Thursday, November 30, 2006
ChardiKala Jatha At Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib
Kirtan at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib New Delhi on 24th November 2006 by Chardi Kala Jatha.
 
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Friday, November 24, 2006
Chardi Kala Jatha In New Delhi







Today Chardi Kala Jatha did kirtan at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, New Delhi
Here are some photographs and download thier kirtan.As today is Guru Tegbahadur Sahib Ji's Shahidi Diwas main bani kirtan was from Guru Sahib's Bani and tenth Guru's -Tilak Janju RakhaPrabhTanka...
First Shabad is Ram Simar Ram Simar Ehhe tere Kaj Hai
Second Shabad is Tilak Janju Raakha Prabh Tanka
Third was Jagat mein jhoothi dekhi preet
 
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Saturday, November 18, 2006
ਤੇਰਾ ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੰਜੀਠੜਾ ਰਤਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਚੋਲਾਸਦ ਰੰਗ ਢੋਲਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Gurbani takes us across this world ocean.Entire bani in Guru granth sahib has very deep sentiments and philosphy.Guru Nanak Dev ji's this shabad (which is given below)is full of optimism,confidence, hopefulness,and cheerfulness.Where as a shabad in Soohi raag by Baba Farid ji has the same meaning but it has more vairag i.e. it somewhat depresses you.Guru Nanak seems to have written this shabad as an answer to this shabad by Baba Farid Ji. This shabad use to make me so depressed that I felt i could never meet my beloved.
Please read both the shabads carefully to know what i am trying to say.
Guru Nanak has made this life of mine worth living.This Shabad fills my heart with warmth, fervor, zeal, ardor, passion and devotion.

ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥

ਜਪ ਤਪ ਕਾ ਬੰਧੁ ਬੇੜੁਲਾ ਜਿਤੁਲੰਘਹਿ ਵਹੇਲਾ ॥


jap tap kaa banDh bayrhulaa jit langheh vahaylaa.
Build the raft of meditation and self-discipline, to carry you across the river.

ਨਾ ਸਰਵਰੁ ਨਾ ਊਛਲੈ ਐਸਾ ਪੰਥੁ ਸੁਹੇਲਾ ॥੧॥

naa sarvar naa oochhlai aisaa panth suhaylaa. 1
There will be no ocean, and no rising tides to stop you; this is how comfortable your path shall be. 1

ਤੇਰਾ ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੰਜੀਠੜਾ ਰਤਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਚੋਲਾਸਦ ਰੰਗ ਢੋਲਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

tayraa ayko naam manjeeth-rhaa rataa mayraa cholaa sad rang dholaa. 1 rahaa-o.
Your Name alone is the color, in which the robe of my body is dyed. This color is permanent, O my Beloved. 1Pause


ਸਾਜਨ ਚਲੇ ਪਿਆਰਿਆ ਕਿਉ ਮੇਲਾ ਹੋਈ ॥

saajan chalay pi-aari-aa ki-o maylaa ho-ee.
My beloved friends have departed; how will they meet the Lord?

ਜੇ ਗੁਣ ਹੋਵਹਿ ਗੰਠੜੀਐ ਮੇਲੇਗਾਸੋਈ ॥੨॥


jay gun hoveh ganth-rhee-ai maylaygaa so-ee. 2
If they have virtue in their pack, the Lord will unite them with Himself.

ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਵੀਛੁੜੈ ਜੇ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹੋਈ ॥

mili-aa ho-ay na veechhurhai jay mili-aa ho-ee.
Once united with Him, they will not be separated again, if they are truly united.


ਆਵਾ ਗਉਣੁ ਨਿਵਾਰਿਆ ਹੈ ਸਾਚਾ ਸੋਈ ॥੩॥

aavaa ga-on nivaari-aa hai saachaa so-ee. 3

The True Lord brings their comings and goings to an end.

ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਰਿ ਨਿਵਾਰਿਆ ਸੀਤਾ ਹੈ ਚੋਲਾ ॥

ha-umai maar nivaari-aa seetaa hai cholaa.
One who subdues and eradicates egotism, sews the robe of devotion.


ਗੁਰ ਬਚਨੀ ਫਲੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸਹ ਕੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬੋਲਾ ॥੪॥

gur bachnee fal paa-i-aa sah kay amrit bolaa. 4

Following the Word of the Guru's Teachings, she receives the fruits of her reward, the Ambrosial Words of the Lord. 4

ਨਾਨਕੁਕਹੈ ਸਹੇਲੀਹੋ ਸਹੁ ਖਰਾ ਪਿਆਰਾ ॥

naanak kahai sahayleeho saho kharaa pi-aaraa.
Says Nanak, O soul-brides, our Husband Lord is so dear!

ਹਮ ਸਹ ਕੇਰੀਆ ਦਾਸੀਆ ਸਾਚਾ ਖਸਮੁ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥੫॥੨॥੪॥

ham sah kayree-aa daasee-aa saachaa khasam hamaaraa. 524
We are the servants, the hand-maidens of the Lord; He is our True Lord and Master.
 
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Monday, November 13, 2006
ਨਦੀ ਤਰੰਦੜੀ ਮੈਡਾ ਖੋਜੁ ਨ ਖੁੰਭੈ ਮੰਝਿ ਮੁਹਬਤਿ ਤੇਰੀ ॥



ਸਲੋਕ ਮ: ੫ ॥ (੫੨੦-੭)




ਨਦੀ ਤਰੰਦੜੀ ਮੈਡਾ ਖੋਜੁ ਨ ਖੁੰਭੈ ਮੰਝਿ ਮੁਹਬਤਿ ਤੇਰੀ ॥



nadee tarand-rhee maidaa khoj na khumbhai manjh muhabat tayree.



