English Hukamnama Katha-Ang 592

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Salok ma 3 ||

Sathiguru Amar Das Jee begins the hukamnama with the tukk -

Guramukh saev n keeneeaa har naam n lago piaar ||
Sathiguru Paatshah Jee says that those people who have not made The Guru the centre of their lives, who are not following the Guru's path, who are not gurmukhs, who have not got a Guru focussed life; those people who do not perform saev - service of The Guru as gurmukhs, who do not keep The Guru upon their lips, upon their tongues, who do not keep The Guru in the centre of their lives, who do not repeat The Guru's Name and do not follow The Guru's way, they do not perform the seva, the selfless service that The Guru tells them to perform, har naam n lago piaar. Sathiguru Paatshah Jee says that if you do not put The Guru at the centre of your life, and you do not follow what The Guru says, you do not commit the service which The Guru says, har naam n lago piaar. Those people will never be lago - attached into the pyaar, into the live of har naam, of The Name of God. They have no love for The Name of God. There's no enthusiasm to meditate and to chant The Name of Waheguru. There's no love there at all.

Sabadhai saadh n aaeiou mar janamai vaaro vaar ||
Sathiguru Amar Das Jee says that those people who have not tasted the saadh, the essence, have not tasted that true taste of the shabad. What does this mean? Tasting the essence of the shabad. What does that mean? As we go through the Hukamnama Sahib today, Guru Sahib Jee will go on in the pourree to say - Har naam hamaaraa bhojan shhatheeh parakaar jith khaaeiai ham ko thripath bhee || That The Lord's Name, That Waheguru Jee's Name is my food which satiates me and satisfies me. So Gurmukh piaareyo, sabadhai saadh n aaeiou, to have the taste and the essence of The Guru 's shabad, The Guru's words, what does that mean? To repeat The Guru's shabad so much that inside, a taste develops, a thirst develops, a longing, a yearning develops inside to meditate upon The Guru's Name. Just like when there's something you like to eat, you want to eat more of it. In the same way gurmukh piaareyo, there is a taste of The Guru's shabad. But gurmukh piaareyo, is someone likes ice cream and they fill themselves with ice cream, they'll end up falling sick. But if you develop a love for The Name of God, for the taste of the shabad, the more you eat of The Guru's shabad, the more you repeat The Guru's Name, the more repeat The Guru's words, The Guru's Bani, the more you repeat The Waheguru mantar, the deeper your love will go. But Guru Sahib Jee says if you have not developed this taste for The Guru's shabad, for The Guru's word, mar janamai vaaro vaar. Vaaro vaar means again and again. Repeatedly, you will mar - die, and janamai - be reborn.

Manamukh a(n)dhh n chaethee kith aaeiaa saisaar ||
Manamukh. Sathiguru Paatshah Jee says that those people who keep their own mind at the centre of their lives, who follow what they want to do, who do not follow The Guru's way, who follow their own ways, a(n)dhh n chaethee. In that darkness of following one's own mind, n chaethee; the person who is following his or her own mind and who is enveloped in that darkness , n chaethee, never gets time to even meditate or remember Waheguru. never gets time to pause and chant The Name of God. Kith - why has that person aaeiaa, come onto this saisaar, onto this earth? Guru Amar Das Jee Maharaj is telling us in this question that you have come onto this earth to remember The Lord. What point is there of coming onto this earth without meditation upon Waheguru? without chanting God's Name?

Naanak jin ko nadhar karae sae guramukh la(n)ghae paar ||1||
Naanak, Sathiguru Amar Das Jee says, jink o nadhar karae - those people who are blessed with the glance, with the nadhar, the grace of God, those people who are blessed with the blessings of The Guru; sae guramukh la(n)ghae paar - they become guramukhs, they follow what The Guru says, upon their mukh, upon their mouth, they repeat God's Name. When you see their mukh, when you see their face, you see The Guru shining through them. Sae guramukh, they become true guramukhs, they have The Guru at the centre of their life. They follow what The Guru says at all times. Their face is always towards The Guru. La(n)ghae paar they have la(n)ghae, they have crossed over this world ocean.

