Posted By Shabad Vichar    on Nov 05, 2010

5 Ailments in Human : Bhai Gurdaas Ji

ਗਜ ਮ੍ਰਿਗ ਮੀਨ ਪਤੰਗ ਅਲਿ ਇਕਤੁ ਇਕਤੁ ਰੋਗਿ ਪਚੰਦੇ॥
ਮਾਣਸ ਦੇਹੀ ਪੰਚਿ ਰੋਗ ਪੰਜੇ ਦੂਤ ਕੁਸੂਤੁ ਕਰੰਦੇ॥

Gaj Mrig Meen Patang Al Eikat Eikat Rog Pachange,
Manas Dehi Panch Rog Panche Doot Kasoot Karande.

Bhai Gurdaas Jee says that:  Elephant, Deer, Fish, Moth and Black bee, all have one disease each, due to which they fall prey :

An Elephant is attracted towards a female elephant (ie. Kaam Ras). Its poachers use this shortcoming by luring the giant animal towards a paper made female elephant to trap it.

A Deer is attracted towards music (ie. Kan Ras). Its poachers use a special drum and when they play it, the deer is lost in the music, thus falling prey and losing its life.

A Fish is attracted towards meat (ie. Zubaan Ras). Fishermen hang a small piece of meat at the end of their hook. The fish comes to eat the same and hence finds itself trapped.

A Moth is attracted towards light/flame (ie. Netra Ras). It is charmed by any light source and surrenders to it, even if it means its ultimate demise.

A Black Bee (Bhawra) is attracted towards fragrance (ie. Sugandh Ras). It sits on a rose and is lost in its fragrance. It doesn't even notice that at sunset, the rose closes and it is trapped in the flower.

But what about a human, who has all these five ailments/diseases, and these make him disturbed/unsettled. A human is driven by Kaam Ras, Kan Ras, Zubaan Ras, Netra Ras and Sugandh Ras.

Bhai Gurdaas Jee further calls Aasa (hopes) and Mansa (desires) witches, which further aggravate these ailments/diseases. Manmukhs (who follow their hearts and live life in duality) are troubled by these, and those who come in Guru's Sangat and follow Shri Guru Granth Sahib's path are saved.

Bhulan Chukan Di Khima,

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

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