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Guru Nanak Ji’s Sayings about Perfection of Lord

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Guru Nanak Ji’s Sayings about Perfection of Lord

Guru Nanak Ji’s Sayings about Perfection of Lord’s Acts.

Below is English Translation of Sacred Baani of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji scripted in Raga Soohi Ang 765 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Guru Nanak Ji has explained Qualities of a Gurmukh, Power of Naam Nectar and Perfection of Lord beautifully.

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਰਾਗੁ ਸੂਹੀ ਛੰਤ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੪ ॥
Ik Onkar Satgur Prasad
Rag Suhi chhant Mahala – 1 Ghar – 4
“By the Grace of the sublime Lord, Truth personified & attainable through the Guru’s guidance.”

(Jin Kia Tin Dekhia, Jag Dhandrhai Laya)

ਜਿਨਿ ਕੀਆ ਤਿਨਿ ਦੇਖਿਆ ਜਗੁ ਧੰਧੜੈ ਲਾਇਆ ॥ ਦਾਨਿ ਤੇਰੈ ਘਟਿ ਚਾਨਣਾ ਤਨਿ ਚੰਦੁ ਦੀਪਾਇਆ ॥
ਚੰਦੋ ਦੀਪਾਇਆ ਦਾਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਕੈ ਦੁਖੁ ਅੰਧੇਰਾ ਉਠਿ ਗਇਆ ॥ ਗੁਣ ਜੰਞ ਲਾੜੇ ਨਾਲਿ ਸੋਹੈ ਪਰਖਿ ਮੋਹਣੀਐ ਲਇਆ ॥
ਵੀਵਾਹੁ ਹੋਆ ਸੋਭ ਸੇਤੀ ਪੰਚ ਸਬਦੀ ਆਇਆ ॥ ਜਿਨਿ ਕੀਆ ਤਿਨਿ ਦੇਖਿਆ ਜਗੁ ਧੰਧੜੈ ਲਾਇਆ ॥੧॥

 
O Man! The Lord, who has created this universe, maintains and looks after its sustenance as well( and then enables everyone to carry out certain chores or functions in the world. The Lord has also enlightened your mind with the gift of light within your heart through His might and Grace as if the moon had shone within Your body.

Whosoever had accepted the might and greatness of the Lord in lighting this candle of knowledge within, got the darkness of ignorance along with its sufferings dispelled from his person. Even the collection of virtues would appear nice when the possessor of such qualities, the True Master, is accompanying us.

The Guru’s Sikhs (disciples) have attained realisation of the Lord spouse by carrying out trials and proper search, like the wedded woman, confirming the presence of her spouse. Thus such persons finally get wedded to the Lord-Spouse and merged with Him. The Lord, who has created this universe, also maintains it and enables a11 the beings to perform their respective functions in life. (1)

ਹਉ ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਸਾਜਨਾ ਮੀਤਾ ਅਵਰੀਤਾ ॥ ਇਹੁ ਤਨੁ ਜਿਨ ਸਿਉ ਗਾਡਿਆ ਮਨੁ ਲੀਅੜਾ ਦੀਤਾ ॥
ਲੀਆ ਤ ਦੀਆ ਮਾਨੁ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਸਿਉ ਸੇ ਸਜਨ ਕਿਉ ਵੀਸਰਹਿ ॥ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਦਿਸਿ ਆਇਆ ਹੋਹਿ ਰਲੀਆ ਜੀਅ ਸੇਤੀ ਗਹਿ ਰਹਹਿ ॥
ਸਗਲ ਗੁਣ ਅਵਗਣੁ ਨ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਹਿ ਨੀਤਾ ਨੀਤਾ ॥ ਹਉ ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਸਾਜਨਾ ਮੀਤਾ ਅਵਰੀਤਾ ॥੨॥

I would offer myself as a sacrifice to such saints who follow different paths and customs than normal persons, so we have developed attachment for such persons whom we have surrendered our body and mind to attain True Name in lieu.

How could we forget such friendly saints, who have given us so much respect and love? We should keep such saints within our reach and inculcate love for them in our hearts, whose very sight has given us so much joy and bliss.

