, trapped in this battlefield. What can we do? What gives us clothes? The naked man needs clothes to wear - he needs the truth. “ਸਚੁ ਖਾਣਾ ਸਚੁ ਪੈਨਣਾ” To eat the truth and to wear the truth. This ਬਿਬੇਕ ਬੁਦੀ gives the naked, clothes to wear, it gives them the truth. ਬਿਬੇਕਤਾ gives the ones truth to wear that are naked in this battlefield of life and glorifies them in this battle of maya. ਬਰਬੰਡੰ Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: ਬਰ- superior/ — ਬੰਡੰ- gives/ spreads. Reading gurbani with full love and understanding, this ਬਿਬੇਕ ( non-dualistic intellect and understanding of akaal purkh) appears and this understanding of the one spreads all over you. This is the ਬਰ- superior giaan, when it appears it ਬੰਡੰ- gives/ spreads, to you and others that accompany you. ਸਚੁ ਵਰਤੈ ਸਾਚਾ ਪਾਸਾਰੁ ॥ He distributes Truth and he spreads Truth. Raag Gauri Sukhmanee Guru Arjan Dev. This bibek budhi is spread all in gurbani- in which contemplating it- you can experience and absorb its essence through gurbani. ਚਰਨ ਸਰਨਿ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਮ ਨਿਹਕਾਮ ਧਾਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਕਰਿ ਤਾਰਨ ਤਰਨ ਹੈ । Meditation on Lord's name carried out in the refuge of the True Guru but with no reward at the back of the mind, is the place of all the comforts and peace in the world. A devoted Sikh absorbs himself in Naam Simran and sails across the worldly ocean. ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ ਜੀ : ਕਬਿੱਤ ੭੨ ਪੰ. ੩. This ਬੁਦੀ- intellect is the most superior of all types, it is the highest and greatest to possess. ਮਤਿ ਪੰਖੇਰੂ ਕਿਰਤੁ ਸਾਥਿ ਕਬ ਉਤਮ ਕਬ ਨੀਚ ॥ The intellect is a bird; on account of its actions, it is sometimes high, and sometimes low (Raag Maajh Guru Nanak Dev). This worldly intellect and spiritual intellect sways- from time to time, pure or stained. The intellect of ਬਿਬੇਕਤਾ- non dualistic- non-worldly is superior, simply because it is stable. ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਚਾਲ ਨਿਹਚਲ ਨਹੀ ਡੋਲੈ ॥ Following the Guru's Teachings, one becomes perfectly stable, and never wavers (Raag Gauri Guru Nanak Dev). The intellect ਬੰਡੰ- gives/ to all who the naam resides in, it is the greatest giver. This superior intellect spreads- ਬੰਡੰ- gives and transforms itself into the possessor itself- it is the highest - ਬਰ form of intellect. ਭੁਜ ਦੰਡ ਅਖੰਡੰ Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: Whomever has the ability to take support of and possess this intellect- ਬੁਦੀ of (ਅਦਵੈਤ ਸਰੂਪ) - form of non- duality or doubt— ਭੁਜ- takes support of ( has possession of it) they become (ਅਖੰਡ ਸਰੂਪ - undefeatable ) — ਅਖੰਡੰ. ਗੁਰਮੁਖ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਨਿਰਬਾਣੀ ॥੪॥ So the gurmukh also makes pair with the One Lord and becomes undefeatable. ਵਾਰਾਂ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ : ਵਾਰ ੭ ਪਉੜੀ ੪ ਪੰ. ੭. How does he become undefeatable? ਸਚਿ ਰਤੇ ਸੇ ਜਿਣਿ ਗਏ ਹਉ ਸਦ ਬਲਿਹਾਰੈ ਜਾਸੁ ॥੬॥ Those who are attuned to the True Name and win the game of life; I am forever a sacrifice to them. ||6|| Sri Raag Guru Nanak Dev. The ones with naam are blessed and are in support -ਭੁਜ (possess) this intellect to remain undefeated in this game of life. They are ਅਖੰਡੰ- undefeated - no viche vikaar can defeat the ones who are in complete support of this intellect. When we have thoughts, we send them to our mind and our mind fills them with doubt and the thought doesn’t reach the ਬੁਦੀ- it stops at the mind. Once it reaches the ਬੁਦੀ and the ਬੁਦੀ is pure- they become undefeatable- no doubts can occur. ਖੁਦੀ ਮਿਟੀ ਚੂਕਾ ਭੋਲਾਵਾ ਗੁਰਿ ਮਨ ਹੀ ਮਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਾਇਆ ਜੀਉ ॥੩॥ Thus, their egos are erased, and their doubts are dispelled. The Guru has enlightened their minds (with this pure intellect) ||3|| Only the ਬੁਦੀ itself can ਦੰਡ- punish the ਖਲ ਦਲ- empty minded/ in duality, not the ਮਾਨੁਖ- human/ person- the intellect can punish the and win over the ones in doubt not the human itself- but his intellect inside. ਅਖੰਡੰ - ( ਖੰਡ- sugar/ the mind wavers like sugar- jumps easily into desires/viche vikaar/ and ਅਖੰਡੰ- doesn’t waver like sugar- is still and stable. ਇਕਸ ਸਿਉ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਨਿਆ ਤਾ ਹੋਆ ਨਿਹਚਲੁ ਚੀਤੁ ॥ When the mind accepts, and is satisfied with the One, then the consciousness becomes steady and stable (Sri Raag Guru Arjan Dev). Whoever in possession and support - ਭੁਜ)- become ਅਖੰਡੰ- doesn’t waver like sugar- is still and stable- the consciousness becomes connected with the one. Those in possession - ਭੁਜ of the intellect and are in its support- the intellect ਦੰਡ- punishes the sinners ਅਖੰਡੰ- Not the world- it picks out the sinners and punishes them. ਜੈਕਾਰੁ ਕੀਓ ਧਰਮੀਆ ਕਾ ਪਾਪੀ ਕਉ ਡੰਡੁ ਦੀਓਇ ॥