Lifestyle & News: Sacredness of Gurbani
Guru Amar Das gives an exposition of the experience of anand, of the union with the Lord attained through absorption in Naam
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We are Sikhs of the Shabad Guru delivered to the Panth by Guru Gobind Singh
In the context of Gurbaani the Nau-Nidh or nine sources of wealth are related to 'Naam' (the Lord's Name).
"Cruelty, material attachment, greed and anger are the four rivers of fire. Falling into them, one is burnt, O Nanak!" (SGGS p 147).
These are needs of Soul to attain the supreme spiritual bliss i.e attainment of god. Gurbani contains information about soul and gives description how soul could liberate.
The Jāpu Sāhib serves as a general invocation at the beginning of the Dasam Granth Sahib. It has parallels with the Jap of Guru Nanak, the first composition in the Adi Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Nanak bows to Vahiguru, ādesu tisai ādesu, and this same devotion is continued on by the Tenth Nanak - Guru Gobind Singh.
It is said that Bhai Lehna (later, Guru Angad Dev) was the first to sing it in the presence of Guru Nanak Dev.
Like a giant wave, of love and unity, roaring towards the shore devouring everything in its path...