Here is another discovery of Master jee. Presented below is this discovery in question-answer format, for the sake of easy understanding:
1) Does Salok have any set number of pauris?
Yes. No matter how many Pankitis are there in a Salok, it has only one Pauri i.e. the total count of stanzas is always one. A Salok does not have number of stanzas but just one stanza and that is the Salok itself. If there is a Rahao Pankiti in a Salok or a Shabad, it is not counted in the count of total stanzas.
2) How many Saloks are associated with the 12th Pauri of Siri Asa kee Vaar?
There are 4 Saloks associated with this Pauri.
3) Then why does it say at the end of the last Salok that the total of Saloks is 5?
Because the 1st Salok contains two Stanzas.
4) But you responded in the first question saying that there can be only one stanza in a Salok. Then how can the 1st Salok have two Stanzas?
I am not sure. Please explain.
Here is the explanation:
In actuality, this Salok is not one Salok but two separate Saloks. In old Saroops, there is a "Mahalla 1" as follows:
ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮ:1 ॥
ਦੁਖੁ ਦਾਰੂ ਸੁਖੁ ਰੋਗੁ ਭਇਆ ਜਾ ਸੁਖੁ ਤਾਮਿ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥
ਤੂੰ ਕਰਤਾ ਕਰਣਾ ਮੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਜਾ ਹਉ ਕਰੀ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥1॥
ਮ:1॥ ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਵਸਿਆ ॥ ਤੇਰਾ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਲਖਿਆ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਜਾਤਿ ਮਹਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਮਹਿ ਜਾਤਾ ਅਕਲ ਕਲਾ ਭਰਪੂਰਿ
ਰਹਿਆ ॥ ਤੂੰ ਸਚਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਸੁਆਲ੍ਉਿ ਜਿਨਿ ਕੀਤੀ ਸੋ ਪਾਰਿ ਪਇਆ ॥
ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਰਤੇ ਕੀਆ ਬਾਤਾ ਜੋ ਕਿਛੁ ਕਰਣਾ ਸੁ ਕਰਿ ਰਹਿਆ ॥2॥
Now it makes perfect sense to have the count of total Saloks as 5 in the end.
I hope the SGPC will wake up from its slumber and pay attention to the obvious mistakes in printed Saroops today. A panel of Gursikh scholars should compare the printed Saroops with old Shudh Saroops and correct the obvious mistakes. This is not the first time an audit of printed Saroops has been done. It has been done in the past and many mistakes have been corrected. It needs to do another audit and use the work of Bhai Joginder Singh jee Talwara to correct the typos in printed Saroops.