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Sree Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee’s Teachings From The Oldest Written Source
Posted by: admin (IP Logged)
Date: January 31, 2010 02:07PM

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Today is the Aagman Gurpurab of Sree Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee. Celebrating Gurpurabs is part of Gurmat Maryada, the only true way we can celebrate this day is with Gur Shabad. This is the only true praise we can give nothing else can be compared to this. For it is difficult to give any other worthy words of praise, where do you begin and where do end?

However words written by deserving GurSikhs can sometimes help build up an atmosphere to connect to this Gurpurab and Guru Jee. There really could be no better Gursikh than Bhai Gurdas Jee to present some wonderful lines describing Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee. Below is such a description written by Bhai Gurdas Jee of Guru Jee’s high spirituality:

ਸਪਤਮ ਮਹਿਲ ਅਗਮ ਹਰਿਰਾਇਆ॥

ਜਿਨ ਸੁੰਨ ਧਿਆਨ ਕਰਿ ਜੋਗ ਕਮਾਇਆ॥

ਚੜ੍ਹਿ ਗਗਨ ਗੁਫਾ ਮਹਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਸਮਾਈ॥

ਜਹਾ ਬੈਠ ਅਡੋਲ ਸਮਾਧਿ ਲਗਾਈ॥

ਸਭ ਕਲਾ ਖੈਂਚ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਪਤ ਰਹਾਯੰ॥

ਤਹਿ ਅਪਨ ਰੂਪ ਕੋ ਨਹਿਂ ਦਿਖਲਾਯੰ॥



Bhai Nand Lal Singh Jee gives the following wonderful description of Guru Jee, saying he makes the greatest warriors bow (in fear) but loves the one who have love in their heart.

ਗਰਦਨ-ਜ਼ਨਿ ਸਰਕਸ਼ਾ, ਗੁਰੂ ਕਰਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਏ, ਯਾਰਿ ਮੁਤਜ਼ੱਰਆਂ, ਗੁਰੂ ਕਰਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਏ II੯੧II



Below are some beautiful lines given in Memha Prakash on the coming of Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee on this Earth. It seems appropriate to read these on the occasion of Aagman Gurpurab of Guru Jee.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਦੀਨ ਦਿਆਲ ਧਰ ਸਰੂਪ ਜਗ ਸਾਤਵੋ I

ਕੀਨਾ ਜਗਤ ਉਧਾਰ ਚੜ ਸਬਦ ਨਾਵ ਭਵਜਲ ਤਰੇ I੧I

ਚੌਪਈ

ਨਾਮ ਚੰਦੋਆ ਅਗਮ ਅਪਾਰ I ਅਨਹਦ ਧੁਨ ਨੌਬਤ ਸੁਖ ਸਾਰ I

ਝਲਮਲ ਜੋਤ ਫਰਹਰ ਛਾਜੇ I ਸਭ ਘਟ ਪੂਰਨ ਜਗਤ ਬਿਰਾਜੈ I੨I

ਪ੍ਰਗਟੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਜਗ ਹਰਿਰਾਇ I ਸੁਨਿ ਸੰਗਤ ਆਈ ਚਰਨਨ ਧਾਇ I

ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਬਸ ਭਏ ਦਿਆਲ I ਦੇ ਦਰਸਨ ਸੰਗਤ ਕਰੇਂ ਨਿਹਾਲ I



Like I said earlier, there is no end to the praises you could give Guru Jee. There is also no shortage of material to narrate the actions of Guru Jee from the many sources we have.

I however thought it best to provide our readers with may be something new that they may not have read and if you are like me then you will enjoy reading the following historical writings.

I will try to translate some of the Sakhis from Bibi Roop Kaur’s Pothi. Bibi Roop Kaur Jee was the Daughter of Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee. We are very fortunate as a nation to have such a treasure written and recorded. The Pothi was written around the 1660’s and it is probably the oldest written record of Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee’s actions and words.

This Pothi is kept at Kiratpur, it has 559 pages, most of what is included in this Pothi is various Banis. Then on page 492 the Sakhis of Guru Jee start under the title ‘Sree SatGuru Jee De Muheyn Dian Sakhian’. There are a total of 33 Sakhis written, some are short others are longer. Most of them can be related to Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee but there are however a few that are addressed to Guru Amardas Jee and Guru Arjan Dev Jee.

I will try to put up some of the Sakhi’s related to Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee. Its is worth noting that the term Sakhi is used but these are more the recorded bachans of Guru Jee than a story line type of sakhi. I have not tried to fill in the gaps and make it feel like a story as its best to give the readers the feel of how it is recorded.

Below is my humble attempt





Sree Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee’s Advice and Teachings in 'Sree SatGuru Jee De Muheyn Dian Sakhian'
Taken from Bibi Roop Kaur’s Pothi
Translated by admin tapoban.org







..............Sakhi II Orders are of two kinds II One Order is Mukhta, One is Amukhta Order II

If one is in pain and remembers God he is Mukhta II If someone has all Sukh but does not remember God then he is Amukhta II

True Righteous/duty is Mukhta II Guru said pride is the ugly face II Peace is the beautiful face II 2 II..............



