Friday, January 26, 2007

Akhand kirtan from 8 sources!!!

After nice response of this small program for streamming live kirtan from golden temple Daas made an update to this program. Now it has support for a total of 8 sources. (Including golden temple kirtan - live) The sources are as follows:

1) Golden Temple (Always on - live)
2) All Gurbani Styles
3) Western Gurbani Style
4) Classical Raag
5) Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib
6) Sukh Sagar
7) Hacienda De Guru Ram Das
8) Gurudwara Saheb Fremont

Here is the third update: Now this application can save / record live kirtan from golden temple :D

Here is the link to download the same

Hope u like even this small seva from daas.

Any further suggestions OR any problems, always welcome

Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ke fateh jio.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

AJAPA JAAP - continuos repetition of Naam/ Waheguru

Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ke fateh.

I got this info frm 1 of my sweet sis (Tajinder Kaur). I'd love to share it with u all. ENJOYYYYYYYY ....

In terms of a AJAPA JAAP is the spiritual condition of a person when the Simran goes on an auto pilot mode in your Surat and then in Hirdey and so on as explained below. It means that Simran becomes a round the clock thing inside you, Simran doesn't stop at any moment, it carries on and such a condition comes with Gurkirpa and after a lot of Bhagti Kamai or can also be attained with the Kirpa of a Puran Braham Gyani. The normal sequence is as follows:

1. Jaap with Tounge – Rasna – this happens in Dharam Khand

2. Jaap with the breathing – with Swaas – this happens in Gyan Khand and Saram Khand

3. Then Naam goes into your mind – Surat, in your thinking, then it becomes Simran from Jaap – this is a very good stage – this happens in Saram Khand and Karam Khand – some people go into Smadhi at this stage.

4. The next stage is when Simran goes into Hirdey – this one is even much higher stage when Naam goes into Hirdey – this is where it goes on an automatic mode, this is where the real bhagti starts, one goes into Smadhi and Sun Smadhi– Karam Khand - this is when you go into Smadhi and the real bhagti starts, your bhagti account is opened in the Dargah.

5. The next stage is when Simran travels to the Nabhi, when Nabhi Kamal blossoms – Karam Khand

6. The next Stage is when Simran goes into Kundlini – Mooladhaar Chakkar and spine – Karam Khand

7. The next stage is when Simran travels through the spine to the brain, and back to Surat where it completes the cycle. This is what the real Mala of Naam is. When this happens then the Gyan Netter and Dassam Duaar opens and you form a permanent connection with Akal Purakh, you start to get divine knowledge – Braham Gyan. This happens in Sach Khand. Enjoyment – Anand in Smadhi and Sun Smadhi is beyond description. That is why the Maha Purakhs go into very deep meditation some time for days together. You experience a lot of things during your Smadhi and Sun Smadhi, see a lot of things, meet a lot of Sants, Gurus, see Param Jyot, conversation with the Sants and Akal Purakh and what not, it is beyond description what happens and through what you go when you go into deep meditation. This is the stage when all the doors – Bajjar Kapaat are opened and there is a continuous flow of Amrit, body is always full of Amrit.

8. The Simran in Smadhi and Sun Smadhi continues until NIRGUN AND SARGUN becomes one, at this point Simran goes into rom-rom – every bit of your body does Naam Simran, your Suksham Dehi becomes as pure as gold, your entire body is filled with Naam Amrit all the time. You become Braham Leen, and reach Atal Awastha. These stages are beyond description. Sat Chit Anand Ghar Hamare – Gurmukh Rom Rom Har Dhyae – Nirgun Sargun Nirankaar Sun Smadhi Aap, Apan Kia Nanka Apan Hi Fir Jaap and so on. One lives in Puran Parkash all the time and listens to Ilahi Kirtan – Anhad Naad Dhunis all the time. It is just incredible experience. This is when one becomes Sat Ram Dass and is directed by the Almighty to serve the Sangat. And this is what your target should be when you have been prompted to move on the Bhagti Marg.

Following is the benefit sequence:

Jaap with Rasna 1000 times = Jaap in Swaas one time

Jaap in Swaas 1000 times = Simran in Surat one time

Simran in Surat 1000 times = Simran in Hirdey or elsewhere one time

So Simran in Hirdey and beyond is the most rewarding one. Again some people might think we are getting into counting the benefit, and it is correct to say that we should not indulge in counting, but it is just a way to make the Sangat understand that which way and where Simran will bring what kind of rewards.

The 1000 numbers signify that the rewards of Simran in Hirdey are much higher than doing Jaap with Rasna. If you do Jaap with Rasna your Rasna will become pavitter - pious, by doing jaap in along breathing - swass your swass will become pious - pavitter, by doing Simran in mind-Surat-Chit- mind will become pious - pavitter, and that is what you need to do to make your mind pious - pavitter, that is how you will have control on your mind - MAN JEETE JAG JEET - MAN TU JYOT SAROOP HAI and you will be able to rise above Panj Doots - KAAM, KRODH, LOBH, MOH, AHANKAAR AND ALSO ASA, TRISHNA, MANSHA, NINDYA, CHUGLI, BAKHILI, RAJ, JOBAN, DHAN, MAAL, ROOP, RAS, GANDH, THESE THUGS – MENTAL SICKNESSES.

And when Simran goes in to Hirdey - and Simran will go to Hirdey by itself with Gurkirpa only, and so in Chit, Hirdey will become pavitter - pious and a pious Hirdey will become Mahaparupkari and Dana Dina, NIRBHAO, NIRVAIR and so on, it will start to absorb all the vital qualities of Akal Purakh and will become a Puran Sant Hirda, and will achieve JIVAN MUKTI - PARAM PADVI-BRAHAM GYAN.

The true definition of a Sant is not by wearing a chola – outside dress and outside rituals, it is the Hirda that becomes Puran Sachyara – completely truthful and that - HIRDA IS SANT and when the Naam Rattan goes into Hirdey - jad naam rattn Hirdey vich jad da hai taan Braham Gyan di neev rakhi jandi hai ji, so please try to understand it and put it into your daily lives to get Naam Rattan planted in your Hirdey - then naam goes to Nabhi and spine and so on, and again it happens by itself and with Gurkirpa and not by our own efforts, it will happen only under Hukam.

