Sunday, September 23, 2007

PArt 4. Just when you thought it was safe... Dundee Camp is back


Ok ive spoken to quite of you guys and i think that people DO enjoy reading these posts, they are just too busy to reply... well as long as you guys gain something from them (despite all the cheesy jokes yes there IS some sikhi in them!!)

OK so i'll sketch you where we are. Its Darbar Sahib, its late, and Manvir Singh is KICKING it with his recent chart topping singles Raamiyaa Hau Barak Tayra

This Shabad is by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Aasaa on Pannaa 478

Awsw ]
aasaa ||

suqu AprwD krq hY jyqy ]
suth aparaadhh karath hai jaethae ||
As many mistakes as the son commits,

jnnI cIiq n rwKis qyqy ]1]
jananee cheeth n raakhas thaethae ||1||
his mother does not hold them against him in her mind. ||1||

rwmeIAw hau bwirku qyrw ]
raameeaa ho baarik thaeraa ||
O Lord, I am Your child.

kwhy n KMfis Avgnu myrw ]1] rhwau ]
kaahae n kha(n)ddas avagan maeraa ||1|| rehaao ||
Why not destroy my sins? ||1||Pause||

jy Aiq k®op kry kir DwieAw ]
jae ath krop karae kar dhhaaeiaa ||
If the son, in anger, runs away,

qw BI cIiq n rwKis mwieAw ]2]
thaa bhee cheeth n raakhas maaeiaa ||2||
even then, his mother does not hold it against him in her mind. ||2||

icMq Bvin mnu pirE hmwrw ]
chi(n)th bhavan man pariou hamaaraa ||
My mind has fallen into the whirlpool of anxiety.

nwm ibnw kYsy auqris pwrw ]3]
naam binaa kaisae outharas paaraa ||3||
Without the Naam, how can I cross over to the other side? ||3||

dyih ibml miq sdw srIrw ]
dhaehi bimal math sadhaa sareeraa ||
Please, bless my body with pure and lasting understanding, Lord;

shij shij gun rvY kbIrw ]4]3]12]
sehaj sehaj gun ravai kabeeraa ||4||3||12||
in peace and poise, Kabeer chants the Praises of the Lord. ||4||3||12||

And also the other shabad

This Shabad is by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Maaroo on Pannaa 1106

kbIru ] mwrU ]
kabeer || maaroo ||
Kabeer, Maaroo:

rwmu ismru pCuqwihgw mn ]
raam simar pashhuthaahigaa man ||
Meditate in remembrance on the Lord, or else you will regret it in the end, O mind.

pwpI jIArw loBu krqu hY Awju kwil auiT jwihgw ]1] rhwau ]
paapee jeearaa lobh karath hai aaj kaal out(h) jaahigaa ||1|| rehaao ||
O sinful soul, you act in greed, but today or tomorrow, you will have to get up and leave. ||1||Pause||

lwlc lwgy jnmu gvwieAw mwieAw Brm Bulwihgw ]
laalach laagae janam gavaaeiaa maaeiaa bharam bhulaahigaa ||
Clinging to greed, you have wasted your life, deluded in the doubt of Maya.

Dn jobn kw grbu n kIjY kwgd ijau gil jwihgw ]1]
dhhan joban kaa garab n keejai kaagadh jio gal jaahigaa ||1||
Do not take pride in your wealth and youth; you shall crumble apart like dry paper. ||1||

jau jmu Awie kys gih ptkY qw idn ikCu n bswihgw ]
jo jam aae kaes gehi pattakai thaa dhin kishh n basaahigaa ||
When the Messenger of Death comes and grabs you by the hair, and knocks you down, on that day, you shall be powerless.

ismrnu Bjnu dieAw nhI kInI qau muiK cotw Kwihgw ]2]
simaran bhajan dhaeiaa nehee keenee tho mukh chottaa khaahigaa ||2||
You do not remember the Lord, or vibrate upon Him in meditation, and you do not practice compassion; you shall be beaten on your face. ||2||

