English Hukamnama Katha - Ang 554


Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Hukamnaamaa Saahib today is in Bihaagarree Kee Vaar, on Ang 554 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Mahaaraaj, by Sri Guru Amar Das Ji Mahaaraaj, and the Paureeaa are by Sri Guru Amar Das Ji Maharaaj.

Salok Mahala 3.

Maanas bharayaa aaniaa, maanas bharayaa aa-ay.
Guru Piaaree Saadhsangat Jeeo, Sri Guru Amardaas JI Maharaaj is beginning today's Mukhvaak today with the words, 'Maanas bharayaa aaniaa, maanas bharayaa aa-ay'- Satgur Paatshaah Jee says the 'aaniaa'- one person comes and that person has a cup or a bottle, a vessel which is full of alcohol- 'maanas'- human being comes 'bhariaa aaniaa'- and he has a vessel, a cup full of alcohol, 'maanas bhariaa aa-ay'- and another man comes and he fills his glass. He fills his cup as well, with this alcohol.

Jit peetai mat door ho-ay, baral pavai vich aa-ay.
Mahaaraaj Jee says by 'peetai'- by drinking alcohol, and Guru Sahib Ji in this Salok, many interpreters of this Gurbani have interpreted this to mean 'the alcohol of the world', so the physical alcohol that we see around us. Guru Sahib says that by drinking this alcohol, what happens? 'Jit peetai mat door hoay'- By drinking alcohol, your 'mat'- your wisdom, your thoughts, your intellect, 'door hoay'- departs, literally means that it separates from you, there is distance put between you, that your thinking, your wisdom, your thoughts, your intelligence, all of these things, switch off when you drink. 'Baral paavai vich aa-ay'- and 'baral'- means a madness, this madness enters into you, 'vich aa-ay'- comes into you. So, Guru Piaaray, if you look at the word 'sharaab'- in Punjabi, the word 'sharaab' is made up of two words, the first part comes from the word 'sharaarat'- which means mischief, and the second part of the word comes from 'aab'- which means water. This is the water of mischief; this is the water of madness.

Aapnaa paraaiaa na pacchhaanee, Khasmahu dhakay khaa-ay.
So Guru Piaario, Satgur Paatshaah Ji goes on to explain to us that if you drink this water of madness, this alcohol, 'aapnaa paraaia na pacgaanaee'- you do not know who is 'aapnaa'- who is your own, and who is 'paraaiaa'- who is anyone else. You cannot distinguish those people who drink alcohol, sometimes they're so drunk that they cannot even recognise their own mothers and fathers and relatives. 'na pacchhanaee'- they have no recognition of their own mother, their own brother, their own father. So Guru Piaario, Satgur Paatshaah Ji says, even more than that, 'Khasmahu dhakay khaa-ay'- that from their Lord, Master God, they receive 'dhakay'- literally means to be struck away, to be pushed away. By drinking worldly alcohol, by drinking, and by partaking in the intoxicants of the world, what happens? Firstly, Guru Sahib Ji says that your 'mat', your wisdom, your intellect, departs. Secondly, madness enters into you, and we see many times people who drink alcohol fighting with each other upon the streets, friends start fighting with friends, brothers with brothers. Firstly, your intellect departs, your whole thought system is taken away, secondly, madness enters your mind, and thirdly, you cannot even recognise who is your own, and who is anyone else. So Guru Piaario, in this type of state, how can anyone remember God? 'Khasmahu dhakay khaa-ay'- that by taking part in these worldly intoxications, you are furthering yourself away from God.

Jit peetai Khasam visrai, dargah milai sajaa-ay.
By drinking this alcohol, 'Khasam visrai'-you will forget your Lord God Waheguru. 'Dargah milai sajaa-ay'- and when you enter God's court, you will be given 'sajaa-ay'- means punishment.

