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Guru Nanak Dev Ji Being Asked: How To Be Wise And Find Salvation, Be Calm And Collected In Interact

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In this series of questions the Sidhs ask about salvation, logical questioning how exhaled air is supported and how to stay calm in interactions .

Let us review the following,

Sidhas/Yogis ask:
ਸੁ ਸਬਦ ਕਾ ਕਹਾ ਵਾਸੁ ਕਥੀਅਲੇ ਜਿਤੁ ਤਰੀਐ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੋ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਸਤ ਅੰਗੁਲ ਵਾਈ ਕਹੀਐ ਤਿਸੁ ਕਹੁ ਕਵਨੁ ਅਧਾਰੋ
So sabaḏ kā kahā vās kathī▫ale jiṯ ṯarī▫ai bẖavjal sansāro. Ŧarai saṯ angul vā▫ī kahī▫ai ṯis kaho kavan aḏẖāro.
Such wisdom resides where that provides description to swim across treacherous world? The outgoing breath is stated to be extending to seven finger length, how such so supported?
ਬੋਲੈ ਖੇਲੈ ਅਸਥਿਰੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਕਿਉ ਕਰਿ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਏ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਪ੍ਰਣਵੈ ਅਪਣੇ ਮਨ ਸਮਝਾਏ
Bolai kẖelai asthir hovai ki▫o kar alakẖ lakẖā▫e. Suṇ su▫āmī sacẖ Nānak paraṇvai apṇe man samjẖā▫e.
How to calm down speaking and playing? How to see the unseen? Nanak prays so listen as truth described, how so to make mind understand.
Guru Ji’s answers:
ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਬਦੇ ਸਚਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਗੈ ਕਰਿ ਨਦਰੀ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਏ ਆਪੇ ਦਾਨਾ ਆਪੇ ਬੀਨਾ ਪੂਰੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਸਮਾਏ ੫੮॥
Gurmukẖ sabḏe sacẖ liv lāgai kar naḏrī mel milā▫e. Āpe ḏānā āpe bīnā pūrai bẖāg samā▫e. ||58||
One so in tune with creator’s being in wisdom connects with true one, in benevolence so provides for enjoining. By self knowing, by self recognizing, in good fortune to be so submerged.
ਸੁ ਸਬਦ ਕਉ ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਵਾਸੁ ਅਲਖੰ ਜਹ ਦੇਖਾ ਤਹ ਸੋਈ ਪਵਨ ਕਾ ਵਾਸਾ ਸੁੰਨ ਨਿਵਾਸਾ ਅਕਲ ਕਲਾ ਧਰ ਸੋਈ
So sabaḏ ka▫o niranṯar vās alkẖaʼn jah ḏekẖā ṯah so▫ī. Pavan kā vāsā sunn nivāsā akal kalā ḏẖar so▫ī.
In such wisdom so singular resides, where to see, the creator to be there. Praise of the creator present, as in emptiness present, such of qualities and no qualities.
ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰੇ ਸਬਦੁ ਘਟ ਮਹਿ ਵਸੈ ਵਿਚਹੁ ਭਰਮੁ ਗਵਾਏ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਬਾਣੀ +ਨਾਮ ਮੰਨਿ ਵਸਾਏ
Naḏar kare sabaḏ gẖat mėh vasai vicẖahu bẖaram gavā▫e. Ŧan man nirmal nirmal baṇī nāmo man vasā▫e.
As so showing benevolence, wisdom resides in the heart, the doubts inside erased. Body and mind of purity, the pure treatise so residing in the mind.
ਸਬਦਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਭਵਸਾਗਰੁ ਤਰੀਐ ਇਤ ਉਤ ਏਕੋ ਜਾਣੈ ਚਿਹਨੁ ਵਰਨੁ ਨਹੀ ਛਾਇਆ ਮਾਇਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਬਦੁ ਪਛਾਣੈ ੫੯॥
Sabaḏ gurū bẖavsāgar ṯarī▫ai iṯ uṯ eko jāṇai. Cẖihan varan nahī cẖẖā▫i▫ā mā▫i▫ā Nānak sabaḏ pacẖẖāṇai. ||59||
In creator’s wisdom the treacherous ocean traversed, here and there so recognizing one. One of no form, not under the shadow of attachments, Nanak such recognizes wisdom.
Guru ji state that fundamental of all, the creator and the understanding thereof anchors all wisdom. The creator so residing in the visible and invisible with or without possible characterization. When such understanding takes hold in our psyche, the doubts disappear and the salvation all so possible.

Guru ji take the discourse to a level higher than the posed questions which relate to metaphysical as to what supports the breath when out of our mouths. The classic analogy being we are on earth, what is below earth and what supports the earth?

Guru ji direct that fundamental understanding of the essence and wisdom of the creator is the supreme goal facilitating much other achievements in turn.

What you think?

Sat Sri Akal.

PS: Please see the appropriate complete Shabad here,

http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sidh-gosht/38884-si-gosht-sabad-49-60-73-a.html
 
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