Again higher state of AMRIT IS NAAM AMRIT and - PRABH KA SIMRAN SABH TE UNCHA - HAR SIMRAN ME AAP NIRANKAARA - KINKA EK JIS JEE BASAVE TAKI MAHIMA GANI NAA AAWE - HAR KE NAAM SAMSR KICHU NAAHIN - TUDH BAAJH KUDO KOOD - EH DHAN SANCHO HOWO BHAGWANT, so please try to make your life cleaner, rise above Panj Doots, kill your desires and don't indulge in Nindya, rise above all the doubts – Dubidha – Dharam De Bharam – follow the Braham Gyan of Gurbani in your daily lives, become a Puran Sachyara – completely truthful person, serve the truth and achieve your goal of Jivan Mukti.

As you continue on this path, and as you make more and more progress by following and living according to Gurbani, and Simran is the most important ingradient over here, and you become more and more Sachyara, your Atmik Awastha will keep on moving upwards through the Five Khands.In Sach Khand you reach Chad Di Kala - this is a very high stage of spirituality, it is the completeness stage, it comes only after reaching the Atal Awastha, means when the soul is always in the Nirlep Awastha, means can’t be distracted or deviated due to any happening around you, doesn’t bring any doubts and bharams in side you concerning the Gur, Guru and Gurbani, it is the highest stage of bandgi, it is the Puran Braham Gyan Stage, Param Padvi Stage, the Sach Khand Stage, when nothing can break you up from the Gur, Guru and Gurbani, when you have completely won over the maya. The soul becomes a single vision, no worldly sukh or dukh can effect it, no animosity with anybody, no effect of ustat or nindya, always absorbed in Almighty, always doing good to others, no harming or hurting of anybody, win over panj doots, desires and maya. This state of Chad Di Kala comes through Naam. In Gurbani this is what the Satguru’s prayed to God if it is in God’s Will, that Naam Chad di kala be given to EVERYONE IN THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THEIR UPLIFMENT. ‘Nanak Naam Chad di kala. Teray Bhanay Sarbatt Da Bhalla.” When you are this state you also help others to reach it too. That is a SANT reason for being in this world.

Blissful Union - Anand Karaj

Waheguru Ji ka khalsa Waheguru Ji ke fateh

I have been waiting for this post due to many factors, a bit busy & didn’t got some vital & joining elements, now its complete I guess, so let me unveil what our 4th master - Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Ram Daas ji wanted to convey by penning the ANAND KARAJ - the blissful union. What was that secret of life he successfully cracked & packaged it beautifully it in the form of this wedding song, the 4 laavas; is tried to be revealed in this article.

Please Note: In this article, some comparisons are made between different religions & that was vital to understand the Anand Karaj, its significance & its meaning. So, it’s a humble request in your feet to not make it as a source of conflicts.

First of all, you all have to realize what a marriage is. Marriage is not an easy path. Marriage is a life. Marriage is not a ceremony, marriage is God.

Marriage has not been understood by the Western world at all. It was understood by the Eastern world but it is forgotten here too. So at this time, the institution of marriage is in total limbo. People do not know what to do with it; people do not know what to do without it. So what we have found out via the media is that marriage then divorce and divorce then marriage is a continuous process.

But actually if we all understand what marriage is, then perhaps we can do better. Marriage is an institution of willingness, in which two identities want to amalgamate. It’s an amalgamation of two egos to bring out a neutral new personality. So, is that all ??? Well, keep reading ... :)

What is the advantage of it and what is the disadvantage of it ? When this amalgamation happens then divine power in the psyche starts to function. Without that, people are individuals and they will only yell and scream at each other and goodness will never come in that home. It is a granted fact.

Marriage brings happiness. It’s an amalgamation of two psyches. And when these two psyches are amalgamated, neither one is an individual. There is no question of he and she. That’s it. There is no loss, there is no gain and there is no bank account.

“This is what my husband said” does not exist. “I will ask my wife” does not exist. If there is no confidence that the husband can speak on behalf of his wife and the wife can speak on behalf of her husband, they have not yet married. If this is the commitment, that the husband cannot commit on behalf on his wife and the wife cannot commit on behalf of her husband, they do not know what commitment is.

To make an alloy, you take two elements and put them together. The alloy cannot be separated. You can boil it, you can form the alloy into a liquid, you can totally burn it, but once it becomes an alloy, it will totally keep its own quality, own quantity, own weight, own molecules, own electrons, protons and neutrons, and own combination. Whatever made brass doesn’t matter. Brass has its own faculty, own quality, own weight and own property.

And that is what love is, that is what marriage is, that is what life is, that is what good luck is. There are no two opinions about it; when a male and a female merge together. That’s why we do it before God. That’s why we do it before Guru.

The practical reality is that marriage is the most misunderstood institution ever created by man

(Above was the post in my blog added a month ago, so I thought to stress this path more)

When a couple (2 humans of opposite sexes) falls madly in love, its like the shooting star ... it resembles the incomparable beauty, blazing white flash, flying over the night sky with tremendous speed, everything is slow before them; but in the end, "zaap" ... all ends & only dust remains. No wonder this seems priceless for the moment, but now u know, its short lived. When you as a bride soul falls madly in love with the divine 1 lord, its like the blazing sun ... some times this love is experienced more (Probably when we are "UP" in some part of life), some times the same love seems comparatively less (experienced in the "PITFALLS" in life). This is synonymous with the Day & night due to rotation of earth around the sun, so we need some 1 to fill that gap ... someone to make us feel the same lovely experience even in the pitfalls.

For this article only, I have conducted a survey at some places (like orkut, yahoo, msn, etc). The Q of that survey was just 1 & was simple. "Q. What qualities do u need / expect from your future spouse?" The response was overwhelming, but not satisfactory. Everyone gave the same kind of response. Males wanted their future wife to be beautiful, rich, understand his emotions, be with him in different phases of life, should be able to cook nice/ tasty meals, etc. As for females, they too had the similar & the obviously expected response - should be tall, dark, handsome, rich, loyal to her, will be together in the good & bad times of her life, makes weekend holidays breakfast, etc. So as you see, no 1 understands what to ask for making the vital decision of life. If these are the things wanted, some can also be fulfilled by "prostitutes" (As said by my guru jee) ... willing to marry them???

