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Nadar Karey Jay Apnee ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰਹਿ ਜੇ ਆਪਣੀ

ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰਹਿ ਜੇ ਆਪਣੀ

Nadar Karey Jay Apnee

Interpreted Using the Gurbani Framework.

 

Karminder Singh Dhillon, Phd

 

The Gurbani Framework calls for the use of GURBANI to understand, explain, translate and interpret GURBANI.

The Gurbani Framework is a response to a variety of distorted translations using Vedantic, Taksalee, Yogic and Literal frameworks – all of which use of sources OUTSIDE of Gurbani to interpret Gurbani.

 

This article interprets the following Pauree from page 465 of the SGGS ji using the Gurbani Framework.

 

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MY PRAYER TIME

MY PRAYER TIME

AUTHOR: A RESPECTED MEMBER OF SIKHI VICHAR FORUM WATTSAPP GROUP

 

Time

Time is a man-made construct.  In Sanskrit time is termed KAAL.  So we call the Creator as AKAAL, since God is beyond time.

It follows then that everything that flows out of this man-made construct is also man-made. Things like 24 hours, 7 days a week, 12 months, 365 days per year are all man-made and are different across periods of time and cultures. As an example, when Guru Nanak Ji wrote the Banee, it was 8 Peher, Gharees, and 13 months in a year.

Things such as names of days, months, seasons, which month to start the year etc are also man-made and vary across civilizations.  Because today the dominant culture is western we have accepted 1st January as beginning of the New Year.

The majority of us get stuck in the superficial words instead of going deeper and rising higher spiritually. The ONE we aim to MEET is beyond time – days, months, years new or not.

 

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Realizing Hukm

Realizing Hukum

Sardar Moninder Singh

Learned Interpreters of Gurbani are unanimous on the theory that whole of Guru Granth Sahib ji is written as an answer to one question and that question is:

ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ  ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ II – (1) Kiv Sachiara hoyea kiv koorae tuttae paal.
(How can I become a Sachiar – a God realized Being Within; how can I remove the obstacle of my non-realized state Within?)
This is a quest of every seeker who seeks to be in continuous state of Spiritual Bliss and this is eternal question that Nanak answers in a unique and a beautiful way.

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Jinee pechattah hukm

ਜਿਨੀ ਪਛਾਤਾ ਹੁਕਮ

ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਦੇ ਸੂਝਵਾਨ ਪ੍ਰਚਾਰਕ, ਵਿਆਖਿਆਕਾਰ ਇਸ ਨੁਕਤੇ ਉੱਪਰ ਇਕਮੱਤ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਸਮੁੱਚਾ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਇੱਕ ਸਵਾਲ ਦੇ ਜਵਾਬ ਵਿਚ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ।

ਉਹ ਸਵਾਲ ਹੈ:

ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ  ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ॥-(1) 


(ਭਾਵ ਆਪਣੇ ਜੀਵਨ ਵਿਚ ਰੱਬ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਆਈਏ, ‘ਪ੍ਰਭ ਮਿਲਨ‘ ਜਾਂ ‘ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸਿਉ ਮੇਲ‘ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਹੋਵੇ?)

ਇਸ ਦਾ ਜਵਾਬ ਅਗਲੀ ਤੁਕ ਵਿਚ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਿੰਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਕਹਿੰਦੇ ਹਨ:

ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ਚਲਣਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾਲਿ॥–(1)


(ਰਜਾਈ (ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ) ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸਥਾਪਤ ਹੁਕਮ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਜਿਉਂ ਕੇ ਹੀ ਸਚਿਆਰ ਬਣਿਆ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। 

ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਵਿਚਆਉਂਦੇ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਭੈ, ਨਾਉ ਅਤੇ ਭਾਣਾ ਵੀ ਹੁਕਮ ਵਜੋਂ ਹੀ ਵਰਤੇ ਗਏ ਹਨ।)

