Genie Singh Posted September 5, 2011 Report Share Posted September 5, 2011 (edited) Hi, I would like to ask the inner meaning of this part of the dasam granth of the trickery of women in order to win so such a khalsa-raj of establishing raj-yog can be done. Could someone explain the arth of it below? Yusuf and Zulaikha A miniature Mughal painting depicting the tale of Yusuf and Zulaikha Yusuf and Zulaikha is the Quranic verse of Yusuf (Joseph) and Zulaikha (the person known in the Bible as Potiphar's wife and whose name is not given there). It has been told and retold countless times in many languages spoken by Muslims, especially Persian. Its most famous version was written in Persian by Jami (1414-1492), in his Haft Awrang ("Seven Thrones"). Other writers to have retold the story include: Mahmud Gami (Kashmiri). It is a standard tale used in Punjabi Qisse. Also there exists a long poem on the subject, titled as Yusuf and Zalikha, which used to be attributed to Ferdowsi, the great Persian poet of the tenth and eleventh century, however, the scholars have rejected this book based on its low quality and the time line of Ferdowsi's life. 'Yusuf and Zalikha: The Biblical Legend of Joseph and Potiphar's Wife in the Persian Version Ascribed to Abul-Mansur Qasim, Called Firdausi, ca. 932-1021 A.D.,' Edited by Hermann Ethé, Philo Press, Amsterdam, 1970 (http://ref.kodoom.com/en/Yusuf_and_Zulaikha) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_view_of_Joseph http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusuf_and_Zulaikha PICTURE OF KAMINI CONSORT OF GOD OF LOVE HINDU GODDESS (397) Chritar Two Hundred and one Tale of Yousaf Zulaikhan Dohira In the city of Room, a Shah had a daughter named Zulaikhan. She was the embodiment of Kamini, the consort of the god of Love.(1) Her youth depicted through all her body appendage. The Sun was her lover during the day but, at night, her paramour took over.(2) Sheshnaag, the multifaceted one, praised her; although, thousands exalted her in their poetry, But the beauty of Zulaikhan could not be narrated.(3) Chaupaee The king of the country of Missar (Egypt) had a son whose name was Yousaf Khan. Any damsel who saw him, would go to the extent of tearing her apparel (enraged by his love).(4) Dohira The splendour in his body was created by the Creator Himself. All the prophets and incarnates would lose their consciousness on seeing him.(5) His brothers were jealous and, some how, they wanted to take Yousaf’s life. ‘Why were they not endowed such handsomeness?’ With an intention of destroying him,(6) They took him on a hunting spree and killed many deer. When he felt very thirsty, the brothers came across a well,(7) ‘We all will go there, relish water and ease off our tiredness.’ Yousaf had no clue of their strategy and just followed them.(8) When they reached the well, the brothers picked him up and threw him in the well. When they returned, they announced that a lion had taken away Yousaf to eat.(9) All got tired of searching for him and went away to feel relieved. Then, a trader came and he rook Yousaf out. (10) He took him with him and brought him to sell him in the city of the king. (398) As he was asking a very high price, no householder was prepared to buy him.(11) Dohira When Zulaikhan, sitting in the window, saw Yousaf, She gave a lot of money and commodities and bought him.(12) Chaupaee She gave untold amount and purchased Yousaf, She served him myriad of foods and when he was grown up, she said,(14) ‘Now we both will make love as no other person is watching. ‘No body can spread rumour as no body can see us revelling.(15) Dohira ‘I am youthful, so are you and we both are extremely mature. ‘Therefore, relinquishing all the qualms, you frolic with me.’(16) Chaupaee (He reacted,) ‘What you say that no body is watching, is the blind people’s talk. ‘There are seven witnesses, which are always with us and they will expose it to our Lord of Righteousness.(17) Arril ‘When we both go into the court of the Lord of Righteousness, how would we show our faces? ‘Have you ever thought over this aspect; I wouldn’t like to be thrown in the hell.(18) ‘Due to this anomaly god Salagram was turned into a stone and Rawana was stuck with ten heads. ‘For this very reason god Indra was assigned one thousand female genitalia. ‘In view of these the Cupid was deprived of the organs. ‘Due to these the Moon was disfigured, ‘For that very reason gods Sunbh, Asunbh and Asurrind were referred to the Devil. ‘That is why Dharam Raj was named as the son of the maid of Bidar.(20) ‘Listen, you the pretty one, I do not want this to happen to you, ‘Even if Shiva and Sankiad and millions others, all together ask me, I will not revel.’ Saying as such he pulled a scarf and covered her head (in respect).(21) (399) Dohira She took scarf into her hand but Yousaf ran away. She could not make love and kept standing there in shame.(22) Arril What happened afterwards, could not be related, As the secret of the elders must be kept in the heart, Yousaf had come of age, the woman grew old, But her yearning for love did not subside.(23) One day Yousaf returned after killing a deer, and with an excuse she touched him. But for himself, his crown, the falcon, the horse and the clothes, all were burnt (through the fire of her passion). ‘When everything kindled, why not Yousafhimself?’ (asked the King). (Minister,) ‘Yousaf was surprised to observe the lady’s desire supremely outgrown. ‘All the materials were burnt when touched by Zulaikhan as the one, whom she had brought up like a friend and a son, she wanted to have affair with.’ Dohira The one who is chased by a woman, it is difficult for him to escape, As she (a woman) can win through trickery, may be one is Shiva or Indra.(26) 201st Parable of Auspicious Chritars Conversation of the Raja and the Minister, Completed with Benediction. (201)(3787) To be continued. http://www.scribd.com/doc/13262747/English-Translation-of-Chritropakhyaan-From-Dasam-Granth-Vol1 Edited September 5, 2011 by JatherdarSahib 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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