੧੬॥ He honors the righteous and punishes the sinners. ||16||Sri Raag Guru Amar Das. ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਚੁਣਿ ਸੁਟੀਅਹਿ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਸੰਗੀ ਸਾਥਿ ॥੩॥ Without the Name, they are picked (sinners are chosen) and thrown away; they have no friends or companions. ||3|| Sri Raag Guru Nanak Dev. ਤੇਜ ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡੰ Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: The (ਅਮਿਤ- non-measurable) ਬੁਦੀ- intellect is far beyond our understanding. It has a ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡੰ- radiance so vast and fast- ਤੇਜ, it completely is (ਸੁਮਤ- sublime wisdom). ਸਾ ਮਤਿ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਕਹੀਅਤ ਧੀਰ ॥ Pure and steady is that intellect, ਰਾਮ ਰਸਾਇਣੁ ਪੀਵਤ ਬੀਰ- which drinks in the Lord's sublime essence (Raag Gauri Guru Arjan Dev). Like a candle can’t out light the huge sun- no matter how much it tries- it won’t and it doesn't. Similarly, this ਬੁਦੀ-intellect also has a radiance of its own and its ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡੰ- radiance is so fast- ਤੇਜ and bright, no other sun ( ਦੁਨਿਆਵੀ ਅਕਲ- worldly knowledge) can shine its radiance compared to the fast-flowing shine of the sun. Similarly , the worldly knowledge is useless when compared to the ਮਤ of ਬਿਬੇਕ- which only comes from gurbani. The worldly knowledge is similar to a candle in front of the sun, in fact it’s appearance it’s useless- no need for a candle- when there is no darkness. ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਪੂਰਨ ਧਨੀ ਨਹ ਬੂਝੈ ਪਰਤਾਪ - They do not realize the glorious radiance of the Supreme Lord God, the Perfect Lord and Master. It’s speed of light is very fast- ਤੇਜ, it’s radiance is fast-flowing and once hits your mind- in moments ecstasy appears and the Dasam Duar- the 10th gate opens and goes straight up fast from our ਕੁੰਬ- where our breath collides). From here our breath ੴ- take our breaths ਊਪਰ- up fast towards dasam duar and here this intellects radiance reaches fast and spreads)- and the jeev turns to ees- and ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਅਨੰਦ- eternal bliss is felt and the mind is beyond maya. ਪੰਕਜ ਮੋਹ ਨਿਘਰਤੁ ਹੈ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਨਿਘਰਤ ਕਾਢਿ ਕਢਾਵੈਗੋ ॥The mortal beings are sinking in the swamp of emotional attachment; the Guru lifts them up, and saves them from sinking. (Raag Kaanrhaa Guru Ram Das)- Guru ji lifts our intellect high into dasam duar and saves it from falling into the depths of maya. This ਬੁਦੀ- intellect, it’s ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡੰ- radiance, is fast- flowing- ਤੇਜ and with gurbani our intellect will travel from the ਅਗਿਆਨ- ignorance and ਅਹੰ- ego and take you to the avastha of ਤੁਰੀਆ. Sakhi: When Mian Mitha hears his master Hamza Gous fell at the feet of Satguru Nanak, in anger he says” I will skim him like milk”- when satguru hears this he says “ I’ll squeeze all the ego out of him” to bhai mardana and when Mian Mitha sees Guru ji radiance, he falls at the feet of Satguru, apologizing. Then he asks Satguru: “ What is Naam”, Guru ji quickly grabs Mian Mitha’s arm and turns his ਅਗਿਆਨ to ਗਿਆਨ and he is in ecstasy. In moments Guru Ji blesses the one who recites the naam and only then the radiance inside him is awakened and shines throughout. ਜੋਤਿ ਅਮੰਡੰ When the ਬੁਦੀ- intellect appears/ which is pure and stable- the one who grasps this intellect and holds it tight, then there is no (ਰੁੱਤ- status) left. At times, even if this status- pride- comes and this (ਮਹਿਕ- light) shines, but even that light is nothing. ਕਬੀਰ ਮੇਰਾ ਮੁਝ ਮਹਿ ਕਿਛੁ ਨਹੀ ਜੋ ਕਿਛੁ ਹੈ ਸੋ ਤੇਰਾ ॥ Kabeer, nothing is mine within myself. Whatever there is, is Yours, O Lord. ਤੇਰਾ ਤੁਝ ਕਉ ਸਉਪਤੇ ਕਿਆ ਲਾਗੈ ਮੇਰਾ- If I surrender to You what is already Yours, what does it cost me? (Salok Bhagat Kabir). Nothing is ours- that light which shines through that person- he is still playing in someone else’s hands- Satguru Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji maharaj played within his own Hukam. ਜੋਤਿ- that light/ is ਅਮੰਡੰ- can’t be divided, it only belongs to that one akal purakh. The light of akal purakh- is never divided, it belongs to him only, the one who possesses this light- it doesn't belong to him- it is akal purkhs- which he calls his. ਸਰਬ ਕਲਾ ਕਰਿ ਥਾਪਿਆ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਅਪਾਰ ॥ He has blessed us with all our energy, and infused His Infinite Light deep within us (Sri Raag Guru Arjan Dev). The light which a man has, was given to by the ਸਬਨਾ ਕਾ ਦਾਤਾ- the giver of all/akaal purkh, that light which the akaal purkh has- that jot cannot be divided- ਅਮੰਡੰ. In Jaap Sahib- Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji says: ਅਡੇਦੀ ਅਨੂਪ ਹੈਂ- That Akal purkh- who is undivided and unpraisable. ਜੋਤਿ- the light which within all is ਅਮੰਡੰ- ਮੰਡਣ- logical proof- ਅਮੰਡੰ- that which doesn’t need logical proof. Akal purkh ji doesn’t need to prove that his existence and his light radiates through all- no need of logical proof. Analogy: 10 people are in a room- and one person has a blindfold on- and the light is shining from outside to inside- the 10 people talk about the existence of the light- the one with the blindfold says I don’t believe that the light shines. Where is the proof? The 10 people use logical thinking and try to explain it to the blindfolded person- that this light exists. But the blindfolded man doesn't believe- because of this blindfold. Similarly, ਜੈਸੇ ਬੈਲ ਤੇਲੀ ਕੋ ਜਾਨਤ ਕਈ ਕੋਸ ਚਲ੍ਯੋ ਨੈਨ ਉਘਰਤ ਵਾਹੀ ਠਾਉ ਹੀ ਠਿਕਾਨੋ ਹੈ । Just as a blind folded bullock of an oilman keeps going around the extractor and he thinks he has travelled many miles, but when his blindfold is removed, sees himself standing at the same place. We are all blind in maya, and those 10 people are the ones who have experienced the one- they make us understand. ਜੋਤਿ ਅਮੰਡੰ- Sarguru ji doesn’t need to prove the light of the one exists- he doesn’t need logical proof- the one who takes off these blindfolds himself, realizes the one inside. ਭਾਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੰ The ਭਾਨੁ- sun- it’s radiance gives to all, gives life and energy to all. Many praise the sun for its radiance and energy that it provides with, but don’t think about who created the sun. ਭਾਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੰ- that one who provides light to even the sun, who is the ਪ੍ਰਭੰ- ਪ੍ਰਬੂ- lord of the sun, the one who gives light to the so called highest. ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਹੈ ਸੋਇ ॥Amongst all is the Light-You are that Light. ਤਿਸ ਦੈ ਚਾਨਣਿ ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਹੋਇ ॥ By this Illumination, that Light is radiant within all (Raag Dhanaasree Guru Nanak Dev). Among all the other lights, so called creators, you are that creator who provides light to them. ਭਾਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੰ— Brahma- is the creator god in Hinduism, also known as Svayambhu (self-born). But satguru says in Dukhni ongkaar- ਉਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਉਤਪਤਿ- From Ongkaar, the one universal creator lord, Brahma was created. Sakhi- Satguru asks the yogis “ is god Akaal- without time/death” - the yogis said “of course”- then satguru replies if god is without time, and you believe after one maha kalpa- 311.04 trillion years, Brahma dies and comes back, then how is he god- if he is in ਕਾਲ- but god is akaal purakh- so how can Brahma be the one? - the yogis couldn’t respond. Sakhi- In Mad pardesh, Satguru Guru Nanak Dev ji Maharaj recited ਦਖਣੀ ਉਅੰਕਾਰਿ to a pandit and explained him the beauty of Ongkaar. When Satguru sees what the pandit is writing, satguru says ਸੁਣਿ ਪਾਡੇ ਕਿਆ ਲਿਖਹੁ ਜੰਜਾਲਾ ॥ Listen, O Pandit, O religious scholar, why are you writing about worldly debates?- what nonsense are you writing on that paper. ਲਿਖੁ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਗੋਪਾਲਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ The only thing you should be writing is the Name of the Lord, the Lord of the world. The pandit gets surprised and asks satguru sri guru Nanak dev ji, “ who created this Brahma”- satguru replies ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਉਤਪਤਿ ॥ From Ongkaar, Brahma was created. ਓਅੰਕਾਰੁ ਕੀਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਚਿਤਿ ॥ He kept Ongkaar in his consciousness. Sakhi— When Akal purkh created Brahma, he kept Akal purkh in his chit- consciousness- ਜਿਨਿ ਚਿਤਿ), then he thought, he should create the world, so he did jaap of ongkaar- 1,000,000 times, which then a Devi appeared, and Brahma asked the Devi to give him power to create the world. The Devi responded '' I don’t have that power”- Brahma said who does, the Devi said Akaal purkh only has that power, and do jaap of ongkaar. Brahma replies and says- '' I've recited it 1,000,000 times , but no shakti came to me. The Devi said- do it with love and keep no desire to create the world, only desire gods love. ਰਾਮੁ ਰਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਸਭੁ ਜਗੁ ਫਿਰੈ ਰਾਮੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾਇ ॥ The entire world roams around, chanting, ""Raam, Raam, Lord, Lord"", but the Lord cannot be obtained like this. Then Brahma after hundreds of years, he finally accepted himself as god’s slave and akal purkh asks Brahma for a wish. Brahma then asks akal purkh for shakti- power to create the universe. ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਸੈਲ ਜੁਗ ਭਏ ॥ From Ongkaar, the mountains and the ages were created (Raag Raamkali Dakhni Guru Nanak Dev). ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਬੇਦ ਨਿਰਮਏ ॥Ongkaar created the Vedas. ਭਾਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੰ- Akal Purkh Vaheguru, is the one who provides power to all, he is the ultimate most powerful being there is. It’s ਜੋਤਿ- light is so bright, that everything becomes clear and all darkness disappear. Bibek budhi is like the sun, and the avatar and other scriptures are like small stars that shine only at night. When bibek budhi comes, in daylight- the people who have the truth grilled in them, they don’t see the other scriptures, like when the sun comes out, all other small stars are invisible, the Gurmukh doesn't even see them. At night- the people in ignorance, only they see the small stars shining, and can’t see the sun. Similarly, only those who are in doubt and ignorance don’t see the nirgun/Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji as the highest, but they only see the other small scriptures as huge. ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਦੇਵ ਦਾਨਵ ਇੰਦ੍ਰ ਸਿਰਿ ਛਤ੍ਰ ॥ Many millions are the demi-gods, demons and Indras, under their regal canopies. ਸਗਲ ਸਮਗ੍ਰੀ ਅਪਨੈ ਸੂਤਿ ਧਾਰੈ ॥ He has strung the entire creation upon His thread. ਸੁਖ ਸੰਤਾ ਕਰਣੰ This Bibek Budhi only brings happiness to the saints - ਸੁਖ- peace to the ਸੰਤਾ- saints- ਕਰਣੰ- to do- to bring peace. This peace is only given to the saints, the ignorant fools who doubt and show envy only result in pain. Another meaning we can make is- ਸੰਤਾ ਕਰਣੰ- due to the saints of this world, peace- ਸੁਖ exists, without the saints of the world, there would be pain all over the rule of kaliyug. ਸੰਤਾ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਰਹੈ ਜਪਿ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Remain united with the Society of the Saints; chant the Name of the Lord, and find peace. Only through the saints, you will find true peace. All other pleasures are temporary, you may feel peace through maya, but that peace is temporary, it lasts only a few hours. True peace, forever remains stable and gives pleasure in the laps of the one. Another meaning we can make is, ਸੁਖ ਸੰਤਾ- due to the happiness of the saints , due to their compassion, there is ਕਰਣੰ- cause, there is balance in the world, there is the cause. ਅਨਤਾ ਧਨੁ ਧਰਣੀ ਧਰੇ ਅਨਤ ਨ ਚਾਹਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥ You bury your temporary wealth in the ground, but how can you love that which is temporary? When saints obtain this intellect, they feel ਵਿਸਮਾਦ- wonder struck, they feel and see only brahm and when they obtain the knowledge of gods play, they feel ecstasy and enjoy god's play. Bhai Gurdas ji clearly explains thas avastha, in Vaar 2 , pauri 18. ਅਖੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਦੇਖਦਾ ਸਭ ਚੋਜ ਵਿਡਾਣਾ। Through the eyes (of the world) He beholds all the wondrous feats. Our eyes can see, but who is watching within our eyes? - god watches through our eyes, he is watching us. ਸਭ- All ਚੋਜ- plays- are played, we think we are looking- but truly akal purakh watches but we just get the reflection out of it. ਕੰਨੀ ਸੁਣਦਾ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਕਰਿ ਆਖਾਣਿ ਵਖਾਣਾ।- In our ears, he hears all and hears everything you think you hear. We just hear the echo of that noise. ਜੀਭੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਬੋਲਦਾ ਬਹੁ ਸਾਦ ਲੁਭਾਣਾ।- In our tongue, akaal purkh tastes, can taste sweet, salty, sour - etc..- how does that tongue taste? With taste buds), we taste the sweetness, but that sweetness was there before we tasted it, so god made sweetness, but made us to taste it. ਹਥੀ ਕਿਰਤਿ ਕਮਾਵਦਾ ਪਗਿ ਚਲੈ ਸੁਜਾਣਾ।- With hands, the human works, with legs, we walk. Everything people do, require hands and arms to do, that energy- comes from the akaal purakh, he gives energy, we just carry it out. ਦੇਹੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਇਕ ਮਨੁ ਇੰਦ੍ਰੀ ਪਰਵਾਣਾ।