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The Gyani at Bolton Road Gurudwara Sahib Bradford told the sangat this sakhi when he was doing vichar on this shahbad by Bhagat Sadhna Ji. I think that it was on 26th February.
Btw, if you require anymore references for any of the sakhis posted here, most of them will be from our dear Gyani ji.
The beginning of this shahbad is talking about the son of a poor man who heard that a king's daughter wanted to marry Vishnu. This young man then dressed up to look like the God Vishnu. The princess on seeing this youngman fell in love with him.
As time went on, her father's kingdom was attacked by another king, who had an ever larger army and kingdom. When the princess saw the forces of the other king, approaching her father's kingdom she told everyone that she had Vishnu with her and that he would save all the people in her father's kingodom.
The poor man's son who was dressed up as Vishnu, heard what the princess was saying. He got very worried and scared. What could he do, he wasn't the lord vishnu and possessed no power to defend himself let alone a whole kingdom. As a consquence of this, the boy fell to the ground crying and begged the Lord Vishnu to save him and everyone in the kingdom.
The boy prayed with so much devotion and faith and love, that Vishnu listened to his prayers and helped the army of the girl's father defeat the much larger army of the invading king. Vishnu as a result saved all the people of the kingdom, including the boy who begged for his mercy.
This Shahbad is a conversation that Bhagat Sadhna Ji is having with Waheguru about his present situation.
In the first two lines of this shahbad, Bhagat Sadhna Ji is narrating the story above to Waheguru. He is asking Waheguru why he hasn't come to save him when he came and saved the poor man's son:
QUOTE ਨਰਿਪ ਕੰਨਿਆ ਕੇ ਕਾਰਨੈ ਇਕ ਭਇਆ ਭੇਖਧਾਰੀ ॥
nrip ka(n)niaa kae kaaranai eik bhaeiaa bhaekhadhhaaree ||
For a king's daughter, a man disguised himself as Vishnu.
ਕਾਮਾਰਥੀ ਸਆਰਥੀ ਵਾ ਕੀ ਪੈਜ ਸਵਾਰੀ ॥1॥
kaamaarathhee suaarathhee vaa kee paij savaaree ||1||
He did it for sexual exploitation, and for selfish motives, but the Lord protected his honor. ||1||
Waheguru told Bhagat Sadhna Ji that it was written in Bhagat Ji's destiny that he would die this way.
Bhagat Sadhna Ji then repeated the next two lines. In these next two lines Bhagat Ji is asking Waheguru why he did not change his destiny so he wouldn't have to suffer such a horrific death. The lion is a meant to represent Akaal Purakh and the Jackal is a representation of the King who had ordered the execution of Bhagat Sadhna Ji in this way
QUOTE ਤਵ ਗਨ ਕਹਾ ਜਗਤ ਗਰਾ ਜਉ ਕਰਮ ਨ ਨਾਸੈ ॥
thav gun kehaa jagath guraa jo karam n naasai ||
What is Your value, O Guru of the world, if You will not erase the karma of my past actions?
ਸਿੰਘ ਸਰਨ ਕਤ ਜਾਈਝ ਜਉ ਜੰਬਕ ਗਰਾਸੈ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
si(n)gh saran kath jaaeeai jo ja(n)buk graasai ||1|| rehaao ||
Why seek safety from a lion, if one is to be eaten by a jackal? ||1||Pause||
Akaal Purakh hearing the pleas of Bhagat Sadhna Ji then told him, that after death he would be given salvation and a place in Sachkhand.
Bhagat Sadhna Ji then replied in the next two lines of the Shahbad
QUOTE ਝਕ ਬੂੰਦ ਜਲ ਕਾਰਨੇ ਚਾਤਰਿਕ ਦਖ ਪਾਵੈ ॥
eaek boo(n)dh jal kaaranae chaathrik dhukh paavai ||
For the sake of a single rain-drop, the rainbird suffers in pain.
ਪਰਾਨ ਗਝ ਸਾਗਰ ਮਿਲੈ ਫਨਿ ਕਾਮਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ॥2॥
praan geae saagar milai fun kaam n aavai ||2||
When its breath of life is gone, even an ocean is of no use to it. ||2||
On hearing this Waheguru told his beloved Bhagat Ji to smile and be in chardee kala as he was about to merge with his maker.
Bhagat Ji started to smile at this point and the executioners began to wonder if Bhagat Ji had gone mad. Bhagat Ji on seeing the executioners then loudly uttered the following two lines of the shahbad
QUOTE ਪਰਾਨ ਜ ਥਾਕੇ ਥਿਰ ਨਹੀ ਕੈਸੇ ਬਿਰਮਾਵਉ ॥
praan j thhaakae thhir nehee kaisae biramaavo ||
Now, my life has grown weary, and I shall not last much longer; how can I be patient?
ਬੂਡਿ ਮੂਝ ਨਉਕਾ ਮਿਲੈ ਕਹ ਕਾਹਿ ਚਢਾਵਉ ॥3॥
boodd mooeae noukaa milai kahu kaahi chadtaavo ||3||
If I drown and die, and then a boat comes along, tell me, how shall I climb aboard? ||3||
Bhagat Ji then uttered the last two lines of the shahbad just before he went back home
QUOTE ਮੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਛ ਹਉ ਨਹੀ ਕਿਛ ਆਹਿ ਨ ਮੋਰਾ ॥
mai naahee kashh ho nehee kishh aahi n moraa ||
I am nothing, I have nothing, and nothing belongs to me.
ਅਉਸਰ ਲਜਾ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹ ਸਧਨਾ ਜਨ ਤੋਰਾ ॥4॥1॥
aousar lajaa raakh laehu sadhhanaa jan thoraa ||4||1||
Now, protect my honor; Sadhana is Your humble servant. ||4||1||
With Gurbani there are many interpretations. Perhaps you could tell us what make of and what you learnt from this particular Shahbad Rsingh?
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