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  1. Harry Haller

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    From Ang 958, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji:

    ਸਲੋਕ ਮਃ ੫ ॥
    Salok mėhlā 5.
    Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

    ਹਰਿ ਇਕਸੈ ਨਾਲਿ ਮੈ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਹਰਿ ਇਕਸੈ ਨਾਲਿ ਮੈ ਰੰਗੁ ॥
    Har iksai nāl mai ḏosṯī har iksai nāl mai rang.
    My friendship is with everyone; I am in love with everyone
    ਹਰਿ ਇਕੋ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਜਣੋ ਹਰਿ ਇਕਸੈ ਨਾਲਿ ਮੈ ਸੰਗੁ ॥
    Har iko merā sajṇo har iksai nāl mai sang.
    everyone is my friend; my companionship is with everyone

    ਹਰਿ ਇਕਸੈ ਨਾਲਿ ਮੈ ਗੋਸਟੇ ਮੁਹੁ ਮੈਲਾ ਕਰੈ ਨ ਭੰਗੁ ॥
    Har iksai nāl mai goste muhu mailā karai na bẖang.
    My conversation is with Creation; it never frowns, or turns its face away.

    ਜਾਣੈ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜੀਅ ਕੀ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਮੋੜੈ ਰੰਗੁ ॥
    Jāṇai birthā jī▫a kī kaḏe na moṛai rang.
    It alone knows the state of my soul; It never ignores my love.

    ਹਰਿ ਇਕੋ ਮੇਰਾ ਮਸਲਤੀ ਭੰਨਣ ਘੜਨ ਸਮਰਥੁ ॥
    Har iko merā maslaṯī bẖannaṇ gẖaṛan samrath.
    Creation is my only counselor, all-powerful to destroy and create.

    ਹਰਿ ਇਕੋ ਮੇਰਾ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਸਿਰਿ ਦਾਤਿਆ ਜਗ ਹਥੁ ॥
    Har iko merā ḏāṯār hai sir ḏāṯi▫ā jag hath.
    Creation is my only Giver. It places its hand upon the heads of the generous in the world.

    ਹਰਿ ਇਕਸੈ ਦੀ ਮੈ ਟੇਕ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਸਿਰਿ ਸਭਨਾ ਸਮਰਥੁ ॥
    Har iksai ḏī mai tek hai jo sir sabẖnā samrath.
    I take the Support of Creation; It is all-powerful, over the heads of all.

    ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਸੰਤੁ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ਮਸਤਕਿ ਧਰਿ ਕੈ ਹਥੁ ॥
    Saṯgur sanṯ milā▫i▫ā masṯak ḏẖar kai hath.
    The Saint, the True Guru, has united me with Creation. He placed His hand on my forehead.

    ਵਡਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਤਾਰਿਆ ਸਗਲ ਜਗਤੁ ॥
    vadā sāhib gurū milā▫i▫ā jin ṯāri▫ā sagal jagaṯ.
    The Guru led me to meet Creation; He saved the whole world.

    ਮਨ ਕੀਆ ਇਛਾ ਪੂਰੀਆ ਪਾਇਆ ਧੁਰਿ ਸੰਜੋਗ ॥
    Man kī▫ā icẖẖā pūrī▫ā pā▫i▫ā ḏẖur sanjog.
    The desires of the mind are fulfilled; I have realised my pre-destined connection with Creator.

    ਨਾਨਕ ਪਾਇਆ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਦ ਹੀ ਭੋਗੇ ਭੋਗ ॥੧॥
    Nānak pā▫i▫ā sacẖ nām saḏ hī bẖoge bẖog. ||1||
    Nanak has obtained the True Name; He enjoys the enjoyments forever. ||1||
     
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    What does Har(i) mean...? Is that what the word means or is that the interpretation you're assigning it?
     
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    well, I am no expert on these things, and that is not me being twee, and I am sure har(I) probably means something else in this context, but the word Har as far as I can remember means 'all' or 'every'
     
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    I always thought it meant 'Diamond' meaning the spectacular Most High (as Brother Onam Ji would say).

    I'm uncomfortable interpreting the shabad above as being in reference to 'everything' because to me the shabad is describing a personal experience as opposed to a communal one. To me, the shabad is guiding us inward. On a personal level it's comforting to me when it's about the relationship between me and the Diamond rather than me and others (and if I'm misinterpreting the shabad then it's due to my own wishes at the expense of reality).

    On a Gurbani level I'm reminded of shabads which talk about knowing one self, knowing the Creator within, not searching in any places other than within ourselves to connect with It.

    By extension the It within us is the It within everything, which kinda makes us both right.
     

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