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Poorab Likhia Kamavna | Company of the Guru-Minded Persons

Guru Amardas Ji

Poorab Likhia Kamavna | Company of the Guru-Minded Persons

Poorab Likhia Kamavna Je Kartai Aap Likhias, Moh Thagauli Paaeian Visreaa Guntaas

‘Poorab Likhia Kamavna’ is sloka from the sacred baani of Sri Guru Amar Das ji present at Ang 643 of Sahib Sri Guru Granth Ji in Raga Sorath. Guru Ram Das Ji has explained the company of Guru Minded Persons in these shlokas and pouri.

Poorab Likhia Kamavna
Guru Amar Das Ji
ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮਃ ੩ ॥
ਪੂਰਬਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਕਮਾਵਣਾ ਜਿ ਕਰਤੈ ਆਪਿ ਲਿਖਿਆਸੁ ॥
ਮੋਹ ਠਗਉਲੀ ਪਾਈਅਨੁ ਵਿਸਰਿਆ ਗੁਣਤਾਸੁ ॥
(Poorab Likhia Kamavna..)
O, Brother ! The person, who is fortunate enough from the beginning, being pre-destined by the Lord’s Will, gets united with the Lord and recites His Name. It is only when this human being forsakes the True Name of the Lord, the treasure of all virtues, that he gets engrossed in the love of the worldly falsehood (Maya), like the deceitful (drug) plant.


ਮਤੁ ਜਾਣਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਵਦਾ ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ਮੁਇਆਸੁ ॥
ਜਿਨੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਚੇਤਿਓ ਸੇ ਬਹਣਿ ਨ ਮਿਲਨੀ ਪਾਸਿ ॥
Infact, such a person should not be considered as alive (living an active life) as he suffered his spiritual death due to his dual-mindedness. Such persons, who have not recited True Name in the company of the Guru-minded persons, are not provided a chance to join the company of the Lord’s presence, (to sit in His presence).

ਦੁਖੁ ਲਾਗਾ ਬਹੁ ਅਤਿ ਘਣਾ ਪੁਤੁ ਕਲਤੁ ਨ ਸਾਥਿ ਕੋਈ ਜਾਸਿ ॥
ਲੋਕਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਮੁਹੁ ਕਾਲਾ ਹੋਆ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਉਭੇ ਸਾਸ ॥
ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਨੋ ਕੋ ਨ ਵਿਸਹੀ ਚੁਕਿ ਗਇਆ ਵੇਸਾਸੁ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਾ ਨੋ ਸੁਖੁ ਅਗਲਾ ਜਿਨਾ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ॥੧॥
At the time of death such (faithless) persons undergo lot of sufferings as the son and wife (or other near and dear ones) do not accompany him (to the next world). Such a person heaves sighs of helplessness and misery and gets disgraced in the world also (gets his face blackened). No one has any faith in such self- willed (faithless) persons as they have lost all confidence in him. O Nanak! The Guru-minded persons, however, enjoy the eternal bliss and joy, by reciting and inculcating the love of True Name in their hearts. (1)

ਮਃ ੩ ॥ ਸੇ ਸੈਣ ਸੇ ਸਜਣਾ ਜਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਿਲਹਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ॥
ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਭਾਣਾ ਅਨਦਿਨੁ ਕਰਹਿ ਸੇ ਸਚਿ ਰਹੇ ਸਮਾਇ ॥
M-3 : The persons, who serve the Lord and recite True Name in the company of the Guru-minded persons in the state are our true friends and real companions, as they are always (day and night) carrying out the ordains of the Guru as per His Will, and are immersed in the Lord’s True Name.

ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ਲਗੇ ਸਜਣ ਨ ਆਖੀਅਹਿ ਜਿ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ਕਰਹਿ ਵੇਕਾਰ ॥
ਮਨਮੁਖ ਆਪ ਸੁਆਰਥੀ ਕਾਰਜੁ ਨ ਸਕਹਿ ਸਵਾਰਿ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਪੂਰਬਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਕਮਾਵਣਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਮੇਟਣਹਾਰੁ ॥੨॥
However, the faithless persons, who are engrossed in their egoism due to dual-mindedness, cannot’ be considered as our true friends. Infact, the faithless person are so selfish that they cannot help anyone else in their need. O Nanak! We function as pre-destined by the Lord’s Will and according to our fortune (luck) and no one has any power to alter our fate. (2)

ਪਉੜੀ ॥ ਤੁਧੁ ਆਪੇ ਜਗਤੁ ਉਪਾਇ ਕੈ ਆਪਿ ਖੇਲੁ ਰਚਾਇਆ ॥
ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ਆਪਿ ਸਿਰਜਿਆ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹੁ ਵਧਾਇਆ ॥
Pouri : O Lord! You have created this universe Yourself and have enacted this wonderful worldly drama. You have Yourself only created the three-pronged (Maya) worldly falsehood (based on three things- lust for power, greed or jealousy and Partial Peace ) and have engrossed the whole world in the love of this Maya.

ਵਿਚਿ ਹਉਮੈ ਲੇਖਾ ਮੰਗੀਐ ਫਿਰਿ ਆਵੈ ਜਾਇਆ ॥
ਜਿਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਆਪਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਸੇ ਗੁਰਿ ਸਮਝਾਇਆ ॥
ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਆਪਣੇ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਘੁਮਾਇਆ ॥੩॥
The persons, who lead a life under the influence of their egoistic tendencies, have to account for their actions before the Lord (through the god of justice) and are subjected to the torture of the cycle of births and deaths. But the persons, who are blessed with His Grace (Lord’s Grace) and benevolence are enabled to realise the secrets of Nature and the Truth. I would offer myself as a sacrifice to the Guru, and surrender myself completely to Him. (3)

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