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Sree Guru Amar Das Jee
Posted by: admin (IP Logged)
Date: May 23, 2009 07:22AM


Today is the Parkash Ustav of Sree Guru Amar Das Jee. One cannot find words in praise of Guru Jee. Only Guru Jee himself can do justice to the praise. So I found the following few words said by Guru Angad Dev Jee to be befitting. These were uttered when Guru Angad Dev Jee Honoured Guru Amar Das Jee for his actions and seva in front of the sangat :

ਪੁਰਖਾ ਜੀ !

ਤੁਸੀਂ ਨਿਮਾਣਿਆਂ ਕਾ ਮਾਣ ਹੋ, ਨਿਥਾਵਿਆਂ ਕੋ ਥਾਉਂ ਹੋ, ਨਿਉਟਿਆਂ ਕੀ ਓਟ ਹੋ I
ਨਿਧਰਿਆ ਕੀ ਧਰ ਹੋ I
ਨਿਆਸਰਿਆਂ ਕਾ ਆਸਰਾ ਹੋ I
ਗਈ ਬਹੋੜ ਹੋ I
ਬੰਦੀ ਛੋੜ ਹੋ I
ਭੰਨਣ ਘੜਨ ਸਮਰਥ ਹੋ I
ਰਿਜਕ ਕੀ ਕੁੰਜੀ ਤੁਮਾਰੇ ਹਥੇ ਹੈ I
ਪੁਰਖ ਜੀ ਤੁਮ ਧੰਨ ਹੋ I

(Mehma Parkash)

Below is reminder of Guru Amar Das Jee’s Bachan to us.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4994/chubara.jpgGuru Amar Das Jee's Residence Gurdwara Chaubara Sahib, Goindwal

Taken from Pr. Satbir Singh’s “Parbat Mayraan”
Translated by Admin www.tapoban.org

When Sree Guru Amar Das jee became Guru, historians have recorded his first words to the Sangat:

“If someone treats you badly, bear it. If you bear it three times, the fourth time Vahiguru will be on your side. The aggressor will be given such a punishment that he will not be able to save himself regardless of all his efforts. Vahiguru’s grindstone (of justice) may turn very slowly, but the grain is ground very finely (the justice is perfect).”

Then Guru jee read the 21st PauRee of Sree Asa Kee Vaar "http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8971/jitsaviaa.gif…”

He then continued,

“Be kind to everyone. Having pride over anything is not noble.

Consider the company (immoral relations) with another woman to be like the company of a snake or a murderous elephant. Never even by mistake go into bad Sangat (company).

Humility is the greatest weapon. Never speak badly.

Those who praise themselves are always lost. The path of dharma is the abandoning of slander (ninda).

Don’t spend or eat more than you need to. Also work just as much as you need to. Don’t do anything above and beyond the need for it.

Leave behind fakeness and hypocrisy. A life of false show is always a painful one.

If someone is a Sikh of the Guru, listen and obey him.

Loving another woman, even if she is a devotee of God (bhagtaNee) is a relationship which will result in loss not gain.

Go to and meet the Shabad of the Guru. Do not go somewhere where the Guru is forgotten.

Eat when you are hungry. Don’t fill what is already filled. But don’t abandon food either. Sleep when you feel very sleepy. Don’t sleep without feeling tired. Don’t pain your body.

Listen to the stories of the Guru. Singh Shabads and listen too. Don’t’ speak falsehood.

If someone is forgetting about the Guru, try and remind them. Speak to them from the heart. If they don’t listen, then it’s up to them.

Take the Guru’s words to heart. Give (the Guru) at least a tenth of your earnings. Keep the company of good people and serve those you encounter.

Before putting anything in your mouth, say Vahiguru. Vahiguru will bless it.

Those who have day and night japed Vahiguru, and left their ego, they are the truly high and good ones.

Controlling one’s desires is Dharam. One who does this is jeevan mukat (liberated while alive).

One who is beloved of God cannot ever remain bound by any restraints. He is free. He is above all tradition, custom, fortune, luck, and delusion."

Sree Guru jee’s Daily Routine

Guru jee would rise with one quarter of the night remaining. He would not wake anyone else. He would bathe using water brought by his seva Bhai Buloo jee (who was always with him). Guru jee, historians right, would daily wash his kesh and also put yogurt (was used to clean hair).

After bathing, Guru jee would put on immaculate white clothes. He would then go sit in solitary meditation, deep in samadhee.

When amrit vela would arrive and the rest of the Sangat too had risen, he would go and join the Sangat. Bhai Saadoo, Baadoo and Bhai Sata and Bhai Balvand would recite keertan. Guru jee too would sometimes lead the keertan. When the sun rose, keertan ended and degh was distributed.

The Sangat would then come and speak with Guru jee and tell their personal problems. Some would ask for naam, others for some worldly gift and others would ask how to progress on the spiritual path. When Guru jee would speak, it was as if a wave had risen from a great and profound ocean and with the wave, jewels from the depths were tossed out. All would lovingly praise the Guru. Hearing his words all hearts would blossom forth and naam would begin to go by itself.

Guru jee would then join the Sangat to do seva. Guru jee would do his own work and then go to the Langar to supervise. Under Guru jee’s watch, the Langar was prepared and would then take Sangat with him and sit in the Pangat to eat. There was no caste in the Langar, all were equal. Guru jee would himself eat a bland dish made of cooked grain, which was like a gruel. He would eat very little.

Guru jee would then return to his hut and rest for a short while. He would then emerge and meet the visiting Sangat. It was Guru jee’s rule that all who wished to meet him must first eat in the Langar and break all caste barriers. No one could meet Guru jee without first obeying this rule. With this, caste was not abandoned just theoretically but also practically.

