English Hukamnama Katha-Ang 851

Hukamnama is in Bilaaval Raag on Ang 851 from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by Sri Guru Amar Daas Ji Maharaj.

salok mehlaa 3||
Satgur Guru Amar Daas Ji Maharaj is blessing us in this Salok today. Satgur Paadshah Ji begins the Shabad with:

andar kapat sadaa dukh hai manmukh Dhi-aan na laagai ||
The word manmukh has been translated by Prof. Sahib Singh is bymanmukh day mureed, man day mureed; man - meaning mind andmureed meaning followers, literary disciples. As a Sikh many times we asked to define what Sikh means. Sikh means disciple or follower or learner or student. So Gurmukh Piaario Prof. Sahib Singh has translated the word manmukh as the disciples of the mind. Those people who have put their mind, who have enshrined their mind at that place deep inside themselves where they are meant to enshrine the Guru. And in this Shabad today, especially in this tuk Guru Amar Daas JI is saying those people who are disciples of their mind, those people who are followers of their mind, those people who worship and adore; why do they worship and adore? Those people who follow the command of their mind, what the mind says they do. Sometimes when we think of worship we think sitting down or chanting or crossing our legs and many other things, these can be all part of worship but one main part of worship in philosophy of Sikhi is following what the Guru says. hukam mann-eeai hovai parvaan ta khasmai ka mahal paa-aisi In Asa Di Vaar we read hukam mann-eeai- those people who accept the Hukam, those people who accept the command of the Guru they are truly worshipping the Guru. So with that in mind when we look at the word manmukh today, manmukh Dhi-aan na laagai, those people who are disciples of their mind their dhi-aan - focus, their concentration, dhi-aan is a very great word and it will take many hours just to try and understand this word. But we don't have that much time.

dhi-aan na laagai that their focus, their concentration never laagai - attached to the Waheguru. It is never attached to the reason why we are on this earth, those people who have made their mind that they are God, those people who have made their mind as the center of their world, they never break from this illusion. And because of thatandar kapat - inside them, the mind fills us withkapat - meaning corruption, deception. How can I get more money? How can I get more than the other person? How can I take away what belongs to the other person next to me? These thoughts of corruption keep running around our minds if we let it, this is where it takes us.sadaa dukh And Guru Amar Daas JI says if you have made your mind the center of your life and if you are following corruptions of this mind, if you are following that path the only thing which you will receive isdukh - pain, sadaa - forever and forever you will receive pain. Whether that pain is spiritual or physical or psychological, the pain will always be there. This path of corruption can only lead to pain to yourself and to others.

dukh vich kaar kamaavnee dukh vartai dukh aagai ||
kaar literally means here affairs of the world, any job, anything; kamaavnee - every action which that person takes upon themselves, does,kaar will translate as actions; every action which that person takes is done in dukh, in pain, is done under the influence of this pain. vartai literally means to be carried out, everything that person carries out is with pain. dukh aagai - and in the future, in the coming time whether it is in this life or the life after when we die, there will be only pain for that person. What does that mean? That means following their mind, everything that we think we do is in pain. when we look at someone else, sometimes when we strive to get more money, it is through pain, the pain of I don't have enough. Or the pain of I want to be that person next to me, I want to have more than them. And Guru Sahib Ji says we don't have to live this way. Guru Sahib Ji gives us the option of being Gurmukhs and we will discuss that later as we go through, to break this cycle of pain.

