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Creation of the world according to Bachitar Natak


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2 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

There's a clear delineation to be made between two distinct categories of their authored works: 1) Their divinely-inspired / spiritual / metaphysical writings that we take as Gurbani, and 2) Their translations of existing literature (including ancient Hindu texts) they were personally fond of, or works they simply wanted to present to the public in another language for posterity.

I also this is an important distinction to make as well. Would Bachitar natak fall in the first or second category though

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7 minutes ago, intrigued said:

I also this is an important distinction to make as well. Would Bachitar natak fall in the first or second category though

It's stated as autobiographical, though, isn't it? Could it be a bit of both depending on context and the relevant semantics used?

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2 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

It's stated as autobiographical, though, isn't it? Could it be a bit of both depending on context and the relevant semantics used?

I agree but it would take a learned mind to recognize the differences between translated works and original works, and to determine what is approved by Guru Sahib and what is not.

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33 minutes ago, intrigued said:

I agree but it would take a learned mind to recognize the differences between translated works and original works, and to determine what is approved by Guru Sahib and what is not.

There you go. Spot on. 

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What are your thoughts on this? How does it compare to Dasam Bani?

From Bhai Gurdaas's Vaaran:

http://sttm.co/s/40004/200027

ਪਉੜੀ ੪ : ਜਗਤ ਉਤਪੱਤੀ ਕਾਰਣ
pauRee 4 : jagat utapa'tee kaaran
Creation

ਓਅੰਕਾਰੁ ਆਕਾਰੁ ਕਰਿ ਏਕ ਕਵਾਉ ਪਸਾਉ ਪਸਾਰਾ।
oa(n)kaar aakaar kar ek kavaau pasaau pasaaraa|
All prevading Oankar through His One Word created the whole expansive cosmos.

ਪੰਜ ਤਤ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਕਰਿ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਭਵਣੁ ਸਾਰਾ।
pa(n)j tat paravaan kar ghaT ghaT a(n)dhar tirabhavan saaraa|
Through the five elements, as the quintessence He permeated in the three worlds and their denominations.

ਕਾਦਰੁ ਕਿਨੇ ਨ ਲਖਿਆ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਸਾਜਿ ਕੀਆ ਅਵਤਾਰਾ।
kaadhar kine na lakhiaa kudharat saaj keeaa avataaraa|
That creator could not be seen by anyone who to expand Himself created the infinite nature(prakrti).

ਇਕ ਦੂ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਲਖ ਕਰਿ ਲਖ ਬਿਅੰਤ ਅਸੰਖ ਅਪਾਰਾ।
eik dhoo kudharat lakh kar lakh bia(n)t asa(n)kh apaaraa|
He made myriad forms of nature.

ਰੋਮਿ ਰੋਮਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਖਿਓਨਿ ਕਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡਿ ਕਰੋੜਿ ਸੁਮਾਰਾ।
rom rom vich rakhion kar brahama(n)dd karoR sumaaraa|
In His each one hair He gathered up millions of worlds.

ਇਕਸਿ ਇਕਸਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡਿ ਵਿਚ ਦਸਿ ਦਸਿ ਕਰਿ ਅਵਤਾਰ ਉਤਾਰਾ।
eikas ikas brahama(n)dd vich dhas dhas kar avataar utaaraa|
And then in one universe He comes in tens of forms.

ਕੇਤੇ ਬੇਦਿ ਬਿਆਸ ਕਰਿ ਕਈ ਕਤੇਬ ਮੁਹੰਮਦ ਯਾਰਾ।
kete bedh biaas kar kiee kateb muha(n)madh yaaraa|
He has created many a dear personality such as Vedavyas and Muhammad dear to the Vedas and the Katebas respectively.

ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਇਕੁ ਏਤਾ ਪਾਸਾਰਾ ॥੪॥
kudharat ik etaa paasaaraa ||4||
How wonderfully the one nature has been expanded into many.

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