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JUP BANEE VIDEO PART 9 BY DR KSD – A REVIEW

REVIEW OF JUP BANEE VIDEO PART 9 BY DR KSD

 Video at: www.sikhivicharforum YOU TUBE Channel

THE CONNECTIONS – the Preamble to Jup , First Salok, Paurees, Last Salok are all connected.

  • The Preamble – is about the Creator (Gur Parsad is the enlightenment)
  • Jup – realize that the Creator is Within
  • First Salok – the Creator is Within
  • First Pauree – seeking to Realize the Creator WITHOUT won’t work
  • 38 Paurees – the Path
  • Last Salok – the Outcome

 

 

PRE 1469 SPIRITUALLY CONCEPTUALIZED

  • All practices assume that God is EXTERNAL / OUTSIDE/ UP THERE – WITHOUT.
  • Karam Kand/Rituals form the basis – Purity/Cleansing
  • Penance is the higher level – Jup/Tup
  • Ideology in the texts is the apex – Vedas/Puranas/Upanishdas/Shashtras

1469 – PAUREE 1 – GURU NANAK’S PHILOSOPHY IS IN TOTAL CONTRAST

 

  • God is WITHIN so rituals and penance as per the texts (Without) is rejected
  • The starting process of the realization Within is in Pauree 1
  • Guru Nanak’s Conception of Spirituality in SGGS ji begins in Jup Banee and all the 1429 pages will elucidate how to achieve the realization Within

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

  • ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥ Kiv Sachiara Hoeyey Kiv Kooray Tootey Paal
  • Available translations state: So how can you become truthful? And how can the veil of illusion be torn away?
  • Critique : What was the Problem ? That people were not truthful? That if we replace the old practices (chanting etc) and texts (Vedas etc) by chanting Gurbani and having Akhand Path (continuous) readings etc one will become “truthful?”
  • The real issue is not that the ritual is conducted untruthfully but of the ritual itself. A ritual is meaningless and only done as a rite, merely a futile practice and not of use in attaining the realization Within.
  • What was the REAL Problem then? It was that people were searching for God WITHOUT – They were NOT getting anywhere with the prevalent practices.
  • The problem in Guru Nanak’s Language is ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥ Kiv Sachiara Hoeyey Kiv Kooray Tootey Paal

And the solution to this problem in Guru Nanak’s language is

Realize God Within – become ਸਚਿਆਰਾ Sachiara instead of the practices

rejected in the preceding pangtis (Sochey Soch to Sehas Sianpa)

CRITIQUE OF PREVALENT TRANSLATION

  • Mistakes in translations
  1. Sachiara is mistranslated as “becoming truthful.” Truthfulness was

never the issue.

  1. The context of the Preamble, Title, First Salok and First Pauree were IGNORED when translating “sachiara”
  2. Koor is mistranslated as “illusion” – this is out of context
  • ਕੂੜੁ Koor is Defined as ‘without Him, devoid of realization of God”

(SGGS 468 Salok M : 1)

ਕੂੜੁ ਰਾਜਾ ਕੂੜੁ ਪਰਜਾ ਕੂੜੁ ਸਭੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥

Koor Raja Koor Parja Koor Sabh Sansaar.

ਕੂੜੁ ਮੀਆ ਕੂੜੁ ਬੀਬੀ ਖਪਿ ਹੋਏ ਖਾਰੁ ॥

Koor Meeya Koor Bibi Khup Hoey Khaar

ਕੂੜਿ ਕੂੜੈ ਨੇਹੁ ਲਗਾ ਵਿਸਰਿਆ ਕਰਤਾਰੁ ॥

Koor Koorey Neho Lagga Visreya Kartaar

And the culmination is

ਨਾਨਕੁ ਵਖਾਣੈ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਤੁਧੁ ਬਾਝੁ ਕੂੜੋ ਕੂੜੁ ॥੧॥

Nanak Vkhaney Benti TUDH BAJH KOORO KOOR.

