Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 12 Sabad 8 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧੨ ਸਬਦ ੮ | Sikh Philosophy Network
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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 12 Sabad 8 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧੨ ਸਬਦ ੮


ੴ / Ik▫oaʼnkār
Dec 21, 2010
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.

Eight stanzas hymn

ਸਤਿ ਸਤਿ ਸਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦਿ ਕਿਨੈ ਵਖਿਆਨੀ
Saṯ saṯ saṯ parabẖ su▫āmī. Gur parsāḏ kinai vakẖi▫ānī.
Ever, ever and ever creator is the lord. By creator’s grace only some have so described.

ਸਚੁ ਸਚੁ ਸਚੁ ਸਭੁ ਕੀਨਾ ਕੋਟਿ ਮਧੇ ਕਿਨੈ ਬਿਰਲੈ ਚੀਨਾ
Sacẖ sacẖ sacẖ sabẖ kīnā. Kot maḏẖe kinai birlai cẖīnā.
All that is created is all complete. Out of millions only some have so recognized.

ਭਲਾ ਭਲਾ ਭਲਾ ਤੇਰਾ ਰੂਪ ਅਤਿ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਅਪਾਰ ਅਨੂਪ
Bẖalā bẖalā bẖalā ṯerā rūp. Aṯ sunḏar apār anūp.
Loving and so loving is your persona. Extremely beautiful and without comparison.

ਨਿਰਮਲ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਸੁਨੀ ਸ੍ਰਵਨ ਬਖ੍ਯ੍ਯਾਣੀ
Nirmal nirmal nirmal ṯerī baṇī. Gẖat gẖat sunī sarvan bakẖ▫yāṇī.
Your utterance is pure, pure and so pure. Heard by all through the ears and as spoken.

ਪਵਿਤ੍ਰ ਪਵਿਤ੍ਰ ਪਵਿਤ੍ਰ ਪੁਨੀਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਮਨਿ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ੮॥੧੨॥
Paviṯar paviṯar paviṯar punīṯ. Nām japai Nānak man parīṯ. ||8||12||
Pure and pure and so sublimely pure. Nanak with love contemplates the understanding.
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, 8th and final sabad describe the expanse and benevolence of the creator while stating how scantily it is so understood. Creator is the lord, complete is the creation, lovingly sublime, beauty to behold and without comparison, the virtues so heard and spoken so pure.

Guru ji conclude for recognizing the purity sustained and the understanding to behold.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.

PS: With this Astpadi 12, we have completed 50% of Sukhmani Sahib discourse or review.

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The shabd under discussion in this article is composed by Guru Teg Bahadur ji and is contained on Page 633 of the SGGS. The complete shabd is as follows:

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