Sakhi II Lord has given Order to focus/simran on Nanak-Lord II A baba asked how do I focus/simran on you II

Permitting, to accept/wish for the good of others is the way to focus/simran II 9 II



Sakhi II Guru said don’t have the thought/want of having another’s wealth/property II Do not gamble II

Do not join/go to another home II Do not do slander of others II Do not eat Fish Meat II

Do not drink intoxicants II It is difficult to practice Sikhee if you do any of these II 10 II.....................



Sakhi II Sikhs were sitting with Guru, Guru was merciful II Sikhs said we are a sacrifice to you II

Guru replied and said I am a sacrifice to you II Sikhs did a plea what is the wish II

This is the way to ask II Child, he who does focus/simran of God, seeing him I begin to focus II

I feel their faith inside me II I join in and focus II You however without seeing me and realising me are praying to Guru as the Lord II

For this reason I am a sacrifice to you II Who ever has realised this II 12 II



Sakhi II Serve Guru as Lord II As a good respected women would serve her husband-protector II

Even if her husband is a thief , a adulterer , a troublemaker II Even if he is a gambler II She does not reflect on his actions II

She accepts the words of her husband and serves him II If someone tries to argue/fight with her husband she feels hurt and she will try to argue with them II

Even if the other is right II But this women is only content with her husband II Why speak with these irreligious sinful people, Jeo II

You will feel pain II In every way she is content with her husband II Her name is known as faithful II

Likewise if a Sikh serves Guru as the Transcendent Lord then that Sikh reaches the highest state II This is the way of Sikhee II 13 II



Sakhi II A Sikh pleaded in front of Guru, those Sikh do not do ardas vocally II They do inner ardas II

O lord king which ardas makes you happy II Guru spoke, O child I do listen to the outwardly-vocal ardas II

but I listen to the inner ardas greatly II Guru is all knowing II Place is given to the Jee II 14 II...........



Sakhi II A Sikh could not have child II He pleaded in front of Guru, O king flower is there but no fruit II

Guru said serve Sikhs and you will receive a child II Which ever Sikh Sant came he gave them food II

He would look after them II He then came to Guru II The Sikh did a plea to Guru, O King you said if I serve Sikhs I will receive a child II

I served Sikhs as but there is no Child II However Guru said child how did you serve the Sikhs II

The Sikh said, O King which ever Sikh came and went I gave them food and looked after them II Guru said this serving is not done by the highest ones II

Sikh said, O King what ever you order so shall I serve II Guru said, which ever Sikh comes wash their feet and drink in it II

Only let go of his feet if he pulls them II Then embrace him II Only let go when he says so II

Then nourish them II Only let go when they say so II Then listen to Shabad Sakhi from them II

Tell them one too II Then comfortably put them to sleep II Wake up at amritvela and assist them in bathing II

Read listen to Jap II Then after nourishing them go along with them carelessly II Wherever he says stop, stand and plead with him II

In his mercy, what ever is requested will be received II This serving finds its place II Within Sikhs lie all the treasures II 16 II



Sakhi II One Sikh was on his way to see Guru, a Farmer asked him where are you going II That Sikh said that I am going to Guru II

The Farmer said I will go too II The Sikh said that it is the season for farming II You going now is not right II

The farmer replied, I don’t care what happens behind II But I can not stay back II Then the Sikh said leave your role to someone and I will take you II

The Farmer said I have completely left the role of farming II But take me to Guru II That Farmer came with the Sikh to Guru II

They came and prostrated II Guru spoke to the Sikh with satisfaction II and he lovingly paid his respects II

Seeing the farmer Guru outwardly had a go at him and asked him to leave II Go and sit in the Shrine II He prostrated in Guru’s presence three times II

He felt a inner realisation II So he knowingly went and sat in the shrine II Three days passed and he was still sitting there II

Then on the third day Guru said child, where is the Farmer II The Sikh replied, O king he is sitting in the Shrine II

He has been sitting there for three days, he has not eaten or drunk anything II Guru in his mercy went to see him II He saw Guru coming II

Seeing him he sat there II He did not in the slightest get up II with his hands closed together he sat II

When Guru came near him he paid his respects II Guru gave his blessing II He reached the highest state II

If a Sikh follows Guru’s words similarly then he will reap benefits II 17 II



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2010 07:48AM by admin.

 



Re: Sree Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee’s Teachings From The Oldest Written Source
Posted by: chatrik (IP Logged)
Date: February 01, 2010 06:25AM

Chatrik is looking forward to MORE translations in Bibi Roop Kaur's Pothi.

how and why was Siri Guru Ji was chosen for Gurgadhi by SatGuroo Hargobind Sahib ji?

 



Re: Sree Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee’s Teachings From The Oldest Written Source
Posted by: admin (IP Logged)
Date: February 02, 2010 07:57AM

I have edited the original post and added some more Sakhis to it. There are a lot more Sakhis that could be put up but I think that is it for now.

Apologies for any mistakes

 



Re: Sree Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee’s Teachings From The Oldest Written Source
Posted by: chatrik (IP Logged)
Date: March 03, 2010 07:28AM

more please (((((=-D

 





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