DEFINITION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

  • ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥

Kiv Sachiara Hoeyey Kiv Kooray Tootey Paal

Kiv – How then

Sachiara – (from the word SACH for the Creator)

God–realized Being – WITHIN

Hoeyey – do we become

Kurey – Non realized–within state, Creator–Vacuumed State. Opposite of Sachiara

Tutey – Literally : break, remove, eliminate

Paal – Literally : wall,obstacle

  • Pre 1469 spirituality: all who looked Without were in fact spiritually “dead’ but Guru Nanak’s first message was that to be spiritually “alive” the first step is the Realization of Within – the first bakhsish (Grace, Blessing – Gur Parsad) is the first Salok. The vision is to bring us out of this maze that even now we are in – by looking Without

– (SGGS 102 Rag Maajh M: 5)

ਸਭ ਕਿਛੁ ਘਰ ਮਹਿ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਨਾਹੀ ॥ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਟੋਲੈ ਸੋ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਹੀ ॥

Sabh Kich Ghar Meh Bahar Nahee || Bahar Tolai So Bharam Bhulaee ||

Everything is within the home of the self; there is nothing beyond.

One who searches outside is deluded by doubt.

Spirituality is an intellectual choice, not a preordained path. Gurbani

provides us a list of choices.

– (SGGS 1245 Rag Saarang M: 1)

ਅਕਲੀ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸੇਵੀਐ ਅਕਲੀ ਪਾਈਐ ਮਾਨੁ ॥ ਅਕਲੀ ਪੜ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਕੈ ਬੁਝੀਐ ਅਕਲੀ ਕੀਚੈ ਦਾਨੁ ॥

Akalee Saahib Saeveeai Akalee Paaeeai Maan ||

Akalee Parrih Kai Bujheeai Akalee Keechai Dhaan ||

By wisdom is the Lord served, by wisdom is attained honor

By wisdom are books interpreted; by wisdom is dispensed charity.

Our choices precede our actions

  • (SGGS 1376 Bhagat Kabir)

ਕਬੀਰ ਮਨੁ ਜਾਨੈ ਸਭ ਬਾਤ ਜਾਨਤ ਹੀ ਅਉਗਨੁ ਕਰੈ ॥ ਕਾਹੇ ਕੀ ਕੁਸਲਾਤ ਹਾਿਥ ਦੀਪੁ ਕੂਏ ਪਰੈ

Kabeer Munn Janey Sabh Baat, Janut Hee Augun Karey. Kahey Kee Kuslaat Hath Deep Kuey Praey.

The mind knows, and chooses to commit vices in such knowing. What else can one say if one knows there is a well ahead, but choses to fall into it.

 

  • TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥

Kiv Sachiara Hoeyey Kiv Kooray Tootey Paal

– How then can I become a God-realized Being Within; how can I

remove the obstacle of my non-realized state Within?

THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM

  • The seminal response by Guru Nanak to this question is in the final verse of Pauree 1

ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ਚਲਣਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥

Hukm Rajayee Chalnaa Nanak Likhiya Naal

  • Available translations state: O Nanak, it is written that you shall obey the Hukam of His Command, and walk in the way of His Will.

CRITIQUE OF TRANSLATION

  • Likhya Naal is mistranslated as “it is written.” Likya is “written” in the literal sense.
  • Context of previous verse and entire pauree is ignored. The context is that God is to be realized within us.

DEFINITION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

  • Word Hukm in various forms

ਹੁਕਮੁ Hukm – the Hukm of the Creator

ਹੁਕਮਿ Hukm – Within the confines of the Hukm

ਹੁਕਮੀ Hukmee – The Creator

ਹੁਕਮੈ Hukmeh – Realization of the Hukm

ਹੁਕਮ Hukm – Plural – Hakumat – Political power

(SGGS 406 Rag Asa M :5)

ਰਾਜ ਨ ਭਾਗ ਨ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਸਾਦ ਨ ॥ ਕਿਛੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਨ ਚਾਹੀ ॥੨॥

Raj Na Bhag Na Hukm N Sadan || Kich Kich Na Chahee

– Kingdom, territory, jurisdiction nor administration. I desire none.

TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

Hukm (with sihari) – within the confines of His Hukm

Rajayee – Rzaa Walla – The Creator

Chalnaa – Literally flow. Abide in Sehej (go with the flow without

opposition, fear or resistance)

Nanak (note no aungkar to the kekka ਕ) – Nanak’s view

Likhiya Naal – Contained Within, accounted for Within

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 and abide in Sehej (Chalna) His Hukm, as contained within

us.’ (Words in bold are in context of the previous verse).

