ੴ / Ik▫oaŉkār
- Dec 21, 2010
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
Ik▫oaŉkār saṯgur parsāḏ.
With blessing of one eternal creator esteemed teacher.
ਆਦਿ ਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥
Āḏ gur▫e namah. Jugāḏ gur▫e namah.
Respects to the greatest creator originator of all. Respects to the creator of many millennia.
ਸਤਿਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰਦੇਵਏ ਨਮਹ ॥੧॥
Saṯgur▫e namah. Sarī gurḏev▫e namah. ||1||
Respects to the eternal truth creator. Respects to the respectful divine creator.
Parabẖ kā simran sabẖ ṯe ūcẖā. Parabẖ kai simran uḏẖre mūcẖā.
The pursuit of creator’s understanding, is the highest of all pursuits. In creator’s understanding, salvation is found from failings.
Parabẖ kai simran ṯarisnā bujẖai. Parabẖ kai simran sabẖ kicẖẖ sujẖai.
In creator’s understanding, worldly selfish pursuits are quenched. In creator’s understanding, all becomes clearer.
Parabẖ kai simran nāhī jam ṯarāsā. Parabẖ kai simran pūran āsā.
In creator’s understanding, the fears of death personas. In creator’s understanding, the hopes are recognized.
Parabẖ kai simran man kī mal jā▫e. Amriṯ nām riḏ māhi samā▫e.
In creator’s understanding, the mind is cleaned of dirt. The heart gets drenched with the pure understanding of the creator.
Parabẖ jī basėh sāḏẖ kī rasnā. Nānak jan kā ḏāsan ḏasnā. ||4||
The creator is recognized in every utterance of the tongue of the pious. Guru Nanak is at service to such pious followers of the creator.
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 Fourth Shabad of First Astpadi, Guru ji describe that pursuit of creator’s understanding is noblest of all endeavors. It quenches, it unravels, it de-demonizes, it provides fulfillment, it cleanses and creates a pure heart. Guru ji treats the pious with utmost cordiality and respect for such pursuits.
Sat Sri Akal.
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