Crossing the stream, my foot does not get stuck - I am filled with love for You.


ਤਉ ਸਹ ਚਰਣੀ ਮੈਡਾ ਹੀਅੜਾ ਸੀਤਮੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਤੁਲਹਾ ਬੇੜੀ ॥੧॥



ta-o sah charnee maidaa hee-arhaa seetam har naanak tulhaa bayrhee. 1


O Lord, my heart is attached to Your Feet; the Lord is Nanak's raft and boat. 1


 
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Monday, November 06, 2006
Nagar Kirtan

These kids were leading their school and whenever any eatables were offered they refused as it was quite difficult to manage for them. I was just admiring them, but when nagar kirtan reached Fatehpuri mango ice cream was served...
Kids as they are temptaion was too much to resist! You can see how they managed to gulp down icecream with kirpans or Nishan Sahib in their hands .I was watching them with affection and love when I realized it would be a good shot.
 
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Thursday, November 02, 2006
Bhai Bhoomia
On 5th November is Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav.I would like to share with you a story from his life which is not very popular.

Bhai Bhoomia

Guru Nanak left his home to shower his mercy on this suffering world. After blessing many like Sajjan he reached Dhaka. There lived a wealthy land-lord Bhoomia. Though he had some land but his main source of income was loot and plunder, for which he had hired men. Bhoomia had set up a sadabart or free kitchen for all holy people. He used to feed and entertain all sadhus and sants here. He was under the illusion that all his sins were pardoned by the Lord for showing this kindness. This way he differed from Sajjan who knew he was a thug. So whimsical had Bhoomia become that he used to order all sadhus to be sent to his house. If any one tried to defy him, his house was ransacked by Bhoomia‘s men.
Guru Nanak reached this place and knocked at the door of an honest and good villager. This man was really pleased to see Guru Nanak at his door but was scared of Bhoomia so took him to Bhoomia‘s house When Bhoomia came to know that a holy man with a glowing face had come, he came running. He washed Baba ji’s feet and offered him food.
All-knowing Guru Nanak looked very lovingly at Bhoomia and asked “How do you earn your living”
No one had asked him this question before. All sadhus were usually pleased to have food and blessed him. So Bhoomia was puzzled. He looked up at Guru Nanak. There was some thing in those loving eyes that mesmerized Bhoomia and he spoke the truth. The conversation went on like this :-
Bhoomia,” I earn money in a bad way. I steal and rob. But I spend it for a good cause so that justifies it.”
Guru Nanak, “Should a Fakir eat food which comes from troubles of sufferers?”
Bhoomia,” when money is used for a good cause it becomes pure.”
Guru Nanak,” Think of all those you have looted, how sad they must be! How can this food give me happiness?”
ਮ: ੧ ॥ ਹਕੁ ਪਰਾਇਆ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਉਸੁ ਸੂਅਰ ਉਸੁ ਗਾਇ ॥

To take what rightfully belongs to another, is like a Muslim eating pork, or a Hindu eating beef.
ਗੁਰੁ ਪੀਰੁ ਹਾਮਾ ਤਾ ਭਰੇ ਜਾ ਮੁਰਦਾਰੁ ਨ ਖਾਇ ॥

Our Guru, our Spiritual Guide, stands by us, if we do not eat those carcasses.
ਗਲੀ ਭਿਸਤਿ ਨ ਜਾਈਐ ਛੁਟੈ ਸਚੁ ਕਮਾਇ ॥

By mere talk, people do not earn passage to Heaven. Salvation comes only from the practice of Truth.
ਮਾਰਣ ਪਾਹਿ ਹਰਾਮ ਮਹਿ ਹੋਇ ਹਲਾਲੁ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥

By adding spices to forbidden foods, they are not made acceptable.
ਨਾਨਕ ਗਲੀ ਕੂੜੀਈ ਕੂੜੋ ਪਲੈ ਪਾਇ ॥੨॥

O Nanak, from false talk, only falsehood is obtained.
Bhoomia got confused and started thinking hard.
So Guru Nanak smiled and told him,” Bhoomia, if you are caught by the king, who will be punished? Do you think all those whom you served the food will be sent to jail?”

ਕੀਤਾ ਆਪੋ ਆਪਣਾ ਆਪੇ ਹੀ ਲੇਖਾ ਸੰਢੀਐ

Everyone receives the rewards of his own actions; his account is adjusted accordingly.
Bhoomia was awestruck at this and sought forgiveness.
Guru Nanak said,” Bhoomia sins have made you hard-hearted but still some love is there in your heart which made you speak the truth. For this one truth you spoke you shall be blessed by Akal Purakh. But you will have to leave all this larceny and earn your living in an honest way.”
Bhoomia,” But oh Kind Baba ji this is the only thing I have learnt to do and my ancestors also earned in this way. It’s not possible for me to leave this.”
Guru Nanak smiled and he knew Bhoomia was being truthful again. He said,” Bhoomia promise that you will obey three things I ask you to do and the Lord will bless you.
First is to always speak the Truth.
Secondly, always be kind to the poor and weak.
Thirdly, be loyal to your benefactor.
Bhoomia promised to do the same.
Bhoomia kept his promise and with time he actually became a saint. His house became a Dharamsal where saints came and sang gurbani kirtan. Bhoomia lived a very honest life and shared his earnings with poor and needy.Thus he was Blessed!
PS: When we take out our dashwandh we should also ask ourselves," Will Guru Nanak accept it? Was the money earned in an honest way?"
Bhul Chuk Maaf
Gurpurv di lakh lakh Vadhai ji, Aap sabh nu!
Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh!
Source:- Guru Nanak Chamatkar by Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh Ji.
 
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