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Five Dirtiest Lifeforms (Trighad Joons)

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Guru Roop Sangat Jeo,

Below is an attempt at translation of vichaar on Trighad Joons by Sant Jagjit Singh Ji (Hakhowal Wale). some meaning may have been lost while translating, apologies for that. Ok, read on! happy.gif

Trighad Joons (Dirtiest Lifeforms)

Out of total 8.4 million lifeforms (Joons), five have been considered the worst of all.

These are:

1. Dog

2. Donkey

3. Snake

4. Swine

5. Crow

Inspite of being considered the worst lifeforms, they still certain positive qualities.

Characteristics of Dogs:

Dogs can be further divided into the following categories:

1. Those privileged dogs who get to receive the same food, share the same bed and bedding of their master. They get to sit in front seat of their master's car while he sits in the backseat.

2. Those stray dogs that roam around without any leash. They are confiscated by pest control authorities and eventually terminated.

3. Those dogs that have a collar and leash around their neck. Animal control people have no authority to eliminate them.

4. The fourth type is that of rabid dogs. These dogs cannot stay put at one place because of rabies, that's why they keep running around. Their mouth keeps producing foam which spread rabies to anyone who gets in contact with that foam.

Now let us look at the moral lessons we learn from the above:

1. The first types of Gurmukhs are dogs of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They remain at his feet 24/7. They are fortunate to receive the same food and comforts as that of Guru Sahib Ji.

2. The second type are those people who haven't taken the blessing of Amrit yet and as such, do not the Guruji's collar and leash around their neck. Jamdoots give all sorts of troubles to such people.

3. Third type is Gursikhs who have taken the blessing of Amrit. They don the blessed leash around their necks. These Gurmukhs are always protected against all sorts of trouble by Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj himself.

4. The fourth type is of those Nindaks who run around slandering the Guru's word like mad, rabid dogs. Guru Arjan Dev Ji warns us:

ਅਰੜਾਵੈ ਬਿਲਲਾਵੈ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ॥

Arṛāvai billāvai ninḏak.

The slanderer cries out and bewails.

ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਪਰਮੇਸਰੁ ਬਿਸਰਿਆ ਅਪਣਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਪਾਵੈ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Pārbarahm parmesar bisri▫ā apṇā kīṯā pāvai ninḏak. ||1|| rahā▫o.

He has forgotten the Supreme Lord, the Transcendent Lord; the slanderer reaps the rewards of his own actions. ||1||Pause|| (Ang 373, SGGS Ji)

Thus, these Nindaks keep wailing and crying all the time and pass their dangerous virus to anyone who does Sangat of such mad individuals.

Characteristics of Crows:

Since crow feeds on filth, its beak is always filled with dirty substances. But it also has some good qualities. Crows have great unity; they stick with each other while we brothers and sisters do not hesitate at all when uprooting and displacing our own people. The second quality of male and female crows is they never perform sexual acts during daytime.

Characteristics of Snakes:

Bhai Gurdas Ji says:

ਸਭ ਦੂੰ ਮੰਦੀ ਸਪ ਜੋਨਿ ਸਪਾਂ ਵਿਚਿ ਕੁਜਾਤਿ ਕੁਭਾਈ ।

sabh doon mandee sap joni sapaan vichi kujaati kubhaaee|

Snake's is the worst species and out of that also the two-headed snake is a bad and wicked variety. (Vaar 33/8, Bhai Gurdas Ji)

A snake can never be friends with anyone – it has the habit to bite even its closest allies. So much so that a female snake is known to eat its own offspring. However, compared to manmukh human beings, Snakes still fare better. One can be treated and health can be restored if bitten by a venomous snake but anyone who is attacked by a manmukh has absolutely no hope of recovery.

Characteristics of Donkeys:

A donkey is dumbest animal of all – even if it is washed, clean and perfumed, it will still go and roll in mud. But there is a good quality that can be noted: It can find opportunities to feed even if it has got burden to carry on its back. But, a person who can never spare out time out of the routines of grahist life to do Seva is far worse than a donkey.

