A Blooming Treasure of Waheguru’s Love
ਮਧੁਭਾਰ ਛੰਦ ॥ ਤ੍ਵਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ Madhubhar Stanza. By Thy Grace
ਗੁਨ ਗਨ ਉੁਦਾਰ ॥ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਅਪਾਰ ॥
The Virtues like Generosity and Thy Praises are Unbouded.
ਆਸਨ ਅਭੰਗ ॥ ਉੁਪਮਾ ਅਨੰਗ ॥੮੭॥
Thy seat is Eternal Thy Eminence is Perfect.87.
- ਜਾਪੁ ਸਾਹਿਬ, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਦਸਮ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ, ਅੰਗ ੧੫ - Jaap Sahib, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib ji, Ang 15
Love, a beautiful tiny word beholding abundance of emotions and feelings. Feelings so graceful that completely changes an aura of one’s soul. Where there is love there is grace and for our Paathshah (Gurusahib jee) this grace is loving and accepting Akal purakh’s (God’s) message of remembering him day and night, a love so embellished that requires no other treasure. A love so elegant that has its own charm. A love that never gets old, a love that forever is gold. Akal Purakh (God) wears the jewel of praises, a jewel beyond rubies. A jewel of never ending praise designed by the graceful Paathshah (Gurusahib jee). A jewel that shines within the soul.
ਕਿ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਿਮਾਗ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਕਿ ਹੁਸਨਲ ਚਰਾਗ ਹੈਂ ॥
That Thou art Most Intelligent! That Thou art the Lamp of Beauty!
ਕਿ ਕਾਮਲ ਕਰੀਮ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਕਿ ਰਾਜਕ ਰਹੀਮ ਹੈਂ ॥੧੫੧॥
That Thou art completely Generous ! That Thou art Sustainer and Merciful ! 151 -
ਜਾਪੁ ਸਾਹਿਬ, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਦਸਮ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ, ਅੰਗ ੨੫ -
Jaap Sahib, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib ji, Ang 25
The bond Paathshah (Gurusahib jee) and Akal Purakh (God) shares is beyond any time and is forever blooming. For paathshah, their akal purakh is an immeasurable treasure. A treasure so full of love, a treasure so infinite, a treasure so universal, a treasure so full of beauty beyond moon. For paathshah (Gurusahib jee) their akal purakh (God) is victory. A victory so graceful that made them surrender completely in their God’s command to sacrifice their beautiful blooming flowers.A victory that made paathshah set the foundation of forever blooming several infinite Singh and Singhniya. A victory that made lovely paathshah merge again into the love of their khuda (God).A victory that still shines radiantly in the eyes of every Sikh. A victorious love that began the sovereignty.
ਚਤ੍ਰ ਚਕ੍ਰ ਵਰਤੀ ਚਤ੍ਰ ਚਕ੍ਰ ਭੁਗਤੇ ॥ Salutation to Thee O Pervader and Enjoyer in all the four directions Lord! ਸੁਯੰਭਵ ਸੁਭੰ ਸਰਬ ਦਾ ਸਰਬ ਜੁਗਤੇ ॥ Salutation to Thee O Self-Existent, Most Beautiful and United with all Lord! ਦੁਕਾਲੰ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਸੀ ਦਇਆਲੰ ਸਰੂਪੇ ॥ Salutation to Thee O Destroyer of hard times and Embodiment of Mercy Lord! ਸਦਾ ਅੰਗ ਸੰਗੇ ਅਭੰਗੰ ਬਿਭੂਤੇ ॥੧੯੯॥ Salutation to thee O Ever present with all, Indestructible and Glorious Lord ! 199. - ਜਾਪੁ ਸਾਹਿਬ, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਦਸਮ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ, ਅੰਗ ੧੭ - Jaap Sahib, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib ji, Ang 17
Fresco of Guru Ram Das Ji from Goindwal Baoli Sahib The definition of love for Paathshah is beyond our understanding. Guru Arjan Dev Ji was commanded by Guru Ram Das Ji to be sent Lahore and was being said not to return until and unless called backed into the city of Amritsar. As days passed, Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s love for Guru Ram Das Ji grew even more beautiful. In that graceful beauty Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji wrote love letters to Guru Ram Das Ji. Love letters so graceful that even love had no beauty left on its own.
ਮਾਝ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਚਉੁਪਦੇ ਘਰੁ ੧ ॥
Maajh, Fifth Mehl, Chau-Padas, First House
ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਲੋਚੈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਤਾਈ ॥ ਬਿਲਪ ਕਰੇ ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕ ਕੀ ਨਿਆਈ ॥ My mind longs for the Blessed Vision of the Guru’s Darshan. It cries out like the thirsty song-bird.
ਤ੍ਰਿਖਾ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਦਰਸਨ ਸੰਤ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ My thirst is not quenched, and I can find no peace, without the Blessed Vision of the Beloved Saint. ||1|| ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਜੀਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਸੰਤ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to the Blessed Vision of the Beloved Saint Guru. ||1||Pause|| ਤੇਰਾ ਮੁਖੁ ਸੁਹਾਵਾ ਜੀਉ ਸਹਜ ਧੁਨਿ ਬਾਣੀ ॥ Your Face is so Beautiful, and the Sound of Your Words imparts intuitive wisdom. ਚਿਰੁ ਹੋਆ ਦੇਖੇ ਸਾਰਿੰਗਪਾਣੀ ॥ It is so long since this rainbird has had even a glimpse of water. ਧੰਨੁ ਸੁ ਦੇਸੁ ਜਹਾ ਤੂੰ ਵਸਿਆ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਜਣ ਮੀਤ ਮੁਰਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੨॥ Blessed is that land where You dwell, O my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru. ||2|| ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਹਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਗੁਰ ਸਜਣ ਮੀਤ ਮੁਰਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ I am a sacrifice, I am forever a sacrifice, to my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru. ||1||Pause|| - ਸ਼ਬਦ ਹਜ਼ਾਰੇ, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ, ਅੰਗ ੪੯੬ - Shabad Hazare, Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, Ang 496
For us love is just a mere word with fear surrounding its wall. A Fear that sometimes build a barrier between souls. A fear that make love think twice to fall in for love. A fear that create distances. A fear that somewhere wants to set himself free. Guru Arjan Dev Ji Seated on a Terrace Holding a Flower, with an Attendant Holding a FlywhiskBut, do we ever think of loving our beloved like Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji did to Guru Ram Das Ji ? Love is a complete treasure full of beautiful rubies, rubies of beautiful deep emotions. Love is full of fragrance, fragrance so strong that forever leave its essence. Love is acceptance and acceptance is love. All we need to do is take a tiny little step towards our beloved, steps that will lead our connection to our own soul and that’s where our beloved resides. And just like our paathshah, lets try to walk on the path of love, love so unconditioned that allows no barrier of fear and doubt. A love that is selfless. A love that is waiting for its soul. A love that is radiant. A love that is blooming. A love that has its own fragrance of grace.
Credits Sifti Kaur : She holds a master’s degree in Community Science and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Extension Education and Communication Management (Community Science). She is passionate about paintings. Aside from that, she enjoys visiting historical sites. Likewise enjoys collecting diverse antiques and volunteering Itihaas.thehistory as researching and content analyst.