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Learning is not a pre-requisite for attaining Supreme Dignity

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  1. singhbj

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    Waheguru ji ka khalsa
    Waheguru ji ki fateh

    Learning is not a pre-requisite for attaining Supreme Dignity, Naam Simran is !

    ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
    गउड़ी महला ५ ॥
    Ga­orī mehlā 5.
    Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

    ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ ਗੋਵਿੰਦੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥
    जो प्राणी गोविंदु धिआवै ॥
    Jo parānī govind dhi­āvai.
    That mortal who meditates on the Lord of the Universe,

    ਪੜਿਆ ਅਣਪੜਿਆ ਪਰਮ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੧॥
    पड़िआ अणपड़िआ परम गति पावै ॥१॥
    Pari­ā anpari­ā param gat pāvai. ||1||
    whether educated or uneducated, obtains the state of supreme dignity. ||1||

    ਸਾਧੂ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਗੋਪਾਲ ॥
    साधू संगि सिमरि गोपाल ॥
    Sādhū sang simar gopāl.
    In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Lord of the World.

    ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਝੂਠਾ ਧਨੁ ਮਾਲੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
    बिनु नावै झूठा धनु मालु ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
    Bin nāvai jhūthā dhan māl. ||1|| rahā­o.
    Without the Name, wealth and property are false. ||1||Pause||

    Source: Sri Granth: Sri Guru Granth Sahib

    ਪਉੜੀ ॥
    पउड़ी ॥
    Pa­orī.
    Pauree:

    ਮਾਹਾ ਰੁਤੀ ਸਭ ਤੂੰ ਘੜੀ ਮੂਰਤ ਵੀਚਾਰਾ ॥
    माहा रुती सभ तूं घड़ी मूरत वीचारा ॥
    Māhā rutī sabh tūʼn gharī mūrat vīchārā.
    Through all the months and the seasons, the minutes and the hours, I dwell upon You, O Lord.

    ਤੂੰ ਗਣਤੈ ਕਿਨੈ ਨ ਪਾਇਓ ਸਚੇ ਅਲਖ ਅਪਾਰਾ ॥
    तूं गणतै किनै न पाइओ सचे अलख अपारा ॥
    Ŧūʼn gantai kinai na pā­i­o sachė alakh apārā.
    No one has attained You by clever calculations, O True, Unseen and Infinite Lord.

    ਪੜਿਆ ਮੂਰਖੁ ਆਖੀਐ ਜਿਸੁ ਲਬੁ ਲੋਭੁ ਅਹੰਕਾਰਾ ॥
    पड़िआ मूरखु आखीऐ जिसु लबु लोभु अहंकारा ॥
    Pari­ā mūrakh ākhī­ai jis lab lobh ahaʼnkārā.
    That scholar who is full of greed, arrogant pride and egotism, is known to be a fool.

    Source: Sri Granth: Sri Guru Granth Sahib

    ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਮਤਿ ਤੂੰ ਲੇਹਿ ਇਆਨੇ ॥
    गुर की मति तूं लेहि इआने ॥
    Gur kī mat tūʼn lėhi i­ānė.
    Take the Guru's advice, you ignorant fool;

    ਭਗਤਿ ਬਿਨਾ ਬਹੁ ਡੂਬੇ ਸਿਆਨੇ ॥
    भगति बिना बहु डूबे सिआने ॥
    Bhagat binā baho dūbė si­ānė.
    without devotion, even the clever have drowned.

    ਹਰਿ ਕੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਕਰਹੁ ਮਨ ਮੀਤ ॥
    हरि की भगति करहु मन मीत ॥
    Har kī bhagat karahu man mīt.
    Worship the Lord with heart-felt devotion, my friend;

    ਨਿਰਮਲ ਹੋਇ ਤੁਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਰੋ ਚੀਤ ॥
    निरमल होइ तुम्हारो चीत ॥
    Nirmal ho­ė tumĥāro chīt.
    your consciousness shall become pure.

    ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਮਨ ਮਾਹਿ ॥
    चरन कमल राखहु मन माहि ॥
    Charan kamal rākho man māhi.
    Enshrine the Lord's Lotus Feet in your mind;

    ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਕੇ ਕਿਲਬਿਖ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
    जनम जनम के किलबिख जाहि ॥
    Janam janam kė kilbikh jāhi.
    the sins of countless lifetimes shall depart.

    ਆਪਿ ਜਪਹੁ ਅਵਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵਹੁ ॥
    आपि जपहु अवरा नामु जपावहु ॥
    Āp japahu avrā nām japāvhu.
    Chant the Naam yourself, and inspire others to chant it as well.

    ਸੁਨਤ ਕਹਤ ਰਹਤ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਵਹੁ ॥
    सुनत कहत रहत गति पावहु ॥
    Sunat kahat rahat gat pāvhu.
    Hearing, speaking and living it, emancipation is obtained.

    ਸਾਰ ਭੂਤ ਸਤਿ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਉ ॥
    सार भूत सति हरि को नाउ ॥
    Sār bhūt sat har ko nā­o.
    The essential reality is the True Name of the Lord.

    ਸਹਜਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਉ ॥੬॥
    सहजि सुभाइ नानक गुन गाउ ॥६॥
    Sahj subhā­ė Nānak gun gā­o. ||6||
    With intuitive ease, O Nanak, sing His Glorious Praises. ||6||

    Source: Sri Granth: Sri Guru Granth Sahib

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa
    Waheguru ji ki fateh
     
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    SinghBJ jio

    Extremely beautiful Guru Hukam, I enjoyed it.
    Last Guru waak is an essence of the last shabad
    ਸਹਜਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਉ ॥੬॥
    Natural Nam Simran happens if all the above Guru teaching is imprinted in mind, and by doing so, cleaning of the filth with in is done seriously.
    Thanks.
     
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    Singhbj ji

    This is a good theme. Help me with this question. Somewhere in Gurbani there is a line, probably by Nanak, I am not sure, where it is said that even one who is mentally retarded but chants Gurbani is liberated. I never filed this one away. Now reading your thread it comes to mind. I do not have the words exactly right so I cannot find the tuk.
     
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    slightly different but related:

    japji Sahib, pauree 23:




    saalaahee saalaahi aytee surat na paa-ee-aa.
    The praisers praise the Lord, but they do not obtain intuitive understanding


    nadee-aa atai vaah pavahi samund na jaanee-ahi.
    -the streams and rivers flowing into the ocean do not know its vastness.


    samund saah sultaan girhaa saytee maal Dhan.
    Even kings and emperors, with mountains of property and oceans of wealth


    keerhee tul na hovnee jay tis manhu na veesrahi. ||23||
    -these are not even equal to an ant, who does not forget God. ||23||
     
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    It is a good one, Jasleen ji. The metaphor of the ant is very powerful throughout Gurbani. This one i will bookmark. Thanks.
     

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