Dhan Dhan Guru De Pyarai Daughter of Sri Guru Gobind Sahib Ji Daughter of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji Fearless Warriors Courageous Mothers Determined Daughters They suffered great in-humane tortures Watch their children bleed to death Witnessed the brutal murder of their husbands Yet, they fought for freedom and faith Remembered Guru Ji in every breath And were an Inspiration to all Sikhs We are a Kaur Princess We are a Brave Lioness We are the Daughters of the Khalsa

The bond between Bibi Amro Ji and her Mata Ji, Mata Khivi Ji was a bond that existed in only between a child and mother who were determined to live a full Gursikh life. The bond was strong, supportive and special.

Bibi Ji was disciplined and educated in regards to Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teachings. She was noble, confident, and spiritual. All of these attributes gave her the power to attract Guru Amar Das Ji into Sikhi. If it wasn’t for her, we would not be blessed with our third Guru, Guru Amar Das Ji. Hearing Bibi Amro Ji beautiful voice, Guru Amar Das Ji was curious as to what she was reciting. The sacred hymn touched his heart:

maaroo mehalaa 1 ghar 1II
Maaroo, First Mehl, First House:

karanee kaagadh man masavaanee buraa bhalaa dhue laekh peae
Actions are the paper, and the mind is the ink; good and bad are both recorded upon it.

jio jio kirath chalaaeae thio chaleeai tho gun naahee a(n)th harae II1II
As their past actions drive them, so are mortals driven. There is no end to Your Glorious Virtues, Lord. II1II

chith chaethas kee nehee baavariaa
Why do you not keep Him in your consciousness, you mad man?

har bisarath thaerae gun galiaa II1IIrehaaoII
Forgetting the Lord, your own virtues shall rot away. II1IIPauseII

jaalee rain jaal dhin hooaa jaethee gharree faahee thaethee
The night is a net, and the day is a net; there are as many traps as there are moments.

ras ras chog chugehi nith faasehi shhoottas moorrae kavan gunee II2II
With relish and delight, you continually bite at the bait; you are trapped, you fool - how will you ever escape? II2II

kaaeiaa aaran man vich lohaa pa(n)ch agan thith laag rehee
The body is a furnace, and the mind is the iron within it; the five fires are heating it.

koeilae paap parrae this oopar man jaliaa sa(n)nhee chi(n)th bhee II3II
Sin is the charcoal placed upon it, which burns the mind; the tongs are anxiety and worry. II3II

bhaeiaa manoor ka(n)chan fir hovai jae gur milai thinaehaa
What was turned to slag is again transformed into gold, if one meets with the Guru.

eaek naam a(n)mrith ouhu dhaevai tho naanak thrisattas dhaehaa II4II3II
He blesses the mortal with the Ambrosial Name of the One Lord, and then, O Nanak, the body is held steady. II4II3II

Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Raag Maaroo on Pannaa 990

Guru Amar Das started to listen to them every day until he was enchanted by them. Bibi Amro told Guru Amar Das about the mission of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and promised to introduce him to her father Guru Angad Dev Ji.

It was she who first introduced him to the teachings of Sikhism. As his interest grew it was she who sent him to her father to learn more about these teachings.

Bibi Ji is an inspiration for all Sikhs. She was a strong woman, who contined to walk on the path of Guru Nanak Dev Ji even after she was married. Even though she faced obstacles, she still choose to walk in this path, the right path for her. Her parents equipped her mind with discipline that she was able to bring her teachings into her new family. This bond between her, and Chardi Kala, Gursikhs parents, lived in her heart, and as a result, blessed us with Guru Amar Das Ji...

Keep on reciting Guru Ji’s BANI

Keep on singing Guru Ji’s BANI

Keep on preaching Guru Ji’s BANI

Keep on understanding Guru Ji’s BANI

…You never know who might be listening…
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by FaujKaur @ Thursday, March 08, 2007
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