Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Gurpurb - Dhan Guru Nanak!

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਿਆ ਮਿਟੀ ਧੁੰਧ ਜਗ ਚਾਨਣ ਹੋਆ ॥
satgur naanak pragattiaa mittee dhundh jag chaanan hoaa.
When the True Guru, Satguru Nanak, manifested, the mist (of ignorance) cleared and the light (of wisdom) scattered all around.
(Bhai Gurdaas jee)

Saturday 24th November commemorates the 538th Parkaash Diwas of Guru Nanak Sahib jee. Happy Gurpurb to everyone! In tribute to Guru Nanak Sahib jee, below is a short Saakhi from Guru Sahib's jeevan.

Guru Nanak Sahib jee was sitting in the gathering of the Sangat along with his sons, when he lifted one takka (a 2 paise coin) and held it in his hand. Guru jee asked Baba Siri Chand, his elder son, "What do you see lying in my hand?" Baba Siri Chand replied, "I see only a coin, which you had just lifted in front of the entire Sangat. What else could it be?" Guru jee then turned to his younger son, Baba Lakhmi Daas, to ask him the same question, which he got the same reply.

Guru Nanak Sahib jee asked the Sangat members what they saw, which they humbly replied, “O Guru Gareeb Niwaaj (O Guru, Sanctury of the Helpless) due to our limited vision we can only say that there is one coin (takka) in your palm." When Guru jee asked Bhai Lehna jee, "O Dear Sikh! What do you see lying in my hand?” Bhai Lehna jee with utmost humility, tears rolling down his eyes and with folded hands said, “O Sachey Paatshaah (O True King!), with my little vision, I see all the wealth and happiness of this world (lok) and the next world (parlok) in your hands. I am unable to see beyond that”.

May Waheguru do kirpaa on us all that when we look at Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee, we don't just see ink, paper and the colourful decorated rumaalay (draperies). Instead, may we be blessed with the vision of seeing living, speaking and ever-present Jyot (Divine Light) of Guru Nanak Sahib jee manifest in full glory in the Partak Guru, Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee.


Kaur said...

:) Beautiful Sakhi

Anonymous said...

vjkk vjkf

manvir singh your kirtan was wiked!! at gng gurdwara in leicester.You gave everyone so much anandh!!!

thank you so muchhh
vjkk vjkf

Anonymous said...

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Prabhu Singh said...

Nice post :-) Thanks for sharing.
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh!

Anonymous said...

can i just ask that if guru nanak was born in april why celebrate gurpurb in november should it not be in april