karmee satgur bhaytee-ai taa sach naam liv laagai ||
karmee is translated by some scholars by good fortunes, by good karma, by good actions of past lives. And on the other hand many scholars have translated this askarmee, Guru's karmee.karmee can also mean the Grace of the Guru. We can take both of these meanings and today I am going to be leaning more towards this idea of Guru's Grace. Because Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji tells us gurparsaad bharam ka naas, only through Guru's Grace can our doubts be dissolved. karmee satgur bhaytee-ai, Only through the Grace of the Guru, eternal Guru, do we bhaytee-ai, do we truly become united with the Guru, meet with the Guru. And once we meet with the Guru, and what does meet with the Guru mean? Being united with the Guru means to walk upon the Guru's path. taa - then; sach naam liv laagai - first Guru Sahib Ji was talking about manmukh Dhi-aan na laagai - those who have been following their minds, who have put their mind in control of their every action, that Dhi-aan, that concentration, that focus can never be upon the Lord and those people who have put the Guru, enshrine the Guru as in control of their every action, those people who enshrined Guru's mat, the Guru's wisdom as the true wisdom to guide their life - sach naam liv laagai, their liv- concentration islaagai, is attached into the sach, into the true name of God.

naanak sehjay sukh ho-ay andrahu bharam bha-o bhaagai. ||1||
nanak - Satgur Maharaj Ji Sahib says, sukh ho-ay, those people who through the Grace of the Guru are walking on the Guru's path,sehjay - they are blessed with the state of spiritual poise and peace and balance inside. sukh ho-ay, those people are forever and forever are sukh - in happiness. Everything that they do is touched by this happiness, by this spiritual glow.andrahu - From within those people,bharam - all doubts, all bha-o - fearbhaagai - runs away. Just like in front of the lion all of the jackals and all of the wolfs of the forest will run away and in the same way the jackals of the fear and doubt run away with the roar of the Guru's Shabad.

mehlaa 3 ||
Satgur Amar Daas Ji goes on to explain:

gurmukh sadaa har rang hai har kaa naa-o man bhaa-i-aa ||
Those people who have enshrined the Guru as the center of their life,sadaa - forever and forever they are colored in therang, the color of love of God, Hari, Waheguru. And how did they do this? har ka naa-o man bhaa-i-aa, because the name of Hari, Waheguru is man bhaa-i-aa, is pleasing to the insides, they are pleasing to their inner soul, to their inner body.man we translate as mind but many people think of their brain. The brain is just a physical or to put it very bluntly is a piece of organ within us, a piece in our body and it will die when this body dies. But the man, the concept of man in Gurmat goes beyond that. The man keeps on coming back even though the bodies keep changing. And Satgur Ji says har ka naa-o man bhaa-i-aa, because their insides now when they hear the Guru's words, that inner being, that inner body, that spiritual body, thatman inside is bhaa-i-aa - is uplifted and loves to hear the word of the Guru.

gurmukh vaykhan bolnaa naam japat sukh paa-i-aa.||
In the vaykhan, in the eyes of that Gurmukh, wherever that Gurmukh looks, whatever he looks at and sometimes we say, someone is wearing rose colored tinted glasses. The Gurmukh is wearing tinted glasses but his glasses are tinted with Naam, with the Guru's wisdom. Naam encompasses all of Gurbani, Naam encompasses the Waheguru Mantar. Naam encompasses all of Banee of Guruji, all of the Guru's words, all of the Guru's wisdom. His eyes are colored, the Gurmukhs, I could say her as well. His or her eyes are colored in love of God, in the Naam. Wherever they look they see the Lord. Just like Bhai Kanhaiyaa Ji in the battle field. bolnaa - in their words you can hear the Guru's words always upon their tongue. You can hear the Guru's philosophy coming through each of their words. naam japat sukh paa-i-aa And how did they paa-i-aa? How did they find this? Guru Amar Daas Ji says naam japat, through meditating uon the Naam, through chanting Waheguru, Waheguru, through chanting Guru Guru day and night. They have found the sukh, they have found the peace.

naanak gurmukh gi-aan pargaasi-aa timar agi-aan anDhayr chukaa-i-aa. ||2||
Satgur Amar Daas Ji says within the Gurmukh there is thepargaasi-aa, there is the illumination, within that follower of the Guru, within that person who has kept the Guru at the center of his or her life. There is this illumination of gi-aan - spiritual wisdom. timar agi-aan, timar - the darkness of agi-aan - spiritual ignorance, anDhayr, that true darkness inside, chukaa-i-aa - has been removed.