Jhoothaa mad mool na peechaee, jay kaa paar vasaa-ay.
Do not drink this false wine of the world, do not drink this alcohol of the world, 'mool'- means even a tiny bit, do not even drink a little bit. 'Jay kaa paar vasaa-ay'- and as much as you can in your own power, 'paar vasaa-ay'-means all you can do in your power, avoid it. As much as you can, 'jay kaa paar vasaa-ay'- 'jhoothaa mad mool na peechaee'- Guru Amardaas Maharaj Ji is clearly telling us that a Sikh of the Guru stays away from these intoxicants. So Guru Piaario, if we read Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj Ji's Bani, Sri Dasam Granth, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj Ji tells us that "Ayk madee doojaai taran, teejay at tan dhaam'- Guru Ji paints a certain picture in that Bani, Guru Sahib Ji says that if someone is drunk, 'ayk madee'- the first thing is someone is drunk, they drink alcohol, 'doojay taran'- the second thing is if they are young, if they're youth, and thirdly if that person has a lot of money in their possession, 'paap karay bin kio bachai'- how can that person refrain from committing sins , from committing evil actions, 'bachai bachaavai Raam'- only God can save that person. And Guru Piaario, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaaj is telling us, O, people of the world, alcohol is a destructive force, it destroys homes, it destroys families, and it destroys your mind. And even in the Rahat Naamay, we can read, Rahat Naama, Bhai Desa Singh, it tells us, 'par naaree jooaa asadh, choree madraa jaan, paanch aib yaih jagat mai tajai so singh sajaan'- what does that mean? That means that a Singh, the Amritdhaari Khalsa. That refrains from the following five actions is considered wise: adultery, gambling, lying, stealing, and drinking alcohol. So Guru Piaario, Guru Amar Daas Ji Mahaaraaj Ji's message is clear to us today, 'jhoothaa mad mool na peechaee'- do not go near the false wines, the false intoxicants of the world, 'jay kaa paar vasaa-ay'- as much as you can in your power, refrain from them. Whatever you can do to avoid them, avoid them at all costs.

Nanak Nadree Sach mad paaeeai, Satgur milai jis aa-ay.
And then, Guru Sahib Ji goes on to tell us that 'Nanak Nadree Sach mad paaeeai'. If you want the true intoxication, the 'sach mad', the intoxication of truth, where do you get this from? Guru Amar Das Ji tells us you can have one intoxication and that one intoxication you take, will never leave you. How is this received? Guru Sahib Ji says through 'nadaree', through the grace of God. 'Satgur milai jis aa-ay' - that person who meets the eternal Guru, that person who meets Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, will obtain the true intoxicant of God's Naam.

Sadaa Saahib kai rang rahai, Mahalee paavai thaao.
And that person who takes this intoxication of God's Name, 'sadaa', forever and forever, will be coloured in the love of God. 'Sadaa Saahib kai rang rahai, Mahalee paavai thaao' -and that person will find a 'thaao', a place, in the 'Mahalee', in the palace of the Lord.

Mahala 3

Ihu jagat jeevat marai, jaa is no sojhee ho-ay.
When this 'jagat', this world, when people in this world gain 'sojhee', gain true spiritual understanding, then they realize that we have to 'jeevat marai', we have to die whilst being alive. What does that mean? Dying whilst being alive. That means, that our ego must die, in order for us to live eternally.

Jaa tin savaaliaa ta sav rahiaa jagaa-ay ta sudh hoay.
Guru Amar Das Ji says, this world has been 'savaaliaa', been put to sleep by Waheguru himself, 'ta sav rahiaa', and it remains in this slumber of spiritual ignorance. 'Jagaa-ay ta sudh hoay' - when Waheguru Ji himself wakes up the world through the words of the True Guru, 'ta sudh hoay', then the people of this world regain consciousness. People of this world come back to life; they understand that we have been wasting our lives.

Nanak nadar karay jay Aapnee, Satgur milai so-ay.
Guru Amar Das Ji says if you are blessed with the grace of Waheguru, 'Satgur milai so-ay' - that person is untied with the True, Eternal Guru. And Guru Piaario, if someone meets with the True Guru, what happens?

Gur Prasaad jeevat marai ta fir maran na ho-ay.
That person who meets the Eternal Guru, 'Gur Prasaad jeevat marai' - with the Grace of the Guru, that person learns how to die whilst being alive. That person learns the path of death whilst being alive. 'Ta fir maran na ho-ay' - that person never dies, again. Those Panj piaaray Bhai Daya Singh Ji, Bhai Dharam Singh Ji, Bhai Himmat Singh Ji, Bhai Mokham Singh Ji and Bhai Sahib Singh Ji, they learnt how to die whilst being alive. And forever their names shine.


