Thursday, August 31, 2006
O Guru, my Saving Grace, please carry me across the world-ocean.
rwmklI mhlw 1 ] (878-1)
Raamkalee, First Mehl:
hm folq byVI pwp BrI hY pvxu lgY mqu jweI ]
My boat is wobbly and unsteady; it is filled with sins. The wind is rising - what if it tips over?
snmuK isD Bytx kau Awey inhcau dyih vifAweI ]1]
As sunmukh, I have turned to the Guru; O my Perfect Master; please be sure to bless me with Your glorious greatness. 1
gur qwir qwrxhwirAw ]
O Guru, my Saving Grace, please carry me across the world-ocean.
dyih Bgiq pUrn AivnwsI hau quJ kau bilhwirAw ]1] rhwau ]
Bless me with devotion to the perfect, imperishable Lord God; I am a sacrifice to You.1Pause
isD swiDk jogI Aru jMgm eyku isDu ijnI iDAwieAw ]
He alone is a Siddha, a seeker, a Yogi, a wandering pilgrim, who meditates on the One Perfect Lord.
prsq pYr isJq qy suAwmI AKru ijn kau AwieAw ]2]
Touching the feet of the Lord Master, they are emancipated; they come to receive the Word of the Teachings. 2
jp qp sMjm krm n jwnw nwmu jpI pRB qyrw ]
I know nothing of charity, meditation, self-discipline or religious rituals; I only chant Your Name, God.
guru prmysru nwnk ByitE swcY sbid inbyrw ]3]6]
Nanak has met the Guru, the Transcendent Lord God; through the True Word of His Shabad,he is set free. 36


Listen to the above Shabad in a very melodious voice



 
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Monday, August 28, 2006
FLOWERS


ਮਃ ੫ ॥ (੧੦੯੫-੧੨)

ਕਿਆ ਗਾਲਾਇਓ ਭੂਛ ਪਰ ਵੇਲਿ ਨ ਜੋਹੇ ਕੰਤ ਤੂ ॥

ਨਾਨਕ ਫੁਲਾ ਸੰਦੀ ਵਾੜਿ ਖਿੜਿਆ ਹਭੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਜਿਉ ॥੩॥


What should I say to you, you fool?

Don't look at the vines of others- be a true husband.
O Nanak, the entire world is blooming, like a garden of flowers.

 
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Thursday, August 24, 2006
HISTORICAL GURUDWARA SIS GANJ CHANDNI CHOWK DELHI
This is the place where Guru Teg Bahadur Ji sacrificed his life for Human Rights.
ਤਿਲਕ ਜੰਞੂ ਰਾਖਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਤਾਕਾ ॥ ਕੀਨੋ ਬਡੋ ਕਲੂ ਮਹਿ ਸਾਕਾ ॥ ਸਾਧਨਿ ਹੇਤਿ ਇਤੀ ਜਿਨਿ ਕਰੀ ॥ ਸੀਸ ਦੀਆ ਪਰ ਸੀ ਨ ਉਚਰੀ ॥੧੩॥ ਧਰਮ ਹੇਤ ਸਾਕਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਕੀਆ ॥ ਸੀਸ ਦੀਆ ਪਰ ਸਿਰਰੁ ਨ ਦੀਆ ॥ ਨਾਟਕ ਚੇਟਕ ਕੀਏ ਕੁਕਾਜਾ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਲੋਗਨ ਕਹ ਆਵਤ ਲਾਜਾ ॥੧੪॥



This is inside view of Gurudwara Sis Ganj.Slokas of Guru Teg Bahadur are written on the walls of the Gurudwara.
ਠੀਕਰਿ ਫੋਰਿ ਦਿਲੀਸਿ ਸਿਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਪੁਰ ਕੀਆ ਪਯਾਨ ॥ ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਆ ਕਰੀ ਨ ਕਿਨਹੂੰ ਆਨ ॥15॥ ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਕੇ ਚਲਤ ਭਯੋ ਜਗਤ ਕੋ ਸੋਕ ॥ ਹੈ ਹੈ ਹੈ ਸਭ ਜਗ ਭਯੋ ਜੈ ਜੈ ਜੈ ਸੁਰ ਲੋਕ ॥16॥
t(h)eekar for dhilees sir prabh pur keeaa payaan thaeg behaadhar see kriaa karee n kinehoo(n) aan thaeg behaadhar kae chalath bhayo jagath ko sok hai hai hai sabh jag bhayo jai jai jai sur lok

 
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Bhaadon bharam bhulania



Bwduie Brim BulwxIAw dUjY lgw hyqu ]
In the month of Bhaadon, she is deluded by doubt, because of her attachment to duality.
lK sIgwr bxwieAw kwrij nwhI kyqu ]
She may wear thousands of ornaments, but they are of no use at all.
ijqu idin dyh ibnssI iqqu vylY khsin pRyqu ]
On that day when the body perishes-at that time, she becomes a ghost.
pkiV clwiein dUq jm iksY n dynI Byqu ]
The Messenger of Death seizes and holds her, and does not tell anyone his secret.
Cif KVoqy iKnY mwih ijn isau lgw hyqu ]
And her loved ones-in an instant, they move on, leaving her all alone.
hQ mroVY qnu kpy isAwhhu hoAw syqu ]
She wrings her hands, her body writhes in pain, and she turns from black to white.
jyhw bIjY so luxY krmw sMdVw Kyqu ]
As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.
nwnk pRB srxwgqI crx boihQ pRB dyqu ]
Nanak seeks God's Sanctuary; God has given him the Boat of His Feet.
sy Bwduie nrik n pweIAih guru rKx vwlw hyqu ]7]
Those who love the Guru, the Protector and Savior, in Bhaadon, shall not be thrown down into hell.
 
