Dr. Karminder Singh Dhillon continues discourse on Sidh Goshat Video installment 17
Nau Nidh – ਘਰ ਨਉ ਨਿਧ ਆਵੈ ਧਾਇ।
Ghar Nau Nidh Avey Dhayey
Karminder Singh Dhillon, PhD (Boston)
The verse in full is ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸਿਮਰੀਅੇ ਘਰ ਨਉ ਨਿਧ ਆਵੈ ਧਾਇ। Teg Bahadur Simreay Ghar Nau Nidh Avey Dhayey.
The translation is: Meditation on Teg Bahadur results in Nau Nidhs rushing (Dhayey) into one’s home (Ghar).
MY PRAYER TIME
AUTHOR: A RESPECTED MEMBER OF SIKHI VICHAR FORUM WATTSAPP GROUP
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.
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.
When I went to Search Gods !
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.