English Hukamnama Katha-Ang 720


Bairaarree mehalaa 4 ||
Sathiguru Ram Das Jee blsses us with shabad today in Bairaarree Raag. Sathiguru Jee begins the shabad -

Jap man har har naam nith dhhiaae ||
Jap man - O my mind, meditate upon That Lord God, That Waheguru. Har har naam nith dhhiaae. O my mind, jap and dhhiaae, focus you rmind upon, concentrate upon, meditate upon, chant har har naam, The Name of Waheguru, The Name of Hari, The Name of God. When should we do this? Nith. Guru Sahib Jee says again and again, continually, every day. If you do it every day, every moment of every day, what will happen?

Jo eishhehi soee fal paavehi fir dhookh n laagai aae ||1|| rehaao ||
Jo means whatever, whatever you eishhehi, whatever your mind desires, soee fal paavehi, you will have the fruit of those desires, paavehi, you will find that, you will be rewarded with that. Fir dhookh n laagai aae - and dhookh - pain, will never laagai, will never attach itself to you, will never come near you again. Rehaao - Guru Sahib Jee says pause and think about this today.

So jap so thap saa brath poojaa jith har sio preeth lagaae ||
Maharaj Jee says so jap, that is jap, that is true meditation. Jap relates to meditating with the tongue, medidtating upon The Name of Waheguru, chanting. Thap relates to austerities of the body. In the Guru's house, jap, meditation is upon The Guru's Bani, The Guru's mantra, The Waheguru mantra, The Moolmantra, the shabads of The Guru's bani. That is the jap in The Guru's house. The thap in The Guru's house is the seva, performing selfless service. Many people used to interpret thap to be physical austerities within certain religions. To hang yourself upside down, or to not eat for so much time, or to stand on one leg, but Guru Sahib Jee says no, in The Guru's house, in the house of Nanak, true thapassya, austere meditation is putting yourself out and doing selfless service. Not standing on one leg or not eating or any of these things. Serving humanity is the greatest austerity, is the greatest meditation. Saa brath, that is true brath, brath means fast.
In The Guru's house, we are told not to give up food, but to give up slander, to give up lies, to give up deceit. That is the true fast. Pooja - that is the true devotional worship. What is true devotional worship in gurmat? Pooja jith har sio preeth lagaae. Guru Granth Sahib Jee tells us, poojaa keechai, if you want to perform devotional worship, naam dhiaaeeai - meditate upon The Naam, The Name of God. In this line Guru Sahib Jee says that is true chanting and meditation, that is true a true fast, that is true devotional worship, that is true austerity, jith - with which, har sio - with Waheguru, preeth lagaae, we lagaae - attach our conciouness, our focus, our concentration into preeth, into love for Waheguru Jee.

Bin har preeth hor preeth sabh jhoot(h)ee eik khin mehi bisar sabh jaae ||1||
Bin har preeth, without love for Waheguru, without love for God, hor preeth sabh jhaoot(h)ee, love for anything else, any other attachment, sabh - all of them are jhoot(h)ee, are false. Eik khin mehi, within one khin, within one second, within one instant, bisar sabh jaae, bisar means to forget, sabh means all. Within an instant, all other love is forgotten. The moment we die, all of that love breaks. Even before death, whilst we're living, all of those other loves of the world, and attachments, they fall away.

Thoo baea(n)th sarab kal pooraa kishh keemath kehee n jaae ||
Thoo baea(n)th, Waheguru You are baea(n)th, You are limitless. Sarab kal pooraa, You are pooraa - perfect in all kal, in all power, in all respects. Sarab kal, all power is in Your hands. Kishh keemath kehee n jaae. Kishh means even a small amount of your keemath, of your value cannot be kehee, cannot be said, cannot be spoken, Cannot be described, cannot be put into words.

Naanak saran thumhaaree har jeeo bhaavai thivai shhaddaae ||2||6||
Sathiguru Sahib Jee says that I have come into Your saran, into Your protection, O har jeeo, O Waheguru, bhaavai thivai shhadaae. Bhaavai - as it pleases You O Waheguru, thivai - in that way, shhaddaae - please save me. In any way that You can Waheguru, please save me.

Thoo baea(n)th sarab kal pooraa kishh keemath kehee n jaae ||
Naanak saran thumhaaree har jeeo bhaavai thivai shhaddaae ||2||6||

Waheguru Jee Ka Khalsa Waheguru Jee Ki Fateh.

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