Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

A nice video I found today. It's of Bhai Sahib Joginder Singh jee Talwara doing Keeertan with Bhai Amolak Singh jee Australia Wale doing seva of playing the Tablaa at Sri Darbaar Sahib, Amritsar Sahib, in April 1984. The shabad they are singing is:
ਗਉੜੀ ਬੈਰਾਗਣਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥
gauRee bairaagaN, mehlaa 4.
Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:

ਜਿਸੁ ਮਿਲਿਐ ਮਨਿ ਹੋਇ ਅਨੰਦੁ ਸੋ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕਹੀਐ ॥
jis mili-ai man ho-ay anand, so satgur kahee-ai.
Meeting whom the mind is filled with bliss - He is called the True Guru.

ਮਨ ਕੀ ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਬਿਨਸਿ ਜਾਇ ਹਰਿ ਪਰਮ ਪਦੁ ਲਹੀਐ ॥੧॥
man kee dubiDhaa binas jaa-ay, har param pad lehee-ai. ||1||
Double-mindedness departs, and the supreme spiritual status of meeting Vaheguru is obtained. ||1||

ਮੇਰਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪਿਆਰਾ ਕਿਤੁ ਬਿਧਿ ਮਿਲੈ ॥
mayraa satgur pi-aaraa, kit biDh milai.
(Tell me) how can I meet my Beloved True Guru?

ਹਉ ਖਿਨੁ ਖਿਨੁ ਕਰੀ ਨਮਸਕਾਰੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰਾ ਕਿਉ ਮਿਲੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
hau khin khin karee namaskaar, mayraa gur pooraa ki-o milai. ||1|| rahaa-o.||
Each and every moment, I humbly bow (before that person who tell's me) how I will meet my Perfect Guru? ||1||Pause||

ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਹਰਿ ਮੇਲਿਆ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰਾ ॥
kar kirpaa, har mayli-aa mayraa satgur pooraa.
Granting His Grace, Vaheguru has led me to meet my Perfect True Guru.

ਇਛ ਪੁੰਨੀ ਜਨ ਕੇਰੀਆ ਲੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਧੂਰਾ ॥੨॥
ichh punnee jan kayree-aa, lay satgur Dhooraa. ||2||
Receiving the dust of the Feet of the True Guru (all) the desires of His humble servant are fulfilled. ||2||

ਹਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਸੁਣੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਮਿਲੀਐ ॥
har bhagat driR-aavai, har bhagat suNai, tis satgur milee-ai.
(O person!) One should meet the True Guru who implants Bhagti (devotional worship) of Vaheguru (in the heart of a person), and (meeting whom one) listens (with enthusiasm) to the praises of Vaheguru.

ਤੋਟਾ ਮੂਲਿ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਹਰਿ ਲਾਭੁ ਨਿਤਿ ਦ੍ਰਿੜੀਐ ॥੩॥
tottaa mool na aave-ee, har laabh nit driRee-ai. ||3||
(Meeting whom) they continually earn the profit of the wealth of Naam one and never suffer any loss (in this wealth). ||3||

ਜਿਸ ਕਉ ਰਿਦੈ ਵਿਗਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਭਾਉ ਦੂਜਾ ਨਾਹੀ ॥
jis kau ridai vigaas hai, bhaa-o doojaa naahee.
One whose heart blossoms forth, is not attached to love of anything else other than Vaheguru.

ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰ ਮਿਲਿ ਉਧਰੈ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਾਹੀ ॥੪॥੮॥੧੪॥੫੨॥
naanak tis gur mil uDhrai, har guN gaavaahee. ||4||8||14||52||
O Nanak! Meeting the Guru, one is saved (from wickedness and corruption) and they sing His Glorious Praises. ||4||8||14||52||
(Ang 168)

In the background you can see Chardi Kalaa Sangat of Singh and Singhnian. Dhan Guru, Dhan Guru Ke Piaare.

Happy New Year to everyone. May Vaheguru shower blessings of Naam, Baanee and Gursikhi Jeevan upon us all so that we can become closer to true happiness - Vaheguru, and be saved from drowning in Maya and doubt. May our love for Vaheguru increase every moment! Rab Raakhaa.


rsingh said...

Happy New Year jio.

JSingh said...

Happy new year bhai sahib ji

Novtej said...

happy new year bhai sahib, yes i use photoshop to make the banners... but u wont be seeing much of them now - shutting the blog down soon.
i'l still be reading blogs though :)

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Bhaji Novtej Singh jee - Sad to hear your shutting your site down. I am sure a lot people will miss your colourful and creative banners :)

Are you leaving UK for your work placement or will be still be in UK? I am sure you will have many adventures and stories to tell.

Guru Raakhaa.

Novtej said...

bhai sahib jee, im still in the UK. The accomodation provided by the hospital doesnt have internet access and as much as i tried negotiate with them they don't have the money to install services which dont really provide a direct benefit to patients (NHS is hugely in debt). It's only for 6 months so I suppose I could get back into the blogging business afterwards.
take care jee.

rsingh said...

hey take a laptop with wifi my mate did placement but got lucky and got wifi connection. If not you can use the laptop to watch vcd's of past smagams :D