Ma 3 ||
Sathiguru Paatshah Jee carries on -

Eiko sathigur jaagathaa hor jag soothaa mohi piaas ||
Sathiguru Paatshah Jee says that when we open our eyes in the morning we think that we are awake. But Guru Amar Das Jee says that eiko sathigur jaagathaa, there is only one who is awake. That is That eternal Guru. Hor jag soothaa, the rest of the world is sleeping. Now we may say that there are millions of people awake at this point in time. But Sathiguru Paatshah Jee goes on to tell us what that sleep is, what that slumber is. Hor jas soothaa mohi piaas. Mohi piaas, the world is asleep in mohi - attachment, and in piaas, in greed. Piaas literally means thirst. In this case, sampardaayi scholars, and Faridkoti teeka has come to translate piaas as trishnaa. Trishnaa meaning the thirst inside of greed. So Guru piaareyo, Sathiguru Amar Das Jee Maharaj says, although your eyes may be wide open, although physically you may say you're awake, but there is a sleep, there is a slumber which is upon this whole world. That is of attachment, and of greed inside. Why is greed and attachment called a sleep? This is something to think about. Why is it called a slumber? Why is it that Guru Amar Das Jee says that those people who are engaged in attachment are asleep? Because Guru piaareyo, in our sleep many things can go on around us. Whilst we are asleep, many things can happen in the world where people are awake. People can be born, people can die. Many times we are asleep at night, and a phone call comes in the morning, and we find out that whilst we were asleep, someone near and dear to us has died. Or someone enar and dear to us has had a baby boy or a baby girl. All these things are happening whilst we are asleep, and we have no consciousness of this while we are asleep. In the same way Guru piaareyo, Guru Amar Das Jee is saying that you yourself are stepping closer and closer to death everyday. But because you are in the slumber of attachment, because you have lost your consciousness, because your eyes are closed and you cannot see what's approaching you, that is why you are asleep. Just like if I was asleep, and an animal came, a lion came to maul me, I wouldn't know, because I was sleep. In the same way, the lion of death is approaching each one of us. But we are firmly asleep in attachment, in greed. We do not realise the dangers around us. Sathiguru Amar Das Jee says, amongst all this, eiko sathigur jaagathaa. The eternal Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee, The words of the ten Gurus, They are awake. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee has the power to awaken us.

Sathigur saevan jaaga(n)n sae jo rathae sach naam gunathaas ||
Guru Amar Das Jee says that those people who saevan, those people who serve The eternal Guru, those people who serve Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj; what does it mean to serve Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj? Who go to see The Guru, who sit with The Guru, and who practice what The Guru says, jaaga(n)n sae, those people wake up. Those people are awakened by The Guru. Jo rathae sach naam gunathaas. When The Guru colours them in the sach, in The eternal Name of the gunathaas, of the treasure of all virtues, Waheguru. The Guru colours them in God's love. Colouring them in God's love, what does that do? It shakes them up from this sleep. The sleep of attachment, the sleep of greed leaves them and they gain true realisation.

Manamukh a(n)dhh n chaethanee janam mar hohi binaas ||
Those people who are following their mind, who have got their mind at the centre of their lives, Guru Sahib Jee tells us again that they are in darkness, in a(n)dhh. N chaethanee, they do not remember Waheguru, Akaal, and they do not remember death, kaal, that they are going to leave this world one day. Janam mar - they are reborn and then they die, again and again. Binaas, in this way thei binaas, they ruin themselves, they're destroying themselves.

Naanak guramukh thinee naam dhhiaaeiaa jin ka(n)o dhhur poorab likhiaas ||2||
Sathiguru Amar Das Jee says that those people have become gurmukhs , those people have put The Guru at the centre of their lives, and those people have dhhiaaeiaa, have meditated upon The Naam, The Name of God, jin ka(n)o dhhur poorab likhiaas, who have had such blessed fortune written in their dhhur, written in their pre-ordained destiny, written in their past lives.

