Saturday, January 27, 2007
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਜੀਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਸੰਤ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
This shabad was beautifully sung by Prof.Surinder Singh ji & his students Raj Academy on 5th Jan.2007 at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THIS SHABAD

ਮਾਝ ਮਹਲਾ ਚਉਪਦੇ ਘਰੁ
ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਲੋਚੈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਤਾਈ
मेरा मनु लोचै गुर दरसन ताई ॥
mayraa man lochai gur darsan taa-ee.
My mind longs for the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan.
ਬਿਲਪ ਕਰੇ ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕ ਕੀ ਨਿਆਈ
बिलप करे चात्रिक की निआई ॥
bilap karay chaatrik kee ni-aa-ee.
It cries out like the thirsty song-bird.
ਤ੍ਰਿਖਾ ਉਤਰੈ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਆਵੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਦਰਸਨ ਸੰਤ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥
त्रिखा न उतरै सांति न आवै बिनु दरसन संत पिआरे जीउ ॥१॥
tarikhaa na utrai saaNt na aavai bin darsan sant pi-aaray jee-o. 1
My thirst is not quenched, and I can find no peace, without the Blessed Vision of the Beloved Saint. 1
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਜੀਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਸੰਤ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
हउ घोली जीउ घोलि घुमाई गुर दरसन संत पिआरे जीउ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
ha-o gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee gur darsan sant pi-aaray jee-o. 1 rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to the Blessed Vision of the Beloved Saint Guru. 1Pause
ਤੇਰਾ ਮੁਖੁ ਸੁਹਾਵਾ ਜੀਉ ਸਹਜ ਧੁਨਿ ਬਾਣੀ
तेरा मुखु सुहावा जीउ सहज धुनि बाणी ॥
tayraa mukh suhaavaa jee-o sahj Dhun banee.
Your Face is so Beautiful, and the Sound of Your Words imparts intuitive wisdom.
ਚਿਰੁ ਹੋਆ ਦੇਖੇ ਸਾਰਿੰਗਪਾਣੀ
चिरु होआ देखे सारिंगपाणी ॥
chir ho-aa daykhay saaringpaanee.
It is so long since this rain-bird has had even a glimpse of water.
ਧੰਨੁ ਸੁ ਦੇਸੁ ਜਹਾ ਤੂੰ ਵਸਿਆ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਜਣ ਮੀਤ ਮੁਰਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੨॥
धंनु सु देसु जहा तूं वसिआ मेरे सजण मीत मुरारे जीउ ॥२॥
Dhan so days jahaa tooN vasi-aa mayray sajan meet muraaray jee-o. 2 Blessed is that land where You dwell, O my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru. 2
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਹਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਗੁਰ ਸਜਣ ਮੀਤ ਮੁਰਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
हउ घोली हउ घोलि घुमाई गुर सजण मीत मुरारे जीउ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
ha-o gholee ha-o ghol ghumaa-ee gur sajan meet muraaray jee-o. 1
rahaa-o. I am a sacrifice, I am forever a sacrifice, to my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru. 1Pause
ਇਕ ਘੜੀ ਮਿਲਤੇ ਤਾ ਕਲਿਜੁਗੁ ਹੋਤਾ
इक घड़ी न मिलते ता कलिजुगु होता ॥
ik gharhee na miltay taa kalijug hotaa.
When I could not be with You for just one moment, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga dawned for me.
ਹੁਣਿ ਕਦਿ ਮਿਲੀਐ ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਗਵੰਤਾ
हुणि कदि मिलीऐ प्रिअ तुधु भगवंता ॥
hun kad milee-ai pari-a tuDh bhagvantaa.
When will I meet You, O my Beloved Lord?
ਮੋਹਿ ਰੈਣਿ ਵਿਹਾਵੈ ਨੀਦ ਆਵੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਦੇਖੇ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਬਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੩॥
मोहि रैणि न विहावै नीद न आवै बिनु देखे गुर दरबारे जीउ ॥३॥
mohi rain na vihaavai need na aavai bin daykhay gur darbaaray jee-o. 3
I cannot endure the night, and sleep does not come, without the Sight of the Beloved Guru's Court. 3
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਜੀਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਚੇ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਬਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
हउ घोली जीउ घोलि घुमाई तिसु सचे गुर दरबारे जीउ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
ha-o gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee tis sachay gur darbaaray jee-o. 1 rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to that True Court of the Beloved Guru. 1Pause
ਭਾਗੁ ਹੋਆ ਗੁਰਿ ਸੰਤੁ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ
भागु होआ गुरि संतु मिलाइआ ॥
bhaag ho-aa gur sant milaa-i-aa.
By good fortune, I have met the Saint Guru.
ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਘਰ ਮਹਿ ਪਾਇਆ
प्रभु अबिनासी घर महि पाइआ ॥
parabh abhinaasee ghar meh paa-i-aa.
I have found the Immortal Lord within the home of my own self.
ਸੇਵ ਕਰੀ ਪਲੁ ਚਸਾ ਵਿਛੁੜਾ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਤੁਮਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੪॥
सेव करी पलु चसा न विछुड़ा जन नानक दास तुमारे जीउ ॥४॥
sayv karee pal chasaa na vichhurhaa jan naanak daas tumaaray jee-o. 4
I will now serve You forever, and I shall never be separated from You, even for an instant. Servant Nanak is Your slave, O Beloved Master. 4
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਜੀਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਤੁਮਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ਰਹਾਉ ॥੧॥੮॥
हउ घोली जीउ घोलि घुमाई जन नानक दास तुमारे जीउ ॥ रहाउ ॥१॥८॥
ha-o gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee jan naanak daas tumaaray jee-o. rahaa-o. 18
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice; servant Nanak is Your slave, Lord. Pause18
 