  • Points to note:
  1. Realization of the Creator is WITHIN
  2. The Creator is WITHIN
  3. His Hukm is therefore WITHIN (The Creator Cannot be WITHIN us Without His Hukm)
  4. Accounting is therefore WITHIN (Dharamraj, Chitar Gupat, Lekha etc)

Question : what about individuals with disabilities (like blindness, deaf or mute, mentally unsound etc) Answer : their Hukm is theirs and within them; because each of us has a different Hukm WITHIN. Hence we must be thankful that we have normal facilities to guide us to light the lamp Within. If we miss this opportunity to light the lamp with our intellect, then it is our choice and not of the Hukm within.

  • Accounting Within

– (SGGS 668 Rag Thanasree M : 4)

ਲੇਖਾ ਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਗੁਪਤਿ ਜੋ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਸਭ ਛੂਟੀ ਜਮ ਕੀ ਬਾਕੀ ॥੨॥

Lekha Chitar Gupat Jo Likhya Sabh Chutee Jum Kee Bakee

Chitar – picture

Gupat – concealed

Likhya – written

Bakee – remaining

Sabh Chutee Jum Kee Bakee – Realization after death? Or while

alive?

– (SGGS 793 Rag Suhi Bhagat Kabir)

ਬਹਤਰਿ ਘਰ ਇਕੁ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਸਮਾਇਆ ਉਨਿ ਦੀਆ ਨਾਮੁ ਲਿਖਾਈ ॥

Behtar Ghar Ek Purakh Samayeah Unn Deeya Naam Likhayee ||

ਧਰਮ ਰਾਇ ਕਾ ਦਫਤਰੁ ਸੋਧਿਆ ਬਾਕੀ ਰਿਜਮ ਨ ਕਾਈ ॥੩॥

Dharam Raye Ka Daftar Sodhiya Bakee Rijum Na Kayee ||3||

Daftar Sodiya – After death?

– (SGGS 1104 Rag Maroo Bhagat Kabir)

ਧਰਮ ਰਾਇ ਜਬ ਲੇਖਾ ਮਾਗੈ ਬਾਕੀ ਨਿਕਸੀ ਭਾਰੀ ॥

Dharam Rai Jub Lekha Mangey Bakee Niksee Bharee ||

ਪੰਚ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਾਨਵਾ ਭਾਗਿ ਗਏ ਲੈ ਬਾਧਿਓ ਜੀਉ ਦਰਬਾਰੀ ॥੨॥

Panch Krisanva Bhag Gaye Le Badheo Jeo Darbaree ||

ਕਹੈ ਕਬੀਰੁ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਰੇ ਸੰਤਹੁ ਖੇਤ ਹੀ ਕਰਹੁ ਨਿਬੇਰਾ ॥

Kahe Kabeer Sunho Rey Santo Khet Hee Karho Nabera ||

ਅਬ ਕੀ ਬਾਰ ਬਖਸਿ ਬੰਦੇ ਕਉ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਨ ਭਉਜਲਿ ਫੇਰਾ ॥੩॥੭॥

Ab Kee Baar Bhaksh Bandey Ko Bahur Na Bhaujal Fera ||3||7||

Dharam Rai – (Sanatanic son of Sun God) – our inner conscience Within

Lekha Mangey – accounting

Bakee Niksee Bharee – accounts are always in the black n not red

Santo – all those who desire Realization Within

Khet – literally field – self

Karo Nabera – final accounting

Ab Kee Baar – this life now

Bhaujal – human life

Na Fera – No return/repeat

TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

  • In this life is the Hukam, the Realization and the accounting of our

Karam (deeds) not in after death AS ALL ARE WITHIN, no afterlife to undergo any accounting

PAUREE 2

  • ਹੁਕਮੀ ਹੋਵਨਿ ਆਕਾਰ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨ ਕਹਿਆ ਜਾਈ ॥

Hukmee Hovan Akaar Hukm Na Kahyea Jayee

Hukmee (sihari) – The Creator

Hovan – Come about

Akaar – Physical Existence

Hukm (aunkar) – Will of the Creator

Na Kahyea Jayee – Cannot be stated in totality

TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

ਹੁਕਮੀ ਹੋਵਨਿ ਆਕਾਰ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨ ਕਹਿਆ ਜਾਈ ॥

Hovan Akaar Hukm Na Kahyea Jayee

  • My human existence is by His Hukm, even if His entire Hukm cannot

be fathomed.

