|Totally immersed day and night in continuous holy service of His beloved Satguru, aged Sri Guru Amar Das Ji also used to fetch a pitcher of water from the distant river Beas every night for the bath of Sri Guru Angad Sahib. While leaving Khadur Sahib, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji used to walk backwards, keeping His face towards the Guru and never turned His back towards Him. There does not exist in spiritual history such an example of total devotion to Guru.|
Our Sixth Humble Tribute at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Granth Sahib on the Sacred Tercentenary Gur-Ta-Gaddi Diwas - A Video on “Gur Sewa” (True Service of the Satguru) based on the Holiest of the Holy Life Samples of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji. This is the 6th humble Tribute in the Series dedicated to “300 Saal Guru De Naal”.Satgur Sukh Sagar Jag Antar, Hor Thai Sukh Naahi
Starting Parvachans on how Sri Guru Amar Das Ji reach Sri Guru Angad Sahib.
On hearing the Holy Hymns of Japuji Sahib from Bibi Amro, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji was drawn straight to His Param Lakshya, Sri Guru Angad Sahib. Then followed an amazing Saga of total and pristine Divine Love, unparalleled Sewa (Service) and utter Humility.
Also in this Video, we will pay tribute to Sri Guru Amar Das Ji by going over some of the holy shabads uttered by Sache Patshah and will try to share the deep meaning they convey to us.
Start with singing glories of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji:
Aap Narayan Kaladhar Jag Mein Parvario
Nirankar Akar Jot Jag Mandal Kario
The Lord Himself has incarnated in this world in the form of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji. Only the Lord can play such a Divine Leela.
Bhagti: “Har Bhagat Har Ka Pyar Hai” - Listen to what Sri Guru Amar Das Ji tells about Bhagti as written in Sri Guru Granth Sahib in His Holy Shabads. Sache Patshah says that Bhagti is nothing but Prema.
Sewa: Then Sache Patshah, who himself performed an unprecedented Saga of Guru Sewa tells us about what Sewa is and how a true Sewa is carried out. “Gur Ki Sewa Gur Bhagat Hai, Virla Pai Koi ”. Guru Di Sewa Guru Da Prem Hai, Guru Nal Prem Hai. It can only be performed in utter humility (Dasya Bhav)
A Number of Shabads have been explained, culminating in “Gur Sewa Tapan Sir Tap Sar” Satguru's Sewa is the highest Tap, Tap of all Taps. Listen to these amazing Bachans on Sewa.
Gur Daata Yug Chare Hoi - Satguru incarnates in every Age - Saheb Mera Neet Navan Sada Sada Daataar
Gur Sewa Jug Chare Hoi - And in every Age Sewa of The Satguru is performed
Poora Jan Kaar Kamave Koi - Ohi Jan Poora Hai Jada Us Sewa Di Kamai, Ghalana Kar Ke Dakhanda Hai
Choh Jug Sobha Nirmal Jan Soye, Nanak Gurmukh Virla Koye - In all the four Yugas (Choh Yug) only a rare Divine Soul performs such a Divine Sewa. (Choh Jugan De Vich Koi Virla Hai Jada Nirmal Hai, Aur Sewa Di Ghalana Kama Ke Dasda Hai)
Listen to the Holy Kirtan:
Gur Daata Jug Chare Hoi
Bin Satgur Sevai Mukt Na Hovai
Gur Sewa Jug Chare Hoi
Poora Jan Kar Kamave Koi
Guru Nanak Patshah has declared for eternity:
Sada Rahe Nihkam Je Gurmat Paiyai
Being Nishkam is the greatest virtue (sign) of being a Gurmukh. Guru Arjan Patshah says in Sukhmani Sahib:
Gur Ke Greh Sewak Jo Rahe,
Gur Ki Agya Man Mein Sahe
Seva Karat Hoye Nihkami, Tis Ko Hot Prapat Swami
Sikhi Da Pehla Ate Akhri Shalok Guru Di Agya Manana Hai - Baba Narinder Singh Sahib
Great Bachans on How to adhere to all the commandments (hukums) of the Satguru, and what are the obstacles in this path? In the very first hukumnama of Sri Guru Granth Sahib - “Soche Soch Na Hovai Je Soche Lakh Vaar ... Hukum Razai Chalna Nanak Likhia Naal” Sri Guru Nanak Sahib explain these obstacles - the biggest of them being Soch (one's own will, one's own intention) In one's own will, one only thinks about himself, his own benefit, his own profit.
Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj explain how Satguru blesses His Sikh with this boon by bringing him under Satguru's will and Raza. Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj then explained this with a holy Story (Sakhi) of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib. Listen to this most illuminating Holy Incident.
Listen to the Holy Kirtan:
Sada Rahe Nehkam Je Gurmat Paiyai
Gurmat Virla Boojhe Koi
Nanak Naam Samavey Soi
Baba Narinder Singh Sahib further explained how this Soch (one's own will) is a great obstacle in the Path to the Satguru. After completing his daily prayers he offered great divine wisdom on Japji Sahib.
Listen to these Bachans on what happens when a Sikh does a path of Sri Japji Sahib with mind offered completely at the Lotus Feet of Satguru. What happens when he reaches the Shalok.
The complete meanings of Soche Soch Na Hovayi Je Sochi Lakh Var is explained with the Sakhi of Sri Guru Angad Sahib.
Baba Narinder Singh Sahib then advised that in one's own will, a Sikh can never be able to do 2 things. He will never be able to truly Love his Satguru, and he will never be able to Sacrifice himself unto the Satguru. As long as one acts as per his own will, he will be engrossed in the worries of the world, he will be inflicted with the five vikaars - (kam, krodh ...) . When he gives up his own will, its the Satguru who is taking care of him, and he will feel completely relieved.
Parvachans on Sikhi Ras:
Dharam had requested for 3 things from Nirankar. Listen to what they are.
In the form of Sri Guru Nanak Patshah, Nirankar Himself came and established Dharam. Guru Arjan Patshah then established Nirankar for posterity in the form of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Then Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, on the day we are celebrating (The Tercentenary GurGaddi Diwas) completed Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
It won't be wrong to say that the whole of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is full of the Sikhi Ras, which Guru Sehbans tasted at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib - Sri Guru Amar Das Ji tasted at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Angad Sahib, Sri Guru Ram Das Ji at the Lotus Feet of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji and so on...
Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj had said “Sikhi Asi Swasan Naal Layi Hai. Asi Ardas Karde Haan Ke Sache Patsshah Sikhi Kesan Swasan Naal Baksho. Jadi Bakshish Swasan naal layi hai Akhri swas tak Guru Nanak Patshah Da Sikh Banaya rahe, Sikhi Da Dava Kadi Na Chhade.” He said about himself that “Yatan Keeta Hai Sikh Banan Da, Haley Tak Oh Vee Poora Nahi Ban Sake”
Jo Satgur Sewai Apna Bhai Tinke Hau Lago Pai
Janam Savarai Apna Bhai, Kul Bhi Laye Bakhshai
Jan Nanak Mange Dhood Tin
Jo Gur Ke Sikh Mere Bhai
Gur Sikha Ki Har Dhoodade Ham Paapi Bhi Gat Pahe
The Amrit Bani that our Guru Sehbans have blessed us with in Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikhi Ras.
Amrit Varse Sehaj Sabhai, Gurmukh Virla Koi Jan PayeIf we remain deprived of this Sikhi Ras, this Amrit Ras, it will only be our own fault.
Amrit Varse Sehaj Sabhai
Gurmukh Virla Koi Jan Paye
Amrit Pee Sada Triptasai
Kar Kirpa Trisna Bujhavanya