Monday, 2 November 2009

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Birthday

On this day, more than any day is remembered for the Sikhs. Our first guru, our first teacher came to this planet to help us and guide us through this Kalyug, dark era, that we are in. Guru ji enlightened people not because he performed miracles and gave them what they wanted but because he spoke TRUTH!!

This Shabad is by Bhai Gurdaas Ji in Vaars Bhai Gurdaas on Pannaa 1

iPir bwbw igAw bgdwd no bwhr jwie kIAw AsQwnw]
fir baabaa giaa bagadhaadh no baahar jaae keeaa asathhaanaa||
From Mecca Baba went to Baghdad and stayed outside the city.

iek bwbw Akwl rUpu dUjw rbwbI mrdwnw]
eik baabaa akaal roop dhoojaa rabaabee maradhaanaa||
Firstly, Baba himself was in the form of Timeless and secondly, he had his companion Mardana, the rebeck player.

idqI bWig invwij kir suMn smwin hoAw jhwnw]
dhithee baa(n)g nivaaj kar su(n)n samaan hoaa jehaanaa||
For Naamaz (in his own style), Baba gave call, listening to which the whole world went into absolute silence.

suMn muMin ngrI BeI dyiK Pir BieAw hYrwnw]
su(n)n mu(n)n nagaree bhee dhaekh far bhaeiaa hairaanaa||
The whole city became quiet and Lo! to behold it, the Pir (of the town) also got wonderstruck.

vyKY iDAwn lgwie kir ieku PkIru vfw msqwnw]
vaekhai dhhiaan lagaae kar eik fakeer vaddaa masathaanaa||
Observing minutely he found (in the form of Baba Nanak) an exhilarated Faqir.

puiCAw iPrkY dsqgIr kaun PkIru ikskw GirAwnw]
pushhiaa firakai dhasathageer koun fakeer kisakaa ghariaanaa||
Pir Dastegir asked him, which category of Faqir you belong to and what is your parentage.

nwnk kil ivic AwieAw rbu PkIru ieko pihcwnw]
naanak kal vich aaeiaa rab fakeer eiko pehichaanaa||
(Mardana told) He is Nanak, who has come into Kalyug, and, he recognises God and His Faqirs as one.

Drq Akws chU ids jwnw ]35]
dhharath akaas chehoo dhis jaanaa ||35||
He is known in all the directions besides Earth and Sky.(35)
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