mehlaa 3||

manmukh mailay mareh gavaar||
manmukh, the people who follow their mind, mailay - they accumulate many lifetimes worth of filth upon their minds from the sins that we commit.mareh gavaar And those foolish people die again and again. Another of interpreting this is: that the evil persons commit these sins builds together the filth of all these lifetimes and mareh, spiritually dies inside.

gurmukh nirmal har raakhi-aa ur Dhaar||
But those who follow the Guru, who enshrine the Guru at the center of their soul nirmal - they are immaculately pure. Why, because they have in theirur - heart they have Dhaar - enshrinedraakhi-aa means enshrined in this context, Hari,har, Waheguru. They have enshrined the Lord at the very center of their being, everything they do is colored in their love.

bhanat naanak sunhu jan bhaa-ee.||
Satguru Amar Daas Ji saysbhaa-ee - O listen o my brothers, o siblings, o brothers and sisters listen because the Guru sees the whole world as the sons and daughters of God and the Guru is calling up the whole world, O my brothers and sisters.

satgur sayvihu ha-umai mal jaa-ee ||
satgur sayvihu - Serve the true Guru, ha-umai mal jaa-ee This is the way of removing the mal - the filth of haumai, of ego from within us.

andar sansaa dookh vi-aapay sir DhanDhaa nit maar ||
For those people who are following their mind how are they afflicted, Guru Amar Daas Ji says, andar - inside they are vi-aapay - afflicted by dookh - the pain of sansaa - of doubts. They always have doubts inside, they always have confusion inside, there is always this skirmish going on inside. sir DhanDhaa nit maar, sir literally means head, DhanDhaa means worldly affairs. But in this caseDhanDhaa can mean worthless affairs. Thatt those people who follow their mind due to this confusion in their mind, due to all these doubts inside, due to this anger inside, due to all this pain inside, they are committing worthless actions nit maar, nit means continously they are maar, they are being beaten. whatmaar, beating is this talking about? Being beaten by the horrible anger, horrible feeling of welling up the desires, horrible feeling of greed inside. This is the continual beating is being sustained.

doojai bhaa-ay sootay kabahu na jaageh maa-i-aa moh pi-aar ||
They aresootay, they are completely asleep. kabahu na jaageh - and they are never awake; kabahu means never and jaageh means awake. doojai bhaa-ay From thebhaa-ay love of doojai means the other. In this context it means in the love of this illusion, the love money, it could be anything. It can be anything, I just named this two. In Gurmat,maa-i-aa, is translated to anything which breaks your consciousness from God and we read the words of Guru Amar Daas Ji everyday in Anand Sahib eh maa-i-aa jit har visrai - that ismaa-i-aa, that is this illusion from which we forget God. Alll of those things that make us forget God is maa-i-aa.maa-i-aa moh pi-aar And it is this illusion of love to all these transitory things, this pi-aar - this attachment to all of those things which has kept us under the spell.

naam na cheeteh sabad na vichaareh ih manmukh kaa beechaar ||
And being in this spell, being in this deep slumber, naam na cheeteh, we do not meditate upon the naam, name of God. sabad na vichaareh And those people donot sit down to veechaareh - to contemplate the Shabad, Guru's words. ih manmukh kaa beechaar This is thebeechaar - the way, this is the understanding of themanmukh, of the person who is focused upon their own mind. This is the way they are Guru Sahib Ji is saying, this is the way they live their lives.

har naam na bhaa-i-aa birthaa janam gavaa-i-aa naanak jam maar karay khu-aar. ||3||
Guru Sahib Ji says har naam na bhaa-i-aa, if the name of the Hari is not bhaa-i-aa, does not seem sweet to us then birthaa janam gavaa-i-aa, we have wasted this janam - human life. birthaa means without any output, without any result, unsatisfactory. naanak Guru Amar Daas Ji saysjam maar karay khu-aar - they are made khu-aar , it can be translated to humiliated, khu-aar can be translated to thrown out; and they are maar, those people who follow their mind Guru Sahib Ji says are beaten by the jam- by the angels of death. What does this mean? The Gurmukhs physical death, even in the Gurmukh physical death there is happiness. The Gurmukh smiles as if the time to go is now, let me cast off this body. I know that this body is not truly me, I know the soul inside is merged with the Lord. But for manmukh, for someone who has tried to fulfill their whole life with these human desires inside, who has tried all their life to preserve their body and to give it whatever it wants and to fill each of its desires no matter how lowly they can be, when that person dies there is only pain.