There are all the virtues in such saints, without having any vices, which go on increasing day by day and I would offer myself as a sacrifice to those saints, who behave differently from the world. (2)

ਗੁਣਾ ਕਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਵਾਸੁਲਾ ਕਢਿ ਵਾਸੁ ਲਈਜੈ ॥ ਜੇ ਗੁਣ ਹੋਵਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਸਾਜਨਾ ਮਿਲਿ ਸਾਝ ਕਰੀਜੈ ॥
ਸਾਝ ਕਰੀਜੈ ਗੁਣਹ ਕੇਰੀ ਛੋਡਿ ਅਵਗਣ ਚਲੀਐ ॥ ਪਹਿਰੇ ਪਟੰਬਰ ਕਰਿ ਅਡੰਬਰ ਆਪਣਾ ਪਿੜੁ ਮਲੀਐ ॥
ਜਿਥੈ ਜਾਇ ਬਹੀਐ ਭਲਾ ਕਹੀਐ ਝੋਲਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਪੀਜੈ ॥ ਗੁਣਾ ਕਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਵਾਸੁਲਾ ਕਢਿ ਵਾਸੁ ਲਈਜੈ ॥੩॥

(Guru Nanak Ji’s Sayings about Qualities of Guru Minded Person) If the Guru-minded person inculcates the Lord’s love in his heart, we should take the fragrance of his virtues and develop the friendship with such a person sharing his good qualities.

Thus we could follow the right path of Lord’s truthfulness by getting rid of our vices and manage to attain self-realisation by developing noble qualities (of the pure silk) and wearing the apparel of costly silk, thus gaining an honourable position in the Lord’s Presence.

(Guru Nanak Ji’s Sayings about Nectar of Naam) Thus we could drink the nectar of True Name enjoying spiritual bliss and develop such qualities of speech that wherever we go, we speak sweet and meaningful (words) language; thus taking the fragrance of virtuous deeds by ridding ourselves of worldly desires in the company of holy saints.

ਆਪਿ ਕਰੇ ਕਿਸੁ ਆਖੀਐ ਹੋਰੁ ਕਰੇ ਨ ਕੋਈ ॥ ਆਖਣ ਤਾ ਕਉ ਜਾਈਐ ਜੇ ਭੂਲੜਾ ਹੋਈ ॥
ਜੇ ਹੋਇ ਭੂਲਾ ਜਾਇ ਕਹੀਐ ਆਪਿ ਕਰਤਾ ਕਿਉ ਭੁਲੈ ॥ ਸੁਣੇ ਦੇਖੇ ਬਾਝੁ ਕਹਿਐ ਦਾਨੁ ਅਣਮੰਗਿਆ ਦਿਵੈ ॥
ਦਾਨੁ ਦੇਇ ਦਾਤਾ ਜਗਿ ਬਿਧਾਤਾ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਸਚੁ ਸੋਈ ॥ ਆਪਿ ਕਰੇ ਕਿਸੁ ਆਖੀਐ ਹੋਰੁ ਕਰੇ ਨ ਕੋਈ ॥੪॥੧॥੪॥ {ਪੰਨਾ 765-766}

(Guru Nanak Ji’s Sayings about Perfect Lord) But how could we blame anyone else for our failures when the Lord controls everything Himself? How do we address anyone else for any wrongs done, as there is no other power capable of taking all these decisions? If someone were forgetful and had made some mistakes, while performing certain actions, then even we may contact him for his explanation.

(Guru Nanak Ji’s Sayings about Blaming Lord) How could the Lord Himself make any mistakes when He has created this universe? If someone makes mistakes then even we may approach Him for His clarification. The Lord provides us with all – the worldly pleasures and joy of life without our askance, as He knows everything without even seeing hearing or saying and blesses us with (all types of) blissful life.

(Guru Nanak Ji’s Sayings about Perfection of Lord) O Nanak! The Lord is an embodiment of Truth, who bestows on all His benediction and decides the fruit of our actions by considering all details. How all could we approach anyone else for any help as the Lord is, all in all, Himself and there is none else worth approaching, as none else has the power? The Lord is omnipotent and omniscient.(4-l-4)

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