Friday, 25 February 2011

Guru Gobind Singh Jee’s Last Advice

Taken from Gurbilas Patshai 10 written by Koer Singh in 1751
Translated by admin

Guru Gobind Singh Jee’s Nishan

Bhai Koer Singh has written in some detail the events surrounding the last bodily days of Guru Gobind Singh Jee in his Gurbilas Patshai 10. There are a few pages recording the last advice given by Guru Gobind Singh Jee, below is a summary of the major points of advice.

A few weeks after being wounded Guru Jee announced his time for departure, the Sangat gathered around Guru Jee in an emotional state and with a sense of apprehension for the future. The Sangat said the Khalsa is still in its infancy playing in the laps of its Mother, who will raise it now?
Guru Declared that he will always be with the Khalsa “ਅੰਗ ਸੰਗ ਸੁ ਸਿੱਖਨ ਮੈ ਨਿਜਕਾਵੈ”

Guru Jee then went on to give his last advice “ਅਹੋ ਖਾਲਸਾ ! ਅਸ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੀਜੈ”

Never hesitate to Fight and Die against the enemy

When Sava Lakh gives its head only then will you lift glory

The one who keeps Rehat Day and Night will be received by Akaal

Do not have extra-marital relationships with another women

Rehras is to be done first in the evening

Always make your attendance in Guru Jee’s Darbar

Never trust the enemy

Strictly deal with the one who has slept with another women

He who comes to Abchal Nagar will be blessed

Never carry ego or else this will prison you

Always stay united, don’t fight amongst each other

Do sangat of Khalsa, treat all other relationships as foreign

Never have pride over any victory achieved, this only brings pain

I will not take birth again but will come to aid in the most difficult time

The Khalsa will achieve Raaj when they follow Sat Guru Jee’s Hukam

Treat Maya as a play, don’t accept Life or death

Guru Jee is then said to have described the behaviour of kaljug, pointing out the duality, selfishness, a world following trends (ਵੇਖਾ ਵੇਖੀ ਹੈ ਸੰਸਾਰ) and the hypercritical nature of religious leaders. This will be Kaljug at its worse when the Sants will not be seen like the Sun when it is covered by the clouds.

My understanding Sikhs will accept Guru Granth as Lord. This is the Face of the 10 Gurus where they are present in a hidden form.

(Guru Jee then proclaimed that the time is nigh to hand over the Guruship)

Take the hand of the Shabad form as your protector/guide, unique Singhs are those who accept this

Those who seek darshan of Guru will know Guru Granth as Lord

(Going in front of Aad Sat Guru, Five coins and a coconut were placed)

He who seeks to talk to me will do Paath from Guru and have peace

Even if Kings are present even then respect is only given to Guru Granth Sahib

Darshan of Guru eradicates sin. Those that follow the Bachans are released

Salvation, All Four Boons, Ridh Sidh, True Knowledge, Emotional Love are to be found in Guru Granth Sahib

Seek Darshan of Guru at Amrit Vela

At Amritvela do Ishnan, become pure before sunrise. Great fortunate ones do darshan of Guru(Guru Granth Sahib Jee). Do Sri Jaap Paath(Nitnem) and Gur Mantar. Then seek to carry out your work.

Guru Jee said carry out the Rehat given in Gauri Vaar :

ਮਃ ੪ ॥

ਗੁਰਸਤਿਗੁਰਕਾਜੋਸਿਖੁਅਖਾਏਸੁਭਲਕੇਉਠਿਹਰਿਨਾਮੁਧਿਆਵੈ ॥

One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name.

ਉਦਮੁਕਰੇਭਲਕੇਪਰਭਾਤੀਇਸਨਾਨੁਕਰੇਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰਿਨਾਵੈ ॥
Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar.

ਉਪਦੇਸਿਗੁਰੂਹਰਿਹਰਿਜਪੁਜਾਪੈਸਭਿਕਿਲਵਿਖਪਾਪਦੋਖਲਹਿਜਾਵੈ ॥
Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased.

ਫਿਰਿਚੜੈਦਿਵਸੁਗੁਰਬਾਣੀਗਾਵੈਬਹਦਿਆਉਠਦਿਆਹਰਿਨਾਮੁਧਿਆਵੈ ॥
Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name.

ਜੋਸਾਸਿਗਿਰਾਸਿਧਿਆਏਮੇਰਾਹਰਿਹਰਿਸੋਗੁਰਸਿਖੁਗੁਰੂਮਨਿਭਾਵੈ ॥
One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food - that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru's Mind.

ਜਿਸਨੋਦਇਆਲੁਹੋਵੈਮੇਰਾਸੁਆਮੀਤਿਸੁਗੁਰਸਿਖਗੁਰੂਉਪਦੇਸੁਸੁਣਾਵੈ ॥
That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is kind and compassionate - upon that GurSikh, the Guru's Teachings are bestowed.

ਜਨੁਨਾਨਕੁਧੂੜਿਮੰਗੈਤਿਸੁਗੁਰਸਿਖਕੀਜੋਆਪਿਜਪੈਅਵਰਹਨਾਮੁਜਪਾਵੈ ॥੨॥
Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of that GurSikh, who himself chants the Naam, and inspires others to chant it. ||2||

Do Rehras, Jaap Mantar, Rehat according to prescribed method

One has made Amritvela if the body goes to sangat at Amritvela Seva Pehar. In Har Simran One achieves Gains.

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