ਇੱਕ ਤੁਕ ਨਾਲ ਮੇਰੇ ਵਰਗੇ ਆਮ ਸਿੱਖ ਦੇ ਪੱਲੇ ਕੁਝ ਨਹੀਂ ਪੈਣਾ, ਇਹ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਚੰਗੀ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਸਮਝਦੇ ਸਨ, ਇਸੇ ਲਈ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ‘ਹੁਕਮ’  ਦੇ ਇਸ ਸਿਧਾਂਤ ਨੂੰ ਬੜੇ ਵਿਸਥਾਰ ਨਾਲ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਵਿਚ ਪੇਸ਼ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ। ਪਰ ਸਾਡੇ ਬਹੁਗਿਣਤੀ ਵਿਆਖਿਆਕਾਰ ‘ਹੁਕਮ ਵਿਚ ਚੱਲਣ’ ਦੇ ਇਸ ਸਿਧਾਂਤ ਨੂੰ ਸੌਖਿਆਂ ਕਰਕੇ ਆਮ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਮਝਾਅ ਸਕੇ ਅਤੇ ਨਾ ਹੀ ਸਾਡੇ ਵਿਦਵਾਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਹੁਕਮ ਉੱਪਰ ਓਨੀ ਚਰਚਾ ਕੀਤੀ, ਜਿੰਨੀ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ‘ਨਾਮੁ’, ‘ਸਿਮਰਨ’ ਆਦਿ ਵਿਸ਼ਿਆਂ ਉੱਪਰ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ। ਹੈਰਾਨੀ ਦੀ ਗੱਲ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਿੱਖੀ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਢਲੇ ਅਤੇ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਅਹਿਮ ਸਵਾਲ ਦੇ ਉੱਤਰ ਵਜੋਂ ਜੋ ਜਵਾਬ ਦਿੰਦੇ ਹਨ, ਉਸ ਉੱਪਰ ਐਨੀ ਘੱਟ ਚਰਚਾ! ਹੁਣ ਤੱਕ ਸੈਂਕੜੇ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਕੇਵਲ ਹੁਕਮ ਦੇ ਸਿਧਾਂਤ ਉੱਪਰ ਹੀ ਲਿਖਣੀਆਂ ਬਣਦੀਆਂ ਸਨ। ਬੀਤੇ ਦਿਨੀਂ ਮੈਂ ਮਲੇਸ਼ੀਆ ਤੋਂ ਸਿੱਖੀ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਫੋਰਮ ਦੇ ਡਾ. ਕਰਮਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਜਪੁ ਬਾਣੀ ਦੀ ਵਿਆਖਿਆ ਦੇਖੀ, ਜਿਸ ਦੇ ਵੀਡੀਓਜ਼ www.sikhivicharforum.org ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਯੂ-ਟਿਊਬ ਚੈਨਲ ਉੱਪਰ ਉਪਲਬਧ ਹਨ। ਇਸ ਵਿਚ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ‘ਹੁਕਮ’ ਦੇ ਸਿਧਾਂਤ ਉੱਪਰ ਕਈ ਘੰਟੇ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ ਚਰਚਾ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ। 

 

 

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Apeeney Bhog Bhog Kay – ਆਪੀਨੈ ਭੋਗ ਭੋਗਿ ਕੈ

 Apeeney Bhog Bhog Kay  ਆਪੀਨੈ ਭੋਗ ਭੋਗਿ ਕੈ

Interpreted Using the Gurbani Framework.

Karminder Singh Dhillon, Phd

The Gurbani Framework calls for the use of GURBANI to understand, explain, translate and interpret GURBANI.

The Gurbani Framework is a response to a variety of distorted translations using Vedantic, Taksalee, Yogic and Literal frameworks – all of which use of sources OUTSIDE of Gurbani to interpret Gurbani.

This article interprets the following pauree from page 464 of the SGGS ji using the Gurbani Framework.

 

 

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When I went to search for Gods !

When I went to Search Gods !

 

Moninder Singh

 

 

Being born in Punjab and in a Sikh Family there was one clarity in my mind since childhood that a Sikh and Sikhi doesn’t believe in Hindu Mythology’s Gods & Goddesses & their imaginative stories. But like most of the Sikhs, my understanding of Sikhi was also based on hearsay, at least till the age of 34. Never before I felt the urge to read Gurbani and Sikh history myself. It was limited to swelling my chest with pride, after reading or listening any genuine/fake Sikh glorifying message, somewhere.

