Bachitar Natak: The Recitation of the Vedas and the Offering of Kingdom

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This Bani is part of the Bachitar Natak which is the third main composition in the Dasam Granth, the second holy Scripture of the Sikhs. The first two compositions in the Dasam Granth are Jaap Sahib and Akal Ustat.

This section called the "The Recitation of the Vedas and the Offering of Kingdom" is the fourth section of Bachitar Natak and is found on pages 127 to 129 at Sri Granth.org.

Dasam Granth     |     Bachitar Natak     |     Bachitar Natak index

1. Akal Purakh | 2. Ancestry | 3. Descendants | 4. Vedas & Offering | 5. Spiritual Rulers | 6. My Coming | 7. Birth of Poet | 8. Bhangani Battle | 9. Nadaun Battle | 10. Khanzada | 11. Hussaini & Kirpal | 12. Jujhar Singh | 13. Mughal Shahzada | 15. Supplication

Text of this section

ਭਾਗ
SECTION
ਭ੝ਜੰਗ ਪ੝ਰਯਾਤ ਛੰਦ ॥
BHUJANG PRAYAAT STANZA
ਜਿਨੈ ਬੇਦ ਪਠਿਓ ਸ੝ ਬੇਦੀ ਕਹਾਝ ॥ ਤਿਨੈ ਧਰਮ ਕੇ ਕਰਮ ਨੀਕੇ ਚਲਾਝ ॥
Those who studied the Vedas, called Vedis (Bedis), they absorbed themselves in good acts of righteousness.
ਪਠੇ ਕਾਗਦੰ ਮਦ੝ਰ ਰਾਜਾ ਸ੝ਧਾਰੰ ॥ ਆਪੋ ਆਪ ਮੋ ਬੈਰ ਭਾਵੰ ਬਿਸਾਰੰ ॥੧॥
The Sodhi king of Madra Desha (Punjab) sent letters to them, entreating them to forget the past enmities.1.
ਨ੝ਰਿਪੰ ਮ੝ਕਲਿਅੰ ਦੂਤ ਸੋ ਕਾਸਿ ਆਯੰ ॥ ਸਬੈ ਬੇਦਿਯੰ ਭੇਦ ਭਾਖੇ ਸ੝ਨਾਯੰ ॥
The messengers sent by the king came to Kashi and gave the message to all the Bedis.
ਸਬੈ ਬੇਦ ਪਾਠੀ ਚਲੇ ਮਦ੝ਰ ਦੇਸੰ ॥ ਪ੝ਰਣਾਮੰ ਕੀਯੋ ਆਨ ਕੈ ਕੈ ਨਰੇਸੰ ॥੨॥
All the reciters of the Vedas came to Madra Desha and made obeisance to the king.2.
ਧ੝ਨੰ ਬੇਦ ਕੀ ਭੂਪ ਤਾ ਤੇ ਕਰਾਈ ॥ ਸਬੈ ਪਾਸ ਬੈਠੇ ਸਭਾ ਬੀਚ ਭਾਈ ॥
The king caused them to recite the Vedas in the traditional manner and all the brethren (both Sodhis and Pelis) sat tohether.
ਪੜ੝ਹੇ ਸਾਮ ਬੇਦੰ ਜ੝ਜਰ ਬੇਦ ਕਥੰ ॥ ਰਿਗੰ ਬੇਦ ਪਠਿਯੰ ਕਰੇ ਭਾਵ ਹੱਥੰ ॥੩॥
Saam-Veda, Yajur-Veda and Rig-Ved were recited, the essence of the sayings was imbibed (by the king and his clan).3.
ਰਸਾਵਲ ਛੰਦ ॥
RASAAVAL STANZA
ਅਥਰ ਬੇਦ ਪਠਿਯੰ ॥ ਸ੝ਣੇ ਪਾਪ ਨਠਿਯੰ ॥
The sin-remover Atharva-Veda was recited.
ਰਹਾ ਰੀਝ ਰਾਜਾ ॥ ਦੀਯਾ ਸਰਬ ਸਾਜਾ ॥੪॥
The king was highly pleased and the bequeathed his kingdom to Bedis.4.
ਲਯੋ ਬਨਬਾਸੰ ॥ ਮਹਾਂ ਪਾਪ ਨਾਸੰ ॥
He himself adopted the sin-destroyer Vanaprastha Ashrama.
ਰਿਖੰ ਭੇਸ ਕੀਯੰ ॥ ਤਿਸੈ ਰਾਜ ਦੀਯੰ ॥੫॥
