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Shabad Of The Week - Thir Ghar Besau

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  1. findingmyway

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    This shabad is on Ang 201. It is one that is frequently taught early on in kirtan classes to children but the meaning never explained but is quite a simple shabad. As previously, literal English translation immediately underneath. After each couplet, Rawel Singh's translation in blue, my interpretation in green underneath.

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    ਥਿਰੁ ਘਰਿ ਬੈਸਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਪਿਆਰੇ ॥ Thhir Ghar Baisahu Har Jan Piaarae ||
    Remain steady in the home of your own self, O beloved servant of the Lord.

    ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਤੁਮਰੇ ਕਾਜ ਸਵਾਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Sathigur Thumarae Kaaj Savaarae ||1|| Rehaao ||
    The True Guru shall resolve all your affairs. ||1||Pause||

    O (piaare) dear (jan) devotees, (baisahu) sit (thir ghari = in a stable home) rest assured – with the confidence – that (satgur) the Eternal Master (savaare) accomplishes all (kaaj) tasks (tumre = your) of the devotees. 1.
    Pause and contemplate.

    Beloved devotees, make your body the home of Hari (Waheguru). Then the True Guru (Waheguru) will help look after your affairs in the world. Contemplate and reflect on this.



    ਦੁਸਟ ਦੂਤ ਪਰਮੇਸਰਿ ਮਾਰੇ ॥ Dhusatt Dhooth Paramaesar Maarae ||
    The Transcendent Lord has struck down the wicked and the evil.

    ਜਨ ਕੀ ਪੈਜ ਰਖੀ ਕਰਤਾਰੇ ॥੧॥ Jan Kee Paij Rakhee Karathaarae ||1||
    The Creator has preserved the honor of His servant. ||1||

    (Parmesar) the Supreme Master (maare = kills) destroys (dust) the evil doers and (doot) messengers – of doom; (kartaare) the Creator (rakhi) preserves (paij) honor (jan ki) of the devotees. 1.


    By making your body a temple for Satguru, your enemies and evils (internal) are eradicated. Those who leave the support of others and devote themselves to the support of the creator, their honour is preserved by the creator.



    ਬਾਦਿਸਾਹ ਸਾਹ ਸਭ ਵਸਿ ਕਰਿ ਦੀਨੇ ॥ Baadhisaah Saah Sabh Vas Kar Dheenae ||
    The kings and emperors are all under his power;

    ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮ ਮਹਾ ਰਸ ਪੀਨੇ ॥੨॥ Anmrith Naam Mehaa Ras Peenae ||2||
    He drinks deeply of the most sublime essence of the Ambrosial Naam. ||2||

    (Baadsaah) emperors and (saah) kings (sabh) all (kar deene) are made subject to (vas = control) of the devotees. This comes because the devotees (peene) drink the (maha ras) great elixir of (amrit naam) the life-giving virtues of the Creator– i.e. listen to Divine virtues in holy congregation and experience the Master within. 2

    Parmatma has separated followers from the enslavement of kings and followers. Parmatma’s followers drink the sweetest nectar of all – the amrit of naam or truthful living.


    ਨਿਰਭਉ ਹੋਇ ਭਜਹੁ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥ Nirabho Hoe Bhajahu Bhagavaan ||
    Meditate fearlessly on the Lord God.

    ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੀਨੋ ਦਾਨੁ ॥੩॥ Saadhhasangath Mil Keeno Dhaan ||3||
    Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, this gift is given. ||3||

    Therefore, (bhajahu) remember (bhagvaan) the Creator and (nirbahu hoe) be fearless – have no apprehensions; remember the Master (mili) together in (saadhsangat) holy congregation which (keeno daan = gives charity) bestows the benediction of Divine virtues. 3.


    Become immersed in the creator and remember the Creator every moment. This gift can only be given by joining the Sadh sangat. There is a whole long thread on what sadh sangat means but essentially, it is those who help you remain connected and bring out the best in you.



    ਸਰਣਿ ਪਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ॥ Saran Parae Prabh Antharajaamee ||
    Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts;

    ਨਾਨਕ ਓਟ ਪਕਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸੁਆਮੀ ॥੪॥੧੦੮॥ Naanak Outt Pakaree Prabh Suaamee ||4||108||
    He grasps the Support of God, his Lord and Master. ||4||108||

    Says Nanak: I have (pakri = caught) sought (ot) protection of (prabh) the Creator and (suaami) Master; (saran pare) I have placed myself in the care of the Creator (antarjaami = who is in the mind) who directs all my actions. 4. 108.


    Nanak says, seek the sanctuary of the all knowing, ever present, limitless Prabhu. Nanak has taken Waheguru’s support and lives life according to Naam (Gurbaani).


    Review: Make your body a temple for Waheguru so you merge with the creator and remain connected always. This will help cleansing from inside. Use the Saadh sangat to help you in this aim and then you will be able to deal with life and worries in peace.
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    Some questions for consideration:
    * How is honour preserved? What does this mean?
    * What does looking after affairs mean? Does this mean the ardas as often heard in Gurdwara for passing exams, getting a job etc will be rewarded? Or does it mean that the ability to deal with wordly affairs will be improved as shown by the people we commemorate in ardaas?
    * Any points where your understanding differs?
    * Any related shabads that we can also explore here?

