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Poora Sat Guru Nanak Dev Jee
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Date: November 02, 2009 10:11AM


Today is the Aagman Gurpurab of Poora Sat Guru Nanak Dev Jee. Unfortunately this date like many others in our calendar is also disputed. Celebrating this Gurpurab on the Puranmashi of Katik became prevalent in the early 1800s and has become customary ever since. The source of this date being Bala’s Janam Sakhi, views and clarity of its actual time of writing have shown it to be not as old as first thought.
There are many other older Janam Sakhies that give the date in Vasaikh.

However because it’s been a tradition for so long now and because we can’t prove any historical document to be absolute perfect, I don’t think things will change.

It is important that the Panth celebrates this date collectively no matter what date is fixed. At the end of the day dates don’t really matter, it is the revealing of Sat Guru Nanak Dev Jee in Kaljug that should celebrated.

It has been a shame that history has not documented the True Greatness of Guru Jee, only parts and that only briefly have been noted. This is the way it was meant to be, Guru Jee wants us to search for his Greatness not through books but through the Gur Shabad.

However going through some old historical writings you do get to get a glimpse of this treasure but these writings are not easy to translate, so they are very hard to share. The writings written in English on Sat Guru Nanak Dev Jee do not really give justice to the Light of Guru Jee.

Just reading the different accounts on the Birth of Guru Jee you see so many amazing happenings. Such a bright light illuminated that is indescribable to imagine. Mata Triptha went into tripth and Daultha was full with Nihal. In the Meherban Janam Sakhi it is written that the following words were said “ਹਉ ਤੇਰਾ, ਤੇਰੋ ਨਾਉਂ” .
Anahad Shabad was being heard, all the Angels, Devteh and countless spiritually elevated souls from all the Khands and spheres came to pay respect.

The following is a description of the coming of Sree Guru Nanak Dev Jee from a Janam Sakhi written in 1640.

ਤਬ ਗੁਰੂ ਬਾਬਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਾਲੂ ਘਰਿ, ਤਿਪਰ ਕੇ ਉਦਰਿ, ਬੇਦੀ ਕੇ ਬੰਸਿ ਖਤ੍ਰੀ ਕੈ ਜਨਮ,

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਕੀ ਧਰਤੀ ਚਾਹਲਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਸੰਮਤ ੧੫੨੬ ਵੈਸਾਖਿ ਮਾਸਿ ਥਿਤਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਤੀਏ ਚਾਨਣੀ ਕਉ,

ਪਹਰੁ ਰਾਤਿ ਪਿਛਲੀ ਰਹਤੀ ਕਉ ਅੰਬ੍ਰਿਤ ਵੇਲਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਲਇਆ, ਕਲਿ ਕੇ ਬਿਖੇ ਆਇ ਅਵਤਰੇ,

ਅਨਾਹਦ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਵਾਜੇ,

ਤ੍ਰੇਤੀਸ ਕਰੋੜੀ ਦੇਵਤਿਅਹੁ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਕੀਆ,

ਨਵਹੁ ਨਾਥਹੁ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਕੀਆ,

ਛਿਅਹੁੰ ਜਤੀਅਹੁੰ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਕੀਆ,

ਚਉਰਾਸੀਹੁ ਸਿਧਹੁੰ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਕੀਆ,

ਗੁਪਤ ਪਰਗਟਹੁੰ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਕੀਆ,

ਸਿਧਹੁ ਸਾਧਿਕਹੁੰ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਕੀਆ,

ਕੋਟਿ ਕਰੋੜੀ ਬੈਸ਼ਨਹੁ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਕੀਆ,

ਬਾਜੰਤ੍ਰ ਬਾਜੇ, ਗੁਰੂ ਬਾਬੇ ਕੈ ਜਨਮਿ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ I

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/8986/800pxnankanasahib.jpgNankana Sahib Aagman Asthan

It is hard to put in to words the True greatness of Sat Guru Nanak Dev Jee. His glory is unlimited and indescribable. Only someone that has felt his presence can give some sort of befitting words. Therefore it is seems appropriate to read the praise written by Bhai Sahib Randheer Singh Jee about Sree Guru Nanak Dev Jee on a day like this. Below is a translation written in Gurmat Prakash regarding Sree Guru Nanak Dev Jee.

Nirankari Saroop Guru Nanak Nirankari
By Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh jee
Translated by Admin www.tapoban.org

ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁਮੇਰਾਸਦਾਸਦਾਨਾਆਵੈਨਜਾਇ ॥ ਓਹੁਅਬਿਨਾਸੀਪੁਰਖੁਹੈਸਭਮਹਿਰਹਿਆਸਮਾਇ ॥੧੩॥ (panna 759)

According to the above words of the Guru, miraculous Guru Nanak Sahib, who was always with his faithful Sikhs when he took his nirankari bodily form, is still even now always visible to them. But he is only visible to those Gursikhs who have the same faith in him as puraatan Singhs did. Bhai Gurdaas jee says:

“ਥੰਮੇ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਸਾਧੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਸਾਧੁ ਨ ਦਿਸੈ ਜਗਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਕੋਆ॥" (Vaar 1, PauRee 22).

