SGGS Angg 954.

Raag Ramkali – Slok M.2.

Ramkali Ki Vaar M.5

Guru Angad Dev Ji tells us about spiritually blind persons who interpret Gurbani. They do not appreciate the true Value (inner meaning/import) of the Shabad but end up exposing their own ignorance.

Nanak says the man is blind but goes to appraise the Jewels (the word used is “Rattan.” At Angg 589, Vadhans M.3, Guru Ji has stressed “Rattan Guru ka Shabad hai bujhay bujhanhaar.” i.e. “Rattan” means the Guru’s Shabad.)

“Nanak andha hoye ke Rattna parkhan jaaye.”

He does not know the true Value of the Jewels and returns home after exposing his own ignorance.

“Rattana saar na jaaneiyee aave aap lakhaaieye.”

At Angg 954, Guru Angad Dev Ji also tells us those who are physically blind are not really blind. Those who are distanced from the Lord are the real blind ones.

“Andhe eh na aakhiyen jin mukh loyen nahi; andhe seyi Nanaka Khasmoh ghuthe jaahi.”

Shabad Viakhya by Bhai Manjeet Singh Ji

Shahad Kirtan available on YouTube

Raag Ramkali