posted by Balbir Singh at 9:17 PM | Permalink | 2 comments
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Meeting with the Holy people, my mind blossoms forth.
ਰਾਗੁ ਕਾਨੜਾ ਚਉਪਦੇ ਮਹਲਾ ਘਰੁ
रागु कानड़ा चउपदे महला ४ घरु १
raag kaanrhaa cha-upday mehlaa 4 ghar 1
Raag Kaanraa, Chau-Padas, Fourth Mehl, First House:
ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ
ੴ सति नामु करता पुरखु निरभउ निरवैरु अकाल मूरति अजूनी सैभं गुर प्रसादि ॥

ik-oNkaar sat naam kartaa purakh nirbha-o nirvair akaal moorat ajoonee saibhaN gur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying. Beyond Birth. Self-Existent. By Guru's Grace:


ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਸਾਧ ਜਨਾਂ ਮਿਲਿ ਹਰਿਆ
मेरा मनु साध जनां मिलि हरिआ ॥
mayraa man saaDh janaaN mil hari-aa.
Meeting with the Holy people, my mind blossoms forth.
ਹਉ ਬਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਸਾਧ ਜਨਾਂ ਕਉ ਮਿਲਿ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਰਿਆ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
हउ बलि बलि बलि बलि साध जनां कउ मिलि संगति पारि उतरिआ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥

ha-o bal bal bal bal saaDh janaaN ka-o mil sangat paar utri-aa. 1 rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice to those Holy beings; joining the Sangat, the Congregation, I am carried across to the other side. 1Pause
ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਹੁ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਅਪਨੀ ਹਮ ਸਾਧ ਜਨਾਂ ਪਗ ਪਰਿਆ
हरि हरि क्रिपा करहु प्रभ अपनी हम साध जनां पग परिआ ॥
har har kirpaa karahu parabh apnee ham saaDh janaaN pag pari-aa.

