DEKH KE ANDITH KITA by Mankamal Singh UK
Remember those who overlooked the shortcomings of others
In the formal Ardaas, we acknowledge that human shortcoming of focusing on the faults in others and ask for the ability to look beyond them. Whilst it is normal human behavior to see the fault in others, the Ardaas guides us, so that through the grace of our Guru we can transcend this human condition and be granted the divine inspiration to look beyond the flaws of others.
If it were easy, we would not have to pray daily in the Ardaas for the strength and ability to do so. It is extremely difficult. Nevertheless, it must be very important because we remember those who achieve this in the same breath as our remembrance of the Punj Piare, Chaar Sahibzaade and the 40 Muktay.
EXTRACT FROM THE FORMAL SIKH ARDAAS
Panja Piyariya, Chauhaa Sahibzadiya, Chaliya Mukhtiya, Huthiya, Jupiya, Tupiya, Jina Nam Jupiya, Vand Shakiya, Deg Chalaaee, Teg Vaahee, Dekh Ke Andhith Keetaa, Tinhaa Piariyaa, Sachiaariyaa Dee Kamaaee, Da Dhiyaan Dhar Ke Bolo Ji Waheguroo
Think of the deeds of the Five Beloved Ones, of the four sons (of Guru Gobind Singh); of the Forty Martyrs; of the brave Sikhs of indomitable determination; of the devotees steeped in the colour of the Name; of those who were absorbed in the Name; of those who remembered the Name and shared their food in companionship; of those who started free kitchens; of those who wielded their swords (for preserving truth); of those who overlooked others shortcomings; All the aforesaid were pure and truly devoted ones; Utter Wahe Guru!