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Etee Maar Payee Kurlaneeh Tenkee Dard Na Aiyah !

Gyani Jarnail Singh

Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
Jul 4, 2004
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru ji Ki fateh.

IF Guur nanak ji were to record the terrible destruction brought about by the devastating under sea earthquake and resulting Tsunami...Wave of death that happend on Sunday morning...thats what Guru Ji would say..

This quake is bigger than all FIVE Quakes in the past five years COMBINED !! A 1000 KM piece of land under the sea off the coast of Sumatra Island in indonesia rose up nearly 300 metres and unleashed a fury that has never been experienced in the last 40 years..

The death toll has surpassed 25,000 and is rising..even devastating shores as far as 5000 km away in Somalia...more than a million people homeless....

Sri lanka/Thailand/Burma... mainly Buddhist, South India mainy Hindu, Indonesia/malaysia/maldives/Somalia....mainly Muslim...have all faced the fury of Nature....truly "aitee maar paiyee kurlaneh...tenkee dard na aiyah ?? seeing the weeping and wailing women and children on TV..my heart goes out to the victims of this horrendous natural disaster.

Jarnail Singh


Sep 16, 2004
Dear Jarnail ji

Can you explain the message guru ji is giving in this verse

Awsw mhlw 1 ]
aasaa mehalaa 1 ||
Aasaa, First Mehl:

Kurwswn Ksmwnw kIAw ihMdusqwnu frwieAw ]
khuraasaan khasamaanaa keeaa hi(n)dhusathaan ddaraaeiaa ||
Having attacked Khuraasaan, Baabar terrified Hindustan.

AwpY dosu n dyeI krqw jmu kir muglu cVwieAw ]
aapai dhos n dhaeee karathaa jam kar mugal charraaeiaa ||
The Creator Himself does not take the blame, but has sent the Mugal as the messenger of death.

eyqI mwr peI krlwxy qYN kI drdu n AwieAw ]1]
eaethee maar pee karalaanae thai(n) kee dharadh n aaeiaa ||1||
There was so much slaughter that the people screamed. Didn't You feel compassion, Lord? ||1||

krqw qUM sBnw kw soeI ]
karathaa thoo(n) sabhanaa kaa soee ||
O Creator Lord, You are the Master of all.

jy skqw skqy kau mwry qw min rosu n hoeI ]1] rhwau ]
jae sakathaa sakathae ko maarae thaa man ros n hoee ||1|| rehaao ||
If some powerful man strikes out against another man, then no one feels any grief in their mind. ||1||Pause||

skqw sIhu mwry pY vgY KsmY sw pursweI ]
sakathaa seehu maarae pai vagai khasamai saa purasaaee ||
But if a powerful tiger attacks a flock of sheep and kills them, then its master must answer for it.

rqn ivgwiV ivgoey kuqNØI muieAw swr n kweI ]
rathan vigaarr vigoeae kutha(n)aee mueiaa saar n kaaee ||
This priceless country has been laid waste and defiled by dogs, and no one pays any attention to the dead.

Awpy joiV ivCoVy Awpy vyKu qyrI vifAweI ]2]
aapae jorr vishhorrae aapae vaekh thaeree vaddiaaee ||2||
You Yourself unite, and You Yourself separate; I gaze upon Your Glorious Greatness. ||2||

jy ko nwau Drwey vfw swd kry min Bwxy ]
jae ko naao dhharaaeae vaddaa saadh karae man bhaanae ||
One may give himself a great name, and revel in the pleasures of the mind,

KsmY ndrI kIVw AwvY jyqy cugY dwxy ]
khasamai nadharee keerraa aavai jaethae chugai dhaanae ||
but in the Eyes of the Lord and Master, he is just a worm, for all the corn that he eats.

mir mir jIvY qw ikCu pwey nwnk nwmu vKwxy ]3]5]39]
mar mar jeevai thaa kishh paaeae naanak naam vakhaanae ||3||5||39||
Only one who dies to his ego while yet alive, obtains the blessings, O Nanak, by chanting the Lord's Name. ||3||5||39||
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Jul 13, 2004
I used to hear two different explanations of this shabad. One goes as a question mark, and other as an affirmative one. Not sure, what does the shabad actually mean. This is said by Guru Nanak while in jail of Babar, right?