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Basics of Sikhi: Three fold Path



ਤੀਨਹੁ ਸਾਧਨ ਕੈਵਲ ਕੇਰੇ । ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਦਏ ਬਤਾਇ ਬਡੇਰੇ । ਭਾਣਾ ਮਾਨਨਿ ਹੰਤਾ ਤਯਾਗਨਿ । ਸਤਿਨਾਮ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਲਿਵਲਾਗਨ । Through these [internal] three practices non-duality [unity with all] arises. The Great Guru himself has proclaimed these teachings. (1) To accept the Divine Will, (2) to renounce the understanding of "I". (3) To forever be merged in the remembrance of'Satinam' [the True Name] ਇਹੀ ਪਰਮ ਪਦ ਕੋ ਪੁਹੰਚਾਵੈ । ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਜਿਨਹੁ ਪਰ ਸੋ ਚਲਿ ਜਾਵੈ । ਵਹਿਰ ਕ੍ਰਿਯਾ ਸ਼ਸਤ੍ਰਨਿ ਅਭ੍ਯਾਸ । ਪਾਪੀ ਦੁਸ਼ਟਨ ਕਰਨ ਬਿਨਾਸ ।੪੩। From these, one reaches the highest status [of liberation]. Only those bestowed with the Guru's Grace follow these practices. As the external practice, forever train in weaponry [Shastar Vidiya]. To [be forever ready] to destroy those heinous and corrupt people ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਰੀ ਪਰਮ ਬਖਸ਼ੀਸ਼ । ਜਗ ਕੇ ਸੁਖ ਮਿਲਿਬੋ ਜਗਦੀਸ । ਬਡੇ ਭਾਗ ਜਾਗ ਜਿਨ ਕੇਰੇ । ਚਲੈ ਸੂ ਮਾਰਗ ਇਸੀ ਅਛੇਰੇ ।੪੪। The True Guru has bestowed the highest gifts [upon the Khalsa]. Granting them happiness in this life and unity with Jagdish [The Master of the World]. Great fortune has arisen to those who follow this sublime path [that the Guru has ordained] ਜਿਮ ਅਰਜਨ ਸੰਗ ਭਾਖੀ ਗੀਤਾ । ਕਰਨ ਫਲਨ ਕੋ ਰਹਹੁ ਅਤੀਤਾ । ਧਰਮ ਧਰਨਿ ਆਯੁਧ ਕੋ ਕਰੀਯਹਿ । ਆਪਨੋ ਸਾਖੀ ਰੂਪ ਬਿਚਰੀਯਹਿ ।੪੫। Just like how Krishna explained to Arjuna within the Bhagavad Gita, that one should renounce their desire for reward from action, the Dharma they should embrace is that of Weaponry and to contemplate oneself as the Witness [of the world - the underlying Supreme Self] ਤਥਾ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਉਪਦੇਸ਼ । ਸਤਿਨਾਮ ਕੋ ਭਜਨ ਹਮੇਸ਼ । ਵਹਿਰ ਕਰਮ ਰਣ ਕਰਨ ਮਹਾਨੇ । ਕਰਹੁ ਸਦਾ ਸਭਿ ਬਿਧਿ ਸੁਖ ਠਾਨੇ ।੪੬। The same teachings have been given to the Khalsa, to forever meditate upon Satinam [The True Name]. And the external practice, of fighting [for righteousness] is the highest action, in doing so they will forever be immersed in the various types of pleasure

Gurpratap Suraj Prakash (1843), author: the Great Poet Santokh Singh Rut 4, Chapter 51

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