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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 12 Sabad 1 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧੨ ਸਬਦ ੧

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

ਸੁਖੀ ਬਸੈ ਮਸਕੀਨੀਆ ਆਪੁ ਨਿਵਾਰਿ ਤਲੇ ਬਡੇ ਬਡੇ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਗਰਬਿ ਗਲੇ ੧॥
Sukẖī basai maskīnī▫ā āp nivār ṯale. Bade bade ahaʼnkārī▫ā Nānak garab gale. ||1||
The mild mannered live in comfort acting selfless and low. Nanak many bigger than big ego centric, rot in egotism.

ਅਸਟਪਦੀ
Asatpaḏī.
Eight stanzas hymn

ਜਿਸ ਕੈ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਰਾਜ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ਸੋ ਨਰਕਪਾਤੀ ਹੋਵਤ ਸੁਆਨੁ
Jis kai anṯar rāj abẖimān. So narakpāṯī hovaṯ su▫ān.
One who has the pride of ruling inside. Such hell bound is like a dog.

ਜੋ ਜਾਨੈ ਮੈ ਜੋਬਨਵੰਤੁ ਸੋ ਹੋਵਤ ਬਿਸਟਾ ਕਾ ਜੰਤੁ
Jo jānai mai jobanvanṯ. So hovaṯ bistā kā janṯ.
One who believes in much self beauty. Such is like a worm in manure.

ਆਪਸ ਕਉ ਕਰਮਵੰਤੁ ਕਹਾਵੈ ਜਨਮਿ ਮਰੈ ਬਹੁ ਜੋਨਿ ਭ੍ਰਮਾਵੈ
Āpas ka▫o karamvanṯ kahāvai. Janam marai baho jon bẖarmāvai.
Thinking of self to be called a do gooder. Such is caught in great circle of life and death.

ਧਨ ਭੂਮਿ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਕਰੈ ਗੁਮਾਨੁ ਸੋ ਮੂਰਖੁ ਅੰਧਾ ਅਗਿਆਨੁ
Ḏẖan bẖūm kā jo karai gumān. So mūrakẖ anḏẖā agi▫ān.
One who finds pride in wealth and land. Such fool is blind and ignorant.

ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਜਿਸ ਕੈ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਗਰੀਬੀ ਬਸਾਵੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਈਹਾ ਮੁਕਤੁ ਆਗੈ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਵੈ ੧॥
Kar kirpā jis kai hirḏai garībī basāvai. Nānak īhā mukaṯ āgai sukẖ pāvai. ||1||
One so blessed with enshrined humility. Nanak such is liberated here finds comfort hereafter.
ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji state that mild mannered humble and selfless live in comfort while the ego centric have a life rotten by ego.

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 12, 1st sabad decry beliefs of power, beauty, being called do-gooder, pride of wealth and land. All these are of little consequence and are negative metaphorically like a hell bound dog, worm in manure and endless lives-deaths.


Guru ji conclude that ones so graced with humility find liberation for all times.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.
 

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