Jis da keetaa sabh kicchh hovai, tis no parvaah naahee kisai kayree.
By whose power, 'sabh kicchh hovai', means everything, by whose power everything happens: 'tis no parvaah naahee kisai kayree' - that Lord God Waheguru does not have any 'parvaah', means any anxiety, any stress, from anyone else. Doesn't worry about what anyone else can say. Only that person with stress who has an equal, God has no equal, in this world.

Har Jeeo Tayraa ditai sabh ko khaavai sabh muhtaajee kadhai Tayree.
This is what gives a Sikh strength every day, that 'Har Jeeo', O my Lord! Everybody eats what you give them to eat, 'tayraa ditaa', what you give - 'ditaa' means to give. 'Sabh ko khaavai' - 'khaavai' means to eat. A Sikh of the Guru knows that his daily bread is not in the hands of a King or a government. A Sikh of the Guru knows that his daily brad is not in the hand of an employer even. A Sikh of the Guru knows that 'Nak nath Khasam Hath, kirat dhakay day. Jahaa daanay tahaan khaanay, Nanaka Sach hay.' As Guru Granth Sahib Ji tells us, 'Nak nath Khasam Hath' that the ring around nose - and this goes back to the example of an ox in India. The ox didn't have rings in their nose and in the same way, a Sikh of the Guru say the ring around my nose, the rope which leads off that is in the hands of God. '…kirat dhakay day. Jahaa daanay tahaan khaanay…', wherever God wants me to eat, so I will eat. The reigns of my mind are not in the hands of anyone else. My daily bread is in the hands of God. And as we read every day in Rehraas Sahib, 'Kahai ray mann chit veh uddam, jaa aahar har jeeo pariaa. Sail pathar meh jant oupaa-ay, taan kaa rijak aagai sabh dhariaa.' God is the one who has given food even to the ants who live in the rocks. 'Har Jeeo Tayraa ditai sabh ko khaavai sabh muhtaajee kadhai Tayree' - 'muhtaajee' means service, everybody is in your service God! Everybody is begging from you.

Ji Tudh no saalaahay so sabh kicchh paavai jis no Kirpaa Niranjan kayree.
Those people who 'saalaahay', who meditate upon you, who praise you, 'so sabh kicchh paavai', they receive everything, 'sabh kicchh'. Not one thing, not two things - everything. Those people who have the 'kirpaa', the grace of my immaculate Lord God, my pure Lord God Waheguru, have everything.

Soee Saahu Sachaa Vanjaaraa jin vakhar ladayaa Har Naam Dhan Tayree.
That being, Guru Ji is telling us, is 'saahu', is truly wealthy. 'Sachaa vanjaaraa' is a true merchant, is a true rich man. 'Jin vakhar ladayaa Har Naam Dhan tayree' - who has 'ladyaa', who has loaded up the merchandise, of Naam Dhan, of the wealth of God's Name. That person is truly rich, who has the wealth of God's Name. And as Guru Nanak Dev Ji tells us in Malar Raag, on Ang 1287 of Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 'Jin kai palai dhann vasai, tin kaa naao fakeer' - these people only have worldly wealth, they are truly poor. 'Jin kai hirdai toon vasai tay nar gunee gaheer' - and those people whose in hearts you dwell of God, even on a worldly level, they may not have two pennies to rub together, but 'tay nar gunee gaheer' - they are the true wealthy ones on this earth because they have the wealth of virtue.

Sabh Tisai no saalaahihu Santahu jin doojay bhaav kee maar vidaaree dhayree.
O Saints of the Guru! O Sikhs of the Guru! O Saints of the World! 'Saalaahihu' - praise that Lord God, 'jin doojay bhaav kee maar vidaaree dhayree' - praise that Guru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj, who has 'maar vidaaree', who has destroyed the 'dhayree', the wall inside me; 'dhayree' actually means a pile, a heap. That heap inside me, that wall inside me of 'doojay bhaav' of love of this world, of love of duality, of love of material goods. Praise that Guru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who has broken down that wall of falsehood from my heart and blessed me with understanding

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Kee Fateh!


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