Pourree ||

Har naam hamaaraa bhojan shhatheeh parakaar jith khaaeiai ham ko thripath bhee ||
Har naam, The Name of God is my bhojan, is my sustenance, is my nourishment, is my food. Shhatheeh parakaar. Not just food of one variety, but all thirty-six varieties. This shhatheeh parakaar was a way of differentiating between different tastes and varieties of food in India. Sathiguru Paatshah Jee says that all of the tastes are within har naam, are within The Name of God. I do not have to look anywhere else for any other taste. I have the greatest of all pleasures, the greatest of all nourishment from The Name of God. Jith khaaeiai ham ko thripath bhee. By eating this food, by eating this nourishment of God's Name, I have become thripath, I have become fulfilled, I have become satisfied, I have become satiated. Has fulfilled me, I do not have to look anywhere else.

Har naam hamaaraa painan jith fir na(n)gae n hoveh hor painan kee hamaaree saradhh gee ||
The Name of God is my painan, is my clothing. It's not clothing which I can wear for two years, maybe six months and it will be worn out. Jith fir na(n)gae n hoveh. The Name of God is such a cloth, I can cover myself in that cloth, and I will never be naked again. What does this mean? This means when you put The Name of God in your heart, what happens? Gur kaa bachan basai jeea naalae ll Jal nehee ddoobai thasakar nehee laevai bhaahi n saakai jaalae ll The Guru's words will remain with your soul even when you die. Jal nehee ddoobai, water cannot drown them. Thasakar nehee laevai, no one can steal them from you. Bhaahi n saakai jaalae they cannot be burnt away. Guru rajun dev Jee says in Sukhmani Sahib, naanak sathigur sikh ko jeea naal samaarai, that The eternal Guru protects His Sikh, and looks after His Sikh from the soul. Hor painan kee hamaaree saradhh gee. All of my saradhh, all of my enthusiasm, all of my hopes or wearing other clothing have gone. What does this mean? This means that greed inside me of I have to look the best, or I have to have better than everyone else in worldly clothes, even that has gone.

Har naam hamaaraa vanaj har naam vaapaar har naamai kee ham ka(n)o sathigur kaarakunee dheeee ||
Har naam hamaaraa vanaj. The Name of God is my true trade. Har naam vaapaar, The Name of God is my true merchandise. Har naamai kee ham ka(n)o sathigur kaarakunee dheeee. The Guru has blessed me with the kaarakunee. Kaarakunee has been translated as responsibility. There are nany other translations of that word. The eternal Guru has blessed me with the responsibility, with the business of God's Name, of meditating upon God's Name and of getting those around me to mediate upon God's Name.

Har naamai kaa ham laekhaa likhiaa sabh jam kee agalee kaan gee ||
I've written the laekhaa, the account of God's Name upon my heart. Sabh jam kee agalee kaan gee. In my mind, all that fear, that kaan I had, agalee - before the jam - the messengers of death, all of that has gone, all of that has been removed; because I have written The Name of God in my heart.

Har kaa naam guramukh kinai viralai dhhiaaeiaa jin ka(n)o dhhur karam paraapath likhath pee ||17||
Only viralai, only few and far between gurmukh, Guru oriented souls have dhhiaaeiaa, have meditated upon har kaa naam, upon God's Name. Jin ka(n)o dhhur karam paraapath likhath pee. Only those gurmukh piaarey who have been blessed with the dhhur karam, with that likhath, with that account of their past lives, with that with that account of their pre-ordained destiny that they have been blessed with such fortune, to receive The Name of God.

Har naamai kaa ham laekhaa likhiaa sabh jam kee agalee kaan gee ||
Har kaa naam guramukh kinai viralai dhhiaaeiaa jin ka(n)o dhhur karam paraapath likhath pee ||17||

Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa Waheguru Jee Ki Fateh.

 

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