  • This is the first realization – that my human existence is by His Hukm and this explains why each of us is different (beauty, intelligence, status, lineage, handicaps etc)

(The context is thus continuous from Pauree 1)

  • ਹੁਕਮੀ ਹੋਵਨਿ ਜੀਅ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥

Hukmee Hovan Jee Hukm Miley Vadeayee

Hukmee (sihari) – The Creator

Hovan – Come about/is/exists

Jee – Life

Hukm (sihari) – by His Hukm

Miley – receive

Vadeayee – honour

  • TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

ਹੁਕਮੀ ਹੋਵਨਿ ਜੀਅ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥

Hukmee Hovan Jee Hukm Miley Vadeayee

– That I am alive is an honour within the confines of His Hukm

  • ਹੁਕਮੀ ਉਤਮੁ ਨੀਚੁ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਦੁਖ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਈਅਹਿ ॥

Hukmee Utam Neech Hukm Likh Dukh Sukh Payaeah

Hukmee (sihari) –The Creator

Utam Neech – Literally high and low; good and bad deeds

Hukm (with sihari) – within the confines of His Hukm

Likh –Lekha –result, outcome, consequence

Dukh Sukh – Joy and sorrow

Payaeh – attain

  • TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

ਹੁਕਮੀ ਉਤਮੁ ਨੀਚੁ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਦੁਖ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਈਅਹਿ ॥

Hukmee Utam Neech Hukm Likh Dukh Sukh Payaeah

  • The consequences – joys and sorrows – of my deeds – good or bad –

are within the Creator’s Hukm

  • (SGGS 4 Jup Pauree 20)

ਆਪੇ ਬੀਜਿ ਆਪੇ ਹੀ ਖਾਹੁ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਆਵਹੁ ਜਾਹੁ ॥੨੦॥

Apey Beej Aypey Hee Khahu || Nanak Hukmee Avahu Jahu ||20|

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As you sow so you will reap – your choice is bound only within the

parameters of the capacity afforded by God to you – how you utilise

this God–given capacity is your choice and destination

  • ਇਕਨਾ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਬਖਸੀਸ ਇਕਿ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਸਦਾ ਭਵਾਈਅਹਿ ॥

Ekna Hukmee Bakhseesh Ek Hukmee Sada Bhaveayeah

Ekna (Ek added with na becomes plural) – Some

Hukmee (sihari) –the Creator

Bakhseesh – Blessed

Ek (with sihari ) – Multitudes

Hukmee – the Creator

Sada Bhaveayeah – in constant wilderness

  • TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

ਇਕਨਾ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਬਖਸੀਸ ਇਕਿ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਸਦਾ ਭਵਾਈਅਹਿ ॥

Ekna Hukmee Bakhseesh Ek Hukmee Sada Bhaveayeah

  • The Creator blesses some with realization within ; while multitudes

remain astray in constant search without.

(words in bold are in the context from the previous Pauree)

  • so as a Sikh if you have the realization that the Creator is within, take

it as a blessing /enlightenment from the guru.

  • ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥

Hukmey Andur Sabh Ko Bahur Hukam Na Koye

Hukmey – Realization of the Hukm

Hukmey Andur – Realization of the Creator Within

Sabh Ko – All

Bahur – Outside

Hukam (no aungkar) – Jurisdiction/Power

Na Koye – None

  • TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥

Hukmey Andur Sabh Ko Bahur Hukam Na Koye

  • The Creator is realized WITHIN for all, none can realize Him outside of His jurisdiction (which is WITHIN us)

(word in bold is in context from the previous pauree)

  • ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਜੇ ਬੁਝੈ ਤ ਹਉਮੈ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥੨॥

Nanak Hukmey Jey Bujhey Ta Haomai Kahey Na Koye

Nanak (without aungkar) ( Pause at the word Nanak) – Nanak’s view

Hukmey Jey Bujhey – Realizes the Creator WITHIN

Ta – Then

Haomai – literally ego ; that I exist (I am in charge, I control)

Kahey Na Koye – ceases to exist in my speech

  • TRANSLATION AS PER GURBANI FRAMEWORK

ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਜੇ ਬੁਝੈ ਤ ਹਉਮੈ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥੨॥

Nanak Hukmey Jey Bujhey Ta Haomai Kahey Na Koye

  • Nanak, upon realizing the Creator Within, any realization that I exist

outside of His Hukm ceases to exist

(words in bold are in context from the previous verse – Bahur Hukam

Na Koye)

  • Point to note :

There is continuity of the context from Pauree 1 to 2 on the Realization Within.