English Hukamnama Katha-Ang 653

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Sathguru
Raamdaas Jee Maharaj blessing us today with sorath ragini. Sathguru Patshahjee is speaking to us today in Sorath kee vaar. Sathguru Patshahjee beings, Guru Raamdaas jee Maharaj, by telling us the virtues which abide within the gurumukh - the follower, the one who has given his mukh, given his head, given his all to the guru. In the second part of the shabad guru sahibjee talks about those who turn away from Waheguru, those who turn away from the guru and what happens. In the end, in the Pourree, in the last part of the shabad guru sahibjee sums up everything and reminds us that Waheguru has created this world and Waheguru protects it. So Sathguru patshahjee begins,

Guramukh anthar saath hai man than naam samaae |
Gurmukhs - those people who have meditated upon the mukhi guru - the primal guru - Guru Nanak - who have focused upon the lord, those people who have given themselves to the true guru, what happens to them? What state do they achieve? Inside saath hai - within them there is peace. Many of us spend a lot of money and a lot of time in order to create peace externally within our lives, to make sure that externally we have all the accessories of a peaceful live. We may buy incents or we might have a special place to do meditation, we might have a special mat or rug but if we don't actually partake in the meditation, but if we don't actually carry out the sadhana - the practice then that shanti - that inner peace cannot come. Sathguru patshahjee says when we ask guru Raamdaasjee how does this inner peace come that the whole world is looking for - the internal peace where the mind is at rest and there is no desire, there is no anger and greed. Where does this come from? This came from samaae - from being merging into the naam - from becoming one with the naam. How do you do this? Guru Sahibjee says with your man than - with your mind and body, focusing you mind and body into the naam - putting your body into seva, put your mind into the naam - controlling both your mental and physical urges you will samaae. Guru sahibjee goes on to tell us more about this:

Naamo chithavai naam parrai naam rehai liv laae |
In your mind chithavai - always think about the naam, always study the naam, always do veechar, try to conceptualize the naam within your mind. Naam parrai - with your mouth always sing the naam, always speak the naam, always read the naam, always read the guru's bani, always be engaging with the guru's bani. Naam rehai liv laae - attach your consciousness to the naam. Rehai meaning continually.

Naam padhaarath paaeiaa chinthaa gee bilaae |
This is the way to receive the naam padhaarath - the treasure of naam and when you receive this treasure what happens? Chinthaa gee bilaae - the stress of chinthaa - of anxiety gaee - is removed. It leaves itself. Imagine there is a field full of sheep, if in that field full of sheep you were to put, were to bring one lion that lion would scare away all the sheep simply by its presence. In the same way when the naam comes to abide within the mind all of the anxiety, all of the stress - they all just immediately leave.

Sathigur miliai naam oopajai thisanaa bhukh sabh jaae |
Meeting the Sathguru the naam oopajai - the naam is implanted inside and it blossoms forth inside. The name of the lord is given by the true guru, by no one else gurujee is telling us. Through the naam thisanaa bhukh sabh jaae - all the hungers of the mind, sabh - all of them, jaae - are gone.

Naanak naamae rathiaa naamo palai paae |1|
Sathguru Patshahjee says those people who are rathiaa - who are completely colored, completely imnbued in the name of the lord, in the naam they naamo palai paae - palai could be equated with pockets but it means if you've seen a granthi Singh he usually has a parna, hazooriya around his neck - a white piece of cloth around his neck and to open that in front of you - that was the sign of humility and that was called a pala - things would be put into that by the great giver - the guru. So in the same way, gurujee says, into the pala of your mind, into the cloth of your mind the naam will embed itself if you imbue yourself in the naam 24/7.

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Guru Sahibjee goes on to tell us a story in this. What is the story? The story is that Guru Amardaasjee Maharaj was donated the land of Goindwaal Sahib by a man named Bhai Goinda. It was said that this land was possessed by many dark spirits. So Guru Angad Devjee Maharaj sent Guru Amardaas jee Maharaj to purify all the land and guru sahibjee did this and Bhai Goinda gave the land to guru ghar - guru sahib's house. That is where our Goindwaal Sahib is, our Bauli Sahib is. You can even go there today. Guru Amardaas jee sahib made the Bauli sahib - the well and there are 84 steps leading to the well. You start at the bottom of the well and at each step the person, the sikh who with pure faith and pure love completes a Japjee Sahib da paath then has an ishnaan at the well and then does another japjee sahib and like this way does all of the other steps, his or her cycle of reincarnation will be wiped away by the guru, so a great place that was made by the guru - this place of ultimate power. One day Bhai Goinda jee's son came to Guru Amardaasjee and said (this was when a lot of sangat had started coming - congregation had started turning up and visiting the guru), well this is our land.
He said to Guru Amardaas jee that you should pay us royalties, you should be paying me some of the money out of the golak - out of the offerings that the Sikhs give you. Guru Amardaasjee said that the guru's golak - the guru's treasury - whatever the Sikhs give is put into the langar, if you want to partake then you can sit with us in the langar and eat anytime. Bhai Goina jee's son said to the guru, No! Why should I sit with everyone else? You should pay me royalties, some tax, some money. Gurujee answered, look your father gave this as a gift to the guru's house, he gave it out of love for the guru's house, simply accept that. You can sit with you, you can serve with us, no one is kicking you out, you can stay with us for as long as you want and partake in langer. But Bhai Goinda jee's son, his mind was filled with his evil thoughts and he went to the emperor of the time Akbar - when he went to emperor Akbar, what you had to do in those times was that if you wanted the emperor to listen to what you had to say you had to really cover yourself in dirt and wear horrible clothes. Wearing those types of clothes the emperor would listen to what you had to say quicker and on ang 306 of SGGSjee, Guru Raamdaasjee is telling us this story also and in that part Guru Raamdaasjee says,

