Wednesday, July 04, 2018 13:48 IST
"Take the first step towards God, and The Lord shall take a million steps towards you."
Prayer is the first step one can take on the path to 'God Realization', which is the true purpose of human life.
Pain and Pleasure are the two sides of the same coin that act as the primary driving force of all human actions. Everybody wants to avoid suffering and yearns for peace and happiness.
Waheguru, the Wondrous Dispeller of Darkness, is Infinite Energy (Ametoj) and is not an individual (not viakti) but Infinite Power (Shakti). Through conscious (self-aware) manifestation (anbhau prakaas), the perfect energy (pooran shakti) changes from potential form i.e. un-manifest, motionless form (Achal Moorat), which is without any visible qualities (Nirgun Saroop), to dynamic energy in manifest form with an unlimited variety of qualities (as Sirgun Saroop). The Infinite Self-aware Motionless Energy (Achal Moorat), through Own Will, manifests itself as dynamic energy which is a living force. That is the One and only, Nirgun/Sirgun Ik Onkar.
The word 'Dukh' means a hardship or ailment, or suffering, causing a pain. The word 'Bhanjani' means destroyer or crusher; hence the phrase "Dukh Bhanjani" means "Destroyer of Pain". All the shabads in this composition are authored by Guru Arjan Dev Ji.
The Sikhism concept of egoism in relation to distress, disease, and healing with illustrative quotes and excerpts from Gurbani:
Dukh - Distress
"Har dhiaavahu santhu jee sabh dookh visaaranhaaraa ||
Meditate on the Lord, O Saints, the Dispeller of all distress." SGGS||10
Rog - Disease
"Simar simar kaattae sabh rog ||
By contemplating and remembering Him, in meditation, are all diseases healed." SGGS||240
Dukh Bhanjani is a composition of sacred hymns put together in three Raags(musical measures) - Raga Gauri,Raga Bilaval and Raga Sorath.
This prayer is done in order to alleviate any form of ailments ("Dukh") or hardship experienced.
As one starts reading these magical Shabads, one can be assured to get rid of legal hassles, terminal diseases, loses in business, lack of success, lack of emotional support, public respect, reconciling lost relationships, pain and sorrow of all kinds.
Sound travels faster through a liquid medium, water if kept in a glass while reciting and meditating on these Shabads becomes richer with healing properties and drinking it, rids one of many serious ailments.
Daler Mehndi Music patron and the maverick Pop Icon, Daler Mehndi renders the Shabads soul-stirringly in Raag Gauri, Sorath and Bilawal showcasing his musical prowess.