Monday, December 11, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism


Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji
Vaar 2
Translation by Dr Jodh Singh

Pauri1 Invocation

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ik ou(n)kaar sathiguruprusaadhi||
aapunurrae hathh aarusee aapae hee dhaekhai||
aapae dhaekh dhikhaaeidhaa shhia dhurushun bhaekhai||
jaehaa moo(n)h kur bhaaludhaa thaevaehai dhaekhai||
husudhae husudhaa dhaekheeai so roop suraekhai||
rodhae dhisae rovudhaa hoe nimukh nimaekhai||
aapae aap vuruthudhaa suthusu(n)g visaekhai ||u||

One Oankar, the primal energy, realised through the grace of the divine preceptor
The mirror (in the form of world) is in the hand (of the Lord) and man sees of himself in it.
God visualises and makes men see the guises and philosophies of six Schools (in this mirror).
Man is reflected (in the mirror) in exactly the same way as is his propensity.
The laughing person finds a laughing form in it.
Whereas the wailing person finds himself (as well as everybody) there in the weeping posture. Same is the case of a clever person.
The Lord Himself is prevading this world-mirror but He is specifically preceivable in and through the holy congregation. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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