Mal Jooee Bhariaa Neelaa Kaalaa Khidholarraa Thin Vaemukh Vaemukhai No Paaeiaa|
Bhai Goinda jee's son had teamed up with the Tapa - the fake ascetic - the fake holy man who had stood against the guru and he was conspiring with him and went to the court of Akbar and the way he dressed is described in the above pankti. He dressed this blue, black dark colored coat which was filled with holes, it was all this khidholarraa - all cut in places, all patchy and it was covered in lice and animals going through it. It was covered in filth - it was horrible! He went to speak to king Akbar, as he was the most vilest dressed person he got there very quickly and Akbar asked who is this man and what does he want? One of the ministers said, O this man has come to complain against Guru Amardaas, O you remember Guru Amardaas, they said to the emperor, the one who we went to go see, who ran that splendid free kitchen for all, who is spreading love and peace for everyone and Akbar said go and take this man away, cover him in filth even more than he is now and take him away from my sight and may everyone cast out their filth upon this man. Everybody laughed at him and they kicked him out. The raja Akbar - the emperor Akbar kicked him out and said I am not even going to listen to one word against Guru Amardaas, so it's that story that Guru Raamdaasjee is telling us today. Guru Raamdaasjee says,

Sathigur purakh j maariaa bhram bhramiaa ghar shodd gaeiaa |
That person who maariaa - who has given up the protection of the sathguru - of the true guru bhram bhramiaa har shodd gaeiaa - an important thing to understand about this line is that the guru is not wishing any ill upon anyone. To be maariaa by the guru - to be, in one sense, removed from the guru, eg by Bhai Goinda jee's son's own doing he removed himself from the guru. What we have to remember about this line is something that the guru tells us in gurbani, guru sahibjee says on ang 302 of SGGSjee, Sathigur sabhanaa dhaa bhalaa manaaeidhaa - the guru wishes well upon everyone. What we have to remember in this line that the guru is not wishing ill upon this person, instead he is breaking himself from the guru. Like we say in English, O this person is dead in my eyes, this person doesn't exist in my eyes. When you've given up on the guru, in this world the guru doesn't exist, the guru is nothing to him, to that nindak, to that slanderer. In his slander he slips into that world and falls away from the guru. Bhram bhramiaa - he wonders around in doubt and he ghar shodd gaeiaa - leaves his house, eg leaves Goindwaal Sahib and went all the way to see the Emperor.

Ous pishai vajai fakarree muhu kaalaa aagai bhaeiaa |
When he went there, when he got there to the next place the emperor said muhu kaalaa - the emperor said blacken his face and pishai vajai fakarree - fakarree means people were laughing at him, jeering at him, poking at him. All the people behind him were all poking fun at him. King said throw out your filth upon this person and poke fun at him.

Ous aral baral muhahu nikalai nith jhagoo suttadhaa muaa |
From his mouth came out, aral baral - just aral baral means filth against the guru's house. Nikalai nith jhagoo - from his mouth always comes out the jhagoo -the foam, the spit of slander. He is always slandering the guru's house.

Kiaa hovai kisai hee dhai keethai jaa dhur kirath ous dhaa eaeho jaehaa paeiaa |
What can be done, kisai hee dhai keethai - by anyone. Jaa dhur kirath - when his preordained destiny is such.

Jithai ouhu jaae thithai ouhu jhoothaa koorr bolae kisai n bhaavai |
Wherever he went, everybody said he is false. Everybody said his father had given land to the guru freely. Koorr bolae - always speaking false and kisai n bhaavai - is disliked by all.

Vaekhahu bhaaee vaddiaaee har santhahu suaamee apunae kee jaisaa koee karai thaisaa koee paavai |
Vaekhahu bhaaee - O brothers, vaddiaaee har santhahu - look at the glory of the saints of my suaamee - of my lord - apunae kee. jaisaa koee karai - as someone does thaisaa koee paavai - so he finds the fruit of his labours: good or bad.

Eaehu breham beechaar hovai dhar saachai ago dhae jan naanak aakh sunaavai |2|
This is the breham beechar - understanding of the lord. Hovai dhar saachai - this is the judgment which takes place in the court, in the house of the lord. Ago dhae jan naanak aakh sunaavai - Sathgurujee says that I am telling you beforehand that this is what will take place with him in the next world as well.

