Thursday, December 24, 2009

Why Naam is the best Gift than all of the Wealth? All other stuff is just temporary!

With all of the husle and bustle of Christmas shopping, gift buying, giving and all of the recent economic ups and downs of housing bubble, high tech bubble, stock market bubble, this bubble,that bubble. It is just mind boggling how much information we as humans are fed everyday and I don't know about you out there, but I can't keep up with it all and it will be just crazy to even try. I mean people just get stressed out about gifts, money and all of this other stuff during this so called "Holiday Season" in the Western World. It is the same craze in Indian culture during weddings, Diwali etc. i think it is because India has heavily borrowed Western values and culture in the last 60 years or so after Independemce. I wouldn't be surprised the same depression, stress is out there in the India. But I like how India is getting back to yoga and spirituality lately though. But I hope it is not just because the Westerners are getting into Yoga etc. and is a genuine approach to solving human problems through yoga. Sometimes, I wonder, how many of these people are really happy? it seems like depression is becoming more prevalent in the societies we live in irrespective of the religion or culture we belong to. It shouldn't be like this and I don't think Jesus even wanted people to be like this, but who I am I to judge, I am not a Christian. And, our Gurus also teach us to mind our own business and not judge others. But it just seems crazy watching these people in stores. So how does one survive in these times and what bubble should we be really worrying about? Guru Ji answers it in today's hukum below and tells us how Name of Our Lord is the only way out of this bubble. So what is really Naam and how do I get it? Is it repeating the "Waheguru" mantar, or is plainly keeping Waheguru in back of one's mind or repeating Satnam and Waheguru consciously and subconsciously while doing good acts or seva or sitting in Sadh Sangat? At least this is what I think would be the way to receive or invest in this wealth of Naam. What are your thoughts and how would you get Naam? Please share if you like:


ਗੂਜਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਪੰਚਪਦਾ ਘਰੁ ੨
गूजरी महला ५ पंचपदा घरु २
Gūjrī mėhlā 5 pancẖpaḏā gẖar 2
Goojaree, Fifth Mehl, Panch-Pada, Second House:


ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ੴ सतिगुर प्रसादि ॥
Ik▫oaʼnkār saṯgur parsāḏ.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:


ਪ੍ਰਥਮੇ ਗਰਭ ਮਾਤਾ ਕੈ ਵਾਸਾ ਊਹਾ ਛੋਡਿ ਧਰਨਿ ਮਹਿ ਆਇਆ ॥
प्रथमे गरभ माता कै वासा ऊहा छोडि धरनि महि आइआ ॥
Parathme garabẖ māṯā kai vāsā ūhā cẖẖod ḏẖaran mėh ā▫i▫ā.
First, he came to dwell in his mother's womb; leaving it, he came into the world.


ਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਸਾਲ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਬਾਗ ਮੰਦਰ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਕਛਹੂ ਜਾਇਆ ॥੧॥
चित्र साल सुंदर बाग मंदर संगि न कछहू जाइआ ॥१॥
Cẖiṯar sāl sunḏar bāg manḏar sang na kacẖẖhū jā▫i▫ā. ||1||
Splendid mansions, beautiful gardens and palaces - none of these shall go with him. ||1||


ਅਵਰ ਸਭ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਲੋਭ ਲਬੀ ॥
अवर सभ मिथिआ लोभ लबी ॥
Avar sabẖ mithi▫ā lobẖ labī.
All other greeds of the greedy are false.