At last, life took me to such a point that I was intrigued by the need of knowing more about my roots. Who am I? Who are Sikhs? What does Sikhi has to offer? Beginning was made from Osho’s audio translation of Guru Nanak’s JAP Bani that I kept listening to for almost 2 years. After Osho, I listened to Sahib Singh Markanda and Sant Singh Maskeen’s take on JAP. Still Insatiated, I then read translation cum interpretation done by Prof. Sahib Singh who is indisputably one of the most revered Sikh figures of 20th Century.  Apart from the style of interpreting and except the position on couple of ‘Paurees’, all these people were saying the same thing. So, I felt that more or less I have understood what Nanak is trying to say in JAP Bani and now I should move forward.

 

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MY GURDWARA – Reader Comments on 5 Part article – Are Gurdwaras Dysfunctional ?

MY GURDWARA –    A Reader of Sikhivicharforum.org comments on the 5 part Article Are Our Gurdwaras Dysfunctional ?

 

The gurdwara is pivoted upon the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) that is installed in the Darbar (Court or Throne Room). Sikhs maintain the sanctity of the Darbar at all times. Royal respect to the SGGS is accorded via the palki, chandova and chaur.

 

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NANAK JEE UPAY KE – ਨਾਨਕ ਜੀਅ ਉਪਾਇ ਕੈ ਲਿਖਿ ਨਾਵੈ ਧਰਮੁ ਬਹਾਲਿਆ

Translating Gurbani using Gurbani Framework.

Karminder Singh Dhillon, Phd

The Gurbani Framework calls for the use of GURBANI to understand, explain, translate and interpret GURBANI.

The Gurbani Framework is a response to a variety of distorted translations using Vedantic, Taksalee, Yogic and Literal frameworks that are available in print and the internet.

It is argued that Vedic, Taksalee and Yogic translations DISTORT Gurbani to the extent that they hijack the UNIQUE spiritual messages of Gurbani; slanting it to REJECTED non-Sikhi belief systems.

 

 

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VAANDD CHHAKNNAH – SHARE !!

DHARAM DEE KIRT AND VAND CHHAKHNA

We often talk about three basic principles of Sikhism in accordance of which a Sikh householder ought to live his life.

He should NOT be 

– idle or a ‘holy’ beggar 

– a cheat who earns by deceit

– too attached to his family or material wealth 

– obsessed with power, position or worldly pleasures

Instead he should be true to these three principles.

 

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JUP HAR HAR HAR

JUP HAR HAR HAR

I’m sure many of our readers would have noticed that the word HAR appears constantly in Gurbani to denote the Creator.

Let’s take a look at a shabad by Guru Ram Das ji in Rag Gauri Poorbi.

SGGS 170 Rag Gauri Poorbi M : 4

ਮੇਰੇ ਮਨ ਜਪਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਮਨਿ ਜਪੀਐ ॥

Merey Man Jup Har Har Har Man Japeeai ||

In this verse the rara in Har has a sihari. This means it is an adjective. So Har in this verse means WITHIN THE OMNIPRESENT. 

The word JUP too has a sihari to the PAPPA.  It therefore means TO 

REALIZE.  So the meaning of the verse is:

Realize (JUP) that entity which is omnipresent, which is in everything, which is everywhere (HAR HAR HAR).

 

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GURBANEE VIDEOS BY DR. KARMINDER SINGH DHILLON

Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Video Part 11

Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Video Part 11

Recapitulation

Conclusion of Pauree 1 (Seminal Question and Its Answer)

  • ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ਚਲਣਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥

Hukm Rajayee Chalnaa Nanak Likhiya Naal

The way to Realise the Creator Within is to ‘Remain within the

confines of His Hukm and abide in Sehej (Chalna) as contained

within us.’

  • This is the answer to the question

ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥

Kiv Sachiara Hoeyey Kiv Kooray Tootey Paal

 

  • It is the answer to what is Guru Nanak’s Sikhi and Guru Nanak’s

core philosophy of spirituality. It is the gist of the the rest of the

Jup Banee and the entire substance of 1429 pages of SGGS.

 

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