- in your body, you have a mind, but where is it- all the ਇੰਦ੍ਰੀ- organs in the body all listen to the mind, they don’t listen to you, the mind is the king. You can’t control your mind, you have to please it, for it to work for you. The mind does what he likes- and it takes you into illusion. ਆਪੇ ਆਪਿ ਵਰਤਦਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਮਾਣਾ - Understanding (the fact) that He permeates through all, gurmukhs feel delighted. Like the mind who makes his own decisions and the body follows- like this god makes his own decisions and we follow. Akaal purkh does whatever he wants, to do what you want, you need to please god. The Gurmukhs understand this and are pleased, they are wonder struck. Sakhi: Mansoor who was a Muslim in the raj of muslims- he was also wonder struck by the knowledge of him being god, and how brahm was inside him. He would say- ਅਨਲ ਹੱਕ- that I am true, I am god. ਜ਼ੁਨੈਰ who knew mansoor and was also a high avastha saint, told him not to say this, or he will be killed by the other muslims. As this concept is not in the religion of brahm being in the body itself. Mansoor didn’t listen, then ਜ਼ੁਨੈਰ told him to swear in Allah/ god , to never say this again, mansoor accepted. The ਮੀਰ- / Nawab- he called all the faqeers to his court. ਜ਼ੁਨੈਰ got ready early in the morning, and took Mansoor with him also. 50-60 faqeers reached the king's court. ਜ਼ੁਨੈਰ- started talking about god, he went very deeply in the concept. Mansoor, while he was listening, he was wonder struck and started shouting “ਅਨਲ ਹੱਕ, ਅਨਲ ਹੱਕ, ਅਨਲ ਹੱਕ. That I am true, Brahm resides in me, I’m the form of truth. The Raja in anger yelled, ਕਾਫਿਰ-traitor, and put a death sentence on him, and before we kill him, throw rocks at him. The next day, ਜ਼ੁਨੈਰ- says, o child, in the crowd of ignorance being smart is a decision of craziness. In the crowd of sinners, I can’t save you. Mansoors says, I accept this death, because I already died. ਜ਼ੁਨੈਰ- says okay, but why’d you break the promise or swear to allah, that’s my final question, why’d you commit such a big sin. Mansoor said, who am I to break the promise that I wouldn’t say ਅਨਲ ਹੱਕ, what can I do, when brahm himself started shouting ਅਨਲ ਹੱਕ, ਅਨਲ ਹੱਕ, ਅਨਲ ਹੱਕ, within me. ਜ਼ੁਨੈਰ- bowed down to him, and knew it was brahm speaking now. Mansoor, was brutally killed for getting the avastha of, ਅਬ ਤਉ ਜਾਇ ਚਢੇ ਸਿੰਘਾਸਨਿ ਮਿਲੇ ਹੈ ਸਾਰਿੰਗਪਾਨੀ ॥ Now, I have mounted to the throne of the Lord; I have met the Lord, the Sustainer of the World. ਰਾਮ ਕਬੀਰਾ ਏਕ ਭਏ ਹੈ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਪਛਾਨੀ- The Lord and Kabeer have become one. No one can tell them apart. This Sakhi explains the ਸੁਖ ਸੰਤਾ ਕਰਣੰ- how this buddhi- intellect, when received brings realization of the Brahm that resides in all, and when this happens, it brings wonders that only the ones who realize experience. ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਦਰਣੰ Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj says: Gurbani of Guru ji, is the highest/ most greatest. The intellect we receive through gurbani, it ਦਰਣੰ- destroys/outstands all other ਦੁਰਮਤਿ- ਦੂਰ/far away - ਮਤਿ/intellect- gurbani destroys all other people that think they have true intellect- but are far from the brahmgian/intellect and state of mind equivalent to the lords) and they are more into manmat(to follow the filthy mind). Guru ji says: ਬਾਣੀ ਤ ਗਾਵਹੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਕੇਰੀ ਬਾਣੀਆ ਸਿਰਿ ਬਾਣੀ- that this gurbani is the only we should sing/ because it is the highest/ most significant bani. ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਦਰਣੰ- All these other scriptures are like small candles in front of the huge sun. Ex: The people see the small stars at night, but the people in the day can't see the stars, the stars only come at night, not the day. In the same way, the ignorant people see only the ਦੁਰਮਤਿ because they are in ignorance. But those in the day-saints, see the gurbani as the sun and can't see those small stars because of the huge appearance of the sun. Sri Guru Amardas ji says: ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਪੰਡਿਤ ਜੋਤਕੀ ਵਾਦ ਕਰਹਿ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ- After all their reading, the Pandits, the religious scholars, and the astrologers argue and debate. ਮਤਿ ਬੁਧਿ ਭਵੀ ਨ ਬੁਝਈ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਲੋਭ ਵਿਕਾਰੁ- Their intellect and understanding are perverted; they just don't understand. They are filled with greed and corruption.Guru Sahiban, Bhagat Jan and mahapurks of the highest, are able to raise their soul consciousness in the spiritual realm of