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GUrmukhs : Routine as per gurmat

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    gur siqgur kw jo isKu AKwey su Blky auiT hir nwmu iDAwvY ] (305-16, gauVI, mÚ 4)
    One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name.
    audmu kry Blky prBwqI iesnwnu kry AMimRq sir nwvY ] (305-17, gauVI, mÚ 4)
    Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar.
    aupdyis gurU hir hir jpu jwpY siB iklivK pwp doK lih jwvY ] (305-18, gauVI, mÚ 4)
    Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased.
    iPir cVY idvsu gurbwxI gwvY bhidAw auTidAw hir nwmu iDAwvY ] (305-18, gauVI, mÚ 4)
    Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name.
    jo swis igrwis iDAwey myrw hir hirso gurisKu gurU min BwvY ] (305-19, gauVI, mÚ 4)
    One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food - that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru's Mind.
    jo quDu scu iDAwiedy sy ivrly QoVy ] (306-2, gauVI, mÚ 4)
    Those who meditate on You, O True Lord - they are very rare.
    jo min iciq ieku ArwDdy iqn kI brkiq Kwih AsMK kroVy ] (306-3, gauVI, mÚ 4)
    Those who worship and adore the One Lord in their conscious minds - through their generosity, countless millions are fed.
    quDuno sB iDAwiedI sy Qwie pey jo swihb loVy ] (306-3, gauVI, mÚ 4)
    All meditate on You, but they alone are accepted, who are pleasing to their Lord and Master.

    How did God create the first man, woman, or the first person?
    According to Sikhism this question is outside the domain of religion. To know it is not the religious goal of our life as stated earlier. Gurmat wants us to marvel by thinking of the Creator and the creation, and not bother about the process of creation.
    Sikhism does not speculate about how this earth was created or how the human race came into being. In general terms we find some references relating to creation. They actually are mentioned to tell the greatness and virtues of Waheguru. Gurbani states that before creation there was Waheguru alone for an unknown period. Everything came into being by His Order and Will. Nobody knows how and when the universe was created. If anybody knew he would have told it. Only Waheguru knows when he created it and how he created it. [Guru Granth Page 4 & 1035 ]

    Who is a Gurmukh

    Gurmukh literally means To face the Guru. The word in Punjabi means to follow the "ways of the Guru" and not to follow your animal instincts and basic desires of the mind. The opposite of Gurmukh is Manmukh, which means a person who follows his own uncontrolled mind or wild desires.



    Gurmukh (gur= Guru; mukh= face), is a word employed in Sikh Scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, in several distinct shades of signification.

    The gurmukh is, for instance the "Primordial Guru (God) who created all forms; it is He, too, who strings them into one thread — oan gurmukhi kio akara ekahi suti provanhara" (GG, 250). In the Gurmukh, the Guru instills the awe of the Fearless One, and through the Word shapes the mis-shapen (minds). In another sense, gurmukh is the God-conscious being or the God-inspired man who, imbued with the Word, is crowned with glory at the Lord's portal — "The Gurmukhs are honored in the Court of the Lord - gurmukhi hari dari sobha pae" (GG, 125). In Maru Solahe by Guru Amar Das, "Gurmukh is the mystic sound (nad), spiritual knowledge (Ved), and the contemplation thereof" (GG, 1058). At a few places in the Guru Granth Sahib the word gurmukh is used in its literal sense of the face of the Guru. "Beholding the Guru's countenance one attains the highest bliss — guru mukhu dekhi garu sukhu payau" (GG, 1400). Varyingly, it signifies "by the Master's Word" (adv.). "By the Master's Word is attained the Name that is like cool water, whereby elixir of the Name divine is quaffed in long draughts — gurmukhi namu sital jalu paia hari hari namu pia rasu jhik" (GG, 1336).


    However, the principal sense in which the word most frequently occurs in the Guru Granth Sahib is that of the God-inspired or theocentric man — one who follows the way of life prescribed by the Guru and acts on his precepts. In this sense, he has his "face turned towards the Guru." Gurmukh is a Siddha or the perfect being. Guru Nanak, according to Sidha Gosti, had as a pilgrim been searching for such a one all over — gurmukhi khojat bhae udasi (GG, 939). Gurmukh stands in contradistinction to manmukh, the ego-centred one, who has turned his face away from the Guru: the ego-centred one turns his back (upon him)—gurmukhi sanmukhu manmukhi vemukhia (GG, 131).
    The gurmukh thus embodies the acme of the personality typology postulated in Sikh thought. The God-facing man (gurmukh) is inspired by the Guru's spirit. He scrupulously follows the Guru's teaching and lives as the Master bids, for he is merged in the Guru's Word, (GG, 1054-55). Gurmukh lives for truth and righteousness. Having bathed in the pool of truth the soul of the gurmukh is purified. Truth pervades his speech, Truth bedecks his vision, Truth fills his actions, too. To a gurmukh alone is Truth revealed, for he is rid of doubt, delusion and pride—gurmukhi hovai su sojhi pae haumai maia bharamu gavae (GG, 1058-59). His is an illumined mind—free from ignorance and dubiety. While a manmukh even at his best practises but deception, the gurmukh is a serene follower of truth. Discrimination (vivek) is his hallmark and he burns his ego through concentration on the Shabad (sabda)— gurmukhi haumai sabadi jalae (GG, 942).
    The gurmukh dwells upon the Name of God. He constantly meditates through simran and gains stability of mind. Mind not attuned to the true self becomes limited. The gurmukh dispels all dubiety of the mind — gurmukhi sagali ganat mitavai (GG, 942). Freedom from attachment characterizes his conduct. The gurmukh carries out actions, but himself he transcends them. His deeds are good spontaneously. He is above pleasure and pain. The Lord Himself has apportioned woe and weal to man. . . but the gurmukh is untouched by these. He is a renouncer in spirit even while carrying out duties of the householder. The gurmukh indulges in the actions dictated by his destiny and yet is not lost in them because spiritual discipline and divine enlightenment qualify him to distinguish truly between desired action (pravrtti) and renunciation (nivrtti)—gurmukhi parvirati narvirati pachhani (GG, 941). Jnani, sant, brahmgiani are some other terms which are used in Gurbani] synonymously with gurmukh. In Sikhism the connotation of gurmukh is wide and comprehensive and the term has been applied to a whole continuum of the enlightened ones from the self-searching jigyasu through one who has attained sahaj (equipoise), mental and spiritual.