Drm rwie jb lyKw mwgY ikAw muKu lY kY jwihgw ]
dhharam raae jab laekhaa maagai kiaa mukh lai kai jaahigaa ||
When the Righteous Judge of Dharma calls for your account, what face will you show Him then?

khqu kbIru sunhu ry sMqhu swDsMgiq qir jWihgw ]3]1]

kehath kabeer sunahu rae sa(n)thahu saadhhasa(n)gath thar jaa(n)higaa ||3||1||

Says Kabeer, listen, O Saints: in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be saved. ||3||1||

Poor Bhai Vijay Singh is at this point dying on the tabla because manvir is possessed and keeps going faster and faster - of course myself [Baba Paman Singh] being the Chennay Ustaad i kept up easily, but the dundee sangat all stayed as well - amazing considering the fact the gurudwara is usually only open on a sunday - and even then for two hours, sometimes with just a tape playing in darbar sahib!! Yet here it was at 11pm , and nothing like anything theyve ever heard and everyone came and sat behind the kirtanis singing their hearts out (although Bhai Siddharat Singh from Aberdeen is about as musically talented as a sheep!!) Special mention to Ravjeet Singh for continually waiting for a gurbani tuk with "Naam" or "Hau" - lol any excuse to jap naam!!

After this we did smaapti, said fateh to the sangat and went upstairs, where our luxurious double beds with super soft matresses awaited us...if any sewadaar from Khalsa Camp or Sikhi Camp is reading this take note !!! We did a little assessment of the day, and of course poked a little bit of fun at the lovely - but [legal edit] - bhai vijay singh, [edit] who once again has blessing of mahraaj! He woke me up - and although i dont remember it, apparently he came over and i sat up and shouted waheguru then started doing some paath...what can i say - what a high sikhi am!!! lol dont worry , although no one will quite ever reach my level im sure some of you could possibly become a quarter as good as me ;) [btw before people kick of this is just a laugh lol ]

Anyways, after unsuccessfully fighting with my blanket, i decided to get up, and just as i was walking to the door, i looked around a little smugly at the other singhs snoring, drooling over their pillows and just in general, asleep - and as i began to get my haumay even higher, i stepped right onto a nail in the floor!! Lol i was ready to let out a few un-sikhi words but then Maharaj reminded me of this Tuk

kyiqAw dUK BUK sd mwr ]
kaethiaa dhookh bhookh sadh maar ||
So many endure distress, deprivation and constant abuse.

eyih iB dwiq qyrI dwqwr ]
eaehi bh dhaath thaeree dhaathaar ||
Even these are Your Gifts, O Great Giver

You cant help but be amazed - maharaj quickly brough my haumay crashing down - reminding me that these pains and things that we can sometimes endure - even those are his blessings, as Maharaj reminds us to not forget the Gursikhi path...Dhan Dhan Guru Di Sikhi!!

Quickly brought back down to earth i had my ishnaan and then went downstairs to Maharajs darbar sahib, where i felt the most amazing sense of peace and fufilment at being in Maharajs Charan at amritvela, the whole Darbar seemed to be full of singhs when i closed my eyes, and we all sat doing Naam Abhiyaas (Japping Naam) It was truely one of the most amazing experiences ive had and i dont think i can really put it into words...The heaters were all off in Darbar Sahib - the others were finding it freezing but to me the heat was intense, and the more concentrated the simran got, the higher the temprature seemed to go...

After this i completed my morning routine, and went into Smaadhi (a state of bliss)...well its also known as sleep to you commoners!

Everybody had a few hours more sleep after their amritvela, and we woke up at 8, energised by the True Guru and ready to make the last day a day that the sangat would long remember...

To Be Continued... (i must admit, im considering releasing an autobiography now...!)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Haha I'm really enjoying reading all of your comments - they are hilarious. Having been at the camp with my family and children, I can truly say that you all have left a special mark in all of our hearts and that we all of the Dundee sangat will definitely long remember your inspirational visit - can't wait to have you all up here again soon.