brahm, in which all they see is the Hukum/command and the Jot/light within all. Another meaning is- ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਦਰਣੰ- those ਦੁਰਮਤਿ- ones who abandoned the only one and are now in this false ego and are trapped in the depth of maya. Those ones who have no true steady and stable intellect- Guru ji garbs them, implants that intellect and brings them to his ਦਰ-door, this is kirpa of the supreme one. Sri Guru Amardas ji says: ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਬੁਝੀਐ ਤਾ ਪਾਏ ਮੋਖ ਦੁਆਰੁ - By Guru's Grace, understanding comes, and then the Door of Liberation is found. ਜੈਸਾ ਬਾਲਕੁ ਭਾਇ ਸੁਭਾਈ ਲਖ ਅਪਰਾਧ ਕਮਾਵੈ - Like the child, innocently making thousands of mistakes. ਕਰਿ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਝਿੜਕੇ ਬਹੁ ਭਾਤੀ ਬਹੁੜਿ ਪਿਤਾ ਗਲਿ ਲਾਵੈ - His father teaches him, and scolds him so many times, but still, he hugs him close in his embrace. The filthy minded might commit thousands of mistakes, but with guru jis kirpa/blessing, guru ji brings you to his ਦਰ- door. ਦੁਰਮਤਿ- in religion, we use our minds/budhi- to follow it- so Yes Or No, when we do this- this completely misguides us and causes more doubt. And religion becomes like a war, so say this is true and this is false and the other differ. The person who is in both of these, either light or dark is in ਦੁਰਮਤਿ. Bibekta, ਦਰਣੰ- completely breaks this cycle of light or dark, and brings Gurmat. ਗੁ- darkness ਰ- light, that ਮਤਿ- mind, which is not light or darkness, it’s beyond both of these is ਗੁਰਮਤਿ. Guru Nanak Dev ji, in 1508, reached Hardwar from Kurukshetra. A Vaishno Sadhu, who attracted many people was also camping nearby. People would come from far off places and keep his company. He was showing himself as a very religious person. Guru ji knew that he was only pretending to be a Holy. Early in the next morning, the pandit took a bath in the river and prepared his meals. He put cowdung on the ground to use it for using it as a ‘Chaunka’ (a cooking place. He washed the pieces of firewood to purify them and then drew a line around the ‘Chaunka’ and lit the fire. Guru ji sent Bhai Mardana Ji to him to get some embers to light their own fire. When Bhai Mardana approached him. The Pandit raged with anger saying, “you have put your shadow near me. In his anger, he took a burning piece of wood and ran after Bhai Mardana Ji. Guru ji asked the pandit why he was so angry when he had asked only for a small amount of fire.The pandit replied that the shadow of this ‘Mirasi’ had fallen on his ‘Chaunka’ which now is impure. Bhai Mardana being both a Muslim and a ‘Shudra’ low (caste) that even his shadow kill him. “How can it be, said Guru ji, when he (Bhai Mardana) is also a human being ?” ‘No, he is not a human being, he is a ‘Shudra’ . The argument went being exchanged loudly, many other people gathered around and asked each other what the dispute was all about. The pandit kept making noise and accusing Bhai Mardana Ji in anger. Guru Nanak Dev ji then smirked and recited: ਕੁਬੁਧਿ ਡੂਮਣੀ ਕੁਦਇਆ ਕਸਾਇਣਿ ਪਰ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਘਟ ਚੂਹੜੀ ਮੁਠੀ ਕ੍ਰੋਧਿ ਚੰਡਾਲਿ- False-mindedness is the drummer-woman; cruelty is the butcheress; slander of others in one's heart is the cleaning-woman, and deceitful anger is the outcast-woman. ਕਾਰੀ ਕਢੀ ਕਿਆ ਥੀਐ ਜਾਂ ਚਾਰੇ ਬੈਠੀਆ ਨਾਲਿ - What good are the ceremonial lines drawn around your kitchen, when these four are seated there with you? ਸਚੁ ਸੰਜਮੁ ਕਰਣੀ ਕਾਰਾਂ ਨਾਵਣੁ ਨਾਉ ਜਪੇਹੀ- Make Truth your self-discipline, and make good deeds the lines you draw; make chanting the Name your cleansing bath. ਨਾਨਕ ਅਗੈ ਊਤਮ ਸੇਈ ਜਿ ਪਾਪਾਂ ਪੰਦਿ ਨ ਦੇਹੀ- O Nanak, those who do not walk in the ways of sin, shall be exalted in the world hereafter.
  2. Great uprala by this group to spread gurmat daily , today's entry: TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE, TWO PATHS It is repeatedly indicated in the Gurbani that there are only two different groups of people living together on earth: the Gurmukhs (the followers of Truth and truthful living, one who applies the Gur-Shabad to his daily life, etc.) and the Manmukhs (the deniers of Truth and truthful living, one who does not apply the Gur-Shabad to his daily life, etc.). The SGGS asks us to become the Gurmukhs. While animals can follow only their natural instincts, the man is blessed with the faculty of Viveka (the power to discriminate between truth and false or right and wrong) to choose between the two paths available to him – 1) the path of “ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ – Paravirti”, and 2) the path of “ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ – Niravirati”. ▪ਦੋਵੈ ਤਰਫਾ ਉਪਾਇ ਇਕੁ ਵਰਤਿਆ ॥ ਬੇਦ ਬਾਣੀ ਵਰਤਾਇ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਵਾਦੁ ਘਤਿਆ ॥ ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਹਾਠਾ ਦੋਵੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਧਰਮੁ ਫਿਰੈ ਰੈਬਾਰਿਆ ॥ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਕਚੇ ਕੂੜਿਆਰ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੀ ਨਿਹਚਉ ਦਰਗਹ ਹਾਰਿਆ ॥: The One Lord created both sides (or types i.e., the Gurmukhs, the Manmukhs, etc.) and pervades the expanse. He manifested the words of the Vedas (ਬੇਦ ਬਾਣੀ), and (also) arguments in them (i.e., arguments between the different schools of philosophies or thoughts e.g, dualistic versus non-dualistics, etc.). Paravirti (ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ: ਜਗਤ ਦੇ ਧੰਧਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਖਚਿਤ ਹੋਣਾ, worldly ways, obsession with involvements in Maya, attachment, possesiveness, inclination, tendency, addiction, trend, pursuit, activitiy, etc.) and Niravirati (ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ: ਦੁਨੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਉਪਰਾਮ ਰਹਿਣਾ, ਜਗਤ ਤੋਂ ਨਿਰਲੇਪ ਰਹਿਣਾ – to remain detached from the world, etc.) are the two paths (ways, etc.) God has created; He is also Dharma between the two. But the foolish Manmukhs deal only with the filth (of Paravirti); they surely end up losing the Spiritual Realm (ਉਹ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਦੀ ਦਰਗਾਹ ਵਿਚ ਬਾਜ਼ੀ ਹਾਰ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ) (sggs 1280). ▪ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਪਛਾਣੈ ॥: By becoimg the Gurmukh, (one) knows Paravirti and Niravirti – ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ (sggs 941). The first is the path of “ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ – Paravirti” (from the Sanskrit word Pravrtti – प्रवृत्ति) which indicates possessiveness or worldly attachment: man’s natural inclination (worldliness, tendency, addiction, trend, etc.) to engross in the worldly pursuits (ਜਗਤ ਦੇ ਧੰਧਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਖਚਿਤ ਹੋਣਾ) and activities by remaining centered in his ego-sense (“I-am-ness”) and obsession with his involvements in Maya. This thought-condition promotes in man acquisitive tendency which is responsible for fueling his material desires, sensuousness, grief, fears, greed, selfishness, impulse, restlessness, indolence, inertia, dullness, negligence, forgetfulness, unenlightened existence, inactivity, headlessness, lethargicness, stormy behavior, agitation, fierce competition, power struggle, rat-race, hunger for status etc. The rise of the psychological ego — relative nature; the seat of “Pravrtti” — is the first misapprehension projected by ignorance, resulting in the non-apprehension of Reality. “Paravirti” keeps us in bondage by the chain of desire-action-goals of life. ▪ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਰਗੰ ਵਰਤੰਤਿ ਬਿਨਾਸਨੰ ॥: Engrossed in worldly ways (ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤਿ), one is ruined (sggs 1355). ▪ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਜੇਤਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਹੋਈਐ ਤੇਤਾ ਲੋਗ ਪਚਾਰਾ ॥ ਲਉ ਰਿਦੈ ਨਹੀ ਪਰਗਾਸਾ ਤਉ ਲਉ ਅੰਧ ਅੰਧਾਰਾ ॥: The more you walk in the ways of the material world (ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਰਗ), the more you try to please people. Until the heart is enlightened, one gropes in the darkness of ignorance (sggs 1205). ▪ਨਹ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤ ਭ੍ਰਾਤਹ ਨਹ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਕਛੁ ਲੋਕ ਕਹ ॥ ਨਹ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਸੁਤ ਮੀਤਹ ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਸਨਬੰਧਨਹ ॥: Do not worry so much about your Mother, father, siblings, spouse, children, friends, and all those people who are related (to us) because of the possession with involvements in Maya (ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਸਨਬੰਧਨਹ), do not worry about them (i.e., to worry about all and any is useless) (sggs 1355). The other path is termed as “ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ – Niravirati” (or ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ – from the Sanskrit word Nivritti – निवृत्ति). It literally means renunciation of the worldly attachment — true detachment from the fleeting world and its gross objects (ਜਗਤ ਤੋਂ ਨਿਰਲੇਪ ਰਹਿਣਾ), including one’s kith and kin. It is the abstraction or withdrawal of