Not that none of the responses were up to my expectations, there were some nice once too; as they wanted their future spouse to do naam simran, get up early for prayers & inspire me too do the same, etc. (In short, remember lord with true heart by any means)

That was some of the beautiful reply I got ... but still, I wasn’t satisfied completely with that too. Once I was enjoying kirtan from Darbar Saheb jee, this is the shabad that first fell in my ears ==>

Bandhan te chhutkaave, prabhu milaave, har har naam sunaave

(Is there anyone who can release me from my bondage, unite me with God, recite the Name of the Lord, Har, Har,)

asthir kareh nehchal eh manua bahur na kathu dhaave

(and make this mind steady and stable, so that it no longer wanders around?)

hai kou aiso hamraa meet

(Do I have any such friend?)

sagal samagri jeeo heeo deu arpo apno cheet

(I would give him all my property, my soul and my heart; I would devote my consciousness to her / him)

Needless to say, I had tears in my eyes. Its the perfect thing one can ask for.

But, nothing is asked except for that (Mentioned above) which is surely vital for a happy married life??? We did ... where? :) Well, some one asks for diamond ring, some 1 for gold chain, etc; but the one who owns the jewellery shop has all. Similarly, people asks for beauty, money, faithfulness, etc ... but one who asks for the 1 almighty lord gets all ... gets even that which he / she never thought off.

We got this human life after 8.4 million re-incarnations ... rare are those who knows how priceless it is & makes full use of it ... redeems it to meet the 1 lord. (Gobind milan ke ehe teri baariya - this is the time to meet the lord of the universe) & its wasted for a mere shell by many. (Heeray jaisa janam hai, kaudey badley jaaye - This human life is priceless, precious than even the most costly diamond but is exchanged for a mere worthless shell).

This was what the general sense of marriage is (With respect to the divine). But then, what were the extra things Guru Raam Das Ji wanted to convey? Which mystery, which understanding did he provided? Its all there in the Laavan (It’s the 4 verses / lines of shabad which is recited in sikh marriages)

Normally, seeing the translation of the same, there is no such thing as promises made before lord (Which normally happens in other religious marriages like Hindus, christens, etc). So, let’s put some light on those marriages :)

In hindus, there are 8 types of marriages, depending on the cast system (Upper & lower casts)

* Brahma marriage

* Daiva Marriage

* Arsha Marriage

* Prajapatya Marriage

* Gandharva Marriage

* Asura Marriage

* Rakshasa Marriage

* Paishacha Marriage

(Its details can be found here)

Normally, there are 7 rounds in the "hindu wedding ceromony", which are:

1. With the first step, the couple invokes the gods for plenty of pure and nourishing food.

2. With the second step, the couple prays to the Gods to give them the mental, physical and spiritual strength to lead a healthy life.

3. The third step is for preserving wealth and prosperity in life.

4. With the fourth step, the bride and groom invoke the gods for attainment of happiness and harmony by mutual love and trust in all walks of life.

5. With the fifth step, they pray for the welfare of all living beings in the Universe and pray for virtuous, noble and heroic children.

6. With the sixth step, they ask the gods to give them a long, joyous life and togetherness forever.

7. With the seventh, and last, step, the couple prays for understanding, companionship, loyalty and unity.

So basically, they cover all the things vital to be present in the life of a married couple. Nothing more. Also, there prevails a concept of being together for 7 janams (7 re-incarinations). Well, ask me, I'd never want to enter into the fire of womb again, then why they ? And that too for 7 times ? Ok, if you are so madily in love, then why just 7 janams ? Anyways, it dosent satisfy me more than just worldly desires.

In muslims, there is a law of marying as many wifes (Or some limited number, i guess), muslim women does not have equal rights as per men are given, needless to say anything more.

In catholics, the couple enters the church ... The priest says some holy lines from the bible & the couple takes some promices in front of the priest (That simply includes the couple about leading the life being faithful, will share its income, will always help in both sorrows, joys, etc)

Other religions too have the similar thing (Not about the rituals, but about the signifances of it)

Now, this is what & how our sikh gurujis have cracked this secret of life with the perception of ANAND KARAJ (Blissful Union)

There are different ways where the relation between a human & the 1 lord can be described. Of them, the most beautiful one is the relation between a husband & a wife. In GURU GRANTH SAHEB JI (The holy book of the sikhs), all humans (Irrespective of whether they are male or female) are synonymous to the bride - "The Soul Bride". Thus we all humans are brides & are waiting to get married to the 1 lord ... our husband lord. This is the main aim of life. This is why we came to this world as humans, to meet the husband lord & be always with him. That union with the 1 lord is now synonymous with our marriage. We seek our completion through a partner. But as an individual, are we lacking something??? No, not at all; but when 2 souls merge, the individual identity is lost & we become 1, by merging. 

Its vital to understand what Guru ji wanted us to understand ... In one place, Guru jee mentioned: 

"Kood meeya kood beebee khap hoyee khaar"

(False is the husband & false is the wife since they waste their life in emotional love with each other & do not understand the essence of being - SUHAGAN) 

Whereas in other place Guru jee also said: 

"dhan pir ehey na aakheean behan eikathae hoe" 

(They are not said to be husband & wife, who merely sit together) 

"Ek joth, doyee mooratee dhan pir kahiyea sooyee"

(They alone are called husband & wife, who has 1 soul dwelling in 2 different bodies). 

Now, what this '1 soul in 2 bodies ...' literally means ? it dosent mean what it sounds to mean, but it means that they both realise that both of their souls are the same since it came from the same source (AkalPurakh) & in the end gonna merge there itself. So the only thing requied is to realise this fact, understand it & make each other experience the same. Ahhh, just imagine, how beautiful their relation would be ... :)

Having said this, it clears many Q's arising in ones mind about the concept of marriage in sikkhi. Like, 

> There is no need at all for both the (future) husband & wifes to be at the same spiritual level, infact this is one way where one of the couple helps other to progress spiritually & thus both gets more close to each other & to Guru jee.

> 'Physical Age' of theirs dosen't matter. This may take another full article on age, but for now, just be reminded that Guru harkrishan saheb jee, was made the Guru at the tender age of 5.5 yrs. Thus, in sikkhi, husband OR wife either can have relavent age difference, what matters is ... how close they are - 'Spiritually' to each other & to Guru jee.

Going further, in GURU GRANTH SAHEB JI, this relation is penned around 641 times. The general concept of the same is that ==> The soul bride (we humans) is ignorant. It wanders here & there & falls in love of duality, the love for worldly entanglements. Those comforts seem so sweet to her that it forgets why it she here for & in the end regrets & repents. The real fortunate brides do not fall in trap to these "sweet looking evils". She knows the real truth, loves & waits for her husband lord. That love is true, pure & non-conditional. In the end, she meets & forever unites with him.

