A Divine Treat on the Subject of Humility, Nimrata - the highest of all virtues.
Sri Guru Nanak Saheb says in Asa Di Var - “Meethat Neeveen Nanaka Gun Changayaiyan Tatt”. Humility, Nimrata is the "Mool" (root), the "Tatt" (crux), the very seed of all the Divine Virtues of the Lord.
Listen to what prevents us from embracing this greatest of virtues, how to invoke Satguru's nadar (blessings) and how Satguru blesses the humblest and the lowest of hearts. Explained with many references from Gurbani. In case you face problem watching the “Windows Media” Videos below, you may watch the Videos from Youtube here. It has been uploaded in two parts on Youtube.
Starting Parvachans on where and how the Guru is found.
When Guru Nanak Patshah was about to leave this mundane world, Baba Sri Chand Ji (The Holy Son of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib) asked His Nirankar Pita - “If we are to ever reach you, where can you be found”
Listen to the most soul-stirring reply given by the Prophet of Humility, Sri Guru Nanak Patshah.
Main Bahud Na Trishna Bhukhadi Hau Rajja Tripat Aghai Jeeyo
Jo Gur Deesay Sikhda Tis Niv Niv Lagao Pai Jeeyo
In what Nimrata (humility) did the Guru Sahebs themselves seek Guru Nanak Patshah. In what humility do Guru Angad Sahib seek and serve Guru Nanak Patshah, so do Guru Amar Das Ji seek Sri Guru Angad Sahib and so on.
What amazing transformation does this humblest of humble service by Guru Sahebans brings about?
Listen to what Guru Sahebs themselves say about humility and what path of humility do they show us:
Bhao Bhagat Kar Neech Sadaye,
Tao Nanak Mokhantar Paye
Neechan Andar Neech Jaat
Neechi Hu Att Neech
Nanak Tin Ke Sang Saath,
Vadian Seyo Kayaa Rees
There are two very important parts covered in these Parvachans: 1) Who really deserves Guru's Kirpa, Guru's Nadar (Grace) 2) What does this Nadar (Grace) do to the aspirant?
Guru Nanak Patshah says - “Jithe Neech Samalian Tithe Nadar Teri Bakhsees.” Baba Nand Singh Saheb explained that just like rain water falls on all alike, but it does not settle on high places. Where does it gather then? - only at the lowly places, places like pits which are lower than surroundings. In the same way Guru's grace, Guru's kirpa resides and dwells only in the humblest of hearts, it varies depending on how much lowly the aspirant thinks of himself.
The effect of this Nadar on such a heart is magical. Please listen to these soul-stirring parvachans.
Listen to what Guru Saheb say about where the Guru's Kirpa, Guru's Nadar dwells:
Jithe Neech Samalian
Tithe Nadar Teri Bakhsees
Sabna Oopar Nadar Prabh Teri,
Kisey Thodi Kisey Hai Ghaneri
What do Guru Nanak Patshah say about Humility, Nimrata (to consider oneself as the lowest, Neech, of all).
In Asa Di Var Guru Nanak Patshah say “Simmal Rukh Sarayera Att Dheerag Att Much ... Mithatt Neevi Nanaka Gun Changayaiyan Tatt” Here Guru Nanak Patshah explain that the tatt (crux), the beej (seed) of all the divine virtues of the Lord is NIMRATA - HUMILITY.
Baba Narinder Singh Ji said “Eh Nimrata te Garibi Oh Beej Hai Jis Nu Sare Dargahi Gunan de Ankur Pargat Hunde Han, Es Paudhe Nu Seench Lao” - Humility (nimrata) is that seed from which sprout all the Divine virtues of the Lord.
Listen to the Holy Kirtan:
Simmal Rukh Sarayera Att Dheerag Att Much
Oe Je Aave Aas Kar Jaye Nirase Kit
Phal Phikke Phul BakBake Kamm Na Aave Patt
Meetath Neevi Nanaka Gun Changyayian Tatt
Guru Sahebs had sacrificed themselves unto the above Farmans (Hukums) of Sri Guru Nanak Patshah.
If the aforementioned is the way to achieve Guru's Blessings, then why are we still deprived of it, where are the shortcomings on our side?
Listen to how Sri Guru Amar Das Ji explain this. Detailed parvachans which show us very clearly what we need to be doing and what we must avoid, if we are to invoke the blessings of our Beloved Satguru.
Apne Ahankar Jag Jaleya Mat
Tu Apna Aap Gavavahe
Man Tu Mat Maan Kare Je Hau Kichh Janada Gurmukh Nimana Hoye
When we call someone by his name, he answers. But how are we to call the Nirankar Guru. What is the way to remember Him.
Guru Arjan patshah explain this in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Listen to these parvachans.
Holy Hymns that Guru Arjan Patshah would sing Himself with a Tamboora:
Neech Te Neech Att Neech Hoye
Kar Binau Bulavo
Listen to what is the greatest mercy our Guru Sahebs have shown to us?
As Baba Narinder Singh Ji explained - We project and highlight only our good deeds and virtues. We should relieve ourself of this self-imposed burden.
Then, as per the hukum of Sri Guru Arjan Patshah, “Sab Te Neech Atam Kar Mano, Man mein Eh Sukh Dharo” We should embrace "Neechta" by considering ourselves as the lowest of all, by highlighting only our bad deeds. As soon as we do this, what all divine blessings do we receive from our Beloved Satguru. Please listen to all this explained beautifully.
Holy hymns of Sri Guru Arjan Patshah :
Ros Na Kahu Sang Karo Apan Aap Bichar
Hoye Nimana Jag Raho Nanak Nadari Paar
Bachan 8 :
Please listen to these concluding Parvachans on Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the Tercentenary GurGaddi Divas we are celebrating.
Simal Rukh Sarayera Att Dheerag Att Much ...
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