    Gurmukh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    1. This Shabad is by Guru Amar Daas Ji in Raag Saarang on Pannaa 1246


      mÚ 3 ]

      nWgy Awvxw nWgy jwxw hir hukmu pwieAw ikAw kIjY ]
      ijs kI vsqu soeI lY jwiegw rosu iksY isau kIjY ]
      gurmuiK hovY su Bwxw mMny shjy hir rsu pIjY ]
      nwnk suKdwqw sdw slwihhu rsnw rwmu rvIjY ]2]


      ma 3 ||
      naa(n)gae aavanaa naa(n)gae jaanaa har hukam paaeiaa kiaa keejai ||
      jis kee vasath soee lai jaaeigaa ros kisai sio keejai ||
      guramukh hovai s bhaanaa ma(n)nae sehajae har ras peejai ||
      naanak sukhadhaathaa sadhaa salaahihu rasanaa raam raveejai ||2||


      Third Mehl:
      *Naked we come, and naked we go. This is by the Lord's Command; what else can we do?
      *The object belongs to Him; He shall take it away; with whom should one be angry.
      *One who becomes Gurmukh accepts God's Will; he intuitively drinks in the Lord's sublime essence.
      *O Nanak, praise the Giver of peace forever; with your tongue, savor the Lord. ||2l l

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    GURMUKH

    GURMUKH (gur = GURU; mukh = face), a word employed in SIKH Scripture, the Guru GRANTH Sahib, in several distinct shades of signification. The gurmukh is, for instance, the Primordial Guru (God) who created all forms; it is He, too, who strings them into one thread oan GURMUKHI kio akdrd ekahi suli provanhdrd (GG, 250). Gurmukh is also the Guru who instils the awe of the Fearless One, and through the Word shapes the misshapen (minds). In another sense, gurmukh is the Godconscious or the Godinspired man who, imbued with the Word, is crowned with glory at the Lord`s portal gurmukhi hari dari sob/id pde (GG, 125). In Marii Solahe by Guru Amar Das, Gurmukh is the mystic sound {ndd), spiritual knowledge (Ved), and the contemplation thereof (GO, 1058). At a few places in the Guru Granth Sahib the word gurmukh is used in its literal sense of the face of the Guru. "Beholding the Guru`s countenance one attains the highest bliss guru mukhu dekhi garii sukhu pdyau" (GG, 1400). Varyingly, it signifies "by the Master`s Word" (adv.). "By the Master`s Word is attained the Name that is like cool water, whereby elixir of the Name divine is quaffed in long draughts gurmukhi ndmu sital jalu paid hari hari ndmu pid rasu jhik" (GG, 1336). However, the principal sense in which the word most frequently occurs in the Guru Granth Sahib is that of the Godinspired or theocentric man one who follows the way of life prescribed by the Guru and acts on his precepts. In this sense, he has his "face turned towards the Guru." Gurmukh is a Siddha or the perfect being. Guru NANAK, according to Sidha Gosti, had as a pilgrim been searching for such a one all over gurmukhi khojat bhae uddsi (GG, 939). Gurmukh stands in contradistinction to MANMUKH, the egocentred one, who has turned his face away from the Guru: the egocentred one turns his back (upon him) gurmukhi sanmukhu m,anmukhi vemukhid (GG, 131). The gurmukh thus embodies the acme of the personality typology postulated in Sikh thought. The Godfacing man (gurmukh) is inspired by the Guru`s spirit.


    He scrupulously follows the Guru`s teaching and lives as the Master bids, for he is "merged in the Guru`s Word" (GG, 105455). Gurmukh lives for truth and rcightcousness. Having bathed in the pool of truth the soul of the gizrmukh is purified. Truth pervades his speech, Truth bedecks his vision, Truth fills his actions, too. To a gurmukh alone is Truth revealed, for he is rid of doubt, delusion and pride gurmukhi hovai su sojhi pde haum.ai maid bharamu gavde (GG, 105859). Discrimination (vivek) is his hallmark and he burns his ego through concentration on the Sabad (sabda) gurmukhi haumai sabadi jalde (GG, 942). The gurmukh dwells upon the Name of God. He constantly meditates through simran and gains stability of mind. Mind not attuned to the true self becomes limited. The gurmukh dispels all dubiety of the mind gunnukhi sagaH ganat mifdvai (GG, 9`12).

    GURMUKH | The Sikh Encyclopedia
     

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