O Lord, Har, Har, please bless me with Your Mercy, God, that I may fall at the feet of the Holy.
ਧਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਸਾਧ ਜਿਨ ਹਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਜਾਨਿਆ ਮਿਲਿ ਸਾਧੂ ਪਤਿਤ ਉਧਰਿਆ ॥੧॥
धनु धनु साध जिन हरि प्रभु जानिआ मिलि साधू पतित उधरिआ ॥१॥
Dhan Dhan saaDh jin har parabh jaani-aa mil saaDhoo patit uDhri-aa. 1
Blessed, blessed are the Holy, who know the Lord God. Meeting with the Holy, even sinners are saved. 1

ਮਨੂਆ ਚਲੈ ਚਲੈ ਬਹੁ ਬਹੁ ਬਿਧਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਸਾਧੂ ਵਸਗਤਿ ਕਰਿਆ
मनूआ चलै चलै बहु बहु बिधि मिलि साधू वसगति करिआ ॥
manoo-aa chalai chalai baho baho biDh mil saaDhoo vasgat kari-aa.
The mind roams and rambles all around in all directions. Meeting with the Holy, it is overpowered and brought under control,
ਜਿਉਂ ਜਲ ਤੰਤੁ ਪਸਾਰਿਓ ਬਧਕਿ ਗ੍ਰਸਿ ਮੀਨਾ ਵਸਗਤਿ ਖਰਿਆ ॥੨॥
जिउं जल तंतु पसारिओ बधकि ग्रसि मीना वसगति खरिआ ॥२॥
ji-uN jal tant pasaari-o baDhak garas meenaa vasgat khari-aa. 2
just as when the fisherman spreads his net over the water, he catches and overpowers the fish. 2

ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੰਤ ਸੰਤ ਭਲ ਨੀਕੇ ਮਿਲਿ ਸੰਤ ਜਨਾ ਮਲੁ ਲਹੀਆ
हरि के संत संत भल नीके मिलि संत जना मलु लहीआ ॥
har kay sant sant bhal neekay mil sant janaa mal lahee-aa.
The Saints, the Saints of the Lord, are noble and good.
Meeting with the humble Saints, filth is washed away.
ਹਉਮੈ ਦੁਰਤੁ ਗਇਆ ਸਭੁ ਨੀਕਰਿ ਜਿਉ ਸਾਬੁਨਿ ਕਾਪਰੁ ਕਰਿਆ ॥੩॥
हउमै दुरतु गइआ सभु नीकरि जिउ साबुनि कापरु करिआ ॥३॥
ha-umai durat ga-i-aa sabh neekar ji-o saabun kaapar kari-aa. 3
All the sins and egotism are washed away, like soap washing dirty clothes. 3


ਮਸਤਕਿ ਲਿਲਾਟਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਧੁਰਿ ਠਾਕੁਰਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਚਰਨ ਉਰ ਧਰਿਆ

मसतकि लिलाटि लिखिआ धुरि ठाकुरि गुर सतिगुर चरन उर धरिआ ॥
mastak lilaat likhi-aa Dhur thaakur gur satgur charan ur Dhari-aa.
According to that pre-ordained destiny inscribed on my forehead by my Lord and Master, I have enshrined the Feet of the Guru, the True Guru, within my heart.
ਸਭੁ ਦਾਲਦੁ ਦੂਖ ਭੰਜ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮਿ ਉਧਰਿਆ ॥੪॥੧॥
सभु दालदु दूख भंज प्रभु पाइआ जन नानक नामि उधरिआ ॥४॥१॥
sabh daalad dookh bhanj parabh paa-i-aa jan naanak naam uDhri-aa. 41
I have found God, the Destroyer of all poverty and pain; servant Nanak is saved through the Naam. 41

Labels:

 
posted by Balbir Singh at 12:59 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Monday, January 22, 2007
Whether Lohri is a Sikh Festival?
Lohri festival is celebrated in North India particularly by Punjabi community in the month of January. I do not know the origin of this festival. Sikhs also celebrate this festival. But this festival is having unsikh activities like celebrating the birth of a male child in the family with great pomp & show and ignoring the birth of a female child.I received an invitation from a sikh family and you can see the cover page of the card below.I did not go to attend the function.But I could hear the loud music with punjabi songs & it was so disturbing.Are we listening to our Gurus words ?Still we are celebrating gender biased festivals.Guru Nanak Dev ji has clearly told us about the importance of woman.When are we going to give equal status to woman?


