Today’s Hukam, Amritsar – Tuesday, 8 Sept, 2015 - Sikh Research Institute

Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

First Master, Raag Dhanasare, Ang. 662

The body is the paper, and the mind is the inscription written upon it. The ignorant fool does not read what is written on his forehead. In the Court of the Divine, three inscriptions are recorded. Behold, the counterfeit coin is worthless there. || 1 || O Nanak, if there is silver in it, then everyone proclaims, “It is genuine, it is genuine.” || 1 || Pause || The Qazi tells lies and eats filth; the Brahmin kills and then takes cleansing baths. The Yogi is blind, and does not know the Way. The three of them devise their own destruction. || 2 || He alone is a Yogi, who understands the Way. By Guru’s Grace, he knows the One Creator. He alone is a Qazi, who turns away from the world, and who, by Guru’s Grace, remains dead while yet alive. He alone is a Brahmin, who contemplates the Divine. He saves himself, and saves all his generations as well. || 3 || One who cleanses his own mind is wise. One who cleanses himself of impurity is a Muslim. One who reads and understands is acceptable. Upon his forehead is the Insignia of the Court of the Divine. || 4 || 5 || 7 ||

Today’s Hukam churned me.
The Hukam speaks to three types of individuals.
Yogi: ascetic who has mastered different postures and ways of breathing.
Brahmin: Hindu priest.
Qazi: Muslim judge.

However, I feel Guru is speaking to me through them.
The incredible beauty of Shabd astounds me.
It resonates throughout time, for it comes from a Limitless Timeless Source.

“Body is temporary like paper. Mind has blinded you into thinking that you are immortal. Engrossed in the material world you have become reckless. You have not read, understood nor walked the Path.

“There are 3 types of coins: Gold, silver, copper. Each carries its own value. There are also counterfeit coins that have no value. (I pause: What type of a coin do I want to be? Gold of course! Gurbani calls that individual Gold: the one who has realized the genuine meaning of life, meditated on Nam and is dyed in the crimson color of Nam.)

“O! Qazi, the money and fame that you gain by your false decisions is devious.
“O! Brahmin, you perform rituals and take cleanings baths, while misleading and looting people.
“O! Yogi, you instruct people to run away to the mountains.”

Guru explains further: “A true qazi is one who deals in Truth, is Guru-centered instead of mind-centered. A true yogi is one who understands, and recognizes the True Path.

“The True Path: through Guru’s Grace, is realizing that the One pervades through all. A true Brahmin is one who contemplates upon Braham, the One Creator. That person liberates all those around them. A truly wise individual is one who washes and cleanses his/her mind of immoral thoughts. A true intellectual is one who through studying, comes to realize the true purpose of life is to connect with the Divine, and serve humanity? A true Muslim is one who removes the impurities within himself. The highest person is one whose heart and consciousness are dyed in the color of the Divine and radiate with Divine Love.”

My learning: Stay away from lies, bribery and deceit. Overcome duality. Be fully engaged in the battlefield of life. Wise is one who cleans one’s consciousness.


Inni Kaur serves as the Chair on SikhRI’s Board of Directors. She is also the author of Journey with the Gurus and Thank You, Vahiguru.



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