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When the whole world is made of the same element then why make such distinctions?

  When the whole world is made of the same elements, then why make such distinctions?:- [1. GGS pp. 1128]

RAAG BHAIRAO, THIRD MEHL, CHAUPADAS, FIRST HOUSE:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

No one should be proud of his social class and status.

He alone is a Brahmin, who knows God. || 1 ||

Do not be proud of your social class and status, you ignorant fool!

So much sin and corruption comes from this pride. || 1 || Pause ||

Everyone says that there are four castes, four social classes.

They all emanate from the drop of God’s Seed. || 2 ||

The entire universe is made of the same clay.

The Potter has shaped it into all sorts of vessels. || 3 ||

The five elements join together, to make up the form of the human body.

Who can say which is less, and which is more? || 4 ||

Says Nanak, this soul is bound by its actions.

Without meeting the True Guru, it is not liberated. || 5 || 1 ||

BHAIRAO, THIRD MEHL:

The Yogis, the householders, the Pandits, the religious scholars, and the beggars in religious robes — they are all asleep in egotism. || 1 ||

They are asleep, intoxicated with the wine of Maya Only those who remain awake and aware are not robbed. || 1 || Pause ||

One who has met the True Guru, remains awake and aware. Such a person overpowers the five thieves. || 2 ||

One who contemplates the essence of reality remains awake and aware.

He kills his self-conceit, and does not kill anyone else. || 3 ||

One who knows the One Lord remains awake and aware.

He abandons the service of others, and realizes the essence of reality. || 4 ||

Of the four castes, whoever remains awake and aware is released from birth and death. || 5 ||

Says Nanak, that humble being remains awake and aware, who applies the ointment of spiritual wisdom to his eyes. || 6 || 2 ||

[1. GGS pp. 1128].

  When the whole world is made of the same elements, then why make such distinctions?:- [1. GGS pp. 1128].

ਰਾਗੁ ਭੈਰਉ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ ਚਉਪਦੇ ਘਰੁ ੧       ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥

ਜਾਤਿ ਕਾ ਗਰਬੁ ਨ ਕਰੀਅਹੁ ਕੋਈ ॥ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਬਿੰਦੇ ਸੋ ਬ੍ਰਾਹਮਣੁ ਹੋਈ ॥੧॥

ਜਾਤਿ ਕਾ ਗਰਬੁ ਨ ਕਰਿ ਮੂਰਖ ਗਵਾਰਾ ॥ ਇਸੁ ਗਰਬ ਤੇ ਚਲਹਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਵਿਕਾਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਚਾਰੇ ਵਰਨ ਆਖੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਈ ॥ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਬਿੰਦ ਤੇ ਸਭ ਓਪਤਿ ਹੋਈ ॥੨॥

ਮਾਟੀ ਏਕ ਸਗਲ ਸੰਸਾਰਾ ॥ ਬਹੁ ਬਿਧਿ ਭਾਂਡੇ ਘੜੈ ਕੁਮਾ੍ਰਾ ॥੩॥

ਪੰਚ ਤਤੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਦੇਹੀ ਕਾ ਆਕਾਰਾ ॥ ਘਟਿ ਵਧਿ ਕੋ ਕਰੈ ਬੀਚਾਰਾ ॥੪॥

ਕਹਤੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹੁ ਜੀਉ ਕਰਮ ਬੰਧੁ ਹੋਈ ॥ ਬਿਨੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਭੇਟੇ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥੫॥੧॥

ਭੈਰਉ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ ॥

ਜੋਗੀ ਗ੍ਰਿਹੀ ਪੰਡਿਤ ਭੇਖਧਾਰੀ ॥ ਏ ਸੂਤੇ ਅਪਣੈ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀ ॥੧॥

ਮਾਇਆ ਮਦਿ ਮਾਤਾ ਰਹਿਆ ਸੋਇ ॥ ਜਾਗਤੁ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਮੂਸੈ ਕੋਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਸੋ ਜਾਗੈ ਜਿਸੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਮਿਲੈ ॥ ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਓਹੁ ਵਸਗਤਿ ਕਰੈ ॥੨॥

ਸੋ ਜਾਗੈ ਜੋ ਤਤੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੈ ॥ ਆਪਿ ਮਰੈ ਅਵਰਾ ਨਹ ਮਾਰੈ ॥੩॥

ਸੋ ਜਾਗੈ ਜੋ ਏਕੋ ਜਾਣੈ ॥ ਪਰਕਿਰਤਿ ਛੋਡੈ ਤਤੁ ਪਛਾਣੈ ॥੪॥

ਚਹੁ ਵਰਨਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਜਾਗੈ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਜਮੈ ਕਾਲੈ ਤੇ ਛੂਟੈ ਸੋਇ ॥੫॥

ਕਹਤ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਨੁ ਜਾਗੈ ਸੋਇ ॥ ਗਿਆਨ ਅੰਜਨੁ ਜਾ ਕੀ ਨੇਤ੍ਰੀ ਹੋਇ ॥੬॥੨॥

[GGS page 1128]

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