English Hukamnama Katha-Ang 494


Sathiguru Raamdaas Jee Maharaj is blessing us today in Goojaree raag. Sathiguru Maharaj Sahib jee begins the shabad with the mangalacharan - with the introduction,

Ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh ||
There is One Eternal being Who pervades through all, Who is Oankaar - the bringer of Life and Light to all Who is found through the prasaadh - the Grace of the Sat - the Eternal Guru.

Goojaree mehalaa 4 ghar 3 ||
Guru Raamdaasjee Maharaj in Goojaree mehalaa 4 - in the Goojaree ragini, ghar 3 - in the third house of singing and rhythm. Sathiguru Maharaj Sahib jee begins the shabad,

Maaee baap puthr sabh har kae keeeae ||
O people of the world maaee - my mother, my baap - my father, puthr - my sons sabh har kae keeae - all of these have been keeeae - have been created by Hari, by Lord Waheguru, by noursiher of the world. Sathiguru Maharaj jee is saying to us O Sikh of the Guru, O people of the world whilst living in this world this is the bhaavanaa - this is the state of being, this is the state of mind which you should keep with you at all times that this all these relations around me have been created through the Lord and if we look at it on a deeper level: maaee - on a deeper level the mother of forgiveness, of compassion who gives birth to our spirituality, baap - the father of contentment - santokh who keeps us walking on this path, puthr - the son of this devotional worship - giaan, sab har kae keeeae - they are all created by Waheguru within us. Whilst walking on the spiritual path, whilst walking on the physical path of this world remember that all the physical relations are created by the Lord, are Wahegurujee's creation and that all of these spiritual blessing are Waheguru jee's creation as well - to not have ego about either.

Sabhanaa ko sanaba(n)dhh har kar dheeeae ||1||
That Hari, that Waheguru has dheeeae - has created the sanabandhh - all of these relationships, sabhanaa - with all. All of these relationships have been created through the Lord, these sanabandhhs - these relationships aren't founded on anything else it's because of the Lord that they are there. Gurujee is trying to instill on us, Gurujee is trying to tell us that whilst living in your family look at your family as a gift from the Lord. They are there through the will of the Lord, through the will of God, a very deep understanding is coming through.

Hamaraa jor sabh rehiou maerae beer ||
Maharaj Sahib jee is saying O maerae beer - meaning brother, Oh my brothers hamaraa jor sabh rehiou - I've realised that, rehiou means to leave behind, I've left behind all of my own jor - my own strenght. What does this mean? This means that I've realised that the jor - the strength which is working thorughout the world is that of the Lord. Indeed when we talk about coming into the saran - coming into the protection of the Lord, coming into the protection of our spiritual master Siri Guru Granth Sahib jee Maharaj then there is this idea of balihaaree - bali-haaree - to give up all of your bal - all of your strenghts. In order to gain the strenghts of the Lord, in order to gain the strenght of sprituality we must realise that the strenght of ego, the strenghts of I is nothing! We must give up depending upon the sense of our ego: I can do this, I can do that - No! This all has to leave. Maharaj Sahib jee is saying hamaraa jor sabh rehiou maerae beer - O my brothers strenght of 'I' has left me.

Har kaa than man sabh har kai vas hai sareer ||1||
I've realised that this man than - mind and body, my spiritual body and my physical body all belong to Hari sabh har kai vas hai sareer - all of the sareer - all of the bodies in the world are all under the vas - the control of Waheguru. Waheguru jee is control extends over all.

rehaao ||
Rehaao - Gurujee says pause and think about this.

Bhagath janaa ko saradhhaa aap har laaee ||
Those humble bhagats, those humble devotees of The Lord, Waheguru Jee Himself has laaee, has implanted saradhhaa, faith and love within them.

