ੴ / Ik▫oaŉkār
- Dec 21, 2010
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
Ikoaŉkār saṯgur parsāḏ.
With blessing of one eternal creator esteemed teacher.
ਆਦਿ ਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥
Āḏ gure namah. Jugāḏ gure namah.
Respects to the greatest creator originator of all. Respects to the creator of many millennia.
ਸਤਿਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰਦੇਵਏ ਨਮਹ ॥੧॥
Saṯgure namah. Sarī gurḏeve namah. ||1||
Respects to the eternal truth creator. Respects to the respectful divine creator.
Parabẖ kai simran riḏẖ siḏẖ nao niḏẖ. Parabẖ kai simran giān ḏẖiān ṯaṯ buḏẖ.
In creator’s understanding, all treasures reside. In creator’s understanding, one realizes the ultimate fundamental wisdom.
Parabẖ kai simran jap ṯap pūjā.
In creator’s understanding, all study and physical efforts are supplanted. In creator’s understanding, one loses the need to search else.
Parabẖ kai simran ṯirath isnānī. Parabẖ kai simran ḏargėh mānī.
In creator’s understanding, one supplants holy bathtaking. In creator’s understanding, one finds ultimate acceptance in creation.
Parabẖ kai simran hoe so bẖalā. Parabẖ kai simran sufal falā.
In creator’s understanding, all that happens is seen as for good. In creator’s understanding, the life blossoms like fruit
Se simrahi jin āp simrāe. Nānak ṯā kai lāgao pāe. ||3||
Only those seek understanding who are intuitively so guided by the creator. Guru Nanak respectfully touches the feet of such.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.ESSENCE: Guru ji in the salok first offer respects to the creator as originator, time immemorial, truth and divine.
In this Third Shabad of First Astpadi, Guru ji describe that in lie understanding of the creator the identification of treasures, the identification of fundamental knowledge, understanding displaces other means like physical exercises and ritualistic practices like holy baths. Only such understanding is declared of value as this provides recognition of good and also provides feedback on one’s progress to full fruition. Guru ji highly covet the seekers of understanding and do say it comes through a cajoling by the creator.
Sat Sri Akal.
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