SGGS Angg 923

Raag Ramkali – Ramkali Sadd.

Ramkali Sadd is by Baba Sundar Ji. It is a six stanza Bani found at Anggs 923/4 of SGGS Ji.

Baba Sundar Ji was the great grandson of Guru Amardas Ji. Guru Ji had two sons, Baba Mohri and Baba Mohan. Baba Sundar Ji was the son of Baba Mohri’s son, Baba Anand Ji.

Baba Sundar Ji in his Sadd (literally means “Sadaa” or Call from God, to leave the physical body), also describes the ascension to the Gurgaddi by Guru Ramdas Ji.

Baba Sundar Ji was born in 1560. He had a quiet spiritual disposition, and spent lots of time with Guru Amardas Ji, Bhai Jetha Ji, and other pious Sikhs.

Guru Amardas Ji, Joti Jote on 1st September 1574. Thus, Baba Sundar Ji must have been a young lad of 14 or so at the time of Guruj Ji’s Joti Jote. But the events surrounding Guru Ji’s shedding of the physical form have been described much later, with great precision and were accepted by Guru Arjun Dev Ji for inclusion in Pothi Sahib in 1604.

Baba Sundar Ji was held in great respect throughout the Sikh world. After the battle of Amritsar in 1634, Guru Hargobind Ji together with Tegh Bahadur Ji (13 years old then), and a few Sikhs rested at Baba Sundar Ji’s house at Goindval Sahib.

This is the 1st pada of Ramkali Sadd.

The Lord is the Great Giver of the Universe, and loves His Saints throughout the three worlds; One who is merged into the Word of the Guru’s Shabad does not wish to know any other.

“Jad Data soye Bhagat vashall teh loye jio; Gur Shabad samavhe avar neh jaane koye jio.”

Dwelling upon the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, he does not know any other (pays no allegiance to anyone else), and meditates upon the One Name of the Lord; (similarly), by the Grace of Guru Nanak and Guru Angad, Guru Amardas Ji obtained the Supreme Status (of Gurgaddi, as Satguru).

“Avro na jaane Shabad Gur ke Ek Naam dhiaavhe; Parsad Nanak Guru Angad Param Padhvi paavhe.”

And when the Call came for Him to depart, He was already immersed in the Name of the Lord; through loving devotional worship in this world, the Eternal, Immovable, Immeasurable Lord is found.

“Aaya Hakaraa chalnvaara Har Raam Naam samaaiya; Jag Amar Attal Atolh Thakur Bhagat te Har paaya.”

Shabad Viakhya by Bhai Manjeet Singh Ji

Shahad Kirtan available on YouTube

Jad Data soye Bhagat vashall teh loye jio; Gur Shabad samavhe avar neh jaane koye jio