ਮਃ 1 ॥
ਭੰਡਿ ਜੰਮੀਐ ਭੰਡਿ ਨਿੰਮੀਐ ਭੰਡਿ ਮੰਗਣੁ ਵੀਆਹੁ ॥
ਭੰਡਹੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਭੰਡਹੁ ਚਲੈ ਰਾਹੁ ॥
ਭੰਡੁ ਮੁਆ ਭੰਡੁ ਭਾਲੀਐ ਭੰਡਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਬੰਧਾਨੁ ॥
ਸੋ ਕਿਉ ਮੰਦਾ ਆਖੀਐ ਜਿਤੁ ਜੰਮਹਿ ਰਾਜਾਨ ॥
ਭੰਡਹੁ ਹੀ ਭੰਡੁ ਊਪਜੈ ਭੰਡੈ ਬਾਝੁ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਭੰਡੈ ਬਾਹਰਾ ਏਕੋ ਸਚਾ ਸੋਇ ॥
ਜਿਤੁ ਮੁਖਿ ਸਦਾ ਸਾਲਾਹੀਐ ਭਾਗਾ ਰਤੀ ਚਾਰਿ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਊਜਲੇ ਤਿਤੁ ਸਚੈ ਦਰਬਾਰਿ ॥2॥
ma 1
bha(n)dd ja(n)meeai bha(n)dd ni(n)meeai bha(n)dd ma(n)gan veeaahu
bha(n)ddahu hovai dhosathee bha(n)ddahu chalai raahu
bha(n)dd muaa bha(n)dd bhaaleeai bha(n)dd hovai ba(n)dhhaan
so kio ma(n)dhaa aakheeai jith ja(n)mehi raajaan
bha(n)ddahu hee bha(n)dd oopajai bha(n)ddai baajh n koe
naanak bha(n)ddai baaharaa eaeko sachaa soe
jith mukh sadhaa saalaaheeai bhaagaa rathee chaar
naanak thae mukh oojalae thith sachai dharabaar 2
First Mehla:
From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married.
Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come.
When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound.
So why call her bad? From her, kings are born.
From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.
O Nanak, only the True Lord is without a woman.
That mouth which praises the Lord continually is blessed and beautiful.
O Nanak, those faces shall be radiant in the Court of the True Lord. 2

