Satguru Nanak Sahib in the town of Arta.
From the sacred town of Messologhi the whole team(Kafla) reached the town of Arta by yakkas.Next morning both Almighty Satguru and Bhai Sahib Mardana Ji started singing before the Almighty God and recited Asa Di War. In the morning before dawn Selim-I of Ottoman Empire and his courtiers came to the Sangat.The great Satguru ordered the Raag Ramkali and recited and uttered the following Holy Lines which have been recorded by Satguru Arjan Sahib on Holy Page No.955-956 for all of us. In these Holy Saloks the Almighty Satguru Has Repeated the definition of jog, which itself is a Greek word and the same word has been adopted by Sanskrit Language. The meaning of this word is union of soul to the God. It is derived from the Greek word 'Yogon'(By courtesy of The Sikh Religion written by M.A. Macauliffe at Page No. 10)
Salok Mahalla -I---'Weil Pijaya Kat Wunaya---'Holy Page No.955 of SGGS. In these Holy Lines Almighty Satguru says that 'The cotton is ginned, corded spun and woven. Arranging and arraying, the cloth is washed white. The scissors shear, the tailor tears and needle and thread sew the cloth.Thus is one's tottered honour sewn up through the Lord's praise and one lives the true life, O Nanak, becoming worn off the cloth is torn and needle and the thread mend it. It last not for a month or a fortnight. It only endures for an hour or a moment.Truth never gets old and once stiched up, is never torn.Nanak, the Truest of the True is Lord. As long as He is contemplated, so long is He Seen.
Mahalla-I(Page No. 956). The scalpel is of truth and truth the pure steel.Its make is incomparably beauteous.It is sharpened on the stone of Guru's word.It is put in the Scabbard of virtue.If one is killed with that, O Shaikh then the blood of avarice will be seen to issue forth.He, who is slaughtered thus, gets attached to the True Lord.Nanak, he merges in the Lords vision.
Mahalla-I' Kamar Katara Bankurha Banke Ka Asuar---'At thy waist is a hadsome dagger and you are mounted on a beautious horse. Take you not pride, O Nanak, lest you should fall head long on the ground. This was the advice from Almighty Satguru to Selim-I in particular and in general to all of us. The whole team left for Grevana.
1. Sri Guru Granth Sahib by Manmohan Singh and published by SGPC, Sri Amritsar(fourth Edition, 1996).
2.Darpan by Prof. Sahib Singh published by M/S Raj Publishers, Jalandhar.
3. From my Album of Greece.
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