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Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Part 3

  • Page 1 of SGGS
    • ॥ ਜਪੁ ॥ (title/name of the Bani)
    • ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ
 ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ (Preamble))
    • ॥ ੧॥ (coding of Gurbani)
    • ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ ॥ ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ॥ ੧॥ (SLOK 1)
    • Raags are used as Gurbani is meant to be sung as per Indian poetry
    • only one raag per bani so the raag for Jup is Raag Asa (refer to Sodar pauri 27 that is in Asa)
    • measure of the raag is in beats (Dadra, Kewrawan etc)
  • Preamble

ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ
 ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥

Oangkar Sat Naam Karta Purakh Nirbhau Nirvair Akaal Moorat Ajooni Saibhang Gur Parsad.

 

    • various forms of Preamble in SGGS
    • complete form at beginning of each Raag – 33 times
    • ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ – 9 times
    • ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ – 2 times
    • ੴ ਸਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ – 524 times
    • ੴ (first word) and ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ (last word) are same so the various versions of the salok appear in a total of 568 instances
  • Mool Mantar as a label
    • nowhere is the word ‘mool’ found
    • nowhere is the word ‘mantar’ found
    • nowhere are the words ‘mool mantar’ found
    • Mool Mantar a man-made custom/label but not Guru-given or Guru- sanctioned
  • Alternative meanings of Manglacharan
    • as an opening prayer of text
    • as an obeisence/respect of writer to his ‘devta’ in Vedic /Sanatantexts is usually to the Goddess of knowledge/

education Saraswati Devi

  • Problem with Manglacharan as a label
    • the opening salok is NOT an opening prayer but a description of God
    • it is NOT an obeisence to God as there are TWO different writers –

Guru Nanak’s oral tradition is texted by Guru Arjun in book

form

  • Labels are important as they define
    • Concepts
    • Usage
    • Thought Processes
  • Example of a label are words like Woman/She/Her/Hers that connote
    • woman has no substance
    • woman is subject to man
    • woman is non-independent
    • woman is inferior

(even in Punjabi words like pati/patni)

  • Some other discriminatory labels that may need to be changed from prescriptive to descriptive
    • Chairman
    • Housewife
    • Manhole
  • Use of some Problematic Labels (labels to replace fear /negativity)
  • Passes away to denote death
  • Correctional facility for jail
  • Fell off the truck for stolen
  • Negative Patient Outcome for dead
  • Letting people go for sacking
  • Big-boned for fat
  • Negative growth for economic loss
  • ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ
 ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
    • Opening salok – Composed by Guru Nanak /Placed by Guru Arjun
    • Preamble of SGGS and not a Mool Mantar or Manglacharan
  • The Problem with “Mool Mantar” as a Label as per Gurbani
  • Wrong Usage as Chanting (continuum of Jantar, Mantar, Tantar that are external acts to make changes)
  • Wrong Concepts as Jup, Simran, Naam are defined as mantar” (a means to an end)
  • Wrong Thought Processes as Chanting is Sikhi practice (Sikhi is Vedic/Yogic?)
  • Misleading Outcomes – Corruption of Gurmat Concepts and

Thought Processes

  • Jup is Chanting (ruttan)
  • Simran is calculated chanting
  • Naam (reduced to a proper name) is object of chanting
  • Conclusions :

Questions that need answers from definitions/corraborations in

Gurbani Framework

  • What is ਜਪੁ Jup
  • What do we call

ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ
 ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥

Ek Oangkar Sat Nam Karta Purakh Nirbhau Nirvai Akaal Moorat Ajooni Saibhang Gur Parsad

  • What is the meaning of Jup, Simran, Naam, Mool, Mantar