Archive for January, 2012

SGGS pp 460-462, Aasa M: 5, Chhants 12-14    SGGS pp 460-462, Asa M: 5, Chhants 12-14.   ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ Āsā mėhlā 5.   Baani of the fifth Guru in Raag Aasa.   ਵੰਞੁ ਮੇਰੇ ਆਲਸਾ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਸਿ ਬੇਨੰਤੀ ॥  ਰਾਵਉ ਸਹੁ ਆਪਨੜਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸੰਗਿ ਸੋਹੰਤੀ ॥ vañ mere ālsā har pās benanṯī.  Rāvao saho āpnaṛā parabẖ sang sohanṯī. behove glory   (Vanjn-u = go) leave, (m-er-e) my (aalsa = […]

SGGS pp 468-470, Aasa Di Vaar Pauris 10-12.   Note: In the first Slok below Guru Nanak talks of relationships in the world-play calling them (koorr = false) transitory – which may break during one’s life-time and certainly on death. Such relationships are real but transitory, so one should maintain, but not get attached, to […]

SGGS pp 466-468, Aasa Di Vaar, Pauris 7-9.   Note: Ego is mostly given a negative connotation of being self-centered and is so also in Gurbani. However ego also has a positive role – that of being creative. So whereas the tendency to be self-centered has to be avoided, ego for development without attachment is […]

SGGS pp 464-466, Aasa Di Vaar Pauris 4-6.   Note: This fourth Paurri of Aasa Di Vaar M: 1 has two Sloks or prologues preceding it. The Sloks state that everything in nature functions, or concepts like Dharam Rai, are according to Divine commands or the cosmic laws. It ends by saying that the Almighty […]

SGGS pp 462-464   ੴ ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ Ik▫oaʼnkār saṯnām karṯā purakẖ nirbẖa▫o nirvair akāl mūraṯ ajūnī saibẖaʼn gur parsāḏ. Invoking the ONE Almighty (karta) Creator of all universes, (purakh-u) all-pervasive, (sat-i) with eternal (naam-u) commands/laws; (nirbhau = beyond fear, is not answerable to anyone) being the highest authority does not fear or favor any one/thing, (nirvair = […]


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