English Hukamnama Katha-Ang 645


Salok Ma 3 l
Gururoop beloved saadhsangatjio, Guru Amar Das Jee Maharaj is blessing us with Hukamnama Sahib today. Maharaj Sahib is talking to us about those who face away from the Guru.

Sathigur thae jo muh firae sae badhae dhukh sehaahi l
Sathigur thae jo muh firae-firae means those who turn away, muh means their face, sathigur thae means from the True Guru, those who turn away from the True Guru. What does this mean? If we face towards the Guru, if we follow the Guru, that being is guramukh. That being who faces away from the Guru is manamukh, following their mind. Maharaj Jee says that those who are firae, who have turned their faces from the Guru, are following their mind instead of the commands of the Guru, sae badhae dhukh sehaahi. Without following the commands of the Guru, Maharaj Sahib Jee says that we are badhae, we are imprisoned, we are encaged, we are tied down. Dukh sehaahi, and we sehaahi thedhukh, the pain. What does that mean? Badhae? Badhae means to be tied down how are those people tied down who follow their mind? They're tied down into the prison on reincarnation, coming back onto this earth again and again. They're tied up by whom? The messengers of death, the jamadhooth. In this life, they're tied down by attachment, by desires, by hatred, and because of this attachment, their desires and because of their ego, they sehaahi, they suffer many dhukh, many pains. Whilst coming and going in reincarnation, they suffer the pain of being born and dying again and again, again and again.

Fir fir milan n paaeinee janmehi thai mar jaahi l
Fir fir, again and again they come onto this Earth;janmehi, they are born;thae mar jaahi, and they die. They go through these pains again and again in the cycle of reincarnation, however,milan n paaeinee, they do notpaaeinee, they do not find,milan, that opportunity to unite with Waheguru. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj tells us that

ਇਸੁ ਪਉੜੀ ਤੇ ਜੋ ਨਰੁ ਚੂਕੈ ਸੋ ਆਇ ਜਾਇ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਦਾ ॥੨॥
eis pourree thae jo nar chookai so aae jaae dhukh paaeidhaa ||2||

those who fall off this rung of the ladder, this human life, so aae jaae, they come and go in this world and dhukhpaaeidhaa, they find much pain.

Sehasaa rog n shoddee dhukh hee mehi dhukh paahi l
Sehasaa rog n shoddee, the rog, the disease of sehasaa, of doubt is always in their minds. N shoddee, it never leaves them. Dhukh hee mehi dhukh paahi- they already suffer the pain of being born and dying, and within these pains, dhukh paahi, they find even more pain of anger, of ego, of hatred, of all these things.

Naanak nadharee bakhas laehi sabadhae mael milaahi l1l
Guru Amar Das Maharaj Jee in the last line of this slok blesses us with a ray of hope. Maharaj Jee says Naanak nadharee bakhas laehi- Maharaj Jee is saying that if the Guru blesses us with his nadharee, with his glance of Grace; bakhas laehi, then he can bakhas them, forgive them, because my Guru, my Lord is bakhasanahaar, is always forgiving. Sabadhae mael milaahi- and they can be mael, they can be united if he united them through the shabadh, thought the Guru's words, through the Guru's mantra. So Sathigur Maharaj Jee is saying it's not a deep, dark, black hole, there's always light. If we look in our itihaas, in our history, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee Maharaj saved Kauda Raakhash who was a cannibal, who was a man-eater. Maharaj Sahib Jee saved Sajjan Thagg who used to kill people and steal their money. Ghummia chor, one of the most renowned thieves of his time, Sathigur Nanak Maharaj Sahib Jee changed them all. If the Guru blesses with his nadharee, with his glance of Grace, then even the cannibal can be turned into a saint, Kauda Raakhash was turned into Sant.

Ma 3 l
Sathigur Amar Das Jee goes on to explain.

Jo sathigur thae muh firae thinaa thour n thaao l
Jo sathigur thae muh firae- those who firae, who turn their faces away from the Sathiguru, the True Guru; thinaa thour n thaao, in this world they find no thaour, no place of rest, and they find no place of rest in the next world. They come and go in the cycle of reincarnation. They find no place of shelter anywhere.

Jio shuttarr ghar ghar firae dhuhachaaran badhanaao l
Sathiguru Maharaj Jee compares them to a woman with very bad reputation. Maharaj Sahib Jee says that that woman who has no one place of rest, no One Lord, as she ghar ghar firae, as she wanders from door to door, engaging in evil acts, dhuhachaaran, her actions are lowly, badhanaao, her name and reputation is in ill repute. What does this mean? Maharaj Jee says that in that same way that that woman of low character goes from house to house, that soul wanders from incarnation to incarnation, from joon tojoon, from life form to life form.

Naanak guramukh bakhaseeahi sae sathigur mael milaao l2l
Maharaj Sahib Jee again brings a ray of hope. Naanak guramukh bakhaseeahi, that even then if they were to turn their mukh, their face towards the Guru, bakhaseeahi, they can stil be forgiven. Sae sathigur mael milaao- the Guru can mael milaao, can unite them with Akaal Purakh. Those who are guramukh, those who follow the Guru, they are forgiven and united by the True Guru with God.

Pourree l

Jo saevehi sath muraar sae bhavajal thar gaeiaa l
Maharj Sahib Jee in this pourree talks about those who have served the Lord, jo saevehi, those who serve that Sath, that Eternal Muraar, Destroyer of Ego, Akaal Purakh; sae bhavajal thar gaeiaa, they thar, they are liberated from this bhavajal, from this ocean of fear, from this world.

Jo bolehi har har naao thin jam shadd gaeiaa l
Jo bolehi har har naao- those who bolehi, who chant the Name of the Lord, Hari, who nourishes all, Hari, who takes away the pains of all; thin jam shadd gaeiaa, the jamadhooths, the messengers of death shadd gaeiaa, leave them. They are not attacked by the messengers of death. When they die the messengers of death do not come to take them. Instead, the shaheedh singhs come. The saintly souls are left by the messengers of death because they have nothing to do with them, they are protected by their True Guru.

Sae dharageh paidhae jaahi jinaa har jap laeiaa l
Sae dharageh paidhae jaahi- in the dharageh, in the court of the Lord, they are honoured with paidhae. Paidhae means to be honoured with robes of honour. The robe of honour of brahmagiaan, of complete consciousness of Lord, the robe of honour of mukathee, of liberation. Jinaa har jap laeiaa- who have who have jap laeiaa, who have meditated upon Hari, upon Waheguru.

Har saevehi saeee purakh jinaa har tudh maeiaa l
Har saevehi saeee purakh- Maharaj Jee says that saeee purakh, only those beings serve you O Waheguru, jinaa har tudh maeiaa - upon who you Waheguru Jee have maeiaa, blessed with Grace.

Gun gaavaa piaare nith guramukh bhram bho gaeiaa l7l
Maharaj Sahib Jee does ardaas, in this last line. Gun gaavaa nith, may I continuously gaavaa, sing, the gun, the praises of my beloved Lord Waheguru. Guramukh bhram bho gaeiaa - and in this way, facing towards the Guru, making the Guru the mukh, the epicentre of my life, bhram bho gaeiaa. Bhram- all doubts, bho - all fear, gaeiaa - departs. So Sathigur Maharaj Sahib Jee says if we face towards the Guru, sing the praises of the Guru, then our doubts and fears will all be eradicated.

Har saevehi saeee purakh jinaa har tudh maeiaa l
Gun gaavaa piaare nith guramukh bhram bho gaeiaa l7l

Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa Waheguru Jee Ki Fateh.