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Daily Routine of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji


The Great Poet Santokh Singh outlines below the daily routine of Guru Hargobind Sahib, where upon waking up and partaking in his morning routine, the Guru after visiting his mother and the congregation would: ⁣ ⁣ ਦੁਇ ਘਟਿਕਾ ਲਗਿ ਸੁਖ ਮਹਿਂ ਆਏ । ਬਹੁਰ ਉਠੇ ਲੋਚਨ ਬਿਕਸਾਏ । ਸੁੱਖਾ ਛਕ ਸੁਚੇਤ ਪੁਨ ਹੋਵੈਂ । ਚਢਿ ਤੁਰੰਗ ਪਰ ਬਾਹਰ ਜੋਵੈਂ ।੧੧।⁣ For roughly fourty-five minutes [Guru Hargobind Sahib] napped before waking up; His eyes opening like a lotus flower opening for the sun. Then consuming cannabis the Guru got ready, mounting a horse he looked out [to ride out] in the distance. ⁣

ਕਰਹਿ ਅਖੇਰ ਬ੍ਰਿਤ ਕੀ ਲੀਲਾ । ਧਰਹਿ ਸ਼ਸਤ੍ਰ ਕਰਿ ਅੰਗ ਛਬੀਲਾ । ਆਇ ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖਤ ਪਰ ਸੋਹੈਂ । ਲਗਹਿ ਦਿਵਾਨ ਪਿਖਹਿਂ ਮਨ ਮੋਹੈਂ ।੧੨।⁣ Partaking in the play of hunting [the Guru's] entire body was gloriously adorned with weapons. [After hunting] the Guru would arrive at the Akal Takht, where the Court commenced; the attendees all starring at the Guru were mesmerized. ⁣

ਸੋਦਰ ਚੌਕੀ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਸੁੰਨਤੇ । ਸੰਗਤਿ ਆਇ ਰੂਪ ਦਰਸੰਤੇ । ਬਹੁਰ ਜਾਇ ਨਿਜ ਮਹਿਲ ਮਝਾਰਾ । ਅਨਿਕ ਸ੍ਵਾਦ ਕੇ ਅਚਹਿਂ ਅਹਾਰਾ ।੧੩।⁣ The singing of the Sodar shabad was listened to and as [more] congregation arrived they viewed the Guru's beauty. Following this the Guru would return to his residence, partaking in countless delectable cuisine. ⁣

ਜਾਮ ਗਏ ਜਾਮਿਨ ਸੁਪਤਾਵੈਂ । ਰਹੇ ਜਾਮ ਉਠਿ ਸੌਚ ਨਹਾਵੈਂ । ਇਸਿ ਬਿਧਿ ਕਰਿ ਹੈਂ ਨਿਤ ਬਿਵਹਾਰੂ । ਦਿਨ ਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਬਲੀ ਹੋਤਿ ਦੁਤਿ ਚਾਰੂ ।੧੪।⁣ Taking rest around 10pm, waking at 3am the Guru bathed. In this manner the Guru conducted his daily routine. Day by day the Guru grew and became more beautiful. ⁣

Gurpratap Suraj Prakash Granth, author: the Great Poet Santokh Singh ⁣ Raas 4, Chapter 44

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