the senses from sensory pursuits, without which transcending of Maya (illusion, conditioned consciousness etc.) is not possible. Simply put, it is abandoning one’s lesser self or relativist consciousness to actualize his Higher or Spiritual Self (Aatmaan or “Joti-Svaroopa”). Accordingly, the state of “Niravirati” gives rise to inner peace, balanced joy or happiness, humility, contentment, selflessness, tranquility, inner purity, intuitive wisdom, pure intelligence, noble activity, goodness, enlightenment, tolerance, forgiveness, insight, empathy, inner peace, expanded creativity, reverence, compassion, universal love, reflection, serenity, poise, meditation, contemplation, understanding, and so on. It makes us introspective and discriminative (Viveka Budhi), leading to virtues and righteous conduct. The state of “Niravirati”, thus, is the mental strength which leads to complete obliteration of the ignorance, doubts, and misunderstanding, resulting in knowledge of the true Self (Joti-Svaroopa) and abidance in the true Self. Clearly, it is up to us as to how we exercise our freedom of choice — to better ourselves through liberation from ignorance or wallow in the quagmire of bondage. Those established in the thought-condition of “Paravirti” are the Manmukhs (materialistic, self-willed, denies of the Truth, etc.), and those soaked in the state of “Niravirati” are the Gurmukhs (Spiritual Beings, Enlightened, follower of the Truth, etc.) in the Gurbani. Manmukhs live in forgetfulness of their spiritual nature, whilst Gurmukhs ever abide in it. Without knowing the true blissful nature of the Self, the majority of humanity (more than 99.9 percent) out of ignorance is said to be caught in “Paravirti”: the whirlpool of worldly or unenlightened existence. ▪ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਪਛਾਣੈ ॥: By becoimg the Gurmukh, (one) knows Paravirti and Niravirti – ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ (sggs 941) ▪ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਹਾਠਾ ਦੋਵੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਧਰਮੁ ਫਿਰੈ ਰੈਬਾਰਿਆ ॥ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਕਚੇ ਕੂੜਿਆਰ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੀ ਨਿਹਚਉ ਦਰਗਹ ਹਾਰਿਆ ॥: Paravirti (ਪਰਵਿਰਤਿ: ਜਗਤ ਦੇ ਧੰਧਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਖਚਿਤ ਹੋਣਾ, worldly ways or activities, attachment or obsession with Maya, possesiveness, etc.) and Niravirati (ਨਿਰਵਿਰਤਿ: ਦੁਨੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਉਪਰਾਮ ਰਹਿਣਾ, ਜਗਤ ਤੋਂ ਨਿਰਲੇਪ ਰਹਿਣਾ, to remain detached from the world or Maya, etc.) are the two paths (ways, etc.); Dharma is the Guide between the two. (But) the foolish Manmukhs deal only with the filth (of Parvirti); they surely end up losing the Spiritual Realm. (sggs 1280). ▪ਪਰਵਿਰਤੀ ਨਰਵਿਰਤਿ ਪਛਾਣੈ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਘਰੁ ਜਾਣੈ ॥: (While living in the midst of this world or Maya) one who realizes Parvirti (ਪਰਵਿਰਤੀ: ਜਗਤ ਦੇ ਧੰਧਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਖਚਿਤ ਹੋਣਾ, worldly ways or activities, attachment or obsession with Maya, possesiveness, etc.), and Narvirti (ਨਰਵਿਰਤਿ: ਦੁਨੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਉਪਰਾਮ ਰਹਿਣਾ, ਜਗਤ ਤੋਂ ਨਿਰਲੇਪ ਰਹਿਣਾ, to remain detached from the world or Maya, etc.), knows the Home (of his own self within, Nij Ghar…) through the Gur-Shabad (sggs 1027). Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh
  3. Was reading up on nirmaley and was curious if they actually produced a book/pothi/teeka on the 500 arths of Waheguru mantra, also if they have does anyone know/have access to a copy?
  4. Recently i was listening to Baba Hari Singh's katha Katha 05-08-2007 - Waheguru Mantar on Gurmatveechar.com and baba ji tells at about 31 min that in the uk he visted a house which had 16vols of manuscripts that Bhai Mani Singh Ji wrote when Guru Gobind Singh Ji taught the 48 Singhs the arths of Gurbani, The manuscripts baba ji says contains the meaning Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji give at that time which Bhai Mani Singh Ji wrote down. Baba Ji says that the family who owns them don't want to give them up or let anyone take pictures of the pages, baba ji wanted to take some pictures of the manuscripts. Baba ji says that the interpertation that Guru Ji give of Gurbani matches closely with the Friedkot wala Teeka. I want to know does anyone have more information about this, the katha was done in 2007, maybe someone can ask baba ji for more information.
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