PAURI 2(Stanza 2)
In this Pauri Guruji says that everything is happening according to His Will. If a person understands and accepts this, then his / her ego, which is the cause of all sufferings, is destroyed
HUKMEE HOVAN AKAAR
Everything is created by God’s Will.
hukmee: by His Will, akaar: visible things
HUKAM NA KAHIA JAEE
His Will cannot be explained .
hukam: His Will, kahia: said or explained
HUKMEE HOVAN JEE
The souls are infused in bodies by His Will.
hovan: happen, implies are born, jee: living beings, implies souls
HUKAM MILAI VADIAEE
Greatness is obtained by His Will.
milae: is obtained, vadiaee: importance or greatness
HUKMEE UTTAM NEECH
Some are superior, some inferior by His Will (e.g. some are rich, some poor, some are intelligent, some ignorant, some are beautiful, some ugly, some are strong, some weak – all By His Will)
uttam: superior, neech: inferior
HUKAM LIKH DUKH SUKH PAEEAI
Pains and pleasures are experienced due to what is destined by His Will
likh: written, implies destined, dukh: pains, such: pleasures
IKNA HUKMEE BAKHSEES
By His Will, some are brought under His grace (and come out of the cycle birth and death)
ikna: to some, bakhsees: blessing or grace
IK HUKMEE SADAA BHAVAIAE
By His Will, some are always wandering (in the cycles of birth and death).
ik: some, sadaa: always, bhawaiae: wandering, implies wandering in cycle of birth and death
HUKMAE ANDAR SABH KO
Everybody is under His Will (order)
Andar: within, or under, sabh ko: everybody
BAAHAR HUKAM NA KOI
Nobody can escape His Will
bahar: out of, implies escape, na koi: nobody
NANAK HUKMAE JE BHUJAE
Nanak says, if one understands this (concept of “His Will”)
je: if, bhujae: understands
TAA HAOMAE KAHAE NA KOE II2II
Then one would not behave egoistically
homae: ego, kahae: says, na koe: nobody
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DID YOU KNOW
In Sikhism, we have five seats of authority, called TAKHATS. Takhat literally means ‘throne’. The five Seats of Authority (Takhats) are:
1. Akal Takhat
Akal Takhat (the throne of timeless God) is situated in front of the Harmandar Sahib in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, Punjab. It was established by Guru Hargobind Ji (the 6th Guru) in 1609. The Guru did not consider it appropriate to discuss the political and military matters inside the Golden Temple itself, which is meant purely for worship of God. So, he established a separate place, within the complex, to discuss those matters. Even today, the political matters and other issues are discussed here by the Sikh leadership and Hukamnamaas (orders for the Sikh masses) are issued by the Jathedaar (head priest) of Akal Takhat.
2. Takhat Sri Patna Saheb
The second seat of authority is called ‘Takhat Sri Patna Saheb’. It is located in the city of Patna in Bihar state in India. Guru Teg Bahdur ji lived here in 1665 and Guru Gobind Singh ji was born here and spent his childhood here. Some of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s relics, including his weapons and proclamations, are preserved here.
3. Takhat Sri Kesgarh Saheb
The third seat of authority is known as Sri Kesgarh Saheb, where Guru Gobind Singh ji created the Khalsa on the Vaisakhi day of 1699. The historic double edged sword, called Khanda, with which the Guru stirred the Amrit (baptism water) that auspicious day, is kept here along with a number of other weapons of Guru Gobind Singh ji. Kesgarh Saheb is located in the township of Anandpur in Punjab. This town was founded by the ninth Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji in 1665.
4. Takhat Sri Hazur Saheb
The fourth seat of authority is Takhat Sri Hazur Saheb. It is situated in the city of Nader in Maharashtra State in India. It is the place where Guru Gobind Singh ji passed away in 1708 and gave Guruship to Guru Granth Saheb (the Adi Granth). Maharaja Ranjit Singh renovated the temple and provided gold plated dome. Some of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s weapons and other relics are kept here and are put on display for visitors.
5. Takhat Sri Damdama Saheb
The fifth seat of authority is Damdama Saheb. This place owes its importance to the literary work done by Guru Gobind Singh ji during his stay here in 1706. Here, the tenth Guru prepared the authentic edition of the Aadi Granth, to which he gave the Guruship at the time of his passing away. Most of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s own writings were also prepared at this location.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
KAHO NANK SACH DHIAEEAE, SUCH HOVAE TA SACH PAEEAE (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[Nanak says, meditate on the Divine Name (because) you can realize God only when your inside is (spiritually) clean (goodness cannot reside in an evil heart). ]