pa-orhee ||
Thepa-orhee is by Guru Ram Daas Ji.

jis no har bhagat sach bakhsee-an so sachaa saahu ||
Guru Ram Daas Ji says that those people who are sachaa - trulysaahu - kings or wealthy; those people are truly wealthy who are bakhsee-an - blessed with the only eternal thing on this earth is by God, Hari. What is the only eternal thing?bhagtee, sach, the only true thing on this earth. Those people who are truly blessed with the only truth of this earth is to meditate upon God which is to devotionally worship God. They are true wealthy people, they have the true wealth.

tis kee muhtaajee lok kadh-daa horat hat na vath na vaysaahu. ||
lok - the people of this world, muhtaajee - as we see in Gurmat is linked very closely to the Punjabi word muthaajee which means to depend upon. It has been translated into many ways. To please, to depend upon. The world depends upon those people, the whole word depends upon those saints, whenever we are in pain we go to them and ask them, please pray for us, please save us. horat hat Guru Ji says there is no other store, na vath na vaysaahu there is no other merchandise, there is no other vaysaahu - trade. There is no other place, no other people that you can gain the Naam from, that you can gain the name of God from. It is not sold in catalogues. It does not appear in advertisers on TV. The name of God cannot be bought for money. Bhagat Kabeer Ji says kanchan say paa-i-ay nahee tol You cannot weigh it for gold, it can only be found and Guru Sahib Ji is going to tell us how it can be found and why people worship and adore these people.

bhagat janaa ka-o sanmukh hovai so har raas la-ay vaimukh bhas paahu. ||
Those people who are sanmikh - who sit with, who listen to, who follow what bhagat janaa - what humble devotees of God, what they say. so har raas la-ay those people are blessed with the raas - the merchandise of God's name, of Hari, of Waheguru. vaimukh Those people who turn their backs to these people, those people who turn their backs to people who meditate, towards the saints bhas paahu - all they receive is thebhas - literally means ashes. Sant Gurbachan SIngh Ji has said they have the ashes of their desires, they have the ashes of their ego, they have the ashes of their anger.

har kay naam kay vaapaaree har bhagat heh jam jaagaatee tinaa nayrh na jaahu. ||
Thevaapaaree, the dealers and traders is in God's, Hari's name are har bhagat devotees.jam jaagaatee tinaa nayrh na jaahu, jam the angels of death, the messengers of death whichjaagaatee - which are death collectors, they collect all our sins tinaa nayrh na jaahu they don't even go near, close to those people. Those people who meditate and deal in the God's name; what do I mean dealing in God's name? I mean those people who meditate themselves get others to meditate with them, they are not afflicted by the messengers of death. If the time comes they can fight with their head on the palm of their hand.

jan naanak har naam Dhan ladi-aa sadaa vayparvaahu. ||7||
This servant, Sri Guru Ram Daas Ji says has ladi-aa, has loaded himself with, has carried the load of God's name. sadaa vayprvaahu And since I have been blessed with this true wealth of God's name I have become sadaa - forevervayparvaahu - carefree. I have also been blessed with cutting away, dissolving all of my anxieties. I look to no other, I only look to God now and I tell the world sab ko daata raam as Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji tells us that the God is the true giver.

har kay naam kay vaapaaree har bhagat heh jam jaagaatee tinaa nayrh na jaahu ||
jan naanak har naam Dhan ladi-aa sadaa vayparvaahu. ||

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa ! Waheguru ji ki Fateh !

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