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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 13 Sabad 4 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧੩ ਸਬਦ ੪


ੴ / Ik▫oaʼnkār
Dec 21, 2010
Salok (Core theme of eight sabads/hymns in the Astpadi)

ਸੰਤ ਸਰਨਿ ਜੋ ਜਨੁ ਪਰੈ ਸੋ ਜਨੁ ਉਧਰਨਹਾਰ ਸੰਤ ਕੀ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਅਵਤਾਰ ੧॥
Sanṯ saran jo jan parai so jan uḏẖranhār. Sanṯ kī ninḏā nānkā bahur bahur avṯār. ||1||
Those who seek humble guidance from the pious, such are saved. Nanak, denigrating the pious encumbers one in repetitive births.

Eight stanzas hymn

ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਸਦਾ ਅਪਵਿਤੁ ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਿਸੈ ਕਾ ਨਹੀ ਮਿਤੁ
Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī saḏā apviṯ. Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī kisai kā nahī miṯ.
One hurtful of the pious always impure of thoughts. One hurtful of the pious is no one’s friend.

ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਉ ਡਾਨੁ ਲਾਗੈ ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਉ ਸਭ ਤਿਆਗੈ
Sanṯ ke ḏokẖī ka▫o dān lāgai. Sanṯ ke ḏokẖī ka▫o sabẖ ṯi▫āgai.
One hurtful of the pious receives punishment from the judge of deeds. One hurtful of the pious, all abandon.

ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਮਹਾ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀ ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਸਦਾ ਬਿਕਾਰੀ
Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī mahā ahaʼnkārī. Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī saḏā bikārī.
One hurtful of the pious, is greatly egotistic. One hurtful of the pious, always does bad deeds.

ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਜਨਮੈ ਮਰੈ ਸੰਤ ਕੀ ਦੂਖਨਾ ਸੁਖ ਤੇ ਟਰੈ
Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī janmai marai. Sanṯ kī ḏūkẖnā sukẖ ṯe tarai.
One hurtful of the pious, perpetually is born and dies. One speaking ill of the pious, is devoid of comfort.

ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਉ ਨਾਹੀ ਠਾਉ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੰਤ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਾ ਲਏ ਮਿਲਾਇ ੪॥
Sanṯ ke ḏokẖī ka▫o nāhī ṯẖā▫o. Nānak sanṯ bẖāvai ṯā la▫e milā▫e. ||4||
One hurtful of the pious, has no support. Nanak, pious likes, such can still be reconciled.
ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji describe the importance of company of the pious and the futility of denigrating the pious. Salvation comes in the company and restless transformations follow ill will towards the pious.

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 13, 4th sabad describe the lack of virtues shown by hurtful of the pious. Such driven by impure thoughts and lack friends, pays for bad deeds and is abandoned by all, driven by ego pursues bad deeds, finds no comfort and is in perpetual birth and death cycle.

Guru ji conclude that even though one hurtful of the pious has no place, if the virtuous pious so wish, such may still find reconciliation.

NOTE: There is marvelous use of metaphors in this sabad to address and convey the audience of the Guru ji's times. It is a dis-service to turn these around as though Guru ji imply belief in any subject(s) of metaphors.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.



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