Following are some of the quotes from GURU GRANTH SAHEB JI with respect to this relation:

* blessed is that fortunate bride, who is in love with her Husband Lord.

* The self-willed manmukh performs religious rituals, like the unwanted bride decorating her body.Her Husband Lord does not come to her bed; day after day, she grows more and more miserable. She does not attain the Mansion of His Presence; she does not find the door to His House.

* The soul-bride in love with duality goes around the wheel of reincarnation, through 8.4 million incarnations.

* Listen, listen, O soul-bride: you are overtaken by sexual desire-why do you walk like that, swinging your arms in joy? You do not recognize your own Husband Lord! When you go to Him, what face will you show Him? I touch the feet of my sister soul-brides who have known their Husband Lord.

* The happy soul-brides are attuned to the Shabad (Divine music); their egotism is eliminated from within.

* There is only the One Beloved - we are all soul-brides of our Husband Lord. She who is pleasing to her Husband Lord is good.

* Blessed, blessed are the happy soul-brides, O my friend, who are blended with their Husband Lord.

* The virtuous soul-brides dwell on the Lord's virtues; they keep their Husband Lord in their remembrance, and so they never suffer separation from Him.

* The Lord rejects the impure soul-brides. Their life-night passes in misery.

* Nanak, they are the pure soul-brides, who merge in the True Guru.

The following are 2 paragraphs is taken from one of my sister blog. Its her perception of ANAND KARAJ. (I intentionally added this to give u the taste of one same thing with different frequencies)

In four simple stanzas, Guru Ram Das outlines the consciousness we need in order to be ready to marry. Or perhaps - more profoundly - to be able to give, receive and merge into Love. And that consciousness has nothing to do with being young and sexually desireable, or being successful and clever, or being rich and famous. The consciousness to give, receive and merge into Love has to do with stability of spirit, with surrender to the Guru's teachings, and with a profound peace in knowing that the time of these events are written for us before we're even born. There's a Hand guiding our lives - and that Hand - when we let it guide us - will guide us to merge into Love. When the time is right.

For me, passages like these Engagement Shabads work on two levels at the same time. They describe the relationship between the soul and the Divine. But they also describe the relationship between a man and a woman. Because when the relationship between a man and a woman is right, it mirrors the relationship between the soul and the One. That's why we look for completion through a partner, in my humble view of it. Not that we lack anything inside of ourselves. We don't. But somewhere inside there's a spiritual knowing that when two become one - both loose an individual identity - but gain something far greater than either could have on their own - in return.

The Laavan shabad - Decoded

Finally the Laavan shabad is here ... the 4 verses who’s significance was explained previously. The fourth Guru, Guru Ramdas, originally composed Laavan, the wedding song, to celebrate a holy union between the human soul (Atma) and God (Parmatma). The Guru wishes that our married life should also be moulded on the ideal laid down for our union with the Parmatma. It consists of the 4 verses & it explains the four stages of love and married life (With both, your spouse & your husband lord)

(I’d really wanted to decode this Laavan shabad from my own consciousness & understanding but an un-avoidable event have recently occurred in my small life due to which its not possible. But, I will surely decode the same ... at least before getting married J. This version of laavan shabad is taken from one of the various gurbani files I have)

First laav – Read in the first round of marriage ceremony

har pahilarhee laav parvirtee karam drirh-aa-i-aa bal raam jee-o.

In the first round of the marriage ceremony, the Lord sets out His Instructions for performing the daily duties of married life.

banee barahmaa vayd Dharam darirhHu paap tajaa-i-aa bal raam jee-o.

Instead of the hymns of the Vedas to Brahma, embrace the righteous conduct of Dharma, and renounce sinful actions.

Dharam darirhHu har naam Dhi-aavahu simrit naam drirh-aa-i-aa.

Meditate on the Lord's Name; embrace and enshrine the contemplative remembrance of the Naam.

satgur gur pooraa aaraaDhahu sabh kilvikh paap gavaa-i-aa.

Worship and adore the Guru, the Perfect True Guru, and all your sins shall be dispelled.

sahj anand ho-aa vadbhaagee man har har meethaa laa-i-aa.

By great good fortune, celestial bliss is attained, and the Lord, Har, Har, seems sweet to the mind.

jan kahai naanak laav pahilee aarambh kaaj rachaa-i-aa. ||1||

Servant Nanak proclaims that, in this, the first round of the marriage ceremony, the marriage ceremony has begun. ||1||

Second laav – Read in the second round of marriage ceremony

har doojrhee laav satgur purakh milaa-i-aa bal raam jee-o.

In the second round of the marriage ceremony, the Lord leads you to meet the True Guru, the Primal Being.

nirbha-o bhai man ho-ay ha-umai mail gavaa-i-aa bal raam jee-o.

With the Fear of God, the Fearless Lord in the mind, the filth of egotism is eradicated.

nirmal bha-o paa-i-aa har gun gaa-i-aa har vaykhai raam hadooray.

In the Fear of God, the Immaculate Lord, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and behold the Lord's Presence before you.

har aatam raam pasaari-aa su-aamee sarab rahi-aa bharpooray.

The Lord, the Supreme Soul, is the Lord and Master of the Universe; He is pervading and permeating everywhere, fully filling all spaces.

antar baahar har parabh ayko mil har jan mangal gaa-ay.

Deep within, and outside as well, there is only the One Lord God. Meeting together, the humble servants of the Lord sing the songs of joy.

jan naanak doojee laav chalaa-ee anhad sabad vajaa-ay. ||2||

Servant Nanak proclaims that, in this, the second round of the marriage ceremony, the unstruck sound current of the Shabad resounds. ||2||

Third laav – Read in the third round of marriage ceremony

har teejrhee laav man chaa-o bha-i-aa bairaagee-aa bal raam jee-o.

In the third round of the marriage ceremony, the mind is filled with Divine Love.

sant janaa har mayl har paa-i-aa vadbhaagee-aa bal raam jee-o.

Meeting with the humble Saints of the Lord, I have found the Lord, by great good fortune.

nirmal har paa-i-aa har gun gaa-i-aa mukh bolee har banee.

I have found the Immaculate Lord, and I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. I speak the Word of the Lord's Bani.

sant janaa vadbhaagee paa-i-aa har kathee-ai akath kahaanee.

By great good fortune, I have found the humble Saints, and I speak the Unspoken Speech of the Lord.

hirdai har har har Dhun upjee har japee-ai mastak bhaa jee-o.