Later in the day, Katha would happen and Gursikhs would explain baaNee and Guru Sahib would also speak when he felt it necessary. Keertan would follow and then Sodar. All would then eat, but Guru jee did not. He would either sit outside and speak with the Sangat or walk by the banks of the Beas.

Guru Sahib had also ordered that the Langar should not have anything stored. Whatever was left over would be given to the animals and if there was still some left, it was given to the fish of the Beas. Not even the clay pots were allowed to have any water left in them. Guru Sahib did this so no one would feel greed for the Langar or try to profit from it. Guru Sahib said that just as the bird does not store for tomorrow, he too had no need to store. Like a bird, there should be faith that Vahiguru will provide.

Because of this practice, from the morning, the Sangat would arrive with supplies for the Langar. Every day the Langar would fill afresh.


Re: Sree Guru Amar Das Jee
Posted by: tapoban (IP Logged)
Date: May 25, 2009 02:49PM

Below is another episode from Guru Amar Das Jee's life. It shows how truly great and powerful Gurbanee is.

How Baba Amar Das Was Converted
Taken from Pr. Satbir Singh's "Aad Sikh tay Aad Sakheeaa(n)"
Translated by Admin www.tapoban.org

Bibi Amaro was Guru Angad Dev jee's daughter. It is said that when she was born, it was as if Bhagti (devotion) had itself taken human form and been born in the house of the Guru.

Her voice was very sweet and soft and she had memorised much baaNee. She was married into a family of village Basarkay. Her husband was Guru Amar Das jee's youngest brother, Bhai MaaNak Chand's son, Jasoo.
Bibi jee would rise at amrit vela every day and with great enthusiasm and dedication begin reciting baaNee. Mehma Parkaash (an old Granth) writes that when she would sing baaNee, it was as if nectar would begin to rain down.

One day, a Sadhu visited Baba Amar Das but did not eat anything from him as he did not have a Guru. Baba Amar Das also did not eat that night and lay awake, lost in sadness.

Bibi Amaro rose at amrit vela like normal, bathed and began reciting baaNee. Baba Amar Das was awake and when he heard Bibi jee's beautiful voice, he began to listen with deep focus. He heard the following shabad:

"ਕਰਣੀਕਾਗਦੁਮਨੁਮਸਵਾਣੀਬੁਰਾਭਲਾਦੁਇਲੇਖਪਏ ॥

ਜਿਉਜਿਉਕਿਰਤੁਚਲਾਏਤਿਉਚਲੀਐਤਉਗੁਣਨਾਹੀਅੰਤੁਹਰੇ ॥੧॥".

Meaning: Actions are the paper, and the mind is the ink; good and bad are both recorded upon it. As their past actions drive them, so are they driven. There is no end to Your virtues, Lord. (ang 990)

Hearing this Shabad, Baba jee's mind became pure. The Shabad matched that which Baba jee was feeling in his heart. And it was of course more piercing because it was the Guru's daughter reciting these holy lines of GurbaaNee, and that too at amrit vela with her beautiful voice.

Baba jee from a distance spoke up, "Daughter, I was dead. This amrit-baaNee has entered my ears and I am alive again. My state is exactly like the one described in that shabad. Please take me to the one who's baaNee this is. Please recite that shabad again…"

Bibi Amaro felt shy because Baba Amar Das was equal to her father-in-law. By this time, Bibi jee's mother-in-law Bhago had also awoken and said to Bibi jee, "Daughter, there is no embarassment in reciting this. It is a good deed to do this. One's father and father-in-law are equal. There is no shyness when reciting a shabad."

Bibi Bhago gave her daughter in-law permission to take Baba Amar Das to Khadoor Sahib to meet Guru Angad, but Bibi Amaro said, "How can I go without being called by Guru jee? I have just arrived here in your home now."

Baba Amar Das replied, "Child, please take me. Guru jee will do kirpaa."

Bibi jee then said "As you wish. Next morning I will take you there."

When the next day dawned, Bibi Amaro got ready and set out for Khadoor Sahib with Baba Amar Das. Upon arriving, Bibi jee left Baba jee outside and herself went before Guru jee and bowed. Guru Angad Dev jee looked at his daughter and said, "Child, stop thinking that you have come here without my having called you. You have done well to come. But why have you left the one you brought with you outside? Go and bring him as well."

Bibi jee then went and brought back Baba Amar Das. Guru Angad Dev jee rose and was about to embrace Baba Amar Das as the equal of his daughter's father-in-law but Baba jee fell at Guru jee's feet and said, "Merciful one, I have come here to take the support and sanctuary of your feet".

It was the fruit of Bibi Amaro's rising at Amrit Vela and reciting baaNee that Baba Amar Das came to Khadoor and began his sevaa there and eventually became Guru Amar Das, the strength of the helpless and the support of those with no other hope.


Re: Sree Guru Amar Das Jee
Posted by: Jarnail Singh "Arshi" Gyani (IP Logged)
Date: September 19, 2009 09:00PM

Dhan Dhan Guru Amardass Ji..
Nimanniah de Mann
Nitanniah de Taan
Niotoyan dee Oaat
Niasriahn de asreh......
Writer of Sri Anand sahib..Nitnem Bani that provides such Rass and Bliss of ANAND.
Founder of the Sacred Baoli Sahib with 84 steps in Goindwaal sahib...
Dhan Dhan Guru Amardass Ji ...no words are enough to describe Satguru Ji..just bow your head in respect and Love.

jrnYl isMG igAwnI "ArSI"


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