He put on the garb of a sage (rishi) and gave his kingdom to the reciter (Amrit Rai)5.
ਰਹੇ ਹੋਰਿ ਲੋਗੰ ॥ ਤਜੇ ਸਰਬ ਸੋਗੰ ॥
The people tried to the king to do so, but, he had abandoned all sorrows.
ਧਨੰ ਧਾਮ ਤਿਆਗੇ ॥ ਪ੝ਰਭੰ ਪ੝ਰੇਮ ਪਾਗੇ ॥੬॥
And leaving his wealth and property, absorbed himself in divine love.6.
ਅੜਿਲ ॥
ARIL
ਬੇਦੀ ਭਝ ਪ੝ਰਸੰਨ ਰਾਜ ਕਹ ਪਾਇ ਕੈ ॥ ਦੇਤ ਭਯੋ ਬਰਦਾਨ ਹੀਝ ਹ੝ਲਸਾਇ ਕੈ ॥
Having been bestowed the kingdom, the Bedis were very much pleased. With happy heart, he predicted this boon:
ਜਬ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਲਿ ਮੈ ਹਮ ਆਨ ਕਹਾਇਹੈਂ ॥ ਹੋ ਜਗਤ ਪੂਜ ਕਰਿ ਤੋਹਿ ਪਰਮ ਪਦ ਪਾਇਹੈਂ ॥੭॥
When in the Iron age, I shall be called Nanak, you will attain the Supreme State and be worshipped by the world."7.
ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥
DOHRA
ਲਵੀ ਰਾਜ ਦੇ ਬਨਿ ਗਝ ਬੇਦੀਅਨ ਕੀਨੋ ਰਾਜ ॥
The descendants of Lava, after handing over the kingdom, went to the forest, and the Bedis (descendants of Kusha) began to rule.
ਭਾਂਤਿ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਤਿਨਿ ਭੋਗੀਯੰ ਭੂਅ ਕਾ ਸਕਲ ਸਮਾਜ ॥੮॥
They enjoyed all comforts of the earth in various ways.8.
ਚੌਪਈ ॥
CHAUPAI
ਤ੝ਰਿਤੀਅ ਬੇਦ ਸ੝ਨਬੋ ਤ੝ਮ ਕੀਆ ॥ ਚਤ੝ਰ ਬੇਦ ਸ੝ਨਿ ਭੂਅ ਕੋ ਦੀਆ ॥
O Sodhi king! You have listened to the recitation of three Vedas, and while listening to the fourth, you gave away your kingdom.
ਤੀਨ ਜਨਮ ਹਮਹੂੰ ਜਬ ਧਰਿਹੈਂ ॥ ਚਉਥੇ ਜਨਮ ਗ੝ਰੂ ਤ੝ਹਿ ਕਰਿਹੈਂ ॥੯॥
When I shall have taken three births, you will be made the Guru in he fourth birth."9.
ਉਤ ਰਾਜਾ ਕਾਨਨਿਹ ਸਿਧਾਯੋ ॥ ਇਤ ਇਨ ਰਾਜ ਕਰਤ ਸ੝ਖ ਪਾਯੋ ॥
That (Sodhi) king left for the forest, and this (Bedi) king absorbed himself in royal pleasures.
ਕਹਾ ਲਗੇ ਕਰਿ ਕਥਾ ਸ੝ਨਾਊਂ ॥ ਗ੝ਰੰਥ ਬਢਨ ਤੇ ਅਧਿਕ ਡਰਾਊਂ ॥੧੦॥
To what extent, I should narrate the story? It is feared that this book will become voluminous.10.
ਇਤਿ ਸ੝ਰੀ ਬਚਿਤ੝ਰ ਨਾਟਕ ਗ੝ਰੰਥੇ ਬੇਦ ਪਾਠ ਭੇਟ ਰਾਜ ਚਤ੝ਰਥ ਧਿਆਇ ਸਮਾਪਤਮ ਸਤ੝ ਸ੝ਭਮ ਸਤ੝ ॥੪॥ਅਫਜੂ॥੧੯੯॥
End of the Fourth Chapter of BACHITTAR NATAK entitled "The Recitation of the Vedas and the Offering of Kingdom".4.


Dasam Granth     |     Bachitar Natak     |     Bachitar Natak index

1. Akal Purakh | 2. Ancestry | 3. Descendants | 4. Vedas & Offering | 5. Spiritual Rulers | 6. My Coming | 7. Birth of Poet | 8. Bhangani Battle | 9. Nadaun Battle | 10. Khanzada | 11. Hussaini & Kirpal | 12. Jujhar Singh | 13. Mughal Shahzada | 15. Supplication