English Hukamnama Katha - Ang 822

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The Hukamnama today is on Ang 822 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj in Bilaval Raag.

Bilāval mėhlā 5||
Satgur Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj blesses us today in Bilaval Raag. Satgur Sachey Padshah Ji Maharaj takes us through the journey in this Shabad, from entering to the protection through the Guru and the Sangat, serving the Guru and the Sangat. Being blessed by the Naam and the Sangat and then the experience of the Naam. Naam is the journey of repeating Guru Mantar, by reading the Guru’s Banee, from focusing on the Guru Shabad. The Guru Mantar being Waheguru, thinks experiencing Waheguru within ourselves and all around us. In this Shabad Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj takes us on this journey. Guru Sahib Ji begins the Shabad with:

Sanṯ saraṇ sanṯ tahal karī||

sant saran Firstly I came into the saran - protection of the Guru and the Sangat. sant in this case meaning Guru Sahib. sant saranThe first thing you have to do is, Guru Ji is saying is coming to the protection of the Guru. Now what does it means coming to the protection of the Guru, what does it mean to come into saran of the Guru. Guru Ram Das Ji explains ab hum chalee thakur peh haar, jab hum saran prabhu kee aaye , raakh prabhu bhaavain maar Guru Ram Das Ji says I am coming towards my Lord, I am walking towards God, given up everything else. ab hum chalee thakur peh haar literally it means I have lost hope and everything else and now I am going to the Guru. jab hum saran prabhu kee aaye , raakh prabhu bhaavain maar From the time I have come to the protection of Akal Purakh, WaheGuru, Lord; raakh prabhu bhaavain maar inside me I have this feeling, Waheguru, I am coming to your protection, whether I live or you want me to die, that I leave in your hands. Coming to the Sharan of Waheguru, coming to the sharan of the Guru and the Sangat means giving yourself to the Guru completely. sant saran And when we read Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Banee in Dasam Granth – Guru Gobind Singh Ji says dasam duaar ko chaad ke gaye-o tuhaare duaar I have given up looking up towards any other door, I have come to your door. That is the way we should come to the Guru. Put your hopes only to the Guru, and, that is coming to the Guru’s protection. sant saran When I came to the protection of the Guru, what did the Guru blessed me with? sanṯ tahal karī - The Guru blessed me with the tahal - the seva of the Guru and the Sangat. Doing seva is about the act of doing seva with our hands or with our bodies. Doing seva is about spiritually and mentally entering into the saran of the Guru, to the protection of the Guru. The mentality Guru Ji is saying we should have when we go to do seva is that Guru Ji this mind, this body, everything belongs to you. sant saran sant tahal kari that is why Guru Ji mentions saran first. Come into the protection of the Guru, give yourself to the Guru completely and then engage in the service of the Sangat, then engage in the service of the Guru. sanṯ tahal karī And if you do this then Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj says:

Ḏẖanḏẖ banḏẖ ar sagal janjāro avar kāj ṯe cẖẖūt parī. ||1|| rahā▫o||
Dhandh means the affairs of the world; bandh means those things that tie me down; ar sagal janjaro - janjaro - literally means a web; sagal means all. All these webs or webs of the worldly affairs which were tying me down or bearing upon me, the way which I could not take, avar kāj ṯe cẖẖūt parī all of other affairs, avar kāj ṯe all these kaj - things chhut pari - I have been released from. It literally means I have been free from these. Now what does this mean? Being free of the world or free of the bonds that are holding us down. Does not mean running away from the world. It means is, being in the world yet having the power of knowing that you are in the protection of the Guru. And the saran of the Guru is not just within the four walls of the Gurudwara, you can be in the protection of the Guru where ever you go. That is the idea of going under the protection of the Guru. When you go into the protection of the Guru it is not just a physical act, it is a mental act. Once you are gone under the protection of the Guru all these worries of the world, all of this focus upon worldly affairs, all of these leaves. You are freed from all of this. All of what Blake says in his poetry, he says, mind for the manacles. These manacles we wear which are made of desires in our mind – anger desire, greed. The Guru saves us from these. Rahao Guru Ji says pause and think about this. Go into the protection of the Guru and serve the Sangat and the Guru. And going into protection we must remember this is not a physical act.

Sūkẖ sahj ar gẖano ananḏā gur ṯe pā▫i▫o nām harī ||
We are going to flip this tuk and look at the last bit. It says gur ṯe pā▫i▫o nām harī If you go into the protection of the Guru and serve the Sangat and the Guru, what will the Guru bless you with? naam hari - the name of the God. And when you got the name of the God, you are blessed with this experience of Naam remember Naam starts with the physical repetition by the tongue, Waheguru, Waheguru. And that same word Waheguru will take us what Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj has said NAAM. The one who is beyond any name. That repetition of the word Waheguru to experience the word Waheguru beyond any descriptions. When the Guru blesses you with Naam, the name of the God, when you take the Guru Mantar from the Guru you start walking upon the experience of the Naam, the name of God, the power of God. Sūkẖ sahj ar gẖano ananḏā - you will be blessed with true peace. sahj in a balance; ar ghano Ananda; ghano means ever rising; Ananda means bliss. And someone who is in that stage Guru Arjan Dev Ji says:

Aiso har ras baran na sāka▫o gur pūrai merī ulat ḏẖarī ||1||
Someone who is experiencing this say, if you ask them what are you feeling, can you describe them in words? They say aiso har ras - this essence of God, this power of God I feel within, this experience of Naam, baran na sako-o - I cannot describe it to anyone. gur pūrai merī ulat ḏẖarī - But what I can you tell is this that it was purai - perfect Guru who altered, inverted; literally meaning to turn away, to flip around. It was the Guru who flipped my mind around from worrying about the world, to be engrossed in with meditation. The Guru took me away from chinta - anxiety; ulat means to flip; chintan means remembrance of Akal Purakh Waheguru. And in this stage what can a person do? Guru Ji gives us a scene from inside that person’s experience, this sublime experience.

Pekẖi▫o mohan sabẖ kai sange ūn na kāhū sagal bẖarī ||
Pekhi-o mohan - Now I can see that Mohan - Lord who is so beautiful, that is Waheguru sabh kai sange - is with everyone; un na kahu - no one is without God. God is with everyone, inside everyone. sagal bhari – bhari means he is pervading through sagal - everywhere.

Pūran pūr rahi▫o kirpā niḏẖ kaho Nānak merī pūrī parī. ||2||7||93||

In this last tuk Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj says that perfect Waheguru is pur - pervading through all. pur rahi-o - in everywhere. kirpa nidh - and remember this that Waheguru is the treasure of kirpa - of mercy, of grace. Satgur Ji says meri puri pari - that graceful Lord, that merciful Waheguru who resides in all, in everywhere that Waheguru has blessed me seva; that Waheguru has blessed my service, that Waheguru has blessed coming into protection of the Guru, that Waheguru has blessed my repetition of Guru’s name, Guru Mantar. That is why I can experience this. Even that sublime experience there is humiliation that is shining through inside that person who experiences this.

Pekẖi▫o mohan sabẖ kai sange ūn na kāhū sagal bẖarī ||
Pūran pūr rahi▫o kirpā niḏẖ kaho Nānak merī pūrī parī. ||

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa ! Waheguru ji ki Fateh !

 

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