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Guru Nanak Dev Ji Being Asked: Where We Come From, Go To, Stay Absorbed In And Where To Find The Fo


ੴ / Ik▫oaʼnkār
Dec 21, 2010
Some very interesting questions being requested of Guru ji. These appear to be quite in line with what a child and even the oldest of all may seek answers to.

Questions posed are that where does it all come from and where does it go. In all of this one is always absorbed. Recognizing the form less creator, the Guru ji is also asked how to recognize or find one such.

Let us review the following,

Sidhas/Yogis ask:
ਕਹਾ ਤੇ ਆਵੈ ਕਹਾ ਇਹੁ ਜਾਵੈ ਕਹਾ ਇਹੁ ਰਹੈ ਸਮਾਈ ਏਸੁ ਸਬਦ ਕਉ ਜੋ ਅਰਥਾਵੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰ ਤਿਲੁ ਤਮਾਈ
Kahā ṯe āvai kahā ih jāvai kahā ih rahai samā▫ī. Ės sabaḏ ka▫o jo arthāvai ṯis gur ṯil na ṯamā▫ī.
Where to come from, where to go to, and where to be so kept so absorbed in? One who so provides discourse of such wisdom, such a teacher without a speck of greed.

ਕਿਉ ਤਤੈ ਅਵਿਗਤੈ ਪਾਵੈ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਲਗੈ ਪਿਆਰੋ ਆਪੇ ਸੁਰਤਾ ਆਪੇ ਕਰਤਾ ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬੀਚਾਰੋ
Ki▫o ṯaṯai avigaṯai pāvai gurmukẖ lagai pi▫āro. Āpe surṯā āpe karṯā kaho Nānak bīcẖāro.
How to so find the truth of body less? How to create love of so following the creator? By self listening and by self creating, Nanak so provide the thoughts.
Guru Ji’s answers:
ਹੁਕਮੇ ਆਵੈ ਹੁਕਮੇ ਜਾਵੈ ਹੁਕਮੇ ਰਹੈ ਸਮਾਈ ਪੂਰੇ ਗੁਰ ਤੇ ਸਾਚੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਗਤਿ ਮਿਤਿ ਸਬਦੇ ਪਾਈ ੨੨॥
Hukme āvai hukme jāvai hukme rahai samā▫ī. Pūre gur ṯe sācẖ kamāvai gaṯ miṯ sabḏe pā▫ī. ||22||
In direction coming, by direction going and in direction staying so absorbed. Of the complete creator, acquiring the truth and in such wisdom so receive the loving results.
Guru ji continue to assert that recognizing ways of the creator, the wisdom and the love of the creator is the key to answering or finding answers. It is the ways of the creator in creation that go on and we simply need to recognize the ways as such happens. The question is not what to do about it but more fundamentally how to be in synch or consonance with all this.

Guru ji further elaborate extensively up to stanza 42. Guru ji cover at length the concept and attributes of Gurmukh/"one such so aligned towards the creator".

What level of such understanding have we recognized in our daily living and how we use it to handle the ups/downs that forever go on?

What you think?

Sat Sri Akal.

PS: Please see the appropriate complete Shabad here,


Harry Haller

Panga Master
Jan 31, 2011
heartfelt thanks for the above, your writings have always inspired me, but the above has touched me this morning.

In my opinion, when one acts with grace of Creator, and is inspired to do things that are blessed by Creator, then one can gain a state of Naam, of completness, wholeness through these actions.

Our daily life is an adventure, opportunities leap out everywhere to do Creators work, we must catch as many of these opportunities as possible and convert them to good works, not to go to heaven, not to please Creator, not to earn brownie points or for long stories later on, but purely so that doing Creators work becomes second nature and part of us



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