English Hukamnama Katha-Ang 624

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Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj, the embodiment of Shaheedi and sacrifice in the house of Guru Nanak speaks to us in Sorath Raag today. Guru Paatshah Ji begins with

ga-ee bahorh bandee chhorh nirankaar dukh-daaree.
That which has been ga-ee taken away, bahorh you return that. bandee chhorh you are the one who releases the prisoners, you liberate them. nirankaar you have no shape, no form. dukhdaaree you are the destroyer of all the pain. Maharaj Sahib is talking to Akaal Purakh, Waheguru, saying O Waheguru you are the one who has returned this soul to me. I had this soul, and I had a connection with Waheguru. maat garabh mah aapan simran deh When you were in the womb, you had a connection with Waheguru and that connection was taken away by kaam, krodh and ahankaar- list, ego, passion, desires, greed – they took away that connection. But Guru Sahib says that Waheguru you are the one who has given us back that connection, you are the one who frees us, we are bandee- prisoners, you have freed us. nirankaar dukhdaree You have no form, you are beyond no forms, colors or shapes and you destroy my pain for many lifetimes But Waheguru why?

karam na jaanaa Dharam na jaanaa lobhee maa-i-aaDhaaree.
I do not know anything about my karam, if I had to back my actions I am very bad. gyan dhiyaan kich karam na jaana nahin nirmal karni sadh sangat kay anchal laavoh bikham nadee jaye tarnee Guru Sahib Ji says, I do not know any karam, I don’t even know the path to righteousness, I am greedy – lobhee, maya-dhaaree, and all my life its about this illusion around me, this matrix around us.

naam pari-o bhagat govind kaa ih raakho paij tumaaree.
But Waheguru Ji I have been called by the name, Bhagat govind ka as a devotee of you- seat of the world, Waheguru. Please look after the paij protect your own honor. This honor of being your servant, its your honor. Please protect me for being yours.

har jee-o nimaani-aa too maan.
O Waheguru you are the honor of all those people who have no honor. maan means honor.

nicheeji-aa cheej karay mayraa govind tayree kudrat ka-o kurbaan. rahaa-o.
Those people who are worth nothing, nacheeji-aa, O Waheguru you raise them up, you give them a worth. mayraa govind O my Waheguru, tayree kudrat kao kurbaan I am a sacrifice to you, to your nature, to your power that is all around me. rahao Guru Sahib says pause and think about this.

jaisaa baalak bhaa-ay subhaa-ee lakh apraaDh kamaavai.
Just like a baalak young child, bhaa-ay subhaa-ee in his games and in his mocking around, lakh apraadh kamaavai he does thousands of mistakes.

kar updays jhirhkay baho bhaatee bahurh pitaa gal laavai.
But the father, what does he do? First he kar updays instructs the child this is not the way to be, then he jhirkay baho bhaatee tells him off in many ways, bahurh pitaa gal laavai but in the end he will always take him to his embrace. This is how Waheguru Ji is.

Pichhlay a-ogun bakhas la-ay parabh aagai maarag paavai.
Waheguru forgives our past – pichlay sins – aogun, mistakes. Please forgive us – bakhas la-ay parabh aagai maarag paavai O Waheguru please place me on your path for the future, I may never fall off from your path.

Har antarjaamee sabh biDh jaanai taa kis peh aakh sunaa-ee-ai.
That Waheguru knows all hearts, antarjaamee, sabh bidh jaanai, he knows everything. taa kis peh aakh sunaaeeaiso who else is there that you should go and allow your pain to heard by? There is only one Waheguru to who you should tell all your pain and happiness to.

Kahnai kathan na bheejai gobind har bhaavai paij rakhaa-ee-ai.
Waheguru is not bheejai pleased, is not found by mere words – kahnai kathan na The only way it pleases Waheguru will paij rakhaaeeai is to look after and preserve your honor.

avar ot mai saglee daykhee ik tayree ot rahaa-ee-ai.
I have seen all other supports Waheguru Ji, but only your support remains forever.

Ho-ay da-i-aal kirpaal parabh thaakur aapay sunai baynantee.
Please be da-iaal merciful upon me,kirpaal be compassionate O Waheguru, Prabh Thakur, O Lord. Please yourself listen to my baynantee my prayer, my plea.

Pooraa satgur mayl milaavai sabh chookai man kee chintee.
When I unite with satguru, what happens? All the worries and anxieties of my mind, they all fall away. chookai they are all taken away.

har har naam avkhad mukh paa-i-aa jan naanak sukh vasantee.
The name of Waheguru, avkhad mukh paa-i-aa is the medicine which has been put in my mouth by the Guru, jan naanak sukh vasantee and Nanak the servant lives forever in peace and happiness and grace because he is been cured of his desires. ego, greed, anger through the name of the Lord.

So Satguru Paatshah Ji is saying to us just as Gurui Hargobind Paatshah saved 52 kings(raajahs) from the imprisonment at the Gwalior Fortress, in the same way the Guru will and Waheguru ji will save us from imprisonment. Guru Sahib was imprisoned by Jehangir but we are imprisoned by kaam, krodh and ahankaar. So Guru Sahib Ji is saying that Waheguru ji is the only one who can break us from that imprisonment.

pooraa satgur mayl milaavai sabh chookai man kee chintee.
har har naam avkhad mukh paa-i-aa jan naanak sukh vasantee.

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa ! Waheguru ji ki Fateh !!