Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 10 Sabad 3 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧0 ਸਬਦ ੩ | Sikh Philosophy Network
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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 10 Sabad 3 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧0 ਸਬਦ ੩

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ਸਲੋਕੁ
Salok.
Salok (Core theme of eight sabads/hymns in the Astpadi)

ਉਸਤਤਿ ਕਰਹਿ ਅਨੇਕ ਜਨ ਅੰਤੁ ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਚਨਾ ਪ੍ਰਭਿ ਰਚੀ ਬਹੁ ਬਿਧਿ ਅਨਿਕ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਰ ੧॥
Usṯaṯ karahi anek jan anṯ na pārāvār. Nānak racẖnā parabẖ racẖī baho biḏẖ anik parkār. ||1||
Many people praise thee but there are no limits to such. Nanak, the creator architected this universe with many methods of different types.

ਅਸਟਪਦੀ
Asatpaḏī.
Eight stanzas hymn

ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਸਿਧ ਜਤੀ ਜੋਗੀ ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਰਾਜੇ ਰਸ ਭੋਗੀ
Ka▫ī kot siḏẖ jaṯī jogī. Ka▫ī kot rāje ras bẖogī.
Many millions are learned and practice lust control. Many millions enjoy pleasures of kings.

ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਪੰਖੀ ਸਰਪ ਉਪਾਏ ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਪਾਥਰ ਬਿਰਖ ਨਿਪਜਾਏ
Ka▫ī kot pankẖī sarap upā▫e. Ka▫ī kot pāthar birakẖ nipjā▫e.
Many million birds and serpents have been created. Many million stones and trees established.

ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਪਵਣ ਪਾਣੀ ਬੈਸੰਤਰ ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਦੇਸ ਭੂ ਮੰਡਲ
Ka▫ī kot pavaṇ pāṇī baisanṯar. Ka▫ī kot ḏes bẖū mandal.
Many million winds and fires. Many million countries and circles of worlds.

ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਸਸੀਅਰ ਸੂਰ ਨਖ੍ਯ੍ਯਤ੍ਰ ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਦੇਵ ਦਾਨਵ ਇੰਦ੍ਰ ਸਿਰਿ ਛਤ੍ਰ
Ka▫ī kot sasī▫ar sūr nakẖ▫yaṯar. Ka▫ī kot ḏev ḏānav inḏar sir cẖẖaṯar.
Many million moon, sun and stars. Many million demons and deities with regal canopies.

ਸਗਲ ਸਮਗ੍ਰੀ ਅਪਨੈ ਸੂਤਿ ਧਾਰੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਸੁ ਜਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਤਿਸੁ ਨਿਸਤਾਰੈ ੩॥
Sagal samagrī apnai sūṯ ḏẖārai. Nānak jis jis bẖāvai ṯis ṯis nisṯārai. ||3||
All is strung in own one thread. Nanak one so loved is salvaged.
ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji state that many try to describe the creator but such is limitless. The creator creates with a variety of methods and of different types.

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 10, 3rd sabad describe manifestation of creator’s creation. Many millions learned, celibates and hermits; as many birds and stones, as many wind and fires, as many countries and worlds, as many moons suns and stars, as many demons and deities.


Guru ji conclude all creation as though strung on a string and so salvaged as loved by creator.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.

SPECIAL NOTE: In this sabad the reference to “many millions” of deities and demons as a matter of practicality destroys the Hinduism focus on a handful of their deities and demons as well as the use of such to control the masses. Guru ji essentially say that put all this aside, there is one creation and all recognizing love of creator are salvaged.
 

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SPECIAL NOTE: In this sabad the reference to “many millions” of deities and demons as a matter of practicality destroys the Hinduism focus on a handful of their deities and demons as well as the use of such to control the masses. Guru ji essentially say that put all this aside, there is one creation and all recognizing love of creator are salvaged.
I wonder if the reference or meaning to Indra and his deities is to functions of the limitless Creation which are assigned these deities in Hinduism

So basically Waheguru Ji is responsible for everything that happens in nature...or is that too simplistic????
 

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I wonder if the reference or meaning to Indra and his deities is to functions of the limitless Creation which are assigned these deities in Hinduism

So basically Waheguru Ji is responsible for everything that happens in nature...or is that too simplistic????
Seeker9 ji SGGS has a very fundamental precept which is beyond confusion. This is the concept of "One Creator".

All the rest of references are to show to people as to what they think one of (say Vishnu) there are many millions of, and so on. Essentially pointing out nothing unique or singular in such deities or demons. Making such precepts meaningless in the politest of ways, Guru ji's ways.

Why did Guru ji even mention any deity, God and Goddesses names in the first place. Very simple. They were addressing Hindus of the day, say 99.9% of the time. If they did not address, these would have been questions unanswered and exploited by the Brahmanic soul rulers to create confusion and bring the deserters of Hinduism, Sikhs back into the Hinduism fold. It goes without saying that even with the clarity with which SGGS addresses such, there are plenty of even Sikhs confused and falling for the Hinduism thoughts, Hindu/Sikh amalgamations or persona, and so forth. However Sikhism is not a dictatorship to pass judgement on such people. However if they try to misdirect SGGS we need to be vigilant and stand up.

Sat Sri Akal.
 

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