Friday, June 16, 2006

New Month Begins & Shaheedi Diwas

Today is the first day of the month of AASAAR (also known as HAAR) in the Sikh Nanakshahi Calendar. Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Jee has given us a HUKAM (Order) for the beginning of each month, which is recorded in "BARAAH-MAAHAA":
ਆਸਾੜੁ ਤਪੰਦਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਲਗੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਹੁ ਨ ਜਿੰਨਾ ਪਾਸਿ ॥
ਜਗਜੀਵਨ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਤਿਆਗਿ ਕੈ ਮਾਣਸ ਸੰਦੀ ਆਸ ॥
ਦੁਯੈ ਭਾਇ ਵਿਗੁਚੀਐ ਗਲਿ ਪਈਸੁ ਜਮ ਕੀ ਫਾਸ ॥
ਜੇਹਾ ਬੀਜੈ ਸੋ ਲੁਣੈ ਮਥੈ ਜੋ ਲਿਖਿਆਸੁ ॥
ਰੈਣਿ ਵਿਹਾਣੀ ਪਛੁਤਾਣੀ ਉਠਿ ਚਲੀ ਗਈ ਨਿਰਾਸ ॥
ਜਿਨ ਕੌ ਸਾਧੂ ਭੇਟੀਐ ਸੋ ਦਰਗਹ ਹੋਇ ਖਲਾਸੁ ॥
ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਆਪਣੀ ਤੇਰੇ ਦਰਸਨ ਹੋਇ ਪਿਆਸ ॥
ਪ੍ਰਭ ਤੁਧੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਦੂਜਾ ਕੋ ਨਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੀ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ॥
ਆਸਾੜੁ ਸੁਹੰਦਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਲਗੈ ਜਿਸੁ ਮਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਚਰਣ ਨਿਵਾਸ ॥੫॥
The month of AasaaR seems burning hot, to those who are not close to their Husband Lord Waheguru. who have forsaken (the support of) Waheguru the Primal Being, the Life of the World, and (instead) have come to rely upon people.

(Without Waheguru,) in the love of duality, the soul-bride is ruined; around her neck she wears the noose of Death. (Waheguru's Law is that) as you plant, so shall you harvest; the destiny recorded on your forehead, is what one reaps.
(For the soul-bride who forgets the Waheguru, Life of the World,) the life-night passes away in regret and repent, and then one departs with a broken heart.

Those who meet with the Guru are liberated in the Court of the Lord (they receive honour).

O Waheguru! This is Nanak's humble prayer - Show Your Mercy to me, (in my mind) I am thirsty for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan (because) without You, Waheguru, there is no other at all. For those people within who's mind the Feet of the Lord (i.e. Gurbaani) abides, the (burning hot) month of AasaaR is pleasant (the worldly problems and pains do not trouble the person). ||5||
(Ang 133)

Dhan Dhan Guru Arjan Dev Jee Maharaj who today became Shaheed immersed in the Love of Waheguru:
ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਕਾਟਿ ਕਾਟਿ ਸਭੁ ਅਰਪੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਅਗਨੀ ਆਪੁ ਜਲਾਈ ॥੪॥
tan man kaat kaat sabh arpee vich agnee aap jalaa-ee. ||4||

I would cut my mind and body apart into pieces, and offer them all to You; I would burn myself in fire. ||4||


Inderpreet Singh said...

Guru Phatah!

May the Guru bestow blessings on you and all of us as we commemorate Shahidi divas of Guru Arjan Patshah.

I may be wrong, but I think today is 2 Harh, Nanakshahi 538. So yesterday was the beginning of the month. But the date doesn't matter. The point is you have shared the bani of the Baramaha with us. Thanks for that.

Carhdi Kala!

teji kaur said...

Guru Fateh
Guru Arjan Dev JI is one of the many reasons im proud to be a Sikh .who else has so many Souls who have sacrificed.I am proud to spell my name KAUR.Guru Rakha