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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 11 Sabad 3 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧੧ ਸਬਦ ੩

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ਸਲੋਕੁ
Salok.
Salok (Core theme of eight sabads/hymns in the Astpadi)
ਕਰਣ ਕਾਰਣ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਏਕੁ ਹੈ ਦੂਸਰ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੋਇ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਸੁ ਬਲਿਹਾਰਣੈ ਜਲਿ ਥਲਿ ਮਹੀਅਲਿ ਸੋਇ ੧॥
Karaṇ kāraṇ parabẖ ek hai ḏūsar nāhī ko▫e.Nānak ṯis balihārṇai jal thal mahī▫al so▫e. ||1||
Creator of creation and doer is one and there is no second. Nanak so such be exalted for which there is water, land and all above it.

ਅਸਟਪਦੀ
Asatpaḏī.
Eight stanzas hymn

ਕਹੁ ਮਾਨੁਖ ਤੇ ਕਿਆ ਹੋਇ ਆਵੈ ਜੋ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋਈ ਕਰਾਵੈ
Kaho mānukẖ ṯe ki▫ā ho▫e āvai.Jo ṯis bẖāvai so▫ī karāvai.
Say what can a human do by self. What such likes such gets done.

ਇਸ ਕੈ ਹਾਥਿ ਹੋਇ ਤਾ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਲੇਇ ਜੋ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋਈ ਕਰੇਇ
Is kai hāth ho▫e ṯā sabẖ kicẖẖ le▫e.Jo ṯis bẖāvai so▫ī kare▫i.
If one had control one would grab all. What creator likes so gets done.

ਅਨਜਾਨਤ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਮਹਿ ਰਚੈ ਜੇ ਜਾਨਤ ਆਪਨ ਆਪ ਬਚੈ
Anjānaṯ bikẖi▫ā mėh racẖai.Je jānaṯ āpan āp bacẖai.
Unknowingly one entangles in worldly possessions. If one knows should save self from self.

ਭਰਮੇ ਭੂਲਾ ਦਹ ਦਿਸਿ ਧਾਵੈ ਨਿਮਖ ਮਾਹਿ ਚਾਰਿ ਕੁੰਟ ਫਿਰਿ ਆਵੈ
Bẖarme bẖūlā ḏah ḏis ḏẖāvai.Nimakẖ māhi cẖār kunt fir āvai.
Misguided and lost runs in ten different directions. In a blink traverses four corners.

ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਜਿਸੁ ਅਪਨੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਦੇਇ ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਜਨ ਨਾਮਿ ਮਿਲੇਇ ੩॥
Kar kirpā jis apnī bẖagaṯ ḏe▫e.Nānak ṯe jan nām mile▫e. ||3||
Such as are blessed to receive piety. Nanak, such people stay linked with the creator’s understanding.

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 11, 3rd sabad contrast human versus creator power and actions. What is a human capable of as creator gets done what wants; one may grab all and be engrossed in worldly possessions but should instead save self from self actions; while one lost by self the creator traverses ends of four directions.

Guru ji conclude such so blessed with creator’s piety so find the understanding.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.
 

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