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Thursday, August 10, 2006
Train Journey in Hills
View of hills from the train.
I am sharing a small video of my train journey to hills,during my holidays with my family.
 
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Ignorance about Rakhdi
Today I went to Bangla Sahib gurudwara in Delhi and found rakhis being tied to the railing in front of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

slok mÚ 3 ] (593-6)
Shalok, Third Mehl:
jgqu AigAwnI AMDu hY dUjY Bwie krm kmwie ] (593-7, vfhMsu, mÚ 3)
The world is blind and ignorant; in the love of duality, it engages in actions.
dUjY Bwie jyqy krm kry duKu lgY qin Dwie ]
But those actions which are performed in the love of duality, cause only pain to
gur prswdI suKu aUpjY jw gur kw sbdu kmwie ]
By Guru's Grace, peace wells up, when one acts according to the Word of the Guru's Shabad.
scI bwxI krm kry Anidnu nwmu iDAwie ]
He acts according to the True Word of the Guru's Bani; night and day, he meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
nwnk ijqu Awpy lwey iqqu lgy khxw ikCU n jwie ]1]
O Nanak, as the Lord Himself engages him, so is he engaged; no one has any say in this matter.
 
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006
SOME PHOTGRAPHS OF LOVELY VALLEY OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
 
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Monday, August 07, 2006
Water is locked up in the earth, and fire is locked up in wood.
<> siqgur pRswid ] (735-1)
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
qyry kvn kvn gux kih kih gwvw qU swihb guxI inDwnw ]
Which, which of Your Glorious Virtues should I sing and recount, Lord? You are my Lord and Master, the treasure of excellence.
qumrI mihmw brin n swkau qUM Twkur aUc Bgvwnw ]1]
I cannot express Your Glorious Praises. You are my Lord and Master, lofty and benevolent.
mY hir hir nwmu Dr soeI ]
The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is my only support.
ijau BwvY iqau rwKu myry swihb mY quJ ibnu Avru n koeI ]1] rhwau ]
If it pleases You, please save me, O my Lord and Master; without You, I have no other at all.||1||Pause||
mY qwxu dIbwxu qUhY myry suAwmI mY quDu AwgY Ardwis ]
You alone are my strength, and my Court, O my Lord and Master; unto You alone I pray.
mY horu Qwau nwhI ijsu pih krau bynμqI myrw duKu suKu quJ hI pwis ]2]
There is no other place where I can offer my prayers; I can tell my pains and pleasures only to You.
ivcy DrqI ivcy pwxI ivic kwst Agin DrIjY ]
Water is locked up in the earth, and fire is locked up in wood.
bkrI isMGu iekqY Qwie rwKy mn hir jip BRmu Bau dUir kIjY ]3]
The sheep and the lions are kept in one place; O mortal, meditate on the Lord, and your doubts and fears shall be removed.
hir kI vifAweI dyKhu sMqhu hir inmwixAw mwxu dyvwey ]
So behold the glorious greatness of the Lord, O Saints; the Lord blesses the dishonored with honor.
ijau DrqI crx qly qy aUpir AwvY iqau nwnk swD jnw jgqu Awix sBu pYrI pwey ]4]1]12]
As dust rises from underfoot, O Nanak, so does the Lord make all people fall at the feet of the Holy.
 
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Thursday, August 03, 2006
By His Power come the species of all kinds and colors; by His Power the living beings of the world exist.



mÚ 1 ] (464-5)
First Mehl:
kudriq idsY kudriq suxIAY kudriq Bau suK swru ]
By His Power we see, by His Power we hear; by His Power we have fear, and the essence of
happiness.
kudriq pwqwlI AwkwsI kudriq srb Awkwru ]
By His Power the nether worlds exist, and the Akaashic ethers; by His Power the entire creation exists.
kudriq vyd purwx qybw kudriq srb vIcwru ]
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.
kudriq Kwxw pIxw pYn@xu kudriq srb ipAwru ]
By His Power we eat, drink and dress; by His Power all love exists.
kudriq jwqI ijnsI rMgI kudriq jIA jhwn ]
- By His Power come the species of all kinds and colors; by His Power the living beings of the world exist.
kudriq nykIAw kudriq bdIAw kudriq mwnu AiBmwnu ]
By His Power virtues exist, and by His Power vices exist. By His Power come honor and dishonor.
kudriq pauxu pwxI bYsMqru kudriq DrqI Kwku ]
By His Power wind, water and fire exist; by His Power earth and dust exist.
sB qyrI kudriq qUM kwidru krqw pwkI nweI pwku ]
Everything is in Your Power, Lord; You are the all-powerful Creator. Your Name is the Holiest
of the Holy.
nwnk hukmY AMdir vyKY vrqY qwko qwku ]2]
O Nanak, through the Command of His Will, He beholds and pervades the creation; He is absolutely unrivalled. 2


 
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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

VISIT TO HIMACHAL PRADESH

Last week I was on holidays to Himachal Pradesh India with my family.It was nice experience to be in the lap of nature and sing the glorious praises of God and chant Waheguru Waheguru......
 
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