The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, vibrates and resounds within my heart; meditating on the Lord, I have realized the destiny inscribed upon my forehead.

jan naanak bolay teejee laavai har upjai man bairaag jee-o. ||3||

Servant Nanak proclaims that, in this, the third round of the marriage ceremony, the mind is filled with Divine Love for the Lord. ||3||

Fourth laav – Read in the fourth round of marriage ceremony

har cha-utharhee laav man sahj bha-i-aa har paa-i-aa bal raam jee-o.

In the fourth round of the marriage ceremony, my mind has become peaceful; I have found the Lord.

gurmukh mili-aa subhaa-ay har man tan meethaa laa-i-aa bal raam jee-o.

As Gurmukh, I have met Him, with intuitive ease; the Lord seems so sweet to my mind and body.

har meethaa laa-i-aa mayray parabh bhaa-i-aa an-din har liv laa-ee.

The Lord seems so sweet; I am pleasing to my God. Night and day, I lovingly focus my consciousness on the Lord.

man chindi-aa fal paa-i-aa su-aamee har naam vajee vaaDhaa-ee.

I have obtained my Lord and Master, the fruit of my mind's desires. The Lord's Name resounds and resonates.

har parabh thaakur kaaj rachaa-i-aa Dhan hirdai naam vigaasee.

The Lord God, my Lord and Master, blends with His bride, and her heart blossoms forth in the Naam.

jan naanak bolay cha-uthee laavai har paa-i-aa parabh avinaasee. ||4||2||

Servant Nanak proclaims that, in this, the fourth round of the marriage ceremony, we have found the Eternal Lord God. ||4||2||

I Still wish I have enough counts of breaths left to decode the 4 laavas out of my own conscious. May happen soon. I wish you all the best in your future (married) life & may you attain what you are here to obtain !!!

Waheguru Ji ka khalsa Waheguru Ji ke fateh

Lifecycle ... Karma ... What does the Guru Granth Sahib ji Says

By the karma of past actions, the robe of this physical body is obtained. By the grace, the gate of liberation is found.
karamee aavai kaparraa nadharee mokh dhuaar ||
Guru Nanak, Jap, 2
I gaze upon all the created beings: without the karma of good actions, what are they given to receive?
jaethee sirat(h) oupaaee vaekhaa vin karamaa k milai lee ||
Guru Nanak, Jap, 2

So many worlds and lands for working out karma. So very many lessons to be learned!
kaetheeaa karam bhoomee maer kaethae kaethae dhhoo oupadhaes ||
Guru Nanak, Jap, 7

In the realm of karma, the Word is Power.
karam kha(n)dd kee baanee jor ||
Guru Nanak, Jap, 8

Such is the karma of those upon whom the almight casts a glance of grace.
jin ko nadhar karam thin kaar ||
Guru Nanak, Jap, 8

They alone are good, who are judged good at the Lord's Door. Those with bad karma can only sit and weep.
ootham sae dhar ootham keheeahi neech karam behi roe ||1|| rehaao ||
Guru Nanak, Siree Raag, 15

The self-willed manmukhs create karma, and in the court of the lord, they receive their punishment. ||1||
manamukh karam kamaavanae dharageh milai sajaae ||1||
Guru Amar Daas, Siree Raag, 33

Without the Guru, they are not released from their karma, although they speak and listen and preach and explain. ||7||
bin gur karam n shhuttasee kehi sun aakh vakhaan ||7||
Guru Nanak, Siree Raag, 56

According to the Lord's Command, people perform their actions; they wander around, driven by the karma of their past actions.
hukamae karam kamaavanae paeiai kirath firaao ||
Guru Amar Daas, Siree Raag, 66

The body is the field of karma in this age; whatever you plant, you shall harvest.
karam dhharathee sareer jug a(n)thar jo bovai so khaath ||
Guru Arjan, Siree Raag, 78

Those who meet the True Guru are very fortunate and blessed; through perfect karma, He is met. ||3||
jin sathigur miliaa sae vaddabhaagee poorai karam milaavaniaa ||3||
Guru Amar Daas, Raag Maajh, 110

You unite me with Yourself, O True God. Through perfect good karma You are obtained. ||6||

aapae mael laihu prabh saachae poorai karam thoo(n) paavaniaa ||6||
Guru Amar Daas, Raag Maajh, 112

According to their pre-ordained destiny, they act out their karma.a.
poorab likhiaa s karam kamaaeiaa ||
Guru Amar Daas, Raag Maajh, 118

Those who reflect upon the Shabad are beyond karma.
so nihakaramee jo sabadh beechaarae ||
Guru Amar Daas, Raag Maajh, 128

Those who act in ego do not go beyond karma.
houmai karai nihakaramee n hovai ||
Guru Amar Daas, Raag Maajh, 128

Who is subject to karma, and who is beyond karma? Who chants the Name, and inspires others to chant it? ||2||
koun karam koun nihakaramaa koun s kehai kehaaeae jeeo ||2||
Guru Arjan, Raag Maajh 131

The Gurmukh performs actions of good karma, and the Gurmukh is beyond karma. Whatever the Gurmukh does, is done in good faith. ||6||
guramukh karam guramukh nihakaramaa guramukh karae s subhaaeae jeeo ||6||
Guru Arjan, Raag Maajh, 131

As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.
jaehaa beejai so lunai karamaa sa(n)dharraa khaeth ||
Guru Arjan, Raag Maajh, 134

In this way, the filth of lifetimes of karma shall be removed, and egotistical pride shall vanish from your mind.
janam karam mal outharai man thae jaae gumaan ||
Guru Arjan, Raag Maajh, 135

Let good conduct be your Kaabaa, Truth your spiritual guide, and the karma of good deeds your prayer and chant.
karanee kaabaa sach peer kalamaa karam nivaaj ||
Guru Nanak, Raag Maajh, 140

By the karma of good actions, some come to serve the Perfect Guru.
poorae gur kee kaar karam kamaaeeai ||
Guru Nanak, Raag Maajh, 144

Through the perfect karma of good deeds, one meets the Perfect Guru, whose speech is perfect.
karam poorai pooraa guroo pooraa jaa kaa bol ||
Guru Angad, Raag Maajh, 146

Those blessed with the karma of good actions praise the Lord. O Nanak, they make the Guru their spiritual teacher.
karamava(n)thee saalaahiaa naanak kar gur peer ||
Guru Angad, Raag Maajh, 146