Characteristics of Swines:

A pig is always happy eating and living in filth. But Kabir Ji says:

ਕਬੀਰ ਸਾਕਤ ਤੇ ਸੂਕਰ ਭਲਾ ਰਾਖੈ ਆਛਾ ਗਾਉ ॥

kabeer saakath thae sookar bhalaa raakhai aashhaa gaao ||

Kabeer, even a pig is better than the faithless cynic; at least the pig keeps the village clean.

ਉਹੁ ਸਾਕਤੁ ਬਪੁਰਾ ਮਰਿ ਗਇਆ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਲੈਹੈ ਨਾਉ ॥੧੪੩॥

ouhu saakath bapuraa mar gaeiaa koe n laihai naao ||143||

When the wretched, faithless cynic dies, no one even mentions his name. ||143|| (Ang 1372, SGGS Ji)


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veerjee, trigidh joones are not limited to only those species, and one can't specify which joon is trigidh because there may be other joons in other worlds that are filthy creatures, we should just leave it at that. To my understanding trigidh joones are creeping creatures like worms and spiders, etc. and to others it might be something else, so bottom line we can't really specify what joones are trigidh unless one becomes brahmgyaanee and knows.

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Bhaaee PJS ji,

Fantabulous job you have done.Congrats.

To elaborate more,we may take the shabad of Bhagat Kabir ji :-

"ਹਮ ਕੂਕਰ ਤੇਰੇ ਦਰਬਾਰਿ ॥

Ham kookar taerae darabar ||

I am a dog at Your Court, Lord.

ਭਉਕਹਿ ਆਗੈ ਬਦਨੁ ਪਸਾਰਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

bhoukehi agai badan pasar ||1|| rehao ||

I open my snout and bark before it. ||1||Pause||

(Ramkali Bhagat Kabir ji at ang 969 of SGGS JI )

and :-

ਮਨ ਖੁਟਹਰ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਹੀ ਬਿਸਾਸੁ ਤੂ ਮਹਾ ਉਦਮਾਦਾ ॥

Mann khuttehar taera nehee bisas tu meha oudamada ||

O vicious mind, no faith can be placed in you; you are totally intoxicated.

ਖਰ ਕਾ ਪੈਖਰੁ ਤਉ ਛੁਟੈ ਜਉ ਊਪਰਿ ਲਾਦਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Khar ka paikhar tao chhuttai jo oopar lada ||1|| rehao ||

The donkey's leash is only removed, after the load is placed on his back. ||1||Pause||

(here load means Nam ,Simran,Keertan ,Pathh,time devoted in Gurbani and Sangat)

(Bilawal mehla panjva at ang 815 SGGS JI)

However if we do not do so, result declared in Gurbani is beyond once

thinking,and is :-

ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮ: ੩ ॥

Salok mehla ||3 ||

Shalok, Third Mehla:

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸੇਵੇ ਜਗਤੁ ਮੁਆ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਗਵਾਇ ॥

Bin satigur saevae jagat mua birathha janam gavae ||

Without serving the True Guru, the people of the world are dead;

they waste their lives away in vain.

ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ਅਤਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਲਗਾ ਮਰਿ ਜੰਮੈ ਆਵੈ ਜਾਇ ॥

Doojai bhae atte dhukh laga mar janmai avai jae ||

In love with duality, they suffer terrible pain; they die, and are reincarnated,

and continue coming and going.

ਵਿਸਟਾ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਵਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਫਿਰਿ ਫਿਰਿ ਜੂਨੀ ਪਾਇ ॥

Visatta andar vaasu hai fir fir joonee pae ||

They live in manure, and are reincarnated again and again.

ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਜਮੁ ਮਾਰਸੀ ਅੰਤਿ ਗਇਆ ਪਛੁਤਾਇ ॥੧॥

Naanak bin navai jam marasee ante gaeia pachhuthae ||1||

O Nanak, without the Name, the Messenger of Death punishes them;

in the end, they depart regretting and repenting. ||1||

In another shabad Guru Sahib ji tells us about (reality explained by yourgoodself )

as under

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥

Gourree mehala 5 ||

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਜੈਸੇ ਸਰਪ ਆਰਜਾਰੀ ॥

Bin simaran jaisae sarap arajaree ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one's life is like that of a snake.

ਤਿਉ ਜੀਵਹਿ ਸਾਕਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਬਿਸਾਰੀ ॥੧॥

Tio jeevehi sakat nam bisaree ||1||

This is how the faithless cynic lives, forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

ਏਕ ਨਿਮਖ ਜੋ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਮਹਿ ਜੀਆ ॥

Eaek nimakh jo simaran mehi jeea ||

One who lives in meditative remembrance, even for an instant,

ਕੋਟਿ ਦਿਨਸ ਲਾਖ ਸਦਾ ਥਿਰੁ ਥੀਆ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Kott dhinas lakh sadha thhir thheea ||1|| rehao ||

lives for hundreds of thousands and millions of days, and becomes stable forever. ||1||Pause||

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਧ੍ਰਿਗੁ ਕਰਮ ਕਰਾਸ ॥

Bin simaran dhhrig karam karas ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one's actions and works are cursed.

ਕਾਗ ਬਤਨ ਬਿਸਟਾ ਮਹਿ ਵਾਸ ॥੨॥

Kag batan bisatta mehi vas ||2||

Like the crow's beak, he dwells in manure. ||2||

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਭਏ ਕੂਕਰ ਕਾਮ ॥

Bin simaran bheae kookar kam ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one acts like a dog.

ਸਾਕਤ ਬੇਸੁਆ ਪੂਤ ਨਿਨਾਮ ॥੩॥

Sakat baesua poot ninam ||3||

The faithless cynic is nameless, like the prostitute's son. ||3||

9 ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਜੈਸੇ ਸੀਙ ਛਤਾਰਾ ॥

Bin simaran jaisae seen(g) chhathara ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a horned ram.

ਬੋਲਹਿ ਕੂਰੁ ਸਾਕਤ ਮੁਖੁ ਕਾਰਾ ॥੪॥

Bolehi koor sakat mukh kara ||4||

The faithless cynic barks out his lies, and his face is blackened. ||4||

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਗਰਧਭ ਕੀ ਨਿਆਈ ॥

Bin simaran garadhhabh kee niaee ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a donkey.

ਸਾਕਤ ਥਾਨ ਭਰਿਸਟ ਫਿਰਾਹੀ ॥੫॥

Sakat thhan bharisatt firahee ||5||

The faithless cynic wanders around in polluted places. ||5||

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਕੂਕਰ ਹਰਕਾਇਆ ॥

Bin simaran kookar harakaeia ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a mad dog.

ਸਾਕਤ ਲੋਭੀ ਬੰਧੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੬॥

Sakat lobhee bandhh n paeia ||6||

The greedy, faithless cynic falls into entanglements. ||6||

ਬਿਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਹੈ ਆਤਮ ਘਾਤੀ ॥

Bin simaran hai atam ghatee ||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, he murders his own soul.

ਸਾਕਤ ਨੀਚ ਤਿਸੁ ਕੁਲੁ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਤੀ ॥੭॥

Sakat neech tis kul nehee jatee ||7||

The faithless cynic is wretched, without family or social standing. ||7||

ਜਿਸੁ ਭਇਆ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲੁ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਤਸੰਗਿ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ॥

Jis bhaeia kirapal tis satasang milaeia ||

When the Lord becomes merciful, one joins the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਿ ਜਗਤੁ ਤਰਾਇਆ ॥੮॥੭॥

Kahu naanak gur jagat taraeia ||8||7||

Says Nanak, the Guru has saved the world. ||8||7||

Bhul chuk khima,

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh

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