Vichae grisath oudhaas rehaaee ||2||
Living in grisath, living in the family life, they realise, and they live their life rehaaee, they live their lives as udhaas, as unattached. Yes, they are within the world, just like the lotus flower that's within the water but always facing towards the sun, in the same way they are living in the world but they are always facing towards The Guru. Guru Jee goes on to explain -

Jab a(n)thar preeth har sio ban aaee ||
Jab - when, a(n)thar - within the devotee, preet - Eternal love for har sio for Waheguru, ban aaee - has been created, has flourished, has come forth. When that true Eternal love pierced inside, that Love which evokes the devotee to say aakhaa jeevaa- only by remembering You I am alive, visarai mar jaao - and if I forget You I die, when that Eternal, true, never breaking love flows forth -

Thab jo kishh karae s maerae har prabh bhaaee ||3||
Whatever that beings does, maerae har prabh bhaaee, that is pleasing to my Lord. There is a very great philosophy in this tukk here, in these words of Sri Guru Ram Das Jee Maharaj. That being who has so much love in their heart, whatever they do pleases The Lord. Why? Because whatever they do is always in the hukam of The Lord. They do not go outside of the command of The Guru because they have that much love for The Guru that they never put a foot outside The Guru's path. That is the Eternal state of love that Guru Jee is talking about, that higher state of being. Gurbani tells us another great philosophy, we read in Aasaa Kee Vaar when we sing it every morning in all the gurughars, jae baaharahu bhul chuk boladhae bhee kharae har bhaanae - we can find this in Aasaa raag on ang 450 on Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee, that even if baaharahu, if outwardly, bhul chuk boladhae, it looks like they're mis-speaking, bhee kharae har bhaanae, that even then they are kharae, they are pleasing to The Lord. What does this mean? This means that inner love cannot be broken. That level of that inner love can only be understood by one who is experiencing it. There is a small story related to this. Everyday a Sikh woman would go into the darbar, into the court of The Guru, and every day she would say to The Guru, O Guru, You are bakshanahaar, mai paapi thoo bakhashanahaar, I am the sinner, you are the one who forgives, and for many years she kept this going. However, one day she walked into the darbar and she said O Guru thoo paapi - You are the sinner, mai bakhashanahaar, I am the forgiver. The Sikhs got up to stop the woman, but The Guru said No, don't stop her, today she is truly saying it from within. On that day she was blessed with spiritual wisdom. She'd forgotten what she was saying, she was so engrossed in her love that even though the words were muddled when they came out, inside she was singing and she was connected to The Guru completely, 110%. The Guru could see that, and The Guru blessed her. Thab jo kishh karae s maerae har prabh bhaaee - it is a very big concept, a huge concept to understand. It's the concept of true love for the house of The Guru.

Jith kaarai ka(n)m ham har laaeae ||
Those kam - those tasks where we have been attached by Hari, by Waheguru,

So ham kareh j aap karaaeae ||4||
I do that which Waheguru Jee makes me do. If we ask those Bhagats, if we ask those devotees: how do you sit down for six hours and chant Waheguru! Waheguru!! meditate on Waheguru? How do you stay awake all night doing seva? What they say is jith kaarai kam ham har laaeae - they answer that Waheguru Jee is One who has attached us here and Waheguru Jee is the One who is working through us, that is the understanding at that level, that Waheguru jee is the One Who is doing everything. If you have this bhaavanaa - this feeling in your heart then ego cannot touch that person because everything is dedicated to the Guru and everything is done through the Grace of the Guru: Gurprasaad - this great philosophy in the house of Guru, this most important philosophy in the house of the Guru.

Jin kee bhagath maerae prabh bhaaee ||
Those whose bhagathee - whose loving worship has pleased my Lord, my Waheguru,

Thae jan naanak raam naam liv laaee ||5||1||7||16||
Of those humble servants, Sathiguru Raamdaas jee Maharaj says, that jan naanak raam naam liv laaee - Sathiguru Raamdaasjee says that their liv - their consciouness is always attached to raam naam - to the name of the Lord.
Guru Maharaj Sahib jee is telling us the path of viche grhist udhaas rehaae today - living amongst this world but keeping focused and centered upon the Guru.

Thae jan naanak raam naam liv laaee ||5||1||7||16||
Jin kee bhagath maerae prabh bhaaee ||

Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Jee Ki Fateh!


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