The Ambrosial Nectar is distributed, and those with good karma receive this gift.
outhhai a(n)mrith va(n)ddeeai karamee hoe pasaao ||
Guru Angad, Raag Maajh, 146

Watered with the Lord's Love, it remains forever green; through the karma of good deeds and meditation, it ripens.
ras rasiaa hariaa sadhaa pakai karam dhhiaan ||
Guru Nanak, Raag Maajh, 147

O Nanak, how shall I tell them this? Without the karma of good deeds, they are only destroying themselves. ||1||
naanak keheeai kis ha(n)dtan karamaa baaharae ||1||
Guru Nanak, Raag Maajh, 147

Born because of the karma of their past mistakes, they make more mistakes, and fall into mistakes.
khathiahu ja(n)mae khathae karan th khathiaa vich paahi ||
Guru Nanak, Raag Maajh, 149

I do not know about karma, or how great Your gifts are.
naa jaanaa karam kaevadd thaeree dhaath ||
Guru Nanak, Raag Gauree, 154

The karma of actions, the Dharma of righteousness, social class and status, are contained within Your Name. ||1||Pause||
karam dhharam thaerae naam kee jaath ||1|| rehaao ||
Guru Nanak, Raag Gauree, 154

Take to the Lord, the Destroyer of the sins and karma of past incarnations. ||1||
janam janam kae paap karam kae kaattanehaaraa leejai rae ||1||
Guru Nanak, Raag Gauree, 156

According to the karma of past actions, one's destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky. ||3||
karamaa oupar nibarrai jae lochai sabh koe ||3||
Guru Nanak , Raag Gauree, 157

Through the karma of good actions, one joins the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.
karam hovai sathasa(n)g milaaeae ||
Guru Amar Daas, Raag Gauree, 158

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, no one is interested in good karma, or Dharmic faith.
eis kalijug mehi karam dhharam n koee ||
Guru Amar Daas, Raag Gauree, 161

O servant Nanak, through the karma of good actions, the treasure of devotional worship and the Name of the Lord are attained. ||4||2||16||36||

jan naanak karamee paaeean har naamaa bhagath bha(n)ddaar ||4||2||16||36||
Guru Amar Daas, Raag Gauree, 162

Those who were pre-ordained to have no good karma at all - gazing into the lamp of emotional attachment, they are burnt, like moths in a flame. ||3||
thin kae karameheen dhhur paaeae dhaekh dheepak mohi pachaanae ||3||
Guru Raam Daas, Raag Gauree, 170

By one's karma and pre-ordained destiny, they are met. ||3||
mil poorab likhiarrae dhhur karamaa ||3||
Guru Raam Daas, Raag Gauree, 173

In the field of karma, plant the seed of the Naam.
karam bhoom mehi boahu naam ||
Guru Arjan, Raag Gauree, 176

Whatever pleases You is a pure action of karma.
jo thudhh bhaavai so niramal karamaa ||
Guru Arjan, Raag Gauree, 180

Those who have the blessing of good karma, meet with the Lord.
jaa kai karam paraapath hoe ||
Guru Arjan, Raag Gauree, 184

Union and Separation: Who comes and goes - is pre-ordained

ik ou(n)kaar sathigur prusaadh ||
(One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru)

su(n)jog vijog dhhuruhu hee hooaa ||
pu(n)ch dhhaath kar puthulaa keeaa ||
saahai kai furumaaeiarrai jee dhaehee vich jeeo aae paeiaa ||1||

(Union and separation are ordained by the Primal Lord God. The structure is made from the five elements. By the command of the supreme ruler, the soul came and entered into the body. ||1||)

jithhai agan bhukhai bhurrehaarae ||
oorudhh mukh mehaa gubaarae ||
saas saas sumaalae soee outhhai khusam shhuddaae laeiaa ||2||

(In that place, where the fire rages like an oven, in that darkness where the body lies face down there, one remembers the creator and master with each and every breath, and then one is rescued. ||2||)

vichuhu gurubhai nikal aaeiaa ||
khusum visaar dhunee chith laaeiaa ||
aavai jaae bhuvaaeeai jonee rehun n kithehee thhaae bhaeiaa ||3||

(Then, one comes out from within the womb, and forgetting ones Lord and Master, one attaches his/her consciousness to the world. He comes and goes, and wanders in reincarnation; he cannot remain anywhere. ||3||)

mihuruvaan rakh laeian aapae ||
jeea ju(n)th sabh this kae thhaapae ||
junum pudhaaruthh jin chaliaa naanuk aaeiaa so puruvaan thhiaa ||4||1||31||

(The most merciful one himself/herself emancipates, The one who created and established all beings and creatures. Those who depart after having been victorious in this priceless human life - O Nanak, their coming into the world is approved. ||4||1||31|| )

Thoughts at time of death

Waheguru jo ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh ...

Wht ppl think & wht Waheguru ji wanted u to think at ur time of death .....

ant kaal jo lachhmee simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai.
(At the very last moment, one who thinks of wealth, and dies in such thoughts,)

sarap jon val val a-utarai. ||1||
(shall be reincarnated over and over again, in the form of serpents. ||1||)

aree baa-ee gobid naam mat beesrai. rahaa-o.
(O sister, do not forget the Name of the Lord of the Universe. ||Pause||)

ant kaal jo istaree simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai.
(At the very last moment, he who thinks of women, and dies in such thoughts,)

baysvaa jon val val a-utarai. ||2||
(shall be reincarnated over and over again as a prostitute. ||2||)

ant kaal jo larhikay simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai.
(At the very last moment, one who thinks of his children, and dies in such thoughts,)

sookar jon val val a-utarai. ||3||
(shall be reincarnated over and over again as a pig. ||3||)

ant kaal jo mandar simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai.
(At the very last moment, one who thinks of mansions, and dies in such thoughts,)

parayt jon val val a-utarai. ||4||
(shall be reincarnated over and over again as a goblin. ||4||)

ant kaal naaraa-in simrai aisee chintaa meh jay marai.
(At the very last moment, one who thinks of the Lord, and dies in such thoughts,)

badat tilochan tay nar muktaa peetambar vaa kay ridai basai. ||5||2||
(says Trilochan, that man shall be liberated; the Lord shall abide in his heart. ||5||2||)

I suggest not only to remember of waheguru at the end movement ... (it would be like ... sau chue kha ke billi haj ko chali ... lol) but do remember them in each & every of breath of urs. Even if by some reason or the other, u forget even for a single movement ... consider that to be the most unluckiest & useless movement of ur life ...

