Day 25 of ‘The 30 Days of Chants’ journey! A very Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti !
For this special day, we are featuring beautiful Gurbani written by Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji. It is part of Japji Sahib. ‘Hukmai Andar Sabko, Bahar Hukam Na Koi
THE MANTRA & MEANING
ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥
हुकमै अंदरि सभु को बाहरि हुकम न कोइ ॥
Hukmai anḏar sabẖ ko bāhar hukam na koe.
Everything is in Thy Will, nothing is outside of it.
ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਜੇ ਬੁਝੈ ਤ ਹਉਮੈ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥੨॥
नानक हुकमै जे बुझै त हउमै कहै न कोइ ॥२॥
Nānak hukmai je bujẖai ṯa haumai kahai na koe. ||2||
O Nanak, one who surrenders to thy will, does not speak in ego.
When we live too much in our minds, we loose that peace that we all crave for. Understanding that everything that happens in this universe is according to the will of that supreme creator of all. When we came into this world, it was not our will. It was his will. And if we just meditate on this, and surrender ourselves completely to his will, we immediately start to let go, we start to let life happen to us, instead of waiting for things to happen. Instead of postponing happiness, we start being happy now. And When we we internalize this, and know that all are governed by his will, that ego, disappears. Its ego that keeps us in our mind, that keeps planning for future and nurturing the past. When we know that That supreme power has a plan for our lives, we start living in the moment.