ਗੁਰਿ ਪੂਰੈ ਦੀਓ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮਾ ਜੀਅ ਕਉ ਏਹਾ ਵਸਤੁ ਫਬੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
गुरि पूरै दीओ हरि नामा जीअ कउ एहा वसतु फबी ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
Gur pūrai ḏī▫o har nāmā jī▫a ka▫o ehā vasaṯ fabī. ||1|| rahā▫o.
The Perfect Guru has given me the Name of the Lord, which my soul has come to treasure. ||1||Pause||


ਇਸਟ ਮੀਤ ਬੰਧਪ ਸੁਤ ਭਾਈ ਸੰਗਿ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਰਚਿ ਹਸਿਆ ॥
इसट मीत बंधप सुत भाई संगि बनिता रचि हसिआ ॥
Isat mīṯ banḏẖap suṯ bẖā▫ī sang baniṯā racẖ hasi▫ā.
Surrounded by dear friends, relatives, children, siblings and spouse, he laughs playfully.


ਜਬ ਅੰਤੀ ਅਉਸਰੁ ਆਇ ਬਨਿਓ ਹੈ ਉਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਪੇਖਤ ਹੀ ਕਾਲਿ ਗ੍ਰਸਿਆ ॥੨॥
जब अंती अउसरु आइ बनिओ है उन्ह पेखत ही कालि ग्रसिआ ॥२॥
Jab anṯī a▫osar ā▫e bani▫o hai unĥ pekẖaṯ hī kāl garsi▫ā. ||2||
But when the very last moment arrives, Death seizes him, while they merely look on. ||2||


ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਅਨਰਥ ਬਿਹਾਝੀ ਸੰਪੈ ਸੁਇਨਾ ਰੂਪਾ ਦਾਮਾ ॥
करि करि अनरथ बिहाझी स्मपै सुइना रूपा दामा ॥
Kar kar anrath bihājẖī sampai su▫inā rūpā ḏāmā.
By continual oppression and exploitation, he accumulates wealth, gold, silver and money,


ਭਾੜੀ ਕਉ ਓਹੁ ਭਾੜਾ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹੋਰੁ ਸਗਲ ਭਇਓ ਬਿਰਾਨਾ ॥੩॥
भाड़ी कउ ओहु भाड़ा मिलिआ होरु सगल भइओ बिराना ॥३॥
Bẖāṛī ka▫o oh bẖāṛā mili▫ā hor sagal bẖa▫i▫o birānā. ||3||
but the load-bearer gets only paltry wages, while the rest of the money passes on to others. ||3||


ਹੈਵਰ ਗੈਵਰ ਰਥ ਸੰਬਾਹੇ ਗਹੁ ਕਰਿ ਕੀਨੇ ਮੇਰੇ ॥
हैवर गैवर रथ स्मबाहे गहु करि कीने मेरे ॥
Haivar gaivar rath sambāhe gahu kar kīne mere.
He grabs and collects horses, elephants and chariots, and claims them as his own.


ਜਬ ਤੇ ਹੋਈ ਲਾਂਮੀ ਧਾਈ ਚਲਹਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਇਕ ਪੈਰੇ ॥੪॥
जब ते होई लांमी धाई चलहि नाही इक पैरे ॥४॥
Jab ṯe ho▫ī lāʼnmī ḏẖā▫ī cẖalėh nāhī ik paire. ||4||
But when he sets out on the long journey, they will not go even one step with him. ||4||


ਨਾਮੁ ਧਨੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਸੁਖ ਰਾਜਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਕੁਟੰਬ ਸਹਾਈ ॥
नामु धनु नामु सुख राजा नामु कुट्मब सहाई ॥
Nām ḏẖan nām sukẖ rājā nām kutamb sahā▫ī.
The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is my wealth; the Naam is my princely pleasure; the Naam is my family and helper.


ਨਾਮੁ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਗੁਰਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਉ ਦੀਈ ਓਹ ਮਰੈ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਜਾਈ ॥੫॥੧॥੮॥
नामु स्मपति गुरि नानक कउ दीई ओह मरै न आवै जाई ॥५॥१॥८॥
Nām sampaṯ gur Nānak ka▫o ḏī▫ī oh marai na āvai jā▫ī. ||5||1||8||
The Guru has given Nanak the wealth of the Naam; it neither perishes, nor comes or goes. ||5||1||8||

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