maadhau

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  1. Malkit Singh

    I do not understand why there is so much talk about anxiety or fear in this post?

    Why are your writers allowing such personal perceptions to become part of what is supposed to be sharing the sacred words – One person’s interpretations are so different to another.

    Do you all realise that when this post comes out, it is seen as though you all know so much about God and that we should listen to you? Such arrogance from the writers!

    I refer to this paragraph: “Mother, father, friends, children, and spouse; no one is a permanent support of anyone else. A flamingo flies hundreds of miles leaving its offspring behind on the faith that they will be looked after. Only the Divine is permanent, and He provides sustenance for everyone. Then why do we still fear?”

    What has a flamingo got to do with a human being? Nothing….such a poor example and no wonder people are straying away from temple and gurbani. You are letting your writers personal feelings get in the way of Gods writing – this is wrong. My family and friends are all I have on this earth, and we all have to die someday. That doesn’t mean I don’t still love them and care for them while they are alive!!!!

    “Remembrance of the Creator makes a human blossom like a dead dry wood coming to life again.”
    We are Humans, not dead wood!!!! Dead wood cannot even come back to life. Why are your writers so uninspired and so stuck in their own personal worlds?

    1. Mukhtiar Singh

      Dear Malkit,

      Sorry, I don’t know how old you are but fear and anxiety is a major source of pain in this world.

      I don’t know why you making your own observations without fully studying the Shabd from which this quote has been presented. It is wrong to claim that these are the writers’ personal perceptions and blame them for their so-called “arrogance”.

      These are words from Gurbani, the words of the Gurus, Guru Arjan Dev Ji specifically, in this instance. In future, please do some research on your own before writing and if you don’t know how, ask for help from someone who knows how to do that. There is much more that I could write but my intention is sincerely reduce your own ego to learn Gurbani. Here is the full Shabd for you to dissect and analyse:

      ਰਾਗੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
      Raag Goojaree Mehalaa 5 ||
      Raag Goojaree, Fifth Mehl:
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅੰਗ ੧੦

      ਕਾਹੇ ਰੇ ਮਨ ਚਿਤਵਹਿ ਉਦਮੁ ਜਾ ਆਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਪਰਿਆ ॥
      Kaahae Rae Man Chithavehi Oudham Jaa Aahar Har Jeeo Pariaa ||
      Why, O mind, do you plot and plan, when the Dear Lord Himself provides for your care?
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੧:੧ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੯
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਸੈਲ ਪਥਰ ਮਹਿ ਜੰਤ ਉਪਾਏ ਤਾ ਕਾ ਰਿਜਕੁ ਆਗੈ ਕਰਿ ਧਰਿਆ ॥੧॥
      Sail Pathhar Mehi Janth Oupaaeae Thaa Kaa Rijak Aagai Kar Dhhariaa ||1||
      From rocks and stones He created living beings; He places their nourishment before them. ||1||
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੧:੨ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੯
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਮੇਰੇ ਮਾਧਉ ਜੀ ਸਤਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲੇ ਸੁ ਤਰਿਆ ॥
      Maerae Maadhho Jee Sathasangath Milae S Thariaa ||
      O my Dear Lord of souls, one who joins the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, is saved.
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੧:੧ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੧੦
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦਿ ਪਰਮ ਪਦੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸੂਕੇ ਕਾਸਟ ਹਰਿਆ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
      Gur Parasaadh Param Padh Paaeiaa Sookae Kaasatt Hariaa ||1|| Rehaao ||
      By Guru’s Grace, the supreme status is obtained, and the dry wood blossoms forth again in lush greenery. ||1||Pause||
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੧:੨ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੧੦
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਜਨਨਿ ਪਿਤਾ ਲੋਕ ਸੁਤ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਕਿਸ ਕੀ ਧਰਿਆ ॥
      Janan Pithaa Lok Suth Banithaa Koe N Kis Kee Dhhariaa ||
      Mothers, fathers, friends, children and spouses-no one is the support of anyone else.
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੨:੧ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੧੧
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਸਿਰਿ ਸਿਰਿ ਰਿਜਕੁ ਸੰਬਾਹੇ ਠਾਕੁਰੁ ਕਾਹੇ ਮਨ ਭਉ ਕਰਿਆ ॥੨॥
      Sir Sir Rijak Sanbaahae Thaakur Kaahae Man Bho Kariaa ||2||
      For each and every person, our Lord and Master provides sustenance. Why are you so afraid, O mind? ||2||
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੨:੨ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੧੨
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਊਡੇ ਊਡਿ ਆਵੈ ਸੈ ਕੋਸਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਪਾਛੈ ਬਚਰੇ ਛਰਿਆ ॥
      Ooddae Oodd Aavai Sai Kosaa This Paashhai Bacharae Shhariaa ||
      The flamingoes fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind.
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੩:੧ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੧੨
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਤਿਨ ਕਵਣੁ ਖਲਾਵੈ ਕਵਣੁ ਚੁਗਾਵੈ ਮਨ ਮਹਿ ਸਿਮਰਨੁ ਕਰਿਆ ॥੩॥
      Thin Kavan Khalaavai Kavan Chugaavai Man Mehi Simaran Kariaa ||3||
      Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind? ||3||
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੩:੨ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੧੩
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਸਭਿ ਨਿਧਾਨ ਦਸ ਅਸਟ ਸਿਧਾਨ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕਰ ਤਲ ਧਰਿਆ ॥
      Sabh Nidhhaan Dhas Asatt Sidhhaan Thaakur Kar Thal Dhhariaa ||
      All the nine treasures, and the eighteen supernatural powers are held by our Lord and Master in the Palm of His Hand.
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੪:੧ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੧੩
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

      ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਸਦ ਬਲਿ ਜਾਈਐ ਤੇਰਾ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਰਾਵਰਿਆ ॥੪॥੫॥
      Jan Naanak Bal Bal Sadh Bal Jaaeeai Thaeraa Anth N Paaraavariaa ||4||5||
      Servant Nanak is devoted, dedicated, forever a sacrifice to You, Lord. Your Expanse has no limit, no boundary. ||4||5||
      ਸੋਦਰੁ ਗੂਜਰੀ (ਮਃ ੫) (੫) ੪:੨ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦ ਪੰ. ੧੪
      Raag Goojree Guru Arjan Dev

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