Saturday, October 22, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji
Vaar 1
Translation by Dr Jodh Singh

Pauri48 Guru Hargobind

pMj ipAwly pMj pIr Ctm pIr bYTw gur BwrI]
Arjn kwieAW plt kY mUrq hirgoibMd svwrI]
clI pIVHI soFIAW rUp idKwvn vwro vwrI]
dl BMjn gur sUrmW vf joDw bhu praupkwrI]
puC`n is`K Ardws kr Cy mihlW qk drs inhwrI]
Agm Agocr siqgurU boly muK qy suxhu sMswrI]
kiljug pIVHI soFIAW inhcl nIn auswr KlHwrI]
jug jug siqgur Dry AvqwrI ]ôø]

pu(n)j piaalae pu(n)j peer shhuttum peer bait(h)aa gur bhaaree||
arujun kaaeiaaa(n) pulutt kai mooruth harigobi(n)dh suvaaree||
chulee peerruee sodteeaaa(n) roop dhikhaavun vaaro vaaree||
dhul bhu(n)jun gur soorumaa(n) vudd jodhhaa buhu puroupukaaree||
pushhuun skh arudhaas kur shhae mehilaa(n) thuk dhurus nihaaree||
agum agochur sathiguroo bolae mukh thae sunuhu su(n)saaree||
kalijug peerruee sodteeaaa(n) nihuchul neen ousaar khuluaaree||
jug jug sathigur dhhurae avuthaaree ||uu||

(From Guru Nanak to Guru Arjan Dev) Five pirs were there who drank from the five cups(of truth, contentment, compassion, dharama, discerning wisdom), and now the sixth great pir is holding the Guruship.
Arjan (Dev) transformed himself into Harigobind and sat majestically.
Now the Sodhi lineage has started and they all will show their selves turn by turn.
This Guru, the vanquisher of armies, is very brave and benevolent.
The Sikhs prayed and asked that they have seen the six Gurus (how many more are to come) .
The true Guru, the knower of the unknowable and seer of the invisible told the Sikhs to listen to.
The lineage of the Sodhis have been established on the sound foundation.
Four more Gurus will come to earth (yuga 2, yuga 2 i.e. 2+2=4) will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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