Adi Guru – Guru Nanak Dev ji

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Guru Nanak Dev ji nourishes our soul the way the sun nourishes the trees, plants and all the greenery in the painting. He brings peace to our hearts and gives us wholesome rest in this tiresome world.

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Artist's Notes

“My salutations to the Adi Guru, to the Guru of all ages, to the True Guru, to the Guru Lord and Master.”

– Guru Arjun Dev ji (Guru Granth Sahib, 262)

My newest painting depicting Adi Guru – Guru Nanak Dev ji – is a reminder that through the Guru’s teachings we can illuminate the darkness in the mind. In this painting, Guru Nanak Dev ji carries and radiates Akal Purakh’s light, the way the sun radiates light and warmth on us all, and when we bathe in Guru Sahib’s warmth, we become warm ourselves.

Adi Guru - Guru Nanak Dev ji Face Eyes Nose Beard Bright Yellow Sun Close-up Portrait Painting Meditation Dhyan Sikh Art Punjab Painting by Bhagat Singh Bedi, artist punjab
Adi Guru

Adi Guru – Guru Nanak Dev ji is a mirror to my painting of Dashmesh Pita – Guru Gobind Singh ji. Guru Nanak Dev ji is portrayed with a Sun behind him whereas Guru Gobind Singh ji is portrayed with a Moon. Guru Nanak Dev ji tells us that both the Sun and Moon are made from the same Consciousness as we are, and that through the Guru’s teachings, this can be realized intimately.

ਰਵਿ ਸਸਿ ਦੇਖਉ ਦੀਪਕ ਉਜਿਆਲਾ ॥ ਸਰਬ ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮੁ ਬਾਲਾ ॥੪॥
In the Ravi, Sun, and in the Shashi, Moon, I see my Beloved’s light, totally all-pervading, totally one with everything.

ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇਆ ॥ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਏਕੁ ਬੁਝਾਇਆ ॥੫॥
By his grace, my mind has become immersed in him. My true guru has given me this understanding of my Beloved. (Guru Granth Sahib, 223)

Adi Guru - Guru Nanak Dev ji Fluffy Clouds Turban Sky Close-up Portrait Painting Meditation Dhyan Sikh Art Punjab Painting by Bhagat Singh Bedi
Flowing Clouds

The first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev ji was born in Punjab, in what is now known as Nankana Sahib, situated in modern day Pakistan. From a young age, he meditated a lot and in adulthood he set out to fulfill his purpose on Earth. Already trained as a trader, he travelled and traded, all the while spreading the message of Karta Purukh. He preached that to obtain the Creator one must learn to see the Creator inside oneself through devotional meditation.

Being a poet, a meditator and a teacher, Guru Nanak Dev ji described the process of meditation using rich metaphors and vibrant imagery.

In Pauri 38 of Jap ji Sahib, he writes –

ਜਤੁ ਪਾਹਾਰਾ ਧੀਰਜੁ ਸੁਨਿਆਰੁ ॥
Your ability to withdraw your Five Senses from the world is your Workshop. Your Patience makes you a Goldsmith.

ਅਹਰਣਿ ਮਤਿ ਵੇਦੁ ਹਥੀਆਰੁ ॥
Your Intelligence is your Anvil. Following the Vedas, Sacred Spiritual Texts, is your Hammer.

ਭਉ ਖਲਾ ਅਗਨਿ ਤਪ ਤਾਉ ॥
Blow through the Pipe the Fear of God, and increase the heat of the Body.

ਭਾਂਡਾ ਭਾਉ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਤਿਤੁ ਢਾਲਿ ॥ ਘੜੀਐ ਸਬਦੁ ਸਚੀ ਟਕਸਾਲ ॥
In your container of Love, pour in the molten gold that is Amrit, Timeless Quality of Consciousness, and mint the Gold coins of your Guru’s teachings.

ਜਿਨ ਕਉ ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰਮੁ ਤਿਨ ਕਾਰ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਦਰੀ ਨਦਰਿ ਨਿਹਾਲ ॥੩੮॥
Those who are looked upon kindly by their Guru, they find out how to do this method. And when they apply the method, they are liberated. (38)

Meditation is a process of withdrawing the senses from worldly distractions, and going inwardly with utmost patience and equanimity. In this timeless state of consciousness, you impress upon the intelligence of the mind, the teachings of the Guru and the Vedas, Spiritual Texts, to create something valuable, that is the minting of Gold Coins. The ‘Fear of God’ means to pay attention intensely and be awake and aware, this naturally increases bodily heat as many people who meditate sometimes notice.

Guru Sahib is describing a more advanced meditation practice however the whole process becomes easier when it is performed with love and devotion.

Adi Guru - Guru Nanak Dev ji Trees Forest Sun Close-up Portrait Painting Meditation Dhyan Sikh Art Punjab Painting by Bhagat Singh Bedi
Shimmering Forest

In this way, Guru Nanak Dev ji looks inwardly and sees the light of God inside, and he radiates this light into our lives through his teachings. He nourishes our soul the way the sun nourishes the trees, plants and all the greenery in the painting. He brings peace to our hearts and gives us wholesome rest in this tiresome world.

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4 reviews for Adi Guru – Guru Nanak Dev ji

  1. Gurcharn Dang

    Some in our community say that we should not depict the image of our Gurus, but many like me need a catalyst to help us get in the mood of understanding the true meaning and feeling the peace, tranquility depth of inner self that Guru Nanak Devji brought to our lives. Bhagatji has captured that medium thru the expression of Wahe guru that just helps me as an individual focused on the materialism and rigors of life

    Adi Guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji, Portrait Painting, Meditation, Dhyan, Sikh Art Punjab Painting Bhagat Singh Bedi, Sikhi Art, Collection of Gurcharn Dang

  2. Gopi C (verified owner)

    So in love with these absolutely gorgeous and flawless new additions to our home. ?? Artist @bhagatbedi
    I’m not one to usually rant on social media, but this is a topic very close to my heart so here it comes!

    When you look at these pieces, remember all love, respect and time that has gone into making them the beauties they are.

    Speaking as an amateur artist of many years, I have always been haggled and bartered with, but if a person really values what you produce they will respect every minute you’ve put into it. It’s not hours and days, it’s months, and in some cases almost years. Always purchase prints or originals from the artist directly and ensure as much of their hard work is credited directly to them. Copies, fakes and frauds are so easy to come by, but if that artist had never put brush to canvas, you would never have access to that piece at all.

    Thank you @bhagatbedi for creating these masterpieces

    Guru Nanak Dev ji - Guru Gobind Singh - Bhagat Singh - Sikhi Art - Sikh Paintings of Gurus - Collection of Gopi C

  3. S. Nijjar (verified owner)

    Sat sri akal ji
    We loved them

    Guru Nanak Dev ji - First Guru of the Sikhs - Portrait by Bhagat Singh - Sikhi Art - Steve Nijjar Collection 2

  4. Amiroop Singh (verified owner)

    Love your work , truly talented , and would encourage you to keep doing something new and keep expanding your collection.

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