Bhul Chuk Maaf ...

Waheguru jo ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh ...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Error in Jaap Saheb Paath mp3

Guru Roopi Saad Sangat ji ... Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh.

As its known that its vital to recite the baani in a shudh & spasht way. However I found an online file which has some mistakes in it (5 - 6 total). Its Jaap Saheb Paath frm Bhai Balbir Singh Ji.

Here is the link of that file : Error File of Jaap Saheb

I have edited the same & rectified all the visible errors to me & have uploaded the same here :
Edited & Rectified file.

I have also contacted the webmaster of to replace the file. In the mean time, if any 1 want, download it frm the link above. (The second link)

Bhul chuk maaf.
Waheguru ji ke khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh.

Lohri is not a Sikh festival ...

What is Lohri? It is an Indian festival of fire in which fire is worshipped. It is usually celebrated to commemorate the birth of a male child alone. It is not celebrated on the birth of a girl as she is not considered important. Thus, it cannot be a Sikh festival as it discriminates. Also, Sikhs do not worship fire. Unfortunately, many misguided people do worship fire or Lohri because of its strong links to Punjabi culture. The birth of a daughter or son is equally joyous for Sikhs. The practise of giving sweets and celebrating Lohri only on the birth of a boy alone is a taboo for Sikhs and is entirely contrary to the Sikh way of life. The Guru Granth Sahib Jee, the final Guru body of the Sikhs clearly states on Ang 605, "In all beings is He (Wahe Guru) himself pervasive, Himself pervades all forms Male and Female."

  • Guru Arjan, Ang 405, SGGS -- Naam, the name of God is above all religious rituals, good deeds, or worship.
  • Guru Nanak, Ang 3, SGGS -- Those who are faithful do not follow empty religious rituals.
  • Guru Nanak, Ang 75, SGGS -- Pilgrimages, fasts, rituals, religious ceremonies or empty worship are all in vain. Salvation is achieved only by devoting worship to God.
  • Guru Arjan, Ang 297, SGGS -- Those who engage in empty rituals will never be free of the cycle of reincarnation.
  • Guru Nanak, Ang 1332, SGGS -- Many engaging in ceremonial rituals and mislead others. This lack of true understanding distants one from God and brings about suffering and pain.

Lohri favors the male off spring and clearly discriminates against females. Hence it contributes to male preference and also to the already rising incidences of female infanticide. Punjab has earned the dubious distinction of "Kuri Maaran Da Desh" (a state of girl child killers). "Infanticide has been practiced as a brutal method of family planning in societies where boy children are still valued, economically and socially, above girls."

Traditions can be healthy and give us a sense of stability and belonging in our communities and society. On the other hand, unhealthy traditions and rituals such as Rakhee, Lohri, Kurva Chauth, dowry etc... while may be acceptable to some cultures, they are not in concert with the Sikh way of life. Those traditions that glorify male gender preference or encourage female neglect and perpetuate the view of a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter as a liability are not in keeping with the Sikh teachings. The Sikh Gurus encouraged women to be independent and share social and religious responsibilities rather than be subservient, docile or dependent.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Mool Mantra ...

Ek Ong Kar
(One, Creator)

Sat Nam
(Truth, Name)

Kartaa Purka
(Doer of Everything)



Akaal Moorat



Gur Prasad
(Guru’s Grace)

Power of My Lord ...

kudrat disai kudrat sunee-ai kudrat bha-o sukh saar.
(By His Power we see, by His Power we hear; by His Power we have fear, and the essence of happiness.)

kudrat paataalee aakaasee kudrat sarab aakaar.
(By His Power the nether worlds exist, and the Akaashic ethers; by His Power the entire creation exists.)

kudrat vayd puraan kataybaa kudrat sarab veechaar.
(By His Power the Vedas and the Puraanas exist, and the Holy Scriptures of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions. By His Power all deliberations exist.)

kudrat khaanaa peenaa painHan kudrat sarab pi-aar.
(By His Power we eat, drink and dress; by His Power all love exists.)

kudrat jaatee jinsee rangee kudrat jee-a jahaan.
(By His Power come the species of all kinds and colors; by His Power the living beings of the world exist.)

kudrat naykee-aa kudrat badee-aa kudrat maan abhimaan.
(By His Power virtues exist, and by His Power vices exist. By His Power come honor and dishonor.)

kudrat pa-un paanee baisantar kudrat Dhartee khaak.
(By His Power wind, water and fire exist; by His Power earth and dust exist.)

sabh tayree kudrat tooN kaadir kartaa paakee naa-ee paak.
(Everything is in Your Power, Lord; You are the all-powerful Creator. Your Name is the Holiest of the Holy.)

naanak hukmai andar vaykhai vartai taako taak.
(O Nanak, through the Command of His Will, He beholds and pervades the creation; He is absolutely unrivalled)

Everything My Lord Made is True ...

sachay tayray khand sachay barahmand.
(True are Your worlds, True are Your solar Systems.)

sachay tayray lo-a sachay aakaar.
(True are Your realms, True is Your creation.)

sachay tayray karnay sarab beechaar.
(True are Your actions, and all Your deliberations.)

sachaa tayraa amar sachaa deebaan.
(True is Your Command, and True is Your Court.)

sachaa tayraa hukam sachaa furmaan.
(True is the Command of Your Will, True is Your Order.)

sachaa tayraa karam sachaa neesaan.
(True is Your Mercy, True is Your Insignia.)

sachay tuDh aakhahi lakh karorh.
(Hundreds of thousands and millions call You True.)

sachai sabh taan sachai sabh jor.
(In the True Lord is all power, in the True Lord is all might.)

sachee tayree sifat sachee saalaah.
(True is Your Praise, True is Your Adoration.)

sachee tayree kudrat sachay paatisaah.
(True is Your almighty creative power, True King.)

naanak sach Dhi-aa-in sach.
(O Nanak, true are those who meditate on the True One.)

jo mar jammay so kach nikach.
(Those who are subject to birth and death are totally false.)

Darkness without my Guruji ...

Jay sa-o chandaa ugvahi sooraj charheh hajaar.
(If a hundred moons were to rise, and a thousand suns appeared,)

Aytay chaanan hidi-aaN gur bin ghor anDhaar. ||2||
(even with such light, there would still be pitch darkness without the Guru. ||2||)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Help Save Sikh Culture ...

Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh

Kes is the crest of Sikh identity. But the clergy is worried as rural Punjab shaves its locks.

One is often told that a Sikh without his flowing hair and turban is like a king without a crown. But, across Punjab, and more so in the countryside, young members of the community are giving up the most visible religious symbol of Sikh identity—long hair and the turban.

The trend, which has been growing in the last four to five years, has reached "epidemic" proportions and now has the Sikh religious leadership worried. So much so that desperate campaigns have been launched to revive the use of the turban.

When an Outlook began examining this trend, Sikh organisations engaged in saving the turban estimated that about 80 per cent of the Sikh youth in rural Punjab have cut their hair and discarded their headgear. An exaggeration, one thought. But president of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest decision-making body for the Sikhs, Avtar Singh Makkar, confirms this trend. He told Outlook: "Yes, it's true that in many places about 80 per cent of Sikh youth have indeed cut their hair. Sadly the 'dastaar bandhi samaagam' (a turban-tying ceremony for young boys), too, has become rare in villages because very few boys of 13 or 14 years of age have long hair."Does this mean that the day is not far when a Sikh village in Punjab won't have a single turbaned male to show?

This is not just in the realm of possibility but an inescapable reality according to a dismayed and rather helpless Sikh leadership.But why are Sikhs, otherwise very dedicated to their religion, saying goodbye to turbans and going in for haircuts?

Scholars say it is a combination of various factors, both social and economic, at play. The most common reason cited is the convenience of not having to go through the elaborate rigmarole of maintaining a beard and tying a turban.

So ... Any suggestions how can we stop it ???

Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh

Real story - Sarvottam Devta (Sakhi - 2)

This is a story of Dome Gaon-Kamalpur,on bank of Godavari River,14 kms away from Sri Ramput Kasba of Ahmednagar Zilla,Maharashtra. This village is inhabited by Hindus ,Muslims ,Bodhis.They worship a holy Granth as 'Sarvottam Devta', This article has been taken from November monthly magazine issue of Sis Ganj Sahib.This article was also published on 16-6-94 in Marathi patrika 'Hind Mashal'.

Actually around 150 yrs back a sikh sanyasi came to this village. He had a Holy Granth and prayed the same, day and night. One day flood came to the same village. The Sanyasi ji took the Holy Granth on his head and stood in the river. The water level fell down as soon as the river touched the Holy Granth. After that whenever the flood used to come, Sanyasi ji did the same to save the village. After Sanyasi ji's death the Holy Granth was kept in a Jhoola.The flood was about to engulf the village but as soon as the water touched the Jhoola, flood level went down and village was saved. Later on some other baba ji used to take care of Holy Granth and take the Holy Granth on his head and stand in river in flood situations.

Soon the villagers used to worship this holy granth as Sarvottam devta.One day a sikh came to this village. When he was shown this holy granth he said...This is Hast Likhit (hand Written) Jugo Jug Atal Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji!!! Later on when sikhs came to know they tried to take the Guru Sahib to nearby Gurdwara but villagers did noot agree because Guru Ji saved them number of times from flood! But sikhs kitthe rukan wale san. They tried to take Guru Ji in a car at Night but Guru Sahib taan sab de sanjhe hun irrespective of caste, color, creed, religion. The car did not start the whole night.So they could not take Guru Sahib along. Later on a Gurdwara was established there by name 'Gurdwara Sri Bridh Sahib Ji'.Incase someone wants to go there,Check out with Ahmednagar/Sri Rampur.

Bhuk chuk maaf

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

Why do we go to Gurudwara ??? (Sakhi 1)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waherguru ji ke fateh.

Japji Saheb ... Pauri 19 ... Line 7

akhraa sir sanjog vakhaan.
(From the Word, comes destiny, written on one’s forehead.)

jin ayhi likhay tis sir naahi.
(But the One who wrote these Words of Destiny-no words are written on His Forehead.)

It simply means that each 1 of us has a predefined destiny written on our forehead by the Ultimate primal & pure GOD. Whatever happens in our lifes, is the result of this predefined destiny ...

Now lets think deeply about this true fact ... If we have predefined destiny then why do we take the pain to do the things ??? Why do we do Good / Bad deeds ??? Why do we go to gurudwara & ask for God various things & pray ??? There is no use since there is predefined destiny written on our forehead ... Jo likhiya hai, ooh hoke he rehana hai ...

Here is why ...

At Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji's time, there was a Raja (King) in the name of "Harisan". History says that he used to visit Guruji on a regular basis.

One day when Guru ji da darbar saajaya hoya si ... Raja Harisan came there & started meditating upon the shabad which was in progress at that time (means the shabad which was going on).

Lekh na metey he saachey ... jo lekhiya kartar.
(Whatever is written by the AkalPurakh, cannot be subverted / Undone.)
Note ---> This line is similar to the Japji Saheb's line written in the start of this article.

While the shabad was going on, Raja Harisan was thinking the same thing ---> "If everything is predefined, then whts the use of going to gurudwara ???" Suddenly he felt asleep in the court only.

While sleeping, he experienced a very wiered kinda dream. He saw himself as a small boy born to a very very poor family. That family cannot even afford food to eat ... so poor. After some time, he saw himself grownup & now he is begging (This is all happening in a dream.) Then ... some time later he sees himself getting very old & grumpy. Unable to talk, walk ... etc. Then he dies.

When he sees this, suddenly he got up (from the sleep) & felt relieved that it was just a dream.

After the samapti of GuruJi's darbar, he narreted this dream with Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Now Guru Ji is "Antaryami" (Knows everything). Guruji smiles & says that ---> "You were thinking why we come to gurugwara if we have pre-determined destiny written on our forehead. This is because ... Ur not this Janam, but future Janam de ve sins (paap) gets erased & also that gets vanished which is written on the forehead within no time."

Initially Raja didn't understood, but then Guruji said ---> "Tere bhaag vich ek bhikari da janam ve likhaya se, jo ke tu kuch pal wich kaat leya. (Your destiny had 1 begger's Janam written which u covered within few minutes)"

Raja Harisan understood the whole thing & started weeping. He asked forgiveness frm GuruJi for having this kinda thought in his mind & Guruji Blessed Him.

So mere Gurmukh saathiyo ... Never think in contrast with pre-ordaned command of the guruji. Have full faith on him & Enjoy life ...

Bhul Chuk Maaf ...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waherguru ji ke fateh.