English Hukamnama Katha - Ang 719

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Bairaarree mehalaa 4 |
Guru ke piareo, Sathiguru Raamdasjee Maharaj is blessing us today in Bairaaree raag. Sathiguru Patshah jee begins the shabad with,

Har jan raam naam gun gaavai |
The jan, the servant of Hari, of Waheguru, God's servant, the one who is completely devoted to Waheguru, Raam naam gun gaavai - that servant gaavai - sings the gun - the praises of God, of Waheguru and sings the praises of His naam - His name, sings the Guru's banee and chants the Gurmantar given by the Guru, the Gurmantar. So Guru piareo if we ask Guru Raamdaas Sahibjee can You explain to us, can You tell us O Sache Patshah, O great King Siri Guru Raamdaasjee, please tell us O true king, what is the quality, what are the qualities of such a person who sings the praises of Waheguru? Siri Guru Raamdaasjee Maharaj jee says,

Jae koee nindh karae har jan kee apunaa gun n gavaavai |1| rehaao |
Even if someone was to do nindiya - slander, what does nindiya mean? Nindiya means saying that a black cow is white; is nindiya - that is one translation. Another way is presenting someone's vices as virtues - that is nindiya as well. So if we go around saying that a flower is a thorn but if we say a thorn is a flower that is nindiya also. Even if someone slanders, even if someone does nindiya of someone, someone spreads lies and hatred about a servant of a Lord, Sathiguru Raamdaas jee Maharaj says even at that point when people would give up all home, because when we hear something positive about ourselves we are riding on the 7th heaven. When we hear something negative then all of a sudden our insides curl, we feel a sensation inside of sadness, it moves us inside to hear bad things said about us in society. But Guru Raamdaasjee says, O Sikh of the Guru if you hold on to the name of Lord within yourself then even if someone slanders you in this world apunaa gun n gavaavai - even then the servant doesn't give up his/her virtue, doesn't give up praising Waheguru, doesn't give up his/her life, doesn't give up his/her quality. Related to this there is a Salok by Bhagat Kabeer jee, Kabeerjee given an example he says:

Kabeer santh n shaaddai santhee jo kottik milehi asanth |
Maliaagar bhuyangam baetiou th seethalathaa n thajanth |174|

Bhagat Kabeerjee given an example of sandlewood tree, the sandlewood tree is so cooling, it is so cold and gives so much peace and fragrance to all around it then in India snakes go and they put their fangs deep into the woods of sandlewood tree. Even though they are buying into the sandlewood tree, it doesn't matter how many snakes envelop that sandlewood tree, doesn't matter how much venom their fangs are full it cannot affect the fragrance of sandlewood tree. Instead those snakes gain peace, they gain inner coolness by sinking their fangs into the sandlewood tree In the same way Kabeerjee says, Kabeer santh n shaaddai santhee - Kabeer a saint who is truly a saint doesn't give up hi/her qualities jo kottik milehi asanth - even if they meet many thousands of people, meet countless peopel who are full of anger, greed, desire, even then a true saint doesn't give up his/her qualities of saintliness. Kabeer jee gives that example:

Maliaagar bhuyangam baetiou th seethalathaa n thajanth |174|

Just like the sandlewood tree, even though it is peirced by the fangs of many snakes, is not affected by their venom. It gives coolness, it gives peace to those snakes. That is the life of the servant of the God. That is what Guru Raamdaasjee is saying in the beginning two tukkas of the shabad. Gurujee says pause and think about this concept. Why is it that servant of God has this blessing? Guru Ramdaasjee says that,

Jo kish karae s aapae suaamee har aapae kaar kamaavai |
Whatever is happening karae s aapaae - it is God doing everything. Every action is happening through God's Will. har aapae kaar kamaavai - Waheguru is the one who is carrying out all deeds, all kaar.

Har aapae hee math dhaevai suaamee har aapae bol bulaavai |1|
Waheguru, our suaamee, He is the one who gives each person their math - their understanding, har aapae bol bulaavai - Waheguru is the One who is speaking through all. In the last two tukkas Guru Raamdaasjee says,

Har aapae panch thath bisathaaraa vich dhaathoo panch aap paavai |
Waheguru Himself is the One who has created this whole bisthaaraa - this whole universe, everything we see, through the panj tath - through the five elements. What are the five elements according to Gurmat?

1. Jal : water
2. Ag : - fire
3. Dharti : dirt
4. Vaou : air
5. Akaas : space

So Guru ke piareeo Maharaj has created these five elements. Vich dhaathoo panch aap paavai - with these five elements there are five senses which are attached to these elements. Now which senses are attached to which elements?

1. The sense of ras - taste is attached to the element of jal
2. The sense of roop - seeing - is attached to the element of fire
3. The sense of smelling is attached to the element of dharthi - dirt
4. The sense of sparash - of touch is attached to the element of the wind, the air
5. The sense of listening shabad is attached to the element of space

It is through each of these elements that we experience each of these senses. Without light we see with our eyes, so the fire element is working through that sense. With the water in our mouth we taste all different tastes. Through the ground we can smell all the different things that we can smell, we feel the breeze of the wind with touch. Through space we can send out sound -shabad.

So gurujee says har apai panj thath visthaaraa - Waheguru Himself has created these five elements and Waheguru Himself has created these five senses. In the end that person who sings Waheguru jee's praises,

Jan nana sathigur maelae aapae har aapae jhagar chukaavai |2|3|
Sathiguru Maharaj jee says, Wahegurujee Himself through the grace of the Guru unites that Harjan - unites that servant of the Lord into Himself. har aapae jhagar chukaavai - Wahegurujee Himself then resolves all of the jhagars - all of the conflicts. The conflicts which arise from shabad, roop, ras, suganth - the five senses. It is our senses and it is our five theives inside: kaam, krodh, lobh, moh, ahankaar; desire, anger, greed, attachment and ego which have created this jhagraa, which have created this conflict inside. When we see the wealth of another, the body of another it sets us on fire inside. When we hear praise of another or our slander it sets us on fire inside. But Sathiguru Raamdaas Maharaj is saying har aapae jhagar chukaavai - that person who sings the prasie of Waheguru, Wahegurujee Himself will unite with that soul, when Wahegurujee has united with you har aapae jhagar chukaavai - Wahegurujee Himself eliminates all of these conflicts. What does that person say? That person says:

Naa ko bairee nehee bigaanaa sagal sang ham ko ban aaee |1|

I have no enemies left, I have no conflicts left. Wahegurujee has taken away all of my conflicts.

Har aapae panch thath bisathaaraa vich dhaathoo panch aap paavai |
Jan naanak sathigur maelae aapae har aapae jhagar chukaavai |2|3|

Waheguru jee ka khalsa, Waheguru jee ki fateh!

 

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