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  3. Arvind

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    Establish and still yourself as part of The Supreme Consciousness
    Satguru Himself brings you to walk as per His will
    With No Enemy, No fear of death, you become immortal part of His, like Him
    His creation takes care of pulling you in flow, in tune, in vibration
    Emperors, Virtues start following you
    Radiate with life force, realize you are divine by rejuvenating with Amrit
    Without any fear, you stay engrossed vibrating on Him
    This stillness comes from Saadh Sangat
    Humbly beg to seek the shelter of Waheguru

    Satnam Sri Waheguru
     
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    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!

    Thank you Miss/Mrs findingmyway Ji for your interpretation, it helps bring much more of a clear focus on what the SGGS Ji it trying to tell us.

    To give my limited amount of knowledge(I use the word "knowledge" very loosely) for your first question of "question for consideration" is when I look at the gurbani talking about Waheguru Ji preserving our honour, is that in this human life we all do good and bad, some do more good than bad, and some do more bad than good. However when we become one with Waheguru Ji all of our bad doing get erased and our good doing become installed in our minds, so that while we are living our mind is cleared from bad thoughts, and only infested in good though so that we only do good.

    Well that all I got!

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!
     
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    Jan ki paij rakhi swami = If we make Guru as our Master, then our Honor is preserved. If we serve the false messengers (the 5 vices), we lose the honor. It is very clear how we lose the honor in this world. But the point to think is, did an angry or greedy person 'lose' his honor in eyes of Guru Nanak? Wasn't Guru Nanak all about love? Maybe in anger and greed, we lose love for Creation, for each other and for ourselves. That is why we lose honor?

    That is the problem. We take kaaj too literally. Or we don't think on the term. What is the kaaj for a human? Is it to earn or eat well? Or is there something beyond. We know there is much more. But everyday, we are lost in getting things to work. Job/Studies/Family etc. Should we pray to eat? or eat so that we can pray? Do we live to work? Or we live to work? What does Gurbani say? Whom does Guru Sahib call living? We are not living, we need to work and eat or we will die. But what are we striving towards?

    Guru Sahib has already told us what is Mangna Maangan Neeka.

    And on our temporary existence:

    ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
    Siree Raag, Fifth Mehl:

    ਘੜੀ ਮੁਹਤ ਕਾ ਪਾਹੁਣਾ ਕਾਜ ਸਵਾਰਣਹਾਰੁ ॥
    For a brief moment, man is a guest of the Lord; he tries to resolve his affairs.

    ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾਮਿ ਵਿਆਪਿਆ ਸਮਝੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਗਾਵਾਰੁ ॥
    Engrossed in Maya and sexual desire, the fool does not understand.

    ਉਠਿ ਚਲਿਆ ਪਛੁਤਾਇਆ ਪਰਿਆ ਵਸਿ ਜੰਦਾਰ ॥੧॥
    He arises and departs with regret, and falls into the clutches of the Messenger of Death. ||1||

    ਅੰਧੇ ਤੂੰ ਬੈਠਾ ਕੰਧੀ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
    You are sitting on the collapsing riverbank-are you blind?

    ਜੇ ਹੋਵੀ ਪੂਰਬਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਤਾ ਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਬਚਨੁ ਕਮਾਹਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
    If you are so pre-destined, then act according to the Guru's Teachings. ||1||Pause||

    ਹਰੀ ਨਾਹੀ ਨਹ ਡਡੁਰੀ ਪਕੀ ਵਢਣਹਾਰ ॥
    The Reaper does not look upon any as unripe, half-ripe or fully ripe.

    ਲੈ ਲੈ ਦਾਤ ਪਹੁਤਿਆ ਲਾਵੇ ਕਰਿ ਤਈਆਰੁ ॥
    Picking up and wielding their sickles, the harvesters arrive.

    ਜਾ ਹੋਆ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਕਿਰਸਾਣ ਦਾ ਤਾ ਲੁਣਿ ਮਿਣਿਆ ਖੇਤਾਰੁ ॥੨॥
    When the landlord gives the order, they cut and measure the crop. ||2||

    ਪਹਿਲਾ ਪਹਰੁ ਧੰਧੈ ਗਇਆ ਦੂਜੈ ਭਰਿ ਸੋਇਆ ॥
    The first watch of the night passes away in worthless affairs, and the second passes in deep sleep.

    ਤੀਜੈ ਝਾਖ ਝਖਾਇਆ ਚਉਥੈ ਭੋਰੁ ਭਇਆ ॥
    In the third, they babble nonsense, and when the fourth watch comes, the day of death has arrived.

    ਕਦ ਹੀ ਚਿਤਿ ਨ ਆਇਓ ਜਿਨਿ ਜੀਉ ਪਿੰਡੁ ਦੀਆ ॥੩॥
    The thought of the One who bestows body and soul never enters the mind. ||3||

    ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਕਉ ਵਾਰਿਆ ਜੀਉ ਕੀਆ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੁ ॥
    I am devoted to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; I sacrifice my soul to them.

    ਜਿਸ ਤੇ ਸੋਝੀ ਮਨਿ ਪਈ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਸੁਜਾਣੁ ॥
    Through them, understanding has entered my mind, and I have met the All-knowing Lord God.

    ਨਾਨਕ ਡਿਠਾ ਸਦਾ ਨਾਲਿ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ਜਾਣੁ ॥੪॥੪॥੭੪॥
    Nanak sees the Lord always with him-the Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.
     
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    findingmyway ji my attempt at feedback to your questions.
    My understanding of the Shabad follows,

    My understanding, all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

    Sat Sri Akal.
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