 
posted by Balbir Singh at 4:29 AM | Permalink | 4 comments
Sunday, January 14, 2007
All around this garden are pools of poison, but within it is the Ambrosial Nectar, O Siblings of Destiny. ||1||Pause||
ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ आसा महला ५ ॥ aasaa mehlaa 5. Aasaa, Fifth Mehl:
ਏਕੁ ਬਗੀਚਾ ਪੇਡ ਘਨ ਕਰਿਆ
एकु बगीचा पेड घन करिआ ॥
ayk bageechaa payd ghan kari-aa.
There is a garden, in which so many plants have grown.
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਤਹਾ ਮਹਿ ਫਲਿਆ ॥੧॥
अम्रित नामु तहा महि फलिआ ॥१॥
amrit naam tahaa meh fali-aa. 1
They bear the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam as their fruit. 1
ਐਸਾ ਕਰਹੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ਗਿਆਨੀ
ऐसा करहु बीचारु गिआनी ॥
aisaa karahu beechaar gi-aanee.
Consider this, O wise one,
ਜਾ ਤੇ ਪਾਈਐ ਪਦੁ ਨਿਰਬਾਨੀ
जा ते पाईऐ पदु निरबानी ॥
jaa tay paa-ee-ai pad nirbaanee.
by which you may attain the state of Nirvaanaa.
ਆਸਿ ਪਾਸਿ ਬਿਖੂਆ ਕੇ ਕੁੰਟਾ ਬੀਚਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਹੈ ਭਾਈ ਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
आसि पासि बिखूआ के कुंटा बीचि अम्रितु है भाई रे ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
aas paas bikhoo-aa kay kuntaa beech amrit hai bhaa-ee ray. 1 rahaa-o.
All around this garden are pools of poison, but within it is the Ambrosial Nectar, O Siblings of Destiny. 1Pause
ਸਿੰਚਨਹਾਰੇ ਏਕੈ ਮਾਲੀ
सिंचनहारे एकै माली ॥
sinchanhaaray aikai maalee.
There is only one gardener who tends it.
ਖਬਰਿ ਕਰਤੁ ਹੈ ਪਾਤ ਪਤ ਡਾਲੀ ॥੨॥
खबरि करतु है पात पत डाली ॥२॥ khabar karat hai paat pat daalee. 2
He takes care of every leaf and branch. 2
ਸਗਲ ਬਨਸਪਤਿ ਆਣਿ ਜੜਾਈ
सगल बनसपति आणि जड़ाई ॥
sagal banaspat aan jarhaa-ee. He brings all sorts of plants and plants them there.
ਸਗਲੀ ਫੂਲੀ ਨਿਫਲ ਕਾਈ ॥੩॥
सगली फूली निफल न काई ॥३॥
saglee foolee nifal na kaa-ee. 3
They all bear fruit - none is without fruit. 3
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਫਲੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਿਨਿ ਗੁਰ ਤੇ ਪਾਇਆ
अम्रित फलु नामु जिनि गुर ते पाइआ ॥
amrit fal naam jin gur tay paa-i-aa.
One who receives the Ambrosial Fruit of the Naam from the Guru -
ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਤਰੀ ਤਿਨਿ ਮਾਇਆ ॥੪॥੫॥੫੬॥
नानक दास तरी तिनि माइआ ॥४॥५॥५६॥
naanak daas taree tin maa-i-aa. 4556
O Nanak, such a servant crosses over the ocean of Maya. 4556






Labels:

 
posted by Balbir Singh at 11:57 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Thursday, January 11, 2007
GURU GOBIND SINGH JI 'S PRAKASH UTSAV CELEBRATIONS IN DELHI
Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji at Lakhi Shah Vanjara Hall
Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib

The Sangat
The Sangat

Bhai Balbir Singh ji

Can you spot Bhai Amreek Singh ji and Prof.Surinder Singh ji (Raj Academy)?

Prof.Darshan Singh ji
Prof.Surinder Singh ji & his students

Bhai Gurinder Singh ji

Bhai Amreek Singh ji
 
posted by Balbir Singh at 9:58 PM | Permalink | 2 comments
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
School children in Nagar Kirtan
A small video clip of school children in Nagar Kirtan


 
posted by Balbir Singh at 2:37 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Monday, January 08, 2007
More photographs from the Nagar Kirtan
School children
Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahibji

Guru Maharaj di Sawari


Panj Piyare
 
posted by Balbir Singh at 12:48 AM | Permalink | 1 comments
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Guru Gobind Singh ji's birthday celebrations in Delhi
Guru Gobind Singh ji's Prakash utsav was celebrated in Delhi from 3rd Jan.2007 to 5thJan.2007 .Nagar Kirtan was on 4th.Jan.2007.Here are some of the photographs of the celebrations.
Guru Granth Sahib ji
Panj Piyare

School children

Guru Gobind Singh ji de Prakash Utsav dee saariyan sangatan nu lakh lakh vadhai.
On the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh ji's birthday congratulations to all the cyber sangat.
 
posted by Balbir Singh at 7:49 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant
Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant ji's kirtan at gurudwara Rakab Ganj which was uploaded in the post dated 5th Dec.2006 is not working.This is again being uploaded.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD
 
posted by Balbir Singh at 2:42 AM | Permalink | 0 comments