So if we look through that again:

Sathigur purakh j maariaa bhram bhramiaa ghar shodd gaeiaa |
That person who has given up on the true guru and who has removed himself from the guru - in whose eyes guru doesn't exist he bhram bhramiaa - he wonders around because he has got no place. Ghar shodd gaeiaa - he has given up on his true house, on his own self - by giving up on the guru, you are giving up on your own self.

Ous pishai vajai fakarree muhu kaalaa aagai bhaeiaa |
Wherever that person goes, who has turned his back on the guru, ous pishai vajai fakarree - who are the people jeering at him? Kaam, krodh, lobh, moh, anhankaar - desires, anger, greed, attachment and ego - they are the ones jeering at him, always playing tricks on him, always tripping him up. Muhu kaalaa - when that slandered, when that person who has given up on the guru goes to the next world his or her face is blackened by the deeds that they have done.

Ous aral baral muhahu nikalai nith jhagoo suttadhaa muaa |
From his or her mouth aral baral muhahu nikalai - aral meaning words of ignorance, baral meaning words of madness. The madness to turn the back on the guru comes out of their mouth at all times. Some people don't even have one good thing to say! If you've got nothing good to say, say nothing at all. Nith jhagoo suttadhaa muaa - again and again he is giving out the foam, the spit of slander from his mouth, giving out this he dies. Guru jee says,

Kiaa hovai kisai hee dhai keethai jaa dhur kirath ous dhaa eaeho jaehaa paeiaa |
What can anyone do, Sathgurujee says, it is all part of the game of the lord. Jaa dhur kirath ous dhaa eaeho jaehaa paeiaa - this was the preordained destiny - the slanderer must be there, the slanderers and the saints have lived side by side, this is the game of the lord. Gurujee is looking at this from breham gyaan - from the point of complete consciousness.

Jithai ouhu jaae thithai ouhu jhoothaa koorr bolae kisai n bhaavai |
Wherever that slandered goes, wherever that slandered goes, wherever that person who has turned their back on the guru goes, thithai ouhu jhoothaa - in all those places he is full of falsehood. Koorr bolae - always engaged in speaking falsehood, speaking about material gains, kisai n bhaavai - is not liked by anyone.

Vaekhahu bhaaee vaddiaaee har santhahu suaamee apunae kee jaisaa koee karai thaisaa koee paavai |
O listen brothers, the glory of my lord, we've talked about this meaning before; as someone does so so they reap.

Eaehu breham beechaar hovai dhar saachai ago dhae jan naanak aakh sunaavai |2|
This is the beechar - the judgement of the lord, of that Waheguru. Sathguru Patshashjee is telling us beforehand these are the judgments to take place in the next world.

Pourree |

Gur sachai badhaa thaehu rakhavaalae gur dhithae |
The sachai - the true guru has badhaa thaehu - has established this place, this village. What village are they talking about? Guru Angad Devjee established it, rakhavaalae gur dhithae - the guru gave the protector, who? Guru Amardaasjee to protect it.

Pooran hoee aas gur charanee man rathae |
Those people's hopes and desires are fulfilled whose gur charanee man rathae - whose minds are imbued with the guru's Lotus Feet when they go and do those 84 Japjee sahib de path and 84 ishnaans.

Gur kirapaal baeanth avagun sabh hathae |
When that beant - that limitless lord is merciful upon them then avagun sabh hathae - all of their sins are erased.

We look at this again:

Gur sachai badhaa thaehu rakhavaalae gur dhithae |
The sachaa guru - the perfect guru - the greatest all badhaa thaehu - has made this world, the village of this world and rakhavaalae gur dhithae - the guru, Waheguru has given us the guru as the protector - Guru Naanak Sahib. This world is a village created by God and Guru Nanak Sahib is the protecter.

Pooran hoee aas gur charanee man rathae |
Those people's desires are fulfilled, gur charanee man rathae - whose minds are colored in the feet of the guru's shabad - guru's Words.

Gur kirapaal baeanth avagun sabh hathae |
When that limitless lord, is limitlessly merciful avagun sabh hathae - of those people who have imbued their hearts with love for the guru's feet He takes away all of their avagun - all of their sins, hathae - literally means to destroy.

Gur apanee kirapaa dhaar apanae kar lithae |
Guru showers that piaaraa - that beloved person with their kirpaa - their grace and apanae kar lithae - He makes them their own, He make them His own, like Guru Naanak talking Bhai Lehna jee into them and into their very form and making them Guru Angad Devjee - their own limb.

Naanak sadh balihaar jis gur kae gun eithae |27|
Sathgurujee says I am forever balihaar - a sacrifice to that guru jis guru kae gun eithae - who has limitless gun - that guru who has limitless virtue I am always a sacrifice to them.

Gur apanee kirapaa dhaar apanae kar lithae |
Naanak sadh balihaar jis gur kae gun eithae |27|

Wahguru Jee Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Jee Ki Fateh!

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