Only Guru Nanak Sahib is the pillar of strength and support which can save the entire world. Besides Guru Nanak's Nirankari form, no other Guru/Sadh has existed and none other will ever exist. All are without Gurus (ni-guray) and themselves just become so-called Gurus. No one has the real signs and marks of true Guruship. According to Sree Guru Gobind Singh jee:

"ਘਰਿਘਰਿਹੋਇਬੈਠਹੈਂਰਾਮਾ II ਤਿਨਤੇਸਰੇਨਾਕੋਊਕਾਮਾ II੧੨II

When in Guru Dashmesh jee's own time there were various Gurus with their own centres. Guru jee knew that in the future, in this dark age, there would be many more who would call themselves gurus bu they would not be able to solve anyone's problems like a true Guru. Thus, Satguru Dashmesh jee made it so that "ਆਦਿਅੰਤਿਏਕੈਅਵਤਾਰਾ ॥". The power of Guru Akaal Purakh Vahiguru would lie in the Punj Pyaaray in the presence of Sree Guru Granth Sahib jee. With this, Guru Dashmesh jee ended the whole issue of dehdhaaree (human) Gurus.

No one Pyaaraa from the Punj Pyaaray can call himself a Guru. In the Punj Pyaaray as a whole is the true divine power and Guruship vested and forever will it lie there. After the ten Pathshaahees, the Human Gurudom ended.

Besides Satguru Nanak Nirankari, all are Ni-guray false Gurus. The first mark of a true Guru is that from the Divine Court he is given Naam. All others are without naam and fake who have decided to become Gurus without having received Naam. The True Naam was given only to Guru Nanak. No one else has received the true Naam before and none will in the future.

Guru Nanak is always with the faithful Gursikhs. Do not think that Guru Nanak only showed himself when he had taken his bodily form. Even now he does this. He has not gone anywhere and is present in all places. To consider Guru Nanak Nirankari as a regular Guru who is stuck in the cycle of reincarnation is the work of "Sikhs" who have very low intellect. The beloveds of the Guru who have reached the highest spiritual plains even now consider Guru Nanak to be close and all pervading. To those blessed Gursikhs, Guru Nanak still gives his darshan and is always there to be seen, just like he had shown himself in the past. Guru Nanak, being the form of Nirankaar is beyond death. He is not in the cycle of coming and going.

No one besides Guru Nanak can call himself a true Saadh or Guru. This title was given to Guru Nanak from the Divine Court. Those so-called Gurus who are without Naam and call themselves true Gurus are totally without the power of true Guruship. Guru Nanak Nirankari is the Guru of God's Court. The worldly Gurus can have as much show and pomp as they wish, they cannot attain the level of Guru Nanak.

People accept these false showy gurus as gurus to fulfil their worldly desires, but their desires are fruitless as these false gurus have not even a trace of true Guruship. These fake, Naam-less "gurus" will regret their actions in the end and will be punished for them. In the true Dargah, they will be beaten and there they will wail and scream but no one will hear them. Those same people who took them as a guru will beat them badly. But the taste and desire of becoming a fake guru is so intense these false individuals, without even a trace of the qualities a true Guru possesses, attempt to become Guru Nanak's equals.

Only Guru Nanak is the all powerful Guru who is with those Sikhs who have faith in him, in every place and every position. He protects them everywhere and releases them from all hardships. Those people who consider Guru Nanak to be far off are under a very serious misconception. They think Guruship can only lie in a body. This is their false understanding and this will certainly be exposed as false.

ਇਕਾਬਾਣੀਇਕੁਗੁਰੁਇਕੋਸਬਦੁਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥੨II (panna 646).

According to this Gurvaak, at one time, there can only be one Guru. And only that one Guru who has been gvien the gift of the true-Shabad and its abhyaas from Dargaah. If we see the rush of gurus everywhere in the light of the above baaNee, the truth comes forward that this rush is false. According to GurbaaNee, only one Guru, blessed from the Divine Court, can be the true Guru. This blessing of true Guruship lies forever with Guru Nanak Nirankari. This cannot be given to any other, regardless of their show and pomp. All the false ones calling themselves gurus then are all just for show. Who would we call a real guru out of all these ones?

Some are such big actors, that they try to copy the Satguru by composing and speaking false nonsensical "baNee". But according to the following Gurvaak, even that show is not going to be successful:

ਸਤਿਗੁਰਕੀਰੀਸੈਹੋਰਿਕਚੁਪਿਚੁਬੋਲਦੇਸੇਕੂੜਿਆਰਕੂੜੇਝੜਿਪੜੀਐ ॥ (ang, 304).


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