English Hukamnama Katha-Ang 672


The Hukam today is Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj on Ang 672 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in Dhanaasaree Raag.

Dhanaasree mehlaa 5.
Satgur Ji speaks to us today. He says:

vaday vaday raajan ar bhooman taa kee tarisan na boojhee.
I have seen with my eyes, the greatest of the greatest raajan means king are bhooman - means land owners. Satgur Ji says greatest of the greatest kings and the greatest of the greatest of the landowners taa kee tarisan na boojhee - their tarisan-greed has not been put out. boojhee means put out; fire and desire within has not been put out by kingdoms or by lands.

lapat rahay maa-i-aa rang maatay lochan kachhoo na soojhee. ||1||
They are lapat - totally engrossed in maa-i-aa rang - in the color, in the pleasure of maa-i-aa, in the illusion of this world.maatay - they are intoxicated in this. Satgur Paadshah Ji says just as these intoxications block our senses and cause us to fall off the path, in the same way this intoxication of maa-i-aa, this worldly material gains and this attachment to selfishness blinds us as well. Satgur Ji says lochan kachhoo na soojhee with theirlochan - eyes, kachoo na - it cannot, they cannot soojhee see anything. Their eyes are blinded, their conscience and soul are blinded by the illusion ofmaa-i-aa, illusion of the material world which is around. They are blinded by the lands, the kingdoms, the money.

bikhi-aa meh kin hee taripat na paa-ee.
Guru Sahib Ji says in bikhi-aa, in this poison world no one has found taripat - it means true satisfaction. kin hee means any one, na paa-ee means not found; No one has found ever complete taripat, satisfaction, complete to be at peace with.

ji-o paavak eeDhan nahee Dharaapai bin har kahaa aghaa-ee. rahaa-o.
Just like a paavak - a flame, just like a fire cannot beDharaapai - cannot be put out by putting more fuel onto it. Satguru Paadshah Ji is saying if you were to put more wood on fire, would that put out the fire. No, that is not the way to of putting out; neither is the fire satisfied, that is enough. The fire just keeps on burning, that is the nature of the fire. bin har kahaa aghaa-ee, bin har Without Hari, Waheguru, without the name of the God how come weaghaa-ee - put out this fire, we associate the appetite of the fire? The only way to put the fire is with the name of the nectar, Amrit Naam. rahaa-o We just pause and think about this.

din din karat bhojan baho binjan taa kee mitai na bhookhaa
Day after day, din din karat, Satgur Ji says day in and day out;karat bhojan baho binjan - he eats meal after meal, sweet meal after sweet meal, baho binjan; more and more sweets, he keeps eating, keeps consuming and consuming. taa kee mitai na bhookhaa If you eat day in and day out the best foods, Guru Ji says mitai na bhookhaa your hunger still cannot be put out, you remain hungry. Hunger won't be put out even just by eating amazing things.

udam karai su-aan kee ni-aa-ee chaaray kuntaa ghokhaa. ||2||
Guru Ji says like a su-aan, like a dog, ni-aa-ee means like a ; he puts all his efforts in doing what, chaaray kuntaa ghokhaa - looking ib four direction, kuntaa means directions, chaaray means four and ghokhaa means look for. He searches in all four direction to look for more materials, more gains, more pleasures, more illusions, more <9>maa-iaa - more money, more money, more land, more wealth more material gratification.

kaamvant kaamee baho naaree par garih joh na chookai
Guru Ji says a person who is full of kaamvant - lust, full of desires, Satgur Ji says; kaamee baho naaree - he desires more,baho, women, more and more people of the opposite sex, a man who desires a woman or the woman who desires a man. Satgur Ji says a lusty person desires more and more of opposite sex to associate his or her lust. That lust is never put out. In this line Guru JI is giving an example of a man who is lust or desire , who could equally be applied to both. par garih joh na chookai, joh - means to look; this disastrous, disgusting habit of looking into par garih - into other houses for or to associate his lust, more and more for his lowly gratification, he looks into more and more houses and Guru Ji says that never stops.

din parat karai karai pachhutaapai sog lobh meh sookai. ||3||
Day in day out, din parat karai, again and again he engages in acts of lust. karai pachhutaapai and then he regrets. He does it and then regrets, he carries on but does not stop. sog lobh meh sookai Like this he withers away -sookai, sog - the cycle of pain andlobh - and greed; pain and greed, pain and greed following each other; its like a dog chasing his tail again and again; round and round, round and round repeatedly. Guru Ji says this is not the way to live. Now Guru Ji gives us the answer to all these pains and doubts.

har har naam apaar amolaa amrit ayk niDhaanaa.
The name of Hari, Waheguru, har har naam apaar amolaa is beyond all limits, apaar, is amolaa - is priceless, beyond all comprehension of the mind, beyond any prices. amrit ayk niDhaanaa That treasure of Waheguru Ji's name is the true amrit, is true immortal nectar, that is the true treasure.

sookh sahj aanand santan kai naanak gur tay jaanaa. ||4||6||
The saints live their life insookh - in peace, sahj - poise, complete balance, aanand and they have no duality. Where there is no duality that is where true aanand is, where there is no love for true masters. There has to be only true love for Waheguru and not for goods and material pleasure. When they abide their life in that state of mind there isaanand and they are the true saints. naanak gur tay jaana Satgur Ji says I have also been blessed to know this. This poise and peace, this complete truth is only found through the grace of the true Guru.

har har naam apaar amolaa amrit ayk niDhaanaa.||
sookh sahj aanand santan kai naanak gur tay jaanaa||

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa ! Waheguru ji ki Fateh !